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Dr. Daniel Kelly

Fellow Emeritus (Botany)

 


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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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
Batke, S.P., Jocque, M., Kelly, D.L. , Modelling Hurricane Exposure and Wind Speed on a Mesoclimate Scale: A Case Study from Cusuco NP, Honduras. , PLoS ONE , 9, (3), 2014, p11 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Newman, M., Mitchell, F. J. G., Kelly, D. L., Exclusion of large herbivores: Long-term changes within the plant community, Forest Ecology and Management, 321, 2014, p136 - 144, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
De Frenne, P., Rodríguez-Sánchez, F., Coomes, D.A., Baeten, L., Verstraeten, G., Vellend, M., Bernhardt-Roemermann, M., Brown, C.D., Brunet, J., Cornelis, J., Decocq, G.M., Dierschke, H., Eriksson, O., Gilliam, F.S., Hedl, R., Heinken, T., Hermy, M., Hommel, P., Jenkins, M.A., Kelly, D.L., Kirby, K.J., Mitchell, F.J.G., Naaf, T., Newman, M., Peterken, G., Petrik, P., Schultz, J., Sonnier, G., Van Calster, H., Waller, D.M., Walther, G.-R., White, P.S., Woods, K.D., Wulf, M., Graae, B.J., Verheyen, K., Microclimate moderates plant responses to macroclimate warming., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , 110, 2013, p18561 - 18565, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Gallagher, E., Douglas, C.G., Kelly, D.L., Barth, S., Kelleher, C.T., Hodkinson, T.R. , (2013). Old age sex: a parentage study of different age cohorts in a native veteran pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) woodland using microsatellite markers. , Biology & Environment: Proceeding of the Royal Irish Academy , 113B, (2), 2013, p1 - 13, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Coote, L., Dietzsch, A.C., Wilson, M.W., Graham, C.T., Fuller, L., Walsh, A.T., Irwin, S., Kelly, D.L., Mitchell, F.J.G., Kelly, T.C., O'Halloran, J. , Testing indicators of biodiversity for plantation forests, Ecological Indicators, 32, 2013, p107 - 115, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kelly, D.L., Moore, K.M., Coote, L. , Salix x pontederiana Willdenow (S. cinerea Linnaeus x S. purpurea Linnaeus): a hybrid willow confirmed for Ireland. , Irish Naturalists' Journal , 33, (1), 2013, p59 - 60, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Power EF, Kelly DL, Stout JC , The impacts of traditional and novel herbicide application methods on target plants, non-target plants and production in intensive grasslands, Weed Research, 53, 2013, p131 - 139, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Power EF, Kelly DL, Stout JC, Impacts of organic and conventional dairy farmer attitude, behaviour and knowledge on farm biodiversity in Ireland, Journal for Nature Conservation, 21, 2013, p272 - 278, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Irwin, S., Kelly, D. L., Kelly, T. C., Mitchell, F. J. G., Coote, L., Oxbrough, A., Wilson, M. W., Martin, R. D., Moore, K., Sweeney, O., Dietzsch, A. C. & O'Halloran, J., Do Irish forests provide habitat for species of conservation concern?, Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 113B, (3), 2013, p273 - 279, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cayuela, L.; Gálvez-Bravo, L.; Pérez Pérez, R.; Albuquerque, F.S.; Golicher, D.J.; Zahawi, R.A.; Ramírez-Marcial, N.; Garibaldi, C.; Field, R.; Rey Benayas, J.M.; González-Espinosa, M.; Balvanera, P.; Castillo, M.A.; Figueroa-Rangel, B.L.; Griffith, D.M.; Islebe, G.A.; Kelly, D.L.; Olvera-Vargas, M.; Schnitzer, S.A.; Velázquez, E.; Williams-Linera, G.; Brewer, S.W., Camacho-Cruz, A.; Coronado, I.; de Jong, B.; del Castillo, R.; Granzow-de la Cerda, I.; Fernández, J.; Fonseca, W.; Galindo-Jaimes, L.; Gillespie, T.W., González-Rivas, B.; Gordon, J.E.; Hurtado, J.; Linares, J.; Letcher, S.G.; Mangan, S.A.; Meave, J.A.; Méndez, V.E.; Meza, V.; Ochoa-Gaona, S.; Peterson, C.J.; Ruiz-Gutierrez, V.; Snarr, K.A.; Tun Dzul, F.; Valdez-Hernández, M.; Viergever, K.M.; White, D.A.; Williams, J.N.; Bonet, F.J.; Zamora, R. , The Tree Biodiversity Network (BIOTREE-NET): Prospects for biodiversity research and conservation in the Neotropics., Biodiversity and Ecology, 4, 2012, p211 - 224, 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, SUBMITTED
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.