Francis (Frank) Ludlow

Carson Fellow, 2013-2014
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
Munich

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2016
Yale Climate & Energy Institute
Yale University

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Research Interests:
Historical climatology – Irish climate – weather and climatic extremes – impacts of extremes on society and the biosphere – Early Christian, medieval and early modern Irish society and economy – famine – harvest failure – time and chronology – dendrochronology – ice cores – volcanic impact on climate – environmental archaeology – the Irish annals – perception of weather extremes and natural phenomena in historical sources.

Select Publications:
http://www.tcd.ie/longroomhub/iehn/profiles/ludlowf.php

Ludlow, F., Stine, A. R., Leahy, P., Murphy, E., Mayewski, P., Taylor, D., Killen, J., Baillie, M., Hennessy, M. and Kiely, G. , “Medieval Irish Chronicles Reveal Persistent Volcanic Forcing of Severe Winter Cold Events, 431-1649 CE”, Environmental Research Letters, 8/2 (2013),  L024035, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024035

Usoskin, I. G., Kromer, B., Ludlow, F., Beer, J., Friedrich, M., Kovaltsov, G. A., Solanki, S. K. and Wacker, L., “The AD775 Cosmic Event Revisited: The Sun is to Blame”, Astronomy & Astrophysics (2013),p.  553, L3, doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321080.

Ludlow, F., Adelman, J. and Holm, P. , “Environmental History in Ireland”, Environment and History, 19/2 (2013), pp. 247-252, doi: 10.3197/096734013X13642082568732.

Ludlow, F., “Assessing Non-Climatic Influences on the Record of Extreme Weather Events in the Irish Annals”, In: Duffy, P. J. and Nolan, W. (eds.), At the Anvil: Essays in Honour of William J. Smyth. Dublin: Geography Publications (2012),  pp. 93-133.

Ludlow, F., Dickson, D. and Holm, P. (2010) “Audit of Research Activity in Irish Environmental History.” Published online by the Irish Environmental History Network, 02/02/10.

Available: http://www.tcd.ie/longroomhub/iehn/audit.php

Kiely, G., Leahy, P., Ludlow, F, Stefanini, B, Reilly, E. and Monk, M. (2010) Extreme Weather, Climate and Natural Disasters in Ireland. Synthesis Report. Climate Change Research Programme (CCRP) 2007-2013. Report Series No. 5 (2010). Johnstown Castle, Wexford: Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland.

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