Publications

Selected Publications:

Donohue, S., McCarthy, V., Rafferty, P., Orr, A. and Flynn, R. (2015) Geophysical and hydrogeological characterisation of the impacts of on-site wastewater treatment discharge to groundwater in a poorly productive bedrock aquifer. Science of The Total Environment, 523, 109 - 119.

Dzakpasu, M., Scholz, M., McCarthy, V. and Jordan, S.N. (2015) Assessment of long-term phosphorus retention in an integrated constructed wetland treating domestic wastewater. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22 (1), 305 - 313.

Dzakpasu, M., Scholz, M., McCarthy, V., Jordan, S.N. and Sani A. (2014) Adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system for real-time monitoring of integrated-constructed wetlands. Water Science and Technology, 71 (1), 22 - 30.

Dzakpasu, M., Scholz, M., Harrington, R., McCarthy, V. and Jordan, S.N. (2014) Groundwater quality impacts from a full-scale integrated constructed wetland. Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation, 34, 51 – 64.
 
Dzakpasu, M., Scholz, M., Harrington, R., Jordan, S.N. and McCarthy, V. 2012. Characterising infiltration and contaminant migration beneath earthen-lined integrated constructed wetlands. Ecological Engineering, 41, 41-51. [link] [pdf]

Dzakpasu, M., Hofmann, O., Scholz, M., Harrington, R., Jordan, S.N. and McCarthy, V. 2011. Nitrogen Removal in Integrated Constructed Wetland Treating Domestic WastewaterJournal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 46 (7) 742-50. [link] [pdf]

McCarthy, V. and Irvine K. 2010. A test of stoichiometry across six Irish lakes of low-moderate nutrient status and contrasting hardness. Journal of Plankton Research, 32, 15-29. [link] [pdf

McCarthy, V., Donohue, I. and Irvine, K. 2006. Field evidence for stoichiometric relationships between zooplankton and N and P availability in a shallow calcareous lake . Freshwater Biology 51 : 1589-1604. [link] [pdf


Technical Reports:

McCarthy, V. (2014) An Ecohydrological investigation of wetlands in the border regions of Ireland. Tellus Border Project. [link]

Flynn, R., McKernan, R., O’ Leary, A., Rolston, A. and
McCarthy, V. Tellus Investigation of Wetland Ecology and Geochemistry (TIWEG)
Tellus Border Project. [link]

Macintosh, K.A., Cassidy, R., Jordan, P, Arnscheidt, J., McCarthy, V., Jordan, S. and Linnane S. (2011).
 Testing a New Technology for Monitoring Nutrients in Rivers. STRIVE Report (2008-ET-MS-5-S2), EPA, Wexford. [link]

McCarthy, V., Flynn, R., Orr, A., Minet, E., Rafferty, P., Meehan, R. and Linnane S. (2010) A field study assessing the impact of onsite wastewater treatment systems (OSWTS) on surface water in the Milltown Lake catchment, Co. Monaghan. Final Report [pdf] Summary Report [pdf]

Linnane, S.M., Jordan, S.N., McCarthy, V., Carson, A., Sweeney, N.F., Wynne, C.A., Minet, E., Rafferty, P., Cullen, G., Wagner, S., O'Donohoe, J. and Bačík, H. 2010. National Source Protection Pilot Project at Churchill and Oram group water scheme, Co. Monaghan. Final report. National Rural Water Monitoring Committee.

Murphy, K.J., Kennedy, M.P., McCarthy, V., O'Hare, M.T., Irvine, K. & Adams, C. 2002. A review of ecology based classification systems for standing freshwaters. U.K. Environment Agency R&D Technical Report E1-091/TR

Published Conference Proceedings:

McCarthy, V., Rafferty, P., Linnane, S., Orr, A & Flynn, R. 2012. A field study assessing the impact of on-site wastewater treatment systems on surface water quality in a Co. Monaghan catchment. in Proceedings of International Symposium on Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Disposal. Environmental Protection Agency, International symposium on domestic wastewater treatment and disposal systems, Dublin, Ireland, 10-11 September. [link]

Dzakpasu M.,  Hofmann, O., Scholz, M., Harrington, R., Jordan, S. N. and McCarthy, V. 2010. Nutrient Leaching and Groundwater Quality Assessment near Integrated Constructed Wetland Treating Domestic Wastewater. 5th Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists , European Chapter, Tramore, Ireland, pg 38-40.

Donohue, S., Flynn, R., McCarthy, V., Orr, A., Rafferty, P. and Galvin, K., 2010. Geophysical assessment of contamination from a wastewater treatment system in the Milltown lake catchment, Ireland. In: EAGE Near Surface 2010, 16th Annual Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, September 2010, Zurich.

Orr, A., McCarthy, V., Meehan R. and Flynn R. 2010. Assessing Protection Afforded to the Microbiological Quality of Bedrock Groundwater from the Impacts of Septic Tank Effluent by Irish Glacial Till: A Field Study. EGU General Assembly 2010, held 2-7 May, 2010 in Vienna, Austria, p. 5079 [link]

Dzakpasu, M., Hofmann, O., Scholz, M., Harrington, R., Jordan, S.N. and McCarthy, V. 2010. Nitrogen Removal in Integrated Constructed Wetland Treating Domestic Wastewater. 2nd Irish International Conference on Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment and Environmental Pollution Control , 1-2 October 2010, University College Dublin, Ireland.

McCarthy, V. Donohue, I. & Irvine, K. 2005. Mechanisms influencing zooplankton community structure in a shallow marl lake.Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 29 : 403-408

Posters:

McCarthy, V., Rafferty, P., Dzakpasu, M., Kinsella, B., Lawlor, A., Jones, L., Chapman, J., Furey, A., Bane, V., Forde, K., & Fiona Regan (2011) Priority & hazardous occurrence in domestic wastewater from small scale systems in Ireland [pdf]

McKernon, R., O'Leary, A., McCarthy, V., Rolston, A., Jordan, C., Higgins, A. and Flynn, R. (2013) Assessing the Risk of Nutrient Enrichment in Groundwater Dependant Ecosystems: The Role of Geochemistry [pdf]

Talks:

McCarthy, V., Rafferty, P., Linnane, S., Orr, A & Flynn, R. 2012. A field study assessing the impact of on-site wastewater treatment systems on surface water quality in a Co. Monaghan catchment. in Proceedings of International Symposium on Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Disposal. Environmental Protection Agency, International symposium on domestic wastewater treatment and disposal systems, Dublin, Ireland, 10-11 September. [link[pdf]