Selected Publications

Growing scattered broadleaved tree species in Europe in a changing climate: a review of risks and opportunities. G. E. Hemery, J. R. Clark, E. Aldinger, H. Claessens, M. E. Malvolti, E. O’ Connor, Y. Raftoyannis, P.S. Savill and R. Brus. 2010 Forestry 83, 65–81

O’ Connor, E. Birch and Alder Qualified. 2013 Science Spin Issue 60 p11

O’ Connor, E. Birch and Alder – the development of a tree breeding programme and a seed supply for Irish forestry. In Teagasc Technology Updates 2007–2012: A collection of 100 Technology Updates. 2012

O’ Connor, E. Project update: BIRCH/ALDER: Selection and improvement of Irish birch and alder In Forestry and Wood Update 10 (6): 3 2010

Skovsgaard, J.P., O’Connor, E., Graversgaard, H.C. Hochbichler, E., Mohni, C., Nicolescu, N., Niemistö, P., Pelleri, F., Spiecker, H., Stefancik, I. and Övergaard, R. 2008 Procedures for forest experiments and demonstration plots. Online Publication and COST E42 output (final report)

E. O’ Connor 2007 COFORD Connects: Progress in the selection and improvement of Irish birch. Reproductive Material 10


Oral and Poster Presentations

O’ Connor, E. Update on the Irish Birch and Alder Improvement Programme. Presentation to the COFORD Board (Council for Forestry Research and Development) AGM 2013

O’ Connor, E and Sheridan, O. The distribution of alder plus-trees in Ireland and early results from progeny trials in the alder breeding programme. Irish Plant Scientists Meeting, National University of Galway 2013

O’ Connor, E., Sheridan, O. and McGuiness, B. Variation in response to pest and disease exposure in alder (A. glutinosa) progeny trials. IMPACT project final conference, Dublin 2013

O’ Connor, E., Sheridan, O., Doyle-Prestwich. B. and Ni Fhlatharta, N. A review of the Irish Birch and Alder Improvement Projects. Irish Plant Scientists Meeting QU, Belfast May 2011

O’ Connor, E., O’ Dowd, N., Steer M., Bulfin M., Ni Fhlatharta, N. and Doyle, B. A Review of the Irish Birch and Alder Improvement Programmes. Treebreedex seminar, Poland 2010

O’ Connor, E., Steer, M. and Bulfin, M. Growth and Stem Quality Variation In Irish Birch (Abstract). In Proceedings of the IUFRO Division 2 Joint Conference: Low Input Breeding and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources: Antalya, Turkey, 9-13 October 2006. Edited by Fikret Isik. p 165

O’ Connor, E. The Irish Birch Improvement Programme. ‘Forest Research and Development in Ireland 2004 – Underpinning Industry Development’ COFORD, Tullamore 2004.