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Aine Ni Dhubhain

Senior Lecturer

School Of Agriculture & Food Science
Agriculture and Food Science
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7167755
Email: aine.nidhubhain@ucd.ie

Biography

2005-date: Senior Lecturer in Forestry, UCD (permanent)
1995-2004: Lecturer in Forestry, UCD
1991-1994: Researcher, UCD

Professional

 

Associations

Association: Society of Irish Foresters, Function/Role: Technical member
     

Conference Contributions

Aine Ni Dhubhain; (2005) Affornord. [Keynote Address], Effect of Afforestation on Ecosystems, Landscape and Rural Development, Iceland , 18-JUN-05 - 22-JUN-05.

Committees

Committee : School of Biology and Environmental Research and Innovation Committee

Employment

Employer: UCD
Position: College Lecturer
Employer: UCD
Position: Research Associate

Education

Year 1987 Institution: UCD
Qualification: Forestry Subject: --none--
Year 2000 Institution: UCD
Qualification: H.Dip.Stats Subject: --none--
Year 1991 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year 2000 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: H Dip Statistics Subject:
Year 1987 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BAgrSc Subject:

Languages

Irish:
     

Other Activities

2005 to date: Independent facilitator to Irish Timber Growers Associatio -n  collating timber prices from Irish private forest owners and releasing them to the Irish Timber Growers Association

Management Committee member of COST E30: 2002-2006 Economic Integration of Urban Consumers Demands and Rural Development Forestry

Member of Teagasc Forestry Commodity Team (2006 to date)
Member of review committee for Coillte's Recreation Policy  2002-2004

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Ni Dhubhain, A; (2011) 'New forest owners - small-scale forestry and changes in forest owners' In: Ritter, E., Duksta, D (eds). New perspectives on people and forests. Dordrecht Heidleberg London New York: Springer. , pp.75-86 [Details]
Ní Dhubháin, A., Chobanova, R., Karppinen, H., Mizaraite, D., Ritter, E., Slee, B. & Wall, S.; (2006) 'The values and objectives of private forest owners and their influence on forestry behaviour: the implications for entrepreneurship' In: Niskanen, A (eds). Issues Affecting Enterprise Development in the Forest Sector in Europe. Research Notes 169. Finland: Faculty of Forestry, University of Joensuu. , pp.71-83 [Details]
Ní Dhubháin, Á. and Gardiner, J.J. ; (2004) 'Weather and Forestry' In: Keane,T. and Collins, J.F (eds). Climate, Weather and Irish Agriculture. 2nd Edition. Dublin 9: AGMET c/o Met Éireann. , pp.239-260 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Upton,V., Ni Dhubhain, A. Bullock, C (2012) 'The vauation of non-market forest benefits in Ireland: a review'. Irish Forestry, 69(1&2) :109-125. [Details]
Maguire, K., Ni Dhubhain, A., and Farrelly, N. (2010) 'The suitability of the private forest estate in Ireland for thinning'. Irish Forestry, 67 :21-37. [Details]
Farrelly N, Ni Dhubhain A. Nieuwenhuis M, Grant J.; (2010) 'The distribution and productivity of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) in Ireland in relation to site, soil and climatic factors'. Irish Forestry, 66 (1&2):51-73. [Details]
Farrelly, N., NiDhubhain, A. and Nieuwenhuis, M. ; (2011) 'Sitka spruce site index in response to varying soils moisture and nutrients in three different climate regions in Ireland'. Forest Ecology and Management, 262 (12):2199-2206. [Details]
Carroll, MS, Ni Dhubhain, A and Flint C; (2011) 'Back where they once belonged? Local response to afforestation in County Kerry, Ireland'. Sociologia Ruralis: Journal of the European Society For, 51 (1):35-53. [Details]
Farrelly, NiDhubhain, Nieuwenhuis (2011) 'Productivity models for Sitka spruce in Ireland based on available GIS data and readily accesible site quality factors'. Irish Forestry, 68(1&2) :21-40. [Details]
Upton,V., Ní Dhubháin,A., Bullock, C (2012) 'Preferences and values for afforestation: The effects of location and respondent understanding on forest attributes in a labelled choice experiment'. Forest Policy and Economics, 23 :17-27. [Details]
Vitkova, Lucie and Aine NI Dhubhain (2013) 'Transformation to continuous cover forestry'. Irish Forestry, 70 (1&2):119-140. [Details]
Vitkova, Lucie, Aine Ni Dhubhain, Padraig O'Tuama and Paddy Purser (2013) 'The practice of cotninous cover forestry in Ireland'. Irish Forestry, 70 (1&2):141-156. [Details]
Duesberg, S., O'Connor, D/. Ni Dhubhain A (2013) 'To plant or not to plant: Irish Farmers goals and values with regard to affrestation'. Land Use Policy, 32 :155-164. [Details]
Duesberg, Stefanie, Aine Ni Dhubhain, Deirdre O'Connor (2014) 'Assessing policy tools for encouraging farm afforestation in Ireland'. Land Use Policy, 38 :194-203. [Details]
Duesberg, Stefanie, Vincent Upton, Deirdre O'Connor, Aine Ni Dhubhain (2014) 'Factors influencing Irish farmers afforestation intention'. Forest Policy and Economics, 39 :13-20. [Details]
Farrelly, N., Ni Dhubhain, A., Nieuwenhuis, M; (2011) 'Site index of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) in relation to different measures of site quality in Ireland'. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH-REVUE CANADIENNE DE RECHERCHE FORESTIERE, 41 (2):265-278. [Details]
Ni Dhubhain, A., Maguire, K., and Farrelly, N; (2010) 'The harvesting behaviour of Irish private forest owners'. Forest Policy and Economics, 12 (7):489-544. [Details]
Ni Dhubhain, A., Bulfin, M., Keane, M., Mills, P., Walshe, J. ; (2009) 'The development and validation of a windthrow probability model for Sitka spruce in Ireland'. Irish Forestry, 66 (1&2):74-84. [Details]
Ní Dhubháin, Á., Flechard, M., Moloney, R., O¿Connor, D., and Crowley, T. ; (2009) 'Assessing the value of forestry to the Irish economy ¿ An input-output approach'. Forest Policy and Economics, 11 (1):50-55. [Details]
Ní Dhubháin, Á., Flechard, M., Moloney, R., O¿Connor, D., and Crowley, T. ; (2009) 'Stakeholder¿s perspectives of forestry in rural areas ¿ two case studies in Ireland'. Land Use Policy, 26 (3):695-703. [Details]
Ní Dhubháin, Á. and Greene, R. 2009; (2009) 'How much do Irish private forest owners know about forestry'. Small-Scale Forest Economics, Management and Policy, 8 (3):249-262. [Details]
Carroll, M., Ni Dhubhain, A., and Nugent, C.; (2009) 'Afforestation and local residents in County Kerry, Ireland'. JOURNAL OF FORESTRY, 107 (7):358-363. [Details]
Fléchard, M.C, Carroll, M.S, Cohn, P.J, Ni Dhubhain, A; (2007) 'The changing relationships between forestry and the local community in rural northwestern Ireland'. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 37 (10):1999-2006. [Details]
Ní Dhubháin, A., Cobanova, R., Karppinen, H., Mizaraite, D., Ritter, E., Slee, B. and Wall, S. ; (2007) 'The values and objectives of private forest owners and their influence on forestry behaviour: the implications for entrepreneurship'. Small-Scale Forest Economics, Management and Policy, 6 (4):347-357. [Details]
Ni Dhubhain, A., Magner, D., and Nieuwenhuis, M; (2006) 'Juvenile wood in irish grown Sitka spruce and the impact of rotation length'. Irish Forestry, 63 (1&2):26-36. [Details]
Kennedy, S., Black, K., O'Reilly, C., and Ní Dhubháin, Á. ; (2007) 'The impact of shade on morphology, growth and biomass allocation in Picea sitchensis, Larix x eurolepis and Thuja plicata'. NEW FORESTS, 33 :139-153. [Details]
Ní Dhubháin, A., Gallagher, R., Whelton, A. & Wiley, S.; (2005) 'Forest Sector Entrepreneurship in Europe: Ireland'. Acta Silvatica & Lignaria Hungarica Special Edition, :12-13. [Details]
Kennedy, S., Ní Dhubháin, Á., Ferguson, J., Schmidt, O., Dyckmans, J., Osborne, B and Black, K. ; (2006) 'Potential use of leaf carbon isotope discrimination for the selection of shade tolerant species'. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 237 (1-3):394-403. [Details]
Farrelly, N., Keane, M. and Ni Dhubhain, A; (2003) 'An Analysis of the effect of shelterwood, seeding density and scarification on the regeneration of Sitka spruce on a forest site in Co Wicklow'. Irish Forestry, 60 (1&2):11-19. [Details]
Ni Dhubhain, A and Kavanagh, T.; (2003) 'Joint Ventures in Private Forestry in Ireland'. Small-Scale Forest Economics, Management and Policy, 2 (1):9-19. [Details]
Dunbar, A., Á. Ní Dhubháin, and M. Bulfin; (2002) 'The Productivity of Douglas fir in Ireland'. Forestry, 75 (5):537-545. [Details]
Ni Dhubhain, A and D. O'Leary; (2002) 'Natural Regeneration with the Coillte Estate II The occurrence of natural regeneration of lodgepole pine on clearfelled sites'. Irish Forestry, 59 (1&2):30-39. [Details]
O' Leary, D., Á. Ní Dhubháin and M. Keane.; (2002) 'Natural Regeneration within the Coillte Estate'. Irish Forestry, 58 (1&2):59-66. [Details]
Ní Dhubháin, Á., j. Walshe, M.Bulfin, M.Keane and P. Mills.; (2001) 'The Initial Development of a Windthrow Risk Model for Sitka spruce in Ireland'. Irish Forestry, 74 (2):161-170. [Details]
Kavanagh, T., and Á. Ní Dhubháin.; (2001) 'Farm Forestry Partnerships in Ireland'. Farm Management, 11 (1):25-35. [Details]
Crowley, T., Á. Ní Dhubháin and R. Moloney; (2001) 'The Economic Impact of Forestry in the Ballyvourney area of County Cork, Ireland'. Forest Policy and Economics, 3 :31-43. [Details]
Treacy, M., Á., Ní Dhubháin, and J. Evertsen.; (2000) 'The Influence of Microfibril Angle on Wood Quality in Four Provenances of Irish Grown Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.)Carr)'. Journal of the Institute of Wood Science, 15 (88):211-220. [Details]
Ní Dhubháin Á and Wall S; (1999) 'The new owners of small private forests in Ireland'. Forestry, 97 (6):28-33. [Details]
Ní Dhubháin Á; (1998) 'The influence of wind on forestry in Ireland'. Irish Forestry, 55 (2):105-113. [Details]
Ní Dhubháin, Á.; (1995) 'The Impact of Forestry on Rural Communities'. Irish Forestry, 52 (1&2):31-40. [Details]
Ní Dhubháin, Á.; (1994) 'Forestry and Rural employment'. Irish Forestry, :85-95. [Details]
Ní Dhubháin, Á., and J.J. Gardiner; (1994) 'Farmers Attitudes to Forestry'. Irish Forestry, 51 (1&2):21-26. [Details]
Ní Dhubháin Á., M.A., Nieuwenhuis and J.J. Gardiner.; (1989) 'Feller Productivity in First Thinning Systems'. Irish Forestry, 46 (2):106-111. [Details]

Other Journals

Sheehan Hammond, N., Ni Dhubhain, A. and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2008) 'Changing light levels in a Sitka spruce stand' Irish Timber and Forestry 17 (5) :27-29. [Details]
Upton, V., Nieuwenhuis, M. and Ni Dhubhain, A.; (2007) 'The Growth and Survival of Sessile Oak as an Understorey in a Mature Sitka Spruce Stand' Irish Timber and Forestry 16 (2) :38-41. [Details]
Ryan, T., Nieuwenhuis, M. and Ni Dhubhain, A.; (2007) 'Survey of the Management Intentions of Private Forest Growers' Irish Timber and Forestry 16 (1) :24-26. [Details]
Ni Dhubhain, A. & O'Connor, D. ; (2006) 'The Socio-Economic Contribution of Forestry in Ireland ' An Interdiscipliary Approach' . [Details]
Ryan, T., Nieuwenhuis, M. and Ni Dhubhain, A.; (2007) 'Survey of the Management Intentions of Private Forest Growers' Irish Timber and Forestry 16 (1) :24-26. [Details]
Ni Dhubhain, A., Chobanova, R., Karppinen, H., Mizaraite, D., Ritter, E., Slee, B and Wall, S. ; (2006) 'The values and objectives of private forest owners and their influence on forestry behaviour: the implications for entrepreneurship' Issues affecting enterprise development in the forest sector in Europe :71-83. [Details]

Conference Publications

Ní Dhubháin, Á., Bolger, T., Keane, M., Freeman, N., Holzmann, M., Kennedy, S., O'Hare, D. ; (2004) Continuous cover forestry in Ireland Forest Research and Development in Ireland 2004 - Underpinning Industry Development Tullamore, Co Offaly, , 20-SEP-04 - 21-SEP-04 [Details]
Flechard, M., Ni Dhubhain, A., Carroll, M ., & Cohn, P.; (2006) Forestry and the local community: a case study in the Arigna region Small-scale forestry and rural development - the intersection of ecosystems, economics and society: Proceedings of IURFO 3.08 conference Galway, Ireland, , 18-JUN-06 - 23-JUN-06 [Details]
Kavanagh, T. and Ní Dhubháin, Á. ; (2004) Farm Forestry Partnerships in Ireland Proceedings of International Symposium on Contributions of Family-Farm Enterprises to Sustainable Rural Development Gengenbach, Germany, , 28-JUL-03 - 01-AUG-03 , pp.215-225 [Details]
             

Reports

Ni Dhubhain, A., Fléchard, M., Moloney, R., O'Connor, D. and Crowley, T. ; (2006) The Socio-Economic Contribution of Forestry in Ireland ' An Interdisciplinary Approach. Reports [Details]
Ní Dhubháin, Á., Redmond, J. and Gallagher, G. ; (2003) A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Training and Skills Needs of Western Package Forest Owners with Specific Reference to First Thinnings. Final Report to the Forest Service. Reports [Details]
Ní Dhubháin, Á., Walshe, J., Bulfin, M., Keane, M. and Mills, P. ; (2002) The Development of a GIS-based Windthrow Risk Model for Sitka Spruce in Ireland. Final Report to COFORD. Reports [Details]
Ní Dhubháin, Á., O'Leary, D., Keane, M., Farrelly, N. and O'Hare, D.; (2001) An Assessment and Demonstration of Continuous Cover Forests in Ireland. Final Report to COFORD. Reports [Details]
                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Socio-economic impacts of forestry.
Farm forestry.
Forest policy.
Continuous cover forestry.
Wind in forest stands.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Food & Rural Development
Title : Landscape impact of REPS - A quantitative assessment
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-02 / 31-JUL-04
Sponsor : Dept. of Marine & Natural Resources
Title : Extension of FIPS project in Co. Mayo
Start Date / End Date : 01-AUG-01 / 30-NOV-01
Sponsor : Dept. of Marine & Natural Resources
Title : Forest Landscape Design
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-99 / 31-MAY-00
Sponsor : European Commission FP4
Title : Multifunctional forestry as a means to rural development; establishing criteria for region-specific strategies for balancing public demands and forest owners objectives
Start Date / End Date : 01-FEB-99 / 31-JAN-01
Sponsor : Dept. of Marine & Natural Resources
Title : Feasibility proposal to develop a landscape planning component of FIPS
Start Date / End Date : 01-DEC-98 / 30-NOV-99
Sponsor : The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
Title : National Survey to Identify Public Preferences, Attitudes, Perceptions and Opinions concerning Forest Issues in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-97 / 31-MAR-98
Sponsor : COFORD
Title : Private Forestry Survey
Start Date / End Date : 15-MAR-95 / 15-APR-97
Sponsor : European Commission (EC)
Title : Optimising Rural Resource Potential (short title: ForAm Design) Detailed Visual and Amenity Design Guidelines for Forestry
Start Date / End Date : 01-NOV-94 / 30-APR-98
Sponsor : Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)
Title : Low Impact Silvicultural Systems in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-10 / 30-JUN-14
Sponsor : COFORD
Title : An evaluation of the market and non-market functions of forestry
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-07 / 31-OCT-11
Sponsor : COFORD
Title : Forestry in a changing policy environment
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-07 / 30-JUN-11
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : The farm forest resource in Ireland and the objectives and harvesting plans of owners of this resource
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-06 / 31-AUG-08
Sponsor : COFORD
Title : An evaluation of continuous forest cover in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-01 / 31-DEC-07
Sponsor : COFORD
Title : Continued Development of a Gis based Windthrow Risk Model
Start Date / End Date : 08-AUG-00 / 31-JUL-06
Sponsor : COFORD
Title : The economic contribution of the forestry sector to the national & local economies (ECONTRIB)
Start Date / End Date : 21-JAN-02 / 20-JAN-05
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : The forest management skills deficiencies and training needs of farm forest owners
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-03 / 31-MAR-04
Sponsor : COFORD
Title : Alternative Silvicultural Systems to Clearcutting in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 07-OCT-98 / 06-OCT-00
Sponsor : Dept. of Marine & Natural Resources, Forest Service
Title : An Evaluation of the training needs of Western Package forest owners
Start Date / End Date : 22-JUL-02 / 22-DEC-02
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Relationship between site factors and diverse conifer species
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-99 / 30-SEP-01
Sponsor : COFORD
Title : The development of a GIS based wind throw risk model
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-97 / 30-APR-99
   

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Prof. Shane Ward, School of Animal and Veterinary Science; Dr. Craig Bullock, School of Geography, Planning & Environmental Policy

External Collaborators

Coillte Teo., Teagasc; Centre for Policy Studies, University College Cork