Monday, 21 November 2016

Congratulations to Botany and Plant Science PhD student Tom Rossiter (supervised by Dr Dagmar Stengel) on winning the best poster prize award at the 10th Irish Earth Observation Symposium (IEOS10) hosted by UCC (27/28th October 2016)

Monday, 21 November 2016

The inaugural conference of the Irish Ecological Association took place at IT Sligo from 24-26th November. Dr Dara Stanley (Lecturer in Plant Ecology, Botany and Plant Science) was invited to give a plenary talk at the conference. She presented her work on the impacts of pesticides on pollination service delivery, as well as some on-going work on plant-pollinator interactions in species rich grasslands in South Africa. The conference was a huge success with almost 150 delegates registered. A great start to the Irish Ecological Association, and we look forward to the growth of the association in the future!

Monday, 21 November 2016

Welcome to Michelle Larkin, who has just started a PhD in Botany and Plant Science. Michelle did her undergraduate degree in NUI Galway, followed by an MSc in Ecological Assessment in University College Cork. Michelle will be supervised by Dr Dara Stanley, and will be investigating plant-pollinator interactions in species rich grasslands in the west of Ireland.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

On Monday 30th Jan, Dr Dara Stanley (Botany & Plant Science, NUI Galway) was invited to Trinity College Dublin by the Botanical Society. Dara gave a talk on her recent work on floral colour change, plant-pollinator interactions and hawkmoth pollination from Uganda and South Africa.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Soapbox Science is coming to Galway for the first time this summer! The event is being organised by Dr Dara Stanley (Botany and Plant Science) and Dr Jessamyn Fairfield (Physics). Soapbox Science brings female scientists and engineers into public spaces on soapboxes, to talk to the public about their research. It has two aims: to engage members of the public who may not have set out to interact with science or scientists, and to promote the visibility of women in science. Since 2011, over 250 women have participated in Soapbox Science events across the UK and Ireland, from eminent leaders in their field to those starting their careers in STEMM (e.g. PhD students). The 2017 Galway event will be held on July 15th by the Spanish Arch, with the support of the Galway City Museum, and is currently recruiting speakers! To apply to visit Closing for applications is Friday 24th February.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Invited speaker to Seminar in Semester 1

Botany and Plant Science and BotSoc will host a Seminar to be held from 13.00-14.00  on Tuesday 17 October 2017:


Oct 17th: Pedro Beca-Caretero:  ‘Irish Seagrasses: Ecology and Habitat Mapping in the light of Climate Change’.

All welcome


Location: MRA201 The Ryan Institute LectureTheatre, NUI Galway    
Time: 13:00:00