Professor Iris Moeller

Professor of Geography at Trinity College Dublin


Professor Möller is a coastal geomorphologist working on how physical and biological processes interact at the coast, particularly in the intertidal zone (the area between tidal high and low water). She uses these insights to work with others within and beyond the discipline of Geography to develop integrative solutions for a coastal environment in which people are protected from flooding and erosion whilst also taking advantage of the many benefits healthy ecosystems have for humans. The monitoring and understanding of long-term coastal morphodynamics (the link between coastal landforms and the processes shaping them) forms a key component of her work, as does how we use these insights to adapt to a changed environmental future through climate change, sea-level rise, and altered storm frequency/severity.

Professor Möller was previously a University Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge. Shehas a BA in Geography from the University of Oxford, an MPhil in Geography from the University of Wales, and a PhD on 'Wave attenuation over saltmarsh surfaces' from the University of Cambridge.

  • 6 May 2016, 5:15pm

    Taming the flood: rivers, wetlands and the centuries-old battle against flooding

    In his lecture, Jeremy Purseglove, author of "Taming the Flood: Rivers, Wetlands and the Centuries-old Battle against Flooding" explores the cause of flooding in Britain and questions whether government policy on flood prevention is fit for purpose.

  • 13 February 2014, 5:30pm

    Adaptation to climate change: Seminar 4

    In the fourth seminar of the series, Professor Kennel will discuss factors affecting rates of global and local sea level rise; how advanced regions are preparing-Venice, the Netherlands, Sacramento Bay-Delta; and vulnerable cities, agricultural river deltas, low-lying island nations.