Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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This is an Individual Researcher Profile

Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: None

Contact First Name: Maryann

Contact Surname: Harris

Contact Address:

Parks Services, Culture, Recreation and Amenity Dept. Civic Offices, Block 4, Ground Floor, Wood Quay Dublin 8

Telephone Contact Number: 353(0)876561676

Fax Contact Number: 353(0)12222668

Email Address:

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:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
I work in urban biodiversity and environmental planning. My background is in environmental science and landscape architecture. I also have experience in public engagement.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Urban biodiversity, landscape architecture, habitat assessment, environmental protection, Natura 2000, public engagement, appropriate assessment, environmental impact assessment, environmental law, sustainable design, public parks, catchment management, SUDS

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

 EPA Water Research Pillar
 Sustainable Environment Research
 Climate Change Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

EU Research Partnerships

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

Climate Change

Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

 Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

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


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

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

Experience of participation in expert groups in this area

Any relevant information in relation to Participation in WssTP or other relevant experts groups

I am involved in the coordination of biodiversity activities in implementation of the Water Framework Directive for the lead agency, Dublin City Council, of the Eastern River Basin District. I am interested in catchment management. I have experience in the design and construction of integrated constructed wetands. I manage wetland habitats, including Natura sites.

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

LIFE Project Director (1999-2002)

Other areas of expertise:

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:

Fighting and adapting to climate change

 Assess impacts, vulnerabilities and develop innovative cost-effective adaptation and risk prevention and management measures

 Support mitigation policies, including studies that focus on impact from other sectoral policies

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Developing integrated approaches for the sustainable management of water-related challenges

 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

 Provide knowledge and tools for effective decision making and public engagement policies

Focus Areas

 Smart cities and communities

 Disaster-resilience: safeguarding and securing society, including adapting to climate change

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

Go to the LIFE website
Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:


 Environmental Governance and Information

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

LIFE Project Manager (SEMPA) in Dublin, Ireland (1999-2002) on participatory approaches to environmental management plans for suburban areas

Contact the EPA:

PO Box 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
053-916 0600
Other EPA locations