Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Peter

Contact Surname: McKeown

Contact Address:

Plant & AgriBiosciences Research Centre (PABC), National University of Ireland, Galway

Telephone Contact Number: +353 (0)91 493655

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: peter.mckeown@nuigalway.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: National University of Ireland, Galway

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.plantagbiosciences.org/content/principal-investigators-research-groups

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Plant scientist with interests in genetics, epigenetics and evolution of seed development and plant reproduction. Coordinator, Masters in Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MSc.CCAFS) - see http://www.plantagbiosciences.org/msc-ccafs Coordinator, M1 course of the Masters in Agriculture, Climate Change, Transitions (Master.ACT, European Joint Degree - see master-act.eu)

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Plant, crop, seed, climate change, drought, stress, food security, agricultural biodiversity.

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


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

Cultural Heritage


→  Developing a reflective society

  Identity and Perception

  Values

→  Creating knowledge

  Linking information

  Change

→  Safeguarding our cultural heritage resource

  Conservation

  Adaptation and mitigation


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

 Support mitigation policies, including studies that focus on impact from other sectoral policies

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

 Provide knowledge and tools for effective decision making and public engagement policies

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Strengthen eco-innovative technologies, processes, services and products including exploring ways to reduce the quantities of raw materials in production and consumption, and overcoming barriers in this context and boost their market uptake

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Sustainable food security

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

 Systemic Eco-Innovation

 Nature-based Solutions

 Climate services

 Cultural Heritage

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:

 International cooperation

The following information was supplied about International Cooperation in SC5 Cross-cutting areas

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.

Irish representative, COST network, 'Harnessing Plant Reproduction for Crop Improvement' (HAPRECI, http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/fa/crop_improvement?management) Member, SexSeed (http://www.fc.up.pt/sexseed/). Applicant, ACT consortium for Erasmus+ Masters degree (pending)


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:

Irish representative, COST network, 'Harnessing Plant Reproduction for Crop Improvement' (HAPRECI, http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/fa/crop_improvement?management)


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