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  • Evidence of former tree growth at Clonsast 

    Murray, Neil Robert William (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland), 1957)
    Six thousand years ago practically all the ground now covered by peat in the area investigated at Clonsast, County Offaly, was woodland. The main object of the research was to trace the disappearance of woodland due to ...
  • A study of taxonomy of Salicornia L. in Ireland 

    Ferguson, I. K. (Ian Keith) (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland), 1964)
    Introduction: The genus Salicornia is a notoriously difficult group. The number and nature of the taxa recognised, especially within the annual section of the genus, has varied considerably according to the differing ...
  • The palaeoecology of Clara Bog, Co. Offaly 

    Connolly, Andrew (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2000)
    This thesis contains the results of an investigation into the palaeoecology of a midlands raised bog, Clara Bog, Co. Offaly. It was undertaken to investigate the development of the bog and some of its features. The thesis ...
  • The occurence of canopy gaps in some semi-natural Irish woodlands and the natural regeneration of tree species therein 

    Higgins, Gemma Thérèse (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2001)
    The reported failure of regeneration in British oakwoods and some observations of a dearth of saplings and young trees in Irish woods has prompted concerns about the ability of Irish semi-natural woodland to self-perpetuate. ...
  • Multi-proxy evidence from bogs for environmental change in Ireland over the last 1,200 years 

    Cole, Edwina E. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2001)
    In order to understand recent and future climate change, it is necessary to document how climates have varied in the past. Literature and research concerning climate change of the last 1,200 years, namely the Medieval Warm ...
  • A systematic revision of the Santalaceae R. Br. of Southeast Asia 

    Macklin, Jill (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2001)
  • Revision of the Liverwort genus Asterella P. Beauv. (Marchantiales, Aytoniaceae) in Continental Eurasia, Malesia and Japan 

    Long, David Geoffrey (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2001)
    This study constitutes a taxonomic revision of the genus Asterella in Eurasia, Asterella belongs to the family Aytoniaceae in the Chambered Liverworts (Marchantiales). It is poorly understood taxonomically and a worldwide ...
  • A systematic revision of the Uvaria L. group (Annonaceae) in Continental Asia 

    Meade, Conor V. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2001)
    The goal of this research project has been to complete a taxonomic revision of Uvaria L. (Annonaceae) and its affiliates in Continental Asia. Research was based primarily at the Trinity College Herbarium. Research visits ...
  • The flora and vegetation of Pitcairn Island : its phytogeography and conservation 

    Kingston, Naomi (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2001)
    Good decisions cannot be made about the conservation of nature if we do not know what it is, where it is, and in what abundance. The aim of this thesis was to provide an integrated approach to the conservation of Pitcairn ...
  • The effects of elevated CO2 and water stress on C2 pasture species (Blepharis linariifolia and Cenchrus biflorus) native to Sudan 

    Zaki-Eldeen, Sumaya (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2001)
    A doubling of the pre-industrial atmospheric CO2 concentration (~280 ppmv) is expected by the middle of this century, if the current rate of growth in the annual emission of fossil carbon is maintained. The effects of ...
  • Morphological and molecular systematics of the genus Miscanthus anderss 

    Scally, Louise (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2001)
    Increasing fuel costs and a depletion of the earth's natural energy resources have lead to a global search for alternative sources of renewable energy. In response, the "European Miscanthus network" funded by the European ...
  • Physiological studies of salt tolerance in Plantago maritima (L.) 

    Walsh, Dearbhla (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2001)
    The studies described in this thesis were concerned with evaluating the salt tolerance mechanisms of Plantago maritima (L.). This species, a perennial herb, is found growing in various habitats including saline coastal ...
  • A taxanomic revision of tribe Ocimeae Dumort. (Labiatae) in continental South East Asia 

    Suddee, Somran (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2001)
    This thesis aims to provide a complete account of the tribe Ocimeae for Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Burma. In addition, the relevant generic problems of Ocimeae in continental South East Asia are outlined, and ...
  • The relationship between catchment characteristics and lake chemistry in the Republic of Ireland 

    Free, Gary N. (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2002)
    The purpose of this thesis was to examine the relationships between catchment characteristics and lake chemistry in the Republic of Ireland. Additional aims were to examine the seasonal variation in water chemistry and, ...
  • Irish oaks : characterising their biodiversity through molecular and morphological analysis 

    Kelleher, Colin (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2002)
    Oak populations were sampled across Ireland to investigate the biodiversity of Irish oak. Two species are recognized as being native; Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl. and Q. robur L. Oak leaves were analysed for morphological ...
  • The exploitation of soil organic phosphate by grassland plants 

    Carroll, Nyree-Dawn (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2002)
    This study was concerned with the availability of soil organic phosphate (Po) to plants. To address this issue semi-natural Irish grassland soils and plants were used. Greenhouse experiments were carried out in which soil ...
  • Systematics of the woody bamboos (tribe Bambuseae) 

    Ní Chonghaile, Gráinne (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2002)
    In this thesis the monophyly of the tribe Bambuseae and the inter-relationships of its constituents were assessed using comparative morphological character analysis and sequence analysis of four non-coding DNA regions, ...
  • The ecology of yew (Taxus baccata) in Ireland 

    Perrin, Philip Matthew (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2003)
    This project stemmed primarily from the need for increased ecological knowledge of the development and regeneration of yew communities in Ireland. This was required to make informed management decisions pertaining to the ...
  • Restoration of native woodland in former conifer plantations 

    Smith, George F, 1971- (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2003)
    The majority of Irish forests are plantations of exotic conifer species, with semi-natural woodlands occupying less than 1% of Ireland. Recent land-use changes, in particular the expansion of National Parks and Nature ...
  • Large trees, supertrees and the grass phylogeny 

    Salamin, Nicolas (Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Botany, 2003)
    During the last decade, the advances of molecular techniques have profoundly changed the way scientists build and use phylogenetic trees. Vast fields of research as different as ecology, evolution of development, genomics, ...