Julien Carlier

Julien Carlier
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology | GMIT · Department of Natural Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
Postdoctoral researcher at the Marine and Freshwater Research Center GMIT. Research fields include Ecosystem Quality Assessment, Remote Sensing, Ecological Modelling, Ecosystem Connectivity, Applied Ecology and Landscape Ecology.
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October 2014 - present
IT Sligo
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (12)
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European Greenway developments typically ‘upcycle’ disused transport corridors for multi-use, non-motorised public infrastructure. The linear and relatively undisturbed nature of these disused infrastructures means many currently function as high quality ecological corridors. Corridors providing connectivity among habitat patches can mitigate the e...
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This study presents a novel landscape classification map of the Republic of Ireland and is the first to identify broad landscape classes by incorporating physiographic and land cover data. The landscape classification responds to commitments to identify and classify the Irish landscape as a signatory to the European Landscape Convention. The method...
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This data provides a landscape classification map of the Republic of Ireland. The dataset was generated by applying a series of clustering iterations to determine an objective multivariate classification of physiographic landscape units and land cover. The classification results determined nine statistically significant landscape classes and the de...
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The effective conservation of high nature value farmland (HNV) will be crucial for the conservation of European and Irish biodiversity, and to meet the growing demand for a wide range of private and public goods and services from farmland. Here, we describe the evolution of policy and management of HNV farmland in the Republic of Ireland over the l...
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The most commonly used method for measuring vegetation cover is visual estimation, which is highly subjective, potentially leading to measurement errors. This poses serious implications to the assessment and continued management of plant species cover, for example in the control of invasive plant species. Morphological analysis of digital imagery h...
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Across Europe, Greenways upcycle disused railway infrastructure into non-motorised public infrastructure, often with limited consideration to potential ecological synergies. Pre-development, disused transport corridors become relatively undisturbed and potentially host diverse semi-natural habitats. The study objectives were 1) to produce a highly...
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Over the past decades, Western European hedgerows have been declining as a result of land use change. Disused infrastructure corridors such as railways and tramways can host a range of existing and returning semi-natural habitats, including extensive hedgerow networks. However, long term corridor abandonment can result in network deterioration to g...
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Fragmentation of ecosystems is continuing worldwide, posing increasing pressures to and loss of biodiversity. Disused transport corridors such as old railways and tramways often return to semi-naturalness, and are increasingly upcycled into multi-use, non-motorised public Greenway infrastructure. This study examines bat activity within a proposed r...
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Increasing land use intensification in Europe is causing significant fragmentation of ecosystems, posing pressures to and loss of biodiversity. Ecological corridors are advocated as increasing connectivity among habitat patches, allowing species dispersal throughout the wider landscape. Concurrent to increasing fragmentation, a significant Greenway...
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A book of maps generated using ArcGIS 10.2.2 and ArcGIS Imagery Basemap (Imagery_Prime_World) (coordinate system GCS_WGS_1984). The maps illustrate photointerpreted habitats to Level 3 Fossit (2000) Irish Habitat Classification. Classification accuracy was assessed through groundtruthing of random stratified sampling sites (14% total study area rep...
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(abstract) European Greenway developments typically ‘recycle’ disused transport corridors into multi- use, non- motorised public infrastructure. Prior to development, these linear landscape corridors are often regained by wildlife. Bat species strongly associate with linear landscape features and broadleaf woodland habitat, but little is known abou...

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The overall objectives of this research project are to study the interactions between Greenways and the natural environment, in order to investigate their potential role as ecological corridors and networks. Existing patches serving as habitats or stepping stones, and corridor links are identified using existing data, satellite based imagery and field studies along the proposed route of the disused Sligo, Leitrim, Northern Counties Railway (SLNCR) rail to trail (Greenway) project. This builds an understanding of the proposed route’s ecological structure and function. The result is the development of recommendations which can inform the development of Greenway Best Practice guidance and the realisation of Greenways as sustainable tourism projects.