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  1. Campling, P., Joris, I., Calliera, M., Capri, E., Marchis, A., Kuczyńska, A., Vereijken, T., Majewska, Z., Belmans, E., Borremans, L., Dupon, E., Pauwelyn, E., Mellander, P-E., Fennell, C., Fenton, O., Burgess, E., Puscas, A., Gil, E.I., Lopez de Alda, M., Tudel, G.F., Andersen, E., Højber, A.L., Nowakowska, M., and Suciu, N. (2021). A multi-actor participatory approach to identify policy and technical barriers to better farming practices that protect our drinking water sources. Science of the Total Environment. STOTEN-14297. Open access 
  2. Mooney, D., Richards, K.G., Danaher, M., Grant, J., Gill, L., Mellander, P-E., and Coxon, C.E. (2021). An analysis of the spatio-temporal occurrence of anthelmintic veterinary drug residues in groundwater. Science of the Total Environment, 769, 144804. Open access
  3. Shahvi, S., Mellander, P-E., Jordan, P., and Fenton, O. (2021). A Fuzzy Cognitive Map method for integrated and participatory water governance. Science of the Total Environment, 750, 142193. Open access
  4. Karki, S., Bermejo, R., Wilkes, R., Mac Monagail, M., Daly, E., Healy, M., Hanafin, J., McKinstry, A., Mellander, P-E., Fenton, O., and Morrison, L. (2021). Mapping Spatial Distribution and Biomass of Intertidal Ulva Blooms Using Machine Learning and Earth Observation. Frontiers in Marine Science. Vol 8, article 633128. Open access 
  5. Mellander, P-E., and Jordan, P. (2021). Charting a perfect storm of water quality pressures. Science of the Total Environment, Vol 787, 147576. Open access
  6. Fresne, M., Jordan, P., Daly, K., Fenton, O., and Mellander, P-E. (2021). The role of colloids and other fractions in the below-ground delivery of phosphorus from agricultural hillslopes to streams. Catena. Vol 208, 1057375. Open access
  7. McCormack, M., Buckley, C., and Kelly, E. (2021). Using a Technology Acceptance Model to investigate what factors influence farmer adoption of a nutrient management plan. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research. Open access
  8. Vero, E.V., Doody, D., Cassidy, R., Higgins, S., Nicholl, G., Campbell, J., Mellander, P-E., McDonald, N., Burgess, E., Daly, K. and Sherry, E. (2021). Comparison of soil phosphorus index systems for grassland in the cross-border region of Ireland. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Science. Access

Main publications


  1. Bieroza, M., Dupas, R., Glendell, M., McGrath, G., and Mellander, P-E. (2020). Hydrological and Chemical Controls on Nutrient and Contaminant Loss to Water in Agricultural Landscapes.  Water, 12(12), 3379. Open access
  2. Fresne, M., Jordan, P., Fenton, O., Mellander, P-M., and Daly, K. (2020). Soil chemical and fertilizer influences on soluble and medium-sized colloidal phosphorus in agricultural soils. Science of the Total Environment, 754, 142112. Access 
  3. Khan, M.A., Barros-Costa, F., Fenton, O., Jordan, P., Fennell, C., and Mellander, P-E. (2020). Using a multi-dimensional approach for catchment scale herbicide pollution assessments. Science of the Total Environment, 747, 141232. Open access 
  4. Manley, A., Collins, A.L., Joynes, A., Mellander, P-E., and Jordan, P. (2020). Comparing extraction methods for biomarker steroid characterisation from soil and slurry. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 231:524. Open access 
  5. Mooney, D., Richards, K.G., Danaher, M., Grant, J., Gill, L., Mellander, P-E., and Coxon, C.E. (2020). An investigation of anticoccidial veterinary drugs as emerging organic contaminants in groundwater. Science of the Total Environment, 746, 141116. Open access 
  6. Mooney, D., Coxon, C., Richards, K.G., Gill, L., Mellander, P-E., and Danaher, M. (2020). A new sensitive method for the simultaneous chromatographic separation and tandem mass spectrometry detection of anticoccidials, including highly polar compounds, in environmental waters. Journal of Chromatography A, Open access 
  7. Morton, P., Fennell, C., Cassidy, R., Doody, D., Fenton, O., Mellander, P-E., and Jordan, P. (2020). A review of the pesticide MCPA in the land-water environment and emerging research needs. WIRES-water, doi:10.1002/wat2.1402. Open access 
  8. Vero, S.E, McDonald, N.T., McGrath, G., and Mellander, P-E. (2020). The Beast from the East; Impact of an atypical cold weather event on hydrology and nutrient dynamics in Irish catchments. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research. Open access

Main publications


  1. McDonald, N.T., Wall, D.P., Mellander, P-E., Buckley, C., Shore, M., Shortle, G., Leach, S., Burgess, E., O’Connell, T. and Jordan, P. (2019). Field scale phosphorus balances and legacy soil pressures in mixed-land use catchments. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 274 14–23.  Open access
  2. Vero, S.E., Daly, K., McDonald, N.T., Leach, S., Sherriff, S.C. and Mellander, P-E. (2019). Sources and Mechanisms of Low-Flow River Phosphorus Elevations: A Repeated Synoptic Survey Approach. Special Issue Hydrological and Chemical Controls on Nutrient and Contaminant Loss to Water in Agricultural Landscapes. Open access
  3. Drohan, P.J., Bechmann, M., Buda, A., Djodjic, F., Doody, D., Duncan, J.M., Iho, A., Jordan, P., Kleinman, P.J., McDowell, R., Mellander, P-E., Thomas, I.A., and Withers, P.J.A. (2019). A Global Perspective on Phosphorus Management Decision Support in Agriculture: Lessons Learned and Future Directions. Journal of Environmental Quality, 48 (5), 1218 -1233. Access
  4. McGrath, G., Rao, P.S.C., Mellander, P-E., Kennedy, I., Rose, M. and van Zwieten, L. (2019). Real-time forecasting of pesticide concentrations in soil. Science of The Total Environment, 663 709-717. Open access
  5. McGrath, G., Kaeseberg, T., Reyes-Silva, J.D., Jawitz, J.W., Blumensaat, F., Borchardt, D., Mellander, P-E., Paik, K., Krebs, P., and Rao, P.S.C. (2019). Network Topology and Rainfall Controls on the Variability of Combined Sewer Overflows and Loads. Water Resources Research, 55. Access
  6. Davis, S. J., Ó hUallacháin, D., Mellander, P-E., Matthaei, C. D., Piggott, J. J. and Kelly-Quinn, M. (2019). Chronic nutrient inputs affect stream macroinvertebrate communities more than acute inputs: An experiment manipulating phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment. Science of The Total Environment, 683, 9 – 20. Access
  7. Mooney, D., Coxon, C., Richards, K.G., Gill, L., Mellander, P-E., and Danaher, M. (2019). Development and optimisation of a multi-residue method for the determination of 40 anthelmintic compounds in environmental water samples by solid phase extraction (SPE) with LC-MS/MS detection. Molecules, 24, 1978. Open access
  8. Sherriff, S.C., Rowan, J.S., Fenton, O., Jordan, P., and Ó hUallacháin, D. (2019). Influence of land management on soil erosion, connectivity and sediment delivery in agricultural catchments: Closing the sediment budget. Land Degrad Dev. 2019;1-15. Open access

Main publications



  1. Hyland, J.J., Heanue, K., McKillop, J., and Micha, E. (2018). Factors underlying farmers' intentions to adopt best practices: The case of paddock based grazing systems. Agricultural Systems 162, 97-106. Access
  2. Leinweber, P., Bathmann, U., Buczko, U. et al. Ambio (2018). Handling the phosphorus paradox in agriculture and natural ecosystems: scarcity, necessity and burden of P. Ambio, 47, S3-S19. Open access
  3. Mellander, P-E., Jordan, P., Bechmann, M., Fovet, O., Shore, M.M., McDonald, N.T., and Gascuel-Odoux, C. (2018). Integrated climate-chemical indicators of diffuse pollution from land to water. Nature Scientific Reports, 8 (1), 944  Open access
  4. Melland, A.R., Fenton, O. and Jordan, P. (2018).  Effects of agricultural land management changes on surface water quality: A review of meso-scale catchment research. Environmental Science & Policy (84) 19 - 25. Access
  5. Micha, E., Roberts, W., Ryan, M., O’Donoghue, C., and Daly, K. (2018). A participatory approach for comparing stakeholders’ evaluation of P loss mitigation options in a high ecological status river catchment.  Environmental Science & Policy, (84) 41 - 51. Access
  6. Cassidy, R., Jordan, P., Bechmann, M., Kronvang, B., Kyllmar, K., and Shore, M. (2018).  Assessments of Composite and Discrete Sampling Approaches for Water Quality Monitoring. Water Resources Management, 32, 3103–3118. Open access
  7. Davis, S.J., Ó hUallacháin, D., Mellander, P-E., Kelly, A-M., Matthaei, C.D., Piggott, J.J., and Kelly-Quinn, M. (2018). Multiple-stressor effects of sediment, phosphorus and nitrogen on stream macroinvertebrate communities. Science of the Total Environment, 637-638, 577-587. Access
  8. Bol, R., Gruau, G., Mellander, P-E., Dupas, R., Bechmann, M,, Skarbøvik, E., Bieroza, M., Djodjic, F., Glendell, M., Jordan, P., Van der Grift, B., Rode, M., Smolders, E., Verbeeck, M., Gu. S., Klumpp, E., Pohle, I., Fresne, M., and Gascuel-Odoux, C. (2018). Challenges of Reducing Phosphorus Based Water Eutrophication in the Agricultural Landscapes of Northwest Europe. Frontiers in Marine Science, Front. Mar. Sci. 5:276. Open access
  9. Sherriff, S.C., Rowan, J.S., Fenton, O., Jordan, P., and Ó hUallacháin, D. (2018). Sediment fingerprinting as a tool to identify temporal and spatial variability of sediment sources and transport pathways in agricultural catchments. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 267 (2018) 188–200. Access 
  10. Daly, K., Richards, K.,  Mellander, P-E., Jordan, P., Ó hUallacháin, D., Sherriff, S., Vero, S.E., and Fenton, O. (2018). Chapter 16: Soils and water quality. In: Creamer R & O’Sullivan L [Editors], The Soils of Ireland, Springer World Soils Book Series, 235-242. Access

Main publications


  1. Minaudo, C., Dupas, R., Gascuel-Odoux, C., Fovet, O., Mellander, P-E., Shore, M., Jordan, P., and Moatar, F. (2017). Non-linear empirical modeling to estimate phosphorus exports using continuous records of turbidity and discharge. Water Resources Research, 53(9), 7590-7606.  Open access
  2. Vero, S.E., Basu, N.B., van Meter, K., Richards K.G., Mellander, P-E., Healy, M.G., and Fenton, O. (2017). Review: the environmental status and implications of the nitrate time lag in Europe and North America.  Hydrogeology Journal, 26(1), 7-22.  Abstract
  3. McManus, S-L., Coxon, C.E., Mellander, P-E., Danaher, M., and Richards, K.G. (2017). Hydrogeological characteristics influencing the occurrence of pesticides and pesticide metabolites in groundwater across the Republic of Ireland. Science of the Total Environment, 601-602, 594-602. Abstract
  4. Dupas, R., Mellander, P-E., Gascuel-Odoux, C., Fovet, O., McAleer, E., McDonald, N.T., Shore, M., and Jordan, P. (2017). The role of mobilisation and delivery processes on contrasting dissolved nitrogen and phosphorus exports in groundwater fed catchments. Science of the Total Environment, 599, 1275-1287. Abstract
  5. Shore, M., Murphy, S., Mellander, P-E., Shortle, G., Melland, A.R., Crockford, L., O’Flaherty, V., Williams, L., Morgan, G., and Jordan, P. (2017). Influence of stormflow and baseflow phosphorus pressures on stream ecology in agricultural catchments. Science of the Total Environment, 590-591, 469-483. Open access
  6. McAleer, E.B., Coxon, C.E., Richards, K.G., Jahangir, M.M.R., Grant, J., and Mellander, P-E. (2017). Groundwater nitrate reduction versus dissolved gas production: A tale of two catchments. Science of the Total Environment, 586, 372-389. Open access
  7. Fenton, O., Mellander, P-E., Daly, K., Wall, D.P., Jahangir, M.M.R., Jordan, P., Hennessey, D., Huebsch, M., Blum, P., Vero, S., and Richards, K.G. (2017). Integrated assessment of agricultural nutrient pressures and legacies in karst landscapes. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 329, 246-256. Abstract
  8. Vero, S.E., Healy, M.G., Henry, T., Creamer, R.E., Ibrahim, T.G., Richards, K.G., Mellande,r P-E., McDonald, N.T., and Fenton, O. (2017). A framework for determining unsaturated zone water quality time lags at catchment scale.  Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 236, 234-242. Abstract
  9. Thomas, I.A., Jordan, P., Shine, O., Fenton, O., Mellander, P-E., Dunlop, P., and  Murphy, P.N.C. (2017). Defining optimal DEM resolutions and point densities for modelling hydrologically sensitive areas in agricultural catchments dominated by microtopography. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 54, 38-52. Open access
  10. Crockford, L., O’Riordain, S., Taylor, D., Melland, A.R., Shortle, G., and Jordan, P. (2017). The application of high temporal resolution data in river catchment modelling and management strategies. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 189, 461. Abstract 
  11. Thomas, I.A., Mellander, P-E., Murphy, P.N.C., Fenton, O., Shine, O., Djodjic, F., Dunlop, P., and Jordan, P. (2016). A sub-field scale critical source area index for legacy phosphorus management using high resolution data. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 233, 238-252. Open access


  1. Shore, M., Jordan, P., Mellander, P-E., Kelly-Quinn, M., Daly, K., Sims, J.T., Wall, D.P., and Melland, A.R. (2016). Characterisation of agricultural drainage ditch sediments along the phosphorus transfer continuum in two contrasting headwater catchments. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 16, 1643-1654. Access
  2. Mellander, P-E., Jordan, P., Shore, M., McDonald, N.T, Wall D.P., Shortle, G., and Daly, K. (2016). Identifying contrasting influences and surface water signals for specific groundwater phosphorus vulnerability. Science of the Total Environment, 541, 292-302. Access
  3. McDonald, N.T., Graham, S.F., Watson, C.J., Gordon, A., Lalor, S.T.J., Laughlin, R.J., Elliott, C.T. and Wall, D.P. (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. Access
  4. McDonald, N.T., Dionisio Fernández, M.A., and Wall, D.P.  (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. Access
  5. Shore, M., Jordan, P., Melland, A.R., Mellander, P-E., McDonald, N., and Shortle, G (2016). Incidental nutrient transfers: Assessing critical times in agricultural catchments using high-resolution data. Science of the Total Environment, 553 404-415. Open access
  6. Thomas, I.A., Jordan, P., Mellander, P-E., Fenton, O., Shine, O'hUallachain, D., Creamer, R., McDonald, N.T., Dunlop, P. and Murphy, P.N.C. (2016). Improving the identification of hydrologically sensitive areas using LiDAR DEMs for the delineation and mitigation of critical source areas of diffuse pollution. Science of the Total Environment, 556, 276-290. Open access
  7. Buckley, C., Wall, D.P., Moran, B., O'Neill, S., and Murphy, P.N.C. (2016a). Phosphorus management on Irish dairy farms post controls introduced under the EU Nitrates Directive. Agricultural Systems 142, 1-8. Access
  8. Buckley, C., Wall, D.P., Moran, B., O’Neill, S., and Murphy, P.N.C. (2016b). Farm gate level nitrogen balance and use efficiency changes post implementation of the EU Nitrates Directive. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 104, 1-13. Access
  9. Oliver, D.M., Porter, K.D.H., Pachepsky, Y.A., Muirhead, R.W., Reaney, S.M., Coffey, R., Kay, D., Milledge, D.G., Hong, E., Anthony, S.G., Page, T., Bloodworth, J.W., Mellander, P-E., Carbonneau, P.E., McGrane, S.J., and Quilliam, R.S. (2016). Predicting microbial water quality with models: Over-arching questions for managing risk in agricultural catchments. Science of The Total Environment 544, 39-47. Open access
  10. Sherriff, S.C., Rowan, J.S., Fenton, O., Jordan, P., Melland, A.R., Mellander, P-E., and Ó hUallacháin, D. (2016). Storm Event Suspended Sediment-Discharge Hysteresis and Controls in Agricultural Watersheds: Implications for Watershed Scale Sediment Management. Environmental Science & Technology 50, 1769-1778. Access
  11. Buckley, C., Howley, P., O'Donoghue, C., and Kilgarriff, P. (2016). Willingness to Pay For Achieving Good Status Across Rivers in the Republic of Ireland. The Economic and Social Review, 47, 425-445. Open access


  1. Buckley, C., Wall, D.P., Moran, B., and Murphy, P.N.C. (2015). Developing the EU Farm Accountancy Data Network to derive indicators around the sustainable use of nitrogen and phosphorus at farm level. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, Volume 102, Issue 3, pp 319-333. Open access
  2. Sherriff, S.C., Rowan, J.S., Melland, A.R., Jordan, P., Fenton, O., and Ó hUallacháin, D. (2015). Investigating suspended sediment dynamics in contrasting agricultural catchments using ex situ turbidity-based suspended sediment monitoring. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 19, 3349-3363. Open Access
  3. Shore, M., Jordan, P., Mellander, P-E., Kelly-Quinn, M., and Melland, A.R. (2015). An agricultural drainage channel classification system for phosphorus management. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 199, 207-215. Paper
  4. Murphy, P.N.C., Mellander, P-E., Melland, A.R., Shore, M., Shortle, G., Wall, D.P., Treacy, M., Shine, O., Mechan, S., and Jordan, P.  (2015). Variable response to phosphorus mitigation measures across the nutrient transfer continuum in a dairy grassland catchment. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 207, 192-202. Open Access
  5. Murphy, S., Jordan, P., Mellander, P-E., and O’Flaherty, V.  (2015). Quantifying faecal indicator organism hydrological transfer pathways and phases in agricultural catchments. Science of the Total Environment, 520, 286-299. Access
  6. Mellander, P-E., Jordan, P., Shore, M., Melland, A.R., and Shortle, G. (2015). Flow paths and phosphorus transfer pathways in two agricultural streams with contrasting flow controls. Hydrological Processes, 29, 3504-3518. Access
  7. Sherriff, S.C., Franks, S.W., Rowan, J.S., Fenton, O., and Ó hUallacháin, D. (2015).  Uncertainty-based assessment of tracer selection, tracer non-concervativeness and multiple solutions in sediment fingerprinting using synthetic and field data. J Soils Sediments. Access
  8. Buckley, C., Howley, P., and Jordan, P. (2015). The role of differing farming motivations on the adoption of nutrient management practices. International Journal of Agricultural Management, Vol 4 (1). Open access


  1. McDonald, N.T., Watson, C.J., Lalor, S.T.J., Laughlin, R.J., and 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. Access
  2. McDonald, N.T., Watson, C.J., Laughlin, R.J., Lalor, S.T.J., Grant, J., and Wall, D.P. (2014). Soil tests for predicting nitrogen supply for grassland under controlled environmental conditions. The Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol 152, S1, 82-95. Access
  3. Shore, M., Jordan, P., Mellander, P-E., Kelly-Quinn, M., Wall, D.P., Murphy, P.N.C., and Melland, A.R. (2014). Evaluating the critical source area concept of phosphorus loss from soils to water-bodies in agricultural catchments. Science of the Total Environment, 490, 405-415. Access
  4. Mellander, P-E., Melland, A.R., Murphy, P.N.C., Shortle, G., and Jordan P (2014). Coupling of surface water and groundwater nitrate-N dynamics in two permeable agricultural catchments. Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol 152, S1, 107-124. Access
  5. Melland, A.R., Jordan, P., Murphy, P.N.C., Mellander, P-E., Buckley, C., and Shortle G. (2014). Land Use: Catchment Management. In: Neal Van Alfen, editor-in-chief. Encyclopedia of Agriculture and Food Systems, Vol. 4, San Diego: Elsevier; 2014. pp. 98-113. For access email Per-Erik Mellander 
  6. Crockford, L., Jordan, P., Melland, A.R., and Taylor, D. (2014). Storm-triggered, increased supply of sediment-derived phosphorus to the epilimnion in a small freshwater lake.  Inland Waters, 5, 15-26. Access


  1. Mellander, P-E., Jordan, P., Melland, A.R., Murphy, P.N.C., Wall, D.P., Mechan, S., Meehan, R., Kelly, C., Shine, O., and Shortle, G. (2013). Quantification of phosphorus transport from a karstic agricultural watershed to emerging spring. Environmmental Science and Technology, 47, 6111-6119. Access
  2. Shore, M., Murphy, P.N.C., Jordan, P., Mellander, P-E., Kelly-Quinn, M., Cushen, M., Mechan, S., Shine, O. and Melland, A.R. (2013). Evaluation of a surface hydrological connectivity index in agricultural catchments. Environmental Modelling and Software, 47, 7-15. Access
  3. Buckley, C., and Carney, P. (2013). The potential to reduce the risk of diffuse pollution from agriculture while improving economic performance at farm level. Environmental Science and Policy, 25, 118-126. Open access
  4. Wall, D.P., Jordan, P., Melland, A.R., Mellander, P-E., Mechan, S., and Shortle, G. (2013). Forecasting the decline of excess soil phosphorus in agricultural catchments. Soil Use and Management, 29 (Suppl.1) 147-154. Access
  5. O’Dwyer, B., Crockford, L., Jordan, P., Hislop, L., & Taylor, D. (2013). A palaeolimnological investigation into nutrient impact and recovery in an agricultural catchment. Journal of Environmental Management, 124, 147-155. Access 
  6. Gebrehiwot, S.G., Seibert, J., Gärdenäs, A.I., Mellander, P-E., and Bishop, K. (2013). Hydrological change detection using modelling: half a century of runoff from four rivers in the Blue Nile Basin. Water Resources Research, 49, 3842-3851. Open access 
  7. Mellander, P-E., Gebrehiwot, S.G., Gärdenäs, A.I., Bewket, W., and Bishop K. (2013). Summer rains and dry seasons in the Upper Blue Nile basin: half a century of past and future spatiotemporal patterns. PLoS ONE, 8 (7), e68461. Open access
  8. Murphy, P.N.C., O’Connell, K., Watson, S., Watson, C.J., and Humphreys, J. (2013). Seasonality of nitrogen uptake, apparent recovery of fertilizer nitrogen and background nitrogen supply in two Irish grassland soils. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research 52: 17–38. Open access


  1. Buckley, C., and Fealy, R.M. (2012). Intra-national importation of pig and poultry manure: acceptability under EU Nitrates Directive constraints. International Journal of Agricultural Management, 1(4), 41-47. Open access
  2. Buckley, C., Hynes, S., & Mechan, S. (2012). Supply of an ecosystem service - Farmers’ willingness to adopt riparian buffer zones in agricultural catchments, Environmental Science and Policy, 24,101-109. Open access
  3. Jordan, P., Haygarth, P.M., Shortle, G. and Harris, R.C. Catchment science and policy for agriculture and water quality. Environmental Science and Policy - in press, doi10.1016/j.envsci.2012.09.009. Access email Per-Erik Mellander
  4. Wall, D.P., Murphy, P.N.C., Melland, A.R., Mechan, S., Shine, O., Buckley, C., Mellander, P-E., Shortle, G. and Jordan, P. (2012). Evaluating agricultural nutrient source regulations at different scales in five Irish catchments. Environmental Science and Policy, 24:34-43. Access 
  5. Mellander, P.E., Melland, A.R., Jordan, P., Wall, D.P., Murphy, P.N.C., and Shortle, G. (2012). Quantifying nutrient transfer pathways in agricultural catchments using high temporal resolution data. Environmental Science & Policy, 24, 44-57. Access
  6. Melland, A.R., Mellander, P.-E., Murphy, P.N.C., Wall, D.P., Mechan, S., Shine, O., Shortle, G., and Jordan, P. (2012). Stream water quality in intensive cereal cropping catchments with regulated nutrient management. Environmental Science & Policy, 24, 58-70. Access
  7. Buckley, C. (2012). Implementation of the EU Nitrates Directive in the Republic of Ireland - A view from the farm, Ecological Economics, 78,29-36  Open access
  8. Mellander, P-E., Jordan, P., Wall, D.P., Melland, A.R., Meehan, R., Kelly, C. & Shortle G. (2012). Delivery and impact bypass in a karst aquifer with high phosphorus source and pathway potential. Water Research, 46, 2225-2236. Access
  9. Jordan, P., Melland, A.R., Mellander, P-E., Shortle, G. and Wall, D.P. (2012). The seasonality of phosphorus transfers from land to water: implications for trophic impacts and policy evaluation. Science of the Total Environment, 434,101-109. Access


  1. Cassidy, R., and Jordan, P. (2011). Limitations of instantaneous water quality sampling in surface-water catchments: comparison with near-continuous phosphorus time-series data. J Hydrol 2011; 405 (1-2), 182–93. Access

  2. Wall, D.P., Jordan, P., Melland, A.R., Mellander, P-E., Buckley, C., Reaney, S., and Shortle, G. (2011). Using the nutrient transfer continuum concept to evaluate the European Union Nitrates Directive National Action Programme. Environmental Science and Policy, 14, 664-674. Access 

  3. Fenton, O., Schulte, R.P.O., Jordan, P., Lalor, S.T.J. and Richards, K.G. (2011). Time lag: a methodology for the estimation of vertical and horizontal travel and flushing timescales to nitrate threshold concentrations in Irish aquifers. Environmental Science and Policy, 14, 419-431. Access


  1. Fealy, R.M., Buckley, C., Mechan, S., Melland, A., Mellander, P-E., Shortle, G., Wall, D. and Jordan, P. (2010). The Irish Agricultural Catchments Programme: catchment selection using spatial multi-criteria decision analysis. Soil Use and Management, 26, 225-236. Access
  2. Schulte, R.P.O., Melland, A.R., Fenton, O., Herlihy, M., Richards, K. and Jordan, P. (2010). Modelling soil phosphorus decline: Expectations of Water Framework Directive policies. Environmental Science and Policy, 13, 472-484. Access

2009 - 2008

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