Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography
Previous Position Lecturer in Physical Geography
Telephone +44 (0)28 9097 3362
Email D.Mullan@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Natural and Built Environment
Quadrat Core Themes Earth Systems, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • Regional Climate Scenario Development
  • Climate Impacts on Environmental Systems, e.g. peatlands, hillslopes, hydrology
  • Climate Impacts on Socio-Economic Systems, e.g. infrastructure, health, tourism
  • Soil Erosion & Muddy Flooding
  • Resilience of Environmental Management Strategies to Climate Change

Recent Key Papers

  • Swindles GT, Morris P, Mullan D. et al. Accepted. Widespread drying of European peatlands in recent centuries. Nature Geoscience.
  • Sim T, Swindles GT, Morris P, Galka M, Mullan D, Galloway J. Accepted. Pathways for ecological change in Canadian High Arctic wetlands under rapid twentieth century warming. Geophysical Research Letters 46, 4726-4737.
  • Mullan D, Matthews T, Vandaele K, Barr I, Swindles GT, Meneely J, Boardman J, Murphy C. 2019. Climate impacts on soil erosion and muddy flooding at 1.5°C vs 2°C warming. Land Degradation and Development 30(1), 94-108.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Resilience and adaptation of muddy flooding mitigation to climate change
  • Geological and Geomorphological Controls on Blanket Bog Ecohydrology
  • Modelling Future Scenarios of Glacier Mass Balance
  • QUADRAT DTP student, Emma Hayes: Novel tools for quantifying and managing sediment and nutrient loss from agricultural land
  • QUADRAT DTP student, Annette Salles: Resilience and adaptation of First Nations Communities in Canada to Disappearing Winter Road Infrastructure in a Changing Climate