Climate Change – Inverse Modelling Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Ireland

ERTDI Report 35 – Jennings et al., May 2006

Year: 2006

An analysis of the Mace Head atmospheric record to provide a synthesis estimate of the fluxes of CO2, CH4 and N2O for Ireland over the period 1995–2000.The proposed atmospheric method is entirely independent of statistical inventories, and therefore constitutes a unique ‘top–down’ verification of Irish greenhouse gas emissions inventories.

ERTDI Report 54 - Final Report - ERTDI project 2000-DS-6-M1

Year: 2006

Final Report (ERTDI Report 54) of the ERTDI-funded project 2000-DS-6-M1, by Sue Scott and Dorothy Watson (ESRI)

Eutrophication From Agricultural Sources: Models And Risk Assessment Schemes For Predicting Phosphorus Loss To Water

Final Report - ERTDI Report 43 - Daly , May 2006

Year: 2006

Eutrophication study using three modelling approaches to capture a range of modelling complexities and methodologies that could be applied to Irish data. The three modelling studies captured physically based, empirical and risk assessment (multi-criteria) models.

Eutrophication From Agricultural Sources:Relating Catchment Characteristics To Phosphorus Concentrations In Irish Rivers

Final Report - ERTDI Report 42 - Daly et al , May 2006

Year: 2006

Research relating water quality data to catchment characteristics, and deriving a model that describes or predicts P levels in Irish surface waters.

Eutrophication From Agricultural Sources: Phosphorus Concentration And Flow

Final Report - ERTDI Report 40 - Doody et al , May 2006

Year: 2006

Investigates processes controlling phosphorus (P) loss in overland flow, to identify, describe and evaluate mechanisms responsible for this observed increase in dissolved P concentration with an increase in overland flow rate.

Impact Assessment Of Highway Drainage On Surface Water Quality

Synthesis Report - ERTDI Report 49 - Bruen et al , January 2006

Year: 2006

Assesses the environmental impacts of road run-off including a review of existing practice in road drainage design and maintenance for rural dual carriageways and motorways in Ireland and the assessment of any environmental impacts of such run-off.

Evaluation Of The Use Of The Sodium Dominance Index As A Potential Measure Of Acid Sensitivity

Synthesis Report - ERTDI Report 50 - Cruikshanks et al , January 2006

Year: 2006

Evaluates the efficacy of the SDI approach to site designation under Irish conditions. The water chemistry of 257 sites across Ireland were examined during base flow. A further 65 sites were sampled at base and elevated flow and more detailed hydrological events were monitored at a smaller number of sites.

Environmental Attitudes And Behaviour: Values, Actions And Waste Management

Synthesis Report - ERTDI Report 37 - Davies et al , January 2006

Year: 2006

A synthesis of the findings of the research project Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour: Values, Actions and Waste Management

Material Flow Accounts (MFA) – Demonstration for Ireland

Final Report - ERTDI 45 - O'Leary et al , January 2006

Year: 2006

A first attempt at generating material flow accounts (MFAs) for Ireland. Identifies methodologies, as well as major data gaps for the future production of such accounts.

Material Flow Accounts (MFAs) – Demonstration For Ireland

Synthesis Report - ERTDI report 45 - O'Leary et al, January 2006

Year: 2006

A first attempt at generating material flow accounts (MFAs) for Ireland.

Climate Change: Development of Emission Factors for the Irish Cattle Herd

ERTDI Report 46 - Special Report - O'Mara, January 2006

Year: 2006

Emission factors for methane from enteric fermentation and manure management were developed for the categories of the Irish cattle herd for which data on animal numbers are available from the Central Statistics Office.

Climate Change: Land Use, Land-Use Change and Carbon Stocks

ERTDI Report 47 - Tomlinson, January 2006

Year: 2006

Estimates of baseline inventories of carbon stocks in vegetation (biomass) and in soils. It is essential to know the carbon stores and fluxes (emissions to or fixation from the atmosphere) of land-cover types and land-cover/soil combinations so that policy may be directed.

Gap Analysis for the Implementation of EC Regulation 2037/2000 on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Year: 2005

Report by URS Ireland Ltd for the Environmental Protection Agency on the implementation of EC Regulation 2037/2000 on substances that deplete the ozone layer

Identification of Environmental Variables for Use in Monitoring for the Evaluation of the Rural Environment Protection Scheme (REPS) (2001-EEA/DS10-M2)

Final Report (2001-EEA/DS-10-M2) - Finn et al., June 2005

Year: 2005

The aim of this study was to identify and select quantitative environmental attributes for a monitoring programme that may be integrated into an environmental evaluation of Ireland’s agri–environmental scheme.

Identification of Environmental Variables for Use in Monitoring for the Evaluation of the Rural Environment Protection Scheme (REPS)

ERTDI Report 25 - Finn et al., June 2005

Year: 2005

The aim of this study was to identify and select quantitative environmental attributes for a monitoring programme that may be integrated into an environmental evaluation of Ireland’s agri–environmental scheme.

Climate Change: Regional Climate Model Predictions for Ireland

ERTDI Report 36 - Mc Grath et al., May 2005

Year: 2005

An analysis of future Irish climate conditions for 2021–2060, based on outputs from a new regional climate modelling facility in Met Éireann

Nutrient Levels And The Zebra Mussel Population In Lough Key - Final Report

Final Report (2000-MS-5-M1) - Lucy et al , May 2005

Year: 2005

This study aims to quantify the total number and biomass of zebra mussels and assess changes to the population during the course of the study. Relevant water parameters and phytoplankton samples were analysed; direct ecological changes were also noted during the project.

Water Framework Directive: Identification And Ranking Of Nature Conservation Designated Areas, Where The Status Of Water Is An Important Factor

Final Report - ERTDI Report 24 - Ó Riain et al , May 2005

Year: 2005

The development of a methodology for identifying water-dependent habitats and hence protected areas with such habitats. It recorded these sites in digital form within a combined database and mapping system and recorded the water-dependent habitats and the species they contain.

Production Of Organo-Mineral Fertilisers From Mixtures Of Composted Pig Slurry Solids And Other Biodegradable Wastes

Final Report - ERTDI report 28 - Stewart, May 2005

Year: 2005

The project examined a potential solution to some aspects of the problem of slurry disposal from large-scale intensive pig units.

Environmental Economics: Fertiliser Taxes – Implementation Issues

ERTDI Report 23 - Scott, May 2005

Year: 2005

Examines the implementation of a fertiliser tax as an incentive to farmers to apply fertilisers more sensitively with the objective of reducing contamination.

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