Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Mary

Contact Surname: Kelly-Quinn

Contact Address:

School of Biology & Environmental Science, University College Dublin, Science Centre West, Belfield, Dublin 4, IREALND

Telephone Contact Number: +353 1 7162337

Fax Contact Number: +353 7161152

Email Address: mary.kelly-quinn@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: www.ucd.ie

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
My research is largely focussed on impact of land-use activities on surface water quality. These include forestry operations (planting to felling), urbanisation, mining, agriculture, motorway construction, culverting and climate change. Pressures studied include eutrophication, organic pollution, heavy metal contamination, acidification and sedimentation. I have employed both physico-chemical and biological (macroinvertebrates, phytobenthos and fish) parameters. Research expertise extends to investigations of mitigation measures for the aforementioned pressures including management options for riparian zones. I am also investigating biological responses to acute and chronic nutrient and sediment pollution and combinations of both using field observations and experimental mesocosms.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
forest-water interactions Impact of forest operations on surface water quality agriculture and eutrophication surface water acidification pollution mitigation management of surface waters management of riparian zones climate change mitigation urban pressures on freshwaters freshwater biodiversity macroinvertebrates phytobenthos nutrients phosphorus nitrogen nitrate thresholds for N and P biological indicators type specific reference conditions sediment siltation silt flux small scale hydropower Linking biological change to physico-chemical conditions acute chronic multiple pressures mesocosms reference conditions

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

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

 EPA Water Research Pillar

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:

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

I have participated in a number of applications which were unsuccessful.

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

 Developing integrated approaches for the sustainable management of water-related challenges

 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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Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Biodiversity


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


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