Publications

Publications by our ecologists are listed below, including published papers, reports to statutory bodies and conference proceedings.  Selected publications can be downloaded from here or external websites; otherwise, please contact us for a copy.

Books and Published Reports

Smith, G.F., O’Donoghue, P., O’Hora, K. and Delaney, E. (2011) Best Practice Guidance for Habitat Survey and Management. Heritage Council, Kilkenny.  Download

Iremonger, S., O’Halloran, J., Kelly, D.L., Wilson, M.W., Smith, G.F., Gittings, T., Giller, P.S., Mitchell, F.J.G., Oxbrough, A., Coote, L., French, L., O’Donoghue, S., McKee, A.-M., Pithon, J., O’Sullivan, A., Neville, P., O’Donnell, V., Cummins, V., Kelly, T.C., & Dowding, P.  (2007) Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests. ERTDI Report Series No. 51. Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle.  Download

Contributor to:  Helms, J.A., ed. (1998)  The Dictionary of Forestry.  Society of American Foresters, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Journal Publications

Smith, G.F., O’Donoghue, P. and O’Brien, C. (2011) Sustaining High Nature Value farming systems: lessons from the west of Ireland. In Practice 71:22-25.

Smith, G.F., T. Gittings, M. Wilson, L. French, A. Oxbrough, S. O’Donoghue, J. O’Halloran, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, T. Kelly, S. Iremonger, V. O’Donnell, A.-M. McKee, P. Giller (2008)  Identifying practical indicators of biodiversity for stand-level management of plantation forests.  Biodiversity and Conservation 17: 991-1015.  Abstract

French, L.J., G.F. Smith, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, S. O’Donoghue, S.F. Iremonger and A.-M. McKee (2008)  Ground flora communities in temperate oceanic plantation forests and the influence of silvicultural, geographic and edaphic factors.  Forest Ecology and Management 255: 476-494. Abstract

Buscardo, E., G.F. Smith, D.L. Kelly, H. Freitas, S. Iremonger, F.J.G. Mitchell, S. O’Donoghue and A.-M. McKee (2008)  The early effects of afforestation on biodiversity of grasslands in Ireland.  Biodiversity and Conservation 17: 1057-1072. Abstract

Smith, G.F. (2008) Epilobium pedunculare A. Cunn. (Rockery Willowherb) new to Co. Laois.  Irish Naturalists’ Journal 29: 49-50. Abstract

Coote, L., G.F. Smith, D.L. Kelly, S. O’Donoghue, P. Dowding, S. Iremonger and F.J.G Mitchell (2007)  Epiphytes of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) plantations in Ireland and the effects of open spaces.  Biodiversity and Conservation 16: 4009-4024. Abstract

Smith, G.F., S. Iremonger, D.L. Kelly, S. O’Donoghue and F.J.G. Mitchell (2007)   Enhancing vegetation diversity in glades, rides and roads in plantation forests.  Biological Conservation 136: 283-294. Abstract

Oxbrough, A.G., T. Gittings, J. O’Halloran, P.S. Giller and G.F. Smith (2005) Structural indicators of spider assemblages across the forest plantation cycle. Forest Ecology and Management 212: 171-183. Abstract

Smith, G.F. and N.S. Nicholas (2000)  Size and age class distributions of Fraser fir following balsam woolly adelgid infestation.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 30: 948-957. Abstract

Smith, G.F. and N.S. Nicholas (1999)  Post-disturbance spruce-fir forest stand dynamics at seven disjunct sites.  Castanea 64: 175-186. Abstract

Smith, G.F. and N.S. Nicholas (1998) Patterns of overstory composition in the fir and fir-spruce forests of the Great Smoky Mountains after balsam woolly adelgid infestation.  American Midland Naturalist 139: 340-352. Abstract

Smith, G.F., N.S. Nicholas, and S.M. Zedaker (1997) Succession dynamics in a maritime forest following Hurricane Hugo and fuel reduction burns.  Forest Ecology and Management 95: 275-283. Abstract

Conference Proceedings

Wilson, M.W., T. Gittings, J. O’Halloran, G.F. Smith, A. Oxbrough, S. O’Donoghue, L. French, P.S. Giller, S. Iremonger, J. Pithon, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, T.C. Kelly, P. Dowding, A. O’Sullivan, P. Neville, A.-M. McKee and L. Coote (2005)  Forestry and biodiversity in Ireland and a case study of the Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus): BIOFOREST project.  In E. Hendrick, ed.  Forest Research and Development in Ireland 2004- Underpinning Industry Development, pp 35-39.  COFORD, Dublin. Download

O’Halloran, J., T. Gittings, G.F. Smith, M. Wilson, A. Oxbrough, S. O’Donoghue, L. French, P.S. Giller, S. Iremonger, J. Pithon, D.L. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, T.C. Kelly, P. Dowding, A. O’Sullivan, P. Neville, A.-M. McKee and L. Coote (2004)  Biodiversity of plantation forests in Ireland: BIOFOREST project.  In L. MacLennan, ed.  Opportunities for Biodiversity Enhancement in Plantation Forests, pp 29-38. COFORD, Dublin. Download

Smith, G.F., D.L. Kelly, and F.J.G. Mitchell (2003) Establishing native woodlands in former upland conifer plantations in Ireland.  In J. Humphrey, A. Newton, J. Latham, H. Gray, K. Kirby, E. Poulsom and C. Quine, eds. The Restoration of Wooded Landscapes, pp 37-46.  Forestry Commission, Edinburgh. Download

Major Unpublished Reports

Smith, G.F. (2011) Criteria and Indicators for High Conservation Value Forest and Woodland Biodiversity Areas. Report prepared for Coillte Teo.

Smith, G.F., Delaney, E., O’Hora, K., and O’Donoghue, P. (2011) County Meath Tree, Woodland and Hedgerow Survey. Report prepared for Meath County Council.

Smith, G.F., Delaney, E., O’Hora, K., and O’Donoghue, P. (2010) Habitat Survey and Mapping of Kilkenny City: Habitat Survey Report. Report prepared for the Councils of the City and County of Kilkenny.

Smith, G.F., Cronin, R., Delaney, E., Merkle, A., O’Connell, B. and O’Hora, K. (2010) Landscape Study of the Great and Little Sugar Loaf Mountains, Co. Wicklow.  Report prepared for Wicklow County Council.

O’Donoghue, P. O’Hora, K, Delaney, E and Smith, G.F. (2010) Urban Habitats and Biodiversity Survey. Report prepared for Kerry County Council.

Smith, G.F., Delaney, E., O’Hora, K. and O’Donoghue, P. (2008) Mayo Habitat Mapping 2008.  Report prepared for Mayo County Council.

Smith, G.F. and O’Donoghue, P. (2008) North Midlands Botanical Surveys.  Reports prepared for National Parks and Wildlife Service. Atkins, Dublin. [Series of three reports.]

Smith, G.F., T. Gittings, M. Wilson, A. Oxbrough, S. Iremonger, J. O’Halloran, D.L. Kelly, A. O’Sullivan, S. O’Donoghue, A.-M. McKee,  P. Neville, F.J.G. Mitchell, J. Pithon, P.S. Giller, V. O’Donnell and T. Kelly. 2006.  Biodiversity assessment of afforestation sites.  Report prepared for COFORD and EPA.  236 pp. Download

Iremonger, S., T. Gittings, G.F. Smith, M. Wilson, A. Oxbrough, L. Coote, J. Pithon, S. O’Donoghue, A.-M. McKee, J. O’Halloran, D.L. Kelly, P. Giller, A. O’Sullivan, P. Neville, F.J.G. Mitchell, V. O’Donnell, T. Kelly and P. Dowding.  2006. Investigation of experimental methods to enhance biodiversity in plantation forests.  Report prepared for COFORD and EPA.  191 pp. Download

Smith, G.F., T. Gittings, M. Wilson, L. French, A. Oxbrough, S. O’Donoghue, J. Pithon, V. O’Donnell, A.-M. McKee, S. Iremonger, J. O’Halloran, D. Kelly, F.J.G. Mitchell, P. Giller, T. Kelly.  2005.  Assessment of biodiversity at different stages of the forest cycle.  Report prepared for COFORD and EPA.  194 pp.  Download

Smith, G.F. and N.S. Nicholas.  1995.  Regeneration of Fraser fir after thirty years of balsam woolly adelgid infestation.  Report and management recommendations for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, USA. 72 pp.