Julie O Donovan
Julie O Donovan is a current PhD student in the University of Galway under the supervision of Dr. Aaron Potito. Julie graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science in 2022 from University College Cork (UCC).
One of the biggest global threats to human health is Antimicrobial resistance. Through the analysis of lake cores from Lough Muckno, Co. Monaghan, Julie's project assesses i) the impact of the shift in Irish agriculture - from a traditional crop/pasture rotational system to modern and intensive pastures and ii) the impact of human sewage discharge on both faecal pollution (via E. coli) and the antimicrobial susceptibly profiles of faecal bacteria in the aquatic environment. TARE is the first study to assess the evolution of antibiotic resistance from a spatiotemporal perspective in an environment impacted by both human and agricultural waste.
- Postgraduate Researcher
- Earth System Change
- Climate and Environment