Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: John

Contact Surname: Coll

Contact Address:

Department of Geography and ICARUS Laraghbryan House NUI Maynooth Co Kildare Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: ++ 353 (1) 7086550

Fax Contact Number: ++ 353 (1) 7083573

Email Address:

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Climate change impact assessment for Ireland and Scotland. This has involved developing a strong interdisciplinary approach and broad understanding of climate change research, including: • Within and between sector climate change vulnerability assessment and developing a theoretical framework to provide the terms of reference for stakeholder engagement and input to the assessment process. • Bioclimatic envelope modelling for habitats and species: the application of empirical techniques including Generalised Linear Models (GLMs), Generalized Additive Models (GAMs), Random Forest (RF) and the use of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs). Applying model ensemble approaches in the BIOMOD library (R-based). • The evaluation of Regional Climate Model (RCM) performance in maritime and European upland regions and the development of site-based assessment tools. • North Atlantic storm track variability and the influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), time-series based analysis and empirical modelling approaches.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Climate change biodiversity natural systems climate envelope modelling statistical and numerical modelling spatial data analysis

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

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:

Fighting and adapting to climate change

 Improve the understanding of climate change and the provision of reliable climate projections

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

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

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

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