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Noeleen McDonald

Research Officer - Soil


  • PhD, Soil Science, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • B.Ag. Sc (Hons) Agriculture & Environmental Science (1st class Honors), University College Dublin, 2007
  • BSc Agricultural Science, Waterford Institute of Technology, 2005



  • Mellander P-E, Jordan P, Shore M, McDonald N, Wall DP, Shortle G, Daly K (2016). Identifying contrasting controls and surface water signals from groundwater phosphorus flux. Science of the Total Environment, 541, 292-302.
  • McDonald, N.T., Graham, S.F., Watson, C.J., Gordon, A., Lalor, S.T.J., Laughlin, R.J., Elliott, C.T. and Wall, D. (2016). Use of 1H NMR to identify nitrogen and carbon metabolites associated with mineralizable N in grassland soil. European Journal of Soil Science 67:835-846.
  • McDonald, Noeleen T., Miguel A. Dionisio Fernández, and David P. Wall. 2016. Illinois Soil Nitrogen Test Method Optimization for Analysis of Temperate Mineral Grassland Soils. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 47 (sup1. Special Issue on the 14th International Symposium on Soil and Plant Analysis (ISSPA)):112-121.


  • McDonald, N.T., Watson, C.J., Lalor, S.T.J., Laughlin, R.J., Wall, D.P., 2014. Evaluation of soil tests for predicting nitrogen mineralization in temperate grassland soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 78 (3), 1051-1064. doi:10.2136/sssaj2013.09.0411
  • McDonald, N.T., Watson, C.J., Laughlin, R.J., Lalor, S.T.J., Grant, J., Wall, D.P., 2014. Soil tests for predicting nitrogen supply for grassland under controlled environmental conditions. The Journal of Agricultural Science doi:10.1017/S0021859614000264, 1-14.