I am currently Lecturer in the Department of Geography at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, and also lecturing at the University of Limerick.

Current teaching:

GY4741 Dynamic Earth (UL)

First year physical geography, covering the atmosphere, the oceans, the biosphere, and human impacts.

GY4703 Evolution of the Irish and British Landscape (UL)

Geological history of Ireland and Britain, and modern processes shaping the landscape

GY4704 Research Methods and Mapping

Research methods in physical geography, statistics, mapping

GY4746 Fieldwork in Geography

Field course, covering field research skills in geology, environmental science, geomorphology, urban and rural geography

Research interests

Interaction of the biosphere with environmental change; urban ecosystem services; air and water pollution


PDFs of these are available via the links if you have journal access through a library or subscription, or via my pages on Academia.edu or ResearchGate.net.

  • MacGabhann, B.A., Schiffbauer, J.D., Hagadorn, J.W., Van Roy, P., Morrison, L., Lynch, E., and Murray, J. 2018. Resolution of the earliest metazoan record: differential taphonomy of Ediacaran and Paleozoic fossil molds and casts. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, in press. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2018.11.009
  • Muir, L.A.JBotting, J.P., Walker, S.N.A., Schiffbauer, J.D., and MacGabhann, B.A. 2018. Onuphionella corusca sp. nov.: an early Cambrian-type agglutinated tube from Upper Ordovician strata of Morocco. 
  • Lieberman, B.S., Kurkewicz, R., Shinogle, H., Kimmig, J., and MacGabhann, B.A. 2017. Disc-shaped fossils resembling porpitids or eldonids from the early Cambrian (Series 2: Stage 4) of western USAPeerJ 5, e3312. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.3312
  • Kirkland, C.L., MacGabhann, B.A., Kirkland, B.L., and Daly, J.S. 2016. Cryptic Disc Structures Resembling Ediacaran Discoidal Fossils from the Lower Silurian Hellefjord Schist, Arctic Norway. PLoS ONE 11, e0164071. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164071
  • MacGabhann, B.A. 2014. There is no such thing as the ‘Ediacara Biota’. Geoscience Frontiers 5, 53–62. DOI: 10.1016/j.gsf.2013.08.001.
  • Shields, G.A., Hill, A.C. and MacGabhann, B.A. 2012. The Cryogenian Period. In: Gradstein, F.M., Ogg, J.G., Schmitz, M.D., and Ogg, G. (eds) The Geologic Time Scale 2012, pp. 393-412. Elsevier, Boston. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-444-59425-9.00017-2
  • MacGabhann, B.A. and Murray, J. 2010. Non-mineralised discoidal fossils from the Ordovician Bardahessiagh Formation, Co. Tyrone. Irish Journal of Earth Sciences 28, 1-12. DOI: 10.3318/IJES.2010.28.1
  • Landing, E. and MacGabhann, B.A. 2010. First evidence for Cambrian glaciation provided by sections in Avalonian New Brunswick and Ireland: Additional data for Avalon–Gondwana separation by the earliest Palaeozoic. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 285, 174–185. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2009.11.009
  • MacGabhann, B.A. 2007. Discoidal fossils of the Ediacaran Biota – a review of current understanding. In: Vickers-Rich, P. and Komarower, P. (eds) The Rise and Fall of the Ediacaran Biota. Geological Society of London, Special Publications 286, 297-313. DOI: 10.1144/SP286.21
  • MacGabhann, B.A., Murray, J., and Nicholas, C. 2007. Ediacaria booleyi – weeded from the Garden of Ediacara? In: Vickers-Rich, P. and Komarower, P. (eds) The Rise and Fall of the Ediacaran Biota. Geological Society of London, Special Publications 286, 277-295. DOI: 10.1144/SP286.20