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This presentation is from the EPA's FP7 Environment National Information Day 2010. For further information, see http://www.fp7ireland.com/

This presentation is from the EPA's FP7 Environment National Information Day 2010. For further information, see http://www.fp7ireland.com/

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  • 1. TEAGASC - Promoting Innovation in the Irish the Irish Bio-Economy TEAGASC - Promoting Innovation in Bio-Economy
  • 2. Teagasc Goals • Improve the competitiveness of agriculture, food and the wider bio-economy • Support sustainable farming and the environment • Encourage diversification of the rural economy and enhance the quality of life in rural areas TEAGASC - Promoting TEAGASC - Promoting Innovation in the Bio-Economy Innovation in the Irish Irish Bio-Economy
  • 3. Teagasc: expertise and capacity Soils Climate change Research Biodiversity Gaseous emissions interests Water quality River catchments GIS datasets Forestry Microbiology Ecosystem services Experimentation & analysis for soil, water, microbes Research National-scale spatial modelling capacity Controlled-environment growth chambers Long-term experiments on research farms and field sites Socio-economic analysis in the rural environment Contact point: john.finn@teagasc.ie TEAGASC - Promoting Innovation in the Irish Bio-Economy
  • 4. Biodiversity Key researchers Dr John Finn, Dr Daire Ó’hUallacháin, Prof. Bryan Griffiths Research interests Biodiversity and ecosystem function; soil and microbial diversity; agri-environment schemes; & capacity conservation practices; climate change and ecosystem resilience Recent projects FP6 AE Footprint; FP6 ITAES (agri-environment schemes); IRCSET Marie Curie Fellowship; FP7 AnimalCHANGE (climate change & agriculture); FP7 EcoFINDERS (soil diversity) FP7 interests Area 6.1.2.4 Biodiversity Env.2011.2.1.4-2 Behaviour of ecosystems, thresholds & tipping points Contact john.finn@teagasc.ie TEAGASC - Promoting Innovation in the Irish Bio-Economy
  • 5. Water Quality Key researchers Dr Karl Richards, Dr Owen Fenton Research interests Contaminant fate and transport, mitigation of agricultural pollutants, environmental & capacity microbiology and pathogens; state of the art water and gas labs, instrumented research sites Recent projects Subsurface denitrification, groundwater and surfacewater nutrient amelioration, groundwater pesticide risk assessment, use of nitrification inhibitors to reduce reactive N losses FP7 interests Area 6.2.1.2 Water resources Contact karl.richards@teagasc.ie; owen.fenton@teagasc.ie TEAGASC - Promoting Innovation in the Irish Bio-Economy
  • 6. Spatial Analysis & Earth Observation Key researchers Reamonn Fealy, David Meredith, Stuart Green Spatial Analysis, Mapping & Modelling of agriculture: Research interests • Soil & land resource mapping & capacity • Spatial assessment of agri-environment policy • Agricultural Landuse and Habitat mapping through EO Extensive data holdings in Irish context on these themes and team experienced in producing national scale outputs ENV.2011.2.1.4-1 Potential of biodiversity and ecosystems FP7 interests for the mitigation of climate change ENV.2011.1.1.6-1 Impacts of a global temperature increase of 2° from preindustrial level, in Europe and most vulnerable C regions of the world ENV.2011.2.1.6-1 Land-use and European forest ecosystems Stuart.Green@Teagasc.ie Contact Reamonn.Fealy@Teagasc.ie,David.Meredith@Teagasc.ie TEAGASC - Promoting Innovation in the Irish Bio-Economy
  • 7. Agricultural Catchments Key researchers Prof. Phil Jordan, Dr. Cathal Buckley, Dr. Alice Melland, Dr. Per-Erik Mellander, Dr. David Wall Research interests - Evaluation of environmental and & capacity socio-economic impacts of policies for water quality - High resolution monitoring of nutrient and sediment transfer trajectories in six agricultural catchments; FP7 interests Area 6.2.1.2 Water resources Contact ger.shortle@teagasc.ie, phil.jordan@teagasc.ie TEAGASC - Promoting Innovation in the Irish Bio-Economy
  • 8. Soils Key researchers Dr Rachel Creamer, Dr Rogier Schulte Research interests -Irish Soil Information System: 1:250,000 soil mapping for Ireland & capacity with associated Soil Information System - Factors affecting soil quality Soil mapping, soil quality, soil FP7 interests assessment, ecosystem functions of soil Contact Rachel.creamer@teagasc.ie TEAGASC - Promoting Innovation in the Irish Bio-Economy
  • 9. Forestry Key researchers Dr. Gerry Douglas Research interests Genetic improvement and conservation of hardwood and biomass tree species & capacity Application of biotechnological methods for mass propagation and genetic characterisation FP7 interests • FP- 7 Increased sustainability of all production systems (agriculture, forestry,……. ); • FP- 7 Research Infrastructures Contact Gerry.Douglas@teagasc.ie TEAGASC - Promoting Innovation in the Irish Bio-Economy