Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Jane

Contact Surname: Russell-O'Connor

Contact Address:

WIT, School of Education, College Street, Waterford

Telephone Contact Number: 00353 (0)51 834036

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address:

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: Waterford Institute of Technology

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
I am a lecturer in both the Departments of Architecture and Education and teach at degree and masters level. My areas of expertise are: Landscape Ecology/History, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Education, and Curriculum and Assessment. My PhD was multidisciplinary, involving the evaluation and characterisation of an area of landscape in England from both an ecological and historical perspective utilising GIS. Hence a multidisciplinary methodology of landscape assessment was developed. My current research follows on from my PhD and is involved with landscape assessment and characterisation in the Irish context, based in South Kilkenney. In addition I have a small scale research project involving the utilisation of school grounds for environmental education based in Waterford County. I have presented at conferences and published on landscape ecology, landscape history and landscape assessment. I have supervised over 20 taught masters dissertations. Furthermore I am founder and Company Director of Russell Ecological services which specialises in EIAs, habitat management/reconstruction and wildlife gardens for education.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
landscape ecology EIA environmental assessment landscape assessment landscape history habitat reconstruction habitat management

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

 Sustainable Environment 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:

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

Cultural Heritage

→  Connecting people with heritage


→  Creating knowledge

  Linking information


  Methods and Measurements

→  Safeguarding our cultural heritage resource


  Adaptation and mitigation

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

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

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Cultural heritage

 Identifying resilience levels via observations, monitoring and modelling

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

Member of GIFT INTERREG project team - Green economy strand Member of Editorial Board for Living Reviews in Landscape Research – peer reviewed journal.

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

Member of GIFT INTERREG project team

LIFE and COST Actions

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Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency


 Environmental Governance and Information

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

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