John Connolly is an assistant professor in the School of History and Geography at Dublin City University and a Funded Investigator at Enable.
He is an Environmental Protection Agency funded principal investigator and was awarded a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship in 2011. He has published 16 peer reviewed publications. He was recently invited to be a guest editor for the open access journal Frontiers in Earth Sciences. His research focuses on the use and application of Earth Observation and GIS to study: terrestrial carbon dynamics in Temperate, Boreal and Arctic peatlands; land use and land cover change; environmental degradation in peatlands and urban solar prospecting.