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UCD EARTH INSTITUTE

Earth Talks

Conversations with researchers from UCD Earth Institute.

Discover how researchers from science, engineering, arts, humanities and social sciences are tackling some of the big environmental challenges of our time.

Latest Earth Talks

Urban climatology and green space in cities


Microclimates, green infrastucture, planning and designing climate resilient cities and mapping Dublin’s trees with Prof Gerald Mills, School of Geography.



April 2022.

Planning and environmental policy


Managing human-environmental relationships, green infrastructure, flooding and participatory engagement with Dr Mick Lennon, School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy.

April 2022.

Water wars and hydrosocial imaginaries


Environmental humanities approaches to the culture, power and politics of water and other environmental projects with Dr Hannah Boast, School of English, Drama and Film.

April 2022.

Barley field

Sustainable agronomy and crop science


Multidisciplinary approaches to studying abiotic stressors and climate resilience in barley and other crops with Dr Sónia Negrão, School of Biology and Environmental Science.

March 2022.

Art and sustainable food production



Interview with Deirdre O'Mahony, Earth Institute & DLRCC artist in residence on her ongoing project 'Sustainment Experiments' and her RHA exhibition 'Feeder'.

February 2022.

Looking up: Computer Vision and Remote Sensing

Atmospheric analysis: climate science and meteorology, sensors, data analytics and machine learning with Dr Soumyabrata Dev, School of Computer Science.

November 2021.

Environmental Planning, GIS and public participation

Managing human-environmental interaction, public participation in decision making, data and GIS with Dr Ainhoa Gonzalez del Campo, School of Geography.

September 2021.

Dinosaurs, seabirds and storytelling

Quantitative ecology, human-wildlife conflict, David Attenborough and science communication with Dr Adam Kane, School of Biology & Environmental Science.

May 2021.

Sustainable and resilient water systems

Wastewater treatment, resource recovery, interdisciplinarity and stakeholder engagement in engineering projects with Dr Sarah Cotterill, School of Civil Engineering.

May 2021.

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