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Francis Ludlow

Francis Ludlow (Part-time Lecturer)

Telephone: +353-(0)1 896 2357 email:
Postal Address: Department of Geography, Museum Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2.
Teaching Interests & responsibilites:
Francis's teaching interests are in the areas of climate, statistics and historical geography.
Frank Ludlow is a Research Fellow with the Trinity Long Room Hub (since 2009) and lecturer, part-time, with the Department of Geography, School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin (since 2007). Since 2009 he has been Treasurer of the Irish Quaternary Association. In 2006, he was a Visiting Scholar with the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University, Belfast. Here he worked with Prof. Mike Baillie and Mr. David Brown on a comparison of historic records of weather extremes and the Irish oak dendrochronological record. Frank has also worked in University College, Cork (2008-2009) as part of the Extreme weather, climate and natural disasters in Ireland project, funded by the EPA STRIVE program. Frank obtained a B.A. in Geography and Economics from Trinity College, Dublin, in 2003, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics from Trinity College, Dublin, in 2005. He is currently completing his PhD thesis on the environmental record within the Irish annals.
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 - dendrochronology - ice cores - volcanic impact on climate - environmental archaeology - the Irish annals - perception of weather extremes and natural phenomena in historical sources.

Link to Francis Ludlow's IEHN profile.


Ludlow, F. (2003) An Assessment of the Disadvantaged Areas Classifications in County Monaghan, 2003. Irish Farmers Association - Research Report, 26pp.

Ludlow, F. (2005) "Interpretation of celestial and environmental phenomena in the Irish Annals" Atlas, 10, 48-60.

Ludlow, F. (2005) "A surprisingly useful source of information about Ireland's past climate - the Irish Annals" Geographical Viewpoint, 33, 26-33.

Ludlow, F. (2006) "Three hundred years of weather extremes from the Annals of Connacht" Journal of Postgraduate Research, 5, 46-65. pdf, 170kb.

Leahy, P., Ludlow, F, Stefanni, B, Reilly, E., Monk, M. and Kiely, G.(In-Preparation) Extreme Weather, Climate and Natural Disasters in Ireland. Dublin: Environmental Protection Agency.

Last updated 16 October 2014