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Congratulations to Professor Yvonne Buckley on being named Irish Research Council 2021 Researcher of the Year

06th November 2021

Yvonne Buckley, Professor of Zoology and incoming Vice President for Biodiversity and Climate Action at Trinity, has won the Irish Research Council (IRC) 2021 Researcher of the Year award.

Her work is focused on the growth, reproduction and survival of plant and animal species.   Using insights from her research, she develops models of plant and animal populations, which help to determine the conditions that may lead to a change in their population size over time. 

Leading a team of post-doctoral researchers and undergraduate research students based in Zoology, Professor Buckley’s work explores solutions that will enable biodiversity to persist through global changes that are currently occurring, including climate change. 

Her research has also informed policy, through her role as Chair of the National Biodiversity Forum, and advising the Joint Oireachtas Climate Action Committee. She is also Co-Chair of the All-Island Climate and Biodiversity Research Network (AICBRN), recently launched by An Taoiseach Micheál Martin. 

Read more here.

Yvonne Buckley