Research Projects

Eithne Davis

Graduated 2021

The Prevention, Control and Eradication of Invasive Species


Eithne is an Environmental Scientist and full-time PhD Research Student with the Centre for Environmental Research, Innovation and Sustainability, at the Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland. Along with Professor Frances Lucy, Eithne co-developed, hosted and published a Horizon Scan of Invasive Alien Species (IAS) for the island of Ireland, contributing to Ireland’s legal obligations under European regulations to provide an early warning system for IAS arriving in Ireland.  This project has led to successful collaborations with partners in Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom, and further afield in mainland Europe, as well as the National Biodiversity Data Centre, The NPWS, and the EPA (who funded the project).

Current research interests are focussed on the management of the terrestrial plant Petasites pyrenaicus, on raising awareness around IAS, and on improving biosecurity and science communication at all levels of society. Eithne is always keen to use innovative technologies in novel ways in research work, and in multi-disciplinary collaboration.

Through her research work at the Institute of Technology Sligo, Eithne has contributed to a wide selection of peer-reviewed papers and reports. These can be found at the following link:

You can find her on Facebook and Twitter @InvasiveAliens.

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