Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Craig

Contact Surname: Bullock

Contact Address:

School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy University College Dublin Belfield Dublin 4

Telephone Contact Number: 07196 68998

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: Optimize

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
I an environmental economist and social scientist with an interest in the natural environment. My main areas of work have been in the fields of environmental economic and social-cultural valuation, environmental impact assessment, ecosystem services, climate change impacts and adaptation, forestry, planning, recreation and landscape. Funded research gas included the European Framework projects OPERAs (ecosystem services oprationalisation), GREENSPACE (European coordinator urban open spaces) and EU COST Action (ToBeWell tourism, ecosystem services and well-being). Nationally funded projects on environmental liability and ecosystem services valuation (Ecorisk, DEHLG), climate adaptation (ADAPT), peatlands (BOGLAND), environmental communication (RelayRisk), forest ecosytems (EcoValue), forest values (FORECON), quality of life and urban rural housing. Commercial projects (Optimize) on cultural and natural heritage valuation, green infrastructure, native woodlands, climate change and wilderness.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
ecosystem services environmental valuation socio-cultural values climate change adaptation peatlands environmental restoration environmental liability forestry cultural heritage natural heritage recreation freshwater coastal

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
 Climate Change 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:

Climate Change

Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

 Researching Climate Service Development and Deployment

 Sustainable Transformations of Society in the Face of Climate Change

 Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

Project manager of EPA research project ADAPT (2012-13) on the use of cost benefit analysis and other decision making approaches for adaptation to climate change. Analysis of climate impacts on tourism, cultural and natural heritage (Heritage Council) 2008 Various research experience on ecosystem services (OPERAs, Ecorisk) with relevance to climate impacts and their role in adaptation to climate change

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

 Implementing a water-wise bio-based economy

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

Ecorisk (2012-13) EPA project on the use of ecosystem service valuation for environmental liability assessment. Taking cases of freshwater and estuarine/coastal ecosystems. Adapt (2012-13) EPA project on climate adaptation taking case study of flood management. Also flood management and risk. RelayRisk (2014) Communicating environmental risk presented by septic tanks.

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

Partner in EU FP7 OPERAs project on oeprationalising the benefits of ecosystem services with Irish example of integration of socio-cultural values into wider valuation and governance taking Fingal as an exemplar (case study). 2013-17. Coordinator EU FP4 Greenspace. Valuing benefits of urban open space (some water issues).

Other areas of expertise:

Cultural Heritage

→  Developing a reflective society


→  Connecting people with heritage


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:

Fighting and adapting to climate change

 Assess impacts, vulnerabilities and develop innovative cost-effective adaptation and risk prevention and management measures

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

Cultural heritage

Focus Areas

 Water innovation: boosting its value 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

Irish participant in IPBES (Intergovernmental Panel of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services)

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

OPERAs (FP7) Greenspace (FP4)

LIFE and COST Actions

Go to the LIFE website
Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:


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

ToBeWell (COST)

Contact the EPA:

PO Box 3000
Johnstown Castle Estate
053-916 0600
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