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Reamonn Fealy

Research Officer

Research Interests

Réamonn's work entails both research and technical development and implementation of spatial analysis. He has responsibility for the strategic management of the infrastructural aspects of GIS work carried out by the Spatial Analysis Unit and for guiding the broader development and application of GIS across Teagasc.

Réamonn has a diverse research project portfolio ranging from the development of spatial analytical methods to assist the Department of Agriculture Food and Marine in policy review and assessment at European level through to conducting various applied research projects at a national and regional level.

He is particularly interested in the often complex interface between agriculture and the environment and the role of spatial analysis in the development of policy, assessment of risk and the legislative aspects that arise in this domain.

Current Projects

  • 5564 NSDA National Spatial Data Archive
  • 5976 Irish Soil Information System
  • 6216 Spatial Assessment of Agriculture
  • 5738 CliMAP: Climate Change, Irish agriculture and LULUCF
  • 5776 Willow selection for resistance to herbivore damage using predictive climate change and Geographic Information System modelling.
  • 6545 Future Weather - Impacts of future weather volatility on Irish Agriculture: Improved modelling and an assessment of options.
  • 6295 GHG Ireland Network An Agricultural and Land-Use Network for Ireland
  • 6110 WG GHG
  • 6111 WG WFD
  • 5977 ICT-AGRI (ERA-NET) Coordination of European Research within ICT and Robotics in Agriculture and related Environmental Issues
  • 6425 CForRep - Additions and refinements to the Irish forest carbon accounting and reporting tool
  • 6521 Precision Targeting - a precision agriculture approach to crop monitoring and management via the BETTER farm programme on tillage farms.
  • 6522 DrainMAP - A spatial model of drainage status of Irish Farms
  • 6422 CIVYL - Cereal Improvement through Variety choice and understanding Yield Limitations

Schulte, Rogier P. O., Creamer, Rachel E., Donnellan, T., Farrelly, N. Fealy, R., O'Donoghue, C. and O’hUallachain, D. 2014. Functional land management: A framework for managing soil-based ecosystem services for the sustainable intensification of agriculture. Environmental Science & Policy 38:45-58

Cavazzi, S., Corstanje, R., Mayr, T., Hannon, J. and Fealy, R. 2013. Are fine resolution digital elevation models always the best choice in digital soil mapping? Geoderma 195: 111-121

McDonald, R., Pierce, K., Fealy, R. and Horan, B., 2013. Characteristics, intentions and expectations of new entrant dairy farmers entering the Irish dairy industry through the New Entrant Scheme. International Journal of Agricultural Management, 2(4): 189-198.

Ibrahim, TG, Fenton, O., Richards, KG, Fealy, R. M. and Healy, MG. 2013. Spatial and temporal variations of nutrient loads in overland flow and subsurface drainage from a marginal land site in south-east Ireland. Biology and environment-proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 113(2): 169-186

Buckley C. and Fealy R. (2012). Intra-national importation of pig and poultry manure: acceptability under EU Nitrates Directive constraints. International Journal of Agricultural Management 1: 41-47.

Schulte R.P.O., Fealy R., Creamer R.E., Towers W., Harty T. and Jones R.J.A. (2012). A review of the role of excess soil moisture conditions in constraining farm practices under Atlantic conditions. Soil Use and Management. Article published online August 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-2743.2012.00437.x

Murray T.E., Fitzpatrick Ú., Byrne A., Fealy R., Brown M.J.F. and Paxton R.J. (2012). Local-scale factors structure wild bee communities in protected areas. Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 998-1008.

Tricault, Y., Fealy, R., Colbach, N. and Mullins, E. (2011). Towards an optimal management regime to facilitate the coexistence of GM herbicide tolerant and non-GM oilseed rape. European Journal of Agronomy 34 26-34

Schulte, R., Lanigan, Gary, Donnellan, T., Shalloo, L., Farrelly, N., Finnan, J., Gibson, M., Boyle, G., Carton, O.T., Culleton, N., Fealy, R., Fitzgerald, J.J., Hanrahan, K., Humphreys, J., Kelly, P, Lalor, S., Maher, P., Murphy, P, NiFhlaithbheartaigh, (2011). Irish agriculture, greenhouse gas emission and climate change: Opportunities, obstacles and proposed solutions. Teagasc, Carlow. 93pp

Fealy, R., Buckley, C., Mechan, S., Melland, A., Mellander, P., Shortle, G, Wall, D. and Jordan, D. (2010). The Irish Agricultural Catchments Programme: catchment selection using spatial multi-criteria decision analysis. Soil Use and Management Vol 26 pages 225-236 22423

Fealy, R. M. and Schroder, J. (2009) Assessment of manure transport distances and their impact on economic and energy costs. Annual Conference Proceedings 642. The International Fertiliser Society. December 2008. York, UK. 28pp

Farrelly, N., Fealy, R.M. and Radford, T. (2009) Site factors, site classification and their potential role in determining species selection and productivity for forestry in Ireland. Irish Forestry. Irish Forestry 64: 21-38

Fealy, R. M., Green, S., Loftus, M., Meehan, R., Radford, T., Cronin, C. and Bulfin, M. (2009). Teagasc EPA Soil and Subsoils Mapping -Final Report. Volume I. Teagasc. Dublin.

Fealy, R. M., Green, S., Loftus, M., Meehan, R., Radford, T., Cronin, C. and Bulfin, M. (2009). Teagasc EPA Soil and Subsoils Mapping -Final Report. Volume 2. Teagasc. Dublin.

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