Symposium on Mapping Ecosystem Services in Ireland: February 16th 2015


  • February 16, 2015
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

The sustainable management of our natural capital, facilitated by mapping and assessing the condition of our ecosystems and the provision of ecosystem services, is now a national (Actions for Biodiversity 2011-2016, Target 3) and international imperative (EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, Action 5; CBD Strategic Plan 2011-2020, Target 2). A Working Group on Mapping and (more…)

All-Ireland Pollinator Symposium


  • February 17, 2015
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

An All-Ireland Pollinator Action Plan 2015-2020 is currently being developed. It is being led by the National Biodiversity Data Centre and the Pollination Ecology Research Group in TCD. The Action Plan provides an important framework to bring together pollinator initiatives across the island of Ireland, and is the start of a process by which we (more…)

Seaweed diversity explained: how to identify it and what to do with it


  • February 21, 2015
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Leader: Dr Dagmar Stengel (NUI Galway) Date: Saturday 21 February Venue: NUI Galway Time: 10am – 4pm Fee: 20 Level: Beginners and intermediates (more…)

Mapping biological records with QGIS (Advanced)


  • March 4, 2015
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Leader: Dr George Smith Date: Wednesday 4 March Venue: National Biodiversity Data Centre, Waterford Time: 10am – 4pm Fee: €50 Level: Advanced – aimed at professional ecologist (more…)

Annual Meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists 2015

Event Phone: 051306240


  • Annual Meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists
    March 6, 2015
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Annual Meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists 2015  When: Friday 6th March 2015 Where: GMIT, Galway Organising committee: Dr Mary Kelly-Quinn (UCD), Dr Simon Harrison (UCC), Pascal Sweeney (Sweeney Consultancy), Dr Ian Donohue (TCD), Maria Walsh (National Biodiversity Data Centre), Dr Heather Lally (GMIT). The 2015 Annual Meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists will focus on ‘Rare (more…)

Introduction to habitat mapping


  • March 11, 2015
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Leader: Dr George Smith Date: Wednesday 11 March Venue: National Biodiversity Data Centre, Waterford Time: 10am – 4pm Fee: €50 Level: Advanced – aimed at professional ecologist (more…)

Mammal tracking


  • Mammal tracking
    April 11, 2015
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In conjunction with Mammals in a sustainable Environment (MISE) Leader: Dr Denise O’Meara & Andrew Harrington (MISE) Date: Saturday 11 April Venue: National Biodiversity Data Centre, Waterford Time: 10am – 4pm Fee: €10 Level: All (more…)

Identifying and recording Ireland’s ladybirds – Dublin


  • Ladybirds
    May 9, 2015
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In conjunction with the National Botanic Gardens Leader: Gill Weyman Date: Saturday 9 May Venue: National Botanic Gardens Time: 10am – 4pm Fee: €20 Level: Beginners & intermediates (more…)

Pollinators for beginners


  • Pollinators
    May 9, 2015
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Learn about Ireland’s pollinators. This workshop will give you an introduction to solitary bee and hoverfly identification and teach you how to identify 30 common species.

Introduction to marine invertebrates


  • Marine invertebrates
    May 16, 2015
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In conjunction with Seasearch Ireland Leader: Dr Tim Butter (Seasearch Ireland) Date: Saturday 16 May Venue: Curragh Sub Aqua Club, Sandycove, Co. Dublin Time: 10am – 4pm Fee: €20 Level: Beginners & intermediates (more…)