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Dr. Cordula Scherer

Research Fellow (History)


Twitter Handle: @CordulaTCEH I'm the researcher in charge of the IRC funded project Food Smart Dublin. I investigate how the seafood consumption of Dublin people can be encouraged by reconnecting with our coastal cultural heritage through the discovery of historical seafood recipes that are cooked in an innovate way and adjusted to the modern taste. The health of the marine environment and human's relationship with it are central to my work as a trained applied marine ecologist and close to my heart. I joined Trinity College in Dec 2015 first in the Dept. of Zoology where I completed an EPA funded research project. Since May 2017 I am a member of the TCEH in the Dept. of History and its post-doc representative. During my first two years in this unique and inspiring environment I worked as the marine ecology expert on the ERC advanced grant project NorFish. I developed a great interest and appreciation for marine history and coastal cultural heritage during this time which inspired me to co-develop the idea that Food Smart Dublin was born out of. With my passion for the marine environment I encourage colleagues, friends and family to connect with our coasts by organising annual surveys since 2016. In 2017 I became a member of Eco-Unesco, Ireland's environment and youth organisation and since the beginning of 2018 I'm part of the Think Tank An Urgent Enquiry - Artists and Scientists community.
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Cordula Scherer, Francis Ludlow, Al Matthews, Patrick Hayes, Riina Klais, Poul Holm, A Historical Plankton Index: Zooplankton abundance in the North Sea since 800 CE, Holocene, 2024, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cordula Scherer; Poul Holm, FoodSmart City Dublin: A framework for sustainable seafood , Food Ethics, 5, (7), 2020, p1-13 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Poul Holm; Francis Ludlow Cordula Scherer Charles Travis Bernard Allaire Cristina Brito Patrick W. Hayes Al Matthews Kieran J. Rankin Richard J. Breen Robert Legg Kevin Lougheed John Nicholls, The North Atlantic Fish Revolution, c. AD 1500, Quaternary Research, 2019, p1-15 , Notes: [We propose the concept of the "Fish Revolution" to demarcate the dramatic increase in North Atlantic fisheries after AD 1500, which led to a 15-fold increase of cod (Gadus morhua) catch volumes and likely a tripling of fish protein to the European market. We consider three key questions: (1) What were the environmental parameters of the Fish Revolution? (2) What were the globalising effects of the Fish Revolution? (3) What were the consequences of the Fish Revolution for fishing communities? While these questions would have been considered unknowable a decade or two ago, methodological developments in marine environmental history and historical ecology have moved information about both supply and demand into the realm of the discernible. Although much research remains to be done, we conclude that this was a major event in the history of resource extraction from the sea, mediated by forces of climate change and globalisation, and is likely to provide a fruitful agenda for future multidisciplinary research.], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Abigail McQuatters-Gollop, Angus Atkinson, Ana├»s Aubert, Jacob Bedford, Mike Best, Eileen Bresnan, Kathryn Cook, Michelle Devlin, Richard Gowen, David G. Johns, Margarita Machairopoulou ,April McKinney, Adam Mellor, Clare Ostle, Cordula Scherer, Paul Tett, Plankton lifeforms as a biodiversity indicator for regional-scale assessment of pelagic habitats for policy, Ecological Indicators, 101, 2019, p913 - 925, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Cordula Scherer, Richard Gowen, Field surveys of the Malin Shelf ecosystem in winter and summer 2012 and winter 2013, July, 2018, Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Cordula Scherer, Richard Gowen, Managing Marine Ecosystem Services: A review of the Ecosystem Approach,, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Belfast, Northern Ireland, July, 2018, Report, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Scherer, C., Gowen, R.J., Tett, P., Assessing the state of the pelagic habitat: A case study of plankton and its environment in the Western Irish Sea, Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, (NOV), 2016, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Gowen, R.J., Collos, Y., Tett, P., Scherer, C., Bec, B., Abadie, E., Allen, M., O'Brien, T., Response of diatom and dinoflagellate lifeforms to reduced phosphorus loading: A case study in the Thau lagoon, France, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 162, 2015, p45-52 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Scherer, C., Wiltshire, K., Bickmeyer, U., Inhibition of multidrug resistance transporters in the diatom Thalassiosira rotula facilitates dye staining, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 46, (1), 2008, p100-103 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Barr, N.G., Kloeppel, A., Rees, T.A.V., Scherer, C., Taylor, R.B., Wenzel, A., Wave surge increases rates of growth and nutrient uptake in the green seaweed ulva pertusa maintained at low bulk flow velocities, Aquatic Biology, 3, (2), 2008, p179-186 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED