Research Profile

Paul Holloway

Biography

I am a lecturer at UCC in Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Ecology. My research and teaching interests include the application and development of GIS, spatial analysis and modelling and geocomputation to address a suite of geographical, environmental, and ecological issues. I am PI and/or Co-PI on various projects, including a Teagasc Walsh Fellowship Grant exploring geoprivacy for agri-environmental big data and an Environmental Protection Agency funded project investigating the impact of climate change on Irish phenology using citizen science and acoustic recorders. I am also a Co-I on two EU funded INTEREG projects, ECHOES (https://echoesproj.eu/) and COAST (https://coast.interreg-npa.eu/).   

I previously held a post-doc in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York, where I was working on an Innovate UK / BBSRC funded project "Crowd-sourced prediction of plant pest and disease occurrence using Mobile Apps". I completed my doctorate in the Department of Geography and the Environment at the University of Texas at Austin, where my primary research addressed the long-standing issue of how to incorporate movement at different spatial and temporal scales into species distribution models. I was also the research assistant on a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project investigating the effects of spatial structure, sampling, and scale on simulated data. My research is widely published, and has been recognised with national awards. I have also lectured on a variety of topics across different institutions. 

I welcome applications from prospective graduate students interested in undertaking research in Geographic Information Systems, GeoComputation, Movement Analysis, and Species Distribution Modelling. 

I am currently advertising two funded PhD positions: https://paulholloway.weebly.com/positions.html 

Research Interests

I am currently pursuing several fields of research under the remit of geographic information science and systems and biogeography:

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Analysis of Movement Data: I am currently researching new GIScience techniques to improve habitat selection and use, including generating agent-based models of animal movement to improve distribution predictions and investigating how the scale and semantic conceptuaalisation of wmoving objects for use in a GIS affects object-movement inferences, having published such works in The Professional Geographer and the International Journal of Geographical Information Science.


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Spatial Ecology: I am currently researching new methods of incorporating biotic interactions in species distributions and phenology. I am a co-PI on the EPA funded project PhenoClimate exploring biotic interactions among species phenology across Ireland, in collaboration with UCC, UCD and Technical University Dublin. I'm also part of a team that has received 
€2.6 million in funding from the Ireland-Wales Co-Operation Programme to explore the effects of climate change on bird populations in collaboration with Geo Smart Decisions, Aberystwyth University, MaREI, Compass Geoinformatics and the BTO. I am also undertaking applied research, having recently published an article on the drivers underlying woody vegetation patterns in Botswana, biodiversity patterns in coastal ecosystems and the incorporation of host-parasite interactions to improve projections of ticks in Ireland.

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Machine Learning: I am also using machine learning on geospatial datasets to improve understanding and prediction of geographical phenomena. I have published in Ecological Indicators on aphid phenology using this methodology, as well as funding from Teagasc to explore machine learning techniques on crop-yield and nutrient data, supporting a PhD student. In the EPA project we are also exploring the development of deep-learning techniques to automatically classify the acoustic signatures of bird and insect species to identify changes in the timings of phenological events.


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Geographic Pedagogy: Following the completion of the PGCE and HDip in Teaching and Learning, I have been researching new methods of incorporating digital technology in (and beyond) the classroom. I recently led an article exploring this, that is currently being published in the Journal of Geography in Higher Education, with the project being awarded the President's award for excellence in teaching. 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Indicators of soil health.Teagasc01-MAY-2230-APR-26€96,000.00
HEACOVID1901-APR-2130-JUN-21€4,558.00
Cullen Scholarship: The status of sensitive fish species within Irish waters and their vulnerability in relation to fishing and discarding practices.Marine Institute (MI)01-JUL-2230-JUN-26€110,000.00
Modelling the entwinned dynamics of social and physical distancingHealth Research Board14-DEC-2013-DEC-22€111,039.53
Land use and sustainabiltiy - exploring the potential of alternative proteins.Teagasc01-MAR-2028-FEB-25€96,000.00
No Title.Enterprise Irl28-JUL-2131-DEC-22€13,524.00
NatureWatch: Exploring the Benefits of Nature to Wellbeing using Technology.Science Foundation Ireland01-JAN-2131-DEC-21€40,030.00
ECHOES: Effects of Climate Change on Bird Habitat around the Irish SeaINTERREG10-DEC-1931-DEC-23€2,687,581.00
COAST: Sustainable Resilient CoastsINTERREG01-APR-2031-MAR-22€999,014.46
PhenoClimate: Impact of Climate Change on Phenology of Ireland.Environmental Protection Agency01-MAR-1928-FEB-21€226,028.00
Digital Shift: Deploying and Evaluating Smartphone Apps for Research Methodology Training in GeographyOther: Not Listed01-JUN-1831-MAY-19€1,062.72
Agri-Enviromental Big Data Analytics Via WebGIG: Geospatial Data Obfuscation and Modelling of Crop Growth and Productivity.Teagasc01-OCT-1830-SEP-22€92,000.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2023)Understanding GIS through Sustainable Development Goals: Case Studies using QGIS.
Holloway, P. (2023) Understanding GIS through Sustainable Development Goals: Case Studies using QGIS. FL, USA: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2022)'City Living: Nest-Site Selection Preferences in Urban Herring Gulls, Larus argentatus'
Dalla Pria, C., Cawkwell, F., Newton, S., and Holloway, P. (2022) 'City Living: Nest-Site Selection Preferences in Urban Herring Gulls, Larus argentatus'. Geographies, 2 (2):161-172 [DOI] [Details]
(2022)'A comparison of obfuscation methods used for privacy protection: Exploring the challenges of polygon data in agricultural research'
Nowbakht, P., O'Sullivan, L., Cawkwell, F., Wall, D.P., & Holloway, P (2022) 'A comparison of obfuscation methods used for privacy protection: Exploring the challenges of polygon data in agricultural research'. Transactions In Gis, [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'The Importance of Connected and Interspersed Urban Green and Blue Space for Biodiversity: A Case Study in Cork City, Ireland'
Lambert, L., Cawkwell, F., & Holloway, P. (2021) 'The Importance of Connected and Interspersed Urban Green and Blue Space for Biodiversity: A Case Study in Cork City, Ireland'. Geographies, 1 :217-237 [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'Applications of Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Technology to Support Integrated Coastal Zone Management and the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the Coast'
Kandrot, S., Hayes, S., & Holloway, P. (2021) 'Applications of Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Technology to Support Integrated Coastal Zone Management and the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the Coast'. Estuaries and Coasts, [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'High resolution global spatiotemporal assessment of rooftop solar photovoltaics potential for renewable electricity generation'
Joshi, S., Mittal, S., Holloway, P., Shukla, P.R., O’Gallachoir, B., & Glynn, J. (2021) 'High resolution global spatiotemporal assessment of rooftop solar photovoltaics potential for renewable electricity generation'. Nature Communications, 12 [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'Mapping Community Perceptions in Ports through Public Participatory Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS): A Case Study in Cork Harbour, Ireland'
Levi, S.F., Ray, K., and Holloway, P. (2021) 'Mapping Community Perceptions in Ports through Public Participatory Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS): A Case Study in Cork Harbour, Ireland'. Irish Geography, [Details]
(2021)'Modelling the distribution of the Red Macroalgae Asparagopsis to Support Sustainable Aquaculture Development'
O'Mahony, J., de la Torre Cerro, R., & Holloway, P (2021) 'Modelling the distribution of the Red Macroalgae Asparagopsis to Support Sustainable Aquaculture Development'. AgriEngineering, 3 :251-264 [DOI] [Details]
(2021)'A review of the methods for studying biotic interactions in phenological analyses'
de la Torre Cerro, R and Holloway, P (2021) 'A review of the methods for studying biotic interactions in phenological analyses'. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 12 (2):227-244   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2021)'Active learning using a smartphone app: analysing land use patterns in Cork City, Ireland'
Holloway P.;Kenna T.;Linehan D.;O’Connor R.;Bradley H.;O’Mahony B.;Pinkham R. (2021) 'Active learning using a smartphone app: analysing land use patterns in Cork City, Ireland'. Journal of Geography In Higher Education, 45 (1):47-62 [DOI] [Details]
(2020)'Incorporating host-parasite biotic factors in species distribution models: Modelling the distribution of the Castor Bean tick, Ixodes ricinus'
McDonough, S and Holloway, P (2020) 'Incorporating host-parasite biotic factors in species distribution models: Modelling the distribution of the Castor Bean tick, Ixodes ricinus'. Irish Geography, 53 (2):105-125   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2020)'Assessing the impact of physical and anthropogenic environmental factors in determining the habitat suitability of seagrass ecosystems'
Hastings R.;Cummins V.;Holloway P. (2020) 'Assessing the impact of physical and anthropogenic environmental factors in determining the habitat suitability of seagrass ecosystems'. Sustainability, 12 (20):1-17 [DOI] [Details]
(2020)'Can rock-rubble groynes support similar intertidal ecological communities to natural rocky shores?'
Holloway P.;Field R. (2020) 'Can rock-rubble groynes support similar intertidal ecological communities to natural rocky shores?'. Land, 9 (5) [DOI] [Details]
(2020)'Aggregating the conceptualisation of movement data better captures real world and simulated animal-environment relationships'
Holloway, P (2020) 'Aggregating the conceptualisation of movement data better captures real world and simulated animal-environment relationships'. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 34 (8):1585-1606 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2019)'An assessment of multiple drivers determining woody species composition and structure: A case study from the Kalahari, Botswana'
Meyer T.;Holloway P.;Christiansen T.;Miller J.;D'Odorico P.;Okin G. (2019) 'An assessment of multiple drivers determining woody species composition and structure: A case study from the Kalahari, Botswana'. Land, 8 (8) [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Simulating movement-related resource dynamics to improve species distribution models: a case study with oilbirds in northern South America'
Holloway, P (2018) 'Simulating movement-related resource dynamics to improve species distribution models: a case study with oilbirds in northern South America'. Professional Geographer, 70 (4):528-540 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2018)'Dynamic selection of environmental variables to improve the prediction of aphid phenology: A machine learning approach'
Holloway, P., Kudenko, D., and Bell, J.R. (2018) 'Dynamic selection of environmental variables to improve the prediction of aphid phenology: A machine learning approach'. Ecological Indicators, 88 :512-521   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2017)'A quantitative synthesis of how movement has been incorporated within species distribution modelling'
Holloway, P., and Miller, J.A. (2017) 'A quantitative synthesis of how movement has been incorporated within species distribution modelling'. Ecological Modelling, 356 :91-103 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2016)'Incorporating movement in species distribution models: how do simulations of dispersal affect the accuracy and uncertainty of projections?'
Holloway, P, Miller, J.A. and Gillings, S (2016) 'Incorporating movement in species distribution models: how do simulations of dispersal affect the accuracy and uncertainty of projections?'. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 30 (10):2050-2074 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2015)'Exploring spatial scale, autocorrelation and nonstationarity of bird species richness patterns'
Holloway, Paul; Miller, Jennifer A. (2015) 'Exploring spatial scale, autocorrelation and nonstationarity of bird species richness patterns'. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 4 (2):783-798   [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]
(2015)'Incorporating movement in species distribution models'
Miller, J.A. and Holloway, P. (2015) 'Incorporating movement in species distribution models'. Progress in Physical Geography, 39 (6):837-849 [Details]
(2014)'Uncertainty analysis of step-selection functions: The effect of model parameters on inferences about the relationship between animal movement and the environment'
Holloway, Paul; Miller, Jennifer A. (2014) 'Uncertainty analysis of step-selection functions: The effect of model parameters on inferences about the relationship between animal movement and the environment'. Lecture Notes In Computer Science, 8728 :48-63 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2018)'Analysis and Modeling of Movement'
Holloway, P., and Miller, J.A. (2018) 'Analysis and Modeling of Movement' In: Huang, B., Cova, T.J., and Tsou, M.H (eds). Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems. Oxford, UK: Elsevier. [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Niche Theory and Models'
Miller, J.A., and Holloway, P. (2017) 'Niche Theory and Models' In: Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M.M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., and Marston, R.A (eds). The International Encyclopaedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. [Details]
(2013)'Chatham Island temperate forests'
Holloway (2013) 'Chatham Island temperate forests' In: Biomes and Ecosystems: An Encyclopaedia. NY, USA: Golson Books Ltd. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2021)GISRUK 2021
Nowbakht, P., O’Sullivan, L., Cawkwell, F., Wall, D.P., & Holloway, P. (2021) A comparison of obfuscation methods for privacy protection: A case study using agri-environmental data in the Republic of Ireland GISRUK 2021 [Details]
(2020)GISRUK 2020
Holloway, Paul (2020) Advancing beyond static representations of movement in spatial analysis GISRUK 2020 Birkbeck, London, , 21-JUL-20 - 23-JUL-20 [Details]
(2019)Learning Connections 2019: Spaces, People, Practice, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 5-6 December, pp. 155-160
Holloway, P., O’Connor, R., Linehan, D., & Kenna, T (2019) Digital (Urban) Geography: Student-Led Research Methodology Training using Smartphone Apps . In: Supple, Briony and Tom Delahunty eds. Learning Connections 2019: Spaces, People, Practice, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 5-6 December, pp. 155-160 , pp.155-160 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)GISRUK
Holloway, P. (2018) Spatial Simulation to Project Dynamic Movement of Species GISRUK Leicester, UK, , 17-APR-18 - 20-APR-18 [Details]
(2017)GeoComputation
Holloway, P. (2017) Individual-Based Modelling of Species’ Dynamic Resource Use GeoComputation Leeds, UK, , 04-SEP-17 - 07-SEP-17 [Details]
(2016)GISRUK
Holloway, P., Miller, J.A., and Gillings, S (2016) Uncertainty Analysis of the Dispersal Models used in Species Distribution Modelling GISRUK Greenwich, UK, , 30-MAR-16 - 01-APR-16 [Details]
(2015)GeoComputation
Holloway, P., Miller, J.A., and Gillings, S (2015) Simulating the effects of migration on the uncertainty of species’ range shifts GeoComputation Dallas, TX, , 20-MAY-15 - 23-MAY-15 [Details]
(2012)GIScience
Holloway, P., and Miller, J.A. (2012) A novel modelling technique to incorporate regular movement into species distribution models GIScience Columbus, OH, [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2022)PhenoClimate: Impact of Climate Change on Phenology in Ireland. Project report 2018-CCRP-MS.54.
Wingler, A., Cawkwell, F., Holloway, P., Misra, G., de la Torre Cerro, R., and Sweeney C. (2022) PhenoClimate: Impact of Climate Change on Phenology in Ireland. Project report 2018-CCRP-MS.54. Environmental Protection Agency, Dublin. [Details]
(2021)Drone Surveying for Seaweed Resource Assessment: A Practical Guide. Project Report COAST Sustainable Resilient Coasts.
Hayes, S., Giannoumis, J., & Holloway, P. (2021) Drone Surveying for Seaweed Resource Assessment: A Practical Guide. Project Report COAST Sustainable Resilient Coasts. Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, Ireland. [Details]
(2020)Applications of Drone Technology for Sustainable Development of the Coastal Zone: A Literature Review. Project Report COAST Sustainable Resilient Coasts.
Kandrot, S. & Holloway, P. (2020) Applications of Drone Technology for Sustainable Development of the Coastal Zone: A Literature Review. Project Report COAST Sustainable Resilient Coasts. Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, Ireland. [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2016Best Paper by an Early Career Researcher GIS Research in the UK (GISRUK)
20152nd Place, Best Conference Paper GeoComputation
20151st Place AAG GIS Specialty Group Honors Student Paper Competition Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers
20141st Place, John Odland Student Paper Award Spatial Analysis and Modelling Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2022)EUBCE 2022 30th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition,
Hand, A., Menon, A., Holloway, P., Marsh, E., O’Dwyer, B., McMahon, H., & Gaffey, J. (2022) Co-Design, Economic and Spatial Analysis of Green Biorefineries – An Irish Case Study. [Poster Presentation], EUBCE 2022 30th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition, Virtual . [Details]
(2021)Cork Healthy Cities, Greening Our City Webinar,
Lettice, E. & Holloway, P. (2021) Flora and Fauna in Cork City. [Invited Oral Presentation], Cork Healthy Cities, Greening Our City Webinar, Cork . [Details]
(2021)Integrated Assessment Modelling Consortium 14 (IAMC14),
Joshi, S., Zakeri, B., Mittal, S., Mastrucci, A., Holloway, P., Glynn, J., Krey, V., Shukla, P.R., O’Gallachoir, B. (2021) The role of Rooftop Solar PV in global energy transitions. [Oral Presentation], Integrated Assessment Modelling Consortium 14 (IAMC14), Virtual . [Details]
(2021)Royal Entomological Society - Machine Learning Applications for Aphids,
Holloway, P. (2021) The application of machine learning to improve the prediction of aphid phenology using dynamic environmental variables. [Invited Oral Presentation], Royal Entomological Society - Machine Learning Applications for Aphids, Virtual . [Details]
(2020)The Irish Organisation for Geographic Information, IRLOGI Webinar,
Holloway, P. (2020) Active Geospatial Learning Using a Smartphone App: Analysing Land Use Patterns in Cork City, Ireland. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], The Irish Organisation for Geographic Information, IRLOGI Webinar, Virtual . [Details]
(2020)Festival of Ecology, BES Annual Conference,
de la Torre Cerro, R., Holloway, P., and Gleeson, E. (2020) Quantifying phenological mismatches: Climate change drivers and their impacts on biotic interactions through different trophic levels. [Oral Presentation], Festival of Ecology, BES Annual Conference, Virtual . [Details]
(2019)University College Cork, Frontiers in Biology Seminar Series,
Holloway, P. (2019) Can species keep track of climate change? The need for improved dispersal modelling. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], University College Cork, Frontiers in Biology Seminar Series, Cork . [Details]
(2019)University of St Andrews, Bell Edwards Geographic Data Institute,
Holloway, P. (2019) From static to dynamic: Aggregating the conceptualisation of movement data better captures real world and simulated animal-environment relationships. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], University of St Andrews, Bell Edwards Geographic Data Institute, St Andrews . [Details]
(2019)University College Cork, Geography Research Seminar Series,
Holloway, P. (2019) Understanding and Predicting Species Distributions and Phenological Shifts: A GIScience approach. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], University College Cork, Geography Research Seminar Series, Cork . [Details]
(2016)University of York, Artificial Intelligence Group, Department of Computer Science,
Holloway, P. (2016) Machine Learning and GeoComputation in Ecological Modelling. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], University of York, Artificial Intelligence Group, Department of Computer Science, York . [Details]
(2014)University of Texas Department of Geography and the Environment, Austin, TX,
Holloway, P. (2014) The Safari of Death. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], University of Texas Department of Geography and the Environment, Austin, TX, Austin . [Details]
(2013)University of Texas Department of Geography and the Environment, Austin, TX,,
Holloway, P. (2013) Incorporating regular movement analysis to improve species distribution model predictions: A case study using the oilbirds of South America. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], University of Texas Department of Geography and the Environment, Austin, TX,, Austin . [Details]
(2020)Integrated Assessment Modelling Consortium,
Joshi, S., Mittal, S., Holloway, P., O’Gallachoir, B., Shukla, P.R., & Glynn, J. (2020) A hi-resolution assessment of global rooftop solar PV’s technical and economic potential using big data and machine learning. [Poster Presentation], Integrated Assessment Modelling Consortium, Virtual . [Details]
(2020)Environ 2020,
de la Torre Cerro, R., Holloway, P., and Gleeson, E. (2020) Quantifying phenological mismatches: Climate change drivers and their impacts on biotic interactions through different trophic levels. [Oral Presentation], Environ 2020, Dublin . [Details]
(2019)ESA Living Planet Symposium,
Scarrot, R.G., Cawkwell, F., Jessopp, M., O’Rourke, E., Cusack, C., & Holloway, P. (2019) Opportunities for multi-variate perspectives in characterising hyper-temporal ocean-surface heterogeneity. [Poster Presentation], ESA Living Planet Symposium, Milan, Italy . [Details]
(2019)Species on the Move,
Holloway, P. & Miller, J.A. (2019) The effects of dispersal on projections of species distributions: a simulation approach. [Poster Presentation], Species on the Move, Kruger National Park, South Africa . [Details]
(2018)GIS 2018 Conference IRLOGI,
Holloway, P. (2018) From Static to Dynamic: Spatiotemporal Analysis in GIScience. [Oral Presentation], GIS 2018 Conference IRLOGI, Dublin . [Details]
(2018)Irish Earth Observation Symposium,
Lambert, L., Cawkwell, F.C., Holloway, P. (2018) Urban Green & Blue Spaces in Cork City and their Contribution to Biodiversity. [Poster Presentation], Irish Earth Observation Symposium, Dublin . [Details]
(2018)International Statistical Ecology Conference,
Holloway, P. (2018) What is moving? How the semantic conceptualisation of movement data changes animal-environment inferences. [Peer Reviewed Abstract], International Statistical Ecology Conference, St Andrews, UK , 02-JUL-18 - 06-JUL-18. [Details]
(2017)Annual Meeting of the AAG,
Holloway, P. (2017) Incorporating movement-related resource dynamics in species distribution models. [Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of the AAG, Boston, MA , 05-APR-17 - 09-APR-17. [Details]
(2015)Annual Meeting of the AAG,
Holloway, P., and Miller, J.A. (2015) Modelling species range shifts in response to climate change: how does incorporating migration affect uncertainty in projections. [Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of the AAG, Chicago, IL , 21-APR-15 - 25-APR-15. [Details]
(2014)GIScience,
Holloway, P., and Miller, J.A. (2014) Uncertainty analysis of step-selection functions: The effect of model parameters on inferences about the relationship between animal movement and the environment. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], GIScience, Vienna, Austria . [Details]
(2014)Symposium on Animal Movement and the Environment,
Holloway, P., and Miller, J.A. (2014) User decisions in step-selection functions: How selection of model parameters influences the relationship between animal movement and the environment. [Oral Presentation], Symposium on Animal Movement and the Environment, Raleigh, NC , 05-MAY-14 - 08-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014)Annual Meeting of the AAG,
Holloway, P. (2014) Sensitivity analysis of step-selection function model parameters. [Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of the AAG, Tampa, FL , 08-APR-14 - 12-APR-14. [Details]
(2013)US-International Association of Landscape Ecology, Annual Symposium,
Holloway, P., and Miller, J.A. (2013) Incorporating Movement in a Dynamic Landscape in Species Distribution Modelling. [Oral Presentation], US-International Association of Landscape Ecology, Annual Symposium, Austin, TX , 14-APR-13 - 17-APR-13. [Details]
(2013)Annual Meeting of the AAG,
Holloway, P. (2013) How movement pattern analysis can improve species distribution models. [Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of the AAG, Los Angeles , 09-APR-13 - 13-APR-13. [Details]
(2012)Annual Meeting of the AAG,
Holloway, P., and Miller, J.A. (2012) Using simulated data to explore the effects of sampling strategy and density on species distribution models. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Annual Meeting of the AAG, New York, NY , 24-FEB-12 - 28-FEB-12. [Details]
(2011)Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Division of the AAG,
Holloway, P. (2011) Fire ecology: The forests of Texas. [Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Division of the AAG, Austin, TX , 10-NOV-11 - 12-NOV-11. [Details]

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

In a time where students are facing tougher job markets and uncertainty in their futures, and where the world is becoming a smaller place, it is my goal not only to keep geography relevant, but to make it advantageous. When students become open to geographical thought, issues, and inquiry, then the dissemination of geographical knowledge is the most powerful, their work within and beyond the classroom is amplified, and their potential to become highly recognised global citizens can be reached. My role as geography instructor revolves around three student-centred goals:  

  1. A dynamic learning environment
  2. A space where students feel safe to engage each other, the material, and me
  3. Time for students to critically read, reflect, and present their thoughts
I am primarily a lecturer in Geographic Information Systems. In these modules I teach a wide variety of theoretical and conceptual issues in GIS, and develop practical sessions in a range of GIS applications. I can also lecture in spatial ecology, having developed a module that discussed the theory of biogeography and landscape ecology, and implemented GIS to address ecological issues. I use a variety of software in my teaching, but primarily use ArcGIS and R in my practical sessions. 

Below is an outline of the modules I have taught, and those that I am teaching this year. *denotes Module Coordinator, ⁰denotes shared teaching   

University College Cork:
ER1006 - Applied Earth Systems⁰ 2019-2021
ER3052 - Earth Science Literature Review⁰ 2018-
ER4005 - Frontiers in Earth Science⁰ 2020-
GG1013 - Environmental Geography⁰ 2018-
GG1015 - Applied Geography⁰, 2017-2021
GG2022; GG2045; GG3054; GG3055 - Field Work⁰, 2018-
      - The Burren* 2018
      - Galway* 2019
      - Virtual* 2020, 2021
GG2037 - Introduction to Geoinformatics⁰, 2017-2019; 2021-
GG2038 - Geographical Research Methods⁰, 2017-
GG3006 - Research Methods and Dissertation*⁰ 2017-
GG3012 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems*, 2018-
GG3052 - Geography Literature Review⁰ 2017-
GG5800 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems⁰ 2017-2018
GG5802 - Spatial Analysis & GIS⁰ 2017-2018
GG5803 - GIS Software and Systems⁰ 2017-2018
GG6501 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems*, 2017-
GG6533 - Spatial Ecology and GIS*, 2020-
PX3001 - Professional Work Experience⁰, 2019-2021  

University of Texas at Austin:
 
GRG 310C - Spatial Data & Analysis*, Summer 2015.
GRG 335N - Landscape Ecology*, Spring 2015.
GRG 301C - The Natural Environment, Fall 2013 (teaching assistant)

Graduate Student Supervision  
University College Cork (n.b., UCC operates a model of co-supervision for all postgraduate research students):  
Ph.D. Geography Science
Talia Huffe: 2021-
Parvaneh Nowbakht: 2019-  

Ph.D Engineering

Siddharth Joshi: 2019-  

Ph.D. Zoology

Bríd O’Connor: 2022-
Daniel Moloney: 2021-  

Masters by Research Geography

Lucky Ikani: 2022-
Rubén de la Torre Cerro: 2019-2021 https://cora.ucc.ie/handle/10468/12028
Luke Lambert: 2018-2020 https://cora.ucc.ie/handle/10468/10889

Continuous Professional Development:

Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education                2018 - 2019
University College Cork, Ireland  

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
            2017 - 2018

University College Cork, Ireland
Digital Badge - Postgraduate Research Supervision                                          2018

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2020Luke Lambert University College CorkMaster of ResearchUrban green and blue space in Cork city and its importance to bird diversity
2021Ruben de la Torre Cerro University College CorkMaster of ResearchIncorporating biotic interactions in phenology

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Moloney Daniel James Doctoral Degree
Huffe Talia Roma Doctoral Degree
IKANI LUCKY SUNDAY Masters Degree by Research
Joshi Siddharth Doctoral Degree

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