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Charles Harper

Research Programme Manager

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

Tel: +353 1 7167358
Email: charles.harper@ucd.ie

Biography

Charles Harper BSc is currently the Research Programme Manager with UCD Forestry. He gained a degree in Biological Sciences from Lancaster University in 1989 and a MSc in Learning Technologies from the National College of Ireland in 2006. Charles provides research support to PIs in forestry across national and European programmes. 

Professional

 

Associations

Association: ARMA, Function/Role: Member
Association: EARMA, Function/Role: Member
Association: Society of Irish Foresters, Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Nieuwenhuis, M., Ni Dhubhain, A., Corrigan, E., Bonsu, N. and Harper, C. (2014) INTEGRAL - Furure-oriented integrated management of forested landscapes. [Poster Presentation], EPA 2014 National Information Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Change 5, Dubiin , 02-OCT-14 - 02-OCT-14.
Nieuwenhuis, M. and Harper, C. (2012) Forest research topics at University College Dublin. [Poster Presentation], EFI Annual Conference: Following Rio +20: European Forests and the Green Economy, Istanbul, Turkey , 03-OCT-12 - 05-OCT-12.
Harper, C. (2015) [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Forgen Project, a one day seminar for stakeholders, UCD , 13-JAN-15 - 13-JAN-15.
Harper, C. (2015) [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Forest Genetics and Tree Improvement, industry seminar, Glenview Hotel, County Wicklow, Ireland , 24-NOV-15 - 24-NOV-15.

Committees

Committee : UCD Research Managers and Administrators Network

Employment

Employer: InnovaWood Ltd
Position: Operations Manager

Education

Year 2006 Institution: National College of Ireland
Qualification: Subject: Learning Technologies
   

Outreach Activities

Editor and organiser of project websites for FORGEN, DIABOLO, FASTFORESTS
   

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Nieuwenhuis M, Ni Dhubhain A, Corrigan E, Bonsu N and Harper C (2015) 'Western Peatland, Ireland' In: Riemer A (eds). Explorative future scenarios for integrated forest management in Europe. Leipzig, Germany: Fraunhofer. , pp.22-23 [Details]
Nieuwenhuis M, Ni Dhubhain A, Corrigan E, Bonsu N and Harper C (2015) 'Newmarket, Ireland' In: Riemer A (eds). Explorative future scenarios for integrated forest management in Europe. Leipzig, Germany: Fraunhofer. , pp.20-21 [Details]
McInerney, D., Harper, C., Niewuenhuis, M., Rosengren, M., Jonsson, C. and Barrett, F. (2012) 'Detecting forest change in Ireland using satellites' In: McInerney, D., Harper, C., Niewuenhuis, M., Rosengren, M., Jonsson, C. and Barrett, F (eds). The growing use of GMES across Europe's regions. Brussels: European Space Agency. , pp.46-47 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

McCaffery F, Hawkins M, Tarleton M, Harper C and Nieuwenhuis M (2015) 'Evaluation of mensuration equipment for upper-stem height and diameter measurements'. Irish Forestry, 72 (1&2):8-20. [Details]
O'Reilly, C,Harper, C; (1999) 'The morphological characteristics, root growth potential and flushing response of rooted cuttings compared with transplants of Sitka spruce'. Annals of Forest Science, 56 :201-210. [Details]
Harper, C.P., and C. O'Reilly; (2000) 'Effect of warm storage and date of lifting on the quality of Douglas-fir seedlings'. New Forests, 20 :1-13. [Details]
Fennessy, J., O'Reilly, C., Harper, C.P., and Thompson, D.; (2000) 'The morphology and seasonal changes in cold hardiness, dormancy intensity and root growth potential of rooted cuttings of Sitka spruce'. FORESTRY, 73 :489-497. [Details]
Harper, C.P. and O'Reilly, C. ; (2000) 'Effect of warm storage and date of lifting on the quality of Douglas fir'. NEW FORESTS, 20 :1-13. [Details]
O'Reilly, C,Harper, C,Keane, M; (2002) 'Influence of physiological condition at the time of lifting on the cold storage tolerances and field performance of ash and sycamore'. Forestry, 75 :1-12. [Details]
McInerney,D., Barrett, F., Rosengren, M., Jonsson, C., Harper, C. and Nieuwenhuis, M. (2012) 'Multi-temporal Forest Cover Mapping and Change Detection in Ireland using Medium Resolution Satellite Imagery'. International Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, . [Details]

Other Journals

Nieuwenhuis, M., Mengesha, T. and Harper, C.; (2009) 'Estimating Timber Volumes' Science Spin . Available Online [Details]
Harper, C. and Nieuwenhuis, M. (2012) 'INTEGRAL - Future-oriented integrated management of European forest landscapes' Irish Timber and Forestry 21 (1) :18-19. [Details]
Harper, C. and O'Reilly, C. (2013) 'Tree improvement - The long-term option for improved forest productivity and timber quality in Ireland' Forestry and Energy Review . [Details]
                           

Newspaper Articles

Harper, C., A. Baraldi, and C. OReilly.; (1988) COFORD Research News: Plant quality of tree seedlings decreases during warm storage. Dublin: Newspaper Articles [Details]
                                       

Technical Publication

OReilly, C., Harper, C. and Keane, M.; (2001) Larch establishment: when to lift, cold store and plant. Coillte, Bray: Technical Publication [Details]
OReilly, C., Baraldi, A., Cabral, R., Mortazavi, M., Harper, C. and Keane, M.; (2001) Effect of physiological condition at time of lifting on cold storage tolerance and field performance of important conifer and broadleaf species. Dublin: Technical Publication [Details]
                         

Published abstracts

Harper, C. and C. O'Reilly.; (1999) An evaluation of physiological parameters of hybrid larch (Larix x eurolepis (Henry)) seedlings as indicators of stress resistance. Belfast: Published abstracts [Details]
                                     

Research

 

Research Projects

Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : TG_CH_WOODWISDOM2013
Start Date / End Date : 18-FEB-13 / 30-APR-13
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : CG_CH_FASTFORESTS
Start Date / End Date : 27-JUN-13 / 26-FEB-14
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Title : TG_CH_H2020_Munich151113
Start Date / End Date : 15-OCT-13 / 14-APR-14
   

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

UCD Centre for Forest Research