Welcome To Palaeolim.ie

Palaeolimnological research aims to reconstruct and account for past changes in freshwater lakes and their catchments. Historical work and recent work in Ireland has been fortunate to receive substantial levels of funding from theĀ Environmental Protection Agency over number of years.

Recent multi-institution projects have included:

Identification of reference status for Irish lake typologies using palaeolimnological methods and techniques (IN-SIGHT) (EPA/ERTDI project # 2002-W-LS/7)

Past, current and future interactions between pressures, chemical status and biological quality elements for lakes in two contrasting instrumented catchments in Ireland (ILLUMINATE) (EPA/ERDI project # 2005-W-MS-40-M1). IN-SIGHT was completed at the end of December 2005 and ILLUMINATE finished in September 2009.