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Brian Tobin

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School of Agriculture & Food Science
Room 2.40
UCD Forestry
Agriculture and Food Science Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4.

Tel: +353 1 716 7352
Email: brian.tobin@ucd.ie

Biography

I received my degree in Forestry from University College Dublin in 1999. Following which I worked on a research masters with Prof J. Gardiner investigating the early root development of planted ash in commercial forest plantations. I began work on a Ph.D. with the CARBiFOR project which assessed C-stocks in the major Irish forest type. With Prof. M. Nieuwenhuis, the forestry-based work focused on biomass allocation within a chronosequence of Sitka spruce in the midlands. This work included the development of biomass expansion factors and allometric biomass equations, basic density measurements from tree stems as well as from belowground large roots and carbon content assessments.

In 2007, with funding from COFORD, CARBiFOR II was initiated to expand the scope of the original project to further species (including ash, oak, larch and lodgepole pine) and soils, as well as covering coarse woody deadwood and its breakdown and decomposition. I co-ordinated and worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on this project.

As a Research Fellow I coordinated the CForRep project and examined the impact of disturbance on forest deadwood carbon pools. We had the opportunity to investigate the contribution of respiratory and leached losses to total woody decomposition. Another project during this period (ShortFor) has investigated the potential of short rotation forest systems in Ireland. This work has allowed us to investigate the productivity of a series of fast-growing species and how they respond to spacing/competition. Productivity and vigour are also a focus of research in the FORM project, where we are carrying out work on securing forest reproductive material and particularly in better understanding the basis of vigour in improved Sitka spruce.

Using funding from the UCD SPARC programme, an apiary was established on campus in the Rosemount Environmental Research Station in 2014. I manage the apiary largely as a teaching resource but also host some small trials and research projects relating to pollination ecology.

Professional

 

Associations

Association: International Society of Root Research, Function/Role: Member
Association: Society of Irish Foresters, Function/Role: Editor and Technical member
     

Conference Contributions

Tobin B. and M. Nieuwenhuis ; (2004) Contribution of Forest and Forestry to the Mitigation of Greenhouse Effects. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Final Plenary Meeting of COST E21, University College Dublin, Ireland , 07-OCT-04 - 09-OCT-04.
Tobin, B., Nieuwenhuis, M. and Gardiner, J.; (2004) Biomass Expansion Factors for Sitka Spruce in Ireland. [Published Abstract], Final Plenary Meeting COST E21 Contribution of Forest and Forestry to the Mitigation of the Greenhouse Effect, Dublin, Ireland , 07-OCT-04 - 09-OCT-04.
Black, K., Osborne, B., Bolger, T., Reidy, B., Tobin, B., Gardiner, J., Schmidt, O., Dyckmans, J., Byrne, K., Saiz, G. and Farrell, T.; (2004) Age-related dynamics of carbon exchange in Irish forests. [Poster Presentation], Pathways to a Sustainable FutureA Showcase of Environmental Research. 10th Anniversary Conference of the Environmental Protection Agency, Kilmainham, Dublin , 15-MAY-04 - 16-MAY-04.
Tobin, B., Gardiner, J. and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2004) Age-related BEFs for Irish Forestry. [Poster Presentation], Forest R&D Ireland 2004 Underpinning Industry Development, Tullamore, Ireland , 20-SEP-04 - 21-SEP-04.
Black, K., Bolger, T., Reidy, B., Tobin, B., Nieuwenhuis, M., Saiz, G. and Osborne, B.; (2004) An Intercomparison of Inventory and Micrometeorological Estimates of Carbon Exchange in a Sitka spruce Forest Ecosystem. [Published Abstract], Final Plenary Meeting COST E21 Contribution of Forest and Forestry to the Mitigation of the Greenhouse Effect, Dublin, Ireland , 07-OCT-04 - 09-OCT-04.
Tobin, B., Nieuwenhuis, M. ; (2006) Belowground Biomass in a Sitka Spruce Chronosequence in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], COST E38 meeting: Woody Root Processes Impact of Different Tree Species, Tartu, Estonia , 12-OCT-06.
Tobin, B. ; (2007) International symposium as well as COST E38 conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 4th International Symposium on Physiological Processes in roots of woody plants, University of Wales, Bangor, Wales , 16-SEP-07 - 20-SEP-07.
Saunders, M., Black, K., Tobin, B., Osborne, B.; (2008) The impact of thinning on net ecosystem carbon exchange from a Sitka spruce forest. [Oral Presentation], Irish Plant Scientists Meeting, NUI Maynooth , 26-MAR-08 - 28-MAR-08.
Tene, A., Tobin, B., Dyckmans, J.,Ray, D.,Black, K., Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2009) The growth response of Sitka spruce forest stands to sever drought events. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], AGMET meeting,, Dublin , 07-DEC-09 - 07-DEC-09.
Tene, A., Tobin, B., Ray, D., Black, K., and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2009) Effect of thinning on stand dynamics ¿a dendroecological perspective. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Annual European Dendrochronology, Majorca, Spain , 26-OCT-09 - 30-OCT-09.
Tene, A., Tobin, B., Ray, D., Black, K., and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2009) Monitoring tools for assessing tree response to climate. [Oral Presentation], ECHOES COST Action FP0703, Expected Climate Change and Options for European Silviculture, Thessaloniki, Greece , 02-NOV-09 - 03-NOV-09.
Tobin, B., Gardiner, P., Olajuyigbe, S., Saunders, M., Nieuwenhuis, M. ; (2009) Forest carbon stocks and the effect of thinning. [Poster Presentation], UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine Research Day, Dublin , 08-DEC-09 - 08-DEC-09.
Tene, A., Tobin, B., Ray, D., Black, K., Dyckmans, J. and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2009) Assessment of tree response to severe climatic occurrences. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], EuroDendro 2009 - Annual Conference of Dendrochronologists in Europe, Calla Majorca, Spain , 07-SEP-09 - 09-SEP-09.
Tene, A., Tobin, B., Ray, D., Black, K., and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2009) Adaptability of forest species to climate change. [Oral Presentation], Annual conference of the Association for tree-ring research, Octocec, Slovenia , 16-APR-09 - 19-APR-09.
Tene, A., Tobin, B., Ray, D., Dyckmans, J., Black, K., and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2010) Tree response to sever drought in the Republic of Ireland: the case of Avoca, Co. Wicklow. [Oral Presentation], WorldDendro 2010, 8th International conference on Dendrochronology, Rovaniemi, Finland , 13-JUN-10 - 18-JUN-10.
Olajuyigbe S, Tobin B, Gardiner P, Nieuwenhuis M.; (2010) Decay of Woody Roots in Sitka Spruce Forests in Ireland. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], 5th International Symposium on Physiological Processes in Roots of Woody Plants, University of Victoria, BC, Canada , 08-AUG-10 - 12-AUG-10.
Olajuyigbe, S, Tobin, B, Gardiner, P, and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2010) Contribution of belowground coarse woody roots to the soil organic carbon pool. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], COST Action FP0803: Belowground carbon turnover in European forests, Birmensdorf, Switzerland , 26-JAN-10 - 28-JAN-09.
Tene, A., Tobin, B., Ray, D., Dyckmans, J., Black, K., and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2010) Tree response to severe climatic stress. [Oral Presentation], IUFRO 7.01 Adaptation of forest ecosystems to air pollution and climate change,, Antalya, Turkey , 22-MAR-10 - 26-MAR-10.
Olajuyigbe Samuel, Saunders Matthew, Tobin Brian1, Tene Armand, Gardiner Paul and Maarten Nieuwenhuis; (2010) CO2 emissions and mass loss from decomposing woody litter in a managed Sitka spruce forestc. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Second Meeting of COST Action FP0803: BELOWGROUND COMPLEXITY, Slovenian Forestry Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia , 01-SEP-10 - 04-SEP-10.
Olajuyigbe, S., Gradiner, P., Tobin, B. and Niewuenhuis, M.; (2011) Effects of temprature and moisture on CO2 respired from decomposing logs. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], Carbon balance after disturbance and drought, Barcelona, Spain , 27-JUN-11 - 01-JUL-11.
Gardiner, P., Nieuwenhuis, M., Hawkins, M., Olajuyigbe, S. and Tobin, B.; (2011) A comparion of small tree, single species and pooled biomass models. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], IPSAM 2011 meeting, Queen's University, Belfast , 07-JUN-11 - 09-JUN-11.
Olajuyigbe, S., Tobin, B., Gardiner, P. and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2011) Decomposition of above and belowground deadwood in managed Sitka spruce forests in Ireland. [Refereed Abstracts], International Symposium on dynamics and ecological services of deadwood in forest ecosystems, Rouyn-Noranda Congress Center, Quebec, Canada , 15-MAY-11 - 19-MAY-11.
Nieuwenhuis, M. and Tobin, B. (2012) The use oif geophysical technologies for forest carbon estimation. [Invited Lecture], CARBiFOR II: Carbon sequestration in Irish Forest Ecosystems, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 04-SEP-12 - 04-SEP-12.
Tobin, B. and Nieuwenhuis, M. (2013) How much carbon is stored in Irish forests? Improving current estimates and reporting methods. [Poster Presentation], 3rd International Congress on Planted Forests: Providing and Valuing Ecosystem Services in Planted Forests, Dublin Castle, Ireland , 16-MAY-13 - 18-MAY-13.
Byrne, K., Black, K., Bolger, T., Farrell, E. P., Gardiner, J. I., McCullough, S., Osborne, B. A., Saiz, G., Reidy, B., Schmidt, O. and Tobin, B.; A study to compare inventory and flux based methodologies for measuring carbon sequestration in Irish forest ecosystems. [Published Abstract], Second Eurocarb Meeting, Budapest, Hungary (A) (2002), Budapest, Hungary .

Committees

Committee : Rosemount Management Committee

Employment

Employer: UCD
Position: Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Education

Year 1996 Institution: UCD
Qualification: BAgrSc (Forestry) Subject: Forestry
Year 2001 Institution: UCD
Qualification: MAgrSc Subject: Root development in planted ash stands
Year 2006 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
 

Consultancy

Client: Dr Kevin Black, Forest Environmental Research Services Ltd.
Client: Dr Declan Little, Irish Forest Certification Initiative Ltd.
 

Journals Edited

Irish Forestry: Editor.
Canadian Journal Of Forest Research: Reviewer.
Forestry: Reviewer.
Trees: Structure And Function: Reviewer.
International Journal Of Forestry Research: Reviewer.
 

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Tobin, B., Black, K., Nieuwenhuis, M. and Gardiner, J.; (2006) 'Biomass Expansion Factors and Forest Biomass C Stores' In: Tobin, B., Black, K., Nieuwenhuis, M. and Gardiner, J.; (eds). Carbon Sequestration and Irish Forest Ecosystems. Dublin, Ireland: COFORD. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Olajuyigbe, S., Tobin, B., Hawkins, M. and Nieuwenhuis, M. (2012) 'The measurement of woody root decomposition using two methodologies in a Sitka spruce forest ecosystem'. Plant and Soil, 360 :77-91. [Details]
Olajuyigbe, S., Tobin, B., Saunders, M., Nieuwenhuis, M (2012) 'Forest thinning and soil respiration in a Sitka spruce forest in Ireland'. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 157 :86-95. [Details]
Tobin, B. and Nieuwenhuis, M. (2012) 'Forest carbon research in Ireland: the importance of long-term monitoring of forest growth and climate'. Earthzine, . Available Online [Details]
Olajuyigbe, S., Tobin, B. and Nieuwenhuis, M. (2012) 'Temperature and moisture effects on respiration rate of decomposing logs in a Sitka spruce plantation in Ireland'. Forestry, 85 (4):485-496. [DOI] [Details]
Bo¿eľa, M., Petrá¿, R., Sitková, Z., Priwitzer, T., Pajtík, J., Hlavatá, H., Sedmák, R. and Tobin, B. (2013) 'Possible causes of the recent rapid increase in the radial increment of silver fir in the Western Carpathians'. Environmental Pollution, 184 :211-221. [Details]
Gomez Garcia, E., Felipe Crecente-Campo, F., Tobin, B., Hawkins, M., Nieuwenhuis, M. and Die´guez-Aranda, U. (2013) 'A dynamic volume and biomass growth model system for even-aged downy birch stands in south-western Europe'. Forestry, 87 :165-176. [DOI] [Details]
Saunders, M; Tobin, B; Sweeney, C; Gioria, M; Benanti, G; Cacciotti, E; Osborne, B.A. (2014) 'Impacts of exceptional and extreme inter-annual climatic events on the net ecosystem carbon dioxide exchange of a Sitka spruce forest'. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 184 :147-157. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Gómez-García, E., Crecente-Campo, F., Tobin, B., Hawkins, M., Nieuwenhuis, M. and Diéguez‑Aranda, U. (2014) 'A dynamic volume and biomass growth model system for even‑aged downy birch stands in south‑western Europe'. Forestry, 87 (1):165-176. [DOI] [Details]
Olajuyigbe, S., Tobin, B. and Nieuwenhuis, M. (2014) 'Role of brash in augmenting forest site carbon capital and maintaining site nutrition'. European Journal Forest Research, . [DOI] [Details]
Vanguelova, E., Bonifacio, E., De Vos, B., Hoosbeek, M., Berger, T., Vesterdal, L., Armolaitis, K., Celi, L., Dinca, L., Kjonaas, J., Pavlenda, P., Pumpanen, J., Püttsepp, Ü., Reidy, B., Simoncic, P., Tobin, B. and Zhiyanski, M. (2016) 'Sources of errors and uncertainties in the assessment of forest soil carbon stocks at different scales -review and recommendations'. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 188 :630. [Details]
Castaño-Díaz M., Álvarez-Álvarez, P., Tobin, B., Nieuwenhuis, M., Afif-Khouri, E. and Cámara-Obregón, A. (2017) 'Evaluating low density LiDAR data for estimating growth and biomass production in a short rotation willow coppice trial'. Annals of Forest Science, 74 :69. [Details]
Bosela, M., Petrás, R., Sitková, Z., Priwitzer, T., Pajtík, J., Hlavatá, H., Sedmák, R. and Tobin, B. (2014) 'Possible causes of the recent rapid increase in the radial increment of silver fir in the Western Carpathians'. Environmental Pollution, 184 :211-221. [Details]
Saunders, M., Tobin, B., Black, K., Niewuenhuis, M. and Osborne, B. (2012) 'Thinning effects on the net ecosystem carbon exchange of a Sitka spruce forest are temperature-dependent'. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 157:1-10 . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Olajuyigbe, S., Tobin, B., Gardiner, P. and Nieuwenhuis, M. (2011) 'Stocks and decay dynamics of above- and belowground coarse woody debris in managed Sitka spruce forests in Ireland'. Forest Ecology and Management, 262 (6):1109-1118. [DOI] [Details]
Black, K,Byrne, KA,Mencuccini, M,Tobin, B,Nieuwenhuis, M,Reidy, B,Bolger, T,Saiz, G,Green, C,Farrell, ET,Osborne, B; (2009) 'Carbon stock and stock changes across a Sitka spruce chronosequence on surface-water gley soils'. Journal of Forestry, 82 :255-272. [DOI] [Details]
Tobin, B., Cermak, J., Chiatante, D., Danjon, F., Di Orio, A., Dupuy, L., Eshel, A., Jourdan, C., Kalliokoski, T., Laiho, R., Nadezhdina, N., Nicoll, B., Pagés, L., Sande-Silva, J., and Spannos, I. ; (2007) 'Towards developmental modelling of tree root systems'. Plant Biosystems, 141 (3):481-503. [Details]
Tobin, B; Nieuwenhuis, M; ; (2007) 'Biomass expansion factors for Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.) in Ireland'. European Journal of Forest Research, 126 :189-196. [Details]
Tobin, B., Black, K., McGurdy, L. and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2007) 'Estimates of decay rates of components of coarse woody debris in thinned Sitka spruce forests'. Forestry, 80 (4):455-469. [Details]
Black, K; Bolger, T; Davis, P; Nieuwenhuis, M; Reidy, B; Saiz, G; Tobin, B; Osborne, B; ; (2007) 'Inventory and eddy covariance-based estimates of annual carbon sequestration in a Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.) forest ecosystem'. European Journal of Forest Research, 126 :167-178. [Details]
Green, C; Tobin, B; OShea, M; Farrell, EP; Byrne, KA; ; (2007) 'Above- and belowground biomass measurements in an unthinned stand of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong) Carr.)'. European Journal of Forest Research, 126 :179-188. [Details]
Tobin, B., Black, K., Osborne, B., Reidy, B., Bolger, T. and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2006) 'Assessment of Allometric Algorithms for Estimating Leaf Biomass, Leaf Area Index and Litter Fall in Different Aged Sitka Spruce Forests'. FORESTRY, 79 (4):453-465. [Details]
Black, K., Tobin, B., Saiz, G., Byrne, K. and B. Osborne.; (2004) 'Improved estimates of biomass expansion factors for Sitka spruce'. Irish Forestry, 61 (1):50-64. [Details]

Other Journals

Tobin, B. and Nieuwenhuis, M. 16(3): 31 - 32; (2007) 'Mitigation of GHG Emissions by Forests - the CARBiFOR Project' Irish Timber and Forestry 16 (3) :31-32. [Details]
Tobin, B. and Nieuwenhuis, M. (2012) 'The importance of long-term monitoring of forest growth and climate in Ireland' Forestry and Energy Review 2 (2) :34-35. [Details]
Tobin, B., Tene, A., Dyckmans, J., Ray, D., Black, K., and Nieuwenhuis, M. ; (2011) 'Identifying and examining tree response to drought' Irish Timber and Forestry 20 (2) :24-27. [Details]
Tobin, B. and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2006) 'When Is a Stump Really Dead?' Irish Timber and Forestry 15 (1) :18-19. [Details]
Tobin, B. and Nieuwenhuis, M. ; (2007) 'Mitigation of GHG emissions by forests' Irish Timber and Forestry 16 (3) :31-32. [Details]
Tobin B.; (2002) 'Damage by Ghost Swift Moth to Roots of Ash' Irish Timber and Forestry 11 (4) :12-13. [Details]

Conference Publications

Tene, A., Tobin, B., Black, K., Ray, D. and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2008) Adaptation of forest species to climate change Nancy 2008 International Scientific Conference. European Forest-Based Sector: Bio-Responses to Address New Climate and Energy Challenges? [Details]
Tene, A, Tobin, B, Ray, D, Black, K and Nieuwenhuis, M ; (2009) Adaptability of Forest Species to Climate Change (extended abstract) Annual Tree Ring Conference (TRACE 2009) Otočec, Slovenia, , 16-APR-09 - 19-APR-09 [Details]
Tene, A., Tobin, B., Ray, D., Black, K. and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2009) Adaptability of forest species to climate change (Abstract) Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology - annual conference of the Association forTree-ring Research Otočec, Slovenia, , 16-APR-09 - 19-APR-09 [Details]
Tene, A., Tobin, B., Dyckmans, J., Ray, D., Black, K. and Nieuwenhuis, M. ; (2010) Tree response to severe climatic stress IUFRO 7.01 Adaptation of forest ecosystems to air pollution and climate change [Details]
Olajuyigbe, S., Tobin, B., Gardiner, P. and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2010) Contribution of belowground coarse woody roots to the soil organic carbon pool COST Action FP0803: (Belowground carbon turnover in European forests): 2nd Management Committee Meeting and Joint Conference titled ¿State of the Arts [Details]
Tene, A., Tobin, B., Ray, D., Black, K., Dyckmans, J. and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2009) Assessment of tree response to severe climatic occurrences (Poster) EuroDendro 2009 - Annual Conference of Dendrochronologists in Europe Calla Majorca, Spain, , 26-OCT-09 - 30-OCT-09 [Details]
Tene,A., Tobin, B., Dyckmans, J.,Ray, D.,Black, K., Nieuwenhuis, M. ; (2009) The growth response of Sitka spruce forest stands to sever drought events AGMET -25 years supporting Agricultural Meteorology in Ireland [Details]
Olajuyigbe, S., Gardiner, P., Tobin, B. and Nieuwenhuis, M. ; (2008) Stump survival in commercial plantations in Ireland COST Woody roots and ecosystem services meeting Lisbon, Portugal, , 16-MAY-08 - 20-MAY-08 [Details]
Olajuyigbe, S., Gardiner, P., Tobin, B. and Nieuwenhuis, M. ; (2008) Stump survival in commercial Sitka spruce plantations in Ireland (Poster) 9th Student Conference on Conservation Science University of Cambridge, UK, , 25-MAR-08 - 27-MAR-08 [Details]
Tene, A., Tobin, B., Gardiner, P., Olajuyigbe, S., Ray, D., Black, K. and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2008) Effects of thinning on stand dynamics - a dendro-ecological perspective (Poster) The European Forest-Based Sector: Bio-Responses to Address New Climate and Energy Challanges Nancy, France, , 06-NOV-08 - 09-NOV-08 [Details]
Olajuyigbe, S., Gardiner, P., Tobin, B. and Nieuwenhuis, M.; (2008) Stump survival in commercial plantations in Ireland COST Action E38, Woody roots and Ecosystem services [Details]
Black, K., O'Sullivan, O., Farrell, E.P., Saiz, G., Byrne, K, Schmidt, O., Dykmans, J., Tobin, B., Gardiner, J., Nieuwenhuis, M., Dolan, S., Reidy, B., Bolger., T. and Osborne, B.; (2005) Irish Forests ' A dynamic carbon store Forest Research and Development in Ireland 2004 - Underpinning Industry Development Tullamore, Co Offaly, , 20-SEP-04 - 21-SEP-04 , pp.63-71 [Details]
Byrne, K.A., Saiz, G., Blujdea, V., Black, K., Osborne, B., O' Sullivan, O., Schmidt, O., Dyckmans, J., Tobin, B., Gardiner, J. J., Nieuwenhuis, M., Dolan, S., Reidy, B., Bolger, T. and Farrell, E.P. ; (2005) Soil Carbon ' The Forgotten Pool Forest Research and Development in Ireland 2004 - Underpinning Industry Development Tullamore, Co Offaly, , 20-SEP-04 - 21-SEP-04 , pp.59-61 [Details]
Black. K., O'Sullivan. O., Farrell, E.P., Saiz, G., Byrne, K., Schmidt, O., Dyckmans, J., Tobin, B., Gardiner, J., Nieuwenhuis, M., Dolan, S., Reidy, B., Bolger, T. & Osborne, B.; (2004) Irish forests ' A dynamic carbon store Forest Research and Development in Ireland 2004 ' Underpinning Industry Development. Proceedings of the COFORD conference, pp. 63'71 (ISBN 1 902696 46 8) Tullamore, , 20-SEP-04 - 21-SEP-04 , pp.364-375 Available Online [Details]
Byrne, K.A., Saiz, G., Blujdea, V., Black, K., Osborne, B., O' Sullivan, O., Schmidt, O., Dyckmans, J., Tobin, B., Gardiner, J. J., Nieuwenhuis, M., Dolan, S., Reidy, B., Bolger, T. & Farrell, E.P.; (2004) Soil Carbon ' The Forgotten Pool Forest Research and Development in Ireland 2004 - Underpinning Industry Development Tullamore, Co Offaly, , 20-SEP-04 - 21-SEP-04 [Details]
Tobin, B.; (2007) Forestry as a carbon sink Irish Tillage and Land-Use Society - Spring meeting Lyons Research Farm, Newcastle, [Details]
Tobin, B. and M. Nieuwenhuis; (2006) Evaluating forest coarse-root debris - very difficult! Roots, mycorrhizas and their external mycelia in carbon dynamice in forest soil. COST E38 conference Rovaniemi, Finland, , 09-SEP-06 - 13-SEP-06 [Details]
Tobin, B. and Nieuwenhuis, M. ; (2005) Belowground biomass of a Sitka spruce chronosequence in Ireland COST E38 Woody Root Processes - Impact of different tree species Tartu, Estonia, , 05-JUN-05 - 09-JUN-05 [Details]
Nieuwenhuis, M. and Tobin, B. ; (2007) Forest Biomass, Litter and Dead Wood Pools Review Meeting of the CLI-MIT Research Programme Glenview Hotel, , 17-SEP-07 - 18-SEP-07 [Details]
Tobin B. and M. Nieuwenhuis ; (2004) Age related BEFs for Irish Sitka spruce Forest Research and Development in Ireland 2004 - Underpinning Industry Development 20-21 [Details]
                                                         

Presentation

Tobin, B., Gardiner, J. and Nieuwenhuis, M. ; (2004) Age-related BEFs for Irish Sitka Spruce. Tullamore, Ireland: Presentation [Details]
Tobin, B. and Nieuwenhuis, M. ; (2004) Equations for Belowground Biomass of Sitka Spruce in Ireland. Thessaloniki, Greece: Presentation [Details]
                                                                           

Research

Research Interests

Research interests include forest ecosystem research -specifically forest biomass allocation and forest sequestration, woody decomposition (above- and belowground) and dendroclimatology. 

     

Teaching

 

Modules Coordinated

201700   FOR20110     Forestry: Forests, Climate and Carbon
201700   FOR30340     Forestry: Professional Forestry Practice
201700   FOR20120     Forestry: Bees, pollination and people
       

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Prof Maarten Nieuwenhuis, UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science
Dr Conor O'Reilly, UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science
Prof Bruce Osborne, UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science

Prof Tom Bolger, UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science
Dr Emmanuel Reynaud, School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science 

External Collaborators

Dr Kevin Black, FERS Ltd.
Dr Matt Saunders, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland 
Dr Samuel Olajuyigbe,  Department of Forest Resources Management, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Dr Michal Bosela,  Forest Research Institute, Department of Silviculture and Forest Production, Zvolen, Slovakia
Dr Pedro Alvarez Alvarez, University of Oviedo
Dr Ken Byrne, University of Limerick
Mr Bernard Carey, Independent forester and consultant
Mr Kieran Harnett, Dublin Honey Project