Dr. Dara Stanley, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science awarded ‘Founders Prize’ by British Ecological Society.Dr. Dara Stanley a Lecturer in Applied Entomology and agro-ecologist at the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science has been awarded ‘Founders Prize’ by British Ecological Society. This Prize is awarded to an outstanding early career ecologist who is starting to make a significant contribution to the science of ecology.
Irish Soil Moisture Monitoring Network (ISMON) launchedA new Irish Soil Moisture Monitoring Network (ISMON) has been launched with the project being jointly led by UCD, Met Éireann and Teagasc . The UCD Long-term Grazing Platform at UCD Lyons Research Farm will be one of ten stations across Ireland where soil moisture conditions will be monitored.
Blue light may hold the key for improving coat condition in horses with PPIDResearchers at the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science have announced a collaboration with colleagues at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Centre for a large-scale study to investigate the effects of blue light treatment in PPID horses over a 12-month period. The UCD team are recruiting interest from owners of horses and ponies with PPID.
Creating a university evolution garden: An integrated learning approach for teaching land plant evolutionA recent paper published by Dr. Caroline Elliott Kingston, Head of Horticulture, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science discussing turning the awarding winner UCD Bloom Garden "Evolution of Land Plants Garden" into a teaching & outreach resource.
New Dean of Agriculture and Head of School appointed at UCD School of Agriculture and Food ScienceProfessor Frank Monahan has been appointed to the role of Dean of Agriculture and Head of School, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science from September 1st, 2021.
UCD AgSoc gifts €15,000 to charity despite COVID-19 restrictions hampering fundraising drive
Despite significant challenges posed by COVID-19 restrictions, which has kept most people off campus for much of the academic year, members of the society presented two cheques totalling €7,500 each to representatives from Strange Boat and Embrace Farm.
Soapbox Science Dublin returns on 3rd July organised by staff from the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.
Twelve (12) female scientists are set to talk about their research in areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) at Soapbox Science Dublin 2021.
The event will involve speakers from University College Dublin (UCD), Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University, Department of Agriculture Food, and the Marine (DAFM) and RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences.
UCD to host virtual Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition Summer School
The UCD Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition Virtual Summer School 2020 will take place on Thursday, 10th June at 11.30am. This years’ programme has once again been tailored from an on-campus event to an exciting interactive virtual experience. The event is aimed at Transition Year, 5th year and 6th year secondary school students who are considering their CAO applications, and will provide an overview of some of the opportunities and expertise available at the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science.
The UCD & Macra Agricultural Skillnet Master's in Agricultural Extension & Innovation is now open for applications for 2021 entry.
The Master's in Agricultural Extension & Innovation is a two-year part-time distance learning programme aimed at individuals employed in roles working directly with farmers. This is the fourth year that UCD and Macra Agricultural Skillnet have collaborated on this partially funded programme.
Ground-nesting bird populations are more likely to be in decline than any other European bird speciesA recent study conducted by Dr. Barry McMahon, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science found ground-nesting bird populations are more likely to be in decline than any other European bird species, with 74% showing evidence of a long-term drop in numbers.
The UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science will host two online information events on 28th and 29th April to provide an overview of the 14 entry routes available to students entering in September 2021.UCD staff members will provide information on entry requirements, career opportunities and subject choices along with study abroad opportunities and professional work experience which is consistently rated as a highlight of the programme by students. Current students will discuss their experience of studying at the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science and the event will conclude with a live Q & A session.
Applications are now open for the Walsh Scholarships Knowledge Transfer Programmes 2021.The MSc Agricultural Extension and Innovation and MSc Agricultural Innovation Support are collaborative funded programmes delivered by UCD and Teagasc for graduates with an interest and ambition to work in advisory and education roles. Applications are now open for September 2021 entry.
Agri Aware and UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science launch Essential Experiments video series for Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science Students.Agri Aware and UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science have come to the assistance of Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science students by developing a new curriculum-linked experiment video series to aid them in their studies. This is in response to the challenges of school closures and changes to the Agricultural Science curriculum. The Essential Experiments series contains at least 11 experiments that cover mandatory, Leaving Cert Agricultural Science experiment topics such as soils, milk quality and crop science and we developed by UCD academic staff.
Making Rural Ireland Resilient
A recent paper published by NESC (National Economic & Social Council) authored by Dr Edel Kelly, Dr Karen Keaveney and Dr Anne Markey from the UCD School of Agriculture explores "Challenges and Opportunities for Rural Ireland and the Agricultural Sector"
UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science celebrate International Women's DayTo mark International Women’s Day 2021 the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science launched a series of short videos to celebrate the enormous contribution of their female graduates to the Agri-Food sector.
UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science launch new podcoast series "Agrifood Matters"AgriFood Matters is an exciting new monthly podcast series developed by the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science featuring leading academic staff at UCD in the area of Agriculture, Food Science and Human Nutrition.
UCD expands Agricultural Science DN250 offering for 2021 EntryFrom September 2021, a reconfiguration of some existing programme codes and entry routes will provide students with more choice and time to select their preferred programme at UCD. Students selecting Agricultural Science DN250 (No Preference) will now have 11 exciting programme options to choose from including Dairy Business, Agri-Environmental Sciences, Forestry and Horticulture which were accessible via different CAO codes last year.
UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science Researcher awarded as Top Ranked Postgraduate of the Year in STEMDr Tara Dirilgen, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science received the ‘Thomas Mitchell Medal of Excellence’ at this year’s Irish Research Council (IRC) Research Awards.
The ‘Thomas Mitchell Medal of Excellence’ is awarded for being the top-ranked postdoctoral researcher in the STEM category and is one of four ‘Medals of Excellence’ present to early-career researchers at the annual Research of the Year Awards.