Our blog series includes the A-Z of Environmental and Sustainability Research, a new series of short essays by UCD postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers, technical and research support staff, about their work. The series is developed and curated by the Earth Institute Associate Member Committee and our Communications and Engagement Officer Liz Bruton.
If you'd like to submit a piece for the A-Z series or have a suggestion for another topic we should cover do get in touch!
A is for Anthropocene
Nick Scroxton from the UCD School of Earth Sciences asks whether the vast scale of human change to our planet has instigated a new period of geological time, and if so, when did it start?Read more
B is for Bees
Katherine Burns from the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science tells us why solitary bees are the working single mothers of the pollinator world and explains what we can do to support them.Read more
C is for Cannabis
Caroline Dowling from the UCD School Biology and Environmental Science tells us why Cannabis is a most versatile yet misunderstood crop, with uses in medicine, energy, construction and more.Read more
D is for Degrowth
Ciarán O'Brien, a recent graduate of the MSc in Sustainable Development in UCD, discusses the idea of degrowth, which critiques global capitalism's pursuit of growth, and advocates for societal transformations to ensure a good life for all within planetary boundaries.Read more
E is for Education
Georgina Fagan, a recent graduate of the MSc in Environmental Sustainability in UCD, discusses how climate change will impact us all but most of all our youth and captures the views and concerns of children aged 12-16 in relation to climate change.Read more
F is for Finance
Dr Shane McGuinness, a Research Fellow in the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy at UCD and member of the UCD Earth Institute Associate Members Committee, outlines how, like anything in life, money matters in conservation and how large-scale investment can be attracted to conservation.Read more