Dr Fabio Delle Grazie
I am a research assistant in the Botany Department working with Jane Stout on the project Farm Zero C, which aims to make dairy farms carbon neutral, while enhancing biodiversity. I am building Natural Capital accounts and quantifying the ecosystem services of several dairy farms in West Cork.
Originally graduated in Geology, I studied the ecosystem services of turloughs during my PhD at Trinity College and also completed MSc’s in Agronomy at Copenhagen University and Environmental Biogeochemistry at Newcastle University.
I have a passion for natural system analysis and want to make a contribution in the fight against climate change. I have a deep interest in soils and their ecosystem services as well as plants.
My long-term career goal is to research the interactions between biota and soils in solving problems like climate change and sustainable agricultural production.
When not working I like hiking, exercising and practising Tai Chi Chuan and yoga. And of course the odd glass of beer or red wine.
Farm Zero C project:
Delle Grazie, F.M. and Gill, L.W., 2022. Review of the Ecosystem Services of Temperate Wetlands and Their Valuation Tools. Water, 14(9), p.1345.
Lopez-Rayo, S., Laursen, K. H., Lekfeldt, J. D., Delle Grazie, F., & Magid, J., 2016. Long-term amendment of urban and animal wastes equivalent to more than 100 years of application had minimal effect on plant uptake of potentially toxic elements. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 231, 44-53.