Dr David Wilson
David graduated from University College Dublin in 2001 with a degree in Agricultural Science, specialising in Agricultural and Environmental Science. In 2005, he received his doctorate for his work investigating the impact of peatland restoration on Greenhouse Gas (GHG) fluxes. Since then, he has been involved in a number of projects researching the impact of land use changes on GHG dynamics in Irish peatlands.
He has lectured undergraduate and Masters courses in UCD and has presented his research at conferences in Canada, Finland, Sweden, the UK and the USA. He has published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, books, and in national newspapers. He was a Lead Author in the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change 2013 Wetlands Supplement. He is Chair of Commission 10 (Peatlands and Climate Change) in the International Peatland Society and an associate editor for Mires and Peat. His work has been featured on the RTE environmental programme EcoEye and the Ushuaia French TV programme 'Sentinelles de la Nature'.
Dr Flo Renou-Wilson
Flo holds a first class honours ‘Ingénieur en Agriculture’ degree from Institut Supérieur Agricole de Beauvais (France) and a first class honours Masters Degree in Environmental Resource Management from University College Dublin (Ireland). In 2006, she was awarded her PhD for investigating optimal practices for the afforestation of industrial cutaway peatlands. She was a Lead Author in the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change 2013 Wetlands Supplement. She also holds a Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment Management (UCD). Flo has 15 years research experience, especially with peatland ecosystems and has been managing research projects for over 10 years.