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Catherine Dalton

Irish Quaternary Association

Catherine Dalton is a Lecturer in Physical Geography at Mary Immaculate College (University of Limerick).  Catherine has an MSc in Environmental Science from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD from University College London. Her research concentrates aquatic sediments and reconstructions of past environments (Anthropocene and Holocene timescales).  Catherine is the current Chair of the Irish Quaternary Association (IQUA) (http://www.iqua.ie/) and Vice-Chair of the International Paleolimnology Association (http://paleolim.org/). Catherine has been a joint recipient of funding awards from the EU (Human Capital and Mobility Fellowship, Framework 4), Environmental Protection Agency (ERTDI and STRIVE Programmes) and the Marine Institute/Geological Survey (INFOMAR). Catherine is first author and co-author of 79 scientific contributions, including 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 book chapter, 20 refereed international conference proceedings, 1 book review, 15 national conference abstracts and 22 technical/field reports.   Catherine is also and Editorial Advisory Board Member for Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy and Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

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