Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Prof.

Contact First Name: James

Contact Surname: Wilson

Contact Address:

Zoology Dept., TCD, Dublin 2, Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: +353 1 896 1640

Fax Contact Number: +353 1 677 8094

Email Address: jwilson@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: https://www.tcd.ie/Zoology/

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Prof. Wilson main research interests centre on the fitness (in the Darwinian sense) of organisms and this is a key concept to understanding natural systems and anthropogenic impacts. From this arises his work in bioenergetics, bioindicators and indices and in the network analysis of ecosystems. His area of special interest is the quality status of estuaries and coastal waters. Prof. Wilson has written or edited 6 books and over 120 peer-reviewed papers covering the whole range of his research interests. These have been supported by national and international funding and have included collaborations with colleagues throughout the EC as well as Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, USA and Australia.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Estuaries and coastal waters Biomarkers of quality status Ecosystem function Bivalve bioenergetics and productivity Invasive species

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

 EPA Water Research Pillar

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:

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

Written or edited 6 books and over 120 peer-reviewed papers covering the whole range of research into ecosystem functioning at all levels of organisation. These have been supported by national and international funding.

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

EC FP7 Marie Curie Aquaphage: phage therapy in aquaculture EC INTAS VI Interactions between hosts & parasites in Palaearctic coastal ecosystems EC INTAS V Bioenergetics of microplankton community functioning

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

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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