Staff Profiles


Prof. Bruce Osborne


Role: CARBiFOR II Project Leader

Research Interests: Plant Ecophysiology

Background: BA from Stirling and PhD from Nottingham and is a senior lecturer at UCD.

Email: bruce.osborne@ucd.ie

Phone: (++) 353 (0)1 716 2249

Fax: (++) 353 (0)1 716 1152

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WP 1: Forest Biomass

Prof. M. Nieuwenhuis


Role: Principal Investigator of Work Package 1

Research Interests: Sustainable forest management, forest harvest scheduling and value maximisation in the timber processing chain.

Background: Ingenieur, M.Sc.F., Ph.D. Maarten is Academic Co-ordinator of the Forestry Degree Programme and a senior lecturer at UCD.

Email: maarten nieuwenhuis@ucd.ie

Phone: (++) 353 (0)1 716 7004

Fax: (++) 353 (0)1 716 1104

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Dr Brian Tobin


Role: Post-Doctoral Researcher & Co-ordinator of Work Package 1

Research Interests: Forest carbon sequestration -specifically forest biomass allocation and woody decomposition (above- and belowground), dendrochronology and woody-root development

Background: B.Agr.Sc., M.Agr.Sc., Ph.D. The work for Brian's Ph.D. was part of the first phase of the CARBiFOR project, and concerned sampling biomass allocation across a chronosequence of Sitka spruce

Email: brian.tobin@ucd.ie

Phone: (++) 353 (0)1 716 7352

Fax: (++) 353 (0)1 716 1104

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Mr Paul Gardiner


Role: Ph.D. Student, WP1: Woody biomass allocation (above- and belowground)

Research Interests: Forest carbon sequestration -in particular forest tree biomass allocation and dendrochronology

Background: B.Agr.Sc. UCD (Forestry)

Email: paul.gardiner@ucd.ie

Phone: (++) 353 (0)1 716 7352

Fax: (++) 353 (0)1 716 1104


Mr Sam Olajuyigbe


Role: Ph.D. Student, WP1: Coarse woody decomposition (above- and belowground)

Research Interests: Climate Change, Bio-degradation, Bio-preservation, Ecology and Mycology, Ecosystem Interactions, Biodiversity and Conservation

Background: B.Sc. Forest Resources Management, M.Sc. Forest Biology and Silviculture

Email: samuel.olajuyigbe@ucd.ie

Phone: (++) 353 (0)1 716 7352

Fax: (++) 353 (0)1 716 1104


Mr Tony Quinn


Role: Research Assistant

Research Interests: Forest inventory, soil sampling

Background: B.Agr.Sc. Forestry

Email: tonyocuinn@gmail.com

Phone: (++) 353 (0)1 716 7803

Mlle Johanna Deloche


Role: Visiting Intern

Research Interests: Forestry and Agriculture

Background: Completing a B.Agr.Sc.

Email: deloche.johanna@gmail.com

Phone: (++) 353 (0)1 716 7803

WP2 Ecosystem processes

Prof. Bruce Osborne


Role: Principal Investigator of Work Package 2 <

Research Interests: Plant Ecophysiology

Background: BA from Stirling and PhD from Nottingham and is a senior lecturer at UCD.

Email: bruce.osborne@ucd.ie

Phone: (++) 353 (0)1 716 2249

Fax: (++) 353 (0)1 716 1152

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Dr Mathew Saunders


Role: Post doctoral researcher and co-ordinator of Work Package 2

Research Interests: The impact of stand age, yield class and forest management on greenhouse gas fluxes

Background: B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Email: matthew.saunders@ucd.ie

Phone: (++) 353 (0)1 716 2245

Fax: (++) 353 (0)1 716 1152

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Ms. Erica Cacciotti


Role: Ph.D. Student, Work Package 2: Soil respiration

Research Interests: Impacts of climate and land use change on soil respiratory fluxes; carbon dioxide (CO2) emission from forests and grassland ecosystems.

Background: M.sc. in Environmental Science at UniversitÓ Degli Studi della Tuscia in Viterbo (Italy).

Email: e.cacciotti@gmail.com

Phone: (++) 353 (0)1 716 2249

Mr Giuseppe Benanti


Role: Ph.D. Student, Work Package 2: Trace gas emissions from forest ecosystems

Research Interests: Quantitative analysis of non-CO2 GHGs effluxes related to land use and land use change (afforestation) using static chamber techniques. Qualitative analysis of microbial population structures and change in soil chemical characteristics associated with the land conversion from grassland to forest.

Background: Honours Degree in Botany at NUI, Galway in 2007

Email: astolo@yahoo.it

Phone: (++) 353 (0)1 716 2249

WP 3: Soil C-stocks and changes

Prof. Tom Bolger


Role: Principal Investigator of Work Package 3<

Research Interests:

Background: Tom (BSc, PhD, Hdip in Ed.) is a senior lecturer at UCD and Head of the UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science.

Email: tom.bolger@ucd.ie<

Phone: (++) 353 (0)1 716 2330

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Dr Brian Reidy


Role: Post doctoral researcher and co-ordinator of Work Package 3

Research Interests: Carbon cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. Climate change. Modelling of carbon fluxes in these systems, focusing on land use change between forests, grasslands and peatlands. Assessment of carbon stocks in different soil types and changes due to different forest types and tree species.

Background: B.Sc., Ph.D. The work for Brian's Ph.D. was part of the first phase of the CARBiFOR project, and concerned soil carbon sequestration across a chronosequence of Sitka spruce.

Email: brian.reidy@ucd.ie

Phone: (++) 353 (0)1 716 2340

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Dr Nuala Freeman


Role: Post doctoral researcher <<

Research Interests:

Background:

Email: nuala.freeman@ucd.ie

Phone: (++) 353 (0)1 716 2340



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