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Jan-Robert Baars

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Biology & Environment Science
Science Centre
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162346
Email: janrobert.baars@ucd.ie

Biography

Completed a BSc Hons in Entomology at Rhodes University, South Africa in 1994; joined the research staff of the Weeds Division, Plant Protection Research Institute in South Africa, investigating the biocontrol options using natural enemies on several target species including Lantana camara. Completed a PhD at Rhodes University with Prof. Pat Hulley and Prof. Martin Hill. After several postdoctoral fellowships at UCD I joined the academic staff in 2008. My research interests are quite broad but mostly related to invertebrate ecology. I am particularly interested in invasion biology and how best to manage alien invasive species in natural aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. My interests also lie in using alternative methods to control economic and environmental pests, specialising in classical biological control. My interest also lies in aquatic inveretbrate ecology spanning several taxonomic groups. My lectures are largely based on ecology, invasion biology, pest control, and field sampling and monitoring techniques.

Professional

 

Associations

Association: Freshwater Biological Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: Member of SIL, Function/Role:
           

Education

Year 2003 Institution:
Qualification: PhD Subject:

Languages

English:
Dutch:

Consultancy

Client: Public & Private Sector
     

Publications

Books

Feeley, HB; Baars, J-R, Kelly-Quinn, M. (2016) The Stonefly of Ireland - Distribution, Life Histories & Ecology. Waterford, Ireland: National Biodiversity Data Centre. Available Online [Details]
Kelly-Quinn, M. & Baars, J-R. (2012) The Remarkable Rye Water. Kileen: Hudson. [Details]
 

Edited Books

Kelly-Quinn, M. & Baars, J-R. (Eds.) (Ed.). (2014) Small Water Bodies: Importance, Threats and Knowledge Gaps. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Mangan,R., Baars, J-R. (2016) 'Can leaf-mining flies generate damage with significant impact on the submerged weed Lagarosiphon major?'. BioControl, . [DOI] [Details]
Mangan, R., Dirilgen, T., Baars, J-R. (2015) 'Responses of adult Hydrellia lagarosiphon to a revised diet: implications for life cycle studies and laboratory culturing techniques'. Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata, :1-6. [DOI] [Details]
Andersen, Trond, Bello Gonzalez, Orestes, Baars, Jan-Robert & Earle, William (2015) 'A new invasive weed-feeding species of Polypedilum (Pentapedilum) Kieffer from South Africa (Diptera: Chironomidae, Chironominae)'. Zootaxa, 4000 (5):559-570. [DOI] [Details]
Samuel Kibichii · Hugh B. Feeley · Jan-Robert Baars · Mary Kelly-Quinn (2015) 'The influence of water quality on hyporheic invertebrate communities in agricultural catchments'. Marine and Freshwater Research, 66 (9):805-815. [DOI] [Details]
Baars, Jan-Robert, Murray, Declan, Hannigan, Edel, Kelly-Quinn, Mary (2014) 'Macroinvertebrate assemblages of small upland peatland lakes in Ireland'. Biology and Environment-Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 114B (3):233-248. [DOI] [Details]
Callanan, Maria, Baars, Jan-Robert, Kelly-Quinn, Mary (2014) 'Macroinvertebrate communities of Irish headwater streams: Contribution to catchment biodiversity'. Biology and Environment-Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 114B (3):143-162. [DOI] [Details]
Simon S.C. Harrison · Steven Hutton · Jan-Robert Baars · Robert Cruikshanks · James Johnson · Guillaume Juhel · Tadeuz Kirakowski · Ronan Matson · John O¿Halloran · Paul Phelan · Mary Kelly-Quinn (2014) 'Contrasting impacts of conifer forests on brown trout and Atlantic salmon in headwater streams in Ireland'. Biology and Environment-Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 114B (3):119-131. [DOI] [Details]
Kelly-Quinn, Mary & Baars, Jan-Robert (2014) 'Foreword to Small water bodies: importance, threats and knowledge gaps'. Biology and Environment-Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 114B (3):117-118. [DOI] [Details]
Joe M. Caffrey, Jan-Robert Baars, Jenny H. Barbour, Pieter Boets, Philip Boon, Keith Davenport, Jaimie T.A. Dick, John Early, Lennart Edsman, Cathal Gallagher, Jackson Gross, Petri Heinimaa, Chris Horrill, Stéphanie Hudin, Philip E. Hulme, Stephen Hynes, Hugh J. MacIsaac, Paul McLoone, Michael Millane, Toril L. Moen, Niall Moore, Jonathan Newman, Ruairi O¿Conchuir, Martin O¿Farrell, Colette O¿Flynn, Birgit Oidtmann, Trevor Renals, Anthony Ricciardi, Helen Roy, Richard Shaw, Olaf Weyl, Frances Williams and Frances E. Lucy (2014) 'Tackling Invasive Alien Species in Europe: the top 20 issues'. Management of Biological Invasions, 5 (1):1-20. [DOI] [Details]
Earle, W.; Mangan, R.; O'Brien, M.; Baars, J-R. (2013) 'Biology of Polypedilum n. sp. (Diptera: Chironomidae), a promising candidate agent for the biological control of the aquatic weed Lagarosiphon major (Hydrocharitaceae) in Ireland'. Biocontrol Science and Technology, . [DOI] [Details]
Arroyo,J.; Baars, J-R., O'Driscoll, L., Blackmore, M., Bolger, T. (2013) 'First records of Heminothrus (Capillonothrus) thori(Berlese, 1904) and Perlohmannia (Perlohmannia) dissimilis (Hewitt, 1908) (Arachnida: Acari: Oribatida) in Ireland'. Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society, . [Details]
Fanning, P., Baars, J-R. (2014) 'Biology of the eucalyptus leaf beetle, Paropsisterna selmani (Chrysomelidae: Paropsini) a new pest of Eucalyptus species (Myrtaceae) in Ireland'. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 16 :45-53. [DOI] [Details]
Mangan, R., Baars, J-R. (2012) 'Use of life table statistics and degree day values to predict the colonisation success of Hydrellia lagarosiphon Deeming (Diptera: Ephydridae), a leaf mining fly of Lagarosiphon major (Ridley) Moss (Hydrocharitaceae), in Ireland and the rest of Europe'. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL, 64 :143-151. [DOI] [Details]
Callanan, M., Baars, J-R. and Kelly-Quinn, M. (2012) 'A typological classification of headwater streams in Ireland'. Biology and Environment-Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 112B (3):1-13. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Martin, G.D., Coetzee, J., Baars, J-R. (2013) 'Hydrellia lagarosiphon Deeming (Diptera: Ephydridae), a potential biological control agent for the submerged aquatic weed, Lagarosiphon major (Ridl.) Moss ex Wager (Hydrocharitaceae)'. African Entomology, 21 (1):151-160. [Details]
Baars, J-R. (2011) 'Classical biological control for the management of alien invasive species in Ireland'. Biology and Environment-Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 111B (3):1-10. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Feeley, H., Woods, M., Baars, J-R. and Kelly-Quinn, M. (2012) 'Refining a kick sampling strategy for the bioassessment of benthic macroinvertebrates in headwater streams'. Hydrobiologia, 683 (1):53-68. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Baars, J-R. and Hill, M.P.; (2010) 'The phytophagous organisms associated with Lantana L. species in Jamaica and their potential use as biological control candidates of weedy varieties of Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae) in South Africa'. Entomotropica, 25 (3):99-108. [Details]
Baars, J-R., Coetzee, J.A., Martin, G., Hill, M. and Caffrey, J.M.; (2010) 'Natural enemies from South Africa for biological control of Lagarosiphon major (Ridl.) Moss ex Wager (Hydrocharitaceae) in Europe'. Hydrobiologia, 656 (1):149-158. [DOI] [Details]
Kibichii, S., Baars, J-R., Kelly-Quinn, M., Holmes, M.C.; (2010) 'Parastenocaris phyllura, Kiefer, 1938 (Copepoda: Haparticoida: Parastinocarididae) a species new to Ireland with a few notes on possible habitat preferences'. Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society, 34 (15):97-101. [Details]
Baars, J-R. and Caffrey, J.M. ; (2010) 'The Frond-feeding Weevil (Stenopelmus rufinasus Gyllenhal)(Coleoptera: Erirhinidae) a natural enemy of Azolla filiculoides in Ireland'. Irish Naturalists' Journal, 30 (2):142-143. [Details]
Kibichii, S., Baars, J-R., and Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2009) 'Optimising sample volume and replicates using the Bou-Rouch method for the rapid assessment of hyporheic fauna'. Marine and Freshwater Research, 60 (1):83-96. [Details]
Callanan, M., Baars, J.-R. and Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2009) 'Comparison of the macroinvertebrate communities of seepage and lake-fed headwater streams'. Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung Fur Limnologie, 30 (5):685-689. [Details]
Becerra Jurado, G., Callanan, M., Gioria, M., Baars, J-R., Harrington, R. and Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2009) 'Aquatic macroinvertebrate diversity of natural and wastewater treatment ponds: community structure and driving environmental factors'. Hydrobiologia, 634 :153-165. [Details]
Feeley, H., Baars, J-R. and Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2009) 'The life history of Perla bipunctata Pictet, 1833 (Plecoptera; Perlidae) in the upper River Liffey'. Aquatic Insects, 31 (4):261-270. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Callanan, M., Baars, J. R. and Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2008) 'Critical influence of seasonal sampling on the ecological quality assessment of small headwater streams DELETE'. Hydrobiologia, 610 :245-255. [Details]
Becerra Jurado, G., Matson, R., Harrington, R., Baars, J.-R. and Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2008) 'Macroinvertebrate diversity in constructed ponds: community structure and driving environmental factors'. Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung Fur Limnologie, 30 (3):489-492. [Details]
Kibichii, S., Baars, J.-R. & Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2008) 'Vertical and lateral patterns in hydrochemical characteristics of the hyporheic habitats of the Delour River, Co. Laois, Ireland'. Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung Fur Limnologie, 30 (1):60-64. [Details]
Callanan, M., Baars, J-R. and Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2008) 'A new record of the black fly Prosimulium latimurco Enderlein (Diptera: Simuliidae) in an upland lake outlet stream in Co. Leitrim, Ireland'. Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society, 32 :3-5. [Details]
Baars, JR, Hill, MP, Heystek, F, Neser, S, Urban, AJ, ; (2007) 'Biology, oviposition preference and impact in quarantine of the petiole-galling weevil, Coelocephalapion camarae Kissinger, a promising candidate agent for biological control of Lantana camara'. Biological Control, 40 :187-195. [Details]
Murray, D.A. & Baars, J.R.; (2006) 'Four Chironomidae (Diptera, Insecta) from upland lakes new to Ireland'. BULLETIN OF THE IRISH BIOGEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, 30 :299-303. [Details]
Murray, D.A. and Baars, J-R.; (2006) 'Parapsectra uliginosa Reiss, 1969 (Diptera, Chironomidae) new to Ireland and association of exuviae of Procladius Pe1 (sensu Langton) with P. simplicistilus Freeman, 1948'. DIPTERISTS DIGEST, 13 :166-168. [Details]
Bradley, C.M., McGuinness, C., Baars, J.-R., Tierney, D., Trodd, W. & Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2005) 'Species ­level indicators of reference conditions in Irish rivers'. Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung Fur Limnologie, 29 (2):453-456. [Details]
Heystek, F., and Baars, J-R.; (2005) 'Biology and host range of Aconophora compressa, a candidate considered as a biocontrol agent of Lantana camara in Africa'. BioControl, 50 (2):359-373. [Details]
Baars, J-R., and Kelly-Quinn; (2005) 'Monitoring freshwater diversity in streams draining catchments under intensive agricultural activities in Ireland'. TEARMANN, 4 :91-102. [Details]
Baars, J-R., Lyons, R., and Kelly-Quinn, M. ; (2005) 'The first records of Ameletus inopinatus Eaton, 1887 (Ephemeroptera: Ameletidae) in upland streams in Co. Kerry, Ireland'. BULLETIN OF THE IRISH BIOGEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, 29 :308-310. [Details]
BAARS, J-R. & HEYSTEK, F. ; (2003) 'Geographical range and impact of five biocontrol agents established on Lantana camara in South Africa'. BioControl, 48 :743-759. [Details]
BAARS, J-R., A.J. URBAN & M.P. HILL; (2003) 'Biology, host-range and risk assessment supporting release in Africa of Falconia intermedia (Heteroptera: Miridae), a new biocontrol agent for Lantana camara'. Biological Control, 28 :282-292. [Details]
BAARS, J-R. ; (2003) 'Geographic range, impact, and parasitism of lepidopteran species associated with the invasive weed Lantana camara in South Africa'. Biological Control, 28 :293-301. [Details]
URBAN, A.J., NESER, S., BAARS, J-R., SIMELANE, D.O., DEN BREËYEN, A., MABUDA, K., KLEIN, H., WILLIAMS, H.E., HEYSTEK, F., PHENYE, M.S., MPEDI, P.F., SAMUELS, G.A., and MADIRE, L.G.; (2003) 'New Biocontrol Agents Developed for Lantana'. Proceedings of the South African Sugar Technologists' Association, 77 :628. Available Online [Details]
BAARS, J-R.; (2002) 'The life history and specificity of Teleonemia vulgata (Hemiptera: Tingidae) a potential biocontrol agent of Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae)'. African Entomology, 10 :315-324. [Details]
BAARS, J-R. ; (2001) 'Biology and laboratory culturing of the root-feeding flea-beetle, Longitarsus columbicus columbicus Harold 1876 (Chrysomelidae: Alticinae): a potential natural enemy of Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae) in South Africa'. Boletin de Entomologia Venezolana.Entomotropica, 16 (3). [Details]
BAARS, J-R. & NESER, S; (1999) 'Past and present initiatives on the biological control of Lantana camara (Verbenaceae) in South Africa'. African Entomology Memoir, 1 :21-33. [Details]

Other Journals

Hayden D., Finn J., Baars J-R. (2014) 'Beetle Threat to Horticultural Eucalyptus Crops in Ireland' T Research 9 (2) :9-9. [Details]
BAARS, J.R; (2000) 'A cure for lantana at last?' Plant Protection News 57 :8-11. [Details]

Conference Publications

Mangan, Rosie, Baars, Jan-Robert (2015) Weed biological control in Ireland ENTO'15 Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, , 02-SEP-15 - 04-SEP-15 [Details]
Dorothy Hayden, Jan-Robert Baars, John A. Finn (2015) Future research needs and challenges to Integrated Pest Management of Eucalyptus crops in Ireland 3rd Meeting of IOBC-WPRS study group 3 Bornholm, Denmark, , 13-MAY-15 - 15-MAY-15 [Details]
Dorothy Hayden, John Finn, Jan-Robert Baars (2015) Future Research Needs and Challenges to Integrated Pest Management of Eucalyptus Crops in Ireland Meeting of IOBC-WPRS Study Group Bornholm, Denmark, , 13-MAY-15 - 15-MAY-15 [Details]
Dorothy Hayden, Jan-Robert Baars, John A. Finn (2015) Biological Control of the Invasive Leaf Beetle Pest, Paropsisterma selmani of Eucalyptus Crops in Ireland ENVIRON The 25th environmental reseachers' colloquium Institute of Technology, IT Sligo, , 08-APR-15 - 10-APR-15 [Details]
Kiri Fisher, Brian Nelson, Jan-Robert Baars (2015) Motorway attenuation ponds make a significant contribution to the landscape biodiversity of mobile aquatic insect groups ENVIRON (2015) The 25th environmental reseachers' colloquium Sligo IT, Sligo, Ireland, , 08-APR-15 - 10-APR-15 [Details]
Kate Moore, Kimberley Popek, Frank McMahon, Jan-Robert Baars (2015) Deer exclusion in Rhododendron cleared sites promote the recovery of plant communities and invertebrates in the oak woodlands of Killarney National Park ENVIRON (2015) The 25th environmental reseachers' colloquium Sligo IT, Sligo, Ireland, , 08-APR-15 - 10-APR-15 [Details]
Siobhán Atkinson, Charlotte Dennehy, Elaine Keenan, Jan-Robert Baars (2014) Rehabilitating aquatic macroinvertebrate and macrophyte communities after control of alien invasive plants using geotextile matting as a benthic barrier ENVIRON 2014 Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, , 24-APR-14 - 26-APR-14 [Details]
Mangan R., Dirilgen, T., Baars, J-R. (2014) Response of adult Hydrellia lagarosiphpon to a revised diet and the potential outcomes for life cycle studies and laboratory culturing techniques XIV International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds Kruger National Park, South Africa, , 02-MAR-14 - 07-MAR-14 [Details]
Mangan, R., Earle, W.; Caffrey, J.M.; Baars, J-R. (2013) Targeting the aquatic invasive weed Lagarosiphon major using biological control Freshwater Invasives ¿ Networking for Strategy conference (FINS) Galway, , 08-APR-13 - 11-APR-13 [Details]
Mangan, R., Carolan, J., Baars, J-R. (2014) Mitochondrial DNA diversity of Hydrellia lagarosiphon; Using DNA barcoding to resolve the taxonomic ambiguity between spatially separated populations of H. lagarosiphon XIV International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds Kruger National Park, South Africa, , 02-MAR-14 - 07-MAR-14 [Details]
Keenan, E.; Millane, M.; Moran, H.; Caffrey, J.M.; Baars, J-R. (2013) The recovery of aquatic life after the control of an invasive weed Lagarosiphon major Freshwater Invasives: Networking for Strategy conference (FINS) Galway, , 08-APR-13 - 11-APR-13 [Details]
Mangan, R.; Baars, J-R. (2011) Pre-release damage efficacy assessments of Hydrellia lagarosiphon: The impact of insect herbivory on the growth and viability of Lagarosiphon major International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds Hawaii, , 11-SEP-11 - 16-SEP-11 [Details]
Keenan, E., Baars, J-R. (2014) The impact of the aquatic invasive weed species Lagarosiphon major on the seed banks of native Charophytes ENVIRON 2014 Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, , 24-APR-14 - 26-APR-14 [Details]
Earle, W., Baars, J-R. (2014) Candidate agent interactions and the implications for the release of multiple biological control agents on Lagarosiphon major XIV International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds Kruger National Park, South Africa, , 02-MAR-14 - 07-MAR-14 [Details]
Earle, W., Baars J-R. (2011) Targeting ecotypes of Hydrellia lagarosiphon in pre-release studies using adult longevity, reproductive performance and temperature tolerance XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds Hawaii, , 11-OCT-12 - 16-OCT-12 [Details]
Keenan, E.; O'Callaghan, P.; Caffrey, J.M.; Baars, J-R. (2013) Response of epiphytic macroinvertebrates to changes in submerged macrophyte communities following the invasion of African oxygen weed Lagarosiphon major 8th Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences Munster, Germany, , 01-JUL-13 - 05-JUL-13 , pp.189 [Details]
Mangan, R., Baars, J-R. (2011) Pre-release efficacy assessments of the leaf-mining fly Hydrellia lagarosiphon a candidate biological control agent of the submerged weed Lagarosiphon major XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds [Details]
Baars, J-R., Coetzee, J., Martin, G., Hill, M.P. and Caffrey, J.M.; (2009) Natural enemies from South Africa improve the prospects for biological control of Lagarosiphon major (Ridl.) Moss ex Wager (Hydrocharitaceae) in Europe 12th European Weeds Research Society Symposium Finland, , 24-AUG-09 - 28-AUG-09 [Details]
Caffery, J.M., Evers, S.M. and Baars, J-R.; (2009) The use of life cycle traits in the management of the invasive species Lagarosiphon major in Lough Coirrib 16th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species Montreal, Canada, , 19-APR-09 - 23-APR-09 [Details]
Fanning, P., Baars, J-R. and Gaffney, M.T.; (2009) The biology of the eucalyptus leaf-beetle pest, Paropsisterna gloriosa (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and relevance to Eucalyptus industry in Ireland SIPP autumn meeting , 10-SEP-09 - 11-SEP-09 [Details]
Baars, J-R., Caffrey, J.M., Millar, C. and Hickey, P.; (2009) Potential for Weed Biocontrol in Ireland: Azolla filiculoides control by Stenopelmus rufinasus 16th International Conference on Aquatic Invasive Species Montreal, Canada, , 19-APR-09 - 23-APR-09 [Details]
BAARS, J-R; (2000) Emphasising behavioural host range: the key to resolving ambiguous host specificity results on Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae) . In: Spencer, N.R eds. Proceedings of the Xth International Symposium on the Biological Control of Weeds Montana, , pp.887-896 [Details]
Feeley, H., Baars, J-R, Kelly-Quinn, M. ; (2007) Life history and ecology of Perla bipunctata (Plecoptera: Perlidae) in Ireland 17th Annual Environ Conference Institute of Technology, Carlow, , 26-JAN-07 - 28-JAN-07 , pp.165-165 [Details]
Kugler, C., Baars, J-R. Baars, Kibichii, S., and Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2007) Spatial variation in the hyporheic invertebrates inhabiting the freshwater-terrestrial ecotone 17th Annual Environ Conference Institute of Technology, Carlow, , 26-JAN-07 - 28-JAN-07 , pp.164-164 [Details]
Callanan, M., Baars, J-R., Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2007) Between season variability in the water quality status of headwater streams assessed using various matrics: is there a window period for assessment of headwaters? 17th Annual Environ Conference Institute of Technology, Carlow, , 26-JAN-07 - 28-JAN-07 , pp.41-41 [Details]
Kibitchii, S., Baars, J-R., Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2007) A preliminary analysis of the hyporheic invertebrates of the Delour River, Co. Laois 17th Annual Environ Conference Institute of Technology, Carlow, , 26-JAN-07 - 28-JAN-07 [Details]
Matson, R., Baars, J-R., Callanan, M., and Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2007) Using surrogate taxonomic groups to assess headwater streams: are macrophytes and benthic invertebrates concordant? 17th Annual Environ Conference Institute of technology, Carlow, , 26-JAN-07 - 28-JAN-07 , pp.15-15 [Details]
Baars, J-R., Lynch, L.I., Mlambo, M.C., McCarthy, S., Smith, C., Kelly-Quinn, M. ; (2006) The potential of climate-induced impacts on the mayfly Ameletus inopinatus (Ameletidae) in upland streams in Ireland. ENVIRON January 2006, UCD . In: Wilkinson, T eds. 16th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium UCD, , 27-JAN-06 - 29-JAN-06 , pp.3-3 [Details]
Matson, R., Baars, J-R., Callanan, M. and Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2006) The macrophyte communities of Irish reference headwater streams with preliminary investigation into the concordance between macrophyte and macroinvertebrate communities . In: Wilkinson, T eds. 16th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium UCD, , 27-JAN-06 - 29-JAN-06 , pp.52-52 [Details]

Published Reports

Purvis G., Anderson, A., Baars, J-R., Bolger, T., Breen, J., Connolly, J., Curry, J.P., Doherty, P., Doyle, M., Finn, J., Geijzendorffer, I., Helden, A., Kelly-Quinn, M., Kennedy, T., Kirwan, L., McDonald, J., McMahon, B.J., Miksche, D., Santorum, V., Schmidt, O., Sheehan C. & Sheridan, H. ; (2009) Ag-Biota: Biodiversity - Monitoring, Functional Significance and Management for the Maintenance and Economic Utilisation of Biodiversity in the Intensively Farmed Landscape: Synthesis Research Report (2001-CD/B1-M1); STRIVE Report Series no. 21; 63 pp. Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford. Available Online [Details]
Purvis, G., Anderson, A., Baars, J-R., Bolger, T., Breen, J., Connolly, J., Curry, J., Doherty, P., Doyle, M., Finn, J., Geijzendorffer, I., Helden, A., Kelly-Quinn, M., Kennedy, T., Kirwan, L., McDonald, J., McMahon, B., Miksche, D., Santorum, V., Schmidt, O., Sheehan, C. and Sheridan, H.; (2009) BIODIVERSITY - Monitoring, Functional Significance and Management for the Maintenance and Economic Utilisation of Biodiversity in the Intensively Farmed Landscape STRIVE Report (2001-CD/B1-M1). Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford. [Details]
           

Reports

Baars, J-R.; Mangan, R.; Earle, W. (2013) Investigations into the potential use of Biological Control to manage Lagarosiphon major. Reports [Details]
Baars, J-R.; Keenan, E.; Caffrey, J.M. (2013) The effect of an aquatic invasive weed Lagarosiphon major and its management on the flora and fauna of shallow littoral habitats in Lough Corrib, Ireland. Reports [Details]
BAARS, J-R., COETZEE, J., MARTIN, G. , HILL, M.P. , CAFFREY, J.M.; (2008) Survey of the Lagarosiphon0 species in South Africa for candidate biocontrol agents. Reports [Details]
BAARS, J-R., KEENAN, E.A., O¿CALLAGHAN, P., & CAFFREY, J.M.; (2008) Changes to the invertebrate fauna of littoral habitats induced by the alien invasive species Lagarosiphon major0 (Hydrocharitaceae). Reports [Details]
FEELEY, H., BAARS, J-R., KELLY-QUINN, M.; (2007) Evaluation of Potential ‘Hotspots’ for  Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Diversity in Ireland. Reports [Details]
BAARS, J-R., FEELEY, H., ACEVEDO, S., HEALY, H., KELLY-QUINN, M., & CAFFREY, J. ; (2007) Preliminary investigation into the potential impact of the exotic invasive aquatic weed Lagarosiphon major0 (Ridl.) Moss on the benthic macroinvertebrate fauna of Lough Corrib. Reports [Details]
Baars, J-R. and Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2006) The Plecoptera of Irish freshwaters: species distribution, status and association with environmental parameters. Report to The Heritage Council, Wildlife Grant Scheme. pp 26. Reports [Details]
Baars, J.R., Matson, R. & Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2005) Biodiversity characteristics of the macroinvertebrate communities of oligotrophic upland lakes in Ireland. Reports [Details]
Baars, J-R., Bradley, C., and Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2004) Macroinvertebrate assemblages of Irish 'headwaters' and the preliminary evaluation of their biological status. Report to The Heritage Council. pp. 49. Reports [Details]
       

Abstract

Matson, R., Baars, J-R., Callanan, M. & Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2006) The macrophyte communities of Irish reference headwater streams with a preliminary investigation into the concordance between macrophyte and macroinvertebrate communities. Abstract [Details]
Baars, J-R., Lynch, L., Mlambo, M.C., McCarthy, S., Smith, C. & Kelly-Quinn, M.; (2006) The potential of climate-induced impacts on the mayfly Ameletus inopinatus (Ameletidae) in upland streams in Ireland. Abstract [Details]
                   

Consultancy

MILLANE, M., BAARS, J-R., & KELLY-QUINN, M.; (2009) Development of a Macrophyte and Macroinvertebrate EQR for Establishing WFD Status of Irish Canals. Consultancy [Details]
                                 

Articles

BAARS, J.R; (1997) Lantana: Lovely but dangerous. Parks & Grounds. Articles [Details]
                             

Research

Research Interests

  • The use of Classical Biological Control to manage plant and arthropod non-native species.
  • Insect-Plant interactions.
  • The ecology and management of non-native invasive species.
  • Interaction between invasive species and natural terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems.
  • Freshwater and general Entomology