Prof. Harri Vasander, Mire ecologist and peatland forestry, Docent at Helsinki University, Finland

Dr Hans Joosten, Mire paleo-ecologist at Greifwald University, Germany

Richard Weyl, Environment and Heritage Service, Northern Ireland

Frank McGovern, EPA

Dr Jim Ryan, NPWS Dept of Environment – Raised bog specialist

Caitriona Douglas , NPWS Dept of Environment – Blanket bog specialist

Gerry McNally, Land development manager with Bord na Móna  

Steering committee news: 

The first meeting with the steering group took place on Friday, 28 April 2006 in the EPA, Clonskeagh office. 

A field trip was organised the following day to several peatland sites in Co. Offaly. Click here for photos

The second meeting with the steering group took place in Dublin on Wednesday 17 January 2007 in EPA, Clonskeagh office.

The third meeting took place in Ballina Co. Mayo on Friday 7 September 2007 following a field trip (5-6 Sept) organised around the bogs of Co. Roscommon and Co. Mayo. Click here for itinerary of the BOGLAND FIELDTRIP 5-7 SEPT 2007 and click here for photos.

The fourth meeting with the steering group took place on Thursday, 12 June 2008 in Tullamore during the International Peat congress. 











The authors are grateful for the support of the Environmental RTDI Programme 2000-2006, financed by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan and administered on behalf of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government by the Environmental Protection Agency.

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