Senior Post Doctoral Researcher
Environmental Research Institute
MaREI Centre
Environmental Research Institute
University College Cork

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Barry O’Dwyer is a senior postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) at University College Cork and the Lead Researcher in the area of climate change and adaptation.  Barry is currently principal researcher on a number of national projects (EPA-Funded) – ‘A Climate Information Platform for Ireland’ and ‘UrbADAPT’.  This research focuses on supporting decision-making for climate adaptation in Ireland and involves the development of supports at local and sectoral levels to facilitate decision-making for adaptation to the ongoing and anticipated impacts of climate change. Understanding user needs and translating available scientific information to satisfy these requirements forms a key part of Barry’s research. In addition, Barry is involved in a number of European projects (H2020 and ESA funded) which aim to support the efforts of the EU to protect aquatic biodiversity and also to support the employment of Earth Observation data in planning for ongoing and future climate changes.

Research Interests

My research interests revolve around environmental/climatic change and responses to these. 

Currently, my research involves the development of a Climate Information Platform for Ireland, a one-stop comprehensive web-based resource of climatic information and data for Ireland, that aims to facilitate sectoral/spatial planners in developing adaptation strategies to meet the challenges and opportunities of climatic change.  My past research involved the use of sediment-based archives to examine of anthropogenic forcing (acidification, eutrophication and climatic change) on freshwater ecosystems in Ireland . 

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2013)'Enabling climate adaptation in Ireland – Ireland’s Climate Information Platform'
O’Dwyer, B., Gray, S., Gault, J. & N. Dwyer (2013) 'Enabling climate adaptation in Ireland – Ireland’s Climate Information Platform' In: E. Gleeson, R. McGrath & M. Treanor (eds). Ireland’s climate: the road ahead. Dublin: Met Eireann. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2016)'The response of North Atlantic diadromous fish to multiple stressors including land use change: a multidecadal study'
de Eyto, E., Dalton, C., Dillane, M., Jennings, E., McGinnity, P., O'Dwyer, B., Poole, R., Rogan, G., Taylor, D. (2016) 'The response of North Atlantic diadromous fish to multiple stressors including land use change: a multidecadal study'. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, [Details]
(2013)'A palaeolimnological investigation into nutrient impact and recovery in an agricultural catchment'
O'Dwyer, B,Crockford, L,Jordan, P,Hislop, L,Taylor, D (2013) 'A palaeolimnological investigation into nutrient impact and recovery in an agricultural catchment'. Journal of Environmental Management, 124 :147-155 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Anthropocene environmental change in an internationally important oligotrophic catchment on the Atlantic seaboard of western Europe'
Dalton, C and O’Dwyer, B and Taylor, D and de Eyto, E and Jennings, E and Chen, G and Poole, R and Dillane, M and McGinnity, P (2014) 'Anthropocene environmental change in an internationally important oligotrophic catchment on the Atlantic seaboard of western Europe'. Anthropocene, [Details]
(2012)'Middle to late Holocene environmental changes in western Ireland inferred from fluctuations in preservation of biological variables in lake sediment'
Murnaghan, S,Taylor, D,Jennings, E,Dalton, C,Olaya-Bosch, K,O'Dwyer, B (2012) 'Middle to late Holocene environmental changes in western Ireland inferred from fluctuations in preservation of biological variables in lake sediment'. Journal of Paleolimnology, 48 :433-448 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Variations in levels of deposition of atmosphere-borne industrial pollutants at three oligotrophic lakes in Ireland over the last 50-150 years: sediment-based archives of sources, levels and ecological sensitivity'
O'Dwyer, B; Taylor D (2010) 'Variations in levels of deposition of atmosphere-borne industrial pollutants at three oligotrophic lakes in Ireland over the last 50-150 years: sediment-based archives of sources, levels and ecological sensitivity'. Journal of Paleolimnology, 44 :123-142 [Details]
(2009)'Lake sedimentary evidence of atmospheric contamination by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Ireland'
O'Dwyer, B; Taylor, D (2009) 'Lake sedimentary evidence of atmospheric contamination by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Ireland'. Chemosphere, 77 :1374-1380 [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2012)Informing and Enabling a Climate Resilient Ireland
O'Dwyer (2012) Building a National Climate Information System Informing and Enabling a Climate Resilient Ireland [Details]
(2007)Environ
O'Dwyer, B (2007) Documenting variations in environmental quality indicators over the last ca. 150 years in Ireland: a multi-proxy approach Environ [Details]
(2009)11th International Paleolimnology Symposium
Dalton, C; O'Dwyer, B; de Eyto, E; Allot, N;Bosch, K; Jennings, E; Taylor, D (2009) Reconstruction of the recent past in a west of Ireland catchment 11th International Paleolimnology Symposium [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2010)Past, current and future Interactions between pressures, chemicaL status and bioLogical qUality eleMents for lakes IN contrAsting catchmenTs in IrEland (ILLUMINATE). EPA/ERTDI Project # 2005-W-MS-40 Final Report.
Dalton, C; Jennings, E; Taylor, D; O'Dwyer, B; Murnaghan, S; Bosch, K; de Eyto, E; Sparber, K (2010) Past, current and future Interactions between pressures, chemicaL status and bioLogical qUality eleMents for lakes IN contrAsting catchmenTs in IrEland (ILLUMINATE). EPA/ERTDI Project # 2005-W-MS-40 Final Report. EPA, Wexford. [Details]

Magazine article

YearPublication
(2009)Workshop outlines ILLUMINATE project results.
O'Dwyer, B (2009) Workshop outlines ILLUMINATE project results. Magazine article [Details]

Unpublished work

YearPublication
(2006)An examination of variations in the environmental avilability of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Ireland, both spatially and temporally over the last c.a. 150 years: adopting a palaeolimnological approach. EPA SSS Report (Ref:2007-SS-60).
O'Dwyer, B (2006) An examination of variations in the environmental avilability of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Ireland, both spatially and temporally over the last c.a. 150 years: adopting a palaeolimnological approach. EPA SSS Report (Ref:2007-SS-60). Unpublished work [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2011Group Facilitation Methods ICA:UK

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of Environmental Management Referee-