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.
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12343
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2018.11.033