Dr Aaron Potito

PhD., MA, BA

Contact Details

Head of School
Geography
AC 118
School of Geography and Archaeology
College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies
NUI Galway

T: 353 (0)91493936
E: aaron.potito@nuigalway.ie
W: Palaeoenvironmental Research Unit, http://www.nuigalway.ie/pru/
 
researcher

Biography

My research focuses on the use of lake sedimentary records, especially chironomid sub-fossils, to reconstruct past environments. Current research interests include temperature reconstruction of late Pleistocene and Holocene climates, assessment of historic and pre-historic human impacts on lake systems, and impacts of recent climate change on lake ecosystems.

Research Interests


  • Palaeoclimatology and palaeolimnology
  • Biogeography
  • Chironomids
  • Dendroecology and dendroclimatology
  • Climate change 
     
 

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
Research General Account 01-JUL-15 30-JUN-17
ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY 01-JUL-12 31-AUG-12
Sichuan University Open Research Fund 01-JUN-09 31-AUG-11
CHIRONOMID SUBFOSSILS IN WESTERN IRELAND A POTITO 01-JUN-07 25-JUL-09
IRC EMBARK KAREN TAYLOR AARON POTITO 01-SEP-12 30-SEP-16
BIODIVERSITY IN THE COSTAL ZONE AARON POTITO 03-DEC-12 31-OCT-13
IRCSET EMBARK MICHAEL O'CONNELL PETER MAJKUT 01-OCT-09 30-SEP-13
INVEST RELICT LANDSCAPES IRE RS/2006/144 AARON POTITO 01-JUL-09 30-SEP-09

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Prolonged California aridity linked to climate warming and Pacific sea surface temperature'
MacDonald, GM,Moser, KA,Bloom, AM,Potito, AP,Porinchu, DF,Holmquist, JR,Hughes, J,Kremenetski, KV (2016) 'Prolonged California aridity linked to climate warming and Pacific sea surface temperature'. Scientific Reports, 6 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Assessing recent climatic and human influences on chironomid communities from two moderately impacted lakes in western Ireland'
McKeown, M,Potito, AP (2016) 'Assessing recent climatic and human influences on chironomid communities from two moderately impacted lakes in western Ireland'. Hydrobiologia, 765 :245-263 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Spatial patterns of metal contamination and magnetic susceptibility of soils at an urban bonfire site'
Golden, N,Morrison, L,Gibson, PJ,Potito, AP,Zhang, CS (2015) 'Spatial patterns of metal contamination and magnetic susceptibility of soils at an urban bonfire site'. Applied Geochemistry, 52 :86-96 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Evaluating the dendroclimatological potential of Taxus baccata (yew) in southwest Ireland'
Galvin, S.A., A.P. Potito and K.R. Hickey (2014) 'Evaluating the dendroclimatological potential of Taxus baccata (yew) in southwest Ireland'. Dendrochronologia, 32 :144-152 [Details]
(2014) 'Modern influences on chironomid distribution in western Ireland: potential for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction'
Potito, AP,Woodward, CA,McKeown, M,Beilman, DW (2014) 'Modern influences on chironomid distribution in western Ireland: potential for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction'. Journal Of Paleolimnology, 52 :385-404 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Twentieth century human and climate impacts on a large mountain lake in southwest China'
Guo, XC,Potito, AP,Luo, L,Beilman, DW (2013) 'Twentieth century human and climate impacts on a large mountain lake in southwest China'. Hydrobiologia, 718 :189-206 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Palaeolimnological impacts of early prehistoric farming at Lough Dargan, County Sligo, Ireland'
Taylor, KJ, Potito, AP, Beilman, DW, Ghilardi, B, O'Connell, M (2013) 'Palaeolimnological impacts of early prehistoric farming at Lough Dargan, County Sligo, Ireland'. Journal Of Archaeological Science, 40 :3212-3221 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'The long-term temperature record from Markree Observatory, County Sligo from 1842-2011'
McKeown, M., A.P. Potito, and K.R. Hickey (2013) 'The long-term temperature record from Markree Observatory, County Sligo from 1842-2011'. Irish Geography, [Details]
(2012) 'Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios in surface sediments from lakes of western Ireland: implications for inferring past lake productivity and nitrogen loading'
Woodward, CA,Potito, AP,Beilman, DW (2012) 'Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios in surface sediments from lakes of western Ireland: implications for inferring past lake productivity and nitrogen loading'. Journal Of Paleolimnology, 47 :167-184 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Identifying volcano signals in Irish temperature observations since AD 1800'
Galvin S., Hickey K.R.and Potito A.P. (2011) 'Identifying volcano signals in Irish temperature observations since AD 1800'. Irish Geography, 44 (1):97-110 [Details]
(2008) 'The effects of aridity on conifer radial growth, recruitment, and mortality patterns in the eastern Sierra Nevada, California'
Potito, AP,MacDonald, GM (2008) 'The effects of aridity on conifer radial growth, recruitment, and mortality patterns in the eastern Sierra Nevada, California'. Arctic Antarctic And Alpine Research, 40 :129-139 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Evidence of temperature depression and hydrological variations in the eastern Sierra Nevada during the Younger Dryas stade'
MacDonald, GM,Moser, KA,Bloom, AM,Porinchu, DF,Potito, AP,Wolfe, BB,Edwards, TWD,Petel, A,Orme, AR,Orme, AJ (2008) 'Evidence of temperature depression and hydrological variations in the eastern Sierra Nevada during the Younger Dryas stade'. Quaternary Research, 70 :131-140 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Subfossil chironomids as indicators of recent climate change in Sierra Nevada, California, lakes'
Porinchu, D.F., Potito, A.P., MacDonald, G.M., Bloom, A.M. (2007) 'Subfossil chironomids as indicators of recent climate change in Sierra Nevada, California, lakes'. Arctic, Antarctic, And Alpine Research, 39 :286-296 [Details]
(2006) 'A late Quaternary chironomid-inferred temperature record from the Sierra Nevada, California, with connections to northeast Pacific sea surface temperatures'
Potito, A.P., Porinchu, D.F., MacDonald, G.M., Moser, K.A. (2006) 'A late Quaternary chironomid-inferred temperature record from the Sierra Nevada, California, with connections to northeast Pacific sea surface temperatures'. QUATERNARY RESEARCH, 66 :356-363 [Details]
(2005) 'Impacts of recreation trails on exotic and ruderal species distribution in grassland areas along the Colorado Front Range'
Potito, A.P., Beatty, S.W. (2005) 'Impacts of recreation trails on exotic and ruderal species distribution in grassland areas along the Colorado Front Range'. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 36 (2):230-236 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Chapter 5. Reflections on a lake: a multi-proxy study of environmental change and human impacts at Lough Lugh, Uisneach, Co. Westmeath. Discovery Programme Reports 8'
R. Schott, I. Stuijts, S. McGinley, A.P. Potito (2014) 'Chapter 5. Reflections on a lake: a multi-proxy study of environmental change and human impacts at Lough Lugh, Uisneach, Co. Westmeath. Discovery Programme Reports 8' In: Discovery Programme Reports 8. Dublin: Discovery Programme Reports. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2014) XIV Colóquio Ibérico de Geografia, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Mateus, C. and A.P. Potito (2014) Riscos climáticos em Armagh, Irlanda do Norte, entre 1844 e 2013 e Oscilação do Atlântico Norte (NAO) XIV Colóquio Ibérico de Geografia, Universidade do Minho, Portugal [Details]
(2011) Proceedings for the International Symposium on Water Resources and Environmental Protection (ISWREP)
Guo, X., A.P. Potito and L.Luo (2011) A GIS-based approach for simulating air temperature in the Hydroelectric Reservoir Region, central China Proceedings for the International Symposium on Water Resources and Environmental Protection (ISWREP) , pp.2193-2197 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2013) Biodiversity in the Coastal Zone: Status and Governance.
Flannery, W., G. Kindermann, K. Lynch, and A.P. Potito (2013) Biodiversity in the Coastal Zone: Status and Governance. Working and Educating for Biodiversity (WEB), Dublin. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2009) Global Issues: An Introduction, 3rd edition.
Potito, AP (2009) Global Issues: An Introduction, 3rd edition. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2015) A high resolution palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the Neolithic at the Carrowkeel-Keshcorran complex, County Sligo, Ireland. Conference of Irish Geographers, Belfast.
Taylor, K.J., S. Stolze, D.W. Beilman and A.P. Potito (2015) A high resolution palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the Neolithic at the Carrowkeel-Keshcorran complex, County Sligo, Ireland. Conference of Irish Geographers, Belfast. Conference Paper [Details]
(2015) Reconstructing Human Impacts in a Polluted Freshwater Lake. Conference of Irish Geographers, Belfast.
Chique, C., A.P. Potito and K. Molloy (2015) Reconstructing Human Impacts in a Polluted Freshwater Lake. Conference of Irish Geographers, Belfast. Conference Paper [Details]
(2015) A high resolution palaeoenvironmental assessment of the Neolithic at the Carrowkeel-Keshcorran complex, County Sligo, Ireland. Irish Quaternary Association Spring Meeting, Maynooth.
Taylor, K.J., S. Stolze, D.W. Beilman and A.P. Potito (2015) A high resolution palaeoenvironmental assessment of the Neolithic at the Carrowkeel-Keshcorran complex, County Sligo, Ireland. Irish Quaternary Association Spring Meeting, Maynooth. Conference Paper [Details]
(2015) Lough Lugh: Natural site or archaeological monument-the palaeolimnological evidence. Conference of Irish Geographers, Belfast.
McGinley, S., R. Schot, I. Stuijts, K. Molloy and A.P. Potito (2015) Lough Lugh: Natural site or archaeological monument-the palaeolimnological evidence. Conference of Irish Geographers, Belfast. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) A dendrochemical study of 20th century air pollution trends in Dublin. Conference of Irish Geographers, Dublin.
Galvin, S., L. Morrison and A.P. Potito (2014) A dendrochemical study of 20th century air pollution trends in Dublin. Conference of Irish Geographers, Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) Modern influences on chironomid distribution in western Ireland lakes: potential for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Conference of Irish Geographers, Dublin.
Potito, A.P., C.A. Woodward, M. McKeown and D.W. Beilman (2014) Modern influences on chironomid distribution in western Ireland lakes: potential for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Conference of Irish Geographers, Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) Spatial patterns of metal contamination and magnetic susceptibility of soils at an urban bonfire site. Conference of Irish Geographers, Dublin.
Golden, N., L. Morrison, P. Gibson, A.P. Potito and C. Zhang (2014) Spatial patterns of metal contamination and magnetic susceptibility of soils at an urban bonfire site. Conference of Irish Geographers, Dublin. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) 30th International Conference of SEGH (Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health) 2014.
Golden, N., Morrison, L., Gibson, P., Potito, A., and Zhang, C.S. (2014) 30th International Conference of SEGH (Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health) 2014. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) A palaeolimnological assessment of 20th century human and climate impacts on a large mountain lake in southwest China. Conference of Irish Geographers, Galway, Ireland.
Potito, A.P., X. Guo, L. Luo, and D.W. Beilman (2013) A palaeolimnological assessment of 20th century human and climate impacts on a large mountain lake in southwest China. Conference of Irish Geographers, Galway, Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) Palaeolimnological impacts of early prehistoric farming at Lough Dargan, County Sligo, Ireland. Socio-Environmental Dynamics Over the Last 12,000 years: the Creation of Landscapes III, Kiel University, Germany.
Taylor, K.J., A.P. Potito, D.W. Beilman, B. Ghilardi, and M. O’Connell (2013) Palaeolimnological impacts of early prehistoric farming at Lough Dargan, County Sligo, Ireland. Socio-Environmental Dynamics Over the Last 12,000 years: the Creation of Landscapes III, Kiel University, Germany. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Impacts of climate warming on a large mountain lake in southwestern China. Association of American Geographers Conference, New York.
Potito, A.P., Guo, X., Luo, L., Beilman, D.W. (2012) Impacts of climate warming on a large mountain lake in southwestern China. Association of American Geographers Conference, New York. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Ecological impacts of early farming in Western Ireland: a palaeolimnological approach. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, New York.
Taylor, K.H., Potito, A.P., Ghilardi, B., O'Connell, M., Beilman, D.W. (2012) Ecological impacts of early farming in Western Ireland: a palaeolimnological approach. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, New York. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) A multi-proxy paleolimnological assessment of mid-Holocene aridity in the Midwestern United States. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, New York.
Porinchu, D.F., Potito, A.P., Soltesz, P., Beilman, D.W., Brady, V. (2012) A multi-proxy paleolimnological assessment of mid-Holocene aridity in the Midwestern United States. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, New York. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Quaternary coastal lithofacies and depositional sequence architecture in an ice marginal setting, NW Donegal, Ireland. The British Sedimentological Research Group, Annual General Meeting, Dublin, Ireland.
Cullen, C., A.P. Potito (2012) Quaternary coastal lithofacies and depositional sequence architecture in an ice marginal setting, NW Donegal, Ireland. The British Sedimentological Research Group, Annual General Meeting, Dublin, Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Multi-proxy paleolimnological analyses provide evidence of early to mid-Holocene aridity in the Midwestern United States. 12th International Paleolimnology Symposium, Glasgow.
Porinchu, D.F., A.P. Potito, P. Soltesz, D.W. Beilman, and V. Brady (2012) Multi-proxy paleolimnological analyses provide evidence of early to mid-Holocene aridity in the Midwestern United States. 12th International Paleolimnology Symposium, Glasgow. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) Ecological response to mean summer temperature change in NW Ireland. Conference of Irish Geographers, Limerick.
McKeown, M., Potito, A.P. (2011) Ecological response to mean summer temperature change in NW Ireland. Conference of Irish Geographers, Limerick. Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) An assessment of recent climate change and ecological response in NW Ireland using chironomid-based palaeolimnological reconstructions . Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers.
McKeown, M., Potito, A.P. (2011) An assessment of recent climate change and ecological response in NW Ireland using chironomid-based palaeolimnological reconstructions . Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers. Seattle, Washington: Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Assessing mid-Holocene aridity in the Midwestern United States . Quaternary Studies and Stratigraphy Seminar, Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Porinchu, D.F., Potito, A.P., Soltesz, P., DeGrand, J., Reinemann, S. (2010) Assessing mid-Holocene aridity in the Midwestern United States . Quaternary Studies and Stratigraphy Seminar, Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Columbus, Ohio: Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) The dendroclimatological potential of Taxus baccata in Reenadinna Wood, Killarney National Park, Co Kerry . Conference of Irish Geographers.
Galvin, S., Potito, A.P. (2010) The dendroclimatological potential of Taxus baccata in Reenadinna Wood, Killarney National Park, Co Kerry . Conference of Irish Geographers. Maynooth: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Chironomid subfossil distribution in western Ireland: potential for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions . Conference of Irish Geographers.
Woodward, C.A. (2009) Chironomid subfossil distribution in western Ireland: potential for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions . Conference of Irish Geographers. Cork: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) The distribution of chironomid subfossils in western Ireland: potential for paleoenvironmental reconstructions . Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers.
Woodward, C.A. (2009) The distribution of chironomid subfossils in western Ireland: potential for paleoenvironmental reconstructions . Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers. Las Vegas, Nevada: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) High-resolution temperature reconstruction of the ‘8200-year cold event’ in western Ireland. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers.
Potito, A.P., Overland, A., O'Connell, M. (2008) High-resolution temperature reconstruction of the ‘8200-year cold event’ in western Ireland. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers. Boston, Massachusetts: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Recent climate change in the central Sierra Nevada, California, USA, as indicated by high-resolution diatom analysis. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers.
Bloom, A.M., Porinchu, D.F., Potito, A.P., MacDonald, G.M. (2008) Recent climate change in the central Sierra Nevada, California, USA, as indicated by high-resolution diatom analysis. Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers. Boston, Massachusetts: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Evidence of regional warming during the 20th century in alpine and subalpine lakes in the western United States. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting.
Porinchu, D.F., Reinemann, S., Potito, A.P., MacDonald, G.M., Moser K.A., Munroe, J.S., Box, J., Mark, B. (2007) Evidence of regional warming during the 20th century in alpine and subalpine lakes in the western United States. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. San Francisco,California: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) How the past informs the present: Paleoclimate variability and impacts in the Sierra Nevada, California. DISCCRS II Symposium for recent PhDs in climate change research.
Potito, A.P. (2006) How the past informs the present: Paleoclimate variability and impacts in the Sierra Nevada, California. DISCCRS II Symposium for recent PhDs in climate change research. Pacific Grove, California: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Paleolimnological evidence of Younger Dryas cooling in the Sierra Nevada, CA. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Seattle, Washington.
Moser, K.A., MacDonald, G.M., Bloom, A.M., Porinchu, D.F., Petel, A., Potito, A.P. (2006) Paleolimnological evidence of Younger Dryas cooling in the Sierra Nevada, CA. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting Seattle, Washington. Washington: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) High Resolution Analysis of Subfossil Chironomids in the Inter-Mountain Region of the Western Unites States Provides Evidence of 20th Century Warming. 16th International Chironomid Symposium Funchal, Portugal.
Porinchu, D.F., Potito A.P., MacDonald, G.M., Moser, K.A., Bloom, A.M. (2006) High Resolution Analysis of Subfossil Chironomids in the Inter-Mountain Region of the Western Unites States Provides Evidence of 20th Century Warming. 16th International Chironomid Symposium Funchal, Portugal. Portugal: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) A late Quaternary chironomid-inferred temperature record from the Sierra Nevada, California, with connections to northeast Pacific sea surface temperatures. 16th International Chironomid Symposium Funchal.
Potito, A.P., Porinchu D.F., MacDonald, G.M., Moser, K.A. (2006) A late Quaternary chironomid-inferred temperature record from the Sierra Nevada, California, with connections to northeast Pacific sea surface temperatures. 16th International Chironomid Symposium Funchal. Portugal: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) How the past informs the present: Paleoclimate variability and impacts in the Sierra Nevada, California. DISCCRS II Symposium.
Potito, A.P. (2006) How the past informs the present: Paleoclimate variability and impacts in the Sierra Nevada, California. DISCCRS II Symposium. Pacific Grove, California: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) High Resolution Analysis of Sub-fossil Midges from the Great Basin, United States Provides Evidence of 20th Century Warming. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting.
Porinchu, D.F., Potito, A.P., MacDonald, G.M., Moser, K., Munroe, J. (2006) High Resolution Analysis of Sub-fossil Midges from the Great Basin, United States Provides Evidence of 20th Century Warming. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) High resolution analysis of subfossil chironomids in the Sierra Nevada, California, provides evidence of late 20th century warming. Pacific Climate Conference.
Porinchu, D.P., Potito, A.P., MacDonald, G.M., Bloom, A.M. (2006) High resolution analysis of subfossil chironomids in the Sierra Nevada, California, provides evidence of late 20th century warming. Pacific Climate Conference. Pacific Grove, California: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) A 15, 000-yr chironomid-inferred temperature record from the eastern Sierra Nevada, California. Association of American Geographers.
Potito, A.P., Porinchu, D.F., MacDonald, G.M., Moser, K.A. (2006) A 15, 000-yr chironomid-inferred temperature record from the eastern Sierra Nevada, California. Association of American Geographers. Chicago, IL: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Chironomid-inferred evidence of recent and long-term temperature change in the Sierra Nevada, California. DISCCRS II Symposium for recent PhDs in climate change research.
Potito, A.P. (2006) Chironomid-inferred evidence of recent and long-term temperature change in the Sierra Nevada, California. DISCCRS II Symposium for recent PhDs in climate change research. Pacific Grove, California: Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) A Holocene Record of Climate Change from the Sierra Nevada, CA, USA: A Paleolimnological Perspective of California Drought. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting.
Moser, K.A., MacDonald, G.M., Bloom, A.M. , Potito, A.P., Porinchu, D.F. (2004) A Holocene Record of Climate Change from the Sierra Nevada, CA, USA: A Paleolimnological Perspective of California Drought. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. San Francisco,California: Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) Holocene drought patterns in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, CA: A paleolimnological approach. Association of American Geographers.
Potito, A.P., MacDonald, G.M. (2004) Holocene drought patterns in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, CA: A paleolimnological approach. Association of American Geographers. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) A multi-proxy, high-resolution reconstruction of Holocene climate and drought conditions from Kirman Lake, eastern Sierra Nevada, California, USA. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Bloom, A.M., Potito A.P., MacDonald, G.M., Moser, K.A., Porinchu, D.F. (2004) A multi-proxy, high-resolution reconstruction of Holocene climate and drought conditions from Kirman Lake, eastern Sierra Nevada, California, USA. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Denver, Colorado: Conference Paper [Details]
(2004) Climatological, hydrological and vegetation change for the past 15, 000 years based upon a new network of high resolution lake sites in the Sierra Nevada and Uinta Mountains. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting.
MacDonald, G.M., Moser K.A., Porinchu, D.F., Bloom A.M., Potito, A.P., Petel, A. (2004) Climatological, hydrological and vegetation change for the past 15, 000 years based upon a new network of high resolution lake sites in the Sierra Nevada and Uinta Mountains. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. San Francisco,California: Conference Paper [Details]
(2003) High resolution time-series of the Younger Dryas cold event in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, California. Pacific Climate Conference, Pacific Grove, California.
Potito, A.P., Porinchu, D.F. and MacDonald, G.F. (2003) High resolution time-series of the Younger Dryas cold event in the Eastern Sierra Nevada, California. Pacific Climate Conference, Pacific Grove, California. Conference Paper [Details]
(2001) Sensitivity of California to rapid climatic variations typical of the last glacial-interglacial transition: Evidence from the 'new' paleolimnology applied to Sierra Nevada lakes. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting San Francisco, California.
MacDonald, G.M., Porinchu, D.F., Bloom, A.M., Moser, K.A., Petel, A., Potito, A.P. (2001) Sensitivity of California to rapid climatic variations typical of the last glacial-interglacial transition: Evidence from the 'new' paleolimnology applied to Sierra Nevada lakes. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting San Francisco, California. California: Conference Paper [Details]

Conference Poster

  Year Publication
(2013) Magnetic Susceptibility and metal contamination in urban soil: the impact of bonfires. The 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium (ENVIRON 2013), Galway, Ireland.
Golden, N., L. Morrison, A.P. Potito, P. Gibson, and C. Zhang (2013) Magnetic Susceptibility and metal contamination in urban soil: the impact of bonfires. The 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium (ENVIRON 2013), Galway, Ireland. Conference Poster [Details]
(2006) Chironomid-inferred evidence of recent and long-term temperature change in the Sierra Nevada, California. DISCCRS II Symposium Pacific Grove.
Potito, A.P. (2006) Chironomid-inferred evidence of recent and long-term temperature change in the Sierra Nevada, California. DISCCRS II Symposium Pacific Grove. California: Conference Poster [Details]
(2003) Paleolimnological evidence of Younger Dryas cooling in the Sierra Nevada, CA. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
Moser, K.A., MacDonald, G.M., Bloom, A.M., Porinchu, D.F., Petel, A. Potito, A.P. (2003) Paleolimnological evidence of Younger Dryas cooling in the Sierra Nevada, CA. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. Pacific Grove, California: Conference Poster [Details]

Encyclopedia Entry

  Year Publication
(2014) Autoregressive moving average (ARMA) model.
Cook, E.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Autoregressive moving average (ARMA) model. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Wood analysis.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Wood analysis. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Bootstrapping.
Cook, E.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Bootstrapping. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Bristlecone pine.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Bristlecone pine. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Calibration.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Calibration. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Cambium.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Cambium. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Chronology.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Chronology. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Cross-calibration.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Cross-calibration. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Crossdating.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Crossdating. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Dendrochronology.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Dendrochronology. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Dendroclimatology.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Dendroclimatology. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Dendroecology.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Dendroecology. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Dendrogeomorphology.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Dendrogeomorphology. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Densitometry.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Densitometry. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) False rings.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) False rings. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Fire scar.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Fire scar. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Floating chronology.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Floating chronology. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Ice scars.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Ice scars. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Isotope dendrochronology.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Isotope dendrochronology. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Kalman filter.
Cook, E.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Kalman filter. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Light rings.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Light rings. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Master chronology.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Master chronology. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Normalization.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Normalization. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Pointer years.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Pointer years. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Response function.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Response function. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Signal strength.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Signal strength. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Standardization.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Standardization. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) International Tree-Ring Database (ITRDB).
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) International Tree-Ring Database (ITRDB). Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Tracheidogram.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Tracheidogram. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Transfer function.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Transfer function. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Tree-ring.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Tree-ring. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Tree-ring index.
Briffa, K.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Tree-ring index. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
(2014) Autoregressive (AR) modelling.
Cook, E.R. and A.P. Potito (2014) Autoregressive (AR) modelling. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]

Invited papers

  Year Publication
(2014) Mixed signals: Attempting to resolve human and climatic influences on Irish lakes. Irish Quaternary Association Annual Symposium, Dublin.
Potito, AP (2014) Mixed signals: Attempting to resolve human and climatic influences on Irish lakes. Irish Quaternary Association Annual Symposium, Dublin. Invited papers [Details]
(2011) Reconstructing the past to inform the present: Palaeoenvironmental perspectives of environmental change. Environmental Change and Human Interaction in the Western Atlantic Façade (Keynote Speaker). Coimbra, Portugal, 9-10 December.
Potito, A.P. (2011) Reconstructing the past to inform the present: Palaeoenvironmental perspectives of environmental change. Environmental Change and Human Interaction in the Western Atlantic Façade (Keynote Speaker). Coimbra, Portugal, 9-10 December. Invited papers [Details]
(2008) Chironomids as indicators of environmental change. State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering.
Potito, A.P. (2008) Chironomids as indicators of environmental change. State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering. Sichuan University, Chengdu, China: Invited papers [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
(2012) Palaeoenvironmental perspectives on climate change. Martin Ryan Institute Talks and Treats Speaker Series, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Potito, A.P. (2012) Palaeoenvironmental perspectives on climate change. Martin Ryan Institute Talks and Treats Speaker Series, National University of Ireland, Galway. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2012) Presenter and panellist, Biodiversity Breakout Session. Ryan Institute Launch and Symposium, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Potito, A.P. (2012) Presenter and panellist, Biodiversity Breakout Session. Ryan Institute Launch and Symposium, National University of Ireland, Galway. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2010) The role of chironomids in reconstructing environmental change . Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology Seminar Series.
Potito,A.P. (2010) The role of chironomids in reconstructing environmental change . Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology Seminar Series. Queen?s University, Belfast: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2009) Using chironomids to study environmental change . Department of Geography Seminar Series, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Potito,A. (2009) Using chironomids to study environmental change . Department of Geography Seminar Series, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Maynooth: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2008) Past as the key to the present: Using chironomids to study climate change. Planning & Environmental Policy Seminar Series UCD School of Geography.
Potito, A.P. (2008) Past as the key to the present: Using chironomids to study climate change. Planning & Environmental Policy Seminar Series UCD School of Geography. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2006) Reconstructing paleoclimates in the United States: evidence from the Sierra Nevada and the American Midwest. Department of Geography public lecture series National University of Ireland.
Potito, A.P. (2006) Reconstructing paleoclimates in the United States: evidence from the Sierra Nevada and the American Midwest. Department of Geography public lecture series National University of Ireland. Galway: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2006) Reconstructing late Quaternary climate: Lacustrine archives from California and the Midwestern US. Department of Geography colloquium series The Ohio State University.
Potito, A.P (2006) Reconstructing late Quaternary climate: Lacustrine archives from California and the Midwestern US. Department of Geography colloquium series The Ohio State University. Invited Seminars [Details]
(2005) A combined paleolimnological and dendroclimatological study on Holocene climate change and impacts in the Sierra Nevada, California. Geology Club seminar series College of Wooster.
Potito, A.P. (2005) A combined paleolimnological and dendroclimatological study on Holocene climate change and impacts in the Sierra Nevada, California. Geology Club seminar series College of Wooster. Wooster,Ohio: Invited Seminars [Details]
(2005) Reconstructing Holocene climate in the eastern Sierra Nevada, CA, using lake sedimentary records and tree-rings. Todd Spieker Colloquium Series.
Potito, A.P. (2005) Reconstructing Holocene climate in the eastern Sierra Nevada, CA, using lake sedimentary records and tree-rings. Todd Spieker Colloquium Series. University of California, Los Angeles: Invited Seminars [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 Presidents Award for Research Excellence NUI Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Geographical Society of Ireland Member /
Irish Isotopes Research Group member /
American Association of Geographers member /
Irish Environmental History Network Member /
Irish Quaternary Association Member /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
National University of Ireland Galway Head of School 01-MAY-13 /
Ohio State University Post-Doctoral Fellow 01-JUN-05 / 31-JAN-06
National University of Ireland Galway Lecturer 01-FEB-06 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1995 University of Colorado BACHELOR OF ARTS Environmental Conservation
2000 University of Colorado MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY Geography
2005 UCLA PhD Geography

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach Work Placement Host 01-JAN-11 / 01-JUL-14
Outreach Transition Year work placement training 06-SEP-10 / 01-DEC-15
Outreach Undergraduate Internship Supervisor 01-JUN-11 / 15-JUL-11
Outreach PhD student Host 07-SEP-09 / 28-MAY-10
Outreach Lab Sessions for Secondary Schools 01-SEP-12 / 01-DEC-13

Other Activities

  Description

Short course (2014 & 2015): Understanding Long-term Pollution Trends using Lake Sedimentary Archives, University Immersion Programme, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

Scientific Reviewer for the following international journals: Applied Geography, Ecology & Evolution, Environmental Management, The Holocene, Hydrobiologia, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Paleolimnology, Polar Biology, Quaternary International, Quaternary Science Reviews

Scientific Reviewer: Austrian Science Fund (Wissenschaftsfonds - FWF), The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Rutledge Publishers (book reviewer)

Review Committee, DISCRRS V, a highly selective (20% acceptance rate) international symposium for new PhDs in climate change research

Irish Postgraduate Training Consortium (2008 and 2009): Professional Development seminar, faculty mentor

Teaching Interests

I teach Physical Geography at all levels, and run a methods course across all Taught Masters programmes in Geography. I have a particular interest in human impacts on the environment, long-term environmental change and the Quaternary.

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2011 Karen Taylor MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY Y
2010 Eva Eagleton MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY Y
2013 Michelle McKeown PhD Y
2011 Stephen Galvin PhD N
2012 Claire Cullen PhD N