Peter Foss Project Involvement


Professional Consultants Projects

2012 - 2017 Project Leader and developer of the on-line Map of Irish Wetlands. Project developed in co-operation with Wetland Surveys Ireland (check out the Wetland Map here). 

2017 Consultant Ecologist and editor of The Raised Bogs of Ireland. ESRI On-line publication (in prep).

2017 Consultant Ecologist and editor of Irelands Fabulous Fens. ESRI On-line publication (in prep).

2017 Consultant Ecologist and editor of Ramsar Wetlands in the Republic of Ireland. ESRI On-line publication (in prep).

2017 Senior Ecologist. Ecological Survey and Biodiversity Management Plans for Irish ICW Sites. Report for Ervia.

2017 Senior Ecologist. Ecological Survey and Biodiversity Management Plans for Irish Water Sites. Report for Ervia.

2017 Consultant Ecologist. Glenamaddy Turlough Habitat Mapping. Report for RPS Consultants.

2017 Consultant Ecologist. Targeted wetland surveys Midlands and Dublin Water Supply Project. Report for Tobin Consultants.

2017 Consultant Ecologist and editor of Take the Reenagross Woodland Park Tour. ESRI On-line publication for Kenmare Tidy Towns and the Heritage Council. http://arcg.is/2mOk9ZL

2017 Senior Ecologist on Fen Condition Assessment at Blackditch, Co. Wicklow. Report for Birdwatch Ireland and the Heritage Council. (in prep)

2017 Project Leader and editor on Bohernabreena Reservoir and Glenasmole Valley Tour. ESRI on-line story map publication. http://arcg.is/2oxurSK

2017 Project Leader and editor on Wetlands to visit around Ireland. ESRI on-line story map publication. http://arcg.is/2kWtYY8

2017 Consultant Ecologist and editor of Monaghan’s Wonderful Wetlands. Publication for Monaghan County Council and the Heritage Council (in prep).

2017 Consultant Ecologist and editor of Take the County Monaghan Wetland Tour. ESRI On-line publication for Monaghan County Council and the Heritage Council (in prep).

2017 Consultant Ecologist on Active raised bog ecotope survey and mapping of Kilcolmb Bog,Co. Gaway. Report for RPS & Wetland Surveys Ireland.

2017 Consultant Ecologist on Bellacorick to Castlebar 110 kV Power Line works. Ecological assessment of pre- and post construction works. Report for Eirgrid & Wetland Surveys Ireland.

2016 Consultant Ecologist on Petrifying Springs Survey - Ballyman Glen SAC, Dublin - Wicklow. Project for Wetland Surveys Ireland & Irish Water.

2016 Consultant Ecologist on Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Points. Ecological Study of Visitor Movement Areas 2016. Project for Wetland Surveys Ireland & CAAS Ltd.

2016 Consultant Ecologist. Baseline ecological assessment and site specific surveys Midlands and Dublin Water Supply Project, Irish Water.

2013 - 2016 Consultant Ecologist on Provision of Scientific Basis for Raised Bog Conservation in Ireland. Various reports and ecological surveys for the National Parks & Wildlife Service. 

2015 Consultant Ecologist on Riverside walking trail between Crough Wood and Mahon Falls, Co. Waterford. Assessment of impacts on Comeragh Mountains cSAC. Project for Waterford City and County Council.

2015 Consultant Ecologist on the County Kerry Wetland Survey II. Project for Kerry County Council.

2015 Consultant Ecologist on Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Points. Ecological Study of Visitor Movement Areas 2015. Project for Wetland Surveys Ireland & CAAS Ltd.

2015 Consultant Ecologist on Woodland Survey of Newcastle, Ballymahon Longford. Project for Wetland Surveys Ireland.

2015 Project Leader on the County Waterford Wetland Survey 2015. Project for Waterford City &  County Council.

2014 Project Leader on the County Louth Wetland Survey III. Project for Louth County Council and The Heritage Council. Download report here

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2014 Consultant Ecologist on the Coolagh Lakes & Cloonanillaun Bog, Lough Corrib SAC Fen Survey. Project for Wetland Surveys Ireland. 

2014 Consultant Ecologist on the County Kerry Wetland Survey. Project for Kerry County Council.

2014 Project Leader and Consultant Ecologist on the County Kildare Wetland Survey III. Project for Kildare County Council and The Heritage Council. Download report here. 

2014 Consultant Ecologist on Biodiversity survey and Biodiversity Action Plan for Killorglin, County KerryProject for Killorglin Tidy Towns Committee. Download report here. 

2013 Consultant Ecologist on Ecological Survey and Biodiversity Recommendations for Rathfarnham Castle Park Pond Co. DublinReport prepared for the Parks Department, South Dublin County Council

2013 Project leader and field ecologist on Quantitative  vegetation surveys of Windy Gap, Co. Louth. Report for Tellus Border Project. 

2013 Project leader and field ecologist on Quantitative  vegetation surveys of Rockmarshall, Co. Louth. Report for Tellus Border Project. 

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2013 Consultant Ecologist on Bellacorick to Crossmolina 110 kV Power Line uprate works. Ecological assessment of structure locations within designated sites. Report for Eirgrid & Wetland Surveys Ireland.

2013 Consultant Ecologist on Bellacorick to Castlebar 110 kV Power Line uprate works. Ecological assessment of structure Locations within designated sites. Report for Eirgrid & Wetland Surveys Ireland.

2013 Consultant Ecologist on the Lough Bane, Co. Westmeath. Baseline Biodiversity Survey. Project for Wetland Surveys Ireland.

2013 Project Leader and Consultant Ecologist on the County Kildare Wetland Survey II. Project for Kildare County Council and The Heritage Council. Download report here

WWS 20112013 - 2014 Consultant Ecologist on Sneem Village, County Kerry: Biodiversity Action Plan 2014. Project for Sneem Tidy Towns Association. Download report here. 

2012 Consultant Ecologist on Monitoring Survey of Blanket Bog vegetation at Curragh Mountain Windfarm, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Report for Wetland Surveys Ireland and Malachy Walsh and Partners.

2012 Project Leader and Consultant Ecologist on the County Kildare Wetland Survey. Project for Kildare County Council and The Heritage Council. Download report here.

2012 Consultant Ecologist on the County Wicklow Wetland Survey II. Report for Wicklow County Council and The Heritage Council and The Heritage Council.  Download report here.

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2012 Consultant Ecologist on Web surveys and habitat assessment for the Marsh Fritillary. South and East Ireland. Report for National Parks & Wildlife Service. (see www.npws.ie)

2012  Project Leader and Consultant Ecologist on the Louth Wetland Survey II. Report for Louth County Council and The Heritage Council and The Heritage Council.  Download report here.

2012 Project Leader and Consultant Ecologist on the Wetland Survey County Monaghan  II. Project for Monaghan County Council and The Heritage Council. Download report here.

2011 Consultant Ecologist on The Kerry Invasive Species Survey -  Mapping of the River Lee Catchment. Internal Report Kerry County Council and The Heritage Council. Download report here

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2011 Consultant Ecologist and database design for The County Wicklow Wetland Map  – Desk Survey & GIS Preparation for Faith Wilson Ecological Consultant. Report for Heritage Office, Wicklow County Council and The Heritage Council. Download report here. 

2011 Project Leader and Consultant Ecologist on the Louth Wetland Identification Survey Part 1. Report for Louth County Council and The Heritage Council and The Heritage Council. Download report here.

2011 Consultant Ecologist on Sligo Wetland Survey Phase IV for Faith Wilson Ecological Consultant. Report for Heritage Office, Sligo County Council and The Heritage Council.

2011 Project Leader and Consultant Ecologist on the Wetland Survey County Monaghan Phase 1. Project for Monaghan County Council and The Heritage Council. Download report here.

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2010 Consultant Ecologist on Reenagross Park, Kenmare, Co. Kerry - Baseline Ecological Surveys and Biodiversity Conservation PlanReport prepared by Wetland Surveys Ireland for Kenmare Tidy Towns Association. Download report here.

2010 Consultant Ecologist on The County Sligo Wetlands Survey III for Faith Wilson Ecological Consultant. Project for Sligo County Council and The Heritage Council. Download report here.

2010 Consultant Ecologist on National Survey of Upland Habitats (NSUH) for Botanical Environmental & Conservation Consultants Ltd. (BEC). Project funded by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Ireland.

2010 Consultant Ecologist on The County Monaghan Wetlands Map - Desk Survey & GIS Preparation a report for Monaghan County Council and The Heritage Council. Download report here.

2010 Consultant Ecologist for the Tralee to Dingle N86 road improvement scheme

2009 & 2010 County Surveyor on the Orchid Ireland Survey. Undertook surveys and submitted annual records report for Dublin, Louth, Meath & Westmeath for National Museums Northern Ireland.  

2009 Consultant Ecologist on Monitoring Survey of Blanket Bog vegetation at Curragh Mountain Windfarm, Millstreet, Co. Cork. Report for Malachy Walsh and Partners.

2008 Consultant Ecologist on the County Clare Wetlands Survey Phase 1. Report for Clare County Council and The Heritage Council. Download report here.

2008 Project Leader and Consultant Ecologist on the Monaghan Fen Survey  Phase II for the National Parks and Wildlife Service and Monaghan County Council Download report here.

 2007 Project Leader and Consultant Ecologist on the Monaghan Fen Survey  Phase I for the National Parks and Wildlife Service and Monaghan County Council Download report here.

2008 Project Leader and Consultant Ecologist on the preparation of the Guidelines for a National Fen Survey of Ireland. Survey Manual. Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Ireland & Monaghan County Council. Download report here.

 2007 Consultant Ecologist for the National Parks and Wildlife Service responsible for preparation of four reports on EU Habitats Directive Conservation Status Assessment Reports for Alkaline Fen, Transition Mire, Cladium Fen and Petrifying Spring in Ireland.  

2006-2007 Project Leader and Consultant Ecologist on the National Parks and Wildlife Service Study of the Extent and Conservation Status of Springs, Fens and Flushes in Ireland. Project for the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Download report here.

1986-1989 Post doctoral Research Fellow & College Lecturer, Trinity College Dublin undertook palynological research on the soak system at Lough Roe, Clara Bog, Co. Offaly.

1987 Research assistant and surveyor on the Irish Blanket Bog National Survey in Co Mayo for National Parks and Wildlife Service.

1986 Research assistant responsible for mapping and collation of information on the Natural Heritage Area Mapping Scheme for National Parks and Wildlife Service.

1985 Field researcher and author of a report entitled An Environmental Impact Study of the proposed hydroelectric generating scheme at Lough Belshade, County Donegal.

1982 Research assistant and surveyor on the Irish Raised Bog National Survey for National Parks and Wildlife Service.

1982 Vegetation survey and environmental impact study of Tachumshin Lake, Co. Wexford for National Parks and Wildlife Service.

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Projects undertaken for the Irish Peatland Conservation Council

  • 1987 - 2004 Project Manager, Researcher and Designer of IPCC’s Peatland Site Database containing information on over 1200 wetland conservation objects.
  • 1996 - 2004 Designed and managed IPCC's Save the Bogs Campaign website at www.ipcc.ie. 
  • 1998 - 2002 Project Co-ordinator for the Great SAC Race - an initiative by Ireland leading NGO’s to increase the area of Special Areas of Conservation protected in Ireland. Official Representative for Irish NGOs at  three EU Atlantic Biogeographical meetings in Kilkee, Ireland in 1999, Paris, France in 1999 and The Hague, Holland in 2002.
  • 2002 Project Supervisor of the IPCC's Hop To It Irish Frog Survey.
  • 2000 Conference Organiser for the Irish Raised Bog - Conservation, Utilisation and After-Use International Study Tour and Conference. Editor of the field excursion report. 
  • 1999- 2000 Project Supervisor for the IPCC Irish Fen Inventory - a survey and report on newly discovered and existing fens that were proposed by IPCC for inclusion in the NHA and SAC network.
  • 1999 Field Researcher and Editor of a scientific report entitled A survey of Cutover and Cutaway Bog Habitats of the Irish Midlands.
  • 1998 - 1999 Researcher and Editor of two IPCC Reports on peatland sites to be designated as Special Areas of Conservation for raised bogs (1998) and blanket bogs (1999). Submission for the European Commission.
  • 1990 - 2001 Project Manager, Field Researcher and Editor of IPCC site specific surveys, reports and management plans on -

    • Monmore Bog & Tullaher Lough, Co. Clare 1990
    • Ardkill Bog, Co. Kildare 1992 and 1993
    • Fenor Bog, Co. Waterford 1999 and 2000
    • Cummeragh River Bog, Co. Kerry 2000
    • Bealacoon Bog, Co. Galway 1997 and 1998
    • Eirk Bog, Co. Kerry 2001

 

  • 1997 Conference organiser of the Peatlands 2000 Conference and senior editor of the conference proceedings entitled - Towards a Conservation Strategy for the Bogs of Ireland (1998).
  • 1997 Project Manager and researcher of IPCC's  Hop To It Irish Frog Survey and editor of scientific report on the  results from the survey.
  • 1990 Excursion and Conference Organiser for the International Mire Conservation Group Excursion and Symposium to Irish bogs in 1990. 
  • Editor of the IMCG 1990 excursion and symposium proceedings to Ireland entitled - Irish Peatlands the Critical Decade.

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Other Projects

  • 1985 - 1990 Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland Vice County Recorder for County Laois.
  • 1982 - 1984 Conducted a phytosociological and ecological survey of Sarracenia purpurea L. (North American Pitcher Plant) on a number of raised bog sites in Ireland.
  • 1981 Translation of German Scientific manuscript into English. Wilmanns, O. & Brun-Hool, J. (1982) Plant communities of human settlements in Ireland 1. Vegetation of walls. Journal of Life Sciences, Royal Dublin Society. 3 (1): 79-91.

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