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Professor Jane Stout

Professor (Botany)
BOTANY SCHOOL


My research expertise is in the field of ecology, with an emphasis on human impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services. I seek to understand the processes and consequences of changes in land management and non-native species invasions, using plant-pollinator interactions as a model system. There is global concern over loss of pollination services and my research informs biodiversity conservation and agriculture, both nationally and internationally. I employ field-based experimental studies combined with laboratory analyses to characterise insect behaviour, plant breeding systems, biodiversity and conservation of pollinators and their impacts on plant population dynamics. My research programme is inter-disciplinary: my own expertise covers both botanical and zoological fields, but I also collaborate widely with geographers, socio-economists, chemists and molecular biologists, both nationally and internationally. I am Chair of the Irish Forum on Natural Capital www.naturalcapitalireland.com and deputy Chair of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan www.pollinators.ie. Blog: campusbuzz.blog
  Bees   Behavioural and evolutionary ecology   Biodiversity   Biodiversity and Conservation   Biological Invasion   Ecology   Entomology   Environmental biology   Insects   Invasive Alien Species   Land Use Planning/Policy   natural capital   Pollination   Pollinators   Sustainable Agriculture   Weeds
 Beacon
 Connecting Nature
 Effects of fertilisation on the structure of mutualistic plant-pollinator communities
 Urban bees
 POLLIVAL: assessing market and non-market values of pollination services in Ireland

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Founder and Chair, Irish Forum on Natural Capital 2014-present
Co-founder and Deputy Chair All-Ireland Pollinator Plan www.pollinators.ie 2014-present
Management Committee and WP leader COST Action Super-B 2014-2018
Royal Irish Academy nomination to European Academies' Science Advisory Council working group on Ecosystem services, Agriculture and Neonicotinoids https://easac.eu/fileadmin/Reports/Easac_15_ES_web_complete_01.pdf 2013-2015
Trustee, Bumblebee Conservation Trust 2013- 2016
Member, National Platform for Biodiversity Research, Ireland 2005-2008
Associated Partner in EU integrated project on Assessing LArge scale Risks for biodiversity with tested Methods (ALARM) 2005-2009
Consultant, Bee conservation workshop - creating red data list for Irish bees, Trinity College Dublin Sept 2005
Co-organiser of Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting, Trinity College Dublin March 2003 & March 2009
Co-organiser of International Union for the Study of Social Insects (British Section) Meeting, Trinity College Dublin Dec 2003
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British Ecological Society 1996 present
Royal Entomological Society 2015 present
Ecological Society of America 2014
International Bee Research Association 1998 2005
International Union for the Study of Social Insects (British Section) 1998 2003
Noriega JA, Hortal J, Azcárate FM, Berg MP, Bonada N, Briones MJI, Del Toro I, Goulson D, Ibanez S, Landis DA, Moretti M, Potts SG, Slade EM, Stout JC, Ulyshen MD, Wackers FL, Woodcock BA, Santos AMC, Research trends in ecosystem services provided by insects, Basic and Applied Ecology, 26, 2018, p8-23 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Stout JC, Nombre I, de Bruijn B, Delaney A, Doke DA, Gyimah T, Kamano F, Kelly R, Lovett P, Marshall E, Nana A, Nasare LI, Roberts J, Tankoano P, Tayleur C, Thomas D, Vickery J, Kwapong P, Insect pollination improves yield of Shea (Vitellaria paradoxa subsp. paradoxa) in the agroforestry parklands of West Africa, Journal of Pollination Ecology, 22, 2018, p11-20 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Redmond, C. M. and J. C. Stout, Breeding system and pollination ecology of a potentially invasive alien Clematis vitalba L. in Ireland, Journal of Plant Ecology, 11, 2018, p56-63 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Delaney A, Stout JC, Principles of cross congruence do not apply in naturally disturbed dune slack habitats: Implications for conservation monitoring, Ecological Indicators, 93, 2018, p358-364 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Hudson et al, The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project, Ecology and Evolution, 7, 2017, p145-188 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Naughton J, Tiedeken EJ, Garvey M, Stout JC, Rowan NJ , Pulsed light inactivation of the bumble bee trypanosome parasite Crithidia bombi, Journal of Apicultural Research, 56, 2017, p144-154 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Stout JC, Tiedeken EJ , Direct interactions between invasive plants and native pollinators: evidence, impacts and approaches, Functional Ecology, 31, 2016, p38-46 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Zimmermann J, Stout JC, Underestimating neonicotinoid exposure: how extent and magnitude may be affected by land use change, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23, 2016, p7050-7054 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Tiedeken, Erin Jo, Egan, Paul A., Stevenson, Philip C., Wright, Geraldine A., Brown, Mark J. F., Power, Eileen F., Farrell, Iain, Matthews, Sharon M., Stout, Jane C., Nectar chemistry modulates the impact of an invasive plant on native pollinators, Functional Ecology, 30, 2016, p885-893 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Zimmermann, J., González, A, Jones, M.B., O'Brien, P., Stout, J.C. & S. Green, Assessing land-use history for reporting on cropland dynamics - a comparison between the Land-Parcel Identification System and traditional inter-annual approaches, Land Use Policy, 52, 2016, p30 - 40, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
  

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EFSA , Towards holistic approaches to the risk assessment of multiple stressors in bees. EFSA Scientific Colloquium Summary Report 18, European Food Safety Authority, November, 2013, Notes: [doi: 10.2805/53269 http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/supporting/doc/509e.pdf ], Report, PUBLISHED
Stout JC, Bourke D, Callier M, Carnus T, Crowe TP, Dauber D, Dolan D, Emmerson M,A Green D, Jones MB, Kochmann J, Mina-Vargas A, O'Rourke E, Sharkey N, Spillane C, Stanley D, Thompson R, Tuteja R, Whelan P, Zimmermann J, SIMBIOSYS: Sectoral Impacts on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Synthesis Report, Johnstown Castle, Co.Wexford, Ireland, Environmental Protection Agency, 2013, Report, PUBLISHED

  

Award Date
Fellowship of Trinity College Dublin 2011
Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society 2015
BES Ecological Engagement 2017
I am an ecologist and much of my research uses plant-pollinator interactions as a model system for investigating anthropogenic impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services. I have particular interests in rare native and invasive alien species, in both managed and unmanaged landscapes. I employ field-based experimental studies combined with laboratory analyses to characterise insect behaviour, plant breeding systems, biodiversity and conservation of pollinators and their impacts on plant population dynamics.