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Scientific manuscripts:

  • Rotches-Ribalta, R., Ruas, S., D.Ahmed, K.S., Gormally, M., Ryan, M., Stout, J., White, B., Lee, A. Moran, J, and Ó hUallacháín, D., (2021) Assessment of semi-natural habitats and landscape features on Irish farmland – New insights to inform EU Common Agricultural Policy implementation. Ambio: 50: 346-359
  • Ruas, S. Rotchés-Ribalta, R., Ó hUallacháin, D., D’Ahmed, K., Gormally, M., Stout, J., White, B., Moran, J. (2021) Selecting appropriate plant indicator species for Results-Based Agri-environment payments schemes. Ecological Indicators, in press
  • Ahmed, K.D., Volpato, A., Day, M.F., Mulkeen, C.J., O’Hanlon, A., Carey, J., Williams, C., Ruas, S., Moran, J., Rotches-Ribalta, R., Ó hUallachain, D., Stout, J., Hodge, S., White, B., Gormally, M.J,  (2020) Linear habitats across a range of farming intensities contribute differently to dipteran abundance and diversity. Insect conservation and diversity.
  • Volpato, A., D’Ahmed, K.S., Williams, C.D., Day, M.F., O’Hanlon, A., Ruas, S., Rotches-Ribalta, R., Mulkeen, C., Ó hUallacháin, D., & Gormally, M.J. (2020) Using Malaise traps to assess aculeate Hymenoptera associated with farmland linear habitats across a range of farming intensities. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 13: 229-238.
  • Ahmed, K.D., Gormally, M., Williams, C., McDonnell, R., Bistline-East, A., Carnaghi, M., Ó hUallacháin, D., Stephens, C. (2019) Biological control of pestiferous slugs using Tetanocera elata (Fabricius) (Diptera: Sciomyzidae): Larval behavior and feeding on slugs exposed to Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita (Schneider, 1859) (Rhabditida: Rhabditidae) with notes on adult egg-laying. Biological Control  135: 1-8
  • Cullen, P., Ryan, M., O’Donoghue, C., Hynes, S., Ó hUallacháin, D., Sheridan. H. 2020. Impact of farmer identity and attitudes on participation in agri-environment schemes. Land Use Policy. 95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.104660
  • Cullen, P., Dupraz, P., Moran, J., Murphy, P., O'Flaherty, R., O'Donoghue, C., O'Shea, R., Ryan, M. 2018. Agri-environment scheme design: past lessons and future suggestions. Eurochoices. 17(3) 26-30. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/1746-692X.12187

Conference presentation

  • Ó hUallacháín, D., Moran, J.,  Ruas, S., Gormally, M., Ahmed, K.S., Stout, J., Maher. S., Kelly, R., Lee, A., White, B., Rotches-Ribalta, R. (2020) Farming and Natural Resources: Measures for Ecological Sustainability. CIEEM, Apr 2020
  • D.Ahmed, K.S., Stephens, C., Bistline-East, A., Williams, C.D., Mc Donnell, R.J., Carnaghi, M., Ó hUallachain, D., & Gormally, M.J. (2020). Controlling pest slugs without chemicals the story of the fly Tetanocera elata and the worm Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita. BES Annual Meeting, Belfast, UK, December 2019.
  • Day, M. F., D.Ahmed, K.S., Volpato, A., O'Hanlon, A., Hughes, A., Ó hUallacháin, D, Gormally, M.J. 2020. Malaise trap by-catch:  How can it contribute to our understanding of invertebrate diversity in farmed landscapes? BES Annual Meeting, Belfast, UK, December 2019.
  • D.Ahmed, K.S., Volpato, A., Day, M.F., Mulkeen, C., O'Hanlon, A., Carey, J., Williams, C., Ruas, S., Moran, J., Rotchés-Ribalta, R., Ó hUallacháin, D., Stout, J. White, B., Gormally, M., 2020. Assessing biodiversity value of farm linear habitats across different levels of farming intensity in northwest of Ireland, Co. Sligo using Diptera as bioindicators. ICE2020, Helsinki, Finland, July 2020 (accepted). Note: the revised conference date is July 2021 due to Covid 19.
  • Volpato, A., D.Ahmed, K.S., Williams, C.D., Day, M. F., O’Hanlon, A., Ruas, S., Rotches-Ribalta, R., Mulkeen, C., Ó hUallacháin, D. and Gormally, M.J. (2019) Using Malaise traps to assess aculeate Hymenoptera associated with farmland linear habitats across a range of farming intensities. Insect Conservation and Diversity. Ryan Institute Research Day, Galway, May 2019
  • D.Ahmed K.S., Volpato A., Mulkeen C., O'Hanlon A., Carey J., Williams, C., Ruas, S., Moran, J., Rotches-Ribaltes, R,, Ó hUallacháin, D., Stout, J., White, B., Lee, A., and  Gormally, M. (2019) Assessing habitat quality of farm linear habitats across a range of farming intensities in north west of Ireland using novel bioindicators. Ryan Institute Research Day, Galway, May 2019
  • Lee, A., Gormally, M., Ó hUallacháin, D., and White, B. (2019) Investigating various soil parameters pertaining to soil health status in Irish soils and potential impacts on biodiversity. Challenges in analysis of complex natural mixtures: Faraday Discussion. Edinburgh, May 2019
  • Rotches Ribalta, R., Ruas, S., Moran, J. & Ó hUallacháin, D. (2019) Farm and landscape scale approach to assess habitat quality and biodiversity conservation in Irish agricultural systems. SIBECOL. Barcelona, February 2019
  • D.Ahmed, K.S., Stephen, C., Bistline-East, A., Williams, C.D., McDonnell, R.J., Carnaghi, M., Ó hUallachain, D., and Gormally, M.J. (2019) Laboratory investigations on the effects of prey type and availability on the larval stages of the slug killing fly, Tetanocera elata (Diptera: Sciomyzidae). 2nd Ecology and Evolution Conference, Galway, January, 2019.
  • Rotches-Ribalta, R., Ruas, S., Moran, J., Gormally, M., Ahmed, K.S., Stout, J., and Ó hUallacháín, D. (2019) An assessment of semi-natural habitats across a gradient of farming intensities. 2nd Ecology and Evolution Conference, Galway, January, 2019. 
  • Ruas, S., Rotches-Ribalta, R., Ó hUallacháín, D., D.Ahmed, K.S., Gormally, M., Ryan, M., Stout, J., White, B., Lee, A. and Moran, J. (2019) Assessing multiple ecosystem services in Irish farmland – scaling up payments for ecosystem services (PES). 2nd Ecology and Evolution Conference, Galway, January, 2019.
  • Rotches Ribalta, R. & Ó hUallacháin, D. (2018) Agri-environment scheme design: the importance of landscape scale. EAAE seminar on sustainability in the Agri-Food sector. Galway, August 2018. 
  • Ó hUallacháin, D. et al. (2018) Farmland biodiversity – the Irish context. Eurodairy –Farmland Biodiversity in the European context. Moorepark, December, 2018
  • White, B. et al (2019) Life on Land. DCU and the Sustainable Development Goals: Recognising and enhancing our research contribution, Workshop. Dublin City University, May, 2019
  • Rotches Ribalta, R., Ruas, S., Moran, J. & Ó hUallacháin, D. (2018) Farm and landscape scale approach to assess habitat quality and biodiversity conservation in Irish agricultural systems. Teagasc Johnstown Castle Seminar Series, Wexford, April 2019