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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.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Cordula Scherer; Poul Holm, FoodSmart City Dublin: A framework for sustainable seafood , Food Ethics, 5, (7), 2020, p1-13 Journal Article, 2020 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 Journal Article, 2019 TARA - Full Text URL DOI

Abigail McQuatters-Gollop, Angus Atkinson, Anaïs 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, 2019 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2016

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, 2015

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, 2008

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, 2008