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John Fry

Senior Lecturer; Director Msc(Agr) In Env. Res. Mgmt.; Director Dip. Eia & Sea Mgmt.

School of Agriculture & Food Science
203 A
Agriculture & Food Science Centre,
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 (0)1 7167730
Email: john.fry@ucd.ie

Biography

Born in London, 1949 and educated in Sussex with a multiple emphasis on sciences.   Primary degree in Biology (with Biochemistry specialisations) from the University of York, UK; Ph.D. on the seasonal control of primary prodcutivity in forest trees from the University of Exeter, UK. Assistant Lecturer and College Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Botany of the UCD Faculty of Agriculture; College Lecturer and Senior Lecturer after reorganisation into the Department of Environmental Resource Management. Retrained in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) from 1989, reinforced by life-long interests in traditional culture and some practical experience in field archaeology. Assumed responsibility for the taught MSc(Agr) in Environmental Resource Management in 1990; devised and became Academic Director for the UCD Diploma in EIA Management (now UCD Diploma in EIA & SEA Management) in 1992.

Professional

 

Associations

Association: IAIA (International Association for Impact Assessment), Function/Role: Contributing member, occasional session chairman
Association: International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) & Ireland-UK Branch IAIA, Function/Role: IAIA Member of Good Standing and Member Teaching and Professional Development Committee (TPDC) of IAIA; Member of Branch instigating group, Member of Branch committee 2006-
Association: Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland, Function/Role: Ordinary member
Association: Institute of Biology of Ireland, Function/Role: Ordinary member
     

Conference Contributions

Gonzalez, A; A Gilmer, R Foley, J Sweeney and J Fry, ; (2006) Technology and Public Participation Methods. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], 'Power, Poverty and Sustainability': 26th Annual IAIA Conference, Stavanger, Noway, 23-26 May 2006 , 23-MAY-06.
J Fry; (2006) Session on EI in industrial contexts. [Chaired Session], Power, Poverty and Sustainability: 26th Annual IAIA Conference, Stavanger, Norway , 23-MAY-06.
J Fry; (2006) Second meeting of the Ireland-UK Branch of IAIA (International Association for Impact Assessment. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Up, Down and Sideways: Extending and Integrating Assesments - Implementing SEA in Ireland, UCD , 24-MAR-06.
Gonzalez, A; A Gilmer, R Foley, J Sweeney and J Fry, ; (2005) New technologies promoting public involvement: An interactive tool to assist SEA. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], 'International experience and perspectives in SEA', Prague, Czech Republic, 26-30 September 2005 , 26-SEP-05.
Gonzalez, A; A Gilmer, R Foley, J Sweeney and J Fry, ; (2005) GIS systems for EIA and decsion-making (in Spanish). [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], III Congresso Nacional de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental, Pamplona, Spain, 6-9 April 2005 , 06-SEP-05.
Gonzalez, A; A Gilmer, R Foley, J Sweeney and J Fry, ; (2005) Dynamics of a decision support system in Strategic Environmental Assessment implementation. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], Ethics and Quality: 25th Annual IAIA Conference, Boston, USA, 31 May - 3 June 2005 , 31-MAY-05.
Fry, D.J.; (1993) Environmental Impact Assessment in relation to food production in Ireland. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Science, green issues and the environment: Ireland and the global crisis (Proceedings International Tyndall School, Carlow 1993), Carlow, Ireland , 11-SEP-93 - 19-SEP-93.

Committees

Committee : IAIA (International Association for Impact Assessment) Training and Professional Development Committee
Committee : Ireland-UK Branch IAIA

Employment

Employer: UCD
Position: Assitant Lecture, College Lecture, Senior Lecturer

Education

Year 1971 Institution: University of York
Qualification: BA Subject:
Year 1975 Institution: University of Exeter
Qualification: PhD Subject:

Languages

English:
French:
 

Outreach Activities

Member of founding Editorial Board: Irish Planning and Environmental Law Journal
 

Other Activities

Environmental Management Consultancy: Member of Interview and review panels for Irish a number of local authorities.
Appointments as External Examiner - University of Aberdeen/Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen: Dip./M.Sc. Rural & Regional Resources Planning [1994-7]. Galway-Mayo IT: Diploma in Forest Management [1999-2002]. University of Stirling: M.Sc. Environmental Science [2000-2004]. University of Ulster, Coleraine: PGDip/M.Sc. Environmental Management [2001-2006]; PGDip/M.Sc. Environmental Business Administration [2001-2006]; PGDip/M.Sc. Ecotoxicology [2001-2002]; PGDip/M.Sc. Environmental Toxicology & Pollution Control [2002-2006]. University of Wales, Aberystwyth: M.Sc. Environmental Impact Assessment [2002-2006]. External Examiner, Dublin Institute of Technology: B.Sc. Environmental Planning and Management; M.Sc. Sustainable Development; M.Sc. Spatial Planning [2005-].
Academic Consultancy for NCEA - Member of review & subsequent interview panels for proposed Diploma course in Forest Management, Galway-Mayo IT [1998]. Member of review panel for proposed B.Sc. in Aquatic Ecology, Galway-Mayo IT [1999 & 2002]. Member of Expert Group on Course Design/Review: Environmental Considerations - Guidelines for Course Providers in meeting requirements of the Community Support Framework, National Council for Educational Awards, Dublin [2000].
Impact Assessment Consultancy - Contributions as specialist consultant to a number of Irish Environmental Impact Statements. Invited reviewer to development of Irish EIA Guidelines and Advice Notes. Contributions as specialist consultant to the review of some Irish Environmental Impact Statements for local authorities. 
Training in employment - RDS Summer School: Energy Management and Agriculture, Dublin (1981); 10th CEMP/WHO International Seminar EIA & Management, Aberdeen (1989); REMU EIA Conference, UCC, Cork (1990); UCD training course: Property development, planning and environmental law issues (1990); TEAGASC seminar on Environmental Impact of Landspreading of Wastes, Wexford (1990); Institute of Engineers in Ireland seminars on EIA, Dublin/Wexford (1990/1991); 3rd International Conference on Land Reclamation, Cardiff (1991); Workshop on the Environmental Impact of Mining Projects, Athlone RTC (1992); EU Technical Conference on Reclamation of Former Coal Mines and Steelworks, Nottingham (1993); ATS course: Preparation of biological specimens for environmental studies, TCD, Dublin (1993); UCD training course: Environmental Hydrology (1993); CEMP/IEA International Workshop on the Effectiveness of Env. Ass., Banchory, Scotland (1994); TCD Intensive training course on Irish Environmental Law (1994); ERP Env.: International Sustainable Development Conference, Manchester, UK (1995); ERP Env.: Eco-Management & Audit Conference, Leeds, UK (1996); Position paper on environmental impact of CAP reform to EU ENVECO group, Brussels (1997); IAIA International Conference and workshops, Christchurch, New Zealand (1998); EPA/IPA Seminar on the environmental impact of waste management facilities, Athlone (1999); IAIA International Conference and workshops, Glasgow, Scotland (1999); ERP Env.: Eco-Management & Audit Conference, Leeds (1999); IAIA International Conference and workshops, Hong Kong (2000); IAIA International Conference and workshops, Cartegena, Colombia (2001); IAIA International Conference and workshops, Den Hague, Netherlands (2002); Health Impact Assessment Training Course, University of Liverpool (2002); Training Workshop 'Putting the SEA directive into place', EIA Centre, Manchester (2003); IAIA International Conference and workshops, Marrakech, Morocco (2003); Department of Health/IPH Ireland Seminar on HIA, Dublin (2003); IAIA International Conference and workshops, Vancouver, Canada (2004); SEA Directive 2001/42/EC: Seminar for Regional and Planning Authorities, DEHLG, Dublin (2004); EPA/Probiogas Anaerobic Digestion Workshop, Tullamore (2005); IAIA International Conference and workshops, Boston, USA (2005); IAIA International Conference on SEA, Prague (2005); IAIA International Conference and workshops, Stavanger, Norway (2006); DEHLG/EPA Seminar: Land-use Planning and SEA Implementation - Improving the quality: Current practice and lessons learned, Mullingar (2006);

Publications

Books

Fry, John & Eamon Ó Catháin; (1981) The First Irish Folk Guide 1981. : Yahoo Publications. [Details]

Book Chapters

Convery, Frank; John Fry; Alan Matthews; Siobhan O'Shea and Anne Pender, 2002. In: (eds.) ''. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp 248-274.; (2002) 'European Union agri-environmental policy: Issues and potential' In: J Peter Clinch, Kai Schlegelmilch, Rolf-Ulrich Sprenger and Ursula Triebswetter (eds). Greening the budget: Budgetary policies for environmental improvement. , pp.248-277 [Details]
D. John Fry, Gerry C. Douglas and N. Th. Saieed; (1997) 'Somaclonal variation in Populus: An evaluation' In: Klopfenstein, N.B; Chun, Y.W; Kim, M.-S; Ahuja, M.R (eds). Micropropagation, genetic engineering, and molecular biology of Populus. , pp.33-43 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Cummins, Enda; Pat Grace; John Fry; Kevin McDonnell and Shane Ward ; (2002) 'BSE: Risk, uncertainty and policy change'. Risk Health, Safety and Environment, 13 (1&2):95-113. [Details]
Saieed, N.Th., G.Douglas and D.J.Fry; (1994) 'Induction and stability of somaclonal variation in growth, leaf phenotype and gas exchange characteristics of poplar regenerated from callus culture'. Tree Physiology, 14 :1-16. [Details]
Saieed, N.Th., G.Douglas and D.J.Fry; (1994) 'Somaclonal variation in growth, leaf phenotype and gas exchange characteristics of poplar: utilization of leaf morphotype as a basis for selection'. Tree Physiology, 14 :17-26. [Details]
Fry, John & Alan J Fletcher; (1992) 'The Kilkenny Morries, 1610'. Folk Music Journal, 6 (3):381-382. [Details]
Fry. D.J.; (1983) 'The effects of growth regulators on shoot extension and leaf retention in Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr.)'. Irish Forestry, 40 (1):20-32. [Details]
Fry, D.J. and I.D.J.Phillips; (1977) 'Photosynthesis of conifers in relation to annual growth cycles and dry matter producetion. II. Seasonal photosynthetic capacity and mesophyll ultrastructure in Abies grandis, Picea sitchensis, Tsuga heterophylla and Larix leptolepis growing in S.W. England'. Physiologia Plantarum, 40 :300-306. [Details]
Fry, D.J. and I.D.J.Phillips; (1976) 'Photosynthesis of conifers in relation to annual growth cycles and dry matter production. I: Some C4 characteristics in photosynthesis in Japanese Larch (Larix leptolepis)'. Physiologia Plantarum, 37 :185-190. [Details]

Other Journals

Fry, John; (1999) 'Can EIA deliver sustainable development?' Irish Planning and Environmental Law Journal 6 (1) :17-21. [Details]
Fry, John; (1998) 'The amended EIA Directive 1997' Irish Planning and Environmental Law Journal 5 (1) :7-12. [Details]
Fry, John; (1996) 'Assessing the impacts of assessment' Irish Planning and Environmental Law Journal 3 (4) :152-154. [Details]
Fry, John; (1996) 'EPA's draft Guidelines on EIA and Advice Notes' Irish Planning and Environmental Law Journal 3 (1) :11-12. [Details]
Fry, John; (1995) 'The meaning of Environment in EIA' Irish Planning and Environmental Law Journal 2 (2) :61-62. [Details]
Fry, John; (1994) 'EIA at SEA after Rio?' Irish Planning and Environmental Law Journal 1 (2) :62-64. [Details]

Conference Publications

Gonzalez, A; A Gilmer, R Foley, J Sweeney and J Fry, ; (2007) Geographic Information Systems in Strategic Environmental Assessment: Can Spatial Data Improve the Process? Growth, Conservation and Responsibility: 27th Annual IAIA Conference Seoul, South Korea, , 02-JUN-07 - 11-JUN-07 [Details]
Gonzalez, A; A Gilmer, R Foley, J Sweeney and J Fry, ; (2006) Technology and Public Participation Methods Power, Poverty and Sustainability: 26th Annual IAIA Conference Stavanger, Norway, , 23-MAY-06 - 26-MAY-06 [Details]
Gonzalez, A; A Gilmer, R Foley, J Sweeney and J Fry, ; (2005) New technologies promoting public involvement: An interactive tool to assist SEA 'International experience and perspectives in SEA': IAIA Special meeting Prague, Czech Republic, , 26-SEP-05 - 30-SEP-05 [Details]
Gonzalez, A; A Gilmer, R Foley, J Sweeney and J Fry, ; (2005) Dynamics of a decision support system in Strategic Environmental Assessment implementation Ethics and Quality: 25th Annual IAIA Conference Boston, USA, , 31-MAY-05 - 03-JUN-05 [Details]
Gonzalez, A; A Gilmer, R Foley, J Sweeney and J Fry; (2005) Aplicación de los Sistemas de Información Geográfica en la Evaluación Ambiental Estratégica y su Cointribución a la Toma de Decisiones III Congresso Nacional de Evaluación de Impacto Ambiental Pamplona, Spain, , 06-APR-05 - 09-APR-06 [Details]
Cummins, E., Grace, P., Fry, J., Ward, S. and McDonnell, K.; (2002) A risk assessment model for BSE International Conference and Workshop on Exposure Assessment of Zoonotic Foodborne Pathogens National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM, Bilhoven, Netherlands, , 07-MAR-02 - 08-MAR-02 [Details]
Segura, Cristina & John Fry.; (1999) Survey of the status of environmental accounting in Irish firms Eco-Management and Auditing Conference University of Leeds, Leeds, , 01-JUL-99 - 02-JUL-99 , pp.293-302 [Details]
McGinley, David; Mary Barry & John Fry.; (1999) IPODEC: A fresh approach to Dublin's waste management problem Eco-Management and Auditing Conference University of Leeds, Leeds, , 01-JUL-99 - 02-JUL-99 [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Impact Assessment strategies: especially Environmental impact Assessment (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA).

Environmental management (including wastes management).

Plant ecophysiology and Landscape Ecology.

Photosynthetic productivity of woody species.
     

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

Cross-Faculty development and delivery of the UCD Diploma in EIA Management since 1992 - now the UCD Prof. Diploma in EIA & SEA Management.


External Collaborators

University of Debrecen, Hungary/UCD: EU TEMPUS/PHARE funded ENVI-REG project to prepare and develop a Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment Management at the University of Debrecen, Hungary for academic year 2000-2001. 

University of Debrecen, Hungary/National Technical University Athens, Greece/UCD: EU TEMPUS funded project for delivery of an Environmental Management Specialst Programme of training for the University of University of Zagreb, Croatia (2005-8).