Dr Conor Murphy

Geography, ICARUS

Associate Professor

Laraghbryan House
2.6
(01) 708 3494

Biography

Conor is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography at Maynooth University, having graduated with his PhD in 2007 (the subject of which was climate change and catchment hydrology). His research interests are broad ranging with a particular focus on:

i). Modelling impacts of climate change on the water cycle and exploring how uncertainty in future impacts can be integrated into decision making.
ii). Historical Climatology
iii). Understanding the social dynamics (past, present and future) of adaptation to climate change.
iv). Seasonal Hydrological Forecasting and Hydroclimatology

Conor has been awarded over €4 million in funding as PI or Co-I from National and European sources. His research engages closely with enterprise, public bodies and communities. For example, he is working with the Office of Public Works and Irish Water to develop innovative methodological approaches for stress-testing design of flood defenses and critical infrastructure to uncertainties in climate projections. Working with flood affected communities in Ireland and the UK his publication in Nature Climate Change with Adger et al. ‘Changing social contracts in climate change adaptation’  was awarded runner-up in the Lloyd’s Science of Risk prize 2013 (category: Geopolitical and Societal Risk), awarded annually by the insurance industry to research that furthers understanding of risk.


Conor has consistently published in top ranking international journals including; Science, Nature Climate Change, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Climatic Change, Climate of the Past, the International Journal of Climatology, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences and Advances in Water Resources (see publications tab for full list). He has also published numerous book chapters and government reports informing policy in the area. Conor has supervised 4 PhD researchers to completion and currently works with a talented team of post docs, Phds and Research Assistants. If you share common interests as Conor and are interested in pursing a research degree he is always happy to talk. 

Since its inception in 2008 Conor has been course director for the MSc Climate Change at Maynooth University, overseeing successful completion of over 100 masters’ students and supervising over 60 MSc theses. He teaches modules on climate change and catchment hydrology at undergraduate and postgraduate level. In 2015 Conor was recipient of a National Teaching Expert Award, recognising innovative teaching development and delivery of an international, interdisciplinary masters course on Transformative Community Development devised with colleagues in Africa (Malawi and Zambia) and Maynooth (Adult and Community Education and Biology).

Conor sits on the National Adaptation Committee and has acted as expert reviewer for reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Extreme Events and is Review Editor for the Urban Climate Change Research Network Global Assessment Report. He is also a member of the Irish National Committee for the International Hydrological Programme. He has acted as expert reviewer for the European Research Council and other national and international science funding bodies. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Multi-hazard dependencies can increase or decrease risk'
John K. Hillier, Tom Matthews, Robert L. Wilby, Conor Murphy (2020) 'Multi-hazard dependencies can increase or decrease risk'. Nature Climate Change, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Long-term variability and trends in meteorological droughts in Europe (1851-2018)'
Vicente-Serrano, S.M., Domínguez-Castro, F., Murphy, C., Hannaford, J., Reig, F., Peña-Angulo, D., Tramblay, Y., Trigo, R.M., MacDonald, N., Luna, M.Y., McCarthy, M., Van der Schrier, G., Turco, M., Camuffo, D., Noguera, I. , García-Herrera, R., Becherini, F., della Valle, A.,Tomas-Burguera, M., El Kenawy, A. (2020) 'Long-term variability and trends in meteorological droughts in Europe (1851-2018)'. International Journal of Climatology, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Long-term precipitation in Southwestern Europe reveals no clear trend attributable to anthropogenic forcing'
Dhais Peña-Angulo, Sergio M. Vicente-Serrano, Fernando Domínguez-Castro, Conor Murphy, Fergus Reig, Yves Tramblay, Ricardo Machado Trigo, Maria Y Luna, Marco Turco, Ivan Noguera, Marina Aznárez-Balta, Ricardo Francisco Garcia-Herrera,Miquel Tomas-Burguera, Ahmed El Kenawy (2020) 'Long-term precipitation in Southwestern Europe reveals no clear trend attributable to anthropogenic forcing'. Environmental Research Letters (ERL), [DOI] [Details]
2020 'The forgotten drought of 1765-1768: Reconstructing and re-evaluating historical droughts in the British and Irish Isles'
Murphy, C;Wilby, RL;Matthews, T;Horvath, C;Crampsie, A;Ludlow, F;Noone, S;Brannigan, J;Hannaford, J;MacLeman, R;Jobbova, E (2020) 'The forgotten drought of 1765-1768: Reconstructing and re-evaluating historical droughts in the British and Irish Isles'. International Journal of Climatology, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Multi‐century trends to wetter winters and drier summers in the England and Wales precipitation series explained by observational and sampling bias in early records'
Conor Murphy, Robert L. Wilby, Tom K. Matthews, Peter Thorne, Ciaran Broderick, Rowan Fealy, Julia Hall, Shaun Harrigan, Phil Jones, Gerard McCarthy, Neil Macdonald, Simon Noone, Ciara Ryan (2020) 'Multi‐century trends to wetter winters and drier summers in the England and Wales precipitation series explained by observational and sampling bias in early records'. International Journal of Climatology, 40 (1):610-619 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2020 'The Transformative Engagement Network (TEN) Team'
Bernie Grummell, Moses Daura, Gabriel Chipeta Chipeta, Martin Downes, Victor Kasulo, Idani Lichilo, Bennet FA Mataya, Daniel L Mpolomoka, Conor Murphy, Joseph T Mwale, Maggie Noone, David Sibalwa, Anne Ryan, Mavuto Tembo, Olusegun Yerokun (2020) 'The Transformative Engagement Network (TEN) Team'. Concept: the journal of contemporary community education practice theory, 11 (1):1-11 [Details]
2020 'Evaluating the effects of climate change on precipitation and temperature for Iran using RCP scenarios'
Doulabian, S., Goian, S., Shadmehri Toosi, A., Murphy, C. (2020) 'Evaluating the effects of climate change on precipitation and temperature for Iran using RCP scenarios'. Journal of Water and Climate Change, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Climate, irrigation, and land‐cover change explain streamflow trends in countries bordering the Northeast Atlantic'
S.M. Vicente‐Serrano, M. Peña‐Gallardo, J. Hannaford , C. Murphy , J. Lorenzo‐Lacruz , F. Dominguez‐Castro , J.I. López‐Moreno , S. Beguería , I. Noguera , S. Harrigan , J.‐P. Vidal (2019) 'Climate, irrigation, and land‐cover change explain streamflow trends in countries bordering the Northeast Atlantic'. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Changing climate both increases and decreases European river floods'
Blöschl G;Hall J;Viglione A;Perdigão RAP;Parajka J;Merz B;Lun D;Arheimer B;Aronica GT;Bilibashi A;Boháč M;Bonacci O;Borga M;Čanjevac I;Castellarin A;Chirico GB;Claps P;Frolova N;Ganora D;Gorbachova L;Gül A;Hannaford J;Harrigan S;Kireeva M;Kiss A;Kjeldsen TR;Kohnová S;Koskela JJ;Ledvinka O;Macdonald N;Mavrova-Guirguinova M;Mediero L;Merz R;Molnar P;Montanari A;Murphy C;Osuch M;Ovcharuk V;Radevski I;Salinas JL;Sauquet E;Šraj M;Szolgay J;Volpi E;Wilson D;Zaimi K;Živković N; (2019) 'Changing climate both increases and decreases European river floods'. Nature, 573 (7772) [DOI] [Details]
2019 'An emerging tropical cyclone–deadly heat compound hazard'
Tom K.Matthews, Robert L. Wilby, Conor Murphy (2019) 'An emerging tropical cyclone–deadly heat compound hazard'. Nature Climate Change, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Using a scenario-neutral framework to avoid potential maladaptation in future flood risk'
Ciaran Broderick, Conor Murphy, Robert L. Wilby, Tom Matthews, Christel Prudhomme, Mark Adamson (2019) 'Using a scenario-neutral framework to avoid potential maladaptation in future flood risk'. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Drivers and barriers of adaptation initiatives – How societal transformation affects natural hazard management and risk mitigation in Europe'
Thaler T.;Attems M.;Bonnefond M.;Clarke D.;Gatien-Tournat A.;Gralepois M.;Fournier M.;Murphy C.;Rauter M.;Papathoma-Köhle M.;Servain S.;Fuchs S. (2019) 'Drivers and barriers of adaptation initiatives – How societal transformation affects natural hazard management and risk mitigation in Europe'. Science of the Total Environment, 650 :1073-1082 [DOI] [Details]
2019 'Climate impacts on soil erosion and muddy flooding at 1.5C Vs 2C warming'
Donal Mullan, Tom Matthews, Karel Vandaele, Lestyn D. Barr, Graeme T. Swindles, John Meneely, John Boardman, Conor Murphy (2019) 'Climate impacts on soil erosion and muddy flooding at 1.5C Vs 2C warming'. Land Degradation and Development, 30 (1):94-108 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2019 'An icy blast from the past'
Murphy, C. (2019) 'An icy blast from the past'. Weather, 74 (2):74-74 [full-text] [Details]
2018 'A 305-year continuous monthly rainfall series for the island of Ireland (1711-2016)'
Murphy, C;Broderick, C;Burt, TP;Curley, M;Duffy, C;Hall, J;Harrigan, S;Matthews, TKR;Macdonald, N;McCarthy, G;McCarthy, MP;Mullan, D;Noone, S;Osborn, TJ;Ryan, C;Sweeney, J;Thorne, PW;Walsh, S;Wilby, RL (2018) 'A 305-year continuous monthly rainfall series for the island of Ireland (1711-2016)'. Climate of the Past, 14 :413-440 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'Integrating data rescue into the classroom'
Ryan C.;Duffy C.;Broderick C.;Thorne P.;Curley M.;Walsh S.;Daly C.;Treanor M.;Murphy C. (2018) 'Integrating data rescue into the classroom'. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99 (9):1757-1764 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'Navigating Cascades of Uncertainty — As Easy as ABC? Not Quite…'
Smith, K.A., Wilby, R.L., Broderick, C., Prudhomme, C. Matthews, C., Harrigan, S., Murphy, C. (2018) 'Navigating Cascades of Uncertainty — As Easy as ABC? Not Quite…'. Journal of Extreme Events, (1850007) [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'Assessing citizen science participation skill for altruism or university course credit: A case study analysis using Cyclone Center'
Phillips, C., Walshe, D., Regan, K., Strong, K., Hennon, C., Knapp, K., Murphy, C., Thorne, P.W. (2018) 'Assessing citizen science participation skill for altruism or university course credit: A case study analysis using Cyclone Center'. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, [full-text] [Details]
2018 'Super Storm Desmond: a process-based assessment'
Matthews, TKR, Murphy, C., McCarthy, G., Broderick, C., Wilby R.L. (2018) 'Super Storm Desmond: a process-based assessment'. Environmental Research Letters (ERL), 13 (014024):1-13 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Changing climate shifts timing of European floods'
Bloschl, G;Hall, J;Parajka, J;Perdigao, RAP;Merz, B;Arheimer, B;Aronica, GT;Bilibashi, A;Bonacci, O;Borga, M;Canjevac, I;Castellarin, A;Chirico, GB;Claps, P;Fiala, K;Frolova, N;Gorbachova, L;Gul, A;Hannaford, J;Harrigan, S;Kireeva, M;Kiss, A;Kjeldsen, TR;Kohnova, S;Koskela, JJ;Ledvinka, O;Macdonald, N;Mavrova-Guirguinova, M;Mediero, L;Merz, R;Molnar, P;Montanari, A;Murphy, C;Osuch, M;Ovcharuk, V;Radevski, I;Rogger, M;Salinas, JL;Sauquet, E;Sraj, M;Szolgay, J;Viglione, A;Volpi, E;Wilson, D;Zaimi, K;Zivkovic, N (2017) 'Changing climate shifts timing of European floods'. Science, 357 :588-590 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Climate-driven variability in the occurrence of major floods across North America and Europe'
Hodgkins G.;Whitfield P.;Burn D.;Hannaford J.;Renard B.;Stahl K.;Fleig A.;Madsen H.;Mediero L.;Korhonen J.;Murphy C.;Wilson D. (2017) 'Climate-driven variability in the occurrence of major floods across North America and Europe'. Journal of Hydrology, 552 :704-717 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Communicating the deadly consequences of global warming for human heat stress'
Matthews, TKR., Wilby, R.L., Murphy, C (2017) 'Communicating the deadly consequences of global warming for human heat stress'. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, USA, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'A 250 year drought catalogue for the island of Ireland (1765-2015)'
Noone, S., Broderick, C., Duffy, C., Matthews, T., Wilby, R.L., Murphy, C. (2017) 'A 250 year drought catalogue for the island of Ireland (1765-2015)'. International Journal of Climatology, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'The “dirty dozen” of freshwater science: Detecting then reconciling hydrological data biases and errors'
Wilby, R, Clifford, N, De Luca, P, Harrigan, S, Hillier, J, Hodgkins, R, Matthew, T, Murphy, C, Noone, S, Parry, S, Prudhomme, C, Rice, S, Slater, L, Smith, K, Wood, P (2017) 'The “dirty dozen” of freshwater science: Detecting then reconciling hydrological data biases and errors'. WIREs Water, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Barriers to transformative adaptation: responses to flood risk in Ireland'
Clarke, D, Murphy, C., Lorenzoni, I (2017) 'Barriers to transformative adaptation: responses to flood risk in Ireland'. Journal of Extreme Events, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 'Homogenization and analysis of an expanded long-term monthly rainfall network for the Island of Ireland (1850-2010)'
Noone, S;Murphy, C;Coll, J;Matthews, T;Mullan, D;Wilby, RL;Walsh, S (2016) 'Homogenization and analysis of an expanded long-term monthly rainfall network for the Island of Ireland (1850-2010)'. International Journal of Climatology, 36 :2837-2853 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 'Sharing the Pain: Perceptions of Fairness Affect Private and Public Response to Hazards'
Adger W.N, Quinn, T., Lorenzoni, I., Murphy, C. (2016) 'Sharing the Pain: Perceptions of Fairness Affect Private and Public Response to Hazards'. Annals of the Association of American Geographers, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 'Communicating past and futureclimate change in the context of memorable seasonal extremes'
Matthews, T., Murphy, C., Broderick, C., Wilby, R.L., Mullan, D. (2016) 'Communicating past and futureclimate change in the context of memorable seasonal extremes'. Climate Risk Management, 11 :37-52 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 'Adapting to climate change in shifting landscapes of belief'
Murphy, C;Tembo, M;Phiri, A;Yerokun, O;Grummell, B (2016) 'Adapting to climate change in shifting landscapes of belief'. CLIMATIC CHANGE, 134 (1):101-114 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 'A Cyclone Climatology for the British-Irish Isles1871-2012'
Matthews, T., Murphy, C., Wilby, R.L., Harrigan, S. (2016) 'A Cyclone Climatology for the British-Irish Isles1871-2012'. International Journal of Climatology, 36 (3):1299-1312 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 'The value of cross border emergency management in adapting to climate change'
Murphy, C., Creamer, C., McClelland, A., Boyle, M. (2016) 'The value of cross border emergency management in adapting to climate change'. BORDERLANDS - THE JOURNAL OF SPATIAL PLANNING IN IRELAND, [full-text] [Details]
2015 'A Case Study in Learning to Unlearn'
Downes, M., Grummell, B., Murphy, C. and Ryan, A (2015) 'A Case Study in Learning to Unlearn'. The Adult Learner, :104-111 [full-text] [Details]
2015 'Introduction to special issue on Hydro-climatic extremes. Journal of Extreme Events'
Murphy, C. and Frei, A. (2015) 'Introduction to special issue on Hydro-climatic extremes. Journal of Extreme Events'. To be added, 2 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Stormiest winter on record for Ireland and UK'
Matthews, T., Murphy, C., Wilby, R.L. and Harrigan, S. (2014) 'Stormiest winter on record for Ireland and UK'. Nature Climate Change, 4 :738-740 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2014 'Attribution of detected changes in streamflow using multiple working hypotheses'
Harrigan, S;Murphy, C;Hall, J;Wilby, RL;Sweeney, J (2014) 'Attribution of detected changes in streamflow using multiple working hypotheses'. HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, 18 :1935-1952 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2014 'The Statistical DownScaling Model - Decision Centric (SDSM-DC): conceptual basis and applications'
Wilby, RL;Dawson, CW;Murphy, C;O'Connor, P;Hawkins, E (2014) 'The Statistical DownScaling Model - Decision Centric (SDSM-DC): conceptual basis and applications'. Climate Research, 61 :259-276 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2013 'Changing social contracts in climate-change adaptation'
Adger, WN;Quinn, T;Lorenzoni, I;Murphy, C;Sweeney, J (2013) 'Changing social contracts in climate-change adaptation'. Nature Climate Change, 3 :330-333 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2013 'Sensitivity of the performance of a conceptual rainfall-runoff model to the temporal sampling of calibration data'
Bastola, S;Murphy, C (2013) 'Sensitivity of the performance of a conceptual rainfall-runoff model to the temporal sampling of calibration data'. Hydrology Research, 44 :484-494 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2013 'Climate-driven trends in mean and high flows from a network of reference stations in Ireland'
Murphy, C;Harrigan, S;Hall, J;Wilby, RL (2013) 'Climate-driven trends in mean and high flows from a network of reference stations in Ireland'. Hydrological Sciences Journal/Journal des Sciences, Hydrologiques, 58 :755-772 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2012 'Generating probabilistic estimates of hydrological response for Irish catchments using a weather generator and probabilistic climate change scenarios'
Bastola, S;Murphy, C;Fealy, R (2012) 'Generating probabilistic estimates of hydrological response for Irish catchments using a weather generator and probabilistic climate change scenarios'. Hydrological Processes, 26 :2307-2321 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2011 'Against a 'wait and see' approach in adapting to climate change'
Murphy C.;Bastola S.;Hall J.;Harrigan S.;Murphy N.;Holman C. (2011) 'Against a 'wait and see' approach in adapting to climate change'. Irish Geography, 44 (1):81-95 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2011 'Robust adaptation assessment - climate change and water supply'
Hall, J;Murphy, C (2011) 'Robust adaptation assessment - climate change and water supply'. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 3 :302-319 [DOI] [Details]
2011 'The sensitivity of fluvial flood risk in Irish catchments to the range of IPCC AR4 climate change scenarios'
Bastola S.;Murphy C.;Sweeney J. (2011) 'The sensitivity of fluvial flood risk in Irish catchments to the range of IPCC AR4 climate change scenarios'. Science of the Total Environment, 409 (24):5403-5415 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2011 'Evaluation of the transferability of hydrological model parameters for simulations under changed climatic conditions'
Bastola, S., Murphy, C.and Swweney, J. (2011) 'Evaluation of the transferability of hydrological model parameters for simulations under changed climatic conditions'. HYDROLOGY AND EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCES, 8 :5891-5915 [full-text] [Details]
2011 'The role of hydrological modelling uncertainties in climate change impact assessments of Irish river catchments'
Bastola, S;Murphy, C;Sweeney, J (2011) 'The role of hydrological modelling uncertainties in climate change impact assessments of Irish river catchments'. Advances in Water Resources, 34 :562-576 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2010 'Vulnerability Analysis of Future Public Water Supply Under Changing Climate Conditions: A Study of the Moy Catchment, Western Ireland'
Hall, J;Murphy, C (2010) 'Vulnerability Analysis of Future Public Water Supply Under Changing Climate Conditions: A Study of the Moy Catchment, Western Ireland'. Water Resources Management, 24 :3527-3545 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2006 'The reliability of an 'off-the-shelf' conceptual rainfall runoff model for use in climate impact assessment: Uncertainty quantification using Latin hypercube sampling'
Murphy C.;Fealy R.;Charlton R.;Sweeney J. (2006) 'The reliability of an 'off-the-shelf' conceptual rainfall runoff model for use in climate impact assessment: Uncertainty quantification using Latin hypercube sampling'. Area, 38 (1):65-78 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2006 'Assessing the impact of climate change on water supply and flood hazard in Ireland using statistical downscaling and hydrological modelling techniques'
Charlton, R;Fealy, R;Moore, S;Sweeney, J;Murphy, C (2006) 'Assessing the impact of climate change on water supply and flood hazard in Ireland using statistical downscaling and hydrological modelling techniques'. CLIMATIC CHANGE, 74 :475-491 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2019 'Decision-making by water managers despite climate uncertainty'
Wilby, R.L and Murphy, C. (2019) 'Decision-making by water managers despite climate uncertainty' In: Pfeffer, W.T., Smith, J.B. and Ebi, K.L (eds). The Oxford Handbook of Planning for Climate Change Hazards. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Reflexive Practice and Transformative Learning'
Ryan, A. and Murphy, C. (2018) 'Reflexive Practice and Transformative Learning' In: Reflexivity and Critical Pedagogy. The Netherlands: Brill. [Details]
2018 'The social contract for climate risks: Private and public responses'
Adger W.;Quinn T.;Lorenzoni I.;Murphy C. (2018) 'The social contract for climate risks: Private and public responses' In: Institutional Capacity for Climate Change Response: A New Approach to Climate Politics. London: Routledge. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'URBAN WATER QUALITY'
Murphy, C (2016) 'URBAN WATER QUALITY' In: ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF URBANIZATION AND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE. ABINGDON: ROUTLEDGE. [Details]
2015 'Adapting to climate change: insights from the social sciences'
Murphy, C. (2015) 'Adapting to climate change: insights from the social sciences' In: Adapting to Climate Change: Governance Challenges. Dublin: Glasnevin Publishing. [Details]
2015 'Robust Adaptation Assessment – Climate Change and Water Supply'
Hall, J. and Murphy, C. (2015) 'Robust Adaptation Assessment – Climate Change and Water Supply' In: Emerald Gems: New Perspectives in Climate Change. Bingley UK: Emerald Group Publishing. [Details]
2013 'Catchment Hydrology and Water Resources'
Murphy, C. (2013) 'Catchment Hydrology and Water Resources' In: Irelands climate: the road ahead. Dublin: Met ireann. [full-text] [Details]
2013 'Vulnerability assessment and adaptation appraisal for surface water resources'
Hall, J. and Murphy, C. (2013) 'Vulnerability assessment and adaptation appraisal for surface water resources' In: Co-ordination, Communication and Adaptation for Climate Change in Ireland: an Integrated Approach (COCOADAPT). Climate Change Research Programme (CCRP) Report Series No. 30. Wexford: Environmental Protection Agency. [full-text] [Details]
2012 'Ireland'
Murphy, C. (2012) 'Ireland' In: Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition. SAGE Publications. [Details]
2011 'Climate Change and Soil Hydrology: European Perspectives'
Bastola, S;Kumar, S;Murphy, C;Sweeney, J (2011) 'Climate Change and Soil Hydrology: European Perspectives' In: SOIL HYDROLOGY, LAND USE AND AGRICULTURE: MEASUREMENT AND MODELLING. WALLINGFORD: CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT. [full-text] [Details]
2009 'Climate Change: Meeting the Challenge of Adaptation'
Murphy, C. and Fealy, R. (2009) 'Climate Change: Meeting the Challenge of Adaptation' In: in Critical Infrastructure: Adaptation for Climate Change. Dublin: The Irish Academy of Engineering. [full-text] [Details]
2009 'The Likely Physical Impacts of Future Climate Change on Inland Waterways and the Coastal Environment in Ireland'
Fealy, R. and Murphy, C. (2009) 'The Likely Physical Impacts of Future Climate Change on Inland Waterways and the Coastal Environment in Ireland' In: Climate Change, Heritage and Tourism: Implications for Ireland's Coast and Inland Waterways. The Heritage Council of Ireland Series. [full-text] [Details]
2008 'Climate Change and Water Resources in Ireland'
Murphy, C. and Charlton, R. (2008) 'Climate Change and Water Resources in Ireland' In: Climate Change: Refining the Impacts. Ireland: Environmental Protection Agency. [full-text] [Details]
2007 'Climate change scenarios and challenges for the water environment'
Murphy, C., Sweeney, J., Fealy, R. and Charlton, R. (2007) 'Climate change scenarios and challenges for the water environment' In: Ireland At Risk- Water. Dublin: The Irish Academy of Engineering. [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2019 Challenges of transformative climate change adaptation: Insights from flood risk management.
Clarke, D. and Murphy, C. (2019) Challenges of transformative climate change adaptation: Insights from flood risk management. Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford. [Details]
2019 Climate change and fluvial flooding: developing a typology of catchment sensitivity.
Broderick, C. and Murphy, C. (2019) Climate change and fluvial flooding: developing a typology of catchment sensitivity. Office of Public Works, Trim. [Details]
2019 CORDEX simulations of extreme precipitation for the island of Ireland: model assessment and projected changes.
Broderick, C. and Murphy, C. (2019) CORDEX simulations of extreme precipitation for the island of Ireland: model assessment and projected changes. Office of Public Works, Trim. [Details]
2019 Identification of climate sensitive catchments; Water resources and climate change adaptation.
Murphy, C. and Broderick, C. (2019) Identification of climate sensitive catchments; Water resources and climate change adaptation. Irish Water and the Commission for Energy Regulation of Utilities (CRU), Dublin. [Details]
2015 Observed and projected climate change in the Phillipines, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi and Ethiopia.
Murphy, C. and Tembo, M. (2015) Observed and projected climate change in the Phillipines, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi and Ethiopia. Trocaire, Maynooth. [Details]
2014 RESCALE: Review and simulate climate and catchment responses at Burrishoole, Technical Report.
Fealy, R., Allott, N., Broderick, C., de Eyto, E., Dillane, M., Erdil, R.M., Hancox, L., Jennings, E., McCrann, K., Murphy, C., O'Toole, C., Poole, R., Rogan, G., Ryder, E., Taylor, D., Whelan, K. and White, J. (2014) RESCALE: Review and simulate climate and catchment responses at Burrishoole, Technical Report. Marine Institute, Oranmore. [Details]
2013 HydroDetect: The identification and assessment of climate change indicators from an Irish reference network of river flow stations.
Murphy, C., Harrigan, S., Hall, J., Wilby, R.L. (2013) HydroDetect: The identification and assessment of climate change indicators from an Irish reference network of river flow stations. Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford. [Details]
2013 Ireland's climate: the road ahead.
Caffarra, A., Coleman, M., Dias, F., Dijkstra, H., Donnelly, A., Drifhout, S., Dwyer, N., Gallagher, S., Gault, J., Gleeson, E., Goodman, P., Gray, S., Livina, V., Martin, D., McGrath, R., McKinstry, A., Murphy, C., Nolan, P., O'Dowd, C., O' Dwyer, B., O' Sullivan, J., Regan, E., Semmler, T., Sweeney, C., Tiron, R., Walsh, S., Zottele, F. (2013) Ireland's climate: the road ahead. Met Eireann, Dublin. [Details]
2013 Co-ordination, Communication and Adaptation for Climate Change in Ireland: an Integrated Approach (COCOADAPT).
Sweeney, J., Bourke, D., Coll, J., Flood, S., Gormally, M., Hall, J., McGloughlin, J., Murphy, C., Salmon, N., Sheehy Skeffington, M., Smyth, D. (2013) Co-ordination, Communication and Adaptation for Climate Change in Ireland: an Integrated Approach (COCOADAPT). Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford. [Details]
2010 RESCALE: Review and simulate climate and catchment responses at Burrishoole, Final Summary Report.
Fealy, R., Allott, N., Broderick, C., de Eyto, E., Dillane, M., Erdil, R.M., Jennings, E., McCrann, K., Murphy, C., O'Toole, C., Poole, R., Rogan, G., Ryder, E., Taylor, D., Whelan, K. and White, J. (2010) RESCALE: Review and simulate climate and catchment responses at Burrishoole, Final Summary Report. Marine Institute, Oranmore. [Details]
2009 Index flood estimation in ungauged catchments.
Murphy, C. (2009) Index flood estimation in ungauged catchments. Office of Public Works, Trim. [Details]
2009 Climate change: Meeting the challenge of adaptation.
Murphy, C. and Fealy, R. (2009) Climate change: Meeting the challenge of adaptation. The Irish Academy of Engineering, Dublin. [Details]
2008 The Science of Climate Change.
Sweeney, .J, Fealy, R., Bates, R., McElwain, L.,and Murphy, C. (with Fealy, R., Bates, R., McElwain, L.,and Murphy, C. (2008) The Science of Climate Change. IIEA, http://www.iiea.com/publications. [Details]
2008 Climate Change: Refining the impacts for Ireland.
Sweeney, J., Albanito, F., Brerton, A., Caffara, A., Charlton, R., Donnelly, A., Fealy, R., Fitzgerald, J., Holden, N., Jones, M., Murphy, C. (2008) Climate Change: Refining the impacts for Ireland. Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2019 Irish droughts: past and future perspectives
Conor Murphy and Simon Noone (2019) Irish droughts: past and future perspectives International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Groundwater Conference Tullamore, , pp.III-1-III-11 [Details]
2017 Changes in precipitation extremes for Ireland: Theoretical basis and future outlook
Broderick, C., Murphy, C., Mooney, P., Matthews, T. (2017) Changes in precipitation extremes for Ireland: Theoretical basis and future outlook Irish National Hydrology Conference Athlone, , pp.88-106 [Details]
2014 Improving Attribution of Detected Changes in Streamflow for Management of Unfolding Impacts on Hydrological Systems
Harrigan, S;Murphy, C;Hall, J;Wilby, RL;Sweeney, J (2014) Improving Attribution of Detected Changes in Streamflow for Management of Unfolding Impacts on Hydrological Systems GRAND CHALLENGES FACING HYDROLOGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY , pp.143-152 [Details]
2013 HYDRODETECT: THE IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE CHANGE INDICATORS FOR AN IRISH REFERENCE NETWORK OF RIVER FLOW STATIONSAN OVERVIEW
Murphy, C., Harrigan, S., Hall, J. and Wilby, R.L. (2013) HYDRODETECT: THE IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE CHANGE INDICATORS FOR AN IRISH REFERENCE NETWORK OF RIVER FLOW STATIONSAN OVERVIEW Proceedings of the National Hydrology Conference , pp.3-15 [full-text] [Details]
2010 Climate and the catchment environment
Murphy, C. (2010) Climate and the catchment environment Proceedings of the Marine Environment Researchers’ Workshop, Oranmore, Galway [Details]
2005 Changing precipitation scenarios: Preliminary implications for groundwater flow systems and planning
Murphy, C., Fealy, R., Charlton, R. and Sweeney, J. (2005) Changing precipitation scenarios: Preliminary implications for groundwater flow systems and planning 25th Anniversary Conference on Groundwater in Ireland [Details]
2004 Catering for uncertainty in a conceptual rainfall runoff model: model preparation for climate change impact assessment and the application of GLUE using Latin Hypercube Sampling
Murphy, C., Fealy, R., Charlton, R. and Sweeney, J. (2004) Catering for uncertainty in a conceptual rainfall runoff model: model preparation for climate change impact assessment and the application of GLUE using Latin Hypercube Sampling National Hydrology Seminar [Details]
2003 Climate scenarios for mid-century and some preliminary perspectives on engineering implications
Charlton, R., Sweeney, J., Fealy, R., Murphy, C. and Moore, S. (2003) Climate scenarios for mid-century and some preliminary perspectives on engineering implications National Hydrology Seminar [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
2019 Why we need to talk about how we adapt to climate change.
Murphy. C. (2019) Why we need to talk about how we adapt to climate change. Dublin: Article [Details]
2018 Wet wet wet: Last decade saw most rainfall in 300 years.
Murphy, C. (2018) Wet wet wet: Last decade saw most rainfall in 300 years. Dublin: Article [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2020 Drought: a risk being overlooked in Ireland?.
Conor Murphy, Simon Noone (2020) Drought: a risk being overlooked in Ireland?. Blog [Details]
2020 2020: the driest spring in Dublin since records began in 1837.
Simon Noone, Conor Murphy, Csaba Horvath (2020) 2020: the driest spring in Dublin since records began in 1837. Blog [Details]
2019 Drought: A forgotten environmental hazard in Ireland?.
Crampsie, A., Murphy, C., Ludlow, F., McLeman, R., Jobbova, E., Horvath, C. (2019) Drought: A forgotten environmental hazard in Ireland?. Blog [Details]
2018 The ongoing flash drought is (probably) the most intense experienced at Phoenix Park since records began.
Noone, S., Murphy, C., Thorne, P. (2018) The ongoing flash drought is (probably) the most intense experienced at Phoenix Park since records began. Maynooth: Blog [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2018 Irish heatwave reveals vulnerabilities we should not ignore.
Murphy, C. (2018) Irish heatwave reveals vulnerabilities we should not ignore. Editorial [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2018 Maynooth University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Early Career Research Award Maynooth University
2017 Science Foundation Ireland Career Development Award Science Foundation Ireland
2015 National Teaching Expert Award
2013 Runner-Up Lloyd's Science of Risk Prize

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Climate Change and Environmental Sciences Committee Member 2018 / 2018
National Adaptation Committee Member 2018 /
Irish National Committee for the International Hydrological Programme Member 2018 /
Journal of Extreme Events Member 2018 /
Advisory Committee on Climate Change for Implementation of the Water Framework Directive. Member 2010 / 2014