Donal Mullan

    Donal Mullan


    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3362

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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


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    Frequent Journals

    • International Journal of Climatology

      ISSNs: 0899-8418

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1097-0088

      John Wiley and Sons Ltd

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.75 SJR 1.587 SNIP 1.414


    • Global Change Biology

      ISSNs: 1354-1013


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 9.14 SJR 4.316 SNIP 2.614


    • Climate of the Past

      ISSNs: 1814-9324

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1814-9332

      European Geosciences Union

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.45 SJR 1.929 SNIP 1.166


    • Geography Review

      ISSNs: 0950-7035

      Philip Allan Publishers Ltd

      Scopus rating (2014): SJR 0.123


    • The Cryosphere

      ISSNs: 1994-0416

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1994-0424

      Copernicus Group

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 5.27 SJR 3.016 SNIP 1.551


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