Dr Alina Premrov joined the ICARUS - Department of Geography, National University of Ireland Maynooth in November 2021, where she has undertaken a temporary lecturing role in the areas of biogeography, hazards and society, environmental change, global ecosystem pressures and sustainability. At the same time she is also pursuing her research in TCD Botany Department on the development of risk assessment scenarios for pesticides in soil under the PROTECTS project. She is a PhD graduate from Trinity College Dublin (2011). Throughout her past post-doctoral career in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD), Dr Premrov has made a significant contribution to several collaborative research projects - i.e. SOLUM project (TCD), AUGER and CForRep projects (UCD). Her research interests focus on gaining better understanding of dynamics and functioning of biogeochemical processes in terrestrial ecosystems using different modelling tools (including empirical and process-based models). Special emphasis is placed on assessing these processes in relation to soils and land-use (LU)/management practices and their implications for mitigating climate change and environmental pollution. Her current and past research spans a variety of areas that include development of risk assessment scenarios for pesticides in soils, modelling of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks and carbon stock changes (CSC) in terrestrial ecosystems in relation to LU/management practices and climate, as well as areas of agricultural diffuse pollution, including areas of environmental hydrology and groundwater-/water- quality, and areas of nutrient dynamics (N and C) and their fluxes and pathways in the systems.