Allison Donnelly

Alison Donnelly

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: Bolton Hall, Room 445
Phone: 414-229-2436
e-mail: donnela@uwm.edu

Mailing Address:

Dr. Alison Donnelly
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201

Education:

Ph.D., Botany, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 1998
M.S., Environmental Science, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 1993
B.A., Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 1988

Office Hours:

By appointment

Courses Taught:

Geog 125: Introduction to Environmental Geography
Geog 340: Biogeography

Teaching Interests:

Courses in Ireland included, Global Environmental Change; Seminar Series; Biogeography; Plants and People.

Research Interests:

Climate change impacts on plant and animal phenology; potential mistiming between inter-dependent species; citizen science; strategic environmental assessment; environmental indicators including indicators of urban metabolism.

Representative Publications:

Donnelly, A., Caffarra, A., Kelleher, C.T., O’Neill, B.F., Diskin, E., Pletsers, A., Proctor, H., Stirnemann, R., O’Halloran, J., Peñuelas, J., Hodkinson, T.R. and Sparks, T. (2012) Surviving in a warmer world: environmental and genetic responses. Climate Research 53:245-262.

E. Diskin, H. Proctor, M. Jebb, T. Sparks and A. Donnelly (2012) The phenology of Rubus fructicosus in Ireland: herbarium specimens provide evidence for the response of phenophases to temperature, with implications for climate warming. International Journal of Biometeorology (doi:10.1007/s00484-012-0524-z)

Donnelly, A., Caffarra, A. and O’Neill, B.F. (2011) A review of climate-driven mismatches between inter-dependent phenophases in terrestrial, aquatic and agricultural ecosystems. International Journal of Biometeorology 55(6) 805-817.

Donnelly, A., Styles, D.F., Fitzgerald, J. and Finnan, J.M. (2011) A proposed framework for determining the environmental impact of replacing agricultural grassland with Miscanthus in Ireland. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 3:247-263.

Donnelly, A., Cooney, T., Jennings, E., Buscardo, E. and Jones, M. (2009) Response of birds to climatic variability; evidence from the western fringe of Europe. International Journal of Biometeorology 53: 211-220.