Patrick Doran

Patrick Doran

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Research Focus

I am undertaking a phylogeography study of the critically endangered species Achillea maritima (commonly known as cottonweed), this species is confined to a singular population of 12 individuals found near Our Lady's Island, Wexford.

A. maritima is a species commonly found in sand dunes around southern European coastlines, the Irish population is at the northern edge of the species range. The results of this reseach will inform conservation management of the species here in Ireland and potentially in other regions where declines have been observed.

Supervisors: Dr Lorraine Scott, Dr Neil reid and Dr Gemma Beatty (External Supervisor Aberystwyth University).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land