John is a researcher with Teagasc, Environment Research Centre at Johnstown Castle, Wexford. He is an ecologist working on farmland wildlife on extensively and intensively managed farmland. For more details click here. Click here for John’s blog on farmland ecology. Follow him onTwitter @johnfinn310
Stuart is a Remote Sensing specialist in the Spatial Analysis Unit in Teagasc. His main research work is on the use of terrestrial earth observation technologies to understand issues important to rural Ireland and Irish agriculture. Click here for Stuarts blog on Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Research in Ireland.
James is a lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Science at IT Sligo. His main research and outreach work (science into policy) is on the ecological management and restoration of extensively managed agricultural landscapes.
David is a rural and economic geographer at the Spatial Analysis Unit in Teagasc’s Rural Economy Development Programme. Reflecting the complex nature of contemporary rural development, his research focuses on rural restructuring with a particular emphasis on the evolution of farming and the implications for land use. He has published on the spatial impacts of EU and national regulatory systems on rural industries (with McGinley, 2008; with Crowley and Walsh, 2009), the implication of economic change for rural communities and strategic spatial planning in Ireland. He is currently Head of Research for the Commission for Economic Development of Rural Areas.
Daire Ó hUallacháin
Daire Ó hUallacháin is a researcher working with Teagasc, Environment Research Centre at Johnstown Castle, Wexford. His research interests include sustainable agriculture; terrestrial and freshwater ecology; water quality and sediment dynamics. Click here for further details.
Caroline is a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Environmental Science, IT Sligo. Her primary research interest is farmland biodiversity and High Nature Value (HNV) farmland. She has published on grassland and field boundaries on Irish farms and also modelling the factors that influence habitat biodiversity on farms. She is also interested in sustainable agriculture, plant ecology and agricultural policy. Follow her on Twitter @flamingredapple
Brian is a researcher with the Spatial Analyst Unit in Teagasc. Brian’s research interests include spatial optimisation methods and remote sensing applications for agriculture and forest management. Brian’s previous work includes developing a self-organising planning framework for forest landscape design and quantifying Ireland’s farm forest resources remotely. Brian is also interested sustainable agriculture, forest management and policy. Brian left the project in January 2014.
Shafique is a researcher working in the Spatial analysis unit in Teagasc, Ashtown. Shafique’s research interests span Remote sensing based ecological analysis. This includes various aspects of earth observation like forest ecology, inclusive biodiversity studies, and ocean colour analysis in GIS platform. Shafique Matin joined the project in August 2014. Click here for more details.
This project was funded by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan 2007-2013, by the Research Stimulus Fund of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.