publications

Selected Reports & Publications

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2017

Martin, J.R., Daly, O.H. and Devaney F.M. (2017) Survey and assessment of vegetated shingle and associated habitats at 30 coastal sites in Ireland. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 98. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Ireland.

Rodríguez-Rojo, M. P., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Jandt, U., Bruelheide, H., Rodwell, J. S., Schaminée, J. H.J., Perrin, P. M., Kącki, Z., Willner, W., Fernández-González, F. and Chytrý, M. (2017) Diversity of lowland hay meadows and pastures in Western and Central Europe. Applied Vegetation Science 20: 702–719. doi:10.1111/avsc.12326

2016

pdf_iconSchindler, S., O’Neill, F.H., Biro. M., Damm, C., Gasso, V., Kanka, R., van der Sluis, T., Krug, A., Lauwaars, S.G., Sebesvari, Z., Pusch, M., Baranovsky, B., Ehlert, T., Neukirchen, B., Martin, J.R., Euller, K., Mauerhofer, V. & Wrbka, T. (2016) Multifunctional floodplain management and biodiversity effects: a knowledge synthesis for six European countries. Biodiversity and Conservation 25:1349–1382. DOI 10.1007/s10531-016-1129-3

2015

pdf_iconDevaney, F.M. & Perrin, PM. (2015) Saltmarsh Angiosperm Assessment Tool for Ireland (SMAATIE). EPA Research End of Project Report. 2013-W-DS-10.  Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford.

O’Neill, F.H. & Martin, J.R. (2015) Summary of findings from the Survey of Potential Turloughs 2015. Unpublished Report for National Parks & Wildlife Service. Volumes I & II.

Hodd, R.L. & Roche, J.R. (2015) Diphasiastrum alpinum (L.) Holub (Alpine Clubmoss) rediscovered in Co. Kerry (H1). Irish Naturalists’ Journal 34: 125-126.

Long, M.P., Nelson, B., Anderson, R. and Brophy, J.T. (2015) The Slender Amber Snail (Oxyloma sarsii (Esmark, 1886)) (Pulmonata: Succineidae) in Ireland; results of a habitat and distribution survey on the River Shannon, and recommended Red List status update. Irish Naturalists’ Journal 34(2): 95-100.

Muldoon, C., Hodd, R., Douglas, C., Lockhart, N. & Roche, J. (2015) New vice-county record for Marsh Saxifrage (Saxifraga hirculus) in Sligo (H28). Irish Naturalists’ Journal 33 (2): 130-131.

2014

O’Neill, F.H., Brophy, J.T., Devaney, F.M., Nash, R. & Barron, S.J. (2014) Assessment of the Conservation Status of the Great Island Channel SAC (001058). Report for Cork County Council.

Perrin, P.M., Barron, S.J., Roche, J.R. & O’Hanrahan, B. (2014) Guidelines for a national survey and conservation assessment of upland vegetation and habitats in Ireland. Version 2.0. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 79. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin.

Perrin, P.M., Roche, J.R., Barron, S.J., Daly, O.H., Hodd, R.L., & Devaney, F.M. (2014) National Survey of Upland Habitats (Phase 4, 2013 – 2014), Site Report  No. 16: Caha Mountains cSAC (000093), Cos. Cork and Kerry. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland.

Perrin, P.M., Roche, J.R., Barron, S.J., Daly, O.H., Hodd, R.L. & Devaney, F.M. (2014) National Survey of Upland Habitats (Phase 4, 2013 – 2014), Site Report No. 15: Slieve Mish Mountains cSAC (002185), Co. Kerry. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland.

Roche, J.R., Perrin, P.M., Barron, S.J. & Daly, O.H. (2014) National Survey of Upland Habitats (Phase 2, 2011 – 2012), Site Report No.9: Galtee Mountains cSAC (000646), Cos. Tipperary and Limerick (Revision). National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland.

Perrin, P.M., Roche, J.R., Barron, S.J. & Daly, O.H. (2014) National Survey of Upland Habitats (Phase 2, 2011 – 2012), Site Report No. 7: Mount Brandon cSAC (000375), Co. Kerry (Revision). National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland.

Roche, J.R., Perrin, P.M., Barron, S.J. & Daly, O.H. (2014) National Survey of Upland Habitats (Phase 1, 2010 – 2011), Site Report No. 6: Croaghaun/Slievemore cSAC (001955), Co. Mayo (Revision). National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland.

Roche, J.R., Perrin, P.M., Barron, S.J. & Daly,O.H. (2014) National Survey of Upland Habitats (Pilot Survey Phase, 2009 – 2010), Site Report No. 4: Carlingford Mountain cSAC (000453), Co. Louth (Revision). National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland.

Roche, J.R., Perrin, P.M., Barron, S.J. & Daly, O.H. (2014) National Survey of Upland Habitats (Pilot Survey Phase, 2009 – 2010), Site Report No. 3: Comeragh Mountains cSAC (001952) Co. Waterford (Revision). National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland.

Roche, J.R., Perrin, P.M., Barron, S.J. & Daly, O.H. (2014) National Survey of Upland Habitats (Pilot Survey Phase, 2009 – 2010), Site Report No. 2: Corraun Plateau  cSAC (000485), Co. Mayo (Revision). National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland.

Roche, J.R., Perrin, P.M., Barron, S.J. & Daly, O.H. (2014) National Survey of Upland Habitats (Phase 1, 2010 – 2011) Site Report No 1: Mweelrea, Sheeffry, Erriff Complex cSAC (001932) Co. Mayo (Revision). National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Dublin, Ireland.

2013

Long, M.P. & Brophy, J.T. (2013) Survey, habitat and population assessments of Vertigo geyeri, Vertigo moulinsiana, Oxyloma sarsi and Omphiscola glabra at selected sites. Report to National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland.

 Anderson, R., Long, M.P. & Brophy, J.T. (2013) Observations on the status of Hippodamia tredecimpunctata (Linnaeus) (Coccinellidae) in Ireland, with three new records. The Coleopterist 22 (2): 75.

Delaney, A., Devaney, F.M, Martin, J.R. and Barron, S.J. (2013) Monitoring survey of Annex I sand dune habitats in Ireland. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 75. National Parks & Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin.

Devaney, F.M., Martin, J.R., O’Neill, F.H. & Delaney, A. (2013) Irish semi-natural grasslands survey Annual Report No. 4: Western Seaboard Counties (Clare, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Mayo) and County Tipperary. Report submitted to National Parks & Wildlife Service, Dublin.

Martin, J.R., Devaney, F.M., O’Neill, F.H. & Delaney, A. (2013) Irish semi-natural grasslands survey Annual Report No. 5: Leinster (except Offaly, Longford, Dublin and Kildare). Unpublished report for National Parks & Wildlife Service, Dublin.

O’Neill, F.H., Martin, J.R., Devaney, F.M. & Perrin, P.M. (2013) The Irish semi-natural grasslands survey 2007-2012. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 78. National Parks & Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin.

O’Neill, F.H. & Barron, S.J. (2013) Results of a monitoring survey of old sessile oak woods and alluvial forests. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 71. National Parks & Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin.

O’Neill, F.H., Barron, S.J., Smith, G.F. & Brophy, J.T. (2013) A preliminary habitat corridor map for Co. Waterford. Report submitted to Waterford County Council.

Perrin, P.M. & Mitchell, F.J.G. (2013) Effect of shade on growth, biomass allocation and leaf morphology in European yew (Taxus baccata L.). European Journal of Forest Research 132 (2): 211-218.

Perrin, P.M., Roche, J.R., Barron, S.J., Daly, O.H., Hodd, R.L., Muldoon, C.S. & Leyden, K.J. (2013) National Survey of Upland Habitats (Phase 3, 2012 – 2013), Site Report No. 14: Slieve LeaguecSAC (000189), Co. Donegal. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland.

Perrin, P.M., Roche, J.R., Barron, S.J., Daly, O.H., Hodd, R.L., Muldoon, C.S. & Leyden, K.J. (2013). National Survey of Upland Habitats (Phase 3, 2012 – 2013), Site Report No. 13: Cuilcagh – Anierin Uplands cSAC (000584), Cos. Cavan and Leitrim. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland.

Perrin, P.M., Roche, J.R., Barron, S.J., Daly, O.H., Hodd, R.L., Muldoon, C.S. & Leyden, K.J. (2013). National Survey of Upland Habitats (Phase 3, 2012 – 2013), Site Report No. 12: Arroo Mountain cSAC (001403), Co. Leitrim. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland.

Perrin, P.M., Roche, J.R., Barron, S.J., Daly, O.H., Hodd, R.L., Muldoon, C.S. & Leyden, K.J. (2013) National Survey of Upland Habitats (Phase 3, 2012 – 2013), Site Report No. 10: Ox Mountains Bogs cSAC (002006), Cos. Mayo and Sligo. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin, Ireland.

2012

Kimberley, S., Naughton, O., Jonhston, P., Gill, L. & Waldren, S. (2012) The influence of flood duration on the surface soil properties and grazing management of karst wetlands (turloughs) in Ireland. Hydrobiologia 692 (1): 29-40.

2011

Barron, S.J., Delaney, A., Perrin, P.M., Martin, J.R. & O’Neill, F.H. (2011) National survey and assessment of the conservation status of Irish sea cliffs. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 53. National Parks & Wildlife Service. Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Dublin.

Martin, J.R. & O’Neill, F.H. (2011) High nature value meadows: results from a national grassland survey. In: Ó hUallacháin, D. & Finn, J. (eds.) Teagasc Biodiversity Conference Proceedings. Conserving Farmland Biodiversity: Lessons Learned & Future Prospects. 25-26 May 2011. pp. 28-29. Teagasc, Carlow.

Perrin, P.M., Mitchell, F.J.G. & Kelly, D.L. (2011) Long-term deer exclusion in yew-wood and oakwood habitats in southwest Ireland: Changes in ground flora and species diversity. Forest Ecology and Management 262: 2328-2337.

Perrin, P.M., Roche, J.R., Daly, O.H. & Douglas, C. (2011) The National Survey of Upland Habitats. In: Ó hUallacháin, D. & Finn, J. (eds.) Teagasc Biodiversity Conference Proceedings. Conserving Farmland Biodiversity: Lessons Learned & Future Prospects. 25-26 May 2011. pp. 88-89. Teagasc, Carlow.

Roche, J.R. (2011) New records for Diphasiastrum alpinum L. (Holub) and their implications for the species’ conservation status in Ireland. Irish Botanical News 21: 16-20.

Waldren, S., Scally, L., Atalah, J., Brown, M., Byrne, C., Crowe, T., Cunningham, C., Davies, A., Eschmann, C., Fitch, J., Fitzgerald, H., Galley, C., Gittings, T., Grennan, J., Guiry, M., Higgins, T., Harrison, S., Irvine, K., Kavanagh, R., Kelly-Quinn, D.L., Long, M.P., McCarthy, T.K., Milbau, A., O’Callaghan, E., O’Halloran, J., O’Mahony, L., Osborne, B., O’Toole, C., Parnell, J.A.N., Rodríguez Tuñón, A., Stengel, D. & Stout, J. (2011) Biochange. Biodiversity and Environmental Change: An Integrated Study Encompassing a Range of Scales, Taxa and Habitats. Synthesis Report. STRIVE Report Series No. 68. Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford.

2010

O’Neill, F.H., Martin, J.R., Devaney, F.M., McNutt, K.E., Perrin, P.M. & Delaney, A. (2010) Irish Semi-natural Grasslands Survey Annual Report No. 3: Counties Donegal, Dublin, Kildare & Sligo. Report submitted to National Parks & Wildlife Service, Dublin.

Perrin, P.M., Barron, S.J., Roche, J.R. & O’Hanrahan, B. (2010) Guidelines for a national survey and conservation assessment of upland vegetation and habitats in Ireland. Version 1.0. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 48. National Parks & Wildlife Service, Dublin.

Perrin, P.M. & Daly, O.H. (2010) A provisional inventory of ancient and long-established woodland in Ireland. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 46. National Parks & Wildlife Service, Dublin.

Roche, J.R. (2010) The Vegetation Ecology and Native Status of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) in Ireland. Ph.D. Thesis, Trinity College, Dublin.

Roche, J.R. Perrin, P.M. (2010) A new county record for alpine clubmoss (Diphasiastrum alpinum) from the Comeragh Mountains, Co. Waterford (H6)Irish Naturalists’ Journal 31 (2) 149-150.

2009

O’Neill, F.H., Martin, J.M., Perrin, P.M., Delaney, A.M., McNutt, K.E. & Devaney, F.M. (2009) Irish Semi-natural Grasslands Survey Annual Report No. 2: Counties Cavan, Leitrim, Longford and Monaghan. Report submitted to National Parks & Wildlife Service, Dublin.

O’Neill, F.H (2009) Calyptrochaeta apiculata (Southern Hookeria): first Irish record confirmed in Co. Cork.  Field Bryology 98: 28-29.

Perrin, P., Barron, S. & O’Neill, F. (2009) Resurvey of Long-term Ecological Monitoring Transects at the People’s Millennium Forests. Report submitted to the Heritage Council, Kilkenny.

Perrin, P.M., O’Hanrahan, B., Roche, J.R. & Barron, S.J. (2009) Scoping Study and Pilot Survey for a National Survey and Conservation Assessment of Upland Habitats and Vegetation in Ireland. National Parks & Wildlife Service, Dublin.

Roche, J.R., Mitchell, F.J.G. & Waldren, S. (2009) Plant community ecology of Pinus sylvestris, an extirpated species reintroduced to Ireland. Biodiversity and Conservation 18: 2185 – 2203.

2008

Brophy, J.T. & Penk, M.R. (2008) A new record for Mysis relicta Lovén, 1862 from Lough Allen, Co. Leitrim. Irish Naturalists’ Journal 29 (2): 122-124.

Devaney, F.H. (2008) The Alder Marsh: Ecohydrology and Restoration Prospects of a Desiccating Dune Slack. Ph.D. thesis, University College Dublin.

Martin, J.M., Perrin, P.M., Delaney, A.M., O’Neill, F.H. & McNutt, K.E. (2008) Irish Semi-natural Grasslands Survey Annual Report No. 1: Counties Cork and Waterford. Report submitted to National Parks & Wildlife Service, Dublin.

O’Neill, F., Perrin, P. & Barron, S. (2008) Ballyseedy Wood: A 50-Year Management Plan. Report submitted to Kerry County Council, Tralee.

Perrin, P.M, Martin, J.R., Barron, S.J., O’Neill, F.H., McNutt, K.E. & Delaney, A.M. (2008) National Survey of Native Woodlands 2003-2008: Volume I: Main report. Report submitted to National Parks & Wildlife Service, Dublin.

Perrin, P.M, Martin, J.R., Barron, S.J., O’Neill, F.H., McNutt, K.E. & Delaney, A.M. (2008) National Survey of Native Woodlands 2003-2008: Volume II: Woodland classification. Report submitted to National Parks & Wildlife Service, Dublin.

2007

Martin J.R., Gabbett, M., Perrin P.M. & Delaney, A. (2007) Semi-natural Grassland Survey of Counties Roscommon and Offaly. Report submitted to the National Parks & Wildlife Service, Dublin.

2006

Brophy, J., Murphy, S. R. & Rogan, E. (2006) Records from the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group for 2003. Irish Naturalists’ Journal 28 (5): 214-218.

Perrin P.M., Barron S.J. Martin J.R. (2006) National Survey of Native Woodland in Ireland: Second Phase Report. Report submitted to the National Parks & Wildlife Service, Dublin.

Perrin P.M., Kelly D.L. & Mitchell F.J.G (2006) Long-term deer exclusion in yew-wood and oakwood habitats in southwest Ireland: Natural regeneration and stand dynamics. Forest Ecology and Management 236: 356-367.

Perrin P.M., Martin J.R., Barron S.J. & Roche J.R. (2006) A cluster analysis approach to classifying Irish native woodlands. Biology and the Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 106B: 261-275.

2005

Kingston, N. & Waldren, S. (2005) The historical biogeography of ‘Lusitanian’ Ericaceae in the Irish flora. In: Bakker, F. T., Chatrou, L. W., Gravendeel, B. & Pelser, P. (Eds.), Plant Species-level Systematics: New Perspectives on Pattern & Process: 203-215. Gantner Verlag, Ruggell.

Martin, J.R., Higgins, G.T. & Perrin, P.M. (2005) A national survey of native woodland in Ireland: using the 2003 data to evaluate the conservation status of sites. In: Doyle, C. & Little, D. (eds.) Ireland’s Native Woodlands Conference Proceedings, Galway, 8th – 11th September 2004: 127-135. Woodlands of Ireland, Dublin.

Kingston, N. & Waldren, S. (2005) A conservation appraisal of the rare and endemic vascular plants of Pitcairn Island. Biodiversity and Conservation 14 (4): 781-800.

2004

Higgins, G.T., Martin, J.R. & Perrin, P.M. (2004) Higgins, G.T., Martin, J.R. & Perrin, P.M. (2004) A National Survey of Native Woodland in Ireland. Report submitted to the National Parks & Wildlife Service, Dublin.

Kingston, N., Waldren, S. & Smyth, N. (2004). Conservation genetics and ecology of Angiopteris chauliodonta Copel. (Marratiaceae), a critically endangered fern from Pitcairn Island, South Central Pacific Ocean. Biological Conservation 117: 309-319.

2003

Kingston N. & Waldren S. (2003) The phytogeographical affinities of the Pitcairn Islands – a model for south-eastern Polynesia? Journal of Biogeography 30: 1311-1328.

Kingston, N., Lynn, D.E., Martin, J.R. & Waldren, S. (2003) An overview of biodiversity features in Dublin city urban parklands. Management of Environmental Quality 14 (5): 556-570.

O’Neill, F.H. (2003). Regeneration of Native Oak Woodland Following Rhododendron ponticum L. Clearance from Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve, Co. Cork, Ireland. Ph.D. thesis, University College Cork.

Walsh, D.G.F., Waldren, S. & Martin, J.R. (2003). Monitoring seed viability of fifteen species after storage in the Irish Threatened Plant Genebank. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 103B (2): 59-67.

2002

Lynn, D.E. & Waldren, S. (2002). Physiological variation in populations of Ranunculus repens from the temporary limestone lakes (Turloughs) in the west of Ireland. Annals of Botany 89: 707-714.

Perrin, P.M. (2002) The Ecology of Yew (Taxus baccata) in Ireland.  Ph.D. thesis, Trinity College, Dublin.

Waldren, S., Martin, J., Curtis, T. & Lynn, D. (2002) Experimental translocation of Gymnocarpium robertianum (Hoffm.) Newman in Ireland. The Fern Gazette 16: 452-453.

Waldren, S. (2002) Conservation of Island Plant Populations and Communities (1.6.5.7). In: H. Heatwole (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, Volume 3: Oceanic Islands. UNESCO Publishing-Eolss Publishers: Paris & Oxford.

2001

Martin, J., Waldren, S., O’Sullivan, A. & Curtis, T.G.F. (2001) The establishment of the threatened Irish Plant Seedbank. In: B.S. Rushton, Hackney, P. & C.R. Tyrie (Eds.), Biological Collections & Biodiversity. 112-119. Linnean Society of London Special Publication No. 3.

2000

Perrin, P.M. (2000) Activity of pipistrelle bats (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) and Natterer’s bats (Myotis nattereri) over lowland heathland. Journal of Practical Ecology and Conservation 4: 27-36.