Agricultural landscape in South East Ireland
Red tailed bumblebee – Bombus lapidarius
Introduced oyster – Crassostrea gigas
Bioenergy crop – Miscanthus x giganteus
Ireland's biggest oyster farm
Rocky bank – R50 road near Tralee, Co. Kerry
Motorway near Watergrasshill, Co. Cork
SIMBIOSYS Final Conference Programme
Trinity College Dublin, June 28th 2012
SIMBIOSYS Final Conference
Save-the-date - June 28th 2012
Bioenergy: Challange or support for the conservation of farmland biodiversity?
Synthesis report published
Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research Newsletter
Progress on SIMBIOSYS
Biodiversity and associated ecosystem services are fundamental to humanity but are threatened by human activity in a range of sectors. This project will quantify impacts of key sectoral activities in Ireland (in particular: cultivation of bioenergy crops, road landscaping and aquaculture) on genetic, species and landscape biodiversity and the ecosystem services they provide, including pollination, biological pest control, carbon sequestration and resistance to alien species invasion. In addition, we will test methods for mitigating impacts, carry out indepth strategic reviews in order to inform national policy decisions, and make recommendations for future strategic research and management.