Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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This is an Individual Researcher Profile

Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Prof.

Contact First Name: Tommy

Contact Surname: Boland

Contact Address:

School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

Telephone Contact Number: 00353 17167144

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: tommy.boland@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:

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
A ruminant nutritionist by training my research activity is focused on reducing the environmental impact of livestock production system. Specific areas include dietary manipulation to reduce methane emissions and nitrogen excretion from ruminants Development of production systems with reduced environmental impact Use of multi-species grasslands for enhanced bio-diversity, reduced inputs and improved animal performance Altering rumen microbiota/microbiome to enhance the efficiency of rumen fermentation

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Animal Ruminant Rumen Dairy Beef Sheep Methane Nitrogen Grazing Grassland Environmental impact Sustainability Multi species Grazing systems Production systems

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

 Sustainable Environment Research
 Climate Change Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

NRN sub-committee on climate change


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

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:

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

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

 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

 Nature-based Solutions

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





Go to the LIFE website
Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency

 Biodiversity


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

METHAGENE


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