Dr David Wilson
David graduated from University College Dublin in 2001 with a degree in Agricultural Science (First Class Honours), 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 published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, books, and in national newspapers and has served as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals and as an expert evaluator for the Horizon 2020 programme (European Commission) and COST Actions. He was a Lead Author in the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change 2013 Wetlands Supplement and is currently a member of the Editorial Boards of Mires and Peat and Peatlands International. His work has been featured on the RTE environmental programme EcoEye, and the Ushuaia French TV programme 'Sentinelles de la Nature'.
Dr Florence 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 (IPCC) 2013 Wetlands Supplement and a Contributing Author on the 2019 Special Report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems. Flo has 20 years research experience, especially with peatlands, and has managed research projects since 1998. She is a member of the Scientific and Policy Advisory Group to the Peatland Council set up by the Government to assist Ireland to respond to the requirements of EU and domestic law relating to the protection of important peatland habitats. Flo also holds a Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment Management (UCD). Her work has also been featured on the RTE environmental programmes EcoEye and 10 Things to Know About.