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Dr Daniel L. Kelly


Dr Kelly is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Botany, Trinity College.
His research area lies in woodland and forest ecology. Recent work with colleagues in Ireland includes: tree regeneration in native woodland; the effects of large herbivores on native woodland vegetation; the ecological, taxonomic and genetic characteristics of oak in Ireland; and the impact of management history on woodland vegetation. He has a particular interest in bryophytes (mosses and liverworts). He is a Member of the technical advisory group, Woodlands of Ireland project (1998-).

He has been Chairman of the Irish Branch of the Botanical Society of the British Isles and President of the Dublin Naturalists' Field Club. Dr Kelly is Editor of Watsonia (Journal of the Botanical Society of the British Isles). His other field of research is in the New World Tropics, and he has organised and led expeditions in Jamaica, Venezuela and Guyana. The current focus of his tropical work is on epiphytic plant communities ('air plants'). He was Irish representative at the founding meeting of the Tropical Biology Association in 1990, and subsequently a Council member from 1991-98.

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