BIOFOREST Project
 2001-2006
 
Outputs

 

Journal Publications

Theses

 

Reports 

End-of Project overall Synthesis Report

Iremonger, S., J. O'Halloran, D. L. Kelly, M. W. Wilson, G. F. Smith, T. Gittings, P. S. Giller, F. J. G. Mitchell, A. Oxbrough, L. Coote, L. French, S. O'Donoghue, A.-M. McKee, J. Pithon, A. O'Sullivan, P. Neville, V. O'Donnell, V. Cummins, T. C. Kelly and P. Dowding (2006). Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests. EPA and COFORD, Dublin. 82pp.

End-of-Project Technical Reports

Smith, G.F., T. Gittings, M.W. Wilson, L. French, A. Oxbrough, S. O’Donoghue, J. Pithon, V. O’Donnell, A.-M. McKee, S. Iremonger, J. O’Halloran, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, P.S. Giller and T. Kelly (2005). Assessment of biodiversity at different stages of the forest cycle. BIOFOREST Project 3.1.2 Final Report. Report prepared for COFORD and EPA. 194pp. plus 74 Figs.

Iremonger, S., T. Gittings, G.F. Smith, M.W. Wilson, A. Oxbrough, L. Coote, J. Pithon, S. O'Donoghue, A.-M. McKee, J. O'Halloran, D.L. Kelly, P.S. Giller, A. O'Sullivan, P. Neville, F.J.G. Mitchell, V. O'Donnell, T.C. Kelly, and P. Dowding. 2006 Investigation of experimental methods to enhance biodiversity in plantation forests. BIOFOREST Project 3.1.3 Final Report. Report prepared for COFORD and EPA. 152 pp. plus 38 figs.

Smith, G.F., T. Gittings, M.W. Wilson, A. Oxbrough, S. Iremonger, S. O'Donoghue, A.-M. McKee, J. O'Halloran, , D.L. Kelly, J. Pithon, A. O'Sullivan, P. Neville, F.J.G. Mitchell, P.S. Giller, V. O'Donnell and T.C. Kelly (2006). Biodiversity Assessment of Afforestation Sites. BIOFOREST Project 3.1.1 Final Report. Report prepared for COFORD and EPA. 203pp. plus 32 figs.

BIOFOREST Database

O’Donnell, V., V. Cummins, M.W. Wilson, T. Gittings, S. Iremonger, J. O’Halloran, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, P.S. Giller, G. Smith, A. Oxbrough, L. Coote, L. French, S. O’Donoghue, A.-M. McKee, J. Pithon, A. O’Sullivan, P. Neville, T. Kelly and P. Dowding (2006). The BIOFOREST Database. DVD, COFORD and EPA.

Special Reports

Wilson, M., T. Gittings, J. O'Halloran, T. Kelly, & J. Pithon, (2005). The distribution of Hen Harriers in Ireland in relation to land-use cover in general and forest cover in particular. Dublin: Report for COFORD and EPA.

Gittings, T., A.-M. McKee, S. O’Donoghue, J. Pithon, M. Wilson, P.S. Giller, D. L. Kelly, J. O’Halloran, F.J.G. Mitchell, S. Iremonger, A. O’Sullivan and P. Neville (2004). Biodiversity Assessment in preparation for afforestation: A review of existing practice in Ireland and best practice overseas. Report prepared for COFORD and EPA.

Theses

PhD Theses

French L. (2005). Ground flora communities in Ireland's plantation forests: their diversity, structure & composition. Ph.D. Thesis, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland.

Oxbrough, A. (2006) The effect of plantation forests on ground-dwelling spiders. PhD Thesis, University College, Cork, Ireland.

Coote, L. (due to submit 2006). Epiphyte diversity in Irish plantation forests. Ph.D. Thesis, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland.

MSc Theses

Buscardo, E. (2005). The effects of afforestation on biodiversity of grasslands in Ireland. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Bolli, J. (2002). Project 3.1.1: Biodiversity assessment of afforestation sites. Environmental Sciences degree thesis, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland.

Tiernan, D. (2002). Relationships between Sitka spruce forest flora and surrounding land cover patterns. Environmental Resource Management MSc degree thesis, University College, Dublin, Ireland.

Journal Publications

Smith, G.F., S. Iremonger, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, S. O’Donoghue and M.Wilson. (in review, 2006). Enhancing vegetation diversity in gaps, rides and roads in plantation forests. Biological Conservation.

Coote,L., B. Egeter and D.L. Kelly (in review, 2006) Remarkable colonising power of a rare hyperoceanic moss, Daltonia splachnoides (Daltoniaceae). Journal of Bryology.

French, L.J., G.F. Smith, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, S. O’Donoghue, S.F. Iremonger and A.-M. McKee (in prep., 2006). Ground flora communities in Ireland’s plantation forests: the influence of forestry, geographic and edaphic factors. 

Oxbrough, A.G., T. Gittings, J. O’Halloran, and P.S. Giller (2005). Structural indicators of spider communities across the forest plantation cycle. Forest Ecology and Management 212 (1-3): 171-183.

Gittings, T., P.S. Giller and J. O’Halloran (2005). Notable hoverfly (Diptera: Syrphidae) records, 2001-2002. Irish Naturalists’ Journal 28 (3) 132-133.

Oxbrough, A. (in review). Distribution records of some uncommonly recorded spiders in Ireland including a new Irish record: Meioneta mollis (O.P. -Cambridge,1871) (Araneae: Linyphiidae). Irish Naturalists Journal.

Wilson, M.W., J. Pithon, T. Gittings, T.C Kelly, P.S. Giller and J. O'Halloran (in press). The effects of growth stage and tree species composition on breeding bird assemblages of plantation forests. Bird Study.

Iremonger, S., P. Giller, J. O’Halloran, D. Kelly and F. Mitchell, (2005). Biodiversity in temperate plantations. In: G. Mery, R. Alfaro, M. Kanninen and M. Lobovikov (eds.), Forests in the Global Balance. IUFRO World Series Volume 17. Helsinki, Finland, pp. 132-133.

Conference Proceedings

Wilson, M.W., T. Gittings, J. O’Halloran, G.F. Smith, A. Oxbrough, S.O’Donoghue, L. French, P.S. Giller, S. Iremonger, J. Pithon, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, T.C. Kelly, P. Dowding, A. O’Sullivan, P. Neville, A.-M. McKee and L. Coote (2004). Forestry and biodiversity in Ireland and a case study of the Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus): BIOFOREST Project. In: Forest Research and Development in Ireland 2004 - Underpinning Industry Development. Proceedings of the conference held 20 - 21 September 2004, Tullamore, Ireland. Published by COFORD, Dublin.

O’Halloran, J., T. Gittings, G. Smith, M. Wilson, A. Oxbrough, S. O’Donoghue, L. French, P.S. Giller, S. Iremonger, J. Pithon, D.L. Kelly, F. Mitchell, T. Kelly, P. Dowding, A. O’Sullivan and P. Neville (2002). Biodiversity of plantation forests in Ireland – The BIOFOREST Project. In: Proceedings of conference Opportunities for enhancement of biodiversity in plantation forests. COFORD Seminar, 24 October, Cork.

Conference Presentations 

Kelly, D.L. (2006). Can plantation forests be havens of biodiversity? The Annual Augustine Henry Forestry Lecture 2006. Lecture to the Society of Irish Foresters, The Royal Dublin Society, 9 March 2006.

Iremonger, S., J. O’Halloran, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, P.S. Giller, G. Smith, T. Gittings, M.W. Wilson, A. Oxbrough, L. Coote, L. French, S. O’Donoghue, A.-M. McKee, J. Pithon, A. O’Sullivan, P. Neville, V. O’Donnell, T. Kelly and P. Dowding (2006). The BIOFOREST Project 2001-2006. Implications of Results for Policy and Practice. Presentation to the Irish Forest Service, Johnstown Castle, Wexford.

Oxbrough, A., T. Gittings, P.S. Giller, J. O’Halloran, and T.C. Kelly (2005). Effects of open spaces within forests on spider and hoverfly diversity. Presentation at conference Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests, Portlaoise, 26-27 Oct 2005.

Kelly, D.L., L. French, G.F. Smith, F.J.G. Mitchell, S. O’Donoghue, A.-M. McKee, S. Iremonger, L. Coote, and P. Dowding (2005). A comparison between plantation forests and other habitats, including semi-natural woodlands. Presentation at conference Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests, Portlaoise, 26-27 Oct 2005.

Smith, G.F., T. Gittings, M.W. Wilson, L. French, A. Oxbrough, S. O’Donoghue, J. Pithon, V. O’Donnell, A.-M. McKee, S. Iremonger, J. O’Halloran, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, P.S. Giller, T.C. Kelly, P. Neville and A. O’Sullivan (2005). Enhancing biodiversity in plantation forests. Presentation at conference Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests, Portlaoise, 26-27 Oct 2005.

O’Halloran, J., S. Iremonger, D.L. Kelly, T.C Kelly, M.W. Wilson, G.F. Smith, T. Gittings, L. Coote, A. Oxbrough, L. French, F.J.G. Mitchell, P.S. Giller, P.,Dowding, A. O’Sullivan, P. Neville, S. O’Donoghue and A.-M. McKee (2005). The burning questions – gaps in knowledge illuminated by the research to date. Presentation at conference Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests, Portlaoise, 26-27 Oct 2005.

Coote, L., D.L. Kelly, P. Dowding, G.F. Smith, S. O’Donoghue and S. Iremonger (2005). Epiphytes in the forest – a little studied species reserve. Presentation at conference Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests, Portlaoise, 26-27 Oct 2005.

French, L., G.F. Smith, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, S. O’Donoghue, A.-M. McKee, S. Iremonger, and P. Dowding (2005). Ground flora diversity over the forest cycle. Presentation at conference Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests, Portlaoise, 26-27 Oct 2005.

Wilson, M.W., G.F. Smith, T. Gittings, L. Coote, A. Oxbrough, L. French, S. Iremonger, J. O’Halloran, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, P.S. Giller, T.C. Kelly, P. Dowding, A. O’Sullivan, and P. Neville (2005). Gaps in plantation forests – a chance for enhancement of biodiversity in the landscape. Presentation at conference Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests, Portlaoise, 26-27 Oct 2005.

Wilson, M.W., T. Gittings, J. Pithon, J. O’Halloran, P.S. Giller, T.C. Kelly (2005). The Hen Harrier and Irish forestry. Presentation at conference Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests, Portlaoise, 26-27 Oct 2005.

Giller, P.S., S. Iremonger, J. O’Halloran, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, T.C. Kelly, P. Dowding, G.F. Smith, T. Gittings, M.W. Wilson, A. Oxbrough, L. French, L. Coote, A. O’Sullivan, P. Neville, S. O’Donoghue and A.-M. McKee (2005). Introduction to the BIOFOREST project, its place in Irish biodiversity research. Presentation at conference Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests, Portlaoise, 26-27 Oct 2005.

Gittings, T., A. Oxbrough, P.S. Giller, J. O’Halloran, and T.C. Kelly (2005). Effects of afforestation on invertebrates. Presentation at conference Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests, Portlaoise, 26-27 Oct 2005.

Gittings, T., M.W. Wilson, S. O’Donoghue, A.-M. McKee, J. Pithon, S. Iremonger, P.S. Giller, D.L. Kelly, J. O’Halloran and F.J.G. Mitchell (2005). Planning for biodiversity in the afforestation process. Presentation at conference Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests, Portlaoise, 26-27 Oct 2005.

O’Donnell, V. (2005). The BIOFOREST Database – innovative and user-friendly. Presentation at conference Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests, Portlaoise, 26-27 Oct 2005.

Coote, L., D.L. Kelly and P. Dowding (2005). Ireland's high frontier: Plants that grow on forest trees and what they tell us about the environment. Presentation at British Association for the Advancement of Science’s Festival of Science, Trinity College, Dublin, September 2005.

Smith, G.F. (2005). Monotony or diversity? What niches do plantations provide for flora and fauna and how do these change as the trees mature? Presentation at British Association for the Advancement of Science’s Festival of Science, Trinity College, Dublin, September 2005.

Wilson, M.W., T. Gittings, A.-M. McKee, S. O'Donoghue, J. Pithon, T.C. Kelly, P.S. Giller, D. Norriss, S. Newton, K. Collins, S. Iremonger, F.J.G. Mitchell and J. O’Halloran (2005). Forestry plantations in the landscape: The challenge for biodiversity conservation. Presentation at British Association for the Advancement of Science’s Festival of Science, Trinity College, Dublin, September 2005.

Kelly, D.L. (2005). Mind the gap! Open spaces in forest and their role as habitat for plants and animals. Presentation at British Association for the Advancement of Science’s Festival of Science, Trinity College, Dublin, September 2005.

Smith, G. F. , T. Gittings, M.W. Wilson, L. French, A. Oxbrough, S. O’Donoghue, J. Pithon, V. O’Donnell, A.-M. McKee, S. Iremonger, J. O’Halloran, D. L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, P.S. Giller, A. O’Sullivan, P. Neville, T.C. Kelly (2005). Biodiversity and management across the forest cycle in even-aged Sitka spruce and ash plantations in Ireland. Presentation at conference Biodiversity and Conservation Biology in Plantation Forests, 27-29 April 2005, Bordeaux, France.

Coote, L., D.L. Kelly and P. Dowding (2005). Epiphytes of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) in Irish plantation forests. Presentation at conference Biodiversity and Conservation Biology in Plantation Forests, 27-29 April 2005, Bordeaux, France.

Buscardo, E., G. F. Smith, D.L. Kelly and H. Freitas (2005). The effects of afforestation on biodiversity of grasslands in Ireland. Presentation at conference Biodiversity and Conservation Biology in Plantation Forests, 27-29 April 2005, Bordeaux, France.

Gittings, T. G. Smith, M.W. Wilson, L. French, A. Oxbrough, S. O’Donoghue, J. Pithon, V. O’Donnell, A.-M. McKee, S. Iremonger, J. O’Halloran, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell and P.S. Giller (2004).  Biodiversity across the forest cycle in ash and Sitka spruce plantations: Comparison of trends between taxonomic groups and management recommendations. Paper presented at the 14th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium (January 2004).

French, L., G. Smith, S. O’Donoghue, A.-M. McKee, S. Iremonger, D.L. Kelly and F.J.G. Mitchell (2004). Biodiversity across the forest cycle in ash and Sitka spruce plantations: Stand structure and vegetation change. Paper presented at the 14th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium (January 2004).

Oxbrough, A. T. Gittings, P.S. Giller and J. O'Halloran (2004). Biodiversity across the forest cycle in ash and Sitka spruce plantations: Effects of Irish forestry on spider communities. Paper presented at the 14th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium (January 2004).

Wilson, M.W., J. Pithon, T. Gittings, J. O’Halloran, P.S. Giller and T.C. Kelly (2004).  Biodiversity across the forest cycle in ash and Sitka spruce plantations:Effects of Irish forestry on bird diversity. Paper presented at the 14th Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium (January 2004).

Coote, L., D.L. Kelly and P. Dowding (2004). The relations between epiphyte diversity and plantation forest structure and composition. Poster presented at the Irish Plant Scientists’ Annual Meeting, Belfast, 2004.

Oxbrough, A., T. Gittings, P.S.Giller and J. O’Halloran (2004). Spider communities as bioindicators in Irish plantation forests, Paper presented at the British Ecological Society Annual meeting in Lancaster, 7-9th September, 2004.

Iremonger, S., P.S. Giller, J. O’Halloran, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, T. Gittings, M.W. Wilson, G. Smith, A. Oxbrough, L. French, L. Coote, A. O’Sullivan, P. Neville, S. O’Donoghue, J. Pithon, A.-M. McKee, T.C. Kelly, P. Dowding, V. Cummins, V. O’Donnell and J. O’Callaghan (2004). BIOFOREST: Forestry and biodiversity in Ireland. Poster presented at European Platform for Biodiversity Research meeting, 21-24 May, Killarney, Ireland.

O’Halloran, J., T. Gittings, G. Smith, M.W. Wilson, A. Oxbrough, S. O’Donoghue, L. French, P.S. Giller, S. Iremonger, J. Pithon, D.L. Kelly, F. Mitchell, T.C. Kelly, P. Dowding, A. O’Sullivan and P. Neville (2002). Biodiversity of plantation forests in Ireland – The BIOFOREST Project. Paper presented at the COFORD conference Opportunities for enhancement of biodiversity in plantation forests, 24 October, Cork.

 

 

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