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Dr. Catherine Coxon

Associate Prof Environmental Sciences (Geology)

Associate Prof Environmental Sciences (Trinity Centre for the Environment)

  Earth science and hydrology   Environmental Science   Fresh water pollution   Hydrogeology   Water Pollution   Water Resources, Environmental Impacts
 EcoMetrics - environmental supporting conditions for Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems
 Emerging organic contaminants arising in rural environments: investigations in karst and fractured bedrock aquifers
 The impact of on-site wastewater effluent on karst springs
 Nitrogen attenuation along delivery pathways in agricultural catchments
 Development of an ecohydrology framework for setting environmental flow standards for Irish rivers

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Member of International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) 1984 present
President of IAH Irish Group 2000 2003
Secretary of IAH Irish Group 1988 1990
Member of IAH International Commission on Hydrogeology of Karst 1990 present
Member of Irish Groundwater Working Group for the Water Framework Directive 2003 2008
Member of Irish Working Group on Karst 1995 present
Member of Geosciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy 2004 2008
Member of Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland 1995 present
Member of Women in Technology and Science 1990 present
Luka Vucinic, David O'Connell, Donata Dubber, Catherine Coxon, Laurence Gill, Multiple fluorescence approaches to identify rapid changes in microbial indicators at karst springs, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 254, (104129), 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Gill L., Bhatnagar S., Bijkerk E., Regan S., Somlai C., Naughton O., Ghosh B., Waldren S., Coxon C., Johnston P., EcoMetrics - Environmental Supporting Conditions for Groundwater-dependent Terrestrial Ecosystems, Wexford, Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, 2022, 1 - 54pp, Book, PUBLISHED  URL
McAleer, E., Coxon, C., Mellander, P.-E., Grant, J. & Richards, K., Patterns and drivers of groundwater and stream nitrate concentrations in intensively managed agricultural catchments, Water, 14, (9), 2022, p1388 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Vucinic L., O'Connell D., Teixeira R., Coxon C., Gill L.W., Flow cytometry and fecal indicator bacteria analyses for fingerprinting microbial pollution in karst aquifer systems, Water Resources Research, 58, 2022, pe2021WR029840 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Mooney, D., Richards, K.G., Danaher, M., Grant, J., Gill, L., Mellander, P.-E. & Coxon, C.E., An analysis of the spatio-temporal occurrence of anthelmintic veterinary drug residues in groundwater, Science of the Total Environment, 769, 2021, p144804 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Bhatnagar S., Gill L.W., Waldren S., Sharkey N., Naughton O., Johnston P., Coxon C., Morrissey P., Ghosh B., Ecohydrological metrics for vegetation communities in turloughs (ephemeral karstic wetlands), Ecohydrology, 14, 2021, pe2316 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mooney, D., Coxon, C., Richards, K.G., Gill, L.W., Mellander, P.-E. & Danaher, M., A new sensitive method for the simultaneous chromatographic separation and tandem mass spectrometry detection of anticoccidials, including highly polar compounds, in environmental waters, Journal of Chromatography A, 1618, 2020, p460857-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Mooney, D., Richards, K.G., Danaher, M., Grant, J., Gill, L., Mellander, P.-E. & Coxon, C.E., An investigation of anticoccidial veterinary drugs as emerging organic contaminants in groundwater, Science of the Total Environment, 746, 2020, p141116 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Mooney D., Coxon C., Richards K., Gill L., Mellander P-E., Danaher M., Development and optimisation of a multi-residue method for the determination of 40 anthelmintic drugs in environmental water samples by solid phase extraction (SPE) with LC-MS/MS detection, Molecules, 24, (1978), 2019, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Turloughs (Ireland) in, editor(s)Finlayson, C.M., Milton G., Prentice R. & Davidson N. , The Wetland Book, Dordrecht, Springer, 2018, pp1067 - 1077, [Irvine, K., Coxon, C., Gill, L., Kimberley, S. & Waldren, S. ], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI

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Webster, K., Tedd, K., Coxon, C. & Donohue, I., Environmental flow assessment for Irish rivers, Irish Groundwater Newsletter, 54, 2016, p39 - 41, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Wilson, J., Rocha, C. & Coxon, C., Using GIS and natural tracers to evaluate groundwater discharge to lakes, Integrated Hydrogeology: Contemporary Principles, Policy and Practice (Proceedings of 35th Annual Groundwater Conference, IAH Irish Group), Tullamore, Offaly, 21-22 April 2015, International Association of Hydrogeologists (Irish Group), 2015, ppV.3 - V.10, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Coxon, C., Water quality in Irish karst aquifers, Water Resource Management: The Role of Hydrogeology (Proceedings of 34th Annual Groundwater Conference, IAH Irish Group), Tullamore, Offaly, 15-16 April 2014, International Association of Hydrogeologists (Irish Group), 2014, ppII.9 - II.18, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Kimberley, S. & Coxon, C., Environmental supporting conditions for groundwater dependent terrestrial ecosystems, GSI Groundwater Newsletter, 50, 2012, p38 - 40, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Tedd, K., Misstear, B., Coxon, C., Daly, D., Hunter Williams, T., Craig, M. & Mannix, A., A review of groundwater levels in the south-east of Ireland, Wexford, Environmental Protection Agency, 2011, 106pp, Report, PUBLISHED
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, PUBLISHED
McManus, S., Richards, K.G. & Coxon, C.E., Pesticide occurrence in Irish groundwaters, GSI Groundwater Newsletter, 47, 2009, p12 - 14, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Richards, K., Khalil, M., Fenton, O., Barrett, M., Jahangir, M., Johnston, P., Coxon, C. & O'Flaherty, V., Investigating subsoil and groundwater denitrification in Ireland, GSI Groundwater Newsletter, 47, 2009, p15 - 16, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Kilroy, G., Coxon, C., Daly, D., Hunter-Williams, T. & Jennings, S., Managing groundwater bodies in the Shannon pilot river basin for the Water Framework Directive, Proceedings of the Pilot River Basin Workshop - Groundwater & Water Framework Directive Management Plan, Rome, Italy, 3-4 May 2004, Tevere River Basin Authority, 2004, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Water pollution: the need to protect water resources in karst areas in, editor(s)Daly, D., Drew, D., Deakin, J., Ball, D., Parkes, M. & Wright, G. , The Karst of Ireland, Dublin, Karst Working Group / Geological Survey of Ireland, 2000, pp26 - 28, [Coxon, C.E. & Daly, D.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED


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I carry out research within the broad area of environmental earth science, mainly on groundwater quality. My specific interests include: · Rural groundwater quality problems, particularly nutrients and synthetic organic compounds · Groundwater vulnerability assessment and protection schemes · Karst hydrogeology and karst groundwater protection · Phosphorus loss to surface waters by different hydrological pathways · Groundwater - surface water interactions and integrated catchment management