Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Olga

Contact Surname: Grant

Contact Address:

UCD Forestry Agriculture & Food Science Centre University College Dublin Belfield Dublin 4

Telephone Contact Number: 01 716 7349

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: olga.grant@ucd.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University College Dublin

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/agriculturefoodscience/drolgagrant/

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
The major themes of my research are plant-environment interactions, genetic and phenotypic variation, and novel methods of assessing plant physiological performance. This research has generally been in relation to environmental stress, such as limited water availability. I am interested in how plants (crops, forest strees, native vegetation) will adapt to resource deficiency under future climatic conditions. I have worked with the horticultural sector in developing more water-use efficient production practices.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Plant ecophysiology Plant stress Water use Water use efficiency Drought stress Plant responses to environemental stress Cold stress Thermal imaging Stable isotope composition Photosynthesis Stomatal conductance Transpiration

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

 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

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

 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

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

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:

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

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

 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

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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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:

COST Action FP1106 'Studying Tree Responses to extreme Events: a SynthesiS' (STReESS) COST Action FA1306 'The quest for tolerant varieties - Phenotyping at plant and cellular level'


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