Botany at Trinity College Dublin is a highly active research area. Research activity ranges from molecular and physiological processes to whole organisms, populations, communities and ecosystems. All of our research is highly topical including past and future climate change, biodiversity and conservation, and sustainable agricultural production and waste water treatment. Our particular strengths lie in the areas of phylogenetics, systematics and taxonomy, ecophysiology , terrestrial plant ecology, plant-animal interactions, water technology, conservation, phenology and palaeoecology.
Our staff secure substantial amounts of research funding (>€9million since 2004) and supervise many postgraduate students and research assistants. In addition, a substantial number of research fellows contribute significantly to our research programme which is also supported by a number of skilled technicians. Research outputs are also impressive, with many publications in international peer-review journals a year.
In addition to having forged sustainable collaborations at a national and international level, we have strong collaborative links both within the School and throughout the university itself. We have extensive worldwide collaboration, in particular throughout Europe, North and South America, east Africa, south east Asia and Australia.