Environmental Sciences Research Institute
Dr Paul Dunlop
Lecturer in Geographical Information Systems/Remote Sensing
School of Environmental Sciences
University of Ulster
Tel: +44(0)28 70124688
Fax: +44 (0) 2870124911
2004 PhD in Palaeoglaciology, University of Sheffield
1999 BSc Hons Geography, Queens University of Belfast
2004 to present Lecturer in Remote Sensing/GIS
My main research interests are using remote sensing, GIS and computer modelling to study the glacial geomorphology of Quaternary landscapes. My specialist area is studying the characteristics of subglacial bedforms (ribbed moraine, drumlins and mega-scale glacial lineations) with the aim of understanding the formative processes of generation and how these in turn influence ice dynamics and ice sheet stability. I also use marine geophysical data from INSS/INFOMAR to map and reconstruct the extent and behaviour of the former British Irish Ice sheet on the Irish continental shelf.
2012-2015 EU Framework 7 Marie Curie ITN
Project: Glaciated North Atlantic Margins (GLANAM).
Investigators: Sejrup, H.P., Andreassen, K., Noormets, R., Henriksen, E., O’Cofaigh, C., Howe, J., Dunlop, P., Benetti, S., Nielsen, T., Hahlgren, T., Planke, S.
Awarded: €4.4 million
Will climate change in the Arctic increase the landslide-tsunami risk to the UK (NE/K000144/1).
Investigators: McCloskey, J., Dunlop, P., Nalbant, S.S.
2012-2015 TEAGASC - Walsh Fellowships
Project: Defining critical source areas of nutrient transfer in agricultural catchments
Investigators: Dunlop, P., Jordan, P.
2010-12 UU strategic fund for National/International Collaboration
Project: International collaboration researching drumlin instabilities
Investigators: Dunlop, P., Clark, C.D., Stokes, C.R., Hindmarsh, R.C.A., Spagnolo, M., Fowler, A.C.
2008 Irish Integrated Marine Exploration Programme
Project: Reconstruction of the extent and dynamics of the British-Irish Ice Sheet on the continental margin off northwest Ireland – An analogue for present-day ice sheet dynamics and effects of ice melting on oceanic circulation and climate change.
Investigators: Benetti, S., Dunlop, P., O’Cofaigh, C.
Awarded: £133k in kind for 10 days ship time on R.V. Celtic Explorer
Project: Testing the instability theory of subglacial bedform production (NE/D011175/1).
Investigators: Clark, C.D., Hindmarsh, R.C.A., Dunlop, P., Stokes, C.R., Fowler, A.C.
In the first year undergraduate programmes I teach glaciology in EGM105 which covers the basic principles of glaciation and discusses the wider impacts of glaciation on the planet. In second year I teach terrestrial remote sensing in EGM310 where students learn how to use this technology to study the earth’s environments.
At postgraduate level I teach on the MSc in GIS. In this course I teach remote sensing and image processing in EGM713 and examine wider issues in GIS in EGM714.