Research Profile

Deborah Chapman

Biography

Debbie Chapman is currently Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Head of Discipline for Environmental Science and Director of the UN Environment GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre. She obtained her PhD in 1981 from Royal Holloway College, University of London in conjunction with the Freshwater Biological Association. She held several postdoctoral research position in the University of London, where she developed research programmes on the ecotoxicological effects of sewage sludge disposal to sea and the transfer of contaminants through the marine food chain. In 1986 she joined the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Monitoring and Assessment Research Centre (MARC) in London, participating in the international monitoring and assessment activities of UNEP and the World Health Organization (WHO), and assisting in global environmental assessment programmes. In 1988 she was promoted to Deputy Director of MARC and took responsibility for the developing country workshops and training programme, and global environment data review and compilation.In January 1990 she moved to Ireland as a freelance Environmental Consultant working mostly on international and developing country projects mainly for WHO and UNEP and assisting with the compilation of State of the Environment reports, such as UNEP’s Global Environmental Outlook 1997 and the Commission of the European Communities’ Europe's Environment 1993. Her other clients included the Stockholm Environment Institute and the World Bank. She was also invited to give seminars and advice on water quality monitoring in several developing countries. She was commissioned by WHO to edit and produce many books on water resources and environmental management, including the internationally successful Water Quality Assessments: A guide to the use of biota, sediments and water in environmental monitoring. She joined UCC in 1998 and in 2002 was appointed as a permanent Lecturer in Environmental Science, being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2008. She developed and directed two BSc Honours degree programmes, Environmental Science and Environmental Management, and supervises research on the science and functioning of aquatic systems as a foundation for successful management, and on aspects on water quality in relation to use and impacts from human activities. She is involved in international research and collaboration in Eastern Europe and is currently leading the Irish partnership in the UNEP Global Environment Monitoring System for water (GEMS/Water), and established the UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre at UCC which provides capacity development for water quality monitoring and assessment worldwide.  

Research Interests

Water quality monitoring and assessment: developments and current practice in design and implementation. Risks to human health from water resources affected by agricultural practices and wastewater discharges. Ecology and management of recreational and amenity lakes. The biology and ecology of coarse fish communities in lakes and their effects on water quality. Potential impacts of climate change and their implications for management and conservation of vulnerable wetlands, especially lagoons and saltmarshes. 
 

 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development04-JAN-1503-JAN-20€652,500.00
DANube macroregion: Capacity building and Excellence in River Systems (basin, delta and sea)European Framework Programme Seven (FP7)01-JUN-1431-MAY-15€64,574.00
Biological and physiochemical influences on the biolayer development in a domestic scale biosand fitration unit for potable water treatment.Irish Research Council01-OCT-1330-SEP-16€72,000.00
Pharmaceuticals in the environment - ramifications of an ageing population on the quality of groundwater resources.Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)01-OCT-1230-SEP-16€72,000.00
The purpose of the project is to address the following - In comparison to curent pactice, wil a multo-ion probe and meter have a useful role and application in environmental monitoring as a field and laboratory device?Enterprise Irl01-AUG-1030-NOV-10€6,500.00
Cork Lough Integrated Management StudyCork Corporation01-OCT-0728-FEB-09€27,300.00
IRCSET PG "The Role of Salinity in Structuring Intertidal Estuarine Ecosystems"Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)01-OCT-0730-SEP-11€72,009.00
IRCSET PG "Lagoon vegetation"Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)01-OCT-0730-SEP-11€72,009.00
[WHO - NITRATE & NITRITE]{Chapman,Dr.} VForeign Research Institute01-DEC-9930-JUN-00€17,475.00
NERC Quantities and fluxes of suspended particulates, plankton, detritus and resuspended sediments in the water column of two contrasting sites in the North Sea. NERC North Sea Special Topic Award01-OCT-8830-SEP-91
MAFF: Bioavailability of metals associated with sludge and sewage and their transfer from planktonic organisms into marine food chains01-MAR-8928-FEB-90
UK DoE: Accumulation by marine crustaceans of metals from sewage sludge particles01-OCT-8630-SEP-89

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(1987)Pesticides in the Aquatic Environment.
Chapman D.V.; (1987) Pesticides in the Aquatic Environment. : UNEP Monitoring and Assessment Research Centre. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2010)'Socio-economic development and the need for sustainable management and protection of water resources'
Chapman, DV; (2010) 'Socio-economic development and the need for sustainable management and protection of water resources' In: NEAR Curriculum in Natural Environmental Science Volume 2, Terre & Environnement Vol. 88. Geneva: Université de Genève. [Details]
(2010)'Conservation, restoration, and effects of climate change on wetlands'
Chapman, DV; (2010) 'Conservation, restoration, and effects of climate change on wetlands' In: NEAR Curriculum in Natural Environmental Science Volume 2, Terre & Environnement Vol. 88. Geneva: Université de Genève. [Details]
(2005)'Water Quality Monitoring'
Chapman, D.V., Meybeck, M. and Peters, N.E.; (2005) 'Water Quality Monitoring' In: Encyclopaedia of Hydrological Sciences. [Details]
(2005)'Water Quality'
Meybeck, M., Peters N.E. and Chapman, D.V.; (2005) 'Water Quality' In: Encyclopaedia of Hydrological Sciences. [Details]
(2005)'Effects of Human Activities on Water Quality'
Peters, N.E., Meybeck, M and Chapman, D.V. ; (2005) 'Effects of Human Activities on Water Quality' In: Encyclopaedia of Hydrological Sciences. ??: John Wiley & Sons. [Details]
(2000)'A review of impacts of forestry on groundwater and implications for forest management'
ALLEN, A.R. Chapman, D. V. 863-868; (2000) 'A review of impacts of forestry on groundwater and implications for forest management' In: Groundwater: Past Achievements and Future Challenges. Balkema, Rotterdam. [Details]
(1997)'Water-quality monitoring'
Chapman D.V.; (1997) 'Water-quality monitoring' In: Water Resources. Environmental Planning, Management, and Development. [Details]
(1997)'Eutrophication'
Chapman, D.V.; (1997) 'Eutrophication' In: The Global Environment. Science, Technology and Management. [Details]
(1996)'Biological monitoring'
Chapman D.V. and Jackson J.; (1996) 'Biological monitoring' In: Water Quality Monitoring. A practical guide to the design and implementation of freshwater quality studies and monitoring programmes. [Details]
(1996)'The selection of water quality variables'
Chapman D. and Kimstach V.; (1996) 'The selection of water quality variables' In: Water Quality Assessments: A guide to the use of biota, sediments and water in environmental monitoring. 2nd Edition. [Details]
(1996)'Rivers'
Meybeck M., Freidrich G., Thomas R and Chapman D.; (1996) 'Rivers' In: Water Quality Assessments: A guide to the use of biota, sediments and water in environmental monitoring. 2nd Edition. [Details]
(1996)'The use of biological material'
Freidrich G., Chapman D. and Beim A.; (1996) 'The use of biological material' In: Water Quality Assessments: A guide to the use of biota, sediments and water in environmental monitoring. 2nd Edition. [Details]
(1993)'Industry and Transport'
Chapman D.V.; (1993) 'Industry and Transport' In: UNEP Environmental Data Report 1993/94, Volume 4. [Details]
(1992)'The selection of water quality variables'
Chapman D.V. and Kimstach V.; (1992) 'The selection of water quality variables' In: Water Quality Assessments: A guide to the use of biota, sediments and water in environmental monitoring. [Details]
(1992)'The use of biological material'
Freidrich G., Chapman D. and Beim A. ; (1992) 'The use of biological material' In: Water Quality Assessments: A guide to the use of biota, sediments and water in environmental monitoring. London: Chapman & Hall. [Details]
(1992)'Rivers'
Meybeck M., Freidrich G., Thomas R and Chapman D. ; (1992) 'Rivers' In: Water Quality Assessments: A guide to the use of biota, sediments and water in environmental monitoring. London: Chapman & Hall. [Details]
(1990)'Freshwater'
Chapman D.V., Meybeck M., Belyaev A.V.; (1990) 'Freshwater' In: World Resources 1990-91. A Guide to the Global Environment. [Details]
(1989)'Nitrates in freshwater'
Chapman D.V.; (1989) 'Nitrates in freshwater' In: Global Freshwater Quality: A first assessment. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2010)NEAR curriculum in natural environmental science Volume 2, Terre & Environnement Volume 88
Dominik, J; Chapman, DV; Loizeau, JL; Stanica, A; Vignati, DAL (Ed.). (2010) NEAR curriculum in natural environmental science Volume 2, Terre & Environnement Volume 88 NEAR curriculum in natural environmental science Volume 2, Terre & Environnement Volume 88. Geneva: Université de Genève. [Details]
(2005)NEAR Curriculum in Natural Environmental Science, Terre & Environnement Volume 50
Dominik, J., Chapman, D., Loizeau, J-L (Ed.). (2005) NEAR Curriculum in Natural Environmental Science, Terre & Environnement Volume 50 NEAR Curriculum in Natural Environmental Science, Terre & Environnement Volume 50. Geneva: Université de Genève. [Details]
(1997)The Global Environment. Science, Technology and Management. Volumes 1 and 2
Brune D., Chapman D.V., Gwynne M.D. and Pacyna J.M (Ed.). (1997) The Global Environment. Science, Technology and Management. Volumes 1 and 2 The Global Environment. Science, Technology and Management. Volumes 1 and 2. Weinheim: VCH. [Details]
(1996)Water Quality Assessments: A guide to the use of biota, sediments and water in environmental monitoring. 2nd edition
Chapman D.V (Ed.). (1996) Water Quality Assessments: A guide to the use of biota, sediments and water in environmental monitoring. 2nd edition Water Quality Assessments: A guide to the use of biota, sediments and water in environmental monitoring. 2nd edition. London: Chapman & Hall. [Details]
(1992)Series editor for WHO Book series on water resource management titles
Chapman D (Ed.). (1992) Series editor for WHO Book series on water resource management titles Series editor for WHO Book series on water resource management titles. ??: Spon Press (Taylor and Francis). [Details]
(1992)Water Quality Assessments: A guide to the use of biota, sediments and water in environmental monitoring
Chapman D (Ed.). (1992) Water Quality Assessments: A guide to the use of biota, sediments and water in environmental monitoring Water Quality Assessments: A guide to the use of biota, sediments and water in environmental monitoring. London: Chapman & Hall. [Details]
(1989)Global Freshwater Quality: A first assessment
Meybeck M., Chapman D.V., Helmer R (Ed.). (1989) Global Freshwater Quality: A first assessment Global Freshwater Quality: A first assessment. Oxford: Blackwell Reference. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2016)'A thematic review of life cycle assessment (LCA) applied to pig production'
McAuliffe, G.A., Chapman, D.V., Sage, C.L. (2016) 'A thematic review of life cycle assessment (LCA) applied to pig production'. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 56 :12-22 [Details]
(2016)'Developments in water quality monitoring and management in large river catchments using the Danube River as an example'
Chapman, DV,Bradley, C,Gettel, GM,Hatvani, IG,Hein, T,Kovacs, J,Liska, I,Oliver, DM,Tanos, P,Trasy, B,Varbiro, G (2016) 'Developments in water quality monitoring and management in large river catchments using the Danube River as an example'. Environmental Science & Policy, 64 :141-154 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Bats probably entrapped by filamentous algae in ponds in Co. Cork'
Tobin, R., Sleeman, D.P., Chapman, D.V., Stanton, G (2015) 'Bats probably entrapped by filamentous algae in ponds in Co. Cork'. The Irish Naturalists' Journal, 34 (1):73-74 [Details]
(2014)'Differences in nitrogen-assimilating enzyme activity in halophyte species are habitat-related'
Cott, GM,Chapman, DV,Jansen, MAK (2014) 'Differences in nitrogen-assimilating enzyme activity in halophyte species are habitat-related'. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 177 :705-713 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Salt Marshes on Substrate Enriched in Organic Matter: The Case of Ombrogenic Atlantic Salt Marshes'
Cott, GM,Chapman, DV,Jansen, MAK (2013) 'Salt Marshes on Substrate Enriched in Organic Matter: The Case of Ombrogenic Atlantic Salt Marshes'. Estuaries and Coasts, 36 :595-609 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Waterlogging affects the distribution of the saltmarsh plant Atriplex portulacoides (L.) Aellen'
Cott, GM,Reidy, DT,Chapman, DV,Jansen, MAK (2013) 'Waterlogging affects the distribution of the saltmarsh plant Atriplex portulacoides (L.) Aellen'. Flora, 208 :336-342 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'A history of common carp Cyprinus carpio (L.) in Ireland: a review'
Brazier, B., CAffrey, J.M., Cross, T.F., Chapman, D.V. (2012) 'A history of common carp Cyprinus carpio (L.) in Ireland: a review'. Irish Fisheries Investigations, 25 :1-23   [Details]
(2011)'Microbiological assessment of private drinking water supplies in Co. Cork, Ireland'
Bacci, F;Chapman, DV (2011) 'Microbiological assessment of private drinking water supplies in Co. Cork, Ireland'. Journal of Water and Health, 9 :738-751 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Economics and Ecological Risk Assessment. Applications to Watershed Management. Edited by Randall J.F. Bruins and Matthew T. Heberling'
Chapman, D.V.; (2007) 'Economics and Ecological Risk Assessment. Applications to Watershed Management. Edited by Randall J.F. Bruins and Matthew T. Heberling'. The Geographical Journal, 173 (4):395-396 [Details]
(2007)'Corophium multisetosum and Allomelita pellucida, two little-known amphipod crustaceans from the River Lee in Co Cork'
Cott, G., Myers, A., Kelly, T. and Chapman, D.V.; (2007) 'Corophium multisetosum and Allomelita pellucida, two little-known amphipod crustaceans from the River Lee in Co Cork'. The Irish Naturalists' Journal, 28 (11):469-469 [Details]
(2001)'Impacts of afforestation on groundwater resources and quality'
Allen, A. and Chapman, D.; (2001) 'Impacts of afforestation on groundwater resources and quality'. Hydrology and Earth Systems Science, 9 (4):390-400 [Details]
(1999)'Impact of forestry plantations on groundwater resources in Ireland'
Allen, A.R. and Chapman, D.V.; (1999) 'Impact of forestry plantations on groundwater resources in Ireland'. Biology and The Environment, 99B (2):140-140 [Details]
(1999)'Global water quality monitoring: Who does it and why?'
Chapman, D.V.; (1999) 'Global water quality monitoring: Who does it and why?'. Biology and The Environment, 99B (2):161-161 [Details]
(1998)'Aggregation and resuspension of suspended particulate matter at a seasonally stratified site in the southern North Sea: physical and biological controls'
Jones, S.E., Jago, C.F., Bale, A.J., Chapman, D., Howland, R.J.M., Jackson, J.; (1998) 'Aggregation and resuspension of suspended particulate matter at a seasonally stratified site in the southern North Sea: physical and biological controls'. Continental Shelf Research, 18 :1283-1309 [Details]
(1988)'Interactions between marine crustaceans and digested sewage sludge'
Chapman D.V., White S.L., Rainbow P.S., Taylor M.; (1988) 'Interactions between marine crustaceans and digested sewage sludge'. Marine Pollution Bulletinetin, 19 (*):115-119 [Details]
(1986)'Methods of measuring the dispersion of a sewage sludge plume'
Byrne C.D., Chapman D.V., Law R.J., Thain J., Waldock M.J., West P.; (1986) 'Methods of measuring the dispersion of a sewage sludge plume'. Water Science and Technology, 18 (4-5):306-306 [Details]
(1986)'The location of metals in sewage sludge and their distribution after dumping at sea'
Chapman D.V.; (1986) 'The location of metals in sewage sludge and their distribution after dumping at sea'. The Science Total Environment, 48 (*):1-11 [Details]
(1985)'Seasonal and diel changes in ultrastructure in the dinoflagellate Ceratium hirundinella'
Chapman D.V., Dodge J.D., Heaney S.I.; (1985) 'Seasonal and diel changes in ultrastructure in the dinoflagellate Ceratium hirundinella'. Journal of Plankton Research, 7 (*):263-278 [Details]
(1985)'Human chorionic gonadotropin and human placental lactogen in extragonadal tumors. An immunoperoxidase study of ten non-germ cell neoplasms'
Heyderman E., Chapman D.V., Richardson T.C., Calvert I., Rosen S.; (1985) 'Human chorionic gonadotropin and human placental lactogen in extragonadal tumors. An immunoperoxidase study of ten non-germ cell neoplasms'. Cancer, 56 (*):2674-2682 [Details]
(1985)'Intercellular canaliculi in eccrine sweat glands: an immunoperoxidase study'
Graham R.M., McKee P.H., Chapman D.V., Richardson T.C., Stokoe M.R., Heyderman E.; (1985) 'Intercellular canaliculi in eccrine sweat glands: an immunoperoxidase study'. British Journal of Dermatology, 112 (*):397-403 [Details]
(1984)'Immunohistological comparison of new monoclonal antibody with polyclonal anti-EMA'
Heyderman E., Powell G., Chapman D.V. et al; (1984) 'Immunohistological comparison of new monoclonal antibody with polyclonal anti-EMA'. J. Pathol, 142 (2):A3-A4 [Details]
(1984)'Comparison of polyclonal and monoclonal anti-EMA antibodies'
Heyderman E., Powell G., Richardson T.C., Chapman D.V., Cordell J.L., Mason D.Y.; (1984) 'Comparison of polyclonal and monoclonal anti-EMA antibodies'. Br. J. Cancer, 49 (3) [Details]
(1984)'Epithelial markers in primary skin cancer: an immunoperoxidase study of the distribution of epithelial membrane antigen (EMA) and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in 65 primary skin carcinomas'
Heyderman E., Graham R.M., Chapman D.V., Richardson T.C., McKee P.H.; (1984) 'Epithelial markers in primary skin cancer: an immunoperoxidase study of the distribution of epithelial membrane antigen (EMA) and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in 65 primary skin carcinomas'. Histopathology, 8 (*):423-434 [Details]
(1983)'The role of the cyst stage in the seasonal growth of the dinoflagellate Ceratium hirundinella within a small productive lake'
Heaney S.I., Chapman D.V., Morison H.; (1983) 'The role of the cyst stage in the seasonal growth of the dinoflagellate Ceratium hirundinella within a small productive lake'. British Phycological Journal, 18 (1):47-59 [Details]
(1983)'Immunoperoxidase techniques: the deleterious effect of sodium azide on the activity of peroxidase conjugates'
Richardson T.C., Chapman D.V., Heyderman E.; (1983) 'Immunoperoxidase techniques: the deleterious effect of sodium azide on the activity of peroxidase conjugates'. Journal of Clinical Pathology, 38 (*):411-414 [Details]
(1983)'Immunoperoxidase localization of placental proteins in non-trophoblastic extra-gonadal tumors - correlation with serum levels'
Heyderman, E., Chapman, D.V., Richardson, T.C. et al. (1983) 'Immunoperoxidase localization of placental proteins in non-trophoblastic extra-gonadal tumors - correlation with serum levels'. Journal of Pathology, 140 (2):148-149 [Details]
(1982)'Biological markers in lung cancer: An immunocytochemical approach'
Heyderman E., Chapman D.V., Richardson T.C.; (1982) 'Biological markers in lung cancer: An immunocytochemical approach'. Cancer Detection and Prevention, 5 (*):427-449 [Details]
(1982)'Cyst formation in the freshwater dinoflagellate Ceratium hirundinella (Dinophyceae)'
Chapman D.V., Dodge J.D., Heaney S.I.; (1982) 'Cyst formation in the freshwater dinoflagellate Ceratium hirundinella (Dinophyceae)'. Journal of Phycology, 18 (*):121-129 [Details]
(1981)'The importance of the cyst stage in the seasonal growth of the dinoflagellate Ceratium hirundinella in a small productive lake'
Heaney S.I., Chapman D.V., Morison H.; (1981) 'The importance of the cyst stage in the seasonal growth of the dinoflagellate Ceratium hirundinella in a small productive lake'. British Phycological Journal, 16 (2):136-136 [Details]
(1981)'An electron microscope study of the excystment and early development of the dinoflagellate Ceratium hirundinella'
Chapman D.V., Livingstone D., Dodge J.D.; (1981) 'An electron microscope study of the excystment and early development of the dinoflagellate Ceratium hirundinella'. British Phycological Journal, 16 (2):183-194 [Details]
(1980)'Light and electron microscope observations on cysts and cyst formation in Ceratium hirundinella'
Chapman D.V., Dodge J.D., Heaney S.I.; (1980) 'Light and electron microscope observations on cysts and cyst formation in Ceratium hirundinella'. British Phycological Journal, 15 (2):193-193 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2011)'Saltmarshes on peat substrate on the southwest coast of Ireland: edaphic parameters and plant species distribution'
Cott, G., Reidy, D., Chapman D.V. and Jansen, M.A.K (2011) 'Saltmarshes on peat substrate on the southwest coast of Ireland: edaphic parameters and plant species distribution' Geo-Eco-Marina, 17 :41-49.   [Details]
(2011)'Differential decomposition patterns of marine and terrestrial biomass in a coastal lagoon'
Lettice, S., Jansen, M.A.K. and Chapman, D.V. (2011) 'Differential decomposition patterns of marine and terrestrial biomass in a coastal lagoon' Geo-Eco-Marina, 17 :51-58.   [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2011)Environ 2011 21st Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium
Lettice, S.L., Chapman, D.V., Jansen, M.A.K. (2011) Differential decomposition patterns of marine and terrestrial biomass in a coastal lagoon Environ 2011 21st Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium [Details]
(2011)Environ 2011, 21st Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium
Cott, G.M., Reidy, D.T., Chapman, D.V., Jansen, M.A.K. (2011) Saltmarshes on peat substrate on the southwest coast of Ireland: edaphic parameters and Halimione portulacoides distribution Environ 2011, 21st Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium University College Cork, , 06-APR-11 - 08-APR-11 [Details]
(2010)GeoEcoMar Symposium 2010: Rivers - Deltas - Seas
Lettice, S.L., Chapman, D.V., Jansen, M.J. (2010) Biological and environmental regimes in Irish coastal lagoons GeoEcoMar Symposium 2010: Rivers - Deltas - Seas Romanian Academy of Science, Bucharest, , 21-OCT-10 - 29-OCT-10 [Details]
(2010)GeoEcoMar Symposium 2010: Rivers - Deltas - Seas
Cott, G.M., Chapman, D.V., Jansen, M.J. (2010) Saltmarshes on peat substrates in Southwest Ireland: environmental parameters and plant adaptations GeoEcoMar Symposium 2010: Rivers - Deltas - Seas Romanian Academy of Science, Bucharest, , 21-OCT-10 - 22-OCT-10 [Details]
(2010)Environ 2010, 20th Irish Environmental Researchers¿ Colloquium
Lettice, S.L., Chapman, D.V., Jansen, M.J. ; (2010) Biological and environmental regimes in Irish coastal lagoons. A study of Cuskinny Nature Reserve, Cobh, Co. Cork Environ 2010, 20th Irish Environmental Researchers¿ Colloquium Limerick Institute of Technology, , 17-FEB-10 - 19-FEB-10 [Details]
(2010)Environ 2010, 20th Irish Environmental Researchers¿ Colloquium
Cott, G.M., Chapman, D.V., Jansen, M.J.; (2010) A comparison of different saltmarsh types in Ireland in relation to environmental parameters and plant adaptations Environ 2010, 20th Irish Environmental Researchers¿ Colloquium Limerick Institute of Technology, , 17-FEB-10 - 19-FEB-10 [Details]
(2009)Environ 09, 19th Irish Environmental Researchers¿ Colloquium
Cott, G.C., Chapman, D. and Jansen, M.J. ; (2009) Saltmarshes on peat substrate in southwest Ireland; environmental parameters and plant adaptations Environ 09, 19th Irish Environmental Researchers¿ Colloquium Waterford Institute of Technology, , 18-FEB-09 - 27-FEB-09 [Details]
(2009)Environ 09, 19th Irish Environmental Researchers¿ Colloquium
Lettice, S., Chapman, D. and Jansen, M.J.; (2009) The analysis of nutrient and salinity regimes in Irish coastal lagoons and their impact on the biological functioning of lagoonal systems Environ 09, 19th Irish Environmental Researchers¿ Colloquium Waterford Institute of Technology, , 18-FEB-09 - 20-FEB-09 [Details]
(2008)British Ecological Society Annual Meeting
Cott, G., Chapman, D. and Jansen, M.; (2008) An ecophysiological study of fringe saltmarshes on the southwest coast of Ireland British Ecological Society Annual Meeting Imperial College London, , 03-SEP-08 - 05-SEP-08 [Details]
(2001)Bridging Minds and Markets. Bridging Environmental Education and Employment in Europe. 6th International auDes Conference
Chapman, D.V.; (2001) Bridging the gap in Ireland: Experiences with mature students . In: * eds. Bridging Minds and Markets. Bridging Environmental Education and Employment in Europe. 6th International auDes Conference University of Venice, , 05-APR-01 - 07-APR-01 , pp.249-255 [Details]
(2000)A review of impacts of forestry on groundwater and implications for forest management
Allen, AR,Chapman, DV,Sililo, O (2000) GROUNDWATER: PAST ACHIEVEMENTS AND FUTURE CHALLENGES A review of impacts of forestry on groundwater and implications for forest management , pp.863-868 [Details]
(1999)Groundwater: Past Achievements and Future Challenges. XXX IAH Congress
Allen, A.R. and Chapman, D.V.; (1999) A review of the impacts of forestry on groundwater and implications for forest management . In: O Sililo, et al eds. Groundwater: Past Achievements and Future Challenges. XXX IAH Congress Cape Town, South Africa, , 30-DEC-99 - 30-DEC-99 , pp.863-868 [Details]
(1991)Chemistry and Developing Countries
Chapman. D.V.; (1991) Water quality assessment around the world: The role of chemistry with particular reference to Brazil and Malaysia . In: Coomber, D.I., Langer, S.S., Pratt, J.M eds. Chemistry and Developing Countries Imperial College, London, , 01-APR-91 - 04-APR-91 , pp.55-61 [Details]
(1986)Environmental Contamination. 2nd International Conference
Chapman D.V., Byrne C.D., Law R.J., Waldock M.J.; (1986) A comparison of methods for measuring the dispersion in the water column of sewage sludge dumped at sea . In: CEP Consultants Ltd, Edinburgh eds. Environmental Contamination. 2nd International Conference Amsterdam, , 23-SEP-86 - 25-SEP-86 , pp.131-133 [Details]
(1986)Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Tropical Urban Applications
Chapman D.V.; (1986) Source emission inventories - their construction and applications . In: Sani S., Badri M.A eds. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Tropical Urban Applications Universiti Kenangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, , 24-NOV-86 - 29-NOV-86 , pp.67-82 [Details]
(1986)Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Tropical Urban Applications
Chapman D. ; (1986) Environmental monitoring and assessment: international programmes . In: Sani S., Badri M.A eds. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Tropical Urban Applications Penerbit UK, , pp.40-66 [Details]
(1986)Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Tropical Urban Applications
Chapman D.V.; (1986) Monitoring Strategies . In: Sani S., Badri M.A eds. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Tropical Urban Applications Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, , 24-NOV-86 - 29-NOV-86 , pp.83-101 [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(2009)The Cork Lough Integrated Management Study. A report prepared for Cork City Council.
Murphy, G., Chapman, D., Kelly, T. and Whelan, P. ; (2009) The Cork Lough Integrated Management Study. A report prepared for Cork City Council. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1999)Impact of forestry plantations on groundwater resources in Ireland.
Allen, A. R., Chapman, D. V; (1999) Impact of forestry plantations on groundwater resources in Ireland. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1989)Low cost techniques for field measurements in rivers and lakes.
Tomlin, K. and Chapman D.V.; (1989) Low cost techniques for field measurements in rivers and lakes. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1989)Concepts and strategies for biological monitoring.
Chapman D.V.; (1989) Concepts and strategies for biological monitoring. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1992)Quantities and fluxes of suspended particulates, plankton, detritus and resuspended sediments in the water column of two contrasting sites in the North Sea.
Chapman D.V.; (1992) Quantities and fluxes of suspended particulates, plankton, detritus and resuspended sediments in the water column of two contrasting sites in the North Sea. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1990)Bioavailability of metals associated with sludge and sewage and their transfer from planktonic organisms into marine food chains.
Chapman D.V. and Jackson J.; (1990) Bioavailability of metals associated with sludge and sewage and their transfer from planktonic organisms into marine food chains. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1989)Accumulation by marine crustaceans of metals from sewage sludge particles.
Chapman D.V.; (1989) Accumulation by marine crustaceans of metals from sewage sludge particles. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(1981)An ultrastructural and ecological study of the dinoflagellate Ceratium hirundinella.
Chapman D.V.; (1981) An ultrastructural and ecological study of the dinoflagellate Ceratium hirundinella. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Reviews

 YearPublication
(2016)A thematic review of life cycle assessment (LCA) applied to pig production.
McAuliffe, GA;Chapman, DV;Sage, CL (2016) A thematic review of life cycle assessment (LCA) applied to pig production. NEW YORK: Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
UN-Water Expert advisor on water quality monitoring and member of several advisory groups and task teams05-MAR-14 /
Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany Co-hosts of UNEP GEMS/Water programme04-MAR-14 /
Forel Institute, University of Geneva, Switzerland External member of the Selection Committee for two Permanent Professorship positions01-JAN-01 /
University of Bucharest, Romania Delivery of a module on Wetlands to the MSc programme in natural sciences01-MAR-13 /
University of Ulster in Coleraine External Examiner for the BSc Environmental Science01-OCT-11 / 01-SEP-15
University of Limerick External Examiner for the BSc Environmental Science01-OCT-08 / 01-SEP-12
International Water Association Member01-JAN-03 / 31-DEC-10
Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Member. Chartered Water and Environmental Manager01-JAN-85 / 31-DEC-11
Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland Council Member/Member01-JAN-01 / 31-DEC-11

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2014)United Nations Environment Assembly - Eye on Earth: Project showcase and the 2015 Eye on Earth Summit,
Chapman, D.V. (2014) Global monitoring of freshwater resources. [Oral Presentation], United Nations Environment Assembly - Eye on Earth: Project showcase and the 2015 Eye on Earth Summit, Nairobi, Kenya . [Details]
(2014)United Nations Environment Assembly - GEMS/Water Data for Purpose,
Chapman, D.V (2014) GEMS/Water Capacity Building: from global to national scale. [Oral Presentation], United Nations Environment Assembly - GEMS/Water Data for Purpose, Nairobi, Kenya . [Details]
(2014)Regional Network Meeting on Water Data and Knowledge Sharing: Monitoring and Assessment of Water Quality,
Chapman, D.V. (2014) Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment: general principles and fitness for purpose. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Regional Network Meeting on Water Data and Knowledge Sharing: Monitoring and Assessment of Water Quality, Amman, Jordan , 25-NOV-14 - 26-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014)Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment in the Arab Region: Challenges and Opportunities,
Chapman, D.V. (2014) Quality assurance and control in the monitoring and data collection process. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment in the Arab Region: Challenges and Opportunities, Muscat, Oman , 19-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment in the Arab Region: Challenges and Opportunities,
Chapman, D.V. (2014) Water quality assessments: from data to information. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment in the Arab Region: Challenges and Opportunities, Muscat, Oman , 19-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014)ENVIRON 2014 24th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium,
McAuliffe, G., Chapman, D.V., Sage, C. (2014) Environmental risk assessment of intensive pig production applied to a river in North Cork. [Poster Presentation], ENVIRON 2014 24th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium, Trinity College Dublin . [Details]
(2014)Stockholm World Water Week,
Chapman, D.V. (2014) Capacity Building for Global Monitoring of Water Quality. [Oral Presentation], Stockholm World Water Week, Stockholm . [Details]
(2014)Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment in the Arab Region: Challenges and Opportunities,
Chapman, D.V. (2014) Generating water quality data for management purposes: basic principles and good practice. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment in the Arab Region: Challenges and Opportunities, Muscat, Oman , 19-OCT-14. [Details]
(2013)Environmental Citizenship: Trans-disciplinary conversations on transitions to sustainability,
Bacci, F. and Chapman, D.V. (2013) The Water Framework Directive: opportunities and barriers to sustainable development. [Oral Presentation], Environmental Citizenship: Trans-disciplinary conversations on transitions to sustainability, UCC . [Details]
(2012)Water Use and Demand,
Chapman, D.V. (2012) Conference programme organiser. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Water Use and Demand, Tbilisi, Georgia . [Details]
(2012)Environ 2012 22nd Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium,
Brazier, B., Carlsson, J., Cross, T., Harrison, S., McGinnity, P., Chapman, D.V (2012) Genetic variation of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Irish waters. [Oral Presentation], Environ 2012 22nd Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, University College Dublin . [Details]
(2012)Water Use and Demand,
Chapman, D.V. (2012) Virtual water and water footprints: some concepts for consideration. [Plenary Lecture], Water Use and Demand, Tbilisi, Georgia . [Details]
(2011)Environ 2011 21st Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium,
Lettice, S.L., Chapman, D.V., Jansen, M.J. (2011) Differential decomposition patterns of marine and terrestrial biomass in a coastal lagoon. [Oral Presentation], Environ 2011 21st Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, University College Cork , 06-APR-11 - 08-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)Watersheds and coastal zones facing climate change: uncertainties, risks, prevention and mitigaton,
Chapman, D.V. (2011) Impacts of extreme climate events on inland wetlands. [Plenary Lecture], Watersheds and coastal zones facing climate change: uncertainties, risks, prevention and mitigaton, Mangalia, Romania . [Details]
(2011)Environ 2011 The 21st Irish Environmental Resarchers' Colloquium,
Chapman, D (2011) Member of Organising Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Environ 2011 The 21st Irish Environmental Resarchers' Colloquium, University College Cork , 06-APR-11 - 08-APR-11. [Details]
(2010)Environ 2010, 20th Irish Environmental Researchers¿ Colloquium,
Murphy, G.M., Chapman, D.V., Kelly, T.C. Whelan, P.M.; (2010) Potential measures for the restoration of Cork Lough: a shallow hypertrophic urban lake. [Oral Presentation], Environ 2010, 20th Irish Environmental Researchers¿ Colloquium, Limerick Institute of Technology , 17-FEB-10 - 19-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)GeoEcoMar Symposium 2010: Rivers - Deltas - Seas,
Chapman, D.V. ; (2010) Coastal wetland habitats in Ireland in a European context. [Oral Presentation], GeoEcoMar Symposium 2010: Rivers - Deltas - Seas, Romanian Academy of Science, Bucharest , 21-OCT-10 - 22-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)Environ 2010, 20th Irish Environmental Researchers¿ Colloquium,
Bacci, F., Breen, R., Chapman, D.; (2010) Survey of bacteriological contamination in private drinking water supplies in County Cork. [Oral Presentation], Environ 2010, 20th Irish Environmental Researchers¿ Colloquium, Limerick Institute of Technology , 17-FEB-10 - 19-FEB-10. [Details]
(2009)Environ 09, 19th Irish Environmental Researchers¿ Colloquium,
Chapman, D. ; (2009) Current status of cyprinid fish stocks in Cork Lough: Possible issues for lake management. [Oral Presentation], Environ 09, 19th Irish Environmental Researchers¿ Colloquium, Waterford Institute of Technology , 18-FEB-09 - 20-FEB-09. [Details]
(2009)Environ 09, 19th Irish Environmental Researchers¿ Colloquium,
Murphy, G., Chapman, D., Kelly, T. and Whelan, P ; (2009) The contribution of waterfowl to the phosphorus loading of a shallow hypertrophic lake in Cork City. [Oral Presentation], Environ 09, 19th Irish Environmental Researchers¿ Colloquium, Waterford Institute of Technology , 18-FEB-09 - 20-FEB-09. [Details]
(2008)Easter Conference and AGM of the UK Mammal Society,
deJong, H.A., Stanton, G., Chapman, D. and Sleeman, D.P. ; (2008) Are pond algae killing bats? Observations from Great Island, Co Cork. [Poster Presentation], Easter Conference and AGM of the UK Mammal Society, York , 04-APR-08 - 04-JUN-08. [Details]
(2007)5th Irish Bat Conference,
deJong, H.A., Stanton, G., Chapman, D. and Sleeman, D.P. ; (2007) Are pond algae killing bats? Observations from Great Island, Co Cork. [Poster Presentation], 5th Irish Bat Conference, Eniskillen, Co. Fermanagh , 10-DEC-07 - 13-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007)Workshop on Sustainable Management of Wetlands and Reservoirs,
Chapman, D.V.; (2007) Restoration, conservation and effects of climate change on wetlands. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Workshop on Sustainable Management of Wetlands and Reservoirs, GeoEcoMar research station, Danube Delta, Romania , 07-OCT-07 - 09-OCT-07. [Details]
(2006)COHAB 2005 International Conference on the Importance of Biodiversity to Human Health,
Deborah Chapman; (2006) Member of the Scientific Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], COHAB 2005 International Conference on the Importance of Biodiversity to Human Health, Galway , 08-JAN-06 - 08-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)Environ 2006 16th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium,
Jeyaraj D.M., Chapman, D.V., Mulchrone, K.F.; (2006) Ecosystem modelling - a management tool for a multiple use recreational water resource. [Oral Presentation], Environ 2006 16th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, University College Dublin , 27-JAN-06 - 29-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)Environ 2006 16th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium,
Chapman, D.V., Dalton D., Kelly T.; (2006) A preliminary investigation into the possible health risks associated with recreational activities around Cork Lough. [Oral Presentation], Environ 2006 16th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, University College Dublin , 27-JAN-06 - 29-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)Freshwater Biological Association Annual Scientific Meeting,
Jeyaraj, D.M. and Chapman, D.V.; (2006) Ecosystem modelling - a management tool for a multiple use recreational water resource. [Oral Presentation], Freshwater Biological Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Dorset River Centre, UK , 18-JUL-06 - 19-JUL-06. [Details]
(2006)Workshop on Social Interactions in Water Related Science and Sustainability,
Chapman, D.V. (2006) Socio-economic development and the need for sustainable management and protection of water resources. [Invited Oral Presentation], Workshop on Social Interactions in Water Related Science and Sustainability, National Institute of Oceanology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Varna , 26-OCT-06 - 28-OCT-06. [Details]
(2004)Environ 2004 14th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium,
Ni Bhriain R., Chapman D.V., Rogan, E.; (2004) Seasonal variation in water quality and plankton populations of a small, shallow, urban lake (The Lough) in Cork city. [Oral Presentation], Environ 2004 14th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, University of Limerick , 30-JAN-04 - 01-FEB-04. [Details]
(2004)Environ 2004 14th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium,
Chapman D.V., Kelly T., Ni Bhriain, R., Coakley K., McCarthy M.; (2004) The Cork Lough: a challenge for environmental management?. [Oral Presentation], Environ 2004 14th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, University of Limerick , 30-JAN-04 - 01-FEB-04. [Details]
(2004)Environ 2004 14th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium,
Stapleton, J., Chapman, D., White, W., Moles, R., Cronin, A.; (2004) Preliminary investigations into the presence of faecal coliforms in private drinking water supplies. [Poster Presentation], Environ 2004 14th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, University of Limerick , 30-JAN-04 - 01-FEB-04. [Details]
(2003)Environ 2003. 13th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium,
Dansie, P.J., Chapman, D.V. and Kelly, T.; (2003) Factors influencing the occurrence of Cryptosporidium parvum in an agriculturally rich catchment in Co. Cork, Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Environ 2003. 13th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, NUI Galway , 08-JAN-03 - 10-JAN-03. [Details]
(2002)NEAR 2 Workshop on Toxic Substances - Fate and Ecological Consequences,
Chapman, D.V.; (2002) Overview of Persistent Toxic Substances. [Plenary Lecture], NEAR 2 Workshop on Toxic Substances - Fate and Ecological Consequences, Odessa, Ukraine , 12-SEP-02 - 14-SEP-02. [Details]
(2002)NEAR 2 Workshop on Toxic Substances - Fate and Ecological Consequences,
Chapman, D.V.; (2002) Monitoring of toxicants in rivers, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries and coastal seas. [Plenary Lecture], NEAR 2 Workshop on Toxic Substances - Fate and Ecological Consequences, Odessa, Ukraine , 12-SEP-02 - 14-SEP-02. [Details]
(2002)Environ 2002, 12th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium,
Chapman, D.V.; (2002) Chair of Organising Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Environ 2002, 12th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, UCC, Cork , 25-JAN-02 - 27-JAN-02. [Details]
(2001)Environ 2001. 11th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium,
Chapman D.V.; (2001) Water quality monitoring: keeping pace with information needs. [Oral Presentation], Environ 2001. 11th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Dublin City University , 26-JAN-01 - 27-JAN-01. [Details]
(2001)NEAR 2 Workshop on Nutrient Dynamics and Eutrophication in Rivers, Lakes and Coastal Marine Systems,
Chapman, D.V.; (2001) Sources and transport of nutrients. [Plenary Lecture], NEAR 2 Workshop on Nutrient Dynamics and Eutrophication in Rivers, Lakes and Coastal Marine Systems, Varna, Bulgaria , 09-SEP-01 - 11-SEP-01. [Details]
(2000)Monitoring Water Quality in Egypt: Progress and Developments,
Chapman, D.V.; (2000) Developments in Information Needs. [Invited Oral Presentation], Monitoring Water Quality in Egypt: Progress and Developments, Alexandria, Egypt , 09-NOV-00 - 11-NOV-00. [Details]
(2000)14th European Cetacean Society meeting,
Deborah Chapman; (2000) Member of Organising Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 14th European Cetacean Society meeting, UCC , 04-JAN-00 - 04-JAN-00. [Details]
(1999)9th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium,
Chapman D.V.; (1999) Global water quality monitoring: Who does it and why?. [Oral Presentation], 9th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, EPA/Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Wexford , 29-JAN-99 - 31-JAN-99. [Details]
(1989)Workshop on Environmental Monitoring Strategies: Biomonitors and Low-Cost Approaches,
Chapman, D.V.; (1989) The Establishment of Regional Environmental Databases. [Oral Presentation], Workshop on Environmental Monitoring Strategies: Biomonitors and Low-Cost Approaches, Universiti Federal de Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil , 04-DEC-89 - 08-DEC-89. [Details]
(1989)Workshop on Environmental Monitoring Strategies: Biomonitors and Low-Cost Approaches,
Chapman, D.V.; (1989) Biomonitoring and Human Health: Global Strategies. [Oral Presentation], Workshop on Environmental Monitoring Strategies: Biomonitors and Low-Cost Approaches, Universiti Federal de Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil , 04-DEC-89 - 08-DEC-89. [Details]
(1989)Workshop on Environmental Monitoring Strategies: Biomonitors and Low-Cost Approaches,
Chapman, D.V.; (1989) International Monitoring Activities. [Oral Presentation], Workshop on Environmental Monitoring Strategies: Biomonitors and Low-Cost Approaches, Universiti Federal de Bahia, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil , 04-DEC-89 - 08-DEC-89. [Details]
(1988)Workshop on Environmental Monitoring Strategies,
Chapman, D.V.; (1988) Data Collection and Storage and the Use of Databases. [Oral Presentation], Workshop on Environmental Monitoring Strategies, Sipitang, Sabah, Malaysia , 23-NOV-88 - 24-NOV-88. [Details]
(1988)National Workshop on Monitoring Strategies in Environmental Management and Assessment,
Chapman, D.V.; (1988) General Principles and Guidelines for Biomonitoring. [Oral Presentation], National Workshop on Monitoring Strategies in Environmental Management and Assessment, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia , 28-NOV-88 - 01-DEC-88. [Details]
(1988)National Workshop on Monitoring Strategies in Environmental Management and Assessment,
Chapman, D.V.; (1988) General Principles for Data Assessment. [Oral Presentation], National Workshop on Monitoring Strategies in Environmental Management and Assessment, Kuala Lumpur , 28-NOV-88 - 01-DEC-88. [Details]
(1988)Workshop on Environmental Monitoring Strategies,
Chapman, D.V.; (1988) International Monitoring Activities. [Oral Presentation], Workshop on Environmental Monitoring Strategies, Sipitang, Sabah, Malaysia , 23-NOV-88 - 24-NOV-88. [Details]
(1986)Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Tropical Urban Applications,
Chapman D.V.; (1986) Environmental monitoring and assessment: international programmes. [Invited Oral Presentation], Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. Tropical Urban Applications, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur , 24-NOV-86 - 29-NOV-86. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
GEMS/Water Working Group for Capacity Development Chairperson2014 /
UNEP GEMS/Water Steering Committee Member2014 /
UN Water Advisory Committee for the World Water Quality Assessment Member2014 / 2016
UN Water Technical Group for the International Water Quality Guidelines for Ecosystems Member2014 / 2014
UN Water Task Team on Water Quality Member2014 / 2015
UN Water Working Group 2 on Global Compendium on Water Quality Guidelines - Which Water for Which Use Member2014 / 2014
UCC School of BEES Management Team Head of Environmental Science2010 /
UCC School of BEES Teaching and Curriculum Development Committee Ex-Chair and current member2010 /
UCC Student Needs and Curriculum Development Committee Member2004 / 2006
UCC Faculty of Science Standing Committee on Teaching and Curriculum Development Member2003 / 2009
UCC Waste Management Committee Academic Staff Representative2002 / 1899
UCC Academic Board of the Environmental and Earth System Sciences Member/Representative for Environmental Studies degree2002 / 1899
UCC Advisory Board to the Environmental Sciences Chairperson2002 / 2010
UCC Environmental Science degree programme Board (Current Chair) Chairperson2002 /
UCC Environmental Studies/Management degree programme Board Chairperson2002 /
UCC Board of Studies for the BSc Public Health Member2006 /
Council of the Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland Council Member2000 / 2005
UCC Environmental Studies Academic Board Member as Co-ordinator of BSc Environmental Studies degree programme1997 / 2002
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS) Steering Group Member of steering and planning group1988 / 1997

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science01-SEP-02 / 03-MAY-19
University College Cork Co-ordinator evening BSc Environmental Studies programme05-JAN-98 / 31-AUG-02
Self-employed Environment Consultant01-JAN-90 / 01-JAN-97
UNEP Monitoring and Assessment Research Centre, Kings College London Post Doctoral Research Associate and Deputy Director01-JAN-86 / 01-JAN-90
Department of Zoology, University College London Post Doctoral Research Assistant01-JAN-83 / 01-JAN-86
St Thomas's Hospital, London Research Assistant01-OCT-82 / 01-APR-83

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1978University of London, Chelsea College BSc HonsEnvironmental Biology
1981University of London, Royal Holloway College PhDAn ultrastructural and ecological study of the dinoflagellate Ceratium hirundinella

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Consultant to the Mexican Government's National Water Commission, Comision Nacional del Agua, México City.
UNEP/GEMS Monitoring and Assesssment Research Centre
Data compiler for the UNEP Environmental Data Report, Basil Blackwell, Oxford
World Health Organisation
Project manager/advisor and member of working group for Global Water Quality: A First Assessment. A Global Environment Monitoring System report published by United Nations Environment Programme and World Health Organisation
UNEP/GEMS Monitoring and Assessment Research Centre
Editor and compiler of several sections of  UNEP Environmental Data Report 1989/90, Volume 2. Blackwell Reference, Oxford, 547 pp.
Natural Environment Research Council
Data Contributor to North Sea Project CD-ROM.
World Bank
Technical editor and advisor to the authors for P.N. Bradley and K. McNamara [Eds].Living with Trees: Policies for Forestry Management in Zimbabwe, World Bank Technical Paper No. 210, World Bank, Washington, D.C.
European Commission
Contributor to Europe's Environment '93 The Dobris Assessment published by the Commission of the European Communities.
Stockholm Environment Institute
Technical editor and advisor to the authors for Raynaut C. [Ed.] Societies and Nature in the Sahel, Routledge, London.
United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi
Advice and assistance with Global Environmental Outlook 1997

Outreach Activities

 Description

Organisation and devlivery of capacity development activities in water quality monitoring and assessment for the UNEP Global Environment Monitoring System

Advisor and mentor to BT Young Scientist student projects from Kinsale Community School

Advice and support to the Cuskinny Marsh Nature Reserve Management Committee

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Water And Environment Journal Referee-
Journal Of Water And Health Referee-
Hydrobiologia Referee-
Science Of The Total Environment Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Since 2001 I have been a participating partner in the NEAR project (Network for Environmental Assessment and Remediation of the Aquatic Environment), which is co-ordinated by the University of Geneva and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Academy of Sciences. The main aim of this project is to develop a common postgraduate curriculum in Natural Environmental Sciences that can be taught in the participating universities of Georgia, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Moldova and Ukraine. I give plenary lectures at the workshops, during which I also lead a theme to develop a section of the curriculum. To date I have taken part in drafting four modules of the curriculum and jointly edited the three phases of the curriculum and supporting case study material. The programme is about to enter its fifth phase in 2015. I was responsible for organising the workshop on Water use and demand in 2012 in Tibilisi, Georgia.

External Examiner, BSc Environmental Science, University of Ulster, 2011/12 - 2012/14

External Examiner, BSc Environmental Science, University of Limerick, 2008/09 - 2011/12

Internal Examiner 2012 Thomas Drynan The impact of conifer plantation forestry on the ecology of peatland lakes. PhD thsis, UCC

Internal Examiner 2010 Michael Sturt, The impacts of plant nutrients and riparian shade on primary producers and cosumers in lotic systems. PhD thesis, UCC.


External Examiner 2009 Niamh Devane, The Development of a Quality Management System for Urban Wastewater Treatment Plants in Ireland, MSc thesis, Limerick Institute of Technology: 2009




Internal Examiner 2003 Dejan Milenic, Evaluation of groundwater resources in the Cork city and harbour area. PhD thesis, UCC.


Expert Assessor for HETAC, Evaluation of Dundalk Institute of Technology as a provider of supervised research degree programmes in Freshwater Studies, 2008

Member of Quality Review Peer Review Panel for BSc Environmental Science degree programme at NUI Galway, 2007

2009, 2011, 2013 Occupational First Aid, FETAC Level 5, Distinction

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

My main teaching interests are:
Freshwater resources use, human impacts and management;
Limnology and the use and management of lakes and reservoirs;
Water quality monitoring and assessment;
Interactions between the environment and human health.

I teach primarily on the BSc Environmental Science degree programme, and contribute to the BSc Public Health, MSc Environmental Analytical Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry, MSc in Public Health. I also co-ordinate and teach on the on-line Postgraduate Diploma in Freshwater Quality Monitoring and Assessment.

I presently contribute to teaching and assessment of:
;
EH6046 Global and Environmental Health;
EH6055 Global and Environmental Health (on line)
EV6001 Monitoring Programme Design  for Freshwater Bodies (on-line); EV6002 Quality Assurance in Freshwater Quality Monitoring Programmes

 
 

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2011Gearoid Murphy UCCMASTER OF SCIENCEAn investigation into the influence of waterfowl and recreational uses on water quality and amenity value in Cork Lough
2012Grace Cott UCCDOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHYAn ecological characterisation of saltmarshes on peat substrate on the southwest coast of Ireland
2014Susan Lettice UCCDOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHYEnvironmental and biological characteristics of lagoons on the southwest coast of Ireland
2003Roisin Ni Bhriain UCCMASTER OF SCIENCEThe ecology of "The Lough", a shallow urban lake in Cork City over a period of one year
2006Mulugeta Wakjira Kabeta UCCMASTER OF SCIENCEFactors influencing the dynamics of crustacean zooplankton in a small eutrophic reservoir

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2019Global and Environmental Health (Online) EH6055Global and Environmental Health (Online)

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