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Norman Allott
Visiting Research Fellow, Zoology

Biography

Graduated from TCD with honours degree in botany in 1976 and completed MSc by research at University of Minnesota in 1978. Has worked at Trinity College Dublin since 1979 as experimental officer and senior experimental officer (1979-2006) and as lecturer (2006-present). Is currently director of the Centre for the Environment.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Jennings, E., Allott, N., Lenihan, D, Drivers of long-term trends and seasonal changes in total phosphorus loads to a mesotrophic lake in the west of Ireland, Marine and Freshwater Research, 64, (5), 2013, p413 - 422 Journal Article, 2013

Cunha Pereira, H., Allott, N., Coxon, C., Naughton, O., Johnston, P. & Gill, L., Phytoplankton of turloughs (seasonal karstic Irish lakes), Journal of Plankton Research, 33, (3), 2011, p385 - 403 Journal Article, 2011

Modeling the Effects of Climate Change on the Supply of Phosphate-Phosphorus in, editor(s)George, G , Impact of Climate Change on European Lakes, Springer, 2010, pp139 - 159, [Pierson, D., Arvola, L., Allott, N] Book Chapter, 2010

Cunha Pereira, H., Allott, N. & Coxon, C., Are seasonal lakes as productive as permanent lakes? A case study from Ireland, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 67, (8), 2010, p1291 - 1302 Journal Article, 2010

The Impact of Climate Change on Lakes in Britain and Ireland in, editor(s)George, G. , The Impact of Climate Change on European Lakes, Springer, 2010, pp359 - 386, [George, G., Jennings, E., Allott, N.] Book Chapter, 2010

Modelling the Impacts of Climate Change on Dissolved Organic Carbon in, editor(s)George, G. , The Impact of Climate Change on European Lakes, Springer, 2010, pp221 - 252, [Naden, P., Allott, N., Arvola, L.] Book Chapter, 2010

The impact of climate change on lakes in Britain and Ireland. in, editor(s)Glen George , The Impact of Climate Change on European Lakes, Springer, 2008, [George, G., Jennings, E. and Allott, N. ] Book Chapter, 2008

Modelling the effects of climate change on inorganic nitrogen transport from catchments to lakes. in, editor(s)Glen George , The Impact of Climate Change on European Lakes, Springer, 2008, [Moore, K., Jennings, E., May, L., Jarvinen, M., Allott, N., Arvola, L., Tamm, T., Jarvet, A., Noges, T, Pierson D. and Schneidman, E] Book Chapter, 2008

Impacts of climate on the flux of dissolved organic carbon from catchments. in, editor(s)Glen George , The Impact of Climate Change on European Lakes, Springer, 2008, [Jennings, E., Allott, N., Arvola, L., Jarvinen, M., Moore, K., Naden, P., Nic Aongusa, C., Noges, T. and Weyhermeyer, G. ] Book Chapter, 2008

Jennings, E. and Allott, N., Position of the Gulf Stream influences lake nitrate concentrations in SW Ireland, Aquatic Sciences, 68, (3), 2006, p482 - 489 Journal Article, 2006

Jennings, E. and Allott, N, Position of the Gulf Stream influences lake nitrate concentrations in SW Ireland, Aquatic Sciences, 68, 2006, p482 - 489 Journal Article, 2006

Free, G., Bowman, J., Caroni, R., Donnelly, R., Little, R., McGarrigle, M.L., Tierney, D., Kennedy, D., Allott, N. and Irvine, K., The identification of lake types using macrophyte community composition in Ireland, Verh. Int. Ver. Limnol, 29, 2005, p296 - 299 Journal Article, 2005

George, D.G., Hewitt, D., Jennings, E., Allott, N. and McGinnity, P., The impact of changes in the weather on the surface temperatures of Windermere (UK) and Lough Feeagh (Ireland), Proceedings of the fourth Inter-Celtic Colloguium on Hydrology and Management of Water Resources, Water in Celtic Countries - Quantity, Quality and Climate Variability, Universidade do Minho, Guimarães, Portugal, edited by Lobo-Ferreira, J.P. , 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Allott, N., McGinnity, P., and O'Hea, B., Factors influencing the downstream transport of sediment in the Lough Feeagh catchment, Freshwater Forum, 23, 2005, p126 - 138 Journal Article, 2005

Donnelly, A., Jennings, E. and Allott, N., A review of liming options for afforested catchments in Ireland, Biology and Environment, 103B, (2), 2002, p91 - 105 Journal Article, 2002

George, D.G., Rouen, M., O'Hea, B., McGinnity, P. and Allott, N., Using automatic water quality monitoring systems to monitor the transport of suspended sediment from an upland catchment in the west of Ireland, Proceedings of the third Inter-Celtic Colloguium on Hydrology and Management of Water Resources, Celtic Water in a European Framework, NUI, Galway, edited by Cunnane, C. and Barrins, J. , 2002, pp312 - 322 Conference Paper, 2002

Phosphorus fractions in Irish karstified aquifers. In: Connecting phosphorus transfer from agriculture to impacts in surface waters in, editor(s)Haygarth et al. , Proceedings of the International Phosphorus Transfer Workshop, Plymouth University, Devon, Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, 2001, [Kilroy, G., Coxon, C. and Allott, N.] Book Chapter, 2001

Irvine, K., Allott, N., Caroni, R., DeEyto, E., Free, G. and White, J., Ecological Assessment of Irish Lakes. The development of a new methodology suited to the needs of the directive on surface waters, Ardcavan, Wexford, Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, 2001 Report, 2001

Jennings, E., Allott, N., McGinnity, P., Poole, R., Quirke, B., Twomey, H. and George, G., The North Atlantic Oscillation: implications for freshwater systems in Ireland, Biology and Environment, 100B, 2001, p149 - 157 Journal Article, 2001

Irvine, K., Free, G., DeEyto, E., and White, J., Allott, N. and Mills, P., The EC Water Framework Directive and monitoring lakes in the Republic of Ireland, Freshwater Forum, 16, 2001, p48 - 64 Journal Article, 2001

The contribution of groundwater phosphorus to surface water eutrophication in Ireland in, editor(s)Griebler, C., Danielopol, D.L. Gilbert, J. Nachtnebel H.P. and Notenboom J. , Groundwater ecology-a tool for management of water resources, Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2001, pp343 - 349, [Kilroy, G., Coxon, C., Allott, N. and Rybaczuk, K.] Book Chapter, 2001

Irvine, K., Free, G., DeEyto, E., and White, J., Allott, N. and Mills, P., The EC Water Framework Directive and monitoring lakes in the Republic of Ireland, Freshwater Forum, 16, 2001, p48 - 64 Journal Article, 2001

Allott, N. and Brennan, M., Nature and origin of acid episodes in western Ireland, Verh. Int. Ver. Limnol., 27, 2000, p2471 - 2474 Journal Article, 2000

Free, G., Allott, N., Kennelly, C. and Day.S, Colour in Irish lakes, Verh. Int. Ver. Limnol., 27, 2000, p2620 - 2623 Journal Article, 2000

Irvine, K., Mills, P., Allott, N. and Free, G., The use of nutrient export models in the assessment of the trophic status of Irish lakes, Verh. Int. Ver. Limnol., 27, 2000, p1127 - 1131 Journal Article, 2000

Kilroy, G., Coxon, C., Rybaczuk, K. and Allott, N., The contribution of groundwater phosphorus to surface water eutrophication, Proceedings of the 19th annual groundwater seminar, Surface Water and Groundwater: A Combined Resource, International Association of Hydrogeologists (Irish Group), 1999 Conference Paper, 1999

Land use and aquatic systems in the Republic of Ireland in, editor(s)Giller, P. , Studies in Irish Limnology, 1998, [Allott, N., Free, G., Irvine, K., Mills, P., Mullins, T.E., Bowman, J.J., Champ, W.S.T., Clabby, K.J. and McGarrigle, M.L.] Book Chapter, 1998

Kilroy, G., Coxon, C., Rybaczuk, K. and Allott, N., Phosphorus in Irish aquifers: A brief assessment at national and county scale, Geological Survey of Ireland Newsletter, 34, 1998, pp2 - 4 Conference Paper, 1998

Kilroy, G., Coxon, C., Rybaczuk, K. and Allott, N., Phosphorus in Irish aquifers: implications for input to surface waters, Proceedings of the 2nd International Phosphorus Workshop, Practical and innovative measures for the control of agricultural phosphorus losses to water, OECD, Antrim, edited by Foy, R.H. and Dils, R. , 1998, pp160 - 161 Conference Paper, 1998

Allott, N.A., Brennan, M., Cooke, D., Reynolds, J.D. and Simon, N., Stream chemistry, hydrology and Biota, Galway-Mayo region. Volume 4 in: A Study of the Ecological Effects of Stream Hydrology and Water Quality in Forested Catchments on Fish and Invertebrates, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4, COFORD, Agriculture Building, 1997 Report, 1997

Allott, N. A., Temperature, oxygen and heat-budgets of six small western Irish lakes, Freshwater Biology, 16, 1996, p145 - 154 Journal Article, 1996

Impact of afforestation on inland waters in, editor(s)Mollan, C. , Water of Life, Royal Dublin Society, 1993, pp89 - 98, [Allott, N.A. & Brennan, M.] Book Chapter, 1993

Stream chemistry and forest cover in ten small western Irish catchments in, editor(s)Watkins, C. , Ecological Effects of Afforestation, Oxford, CAB International, 1993, pp165 - 177, [Allott, N.A., Brennan, M., Mills, P. & Eacrett,A.] Book Chapter, 1993

Giller, P.S., O'Halloran, J., Hernon, R. Roche, N., Clenaghan, C., Evans, J., Kiely, G.K., Morris, P., Allott, N., Brennan, M., Reynolds, J., Cooke, D., Kelly-Quinn, M., Bracken, J., Coyle, S. & Farrell, E.P., An integrated study of forested catchments in Ireland, Irish Forestry, 50, 1993, p70 - 88 Journal Article, 1993

Wilson, J.G., Allott, N., Bailey, F. & Gray, N.F., A survey of the pollution status of the Liffey estuary, Irish Journal of Environmental Science, 3, (2), 1986, p15 - 20 Journal Article, 1986

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Cunha Pereira, H., Coxon, C. & Allott, N., Turlough water quality and implications for groundwater management, Proceedings of the 29th Annual Groundwater Conference, International Association of Hydrogeologists Irish Group, Tullamore, Offaly, 21-22 April 2009, edited by Bartley, P. , IAH (Irish Group), 2009, pp107 - 110 Conference Paper, 2009

Allott, N., Jennings E. and Duffy. A, Rainfall distribution in SW Ireland: implications for catchment modelling., Verh. Internnat. Vereinn. Limnnol. , SIL, Montreal, August 2007, 30, 2008 Conference Paper, 2008

Irvine K., N. Allott, R. Caroni, E. DeEyto, G. Free and J. White, The water quality and ecological status of Lough Gara, Co. Roscommon, Roscommon Co. Council, 1998 Report, 1998

Irvine K., N. Allott, R. Caroni, E. DeEyto, G. Free and J. White, The water quality and ecological status of Lough Egish, Co. Monaghan, Monaghan Co. Council, 1998 Report, 1998

Irvine K., N. Allott, R. Caroni, E. DeEyto, G. Free and J. White, The water quality and ecological status of Lough Ballyquirke, Co. Galway, Galway Co. Council, 1998 Report, 1998

Irvine K., N. Allott, R. Caroni, E. DeEyto, G. Free and J. White, The water quality and ecological status of Lough Muckno, Co. Monaghan, Monaghan Co. Council, 1998 Report, 1998

Allott, N. A., Evaluation of the effects of forestry on surface water chemistry and fishery potential in Ireland. Final Report to Forbairt., 1993 Report, 1993

Allott, N.A., Mills, W.R.P., Dick. J.R.W., Eacrett, A.M., Brennan, M.T., Clandillon, S., Phillips, W.E.A., Critchley, M. & Mullins, T.E., Acidification of surface waters in Connemara and South Mayo - current status and causes, duQuesne Ltd. 4 Merrion Square, Dublin 4, 1990 Report, 1990

George, D.G., Hewitt, D., Jennings, E., Allott, N.and McGinnity, P., The impact of changes in the weather on the surface temperatures of Windermere (UK) and Lough Feeagh (Ireland), The Fourth Inter-Celtic Colloquium on Hydrology and management of Water Resources, Portugal, 2005 Conference Paper,

Research Expertise

Description

Research interests focus on pure and applied aspects of the ecology of surface waters. Particular topics of interests include catchment-water quality relationships; nature, origin and impacts of dissolved organic carbon in surface waters; catchment modelling; freshwater algae.

Projects

  • Title
    • Assessing the conservation status of turloughs
  • Funding Agency
    • National Parks and Wildlife Service
  • Date From
    • 2006
  • Date To
    • 2010
  • Title
    • Past, current and future interactions between pressures, chemical status and biological quality elements for lakes in two contrasting instrumented catchments in Ireland (ILLUMINATE)
  • Funding Agency
    • EPA
  • Date From
    • 2006
  • Date To
    • 2009

Keywords

Algae; Freshwater ecology; Limmology