Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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This is an Individual Researcher Profile

Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Frances

Contact Surname: Lucy

Contact Address:

Centre for Environmental Research Innovation and Sustainability, School of Science, Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ash Lane, Sligo

Telephone Contact Number: +353-719305693

Fax Contact Number: +353- 719146802

Email Address: lucy.frances@itsligo.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: Institute of Technology, Sligo

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: N/A

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: www.itsligo.ie

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Aquatic invasive Species: Ecology, Management, Networks Editor-in-chief for the international peer-reviewed on-line journals Aquatic Invasions (Impact Factor 1.136) and BioInvasions records (www.aquaticinvasions.net). Environment and Public Health: Cryptosporidium and other waterborne pathogens For Research Publications please see: Researchgate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Frances_Lucy Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=of283PIAAAAJ&hl=en

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
invasive species management, aquatic invasive species ecology, zebra mussel, asian clam, invasive species networking, editor-in-chief invasive species on-line journals, invasive species risk assessment, invasive species impacts, invasive species and resource management, cryptosporidium, water quality and public health, bioindicators of water quality, environmental sources of waterborne pathogens, wastewater treatment and waterborne pathogens

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

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

Founder Board Member of Inland Fisheries Ireland (2010-present) Council Member of Environmental Science Association of Ireland (2013-present) Invited Stakeholder on IFI, CAISIE (Control Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland) project (2008-2013) Invited Member of the Irish Forum on Invasive Species (2005-2013). Academic Representative on Advisory Council for Western River Basin District (2005-2010). Environmental Pillar representative on Leitrim Development Advisory Committee (2009-present)


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

Water


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

Invited Stakeholder on IFI, CAISIE (Control Aquatic Invasive Species in Ireland) project (2008-2013) Invited Member of the Irish Forum on Invasive Species (2005-2013). Academic Representative on Advisory Council for Western River Basin District (2005-2010).

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

N/A

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:

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

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

 Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures for Europe

 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

N/A

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

Associate member EU ALARM (Assessing large scale risks for biodiversity with tested methods) project (2002-2007)


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:

TD1209: European Information System for Alien Species: Role - Core member of management committee. Managing STSMs for the action and involved in three WGs. http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/fa/Actions/TD1209 CAISIE Life Project: Role - Member of steering committee for Life project on Control of Alien Species in Ireland. http://caisie.ie/


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