Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Jane

Contact Surname: Stout

Contact Address:

School on Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: +353(0)18963761

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: stoutj@tcd.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University of Dublin, Trinity College

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: www.tcd.ie/Botany/staff/stout

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
My expertise is in the field of ecology, with an emphasis on the relationships between, and human impacts on, biodiversity and ecosystem services, a fundamental part of our Natural Capital. I seek to understand the processes and consequences of changes in land management and non-native species invasions, using plant-pollinator interactions as a model system. I employ field-based experimental studies combined with laboratory analyses to characterise insect behaviour, plant breeding systems, biodiversity and conservation of pollinators and their impacts on plant population dynamics. My research group currently comprises 3 postgraduate students and two post-doctoral researchers. I am a member of the Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research (www.tcd.ie/tcbr), which brings together researchers from across Trinity College Dublin to provide a broad base of expertise in a range of biodiversity research areas, enabling research to cross traditional disciplinary boundaries to encompass biological, social, economic, legal and political aspects of biodiversity. From basic blue skies research to practical solutions and applications for stakeholders, we use state of the art and innovative approaches to deliver excellence in biodiversity knowledge for capacity building and increased public awareness. This exciting combination of researchers allows novel synergistic collaborations that are crucial for the development of national, European and international policy, and strategic recommendations to ensure global environmental sustainability.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
biodiversity ecosystem-services pollination bees energy-crops crop-pollination agriecology human-impacts multiple-stressors bee-decline sustainability neonicotinoids natural-capital

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

 Sustainable Environment Research
 Climate Change Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan Steering Committe Deputy Chair Irish Forum on Natural Capital Steering Committee member and Chair of the 2015 Workshop


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

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

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

I acted as Overall Rapporteur and Organising Committee member for European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Colloquium on “Towards holistic approaches to the risk assessment of multiple stressors in bees”, Parma, Italy (May 2013) I was a member of the EASAC Working Group on Ecosystem services, agriculture and neonicotinoids (http://www.easac.eu/home/reports-and-statements/detail-view/article/ecosystem-se.html) I am on the Management Committee of the COST Action Super B (http://www.superb-project.eu/)

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

Associated Partner on FP 6 ALARM project Partner on FP 7 Legumes Futures project Lead PI on FP 7 City-GUIDES application (unsuccessful) PI on FP 7 POLLICON (unsucecssful)


LIFE and COST Actions





Go to the LIFE website
Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Biodiversity


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

SUPER-B: SUstainable Pollination in Europe: joint Research on Bees and other pollinators


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