Donal Mullan

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      Employment & Qualifications

      2014 -      :     Lecturer in Physical Geography, Queen's University Belfast

      2012-2014: Lecturer in Geography & Environmental Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University

      2008-2012: Ph.D. Climate Impacts Modelling, Queen's University Belfast

      2007-2008: M.Sc. Climate Change, University of East Anglia

      2004-2007: B.Sc. Geography, Queen's University Belfast


      Research Interests

      Climate Modelling; Downscaling; Climate Impacts; Climatology; Soil Erosion; Muddy Flooding; Climate-Landscape Interactions.


      Research Statement

      My research focuses on the development of regional and site-specific future climate change scenarios using statistical downscaling techniques, and their application to a wide range of environmental and socio-economic impact sectors.

      My specialist impact sector is soil erosion and muddy flooding from agricultural land, with primary concern for changes in the off-site transport of sediment and nutrients into the neighbouring natural and built environment.

      More recently I have begun applying climate change scenarios to a range of new impact sectors, with current projects examining future climate threats to natural systems and northern infrastructure in arctic and sub-arctic regions.



      Recent Funded Projects 

      • 2014: $23,000 CAD from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

      • Climate change and the viability of the world’s longest heavy haul ice road (with Graeme Swindles, Leeds; Tim Patterson, Carleton; and others)

      • 2012: £2,600 from British Society for Geomorphology

      • Climate change and muddy flooding in Flanders, Belgium (with Karel Vandaele, Samenwerking Land en Water; John Boardman and Dave Favis-Mortlock, Oxford)



      GAP1009 Processes and Principles of Physical Geography (Module coordinator)

      GAP3073 Climate Change: Science, Scenarios and Impacts (Module coordinator)

      GAP2052 Geomorphology

      GAP2030 Sustaining the Biosphere

      GAP2048 The Mediterranean: Exploring Dynamic Environments

      GAP2040 Geographical Research and Personal Development

      GAP3057 Geography Dissertation


      Frequent Journals

      • International Journal of Climatology

        ISSNs: 0899-8418

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1097-0088

        John Wiley and Sons Ltd

        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.49 SJR 1.823 SNIP 1.491


      • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

        ISSNs: 0031-0182

        Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1872-616X


        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.65 SJR 1.303 SNIP 1.114


      • Irish Geography

        ISSNs: 0075-0778


        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 0.19 SJR 0.128 SNIP 0.292


      • CATENA

        ISSNs: 0341-8162


        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.72 SJR 1.177 SNIP 1.764


      • Geomorphology

        ISSNs: 0169-555X


        Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.12 SJR 1.334 SNIP 1.462


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