Book of Abstracts - EPA STRIVE Research Conference 2012

June 28th, Trinity College Dublin

Summary: The EPA STRIVE funded research findings were presented at a conference on 28th June in Trinity College Dublin. The main themes were Human Health Challenges, Water, Waste, Biodiversity, Air Quality and Transboundary Emissions.

Published: 2012

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The Environmental Protection Agency hosted their annual EPA STRIVE Research Conference in Trinity College Dublin on the 28th of June. The main themes were Human Health Challenges, Water, Waste, Biodiversity, Air Quality and Transboundary Emissions.

As part of the biodiversity theme, The SIMBIOSYS project presented their findings at their end of project conference. The SIMBIOSYS project addressed impacts of human activity in three key sectors: bioenergy crop cultivation, road landscaping and aquaculture. Impacts of these sectors on genetic, species and landscape biodiversity were assessed. The effect of sectoral activities on the delivery of ecosystem services, including carbon sequestration, pollination, pest control via natural enemy predation and resistance to alien species invasion were also investigated.

In addition, part of the SIMBIOSYS project involved carrying out in-depth policy-orientated reviews of bioenergy crop production, road landscaping, aquaculture and wind farms on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and reviewed sectoral impacts on coastal marine ecosystems. A summary of these reviews are available here.

Further information on the STRIVE programme and their research projects is available here.

The presentations from the EPA Research Conference can be downloaded here.

Further information on this SIMBIOSYS project is available here.