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Wilson, D., Farrell, C., Fallon, D., Moser, G., Muller, C. & Renou-Wilson, F. (2016) Multi-year greenhouse gas balances at a rewetted temperate peatland. Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13325. click here

Wilson, D., Blain, D., Couwenberg, J., Evans, C.D., Murdiyarso, D., Page, S., Renou-Wilson, F., Rieley, J., Sirin, A., Strack, M. & Tuittila, E.-S. (2016) Greenhouse gas emission factors associated with rewetting of organic soils. Mires and Peat, 17, Article 04, 1–28,, ISSN 1819-754X, doi: 10.19189/MaP.2016.OMB.222. click here

Renou-Wilson, F., Müller, C., Moser, G. and Wilson, D. (2016) To graze or not to graze: comparing 4 years GHG balances and vegetation from a temperate drained and a rewetted organic soil under grassland. Agriculture, Ecosystem and the Environment,, here

Barry, C. D., Renou-Wilson, F., Wilson, D., Müller, C. and Foy, R. H. (2016) Magnitude, form and bioavailability of fluvial carbon exports from Irish organic soils under pasture. Aquatic Sciences: 1-20 click here

Evans, C.,  Renou-Wilson,F. and  Strack,M. (2015) The role of waterborne carbon in the greenhouse gas balance of drained and re-wetted peatlands. Aquatic Sciences, doi: 10.1007/ here

Laine, A. M., Wilson, D., Alm, J., Schneider, J. and Tuittila, E.-S.(2015) Spatial variation in potential photosynthesis in Northern European bogs, Journal of Vegetation Science, doi: 10.1111/jvs.12355, 2015. click here

Renou-Wilson, F., Wilson, D., Barry, C., Foy, B. and Müller, C. (2015): Carbon loss from drained organic soils under grassland – CALISTO. EPA Research Report No 141, Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford, here

Wilson, D., Dixon, S.D., Artz, R.R.E, Smith, T.E.L., Evans, C.D., Owens, H.J.F., Archer, E. and Renou-Wilson, F. (2015). Derivation of Greenhouse Gas emission factors for peatlands managed for extraction in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, Biogeosciences 12:5291-5308 click here 

Renou-Wilson, F. Barry, C., Müller, C. Wilson, D. (2014). The impacts of drainage, nutrient status and management practice on the full carbon balance of grasslands on organic soils in a maritime temperate zone’ Biogeosciences , here

Blain, D., Murdiyarso, D., Couwenberg, J., Nagata, O., Renou-Wilson, F., Sirin, A., Strack, M., Tuittila, E. S., and Wilson, D. (2014) 'Rewetted organic soils' In: Hiraishi, T., Krug, T., Tanabe, K., Srivastava, N., Baasansuren, J., Fukuda, M., and Troxler, T. G (eds). 2013 Supplement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories: Wetlands. Switzerland: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 

Wilson, D. Müller, C. and F. Renou-Wilson. (2013). Carbon emissions and removals from Irish peatlands: Present trends and future mitigation measures. Irish Geography, 46(1-2): 1-23.

Wilson, D., C. Farrell, C. Müller and F. Renou-Wilson (2013) 'Rewetted industrial cutaway peatlands in western Ireland: a prime location for climate change mitigation'. Mires and Peat, 11 (Article 01):1-22. 

Wilson, D., Renou-Wilson F., Farrell, C., Bullock, C. and C. Müller. (2012). Carbon Restore—The Potential of Restored Irish Peatlands for Carbon Uptake and Storage. Climate Change Research Programme (CCRO) 2007-2013 Report Series No 15. Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford. 32 pp. Click here for pdf.

Renou-Wilson F., Bolger T., Bullock C., Convery F., Curry J. P., Ward S., Wilson D. & Müller C. 2011. BOGLAND: Sustainable Management of Irish Peatlands. STRIVE Report No 75 prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford. 157 pp. Click here for pdf.

Renou-Wilson F., Bolger T., Bullock C., Convery F., Curry J. P., Ward S., Wilson D. & Müller C. (2011). A Protocol for the Sustainable Management of Irish Peatlands. STRIVE Report No 76 prepared for the Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford. 24 pp. Click here for pdf.

Renou-Wilson, F., M. Pöllanen, K. Byrne, D. Wilson and E.P. Farrell. (2010). The potential of birch afforestation as an after-use option for industrial cutaway peatlands. SUO, 61 (3-4): 59-76. Click here for pdf.

Wilson, D., J. Alm, J. Laine, K. A. Byrne, E. P. Farrell, and E.-S. Tuittila (2009). Rewetting of cutaway peatlands: Are we re-creating hotpots of methane emissions? Restoration Ecology 17:796-806. Click here for pdf.

Renou-Wilson, F. and C.A. Farrell. (2009). Peatland vulnerability to energy-related developments from climate change policy in Ireland: the case of wind farms.Mires and Peatlands, 4 (Article 08):1-11. Click here for pdf.

Renou-Wilson, F., M. Keane and E.P. Farrell. 2009. Afforestation of industrial cutaway peatlands in the Irish midlands: site selection and species performance. Irish Forestry, 66: 85-100. Click here for pdf.

Wilson, D. (2009). Death by a thousand cuts – Peatlands in Ireland. The Irish Times (Weekend Review), January 24th Dublin

Feehan, J., G. O'Donovan, F. Renou-Wilson and D. Wilson (Ed.). (2008) The bogs of Ireland: An introduction to the natural, cultural and industrial heritage of Irish peatlands. University College Dublin, Ireland.

Renou-Wilson, F., M. Keane, G. McNally, J. O'Sullivan, J. and E.P. Farrell. 2008. BOGFOR: A research programme to develop a forest resource on industrial cutaway peatlands in the Irish midlands. COFORD, Dublin.

Renou-Wilson, F., M. Keane and E.P. Farrell. (2008). Establishing oak woodland on cutaway peatlands: Effects of soil preparation and fertilization. Forest Ecology and Management, 255 (3-4):728-737. Click here for pdf.

Renou-Wilson, F. M. Keane and E.P. Farrell. 2008. Effect of stocktype and cultivation treatment on the survival morphology and physiology of Norway spruce on cutaway peatlands. New Forests, 36 (3):307-330. Click here for pdf.

Wilson, D., J. Alm, T. Riutta, J. Laine, K. A. Byrne, E. P. Farrell and E.-S. Tuittila. (2007). A high resolution green area index for modelling the seasonal dynamics of CO2  exchange in vascular plant peatland communities. Plant Ecology. 190: 37-51. Click here for pdf.

Laine, A., D. Wilson, G. Kiely, and K. A. Byrne (2007). Methane flux dynamics in an Irish lowland blanket bog. Plant and Soil: 299(1): 181-193. Click here for pdf.

Wilson, D and E.P. Farrell. (eds) (2007). CARBAL. Carbon gas balances in industrial cutaway peatlands in Ireland. Final Report. Bord na Móna. Click here for pdf.

Wilson, D., E.-S. Tuittila, J. Alm, J. Laine, E. P. Farrell and K. A. Byrne. (2007). Carbon dioxide dynamics of a restored maritime peatland. Ecoscience 14: 71-80.

Renou-Wilson, F. and E.P. Farrell. (2007). The use of foliar and soil information for optimising the nutrition of Sitka spruce and Norway spruce on cutaway peatlands. Silva Fennica, 41 (3):409-424. Click here for pdf.

Renou, F., M. Keane, U. Scallan, and E.P. Farrell. 2007. Establishment of native birch on cutaway peatlands in Ireland: silvicultural practices. European Journal of Forest Research, 126 (4):545-554. Click here for pdf.

Renou-Wilson, F. and E.P. Farrell. 2007. Phosphorus in surface runoff and soil water following fertilization of afforested cutaway peatlands. Boreal Environment Research, 12 (6):693-709. Click here for pdf.

Laine, A., M. Sottocornola, G. Kiely, K. A. Byrne, D. Wilson and E.-S. Tuittila. (2006). Estimating net ecosystem exchange in a patterned ecosystem: Example from blanket bog. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 138: 231-243. Click here for pdf.

Wilson, D. (2006). Climate change, C and Irish peatlands Pages 56-59. In C. A. Farrell, editor. Peatland utilisation and research in Ireland 2006. Proceedings of the 1st seminar of the Irish National Committee of the International Peat Society. Dublin, Ireland, October 10th 2006. Irish Peat Society.

Renou, F. and E.P. Farrell. (2005). Reclaiming peatlands for forestry: the Irish Experience. In J.A. Stanturf and P.A. Madesen (eds) Restoration of Boreal and Temperate Forests, CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp 541-557.