Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Jon

Contact Surname: Yearsley

Contact Address:

School of Biology and Environmental Science University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: 0035317162265

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: jon.yearsley@ucd.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University College Dublin

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.ucd.ie/ecomodel/

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
My main research interests are in spatial ecology and population genetics, and look at dispersal ecology and invasion dynamics. This research addresses both applied and theoretical issues in spatial ecology by combining ecological data with mathematical models. 1. Dispersal Ecology a. Larval dispersal of deep-sea and coastal marine invertebrates (tracking of larval individuals and population genetic theory) b. Estimating metapopulation demographic parameters (e.g. dispersal rates) from genetic data 2. Invasion Dynamics a. Propagation of smouldering fire in peatlands. b. Rates of evolutionary adaptation c. Expansions rates of invasive species and biocontrol strategies

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
population genetic theory dispersal wildfire models controlled burn experiments matrix population models spatial statistics cellular automata

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 Sustainable Environment Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

Dublin R user group


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Further our understanding of biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems, their interactions with social systems and their role in sustaining the economy and human wellbeing

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Blue growth: unlocking the potential of the oceans

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.


LIFE and COST Actions





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Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency

 Biodiversity


COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:


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