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: Ken

Contact Surname: Byrne

Contact Address:

Department of Life Sciences University of Limerick Limerick Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: 00 353 61 202878

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: ken.byrne@ul.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University of Limerick

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

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

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
The impact of land use and land use change on carbon stocks in biomass and soil; soil respiration and carbon sequestrtaion in forest ecosystems; carbon stocks in harvested wood products; ecosystem services in plantation forests; nutrient pools in forest biomass

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
land use, land use change, carbon sequestration, greenhouse gases, afforestation, peatlands, harvested wood products

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

 Sustainable Environment Research
 Climate Change Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

EPA H2020 Environment Working Group


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

χNo Climate Change JPI sub-interests specified

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


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

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:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency


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

Member of the Management Committee of COST Actions E21 (Contribution of Forests and Forestry to the Mitigation of Greenhouse Effects) and 639 (Greenhouse Gas Budget of Soils under Changing Climate and Land Use).


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