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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Evelyn

Contact Surname: Keaveney

Contact Address:

Dept of Archaeology and Palaeoecology, 42-66 Fitzwilliam St, Belfast, BT96AX, UK

Telephone Contact Number: +44 28 90975295

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: e.keaveney@qub.ac.uk

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: Other Institute

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: Queen's University Belfast

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/gap/Staff/PostdoctoralResearchStaff/DrEvelynKeaveney/

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Primary production of autochthonous carbon in a highly alkaline lake is partially based on dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) containing radiocarbon (14C) – free ‘dead’ carbon from the weathering of carbonaceous bedrock. The low 14C activity yields an artificial age offset from the modern atmosphere leading the samples to appear hundreds of years older than their actual modern age. (Keaveney et al. 2012: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440311004729). With terrestrial inputs likely to increase, the origin, utilisation and fate of allochthonous carbon in freshwater lakes is in question; is it recent ‘modern’ carbon or from ‘old’ soil carbon stocks; does it result in increased greenhouse gas emissions, or is it buried in lake sediments. I have used radiocarbon and stable isotopes to track the pathway of terrestrial carbon through carbon pools in Lower Lough Erne, determining terrestial carbon support of all trophic levels in the food web. 64% of carbon buried in Lower Lough Erne sediment is also derived from detrial terrestrial carbon. The results of this research have been published in Keaveney et al, 1 & 2 (2015): 1: https://journals.uair.arizona.edu/index.php/radiocarbon/article/view/18354 2: https://journals.uair.arizona.edu/index.php/radiocarbon/article/view/18355 I am interesting in quantifying and measuring CO2 fluxes from freshwater lakes, using radiocarbon to determin the source of greenhouse gas fluxes, and carbon in sediment.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Radiocarbon Freshwater Carbon-cycling isotope lake biomarker climate change

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 EPA Water Research Pillar
 Climate Change Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

Irish Quaternary Association


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Climate Change


Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

χNo Climate Change JPI sub-interests specified

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

NERC funded grant investigating carbon cycling in food web and sediment carbon burial

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

Experience of participation in expert groups in this area

Any relevant information in relation to Participation in WssTP or other relevant experts groups

Utilising stable isotopes and radiocarbon to investigate carbon patways in lake food webs.

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

NERC funded grant investigating carbon cycling in food web and sediment carbon burial

Other areas of expertise:


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Fighting and adapting to climate change

 Improve the understanding of climate change and the provision of reliable climate projections

 Assess impacts, vulnerabilities and develop innovative cost-effective adaptation and risk prevention and management measures

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Developing integrated approaches for the sustainable management of water-related challenges

 Further our understanding of biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems, their interactions with social systems and their role in sustaining the economy and human wellbeing

 Provide knowledge and tools for effective decision making and public engagement policies

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

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Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.


LIFE and COST Actions





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