Annual Postgraduate Symposium

The annual TCD Geography postgraduate symposium was held yesterday (Thursday 23rd April). The Symposium is a chance for early stage PhD researchers in TCD Geography to present their work. This years Symposium was a great success and is testament to the great and varied work being conducted in TCD Geography.

Pius Siakwah discussing "the oiling of urban space"
Pius Siakwah discussing “the oiling of urban space”

The morning started off with Jane Maher presenting on her research on gender sensitivity in climate change adaption policy, with the case study of Malawi. Niamh Cullen followed with her work om the rates, patterns and processes of rock breakdown on coastal areas of Ireland. Then there was a trip to Mars, with Lauren McKeown presenting her work on the role of carbon dioxide sublimation and levitation in geomorphologic features on Mars, and Ankit Verma examining the nature of rock breakdown at crater impact areas on Earth and Mars.

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After a lunch break, the wide range of research in TCD Geography was once again demonstrated with presentations by Rachel Byrne on the role of the state and tenant farmers in the changing nature of tree planting and landscape in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Ireland. Pius Siakwah brought the day to a close with his examination of the role that oil plays in the re-configuration of the urban space in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana.

 

Overall the day was excellent, with magnificant demonstrations of the strenght and depth or research being conducted by PhD students in TCD Geography. Keep up the good work all.

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