Catriona Duffy

Catriona Duffy
National University of Ireland, Maynooth | NUI Maynooth · Department of Biology

BSc, MSc (Ag) PhD

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Introduction
My research is primarily concerned with modelling the population dynamics of pest species under a changing climate regime. More generally, my interests lie with the ecological dynamics that exist at the interface between agriculture and environmental sustainability.
Additional affiliations
August 2015 - January 2016
National University of Ireland, Galway
Position
  • Lecturer
March 2014 - February 2015
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
March 2009 - September 2013
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Field of study
  • Agricultural pest modelling and climate change
December 2007 - February 2008
September 2007 - December 2007
TEAGASC - The Agriculture and Food Development Authority
Field of study
  • Animal and crop production

Publications

Publications (12)
Article
Invertebrate forest pests and pathogens can cause considerable economic losses and modern patterns of trade have facilitated the international movement of pest species on an unprecedented level. This upsurge in trade has increased the pathways available to high risk species, facilitating entry and potential establishment in nations where they were...
Article
A comprehensive phenology/voltinism model was developed for Phratora vulgatissima, an important pest of bioenergy crops. The model, phenModel, was developed based on development times of different life cycle stages (eggs, larvae, pupae, pre-oviposition, oviposition, sexual maturation) obtained from constant temperature laboratory experiments. As pa...
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Over much of the globe, the temporal extent of meteorological records is limited, yet a wealth of data remains in paper or image form in numerous archives. To date, little attention has been given to the role that students might play in efforts to rescue these data. Here we summarize an ambitious research-led, accredited teaching experiment in whic...
Technical Report
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The model simulations represent Ireland’s contribution to the European component of the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (EURO-CORDEX), a World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) initiative to address climate information needs at the regional level.
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A continuous 305-year (1711–2016) monthly rainfall series (IoI_1711) is created for the Island of Ireland. The post 1850 series draws on an existing quality assured rainfall network for Ireland, while pre-1850 values come from instrumental and documentary series compiled, but not published by the UK Met Office. The series is evaluated by comparison...
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A continuous 305-year (1711–2016) monthly rainfall series is created for the Island of Ireland. Two overlapping data sources are employed: i) a previously unpublished UK Meteorological Office note containing annual rainfall anomalies and corresponding proportional monthly totals based on weather diaries and early observational records for the perio...
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Irish newspaper collections are a rich source of information on historical droughts. Following a search of 250 years of such archives, this paper brings to light four newspaper articles describing three drought events that convey the cultural impacts and unusual societal responses to drought in nineteenth century Ireland. Amongst the archives we fi...
Article
Effective decision support tools are required in order to provide agricultural practitioners with advice regarding appropriate and economic pest management strategies. Process-based simulation models could enhance farmer’s abilities to make knowledge-based decisions regarding both the timing and extent to which chemical management is relied upon in...
Poster
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Article
This work created a 250-year historic drought catalogue by applying the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) to the Island of Ireland precipitation network (1850–2015) and a reconstructed precipitation series from 1765. Documentary sources from newspaper archives spanning the last 250 years, together with other historical sources are used to (1)...

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Question (1)
Question
Can you tell me if it's possible for me to obtain the geographic data for S. spruce from the European atlas of forestry?
I look forward to hearing from you,
Kind regards.

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Project
Forest management research Prioritisation of potential pest species of Irish Forestry for Pest Risk Analysis. Analyse potential threats both now and in the future using various modelling techniques and climate change scenarios.