Allison Donnelly

Alison Donnelly

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: Bolton Hall, Room 445
Phone: 414-229-2436

Mailing Address:

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


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.