Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Ken

Contact Surname: Byrne

Contact Address:

Department of Life Sciences University of Limerick Limerick Ireland

Telephone Contact Number: 353 61 202878

Fax Contact Number: 353 61 331490

Email Address: ken.byrne@ul.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University of Limerick

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://scieng.ul.ie/departments/life-sciences/people/ken-byrne

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Principcal research interest is the impact of land use and land use change on soil carbon stocks. Currently working on soil carbon stocks in forest and grassland soils, impact of afforestation on soil respiration in organic and organo mineral soils, forest ecosystem services, nutrient pools in forest biomass.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Land use and land use change afforestation soil carbon stocks greenhouse gas emissions soil respiration carbon storage in wood products

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

Member of EPA Horizon 2020 (Climate Change) Working Group


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

χNo Climate Change JPI sub-interests specified

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

Lead Author of the 2004 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry. Lead Author of the 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Guidelines, Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use. Lead Author of the 2013 Supplement to the 2006 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Wetlands.

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

Member of Management Committee of COST Action COST Action 639 Greenhouse Gas Budget of Soils under Changing Climate and Land Use. 2006 – 2010.


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

 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

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

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

Reviewer of research proposals in FP6 and FP7

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.

FP5 CarboInvent Multi-source inventory methods for quantifying carbon stocks and stock changes in European forests


LIFE and COST Actions





Go to the LIFE website
Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency


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

COST Action E21 Contribution of Forests and Forestry to the Mitigation of Greenhouse Effects. 2000-2004 COST Action COST Action 639 Greenhouse Gas Budget of Soils under Changing Climate and Land Use. 2006 – 2010


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