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Bruce Osborne

Professor

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Biology and Environmental Science

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Professor Osborne is involved in national and global priority work on climate change mitigation, invasive plant species, greenhouse gas emissions, bioenergy and the sustainable intensification of crop production.

His work focuses on a diverse range of plant-related and environmental topics, encompassing work at cell, leaf, whole plant, canopy and ecosystem scales. Recent studies have focused on environmental constraints on biomass productivity and carbon sequestration in natural and agricultural ecosystems, including forests, as well as investigations on global climate change and mitigation options in croplands.
He is also interested in plant invasions, the causes of plant invasions and their likely impact in the future. Most of this has focused on the unusual plant invader, Gunnera tinctoria.

Webpage: http://www.ucd.ie/plantecophysiology/

Expertise : Greenhouse gas emissions, carbon sequestration, climate change, invasion biology

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