Visiting Professorship: James M. Flaherty
Brief Description of Work: Eutrophication of aquatic ecosystems, principally induced by nutrients from agricultural sources, industrial waste and domestic sewage, is recognized as a global unresolved environmental problem threatening the quality of surface waters. The aim of this project is to explore new techniques that will aid in understanding the resilience of lakes to disturbance from contaminants, particularly nutrients, in collaboration with a large team of experts in the Global Water Institute, Carleton University, Ottawa and to examine ways to integrate novel landscape-scale modelling and biomonitoring approaches into environmental management in both Ireland and Canada.
Home University: Queen’s University Belfast
Institution to Visit: Carleton University/University of Ottawa & University of New Brunswick