A web page for keeping up to date with current plant research in Ireland relevant to the conservation of the Irish Flora


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21 August 2009


Agricultural Ecology

A vegetation information system for grassland habitats in Ireland
Does plant diversity stabilise ecosystem function?
Species-rich field margins in grass-based farming systems
Identifying High Nature Value farmland in the west of Ireland

Agri-Environmental schemes

Assessing the wildlife value of existing Rural Environment Protection Schemes (REPS), and reviewing available research to identify the rationale for agri-environmental measures.
Improving the delivery of advice from conservation ecology to REPS
Identifying High Nature Value farmland in the west of Ireland

Alnus

Improving the uniformity and quality of broadleaf planting stock

Apples

Genetic diversity of old Irish Apple cultivars

Aquatic Plants

Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration of Natural Communities in Ireland (CAISIE)
Invasive freshwater plants: distribution, impacts and potential spread
Invasive Aquatic Plants in Northern Ireland

Archives

On-line resources for the study of the Irish Flora

Arctic-alpines

Investigating Rare Willows in Ireland – Remnants of an Arctic Past

Arenaria

Biogeography of Irish Arctic-Alpine Caryophyllaceae

Azolla filiculoides

Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration of Natural Communities in Ireland (CAISIE)

Best Practice

Assessing the wildlife value of existing Rural Environment Protection Schemes (REPS), and reviewing available research to identify the rationale for agri-environmental measures.

Betula

Improving the uniformity and quality of broadleaf planting stock

Bibliography

Compiling an annotated bibliography to the Irish vascular plant flora

Biodiversity

Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on plant diversity in Irish native woodland

Biogeography

Biogeography of Irish Arctic-Alpine Caryophyllaceae
Floras of the Irish Isles
Conservation of Juniper in Ireland
Distribution and genetic diversity of Ranunculus fluitans

Brassica napus

Sectoral impacts on pollinators and pollination services

Brassicaceae

Sectoral impacts on pollinators and pollination services

Bryophytes

Montane heath and bryophyte plant communities of the western Irish mountains and their potential response to climate change

bryophytes and vascular plants

Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on plant diversity in Irish native woodland

Bryum uliginosum

Conservation and monitoring of rare and threatened bryophyte species in Ireland

Burren

Interactive flora of the Burren, Ireland
Biodiversity of plants and molluscs in woodland, scrub and grassland habitats in a limestone landscape – effects of the removal of grazing.

Callitriche

Floating River Vegetation – A Review of the Habitat Description and its Distribution in Ireland

Carpobrotus edulis

Eradication of Carpobrotus edulis on Howth Head and restoration of cliff habitats

Catascopium nigritum

Conservation and monitoring of rare and threatened bryophyte species in Ireland

Census

The Conservation Status of Simethis planifolia (Kerry Lily) in Ireland

chilling

Improving the uniformity and quality of broadleaf planting stock

Clare

Interactive flora of the Burren, Ireland

Clare Island

Botanical re-survey of Clare Island

Climate change

Montane heath and bryophyte plant communities of the western Irish mountains and their potential response to climate change

Conservation

Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration of Natural Communities in Ireland (CAISIE)
Conservation and monitoring of rare and threatened bryophyte species in Ireland
Assessing the Conservation Status of Turloughs
Recovery of the Irish Fleabane – Inula salicina
Conservation of Juniper in Ireland
Genetic effects of woodland fragmentation: a case study of Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus)
Distribution and genetic diversity of Ranunculus fluitans
Eradication of Carpobrotus edulis on Howth Head and restoration of cliff habitats
Conservation and monitoring of Killarney fern (Trichomanes speciosum) in Ireland

Crassula helmsii

Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration of Natural Communities in Ireland (CAISIE)

Cultivation

Recovery of the Irish Fleabane – Inula salicina

Daboecia

Irish Flora

Dicots

Interactive flora of the Burren, Ireland

Diptera

Sectoral impacts on pollinators and pollination services

Ditrichum cornubicum

Conservation and monitoring of rare and threatened bryophyte species in Ireland

DNA barcoding

Genetic diversity of old Irish Apple cultivars

Dunes

Sustainability of grazing on sand dune systems

ecohydrology

Assessing the Conservation Status of Turloughs

Elodea nuttallii

Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration of Natural Communities in Ireland (CAISIE)

energy crops

Sectoral impacts on pollinators and pollination services

Eradication

Eradication of Gunnera tinctoria on Clare Island, Co Mayo

Eriocaulon

Irish Flora

Euonymus

Improving the uniformity and quality of broadleaf planting stock

ex situ conservation

Recovery of the Irish Fleabane – Inula salicina

Fallopia japonica

Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration of Natural Communities in Ireland (CAISIE)

Farmland Wildlife

Assessing the wildlife value of existing Rural Environment Protection Schemes (REPS), and reviewing available research to identify the rationale for agri-environmental measures.
Improving the delivery of advice from conservation ecology to REPS

Fen

Efficacy of sod removal in regenerating fen vegetation

Fertiliser

Improving the uniformity and quality of broadleaf planting stock

Flora

Interactive flora of the Burren, Ireland

Floristics

On-line resources for the study of the Irish Flora
Floras of the Irish Isles
Botanical re-survey of Clare Island
The vascular flora of Lambay
Irish Flora

Fragmentation, habitats

Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on plant diversity in Irish native woodland

Frangula alnus

Genetic effects of woodland fragmentation: a case study of Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

Fraxinus

Improving the uniformity and quality of broadleaf planting stock

Galway

Interactive flora of the Burren, Ireland

Genetic

Conservation and monitoring of rare and threatened bryophyte species in Ireland
Biogeography of Irish Arctic-Alpine Caryophyllaceae
Floating River Vegetation – A Review of the Habitat Description and its Distribution in Ireland
Investigating gene diversity in temperature-related genes in Aspen
Investigating Rare Willows in Ireland – Remnants of an Arctic Past
The Conservation Status of Simethis planifolia (Kerry Lily) in Ireland
The Conservation Status of Simethis planifolia (Kerry Lily) in Ireland
Distribution and genetic diversity of Ranunculus fluitans
Conservation and monitoring of Killarney fern (Trichomanes speciosum) in Ireland

Germination

Improving the uniformity and quality of broadleaf planting stock

Grasses

Assessing the Conservation Status of Turloughs

Grassland

A vegetation information system for grassland habitats in Ireland
Biodiversity of plants and molluscs in woodland, scrub and grassland habitats in a limestone landscape – effects of the removal of grazing.

Grazing

Biodiversity of plants and molluscs in woodland, scrub and grassland habitats in a limestone landscape – effects of the removal of grazing.
Sustainability of grazing on sand dune systems

Gunnera tinctoria

Eradication of Gunnera tinctoria on Clare Island, Co Mayo
Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration of Natural Communities in Ireland (CAISIE)

Habitat

Conservation of Juniper in Ireland

Habitat Monitoring

Floating River Vegetation – A Review of the Habitat Description and its Distribution in Ireland

Habitat Restoration

Assessing the wildlife value of existing Rural Environment Protection Schemes (REPS), and reviewing available research to identify the rationale for agri-environmental measures.

Heracleum mantegazzianum

Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration of Natural Communities in Ireland (CAISIE)

HNV farmland

Identifying High Nature Value farmland in the west of Ireland

Hybrisation

Distribution and genetic diversity of Ranunculus fluitans

Hymenophyllum tunbrigense

Fine-spatial Paleoecological Investigations Towards Reconstructing Late Holocene Environmental Change, Landscape Evolution, and Farming Activity in Barrees, Beara Peninsula, Southwestern Ireland

Hymenophyllum wilsonii

Fine-spatial Paleoecological Investigations Towards Reconstructing Late Holocene Environmental Change, Landscape Evolution, and Farming Activity in Barrees, Beara Peninsula, Southwestern Ireland

Hymenoptera

Sectoral impacts on pollinators and pollination services

Impatiens glandulifera

Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration of Natural Communities in Ireland (CAISIE)

In vitro cultivation

Conservation and monitoring of rare and threatened bryophyte species in Ireland
Conservation and monitoring of Killarney fern (Trichomanes speciosum) in Ireland

Inula salicina

Recovery of the Irish Fleabane – Inula salicina

Invasive alien species

Eradication of Gunnera tinctoria on Clare Island, Co Mayo
Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration of Natural Communities in Ireland (CAISIE)
Invasive freshwater plants: distribution, impacts and potential spread
Invasive Aquatic Plants in Northern Ireland
Sustainability of grazing on sand dune systems
Current distribution of Cordgrass (Spartina anglica) in Northern Ireland
Eradication of Carpobrotus edulis on Howth Head and restoration of cliff habitats

Islands

Floras of the Irish Isles

Juniperus

Conservation of Juniper in Ireland

key

Interactive flora of the Burren, Ireland

Lagarosiphon major

Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration of Natural Communities in Ireland (CAISIE)

Lambay

The vascular flora of Lambay

landscape ecology

Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on plant diversity in Irish native woodland

Leiocolea rutheana var. rutheana

Conservation and monitoring of rare and threatened bryophyte species in Ireland

Lichens (uncertain)

Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on plant diversity in Irish native woodland

Lotus corniculatus

Sectoral impacts on pollinators and pollination services

management

Assessing the Conservation Status of Turloughs

mass flowering crops

Sectoral impacts on pollinators and pollination services

Meadow

Kilmacurragh Arboretum Native Meadow Restoration Trials

microsatellites

Investigating Rare Willows in Ireland – Remnants of an Arctic Past

Minuartia

Biogeography of Irish Arctic-Alpine Caryophyllaceae

Mollusc

Biodiversity of plants and molluscs in woodland, scrub and grassland habitats in a limestone landscape – effects of the removal of grazing.

Monitoring

Conservation and monitoring of rare and threatened bryophyte species in Ireland
Assessing the Conservation Status of Turloughs
Conservation of Juniper in Ireland
Conservation and monitoring of Killarney fern (Trichomanes speciosum) in Ireland

Mountains

Montane heath and bryophyte plant communities of the western Irish mountains and their potential response to climate change

Myrica gale

Fine-spatial Paleoecological Investigations Towards Reconstructing Late Holocene Environmental Change, Landscape Evolution, and Farming Activity in Barrees, Beara Peninsula, Southwestern Ireland

Najas

Irish Flora

National Strategy for Plant Conservation (Target 1 & 3)

On-line resources for the study of the Irish Flora

National Strategy for Plant Conservation (Target 5)

Improving the delivery of advice from conservation ecology to REPS

National Strategy for Plant Conservation (Target 6)

Assessing the wildlife value of existing Rural Environment Protection Schemes (REPS), and reviewing available research to identify the rationale for agri-environmental measures.
Identifying High Nature Value farmland in the west of Ireland

National Strategy for Plant Conservation (Target 8)

Conservation and monitoring of rare and threatened bryophyte species in Ireland
Recovery of the Irish Fleabane – Inula salicina
Conservation and monitoring of Killarney fern (Trichomanes speciosum) in Ireland

National Strategy for Plant Conservation (Target 10)

Eradication of Gunnera tinctoria on Clare Island, Co Mayo
Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration of Natural Communities in Ireland (CAISIE)
Invasive freshwater plants: distribution, impacts and potential spread
Invasive Aquatic Plants in Northern Ireland
Sustainability of grazing on sand dune systems
Current distribution of Cordgrass (Spartina anglica) in Northern Ireland
Eradication of Carpobrotus edulis on Howth Head and restoration of cliff habitats

native woodland

Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on plant diversity in Irish native woodland

Neolithic

Fine-spatial Paleoecological Investigations Towards Reconstructing Late Holocene Environmental Change, Landscape Evolution, and Farming Activity in Barrees, Beara Peninsula, Southwestern Ireland

Orchids, varfious

Irish Flora

Paludella squarrosa

Conservation and monitoring of rare and threatened bryophyte species in Ireland

Petalophyllum ralfsii

Conservation and monitoring of rare and threatened bryophyte species in Ireland

Phenology

Investigating gene diversity in temperature-related genes in Aspen

photography

Interactive flora of the Burren, Ireland

Plaeoenvironment

Fine-spatial Paleoecological Investigations Towards Reconstructing Late Holocene Environmental Change, Landscape Evolution, and Farming Activity in Barrees, Beara Peninsula, Southwestern Ireland

Poaceae

Sectoral impacts on pollinators and pollination services

Pollen

Fine-spatial Paleoecological Investigations Towards Reconstructing Late Holocene Environmental Change, Landscape Evolution, and Farming Activity in Barrees, Beara Peninsula, Southwestern Ireland

pollination services

Sectoral impacts on pollinators and pollination services

Pollinators

Sectoral impacts on pollinators and pollination services

Population

The Conservation Status of Simethis planifolia (Kerry Lily) in Ireland
Genetic effects of woodland fragmentation: a case study of Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus)

Populus

Investigating gene diversity in temperature-related genes in Aspen

Potamogeton

Floating River Vegetation – A Review of the Habitat Description and its Distribution in Ireland

Praeger

Botanical re-survey of Clare Island
The vascular flora of Lambay

Quercus robur

Improving the uniformity and quality of broadleaf planting stock

Radiocarbon

Fine-spatial Paleoecological Investigations Towards Reconstructing Late Holocene Environmental Change, Landscape Evolution, and Farming Activity in Barrees, Beara Peninsula, Southwestern Ireland

Ranunculus

Floating River Vegetation – A Review of the Habitat Description and its Distribution in Ireland

Ranunculus fluitans

Distribution and genetic diversity of Ranunculus fluitans

Raphanus raphanistrum

Sectoral impacts on pollinators and pollination services

REPS

Assessing the wildlife value of existing Rural Environment Protection Schemes (REPS), and reviewing available research to identify the rationale for agri-environmental measures.
Improving the delivery of advice from conservation ecology to REPS

Restoration

Eradication of Gunnera tinctoria on Clare Island, Co Mayo
Control of Aquatic Invasive Species and Restoration of Natural Communities in Ireland (CAISIE)
Kilmacurragh Arboretum Native Meadow Restoration Trials
Efficacy of sod removal in regenerating fen vegetation
Eradication of Carpobrotus edulis on Howth Head and restoration of cliff habitats

Salix herbacea; Salix phylicifolia

Investigating Rare Willows in Ireland – Remnants of an Arctic Past

Salt Marsh

Current distribution of Cordgrass (Spartina anglica) in Northern Ireland

Scrub

Biodiversity of plants and molluscs in woodland, scrub and grassland habitats in a limestone landscape – effects of the removal of grazing.

Sedges

Assessing the Conservation Status of Turloughs

Seed

Improving the uniformity and quality of broadleaf planting stock

Seed banks

Kilmacurragh Arboretum Native Meadow Restoration Trials

Simethis planifolia

The Conservation Status of Simethis planifolia (Kerry Lily) in Ireland

SNPs

Investigating gene diversity in temperature-related genes in Aspen

Sorbus

Improving the uniformity and quality of broadleaf planting stock

Spartina

Current distribution of Cordgrass (Spartina anglica) in Northern Ireland

Spartina anglica

Current distribution of Cordgrass (Spartina anglica) in Northern Ireland

Species lists

On-line resources for the study of the Irish Flora

Taxonomy general

On-line resources for the study of the Irish Flora

Trichomanes speciosum

Fine-spatial Paleoecological Investigations Towards Reconstructing Late Holocene Environmental Change, Landscape Evolution, and Farming Activity in Barrees, Beara Peninsula, Southwestern Ireland
Conservation and monitoring of Killarney fern (Trichomanes speciosum) in Ireland

Turloughs

Assessing the Conservation Status of Turloughs

Ulex europaeus

Fine-spatial Paleoecological Investigations Towards Reconstructing Late Holocene Environmental Change, Landscape Evolution, and Farming Activity in Barrees, Beara Peninsula, Southwestern Ireland

Vascular plants

Floras of the Irish Isles
Biodiversity of plants and molluscs in woodland, scrub and grassland habitats in a limestone landscape – effects of the removal of grazing.

Vegetation

The Conservation Status of Simethis planifolia (Kerry Lily) in Ireland
Efficacy of sod removal in regenerating fen vegetation

Vegetation dynamics

Fine-spatial Paleoecological Investigations Towards Reconstructing Late Holocene Environmental Change, Landscape Evolution, and Farming Activity in Barrees, Beara Peninsula, Southwestern Ireland

Wildlife Management

Assessing the wildlife value of existing Rural Environment Protection Schemes (REPS), and reviewing available research to identify the rationale for agri-environmental measures.

Woodland

Biodiversity of plants and molluscs in woodland, scrub and grassland habitats in a limestone landscape – effects of the removal of grazing.