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Research Title: Prof.
Contact First Name: Fraser
Contact Surname: Mitchell
Contact Address:School of Natural Sciences Botany Building Trinity College Dublin 2 Ireland
Telephone Contact Number: +353 1 8961811
Fax Contact Number: +353 1 8961147
Email Address: email@example.com
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: http://www.tcd.ie/Botany/staff/frasermitchell.php
Organisation or Individual Expertise:
I am an ecologist with research interest in long term environmental change as well as contemporary ecosystems. This has included investigating the impacts of human activity, grazing and climate on temperate forest succession and the drivers of contemporary forest biodiversity as well as investigation of long term climate impacts on peatland ecosystems. My research thus focuses on ecosystem function over immediate and long time scales. The results of this research feed into contemporary conservation management, restoration ecology and climate modelling. I have raised over €4 million in external research contracts since my appointment to TCD. Principal funding sources have been EU and Irish government agencies. This has funded multidisciplinary research throughout Ireland but also in UK, Spain, Poland, USA and Australia. My research has involved collaboration with ten national and thirty-one international institutions. In terms of research mentoring, I have supervised 21 PhD students and mentored 13 postdoctoral research fellows since 1990. I am currently National Director of the Earth and Natural Sciences Doctoral Studies Programme which provides structured training for 69 PhD students in four Irish universities.
Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Ecology Palaeoecology Woodland Forest Mire Peatland Climate Biodiversity Grazing Succession Vegetation dynamics Palynology
This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:
I am a memeber of the Climate Change Sciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy I am the President of the Irish Quaternary Association I am the Irish national representative for the European Pollen Database
This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:
Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change
I am a memeber of the Climate Change Sciences Committee of the Royal Irish Academy
Partner on FP5 project: ACCROTELM: Abrupt Climate Changes Recorded Over The European Land Mass (EVK2-2001-00351)
This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:
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
Interest indicated in this area
Identifying resilience levels via observations, monitoring and modelling
This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows
This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:
No cross-cutting areas specified
Partner on FP5 project: ACCROTELM: Abrupt Climate Changes Recorded Over The European Land Mass (EVK2-2001-00351). Coordinator of Marie Curie Development Host Fellowship contract HPMD-CT-2000-00051: Irish Palaeoecological Data Synthesis and Analysis Project (IPAL).
Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:
COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:
EU-AAIR Concerted Action: The use of grazing as a management tool in natural and semi-natural woodland ecosystems.
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