Tadhg is an aquatic ecosystem modeller broadly interested in using models to predict short-term and long-term changes in lake ecosystems and co-developing tools to make lake modelling easier accessible to ecologists. Specifically, he uses one-dimensional lake physical models across different spatial and temporal scales for predicting in-lake responses. He is one of the model leaders in the Inter-Sectoral Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP), working to quantify the impacts of different climate warming scenarios on lakes globally.
Tadhg joined the Carey lab in September 2020 and is working on developing Macrosystems EDDIE curricula for undergraduate students about ecological forecasting, delivering in-class lessons and researching best practices for teaching students ecosystem science and data literacy. He is also involved in the development and application of the FLARE water quality forecasting system to a variety of lakes and reservoirs. To find out more, please visit his website or contact him at tadhgm [at]] vt.edu.