Dr R Tomlinson

School of Geography
Queen’s University Belfast

School/Institute website address: www.qub.ac.uk/geog/
E-mail address: r.tomlinson@qub.ac.uk

Biography and Irish Studies research interests
Lecturer/Snr Lecturer in Geography 1974 –
Wide experience of research on both Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland, including:-

  1. For EHS(NI)
    • Northern Ireland Peatland Survey
    • Survey of peat extraction in NI
    • Peat profiling of NI bogs
    • AONB Woodland Surveys
    • Geodiversity and biodiversity of Landscape Character Areas
  2. For DEFRA
    • Carbon stores and fluxes in vegetation and soils of NI
  3. For EU
    • CORINE Land Cover (Ireland) 1990
  4. For EPA (RoI)
    • Carbon stocks and fluxes in soils and vegetation of Ireland
  5. For Woodland Trust
    • Long-established and Ancient Woodland in Northern Ireland.

Useful website addresses
www.epa.ie/r_d/default.htm 
www.ehsni.gov.uk/natural/country/country_landscape.shtml

Selected Publications
1995 Peat extraction, conservation and the rural economy in Northern Ireland. Applied Geography 15, 365-383
1996 Application of CORINE land cover methodology to the U.K. - some issues raised from Northern Ireland Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters 5, 235-48
1997 Trees and woods of County Down. In L.J.Proudfoot (Ed.) County Down: History and Society. Geography Publications, Dublin pp239-265.
1998 Carbon in the Vegetation and Soils of Northern Ireland. Biology and Environment: Proc. Roy. Irish Academy. 98B, 9-21.
2000 Application of CORINE land-cover mapping to estimate carbon stored in the vegetation of Ireland; J of