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.

Eutrophication From Agricultural Sources: Small Plot Study On The Impact Of Grazing Animals On Nutrient Losses To Water

Final Report - ERTDI Report 41 - Kurz et al , May 2005

Year: 2005

Project measuring the impact of cattle on soil physical properties relevant to the hydrological characteristics of a site, and assessing whether their presence is likely to influence the quality of the overland flow produced at a site.

Eutrophication From Agricultural Sources: Phosphorus Chemistry Of Mineral And Peat Soils In Ireland

ERTDI Report 38 - Final Report - Daly et al , May 2005

Year: 2005

An examination of the impact of soil chemical properties on P sorption and desorption, so that a risk assessment of P loss from soil types could be developed using identifiable soil chemical characteristics.

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

Final Report (2000-MS-5-M1) - Lucy et al , January 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.

An Investigation Into The Performance Of Subsoils And Stratified Sand Filters For The Treatment Of Wastewater From On-Site Systems

Synthesis Report - ERTDI Report 27 - Gill et al , January 2005

Year: 2005

The results from four separate field trials at separate sites covering a range of different subsoil types, whereby two sites were discharging septic tank effluent into conventional percolation areas and the other two were discharging secondary treated effluent from a peat filter into similar percolation areas.

Water Framework Directive – The Application Of Mathematical Models As Decision-Support Tools (2002-W-DS-11) Final Report

Final Report (2002-W-DS/11-M1)- Irvine et al , January 2005

Year: 2005

Identifies and reviews many situations where mathematical modelling can be a useful tool to assist in the understanding of hydrological and chemical transport and processes that occur in catchments, and the ecological response to anthropogenic alterations that affect them.

Water Framework Directive: Characterisation Of Reference Conditions And Testing Of Typology Of Rivers

Final Report - ERTDI Report 31 - Kelly-Quinn et al , January 2005

Year: 2005

A survey of 50 sites previously classified as high quality by the EPA, to determine whether they were of high ecological status (and thus could be used as reference conditions) and to use these spatial reference sites to develop the river typology for the Water Framework Directive.

Endocrine Disruptors In The Irish Aquatic Environment - Final Report

Final Report (2000-MS-2-M2)- Tarrant et al , January 2005

Year: 2005

A study that asks whether Irish rivers contain estrogenic compounds. If so, at what concentrations? Are these levels likely to pose a threat to aquatic ecosystems, particularly wild fish? Is there a risk to drinking water supplies?

Endocrine Disruptors In The Irish Aquatic Environment - Final Report

Final Report (2000-MS-2-M2)- Tarrant et al , January 2005

Year: 2005

A study that asks whether Irish rivers contain estrogenic compounds. If so, at what concentrations? Are these levels likely to pose a threat to aquatic ecosystems, particularly wild fish? Is there a risk to drinking water supplies?

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