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Robert O'Shea

Research Scientist

School Of Geog, Planning & Env Policy
Richview Newstead Block A
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162677
Email: robert.oshea@ucd.ie

Biography

Robert O'Shea is a research scientist in the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Policy. He is currently working on two externally funded projects.

The first, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, is examining the prospects for quantifying the economic value of ecosystem services for use within the Environmental Liability Directive, namely for compensatory remediation. Specifically, it will undertake a review of ecological research that has been conducted in Ireland where it has relevance to the assessment of ecosystem services and combine this with a national and international review of economic valuations of ecosystems or environmental goods.

The second, also on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, is quantifying the costs and benefits associated with climate change risk and adaption. The project will assess and identify suitable methodologies and guidelines for risk assessment to identify and evaluate electoral and local climate change risks.

Prior to joining UCD Robert worked in the Environment Unit of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC).

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Research

Research Interests

                       

Current Research:
ECORISK (Ecosystem services valuation for environmental risk and damage assessment) (EPA funded)

 Quantifying the costs and benefits associated with climate change risks and adaptation (ADAPT) (EPA funded)