Tadhg N. Moore

Tadhg N. Moore

Senior Lake Scientist



Tadhg Moore is a senior lake scientist working with Limnotrack in Hamilton, New Zealand. His research interests include lake modelling, climate change impacts on lakes and environmental education. He develops and delivers online platforms for water quality data for water resource managers.

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  • Freshwater Resource Management
  • Lake Modelling
  • Ecological Forecasting
  • Capacity Development for Water Quality
  • PhD in Freshwater Science, 2020

    Dundalk Institute of Technology

  • BSc in Environmental Science, 2016

    University College Cork


Senior Lake Scientist
Sep 2023 – Present Hamilton, New Zealand

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing a web platform for the delivery of lake modelling services.
  • Data manager for water quality monitoring programmes.
  • Writing reports and scientific papers for consultancy clients.
Environmental Consultant
Jul 2022 – Aug 2023 Cork, Ireland

Responsibilities include:

  • Co-development of research methodologies to address stakeholder management needs.
  • Develop modelling workflows to simulate hydrology, in-lake hydrodynamics, and biogeochemistry.
  • Integrate and visualize results for a web platform (using R Shiny applications) for delivery to stakeholders which include local, regional, and national government bodies.
UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre
Research Support Officer
Jun 2022 – Mar 2023 University College Cork, Ireland

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide expertise and support for online educational programmes in Freshwater Quality Monitoring.
  • Coordinate and help run workshops related to biological water quality monitoring.
  • Develop a freely available online course for handling and presenting water quality data.
Virginia Tech, USA
Postdoctoral Associate
Sep 2020 – Jun 2022 Blacksburg, VA, US

Responsibilities include:

  • Created teaching modules about Ecological Forecasting for undergraduate students.
  • Developed an ensemble modelling framework to deliver near-term iterative water quality forecasts.
  • Mentored undergraduate and PhD students.
Marine Institute, Ireland
Scientific Technological Officer
Jul 2020 – Sep 2020 Oranmore, Galway, Ireland

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducted research on the effects of climate change on lakes and reservoirs globally.
  • Collaborated with international researchers for lake modelling work.
  • Co-authored scientific publications.




ISIMIP - Lake Sector 2b
Run lake model simulations as part of the Inter-Sector Impact Model Project. The ISIMIP project provides climate scenarios from global climate model that can serve as inputs to lake model simulations.

Recent Publications

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(2023). Assessing opportunities and inequities in undergraduate ecological forecasting education. Academic Practice in Ecology and Evolution (4).

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(2023). Near-term forecasts of NEON lakes reveal gradients of environmental predictability across the U.S.. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

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(2023). Sources of skill in lake temperature, discharge and ice-off seasonal forecasting tools. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences (27).

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(2022). Uncertainty in projections of future lake thermal dynamics is differentially driven by lake and global climate models. Earth and Space Science Open Archive.

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