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2018 Irish Conference

Making Mitigation Work

26 April 2018, Dublin

Biographies and Abstracts

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Keynote Speaker: Mitigation, monitoring and me

Stephanie Wray CEcol CEnv FCIEEM, CIEEM President

The N11 badger project – a mitigation case study

Enda Mullen, District Conservation Officer, National Parks and Wildlife Service

Understanding the population effects and individual behavioral response of Barn Owls Tyto alba to major road networks to inform mitigation requirements

John Lusby, Conservation Officer, BirdWatch Ireland

Rare plant translocations: successes and failures

Simon Barron CEnv MCIEEM, Director of Ecology, BEC Consultants

The Kerry slug experience at Galway Wind Farm – from planning to construction

Katherine Kelleher MCIEEM, Director & Principal Ecologist, Kelleher Ecology Services & Kim O’Meara, Ecological Clerk of Works with Roadbridge

Having to mitigate for lamprey – something you might not have reckoned on

Dr. James King, Senior Research Officer, Inland Fisheries Ireland

Getting mitigation incorporated early in the planning process: From mitigation identified in Local Area Plans to onsite works

Hans Visser, Biodiversity officer, Fingal County Council

An evidence-based approach to developing effective mitigation: case studies from high voltage transmission projects

Maeve Flynn MCIEEM, Senior Ecologist and Environmental Coordinator, EirGrid

New procedures, leaving space for nature. A look at the River Dodder flood alleviation scheme

Joint talk by Tony Brew, OPW Environment Section and Fiach O’Keefe, OPW

Measurable Mitigation – from project conception to delivery

Joint talk by Kate Harrington MCIEEM & Daireann McDonnell, Irish Water & Irish Water Consultant

Forestry in Ireland – overview of mitigation past present and future

Kathy Duff MCIEEM, Forest Service Ecologist, Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine