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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, the circular bioeconomy, as well as ecology and biodiversity. IN addition to that Jesko has responsibility for data management in the department.

Current Projects

InformBio - Integrated Framework for Mapping, Modelling and Monitoring Ireland’s Bioeconomy (DAFM)

TerrainAI - Terrain Artificial Intelligence (Microsoft/SFI)

SuHeGuide - Food based dietary guidelines for sustainable and healthy lifestyles (DAFM)


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

O’Driscoll, J., Meredith, D., Crowley, F., Doran, J., O’Shaughnessy, M. & J. Zimmermann (2022) The spatiotemporal dimension of population change in Ireland: visualisation of growth and shrinkage in Irish Electoral Divisions (1986–2016). In: Journal of Maps, DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2022.2052766

Saadeldin, M., O'Hara, R., Zimmermann, J., Mac Namee, B. & S. Green (2022) Using deep learning to classify grassland management intensity in ground-level photographs for more automated production of satellite land use maps. In: Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsase.2022.100741.

Henchion, M., McCarthy, M., Zimmermann, J., & Troy, D. J. (2022) International comparisons, domestic influences and where to next? The case of Irish meat consumption. In: Meat Science, 193, 108921.

Madigan, A. P., Zimmermann, J., Krol, D. J., Williams, M., & Jones, M. B. (2022) Full Inversion Tillage (FIT) during pasture renewal as a potential management strategy for enhanced carbon sequestration and storage in Irish grassland soils. In: Science of the Total Environment, 805, 150342.

Milne, G., Byrne, A.W., Campbell, E., Graham, J., McGrath, J., Kirke, R., McMaster, W., Zimmermann, J. & Adenuga, A.H. (2022) Quantifying Land Fragmentation in Northern Irish Cattle Enterprises. In: Land, 11(3), p.402.

O’Hara, R., Zimmermann, J., and S. Green (2021) A multimodality test outperforms three machine learning classifiers for identifying and mapping paddocks using time series satellite imagery. In: Geocarto International (2021): 1-19.

Henchion, M., Moloney, A. P., Hyland, J., Zimmermann, J., & S. McCarthy (2021). Trends for meat, milk and egg consumption for the next decades and the role played by livestock systems in the global production of proteins. In: Animal, 15, 100287.

Henchion, M., & J. Zimmermann (2021) Animal food products: policy, market and social issues and their influence on demand and supply of meat. In: Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 80(2), 252-263.

Falzoi, S., Gleeson, E., Lambkin, K., Zimmermann, J., Marwaha, R., O'Hara, R., Green, S. & S. Fratianni. "Analysis of the severe drought in Ireland in 2018." (2019).

Zimmermann, J., R. Carolan, P. Forrestal, M. Harty, G. Lanigan, K. G. Richards, L. Roche, M. G. Whitfield, and M. B. Jones (2018) Assessing the performance of three frequently used biogeochemical models when simulating N2O emissions from a range of soil types and fertiliser treatments. In: Geoderma 331: 53-69.

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