Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Thomas

Contact Surname: Cummins

Contact Address:

UCD Soil Science, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, Room 2.50, Agriculture and Food Science Centre, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: 35317167744

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: thomas.cummins@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/agfood/staff/environmentsustainableresourcemanagement/academic/drthomascummins/

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Urban and anthropogenic soils (Anthrosols, Technosols), soils in archaeology, soil science. Biogeochemical monitoring in forest ecosystems (http://www.ucd.ie/forsite, http://www.ucd.ie/cforrep, ICP-Forests, ICP-IM). Forest nutrient budgeting, critical biomass removal. Ambient atmospheric ammonia monitoring (http://www.ucd.ie/ammonia).

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Urban Anthropogenic Soils Anthrosols Technosols Archaeology Soil science Biogeochemical monitoring Forest ecosystems Critical biomass removal ForSite CForRep CLRTAP ICP-Forests ICP-IM Ballyhooly Brackloon Cloosh Roundwood Ballinastoe Ambient Atmospheric Ammonia Monitoring

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

Soil Science Society of Ireland


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

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Maintaining Ecosystem Sustainability

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:

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

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Cultural heritage

 Identifying resilience levels via observations, monitoring and modelling

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

 Smart cities and communities

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials

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.

FutMon Project – Further Development and Implementation of an EU-Level Forest Monitoring System LIFE07 ENV/D/000218


LIFE and COST Actions





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Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:


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

FutMon Project – Further Development and Implementation of an EU-Level Forest Monitoring System LIFE07 ENV/D/000218


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