Photo: Órlaith Ní Choncubhair

Órlaith Ní Choncubhair is Senior Research Officer in Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, with responsibility for collaboration in EU and international R&I and research coordination projects in the area of agriculture, food and the wider bioeconomy. She is also a member of the National Bioeconomy Implementation Group. She was previously a Policy Officer and Seconded National Expert in the Bioeconomy & Food Systems Unit of DG Research & Innovation in the European Commission, where she supported the implementation of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy & Action Plan and established the European Bioeconomy Policy Forum. A physicist by training, Órlaith holds a PhD in environmental science on the topic of land-use change and carbon cycle dynamics in bioenergy crops.

Contact: Orlaith.NiChoncubhair[at]


Publications and activities

Ní Choncubhair, Ó., Osborne, B., Finnan, J. and Lanigan, G. (2017) Comparative assessment of ecosystem C exchange in Miscanthus and reed canary grass during early establishment. GCB Bioenergy 9(2), 280-298.

Krol, D., Jones, M., Williams, M., Ní Choncubhair, Ó. and Lanigan, G. (2019) The effect of land use change from grassland to bioenergy crops Miscanthus and reed canary grass on nitrous oxide emissions. Biomass and Bioenergy 120, 396-403.

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