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Wood, Trees and Forests in Ireland: Proceedings of a Seminar Held on 22 and 23 February 1994

by  Séan Mac an tSaoirJ. R. Pilcher
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Book Details

Published by Royal Irish Academy

January 1995

Paperback / softback

Number of pages: 157

ISBN: 9781874045236

This title contains the proceedings of a biology seminar held in February 1994. Ireland has less forest than any other country in the European Union. The 1994 seminar of the Irish National Committee for Biology set out to put this fact in historical context and then to examine current forest policy in the island, north and south. The final session of the seminar examined new uses of woody plants and the contribution of biotechnology to the production of elite trees for future forestry.

About the authors

Séan Mac an tSaoir

Séan Mac an tSaoir is a project manager at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and a lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast. He is a horticulturist specialising in fruit and vegetables. He is joint editor of Wood, Trees and Forests in Ireland: Proceedings of a Seminar Held on 22 and 23 February 1994.

J. R. Pilcher

Jonathan R. Pilcher is Professor Emeritus of Archaeology and Palaeoecology in the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology at Queen’s University Belfast. His research interests are environmental change and the history of atmospheric particle deposition on the Greenland ice sheet. His work includes a collaboration with the NEEM ice core drilling project and improvements to microprobe analysis for tephra identification. He is joint editor of Wood, Trees and Forests in Ireland: Proceedings of a Seminar Held on 22 and 23 February 1994.