Francis Ludlow

Membership:  2013/2014

Member Bio

Francis Ludlow is a postdoctoral fellow (2013-2016) with the Yale Climate and Energy Institute. He obtained a BA in Geography and Economics from Trinity College Dublin in 2003, a Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics from Trinity in2005, and a PhD in Geography from Trinity in 2011. From 2011-2013, Francis was an environmental fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment, and from 2012-2013 was a research affiliate of the Harvard University Center for Geographic Analysis. He was also a pre- and postdoctoral research fellow with the Trinity Long Room Hub in 2009-2011 before holding the position of research associate in 2011-2013. From 2007-2011 he lectured in the School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College, Dublin; he has also lectured at Dublin City University, the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin. In 2008-2009 he worked in University College Cork as part of the Extreme Weather, Climate, and Natural Disasters in Ireland project, funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency.


  • Ludlow, Francis, Alexander R. Stine, Paul Leahy, Enda Murphy, Paul A. Mayewski, David Taylor, James Killen, Michael G. L. Baillie, Mark Hennessy, and Gerard Kiely. "Medieval Irish Chronicles Reveal Persistent Volcanic Forcing of Severe Winter Cold Events, 431–1649 CE," Environmental Research Letters 8 (2013): L024035. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024035.
  • Usoskin, Ilya G., Bernd Kromer, Francis Ludlow, Jürg Beer, Michael Friedrich, Gennady A. Kovaltsov, Sami K. Solanki, and Lukas Wacker. "The AD775 Cosmic Event Revisited: The Sun is to Blame," Astronomy & Astrophysics 553 (2013): L3. doi: 10.1051/0004-6361/201321080.
  • Ludlow, Francis, Juliana Adelman, and Poul Holm. "Environmental History in Ireland," Environment and History 19 (2013): 247–252. doi: 10.3197/096734013X13642082568732.
  • "Assessing Non-Climatic Influences on the Record of Extreme Weather Events in the Irish Annals," In At the Anvil: Essays in Honour of William J. Smyth, edited by Patrick J. Duffy and William Nolan, 93–133. Dublin: Geography Publications, 2012.
  • Kiely, Gerard, Paul Leahy, Francis Ludlow, Bettina Stefanini, Eileen Reilly, Michael Monk, and Jason Harris. Extreme Weather, Climate and Natural Disasters in Ireland. Synthesis Report. Johnstown Castle: Environmental Protection Agency (2010).