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Jesko Zimmermann

Data Technologist

Research Interests

Jesko is a Data Technologist in the Agrifood Business and Spatial Analysis Department. Before joining Teagasc Jesko was a researcher at Trinity College Dublin with a background in environmental sciences.

In particular his interests lie in applied spatial analysis, land use dynamics, greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation options in agriculture, as well as ecology and biodiversity.

Current Projects

SOLUM – Soil Organic carbon and Land Use Mapping


2008 - 2013: PhD, Department of Botany, Trinity College Dublin
2002 - 2008: Degree in Landscape Ecology, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

Jones M.B., Zimmermann J, Clifton-Brown J. (2016) Long term yields and soil carbon sequestration from Miscanthus. A Review. In: Perennial Biomass Crops for a Resource Constrained World (eds: Barth S, Murphy-Bokern D, Kalinina O, Taylor G & Jones MB), Springer

Zimmermann, J., Fealy, R.M., Lydon, K., Mockler, E.M., O'Brien, P., Packham, I., Smith, G. & S. Green (2016): The Irish Land-Parcels Identification System (LPIS)–Experiences in ongoing and recent environmental research and land cover mapping. Biology & Environment, 116B(1): 53-62 http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3318/bioe.2016.04?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

Zimmermann, J., González, A., Jones, M.B., O’Brien, P., Stout, J.C. & S. Green (2016): Assessing land-use history for reporting on cropland dynamics - A comparison between the Land-Parcel Identification System and traditional inter-annual approaches. Land Use Policy. 52: 30-40 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264837715003907

Zimmermann, J. & J.C. Stout (2016): Underestimating neonicotinoid exposure: how extent and magnitude may be affected by land-use change. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 23: 7050-7054 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11356-016-6159-6

Zimmermann, J., Styles, D., Hastings, A., Dauber, J. & M.B. Jones (2014): Assessing the impact of within crop heterogeneity (‘patchiness’) in young Miscanthus × giganteus fields on economic feasibility and soil carbon sequestration. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. 6(9): 566–576 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcbb.12084/abstract

Zimmermann, J., Dondini, M.,  & M.B. Jones (2013): Assessing the impacts of the establishment of Miscanthus on soil organic carbon on two contrasting land-use types in Ireland. European Journal of Soil Science. 64(6): 747–756 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ejss.12087/abstract

Zimmermann, J., Dauber, J.,  & M.B. Jones (2012): Soil carbon sequestration during the establishment phase of Miscanthus x giganteus: a regional-scale study on commercial farms using 13C natural abundance. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. 4(4): 453-463