Researchers at UCD


Charles Harper

Programme Research Manager

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

Tel: +353 1 7167358


Charles Harper 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. 




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.


Committee : UCD Research Managers and Administrators Network


Employer: InnovaWood Ltd
Position: Operations Manager


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

Outreach Activities

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



Book Chapters

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

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'. Journal of 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. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Technical Publication

OReilly, C., Harper, C. and Keane, M.; (2001) Larch establishment: when to lift, cold store and plant. 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. 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. Published abstracts [Details]



Research Projects

Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Start Date / End Date : 18-FEB-13 / 30-APR-13
Sponsor : Enterprise Ireland (EI)
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


Internal Collaborators

UCD Centre for Forest Research