Dr Conor Meade

Biology

Senior Lecturer
Biological and Geographical Sciences Programme Co-ordinator

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(01) 708 6386

Biography

Associate Professor
Co-Director BSc Biological and Geographical Sciences

Career posts:
Associate Professor, Maynooth University (2021-)
Assistant Professor/ Lecturer, Maynooth University (2006)
International Research Officer, Marine Institute, Dublin (2006)
Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow/ PI, Maynooth University (2003-2005)
Post Doctoral Fellow/ PI, Maynooth University (2001-2003)

Academic Honours:
Fulbright EPA Climate Change Scholar, University of Colorado, Boulder (2017)

Education:
PhD Botany, Trinity College Dublin (1996-2000)
BSc Environmental Biology, University College Dublin (1989-1993)

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2013 'Life in Ireland during the Ice Age'
C. Meade (2013) 'Life in Ireland during the Ice Age' In: M. Jebb and C. Crowley (eds). Secrets of the Irish Landscape. Dublin: RTE. [Details]
2011 'The Current and Future Status of Floristic Provinces in Thailand'
van Welzen, P.C., A. Madern, N. Raes, J.A.N. Parnell, D.A. Simpson, C. Byrne, T. Curtis, J. Macklin, A. Trias-Blasi, A. Prajaksood, P. Bygrave, S. Dransfield, D.W. Kirkup, J. Moat, P. Wilkin, C. Couch, P.C. Boyce, K. Chayamarit, P. Chantaranothai, H-J. Esser, M.H.P. Jebb, K. Larsen, S.S. Larsen, I. Nielsen, C. Meade, D.J. Middleton, C.A. Pendry, A.M. Muasya, N. Pattharahirantricin, R. Pooma, S. Suddee, G.W. Staples, S. Sungkaew and A. Teerawatananon. (2011) 'The Current and Future Status of Floristic Provinces in Thailand' In: Yongyut Trisurat, Rajendra P. Shrestha and Rob Alkemade (eds). Land Use, Climate Change and Biodiversity Modeling: Perspectives and Applications. Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2022 'Flora of Thailand Annonaceae: Uvaria'
Meade, C. (2022) 'Flora of Thailand Annonaceae: Uvaria'. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), [Details]
2021 'Uvaria clementis (Annonaceae), a new record for Thailand'
Leeratiwong C.;Jornead S.;Meade C.V. (2021) 'Uvaria clementis (Annonaceae), a new record for Thailand'. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 49 :241-244 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'The presence of a foreign microbial community promotes plant growth and reduces filtering of root fungi in the arctic-alpine plant Silene acaulis'
Meade C.V.;Bueno de Mesquita C.P.;Schmidt S.K.;Suding K.N. (2021) 'The presence of a foreign microbial community promotes plant growth and reduces filtering of root fungi in the arctic-alpine plant Silene acaulis'. Plant Ecology and Diversity, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Successful pollen dispersal modulates with flowering phase in field-hybridizing grasses'
Meade C.;Ryan E.;Mullins E.;Downes M. (2020) 'Successful pollen dispersal modulates with flowering phase in field-hybridizing grasses'. Biology and Environment, 120B (1):51-60 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'Characterization of diverse ploidy in the arctic-alpine Arenaria ciliata species complex (Caryophyllaceae) using shoot meristem staining and flow cytometry analysis of archived frozen tissue'
Abukrees, F., Kozlowski, G. and Meade, C. (2018) 'Characterization of diverse ploidy in the arctic-alpine Arenaria ciliata species complex (Caryophyllaceae) using shoot meristem staining and flow cytometry analysis of archived frozen tissue'. Plant Species Biology, 33 (2) [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'A revised taxonomy for Uvaria (Annonaceae) in continental Asia'
Meade, CV;Parnell, JAN (2018) 'A revised taxonomy for Uvaria (Annonaceae) in continental Asia'. Australian Systematic Botany, 31 :311-356 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2015 'Propensity for seed-mediated gene flow from potato crops and potential consequences for the coexistence of GM and non-GM potato systems'
Phelan, S;Fitzgerald, T;Grant, J;Byrne, S;Meade, C;Mullins, E (2015) 'Propensity for seed-mediated gene flow from potato crops and potential consequences for the coexistence of GM and non-GM potato systems'. European Journal of Agronomy, 67 :52-60 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2015 'A re-examination of the life and work of A.F.G. Kerr and of his colleagues and friends'
Parnell J.;Pilla F.;Simpson C.;Van Welzen P.;Chayamarit K.;Chantaranothai P.;Boyce P.;Bygrave P.;Byrne C.;Chen S.;Couch C.;Curtis T.;Dransfield S.;Duyfjes B.;Eianthong W.;Esser H.;Grote P.;Hua Z.;Jebb M.;Kirkup D.;Loc P.;Larsen S.;Macklin J.;Madern A.;Meade C.;Merklinger F.;Middleton D.;Moat J.;Muasya A.;Nakmuenwai P.;Pederson H.;Pendry C.;Prajaksood A.;Pooma R.;Preusapan K.;Puglisi C.;Sathapattayanon A.;Sukkharak P.;Staples G.;Strijk J.;Suddee S.;Sungkaew S.;Tangjitman K.;Teerwatananon A.;Tovaranonte J.;Ung T.;Blasi A.;De Wilde W.;Wilkin P.;Yahara T. (2015) 'A re-examination of the life and work of A.F.G. Kerr and of his colleagues and friends'. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), (43):111-131 [full-text] [Details]
2013 '(2013). The distribution and ecology of Arenaria norvegica Gunn. in Ireland'
Walker, K, Howard-Williams, E, Meade, C (2013) '(2013). The distribution and ecology of Arenaria norvegica Gunn. in Ireland'. Irish Naturalists Journal, 32 (1):1-13 [Details]
2012 'Rapid identification of chloroplast haplotypes using High Resolution Melting analysis'
Dang, XD;Kelleher, CT;Howard-Williams, E;Meade, CV (2012) 'Rapid identification of chloroplast haplotypes using High Resolution Melting analysis'. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12 :894-908 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2009 'Evidence of genotype dependency within Agrobacterium tumefaciens in relation to the integration of vector backbone sequence in transgenic Phytophthora infestans-tolerant potato'
Petti, C;Wendt, T;Meade, C;Mullins, E (2009) 'Evidence of genotype dependency within Agrobacterium tumefaciens in relation to the integration of vector backbone sequence in transgenic Phytophthora infestans-tolerant potato'. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 107 :301-306 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2009 'Intraspecific variation among isolates of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae from Bull Island, Ireland'
Rolston, A;Meade, C;Boyle, S;Kakouli-Duarte, T;Downes, M (2009) 'Intraspecific variation among isolates of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae from Bull Island, Ireland'. Nematology, 11 :439-451 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2008 'An insight into the impact of arable farming on Irish biodiversity: A scarcity of studies hinders a rigorous assessment'
O'Brien M.;Spillane C.;Meade C.;Mullins E. (2008) 'An insight into the impact of arable farming on Irish biodiversity: A scarcity of studies hinders a rigorous assessment'. Biology and Environment, 108 (2):97-108 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2008 'Establishment, persistence and introgression of exotic entomopathogenic nematodes in a forest ecosystem –mesocosm and post release field studies'
Dillon, A.B., C. Meade, A. Rolston, M.J. Downes and C.T. Griffin (2008) 'Establishment, persistence and introgression of exotic entomopathogenic nematodes in a forest ecosystem –mesocosm and post release field studies'. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 18 :735-747 [full-text] [Details]
2006 'Potato in the age of biotechnology'
Mullins, E;Milbourne, D;Petti, C;Doyle-Prestwich, BM;Meade, C (2006) 'Potato in the age of biotechnology'. Trends in Plant Science, 11 :254-260 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2006 'Analysis of populations of Steinernema feltiae and Heterorhabditis downesi from Bull Island, Ireland, using AFLP'
Rolston, AN;Meade, C;Downes, MJ (2006) 'Analysis of populations of Steinernema feltiae and Heterorhabditis downesi from Bull Island, Ireland, using AFLP'. Nematology, 38 :290-290 [Details]
2006 'Tracing field hybridization in Ryegrass species using microsatellite and morphological markers'
Ryan E.;Mullins E.;Burke J.;Downes M.;Meade C. (2006) 'Tracing field hybridization in Ryegrass species using microsatellite and morphological markers'. Environmental Biosafety Research, 5 (2):111-117 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2005 'GM crop cultivation in Ireland: Ecological and economic considerations'
Meade C.;Mullins E. (2005) 'GM crop cultivation in Ireland: Ecological and economic considerations'. Biology and Environment, 105 (1):33-52 [full-text] [Details]
2005 'A new species of Uvaria (Annonaceae) from Southeast Asia'
Meade C. (2005) 'A new species of Uvaria (Annonaceae) from Southeast Asia'. Adansonia, 27 (1):17-20 [full-text] [Details]
2003 'Plant collecting spread and densities: their potential impact on biogeographical studies in Thailand'
Parnell, JAN;Simpson, DA;Moat, J;Kirkup, DW;Chantaranothai, P;Boyce, PC;Bygrave, P;Dransfield, S;Jebb, MHP;Macklin, J;Meade, C;Middleton, DJ;Muasya, AM;Prajaksood, A;Pendry, CA;Pooma, R;Suddee, S;Wilkin, P (2003) 'Plant collecting spread and densities: their potential impact on biogeographical studies in Thailand'. Journal of Biogeography, 30 :193-209 [Details]
2003 'Multivariate analysis of leaf shape patterns in Asian species of the Uvaria group (Annonaceae)'
Meade, C;Parnell, J (2003) 'Multivariate analysis of leaf shape patterns in Asian species of the Uvaria group (Annonaceae)'. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 143 :231-242 [full-text] [Details]
2002 'Neotypification of Uvaria hirsuta Jack (Annonaceae)'
Meade, CV;Parnelll, JAN (2002) 'Neotypification of Uvaria hirsuta Jack (Annonaceae)'. Taxon, 51 :767-768 [full-text] [Details]
2007 'Facilitating co-existence by tracking gene-dispersal in conventional potato systems with microsatellite markers'
Petti, C., Meade, C., Downes, M. and Mullins, E. (2007) 'Facilitating co-existence by tracking gene-dispersal in conventional potato systems with microsatellite markers'. Environmental Biosafety Research, 18 :1-13 [full-text] [Details]
2005 'Employing a composite gene flow index to numerically quantify a crops potential for gene flow:  An Irish Perspective. '
Flannery, M., C. Meade and E. Mullins. (2005) 'Employing a composite gene flow index to numerically quantify a crops potential for gene flow:  An Irish Perspective. '. Environmental Biosafety Research, 4 :29-43 [full-text] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'ConservePlants: An integrated approach to conservation of threatened plants for the 21st Century'
Živa Fišer, Giovanna Aronne, Tsipe Aavik, Meleksen Akin, Paraskevi Alizoti, Filippos Aravanopoulos, Gianluigi Bacchetta, Manica Balant, Dalibor Ballian, Oz Barazani, Andrea Francesca Bellia, Nadine Bernhardt, Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat, Adrian Bugeja Douglas, Michael Burkart, Dušica Ćalić, André Carapeto, Tor Carlsen, Sílvia Castro, Guy Colling, Joana Cursach, Sara Cvetanoska, Cvetanka Cvetkoska, Renata Ćušterevska, Laura Daco, Kalina Danova, Aida Dervishi, Gordana Djukanović, Snežana Dragićević, Andreas Ensslin, Marianne Evju, Giuseppe Fenu, Ana Francisco, Pedro Pablo Gallego, Marta Galloni, Anatolie Ganea, Birgit Gemeinholzer, Peter Glasnović, Sandrine Godefroid, Mette Goul Thomsen, Melinda Halassy, Aveliina Helm, Marko Hyvärinen, Jasmin Joshi, Amra Kazić, Michael Kiehn, Marcin Klisz, Anneleen Kool, Marcin Koprowski, Anna Kövendi-Jakó, Karel Kříž, Matthias Kropf, Tiiu Kull, Sandro Lanfranco, Predrag Lazarević, Maja Lazarević, Merav Lebel Vine, Ligita Liepina, João Loureiro, Diana Lukminė, Nathalie Machon, Conor Meade, Detlev Metzing, Đorđije Milanović, Luis Navarro, Saša Orlović, Bart Panis, Hana Pankova, Taras Parpan, Ondřej Pašek, Dhimiter Peci, Theodora Petanidou, Kristina Plenk, Radosław Puchałka, Ivan Radosavljević, Hassan Rankou, Valerijus Rašomavičius, Gabriela Romanciuc, Anna Ruotsalainen, Nina Šajna, Terezia Salaj, Carolina Sánchez-Romero, Murat Sarginci, Deborah Schäfer, Ole Seberg, Suzanne Sharrock, Jozef Šibík, Mária Šibíková, Olav Skarpaas, Milena Stanković Neđić, Srdjan Stojnic, Boštjan Surina, Katalin Szitár, Aco Teofilovski, Rannveig Thoroddsen, Ivaylo Tsvetkov, Domas Uogintas, Koenraad Van Meerbeek, Nils van Rooijen, Loukia Vassiliou, Rita Verbylaitė, Philippine Vergeer, Petr Vít, Margareta Walczak, Alex Widmer, Justyna Wiland-Szymańska, Goran Zdunić, Elke Zippel (2021) 'ConservePlants: An integrated approach to conservation of threatened plants for the 21st Century' RIO Research Ideas and Outcomes, . [DOI] [Details]
2002 'Revision of Uvaria L. in Continental Southeast Asia: 2 Floral character Evolution in the Uvaria L. Group'
Meade, C., T. Hodkinson, P. Chalermglin, M Chase, and J. Parnell (2002) 'Revision of Uvaria L. in Continental Southeast Asia: 2 Floral character Evolution in the Uvaria L. Group' Annonaceae Newsletter, 13, :29-32. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 Exploiting multiple statistical approaches in biogeographical analysis.
Meade C. (2019) Exploiting multiple statistical approaches in biogeographical analysis. [Oral Presentation], 1st Workshop on Ecological Data Analysis (Maynooth University), Maynooth University [Details]
2019 Ecophysiological adaptation to climate change in Arctic-Alpine plants.
Abukrees, F., Jansen, M. and C. Meade (2019) Ecophysiological adaptation to climate change in Arctic-Alpine plants. [Oral Presentation], Irish Plant Scientists Association Annual Meeting, Institute of Technology, Carlow [Details]
2019 Ecophysiological adaptation to climate change in the Arctic-Alpine Arenaria ciliata species complex (Caryophyllaceae).
Abukrees, F., Jansen, M. and C. Meade (2019) Ecophysiological adaptation to climate change in the Arctic-Alpine Arenaria ciliata species complex (Caryophyllaceae). [Oral Presentation], British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, Belfast, UK [Details]
2017 Climate-mediated change in biogeographic distribution of European arctic-alpine cushion plants.
Meade C. (2017) Climate-mediated change in biogeographic distribution of European arctic-alpine cushion plants. [Oral Presentation], Invited Presentation, UC Boulder EEB Seminar Series, School of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder [Details]
2016 Ploidy variation in climate-sensitive Arctic-Alpine plants. 1st Ecology and Evolution Ireland Conference November 2016 Institute of Technology Sligo.
Abukrees, F., Meade, C. (2016) Ploidy variation in climate-sensitive Arctic-Alpine plants. 1st Ecology and Evolution Ireland Conference November 2016 Institute of Technology Sligo. [Poster Presentation], Ecology and Evolution Ireland Conference, Sligo [Details]
2015 The British-Irish Ice Sheet at the end of the LGM: Tabula rasa?.
Meade, C., Dang, DX., Howard-Williams, E., Vargas, P. and Kelleher C. (2015) The British-Irish Ice Sheet at the end of the LGM: Tabula rasa?. [Oral Presentation], Internationsl Biogeography Society 7th Biennial Meeting, Bayreuth, Germany [Details]
2015 National plant science meeting.
Conor Meade, Phil Dix, Jackie Nugent, Emmanuelle Graciet (2015) National plant science meeting. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting, Maynooth (Ireland) [Details]
2015 Ireland's Uplands: A Pleistocene Botanic Garden.
Meade C. (2015) Ireland's Uplands: A Pleistocene Botanic Garden. [Oral Presentation], Irish Uplands Forum, University of Dublin, Trinity College [Details]
2014 Multiple Separate Pleistocene Expansion Events Characterize the Arenaria ciliata complex in Europe.
Meade, C., Dang, DX., Howard-Williams, E., Vargas, P. and Kelleher C. (2014) Multiple Separate Pleistocene Expansion Events Characterize the Arenaria ciliata complex in Europe. [Oral Presentation], Plant Biology Europe Congress, Dublin [Details]
2013 The Biogeography of Minuartia recurva in Ireland and Europe.
Meade C. and Dang, XD. (2013) The Biogeography of Minuartia recurva in Ireland and Europe. [Oral Presentation], Irish Plant Scientists Association Meeting, National University of Ireland, Galway [Details]
2010 Biogeography of the Irish Arctic-Alpine Caryophyllaceae: A Case Study of Arenaria norvegica.
Howard-Williams, E., Kelleher, C., Walker, K. and C. Meade (2010) Biogeography of the Irish Arctic-Alpine Caryophyllaceae: A Case Study of Arenaria norvegica. [Oral Presentation], Irish Plant Scientists Association Meeting, University College Dublin [Details]
2009 An empirical gene flow model for Ryegrass.
Conor Meade (2009) An empirical gene flow model for Ryegrass. [Oral Presentation], Irish Plant Scientists Association Meeting, University of Dublin, Trinity College [Details]
2003 European Science Foundation Programme: Assessing the Impact of Genetically Modified Plants.
S. Cloney, C. Meade, J. Burke (2003) European Science Foundation Programme: Assessing the Impact of Genetically Modified Plants. Gene Flow in wild populations of Brassica rapa L, Free University of Amsterdam , 21-JAN-03 [Details]
2003 European Science Foundation AIGM Conference.
S. Cloney, C. Meade, J. Burke (2003) European Science Foundation AIGM Conference. Gene flow in wild rape: a framework for estimating transgene spread, Amsterdam , 21-JAN-03 [Details]
2002 European Science Foundation Programme: Assessing the Impact of Genetically Modified Plants.
"Presented with Ms Sue Cloney, Dr James Burke and Prof Martin Downes" (2002) European Science Foundation Programme: Assessing the Impact of Genetically Modified Plants. Gene-flow in wild populations of Brassica rapa L, Free University of Amsterdam , 21-APR-02 [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2013 Predicting the Impact of Coexistence-Guided, Genetically Modified Cropping on Irish Biodiversity.
Mullins, E., Collier, M., O'Brien, M., Meade, C., Spillane, C. (2013) Predicting the Impact of Coexistence-Guided, Genetically Modified Cropping on Irish Biodiversity. Environmental Protection Agency, Dublin. [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2008 AN INSIGHT INTO THE IMPACT OF ARABLE FARMING ON IRISH BIODIVERSITY: A SCARCITY OF STUDIES HINDERS A RIGOROUS ASSESSMENT.
O'Brien, M;Spillane, C;Meade, C;Mullins, E (2008) AN INSIGHT INTO THE IMPACT OF ARABLE FARMING ON IRISH BIODIVERSITY: A SCARCITY OF STUDIES HINDERS A RIGOROUS ASSESSMENT. DUBLIN: Reviews [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Teaching Interests

I am academic lead on the 7 Skills Undergraduate Writing Programme, and co-ordinate the Turnitin online submission platform across Biology modules on Moodle. 

I co-ordinate and teach the following modules within the Biology undergraduate programme:
  • BI220 Environmental Field Skills
  • BI305 Dissertation
  • BI401 Environmental Field Studies
  • BI435 Molecular Ecology and Biogeography

I also contribute to teaching on the following modules:
  • BI207 Environmental Biology (Invasive Species Biology, Marine Biology)
  • BI303 Ecology


Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2012 Xiaodong Dang Maynooth University PhD
2013 Emma Howard-Williams Maynooth University PhD
2010 CarloAlberto Petti Maynooth University PhD
2007 Susan Cloney Maynooth University PhD