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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Marcus

Contact Surname: Collier

Contact Address:

UCD School of Architecture, Planing and Environmental Policy University College Dublin Richview, Belfield, Dublin 4. IRELAND

Telephone Contact Number: +353 1 7162718

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address:

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University College Dublin

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: UCD Earth Institute

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Marcus has a strong academic output. Since completing his PhD in 2009 he has been the lead and/or sole author of 13 peer-reviewed papers, co-authoring four other peer-reviewed papers and eight a lead author of peer-reviewed reports. He has a strong track record in successful research funding applications. The FP7 TURAS project, which he was lead author, was awarded 15/15 by the reviewers (winning the top European Champions of Research Award from Enterprise Ireland). He has also been successful as work package leader on two other FP7 projects (KnowSeas and OPERAs), as well as success funding awards from national agencies as lead and partner authorships. Marcus was shortlisted for an ERC Starting Grant in 2015 and is an ERC Consolidator Grant panel expert (SH3). He is also an external evaluator on Horizon 2020 (ERA-NET). Marcus has been involved in adult education for almost 20 years, published articles in the Irish Times and Independent, and been interviewed on Morning Ireland, EcoEye, TV5 (France).

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Ecosystem Services, Urban Resilience, Transitioning, Landscape Ecology, Restoration Ecology, Novel Ecosystems, Multi-disciplinarity, Social-Ecological Systems, Post Industrial Landscapes, Genetically Modified Crops, Biodiversity, Governance, Spatial Planning, Land Use Change, Environmental Policy, Environmental Economics, Novel Ecosystems

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

 Sustainable Environment Research
 Climate Change Research
 Green Enterprise Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

I am an ERC expert panelist as well as an evaluator for Horizon 2020 (ERA-NET) and FP7 (Societal Challenge 5)

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

→  Developing a reflective society


→  Connecting people with heritage


→  Creating knowledge


  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

 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

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Support innovative policies and societal changes

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Cultural heritage

Focus Areas

 Smart cities and communities

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

 Nature-based Solutions

 Cultural Heritage

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:

 Social Sciences & Humanities

 International cooperation

The following information was supplied about International Cooperation in SC5 Cross-cutting areas

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

FP7 evaluator Horizon 2020 evaluator ERC Consolidator Grant expert panelist.

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

EC FP7: TURAS Project ( as lead author and Principal Investigator, OPERAs ( as work package Principal Investigator; KnowSeas ( as work package leader EC COST: ToBeWell Irish representative on the management committee EC ESPON: GeoSpecs, as work package leader

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:

COST Action: ToBeWell

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