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Dr Jane Stout Senior Lecturer and Research Group leader Department of Botany,
School of Natural Sciences,
Trinity College Dublin,
Dublin2, Ireland

Email: stoutj@tcd.ie 
Tel: +353 1 8963761

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Research

My research expertise is in the field of ecology, with an emphasis on human impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services which are fundamental aspects of our Natural Capital. I seek to understand the processes and consequences of changes in land management and non-native species invasions, using plant-pollinator interactions as a model system. There is global concern over loss of pollination services and my research informs biodiversity conservation and agriculture, both nationally and internationally. I employ field-based experimental studies combined with laboratory analyses to characterise insect behaviour, plant breeding systems, biodiversity and conservation of pollinators and their impacts on plant population dynamics. My research programme is inter-disciplinary: my own expertise covers both botanical and zoological fields, but I also collaborate widely with geographers, socio-economists, chemists and molecular biologists, both nationally and internationally.

Current Research and Research Opportunities

I currently supervise several postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in TCD, and one at DCU, and co-ordinate the pollination aspect of the Birds, Bees and Butter project in West Africa. I am a member of the COST Network SuperB, Chair of the Irish Forum on Natural Capital, and Deputy Chair of the All Ireland Pollinator Plan. I am happy to consider applications from excellent and enthusiastic PhD and postdoctoral researchers (see http://www.tcd.ie/Botany/staff/stout/opportunities.php).

Recent projects and members of the group can be viewed here

Teaching

JF/1st year:

BY1102 Introduction to Evolution Biodiversity and the Environment (Co-ordinator)

JS/3rd year:

BO3120 Entomology (Co-ordinator)
BO3121 Field Skills in Plant and Environmental Science (Canary Islands) (Co-ordinator)
BO3109 Seminars, Tutorials and Workshops

SS/4th year:

BO4107 Plant-Animal Interactions (Co-ordinator)
BO4100/ES4014 Research Project Research Project
BO4106 Seminars, Tutorials and Workshops

MSc:

BD7056 Human-Biodiversity Interactions (Co-ordinator)
Plus Desk Studies, Project Planning and Research Projects

Selected Publications

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Last updated 30 March 2017 botany@tcd.ie.