Tara is an ecologist with interests spanning many areas which centre around biodiversity.
Watch this space for research on soil-plant-pollinator interactions under multiple, interacting, global change pressures.
From Roots to Pollinators: How above- and below-ground organisms interact through
Plants (IRC, lead PD)
Relationships between functional diversity and food production and quality under ecological intensification (EPA, Biodiversa, project contributor)
Climate change and its effects on Pollination Services (FNRS/FWO, project contributor)
Sustainable Pollination Services in a Changing world (SFI, project PD)
Soil Microarthropod Community Assembly And Their Value As Indicators Of Soil Biodiversity (EC, EcoFINDERS, lead PG)
Join the Terrestrial Ecology Lab
Reach out to me if you are interested in pursuing support for collaborative projects.
Some options include:
Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship
Prospective Graduate Students
Contact me to discuss potential opportunities for pursuing an MSc or PhD
Community ecology, Terrestrial biodiversity (above and belowground), Soil-Plant-Pollinator interactions, Global change, Sustainability
|International Day for Biological Diversity 2021
|As part of UCD Earth Institute video series "What is biodiversity?" Target audience: primary school children, general public [Link]
|One of 12 women in STEM taking part in Soapbox Science Dublin, Ireland event on Dublin's South King street, standing on a soapbox, using 2 props, I spoke to the general public about my ongoing research “Do soil animals interact with bees through plants?” [Link]
|Rising Star Fellowship feature piece, UCD Institute for Discovery
|Mooney Goes Wild radio piece as part of the Global Soil Biodiversity Conference coverage
|“Ask a scientist” tent at Farming for Soil Health public event, Teagasc, Wexford
Ecology, Entomology, Zoology, Animal behaviour, Insect-Plant interactions, Philosophy