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Ian Short

Research Officer - Forestry

Research Interests

  • Applied and alternative silviculture, predominantly of broadleaf forests
  • Potential end-uses of broadleaf thinnings
  • Agroforestry

Current Projects

Past Projects

Education

  • Ph.D.: Queen’s University, Belfast. “Outputs, Ecological Interactions and Bioeconomic Modelling of a Novel Silvopastoral System in Lowland Ireland.”
  • M.Sc. by Research: Waterford Institute of Technology. “Farm Forestry: Agroforestry For Development.”
  • B.Sc. Agroforestry, University of Wales, Bangor

Additional details

Twitter: @IanShort_Forest

ORCID researcher ID 

ResearchGate profile 

Directions to his office: Ashtown Food Research Centre.

  • McAdam, J., Curran, E. and Short, I. 2020. Silvopasture as a climate-resilient sustainable grassland and forestry option (YouTube). Flash Presentation. International Symposium on Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems. Virtual. 4th – 6th November 2020.
  • McAdam, J., Curran, E., Short, I., Houlihan, T., Kelly, L., Brennan, J., Byrne, J., Fagan, K., McGloin, S., Rabone, I. and Bright, C. 2020. Irish Agroforestry Forum - promoting trees on farms on the island of Ireland (YouTube). Flash Presentation. International Symposium on Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems. Virtual. 4th – 6th November 2020.
  • Wilson, E. R., Short, I., Ní Dhubháin, Á. and Purser, P. 2020. Continuous cover forestry research in Ireland. Forestry Commission Tree Health Workshop [online] (United Kingdom). 10 December 2020.
  • Wilson, E. R., Short, I., Ní Dhubháin, Á. and Purser, P. 2020. Research update: transformation of planted Sitka spruce stands to CCF in Ireland. Pro Silva Ireland Webinar. Online event (Ireland). 8 September 2020. 
  • The Research Field. Broadleaf tree plantations increasing in Ireland (audio):

Current

  • Edward (Ted) Wilson, Ph.D. candidate – Transformation of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) plantation to continuous cover forestry
  • Colin Marren, M.Sc. candidate – Exploring potential end-uses of small diameter alder (Alnus glutinosa)
  • Rachel Irwin, M.Sc. candidate – "Small woodlands on dairy and drystock farms"

Past