Dr Peter Foss BSc, PhD, CEcol, MCIEEM

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As senior external environmental scientist, Peter participated in the establishment of Wetland Surveys Ireland in 2007. Born in Dublin, he studied for his doctorate in University College Dublin, researching the ecology and post-glacial history of the Mediterranean Heath (Erica erigena) in the west of Ireland. A three year spell as post-doctoral fellow in the Botany Department of Trinity College Dublin followed, in the course of which he lectured and undertook research work on bogs in Sweden and Co. Offaly. а

Peters interest in the conservation of Irish bogs led to his voluntary, and later full time involvement in the Save the Bogs Campaign of the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC). In this role as Chief Executive of IPCC he guided the growth and development of the organisation over 15 years, making it one of Ireland’s largest and most successful environmental non-profit groups.а

Since 2004 he has worked as an independent environmental consultant, working on a range of bog, fen and wetland research and survey programmes, including the National Fen Survey of Ireland programme, the Scientific Basis for Raised Bog Conservation in Ireland, Survey of Marsh Fritillary in South East Ireland as well as wetland surveys in Monaghan, Louth, Kildare, Clare, Sligo, Wicklow, Kerry and Waterford.а

In conjunction with Wetland Surveys Ireland, Peter has been project leader on the development of the on-line Map of Irish Wetlands project since 2012.а

Peter is a Chartered Ecologist and full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), and the author of numerous books and has published extensively in scientific literature. а

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ай Website design Peter Foss 2012