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2016 Irish Section Conference

Advances in Technology and Analysis in Ecological Assessment

10-11 February 2016, Co. Wicklow

Biographies and Abstracts

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Conference presentations can be downloaded below. Please click the presentation title to download a PDF version

Biodiversity Data and Informatics: opportunities and challenges for the 21st Century
Liam Lysaght (National Biodiversity Data Centre)

ERICA: a web application for assigning vegetation data to the Irish Vegetation Classification
Dr Phillip Perrin CEnv MCIEEM (BEC Consultants)

Delivering a national infrastructure: Ireland's Seabed Mapping, the INFOMAR programme
Koen Verbruggen (GSI)

INFOMAR application of integrated mapping approaches and technologies to deliver baseline seabed and marine habitat mapping for Ireland
Thomas Furey (Marine Institute)

Using the IPad for Habitat Mapping and Ecological Field Surveys
Dr Patrick Crushell MCIEEM (Wetland Surveys Ireland); Dr Peter Foss MCIEEM (Wetland Surveys Ireland); Dr Phillip Perrin CEnv MCIEEM (BEC Consultants); Dr George F Smith CEcol MCIEEM (Blackthorn Ecology)

Bat survey equipment and software technologies - An Introduction for people new to bat surveys
Dr Tina Aughney (Bat Conservation Ireland)

Improving our understanding of bird ecology & movements
Niall Tierney & Helen Boland (Birdwatch Ireland)

Non-invasive collection of mammalian samples for DNA analysis
Dr Peter Turner (Molecular Ecology Research Group, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)); Dr Chris Smal MCIEEM (Faunal specialist, Ecological Solutions)
(not available)

Bringing a digital workflow to you job - making the most of information & location technologies
Gearoid O Riain (Compass Informatics)

Using GIS and LiDAR to assess the ecological condition and restoration potential of raised bogs in Ireland
Francis Mackin (RPS)

Data analysis for complete, precise and definitive results
Dr Andrew Jackson (School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin)

Collision modelling and avoidance rates at offshore wind farms
Dr Aonghais Cook (British Trust for Ornithology)

From Counts to Policy: Processing analysis and interpretation of large-scale datasets
Dr Olivia Crowe (Birdwatch Ireland)

Advantages and constraints of avian radar data for assessment and mitigation of avian mortality and wind farms
Dr Karen Voltura (DeTect)

The role of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in habitat assessment, with a brief introduction to laser scanning as an assessment tool
UAVs presentation
Laser scanning presentation
Liam Murphy and Enda Nolan (UAVs), Jeff Hott (Laser Scanning) (Coastway Surveys)

Conference Posters:

Jacobs GIS Tricks Handout

Mapping Made Easy Poster