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Dr. Daniel L Kelly

Fellow Emeritus (Botany)
BOTANY SCHOOL


My researches commenced in the area of phytosociology, with papers spanning the spectrum of Irish native woodland communities. My floristic expertise extends to bryophytes and lichens as well as vascular plants. My year in France and four years in Jamaica expanded my horizons in both teaching and research. I have produced substantial studies on native forest vegetation in Jamaica and Venezuela. My interests in tree regeneration and forest dynamics have led me to establish detailed study plots in Irish and neotropical forests, with long-term monitoring planned or in progress. My interest in the biology of oak has led to a long-term experimental study of sessile oak (Quercus petraea) regeneration, and to collaboration with molecular systematists in elucidating the phylogeography of Irish oak. I have a special interest in epiphytic plant communities, both in Ireland and the New World Tropics. I spent a sabbatical term at Universidad de Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela, and shorter periods working at the Albrecht-von-Haller-Institut fuer Pflanzenwissenschaften, University of Goettingen, Germany; the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, U.K. and the Natural History Museum, London, U.K. I have co-supervised a major project on biodiversity in Irish plantation forestry (BIOFOREST), and have just obtained funding approval for a major follow-up project. My research has sought to promote the conservation of native vegetation and flora, focusing on the problems of invasive alien species, grazing management and deforestation. My interest in conservation extends to the broader landscape, and I am also involved in studies on the biodiversity of hedges and of semi-natural grasslands.
  Biodiversity   epiphytes   plant community ecology   Woodlands ecology
 Managing for biodiversity in a range of Irish forest types
 Grazing effects on plant and mollusc diversity in woodland and grassland habitats
 Species composition and diversity of woodlands and hedgerows in the County of Fingal
 Conservation and molecular characterisation of veteran oak (Quercus spp.) and ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) trees.
 Biodiversity survey of Cusuco National Park, Honduras

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French Fluent Medium Fluent
German Medium Medium Medium
Irish Basic Basic Basic
Spanish Medium Medium Medium
Details Date From Date To
Editor of Watsonia (Journal of the Botanical Society of the British Isles) 1997
President, Dublin Naturalists' Field Club 1989 1991
Chairman, Irish Branch, Botanical Society of the British Isles 1981 1984
Member, British Ecological Society
Member, An Taisce
Member, Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation
Member, British Bryological Society
Franklin, J. and Andrade, R. and Daniels, M.L. and Fairbairn, P. and Fandino, M.C. and Gillespie, T.W. and González, G. and Gonzalez, O. and Imbert, D. and Kapos, V. and Kelly, D.L. and Marcano-Vega, H. and Meléndez-Ackerman, E.J. and McLaren, K.P. and McDonald, M.A. and Ripplinger, J. and Rojas-Sandoval, J. and Ross, M.S. and Ruiz, J. and Steadman, D.W. and Tanner, E.V.J. and Terrill, I. and Vennetier, M., Geographical ecology of dry forest tree communities in the West Indies, Journal of Biogeography, 45, (5), 2018, p1168-1181 , Notes: [cited By 1], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Slik, J.W.F. and Franklin, J. and Arroyo-Rodríguez, V. and Field, R. and Aguilar, S. and Aguirre, N. and Ahumada, J. and Aiba, S.-I. and Alves, L.F. and Anitha, K. and Avella, A. and Mora, F. and Aymard, G.A.C. and Báez, S. and Balvanera, P. and Bastian, M.L. and Bastin, J.-F. and Bellingham, P.J. and Van Den Berg, E. and Da Conceição Bispo, P. and Boeckx, P. and Boehning-Gaese, K. and Bongers, F. and Boyle, B. and Brambach, F. and Brearley, F.Q. and Brown, S. and Chai, S.-L. and Chazdon, R.L. and Chen, S. and Chhang, P. and Chuyong, G. and Ewango, C. and Coronado, I.M. and Cristóbal-Azkarate, J. and Culmsee, H. and Damas, K. and Dattaraja, H.S. and Davidar, P. and DeWalt, S.J. and DIn, H. and Drake, D.R. and Duque, A. and Durigan, G. and Eichhorn, K. and Eler, E.S. and Enoki, T. and Ensslin, A. and Fandohan, A.B. and Farwig, N. and Feeley, K.J. and Fischer, M. and Forshed, O. and Garcia, Q.S. and Garkoti, S.C. and Gillespie, T.W. and Gillet, J.-F. and Gonmadje, C. and Granzow-De La Cerda, I. and Griffith, D.M. and Grogan, J. and Hakeem, K.R. and Harris, D.J. and Harrison, R.D. and Hector, A. and Hemp, A. and Homeier, J. and Hussain, M.S. and Ibarra-Manríquez, G. and Hanum, I.F. and Imai, N. and Jansen, P.A. and Joly, C.A. and Joseph, S. and Kartawinata, K. and Kearsley, E. and Kelly, D.L. and Kessler, M. and Killeen, T.J. and Kooyman, R.M. and Laumonier, Y. and Laurance, S.G. and Laurance, W.F. and Lawes, M.J. and Letcher, S.G. and Lindsell, J. and Lovett, J. and Lozada, J. and Lu, X. and Lykke, A.M. and Bin Mahmud, K. and Mahayani, N.P.D. and Mansor, A. and Marshall, A.R. and Martin, E.H. and Matos, D.C.L. and Meave, J.A. and Melo, F.P.L. and Mendoza, Z.H.A. and Metali, F. and Medjibe, V.P. and Metzger, J.P. and Metzker, T. and Mohandass, D. and Munguía-Rosas, M.A. and Muñoz, R. and Nurtjahy, E. and De Oliveira, E.L. and Onrizal and Parolin, P. and Parren, M. and Parthasarathy, N. and Paudel, E. and Perez, R. and Pérez-García, E.A. and Pommer, U. and Poorter, L. and Qi, L. and Piedade, M.T.F. and Pinto, J.R.R. and Poulsen, A.D. and Poulsen, J.R. and Powers, J.S. and Prasad, R.C. and Puyravaud, J.-P. and Rangel, O. and Reitsma, J. and Rocha, D.S.B. and Rolim, S. and Rovero, F. and Rozak, A. and Ruokolainen, K. and Rutishauser, E. and Rutten, G. and Mohd Said, M.N. and Saiter, F.Z. and Saner, P. and Santos, B. and Dos Santos, J.R. and Sarker, S.K. and Schmitt, C.B. and Schoengart, J. and Schulze, M. and Sheil, D. and Sist, P. and Souza, A.F. and Spironello, W.R. and Sposito, T. and Steinmetz, R. and Stevart, T. and Suganuma, M.S. and Sukri, R. and Sultana, A. and Sukumar, R. and Sunderland, T. and Supriyadi and Suresh, H.S. and Suzuki, E. and Tabarelli, M. and Tang, J. and Tanner, E.V.J. and Targhetta, N. and Theilade, I. and Thomas, D. and Timberlake, J. and De Morisson Valeriano, M. and Van Valkenburg, J. and Van Do, T. and Van Sam, H. and Vandermeer, J.H. and Verbeeck, H. and Vetaas, O.R. and Adekunle, V. and Vieira, S.A. and Webb, C.O. and Webb, E.L. and Whitfeld, T. and Wich, S. and Williams, J. and Wiser, S. and Wittmann, F. and Yang, X. and Yao, C.Y.A. and Yap, S.L. and Zahawi, R.A. and Zakaria, R. and Zang, R., Phylogenetic classification of the world's tropical forests, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115, (8), 2018, p1837-1842 , Notes: [cited By 2], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Lyons, M.L., Kelly, D.L., Plant community ecology of petrifying springs (Cratoneurion) - a priority habitat, Phytocoenologia, 47, (1), 2017, p13 - 32, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Campbell, C. and Kelly, D.L. and Smyth, N. and Lockhart, N. and Holyoak, D.T., Genetic variation in the Red-Listed moss Ditrichum cornubicum Paton (Ditrichaceae) and implications for its conservation, Journal of Bryology, 39, (2), 2017, p141-151 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Batke, S.P. and Cascante-Marín, A. and Kelly, D.L., Epiphytes in Honduras: A geographical analysis of the vascular epiphyte flora and its floristic affinities to other Central American countries, Tropical Ecology, 57, (4), 2016, p663-675 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Ferry Slik, J.W., Víctor Arroyo-Rodríguez, Shin-Ichiro Aiba, Patricia Alvarez-Loayza, Luciana F. Alves, Peter Ashton, Patricia Balvanera, Meredith L. Bastian, Peter J. Bellingham, Eduardo van den Berg, Luis Bernacci, Polyanna da Conceição Bispo, Lilian Blanc, Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Pascal Boeckx, Frans Bongers, Brad Boyle, Matt Bradford, Francis Q. Brearley, Mireille Breuer-Ndoundou Hockemba, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, Darley Calderado Leal Matos, Miguel Castillo-Santiago, Eduardo L. M. Catharino, Shauna-Lee Chai, Yukai Chen, Robert K. Colwell, Chazdon L. Robin, Connie Clark, David B. Clark, Deborah A. Clark, Heike Culmsee, Kipiro Damas, Handanakere S. Dattaraja, Gilles Dauby, Priya Davidar, Saara J. DeWalt, Jean-Louis Doucet, Alvaro Duque, Giselda Durigan, Karl A. O. Eichhorn, Pedro V. Eisenlohr, Eduardo Eler, Corneille Ewango, Nina Farwig, Kenneth J. Feeley, Leandro Ferreira, Richard Field, Ary T. de Oliveira Filho, Christine Fletcher, Olle Forshed, Geraldo Franco, Gabriella Fredriksson, Thomas Gillespie, Jean-François Gillet, Giriraj Amarnath, Daniel M. Griffith, James Grogan, Nimal Gunatilleke, David Harris, Rhett Harrison, Andy Hector, Jürgen Homeier, Nobuo Imai, Akira Itoh, Patrick A. Jansenn, Carlos A. Joly, Bernardus H. J. de Jong, Kuswata Kartawinata, Elizabeth Kearsley, Daniel L. Kelly, David Kenfack, Michael Kessler, Kanehiro Kitayama, Robert Kooyman, Eileen Larney, Yves Laumonier, Susan Laurance, William F. Laurance, Michael J. Lawes, Ieda Leao do Amaral, Susan G. Letcher, Jeremy Lindsell, Xinghui Lu, Asyraf Mansor, Antti Marjokorpi, Emanuel H. Martin, Henrik Meilby, Felipe P. L. Melo, Daniel J. Metcalfe, Vincent P. Medjibe, Jean Paul Metzger, Jerome Millet, D. Mohandass, Juan C. Montero, Márcio de Morisson Valeriano, Badru Mugerwa, Hidetoshi Nagamasu, Reuben Nilus,, An estimate of the number of tropical tree species. , Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America (PNAS). , 2015, p6 , Notes: [doi/10.1073/pnas.1423147112 ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Lorence, D.H., Dietzsch, A.C., Kelly, D.L., Sommera cusucoana, a new species of Rubiaceae from Honduras, Phytokeys, 57, 2015, p1 - 9, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Batke S., Murphy B., Hill N., Kelly D., Can air humidity and temperature regimes within cloud forest canopies be predicted from bryophyte and lichen cover?, Ecological Indicators, 56, 2015, p1 - 5, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Slik, J.W.F. and Arroyo-Rodríguez, V. and Aiba, S.-I. and Alvarez-Loayza, P. and Alves, L.F. and Ashton, P. and Balvanera, P. and Bastian, M.L. and Bellingham, P.J. and Van Den Berg, E. and Bernacci, L. and Da Conceição Bispo, P. and Blanc, L. and Böhning-Gaese, K. and Boeckx, P. and Bongers, F. and Boyle, B. and Bradford, M. and Brearley, F.Q. and Hockemba, M.B.-N. and Bunyavejchewin, S. and Matos, D.C.L. and Castillo-Santiago, M. and Catharino, E.L.M. and Chai, S.-L. and Chen, Y. and Colwell, R.K. and Chazdon, R.L. and Clark, C. and Clark, D.B. and Clark, D.A. and Culmsee, H. and Damas, K. and Dattaraja, H.S. and Dauby, G. and Davidar, P. and DeWalt, S.J. and Doucet, J.-L. and Duque, A. and Durigan, G. and Eichhorn, K.A.O. and Eisenlohr, P.V. and Eler, E. and Ewango, C. and Farwig, N. and Feeley, K.J. and Ferreira, L. and Field, R. and De Oliveira Filho, A.T. and Fletcher, C. and Forshed, O. and Franco, G. and Fredriksson, G. and Gillespie, T. and Gillet, J.-F. and Amarnath, G. and Griffith, D.M. and Grogan, J. and Gunatilleke, N. and Harris, D. and Harrison, R. and Hector, A. and Homeier, J. and Imai, N. and Itoh, A. and Jansen, P.A. and Joly, C.A. and De Jong, B.H.J. and Kartawinata, K. and Kearsley, E. and Kelly, D.L. and Kenfack, D. and Kessler, M. and Kitayama, K. and Kooyman, R. and Larney, E. and Laumonier, Y. and Laurance, S. and Laurance, W.F. and Lawes, M.J. and Do Amaral, I.L. and Letcher, S.G. and Lindsell, J. and Lu, X. and Mansor, A. and Marjokorpi, A. and Martin, E.H. and Meilby, H. and Melo, F.P.L. and Metcalfe, D.J. and Medjibe, V.P. and Metzger, J.P. and Millet, J. and Mohandass, D. and Montero, J.C. and De Morisson Valeriano, M. and Mugerwa, B. and Nagamasu, H. and Nilus, R. and Ochoa-Gaona, S. and Onrizal and Page, N. and Parolin, P. and Parren, M. and Parthasarathy, N. and Paudel, E. and Permana, A. and Piedade, M.T.F. and Pitman, N.C.A. and Poorter, L. and Poulsen, A.D. and Poulsen, J. and Powers, J. and Prasad, R.C. and Puyravaud, J.-P. and Razafimahaimodison, J.-C. and Reitsma, J. and Dos Santos, J.R. and Spironello, W.R. and Romero-Saltos, H. and Rovero, F. and Rozak, A.H. and Ruokolainen, K. and Rutishauser, E. and Saiter, F. and Saner, P. and Santos, B.A. and Santos, F. and Sarker, S.K. and Satdichanh, M. and Schmitt, C.B. and Schöngart, J. and Schulze, M. and Suganuma, M.S. and Sheil, D. and Da Silva Pinheiro, E. and Sist, P. and Stevart, T. and Sukumar, R. and Sun, I.-F. and Sunderland, T. and Suresh, H.S. and Suzuki, E. and Tabarelli, M. and Tang, J. and Targhetta, N. and Theilade, I. and Thomas, D.W. and Tchouto, P. and Hurtado, J. and Valencia, R. and Van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H. and Van Do, T. and Vasquez, R. and Verbeeck, H. and Adekunle, V. and Vieira, S.A. and Webb, C.O. and Whitfeld, T. and Wich, S.A. and Williams, J. and Wittmann, F. and Wöll, H. and Yang, X. and Yao, C.Y.A. and Yap, S.L. and Yoneda, T. and Zahawi, R.A. and Zakaria, R. and Zang, R. and De Assis, R.L. and Luize, B.G. and Venticinque, E.M., Correction: An estimate of the number of tropical tree species (Proc Natl Acad Sci USA (2015) 112 (7472-7477) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1423147112), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, (33), 2015, pE4628-E4629 , Notes: [cited By 2], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Baeten, L., Craven, D., De Frenne, P., Hédl, R., Lenoir, J., Bert, D., Brunet, J., Chudomelová, M., Decocq, G., Dierschke, H., Dirnböck, T., Dörfler, I., Heinken, T., Hermy, M., Hommel, P., Jaroszewicz, B., Keczyński, A., Kelly, D. L., Kirby, K. J., Kopecký, M., Macek, M., Máli , F., Mirtl, M., Mitchell, F. J. G., Naaf, T., Newman, M., Peterken, G., Petřík, P., Schmidt, W., Standovár, T., Tóth, Z., Calster, H. V., Verstraeten, G., Vladovič, J., Vild, O., Wulf, M. & Verheyen, K. , Drivers of temporal changes in temperate forest plant diversity vary across spatial scales, Global Change Biology , 21, 2015, p3726 - 3737, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

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O'Halloran, J, Irwin, S, Kelly, DL, Kelly, TC, Mitchell, FJG, Coote, L, Oxbrough, A, Wilson, MW, Martin, RD, Moore, K, Sweeney, O, Dietzsch, AC, Walsh, A, Keady, S, French, V, Fox, H, Kopke, K, Butler, F, Neville, P, Management of biodiversity in a range of Irish forest types, Dublin, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 2011, 391, Report, PUBLISHED
Iremonger, S., O'Halloran, J., Kelly, D.L., Wilson, M.W., Smith, G.F., Gittings, T., Giller, P.S., Mitchell, F.J.G., Oxbrough, A., Coote, L., French, L., O'Donoghue, D., McKee, A.-M., Pithon, J., O'Sullivan, A., Neville, P., O'Donnell, V., Cummins, V., Kelly, T.C., Dowding, P., Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests (BIOFOREST Project): Final Report, Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford, Ireland., Environmental Protection Agency & National Council for Forest Research & Development, Ireland, 2007, 1, 51, Report, PUBLISHED
Kelly, D.L., A Teacher: Oisin Kelly, Old Columban Society Bulletin, 61, 2006, p5 - 6, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Smith, G.F., Gittings, T., Wilson, M., Oxbrough, A., Iremonger, S., O'Donoghue, S., McKee, A.-M., O'Halloran, J., Kelly, D.L., Pithon, J., O'Sullivan, A., Neville, P., Mitchell, F.J.G., Giller, P., O'Donnell, V. & Kelly, T. , Biodiversity Assessment of Afforestation Sites. BIOFOREST Project 3.1.1. Final Report, COFORD (National Council for Forest Research and Development) and the Environmental Protection Agency., University College Cork; Trinity College Dublin; Coillte, 2006, Report, PUBLISHED
Iremonger, S., Gittings, T., Smith, G.F., Wilson, M., Oxbrough, A., Coote, L., Pithon, J., O'Donoghue, S., McKee, A.-M., O'Halloran, J., Kelly, D.L., Giller, P., O'Sullivan, A., Neville, P., Mitchell, F.J.G., O'Donnell, V., Kelly, T. & Dowding, P., Investigation of experimental methods to enhance biodiversity in plantation forests. BIOFOREST Project 3.1.3. Final Report , COFORD (National Council for Forest Research and Development) and the Environmental Protection Agency, Dublin, University College Cork; Trinity College Dublin; Coillte, 2006, Report, PUBLISHED
Iremonger, S., Gittings, T., Smith, G.F., Wilson, M., Oxbrough, A., Coote, L., Pithon, J., O'Donoghue, S., McKee, A.-M., O'Halloran, J., Kelly, D.L., Giller, P., O'Sullivan, A., Neville, P., Mitchell, F.J.G., O'Donnell, V., Kelly, T. & Dowding, P., Investigation of experimental methods to enhance biodiversity in plantation forests. BIOFOREST Project 3.1.3. Final Report , COFORD (National Council for Forest Research and Development) and the Environmental Protection Agency, University College Cork; Trinity College Dublin; Coillte, 2006, Report, PUBLISHED
Gittings, T., Smith, G., Wilson, M., French, L., Oxbrough, A., O'Donoghue, S., Pithon, J., O'Donnell, V., McKee, A.-M., Iremonger, S., O'Halloran, J., Kelly, D., Mitchell, F. & Giller, P, . (2005). Assessment of Biodiversity at Different Stages of the Forest Cycle. BIOFOREST Project 3.1.2. Final Report , COFORD (National Council for Forest Research and Development) and the Environmental Protection Agency, University College Cork; Trinity College Dublin; Coillte, 2005, Report, PUBLISHED
Kelly, D.L., Review of Guide to the Plants of Central French Guiana. Part 3. Mosses. Memoirs of The New York Botanical Garden 76, by Buck, W.R. , The Bryologist, 2005, Notes: [The New York Botanical Garden Press, Bronx, NY], Review, PUBLISHED
Kelleher, C.T., Martin, J.R., Hodkinson, T.R., Kelly, D.L. & Douglas, G.C., Investigating genetic variation of Irish oak populations using chloroplast DNA analysis End of Project Report 4450. Horticulture and Farm Forestry Series No. 31, Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority), 2003, Report, PUBLISHED
Kelly, D.L., Review of New Atlas of the British and Irish Flora, by Preston, C.D., Pearman, D.A. & Dines, T.D. , Irish Naturalists' Journal, 27, 2003, p242-246 , Review, PUBLISHED

  

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Award Date
Senior Visiting Fellowship, Royal Irish Academy 1997
Species named in my honour: Eugenia kellyana Proctor 1982
Dr Daniel Kelly's research area lies in woodland and forest ecology. Current work with colleagues and students in Ireland includes biodiversity in Irish plantation forestry (ground flora and epiphytes), tree regeneration and the effects of large herbivores on native woodland vegetation. He also has a particular interest in bryophytes (mosses and liverworts). He is an Editor of Watsonia (journal of the Botanical Society of the British Isles). His other field of research is in the New World Tropics, and he has organised and led expeditions in Jamaica, Venezuela, Guyana and Honduras. The focus of his tropical interests is on forest biodiversity, structure and dynamics and epiphytic plant communities.