Research Profile

Eoin Lettice

Biography

Eoin is a Lecturer in plant science and Principal Investigator at the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) and the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork.
His research interests include plant pathology, biological control, soil biology, sustainable agriculture as well as the role of urban trees and green spaces. He is PI and Co-PI on a number of ongoing projects in the areas of sustainable agriculture and urban trees/green spaces. His research has been funded by the Irish Research Council, Science Foundation Ireland, Department of Agriculture and Enterprise Ireland, amongst others.
Eoin is Co-PI on the "UCC Open Arboretum Project" and the SFI-funded "Tree Explorers" and "Tree Explorers 2" projects which make use of the newly-accredited UCC Arboretum for research, teaching and outreach. Eoin is a vocal advocate for urban trees.
Eoin teaches various modules across a broad range of academic programmes including the BSc Applied Plant Biology, Diploma in Specialty Food Production and the Postgraduate Diploma in Irish Food Culture.
Eoin serves as the School of BEES' Exams Officer (2019-present). He also manages the School of BEES website and the School's social media platform.
Eoin has previously served as Treasurer of the International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB) from 2014-2018 and was member of the IAPB Executive Team as well as being a member of the National Organising Committee and International Committee for the International Association for Plant Biotechnology Congress which took place in Dublin in 2018 (IAPB2018). He currently serves as a member of the International Committee for IAPB 2024 which is scheduled to take place in Korea in 2024.
Eoin was a member of the President’s UCC Delegation to COP-26 negotiations in Glasgow in 2021. UCC remains the only Irish university with Observer status under the UN  Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Eoin is a recognised figure in local and national media speaking about his research as well as cognate areas of public interest (e.g. climate change and biodiversity). He has appeared on RTE Radio; RTE News; and a range of local radio stations and his activities have been highlighted in a range of publications: e.g.  Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, The Guardian, Irish Times, etc. He has written opinion pieces for publications such as Irish Examiner, RTE Brainstorm, The Conversation and The Guardian
Eoin holds a BSc in Plant & Microbial Biotechnology (2002), a Masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2011) and a PhD in Plant Science (2014).

Research Interests

Eoin’s research broadly falls under the umbrella of sustainable horticulture and food production. He has particular expertise with organic production systems but also works on the incorporation of environmentally-protective crop production methods in conventional agriculture. For example, he has published significant research in terms of the environmentally-protective management of potato cyst nematodes (PCN; Globodera spp.) – work that is relevant in conventional as well as organic agriculture. He has developed novel biological control measures for PCN using bacterial isolates from the rhizosphere (the root-soil interface). In recent years, Eoin’s research interests have broadened to include the role of plants, trees and green spaces generally in building sustainable cities. In all his research, the topic of environmental sustainability is a central focus. This focus on sustainability led to his being appointed to UCC’s President’s Delegation to COP26 at Glasgow in 2021. Here, Eoin held official Observer status to the Conference of Parties (COP) negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). These negotiations led to the Glasgow Climate Pact.

Specific research interests include:
  • Chemical signalling in the Potato - Potato Cyst Nematode (Globodera pallida and G. rostochiensis) - Soil Rhizobacteria interaction.
  • Biological control of PCN using bacteria, novel crops (e.g. Solanum sisymbriifolium) and soil amendments.
  • Community-level physiological profiling of soil bacterial communities 
  • Biological control of plant-pathogenic organisms.
  • Urban trees and green spaces for climate resilience
  • Biodiversity in agroecosystems and urban environments
  • Organic horticulture
  • The use of social media in teaching and learning
Eoin is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the CUBA (Community University Biodiversity Action) project, a partnership between SECAD, Wildwork, various Cork communities and UCC. The initiative supports a range of partnerships and activities aimed to build capacity to address Ireland’s biodiversity crisis. In particular, Eoin has been a central figure in developing the ‘Significant Trees’ project for CUBA and in creating online resources for individuals to survey important trees in their own communities. He was Principal Investigator on the South Parish Tree Audit project, a collaboration between his research group and community partners in Cork city.
Eoin has published in a range of peer-reviewed journals including (e.g. Plants, People, Planet; Biology and Environment; Nematology) as well as publishing a range of other outputs including editing a special issue of In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology – Plant; and co-authoring the globally important ‘Sate of the World’s Plants and Fungi’ report in 2020. Eoin contributes regularly to national and international conferences (25 such contributions since appointment to current post) and regularly delivers public lectures on research topics (e.g. ERI Webinar Series 2020; Cork Literary and Scientific Society Programme 2022) 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Chemical signalling in the Potato-Potato Cyst Nematode- Rhizobacteria interactionIrish Research Council01-OCT-0230-APR-06€66,500.00
Tree Explorers 2Science Foundation Ireland01-JAN-2231-DEC-22€49,257.00
Open Arboretum ProjectOther: Not Listed01-SEP-1930-SEP-20€10,000.00
COP26 President's Delegation FundingOther: Not Listed01-NOV-2130-NOV-21€722.00
Tree ExplorersScience Foundation Ireland01-JAN-2131-DEC-21€47,000.00
Urban Soil Assessment ProjectOther: Not Listed01-JAN-2230-SEP-22€2,500.00
Utilising organic bio-resources and novel technologies to develop specifically designed and sustainable peat replacements for professional horticultural crop productionDepartment of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)01-DEC-2131-DEC-26€3,250.00
Cork Urban Soil ProjectOther: Not Listed01-JAN-2230-SEP-22€10,000.00
Farm to CorkOther: Not Listed01-JAN-2230-SEP-22€10,000.00
Strategic Research Fund: Development of a secure crop growing area.UCC Strategic Research Fund01-MAR-1431-DEC-14€5,000.00
Grant for design, manufacture and erection of polytunnel for COHR growing site at Liss Ard.Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)01-JAN-1331-DEC-13€12,000.00
Exploring the potential of potato peel waste as a source of phytochemicals, bioactive peptides and as a control measure for potato cyst nematodesDepartment of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)01-DEC-0830-MAY-14€198,000.00
Geology and Geophysics Gardens: E-learning Resources and Public Access Geoscience PortalOther: Not Listed01-NOV-1301-NOV-14€1,700.00
Evaluation of crab compost for the control of plant parasitic nematodes in agriculture and sports turfEnterprise Ireland01-FEB-1230-NOV-13€5,000.00

Contract Researchers

 Researcher NameProjectRoleFunding Body
Emma HutchinsonTree Explorers 2Research AssistantScience Foundation Ireland

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2018)Special Issue, International Association for Plant Biotechnology 2018. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology- Plant.
Doyle Prestwich, B, Lettice, EP (2018) Special Issue, International Association for Plant Biotechnology 2018. In Vitro Cellular and Developmental Biology- Plant. Berlin: Springer.   [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2022)'Do badgers' Meles meles activities effect elder Sambucus nigra distribution?'
Sweeney, C; Hennessy, R; Lettice, E; Sleeman, DP (2022) 'Do badgers' Meles meles activities effect elder Sambucus nigra distribution?'. Mammal Communications, [Details]
(2020)'Selecting for useful properties of plants and fungi – Novel approaches, opportunities, and challenges'
Kersey,J; Collemare, J; Cockel, C, Das, D; Dulloo, EM, Kelly, LJ; Lettice, E; Malecot, V; Maxted, N; Metheringham, C; Thormann, I; Leitch, IJ (2020) 'Selecting for useful properties of plants and fungi – Novel approaches, opportunities, and challenges'. Plants, People Planet, 2 (5):409-420 [Details]
(2019)'THE RHIZOSPHERE: MEASURING THE ZONE OF INTERACTION'
Lettice, EP (2019) 'THE RHIZOSPHERE: MEASURING THE ZONE OF INTERACTION'. Annual Plant Reviews online, 2 :219-235 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'BACTERIAL FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY IN IRISH POTATO FIELD SOIL, AS DETERMINED BY COMMUNITY-LEVEL PHYSIOLOGICAL PROFILING'
Lettice, EP;Jones, PW (2017) 'BACTERIAL FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY IN IRISH POTATO FIELD SOIL, AS DETERMINED BY COMMUNITY-LEVEL PHYSIOLOGICAL PROFILING'. Biology and Environment-Proceedings of The Royal Irish Academy, 117B :107-119 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Interspecific and intraspecific competition in the potato cyst nematodes Globodera pallida and G. rostochiensis'
Hearne, R;Lettice, EP;Jones, PW (2017) 'Interspecific and intraspecific competition in the potato cyst nematodes Globodera pallida and G. rostochiensis'. Nematology, 19 :463-475 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Effect of soil and soil bacteria on hatching activity towards potato cyst nematodes (Globodera spp.)'
Lettice EP; Jones PW (2016) 'Effect of soil and soil bacteria on hatching activity towards potato cyst nematodes (Globodera spp.)'. Nematology, 18 :803-810   [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Evaluation of rhizobacterial colonisation and the ability to induce Globodera pallida hatch'
Lettice, EP; Jones, PW (2015) 'Evaluation of rhizobacterial colonisation and the ability to induce Globodera pallida hatch'. Nematology, 17 (2):203-212 [DOI] [Full Text] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2019)Learning Connections 2019: Spaces, People, Practice
Griffin, A., Doyle Prestwich, B. and Lettice, E. (2019) UCC Open Arboretum Project: Trees as a Teaching and Outreach Tool for Environmental and Plant Education Learning Connections 2019: Spaces, People, Practice , pp.122-128   [Details]
(2018)MERA Workshop Proceedings
de Lacey, J and Lettice, EP (2018) Analysis of historic climate data for Ireland and its impact on Late Blight of potatoes . In: Gleeson and Whelan eds. MERA Workshop Proceedings , pp.13-17   [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2021)The South Parish Tree Audit.
Wall, G; Pigott, M; Nagornaja, K; Young, M; Lettice, E (2021) The South Parish Tree Audit. CARL, Cork.   [Details]
(2020)State of the World’s Plants and Fungi 2020.
Antonelli, A; Fry, C; Smith, RJ; Lettice, E, et al. (2020) State of the World’s Plants and Fungi 2020. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London. [DOI] [Details]

Abstract

 YearPublication
(2018)Can Genetically Modified Food Be Part Of A Green Ireland?.
Cotter, S;Lettice, E;Shaughnessy, MO;Prestwich, BD (2018) Can Genetically Modified Food Be Part Of A Green Ireland?. NEW YORK: Abstract [Details]

PhD Thesis

 YearPublication
(2014)Interactions between nematodes, potato and soil-borne micro-organisms and their effect on the management of potato cyst nematodes.
Lettice, EP (2014) Interactions between nematodes, potato and soil-borne micro-organisms and their effect on the management of potato cyst nematodes. PhD Thesis [Details]

Thesis/Dissertation

 YearPublication
(2011)Student Attitudes to Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning.
Lettice, EP (2011) Student Attitudes to Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]
(2010)Teaching and learning online: wikis as a tool for constructivist learning in undergraduate science courses.
Lettice, EP (2010) Teaching and learning online: wikis as a tool for constructivist learning in undergraduate science courses. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]
(2009)Building a learning community: teaching and learning in applied plant pathology.
Lettice, EP (2009) Building a learning community: teaching and learning in applied plant pathology. Thesis/Dissertation [Details]

Online Multimedia

 YearPublication
(2022)Frankincense and myrrh have been revered since ancient times - but now they're under threat.
Lettice, EP (2022) Frankincense and myrrh have been revered since ancient times - but now they're under threat. London: Online Multimedia   [Details]
(2020)How we've rediscovered the natural world during the lockdown.
Lettice, EP (2020) How we've rediscovered the natural world during the lockdown. Dublin: Online Multimedia   [Details]
(2020)'Two in five plant species are at risk of extinction'.
Lettice, EP (2020) 'Two in five plant species are at risk of extinction'. Dublin: Online Multimedia   [Details]
(2019)Why plants are central to saving the planet.
Lettice, EP (2019) Why plants are central to saving the planet. Dublin: Online Multimedia   [Details]
(2018)170 years after the famine, the late blight of potatoes remains.
Lettice, EP (2018) 170 years after the famine, the late blight of potatoes remains. Dublin: Online Multimedia   [Details]
(2017)Time for a new debate about food production.
Lettice, EP (2017) Time for a new debate about food production. Dublin: Online Multimedia   [Details]
(2019)RTÉ Brainstorm: 7 Things you Probably Didn't Know About the Humble Spud.
Doyle Prestwich, Barbara Kelly, Alan; Lettice, Eoin, and Sexton, Regina (2019) RTÉ Brainstorm: 7 Things you Probably Didn't Know About the Humble Spud. Online Multimedia [Details]

Magazine article

 YearPublication
(2013)End of the World Again?.
Lettice, E (2013) End of the World Again?. Cork: Magazine article [Details]
(2012)The Pathology of Plants.
Lettice, E (2012) The Pathology of Plants. Cork: Magazine article [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2012)Why Ireland needs to test GM potatoes.
Lettice, E (2012) Why Ireland needs to test GM potatoes. London: Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2012)It will take the best of organic and conventional farming to feed the world.
Lettice, E (2012) It will take the best of organic and conventional farming to feed the world. London: Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2011)Barack Obama was right: Guinness really does taste better in Ireland.
Lettice, E (2011) Barack Obama was right: Guinness really does taste better in Ireland. London: Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2011)Greens' departure allows Irish government to embrace GM crops.
Lettice, E (2011) Greens' departure allows Irish government to embrace GM crops. London: Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2010)GM crops: The EC allows politics to trump science.
Lettice, E (2010) GM crops: The EC allows politics to trump science. London: Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2010)We need GM plants that benefit consumers and not just farmers.
Lettice, E (2010) We need GM plants that benefit consumers and not just farmers. London: Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2010)Survey suggests half of EU citizens believe scientists are 'dangerous'.
Lettice, E (2010) Survey suggests half of EU citizens believe scientists are 'dangerous'. London: Newspaper Articles   [Details]
(2010)James Watson: 'cancer research is over regulated'.
Lettice, E (2010) James Watson: 'cancer research is over regulated'. London: Newspaper Articles   [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2013President's Award for Research on Innovative forms of Teaching and Learning Ionad Bairre, UCC
2002Postgraduate College Scholar University College Cork
2002Daniel O'Carroll Prize in Plant Science University College Cork
2002Government of Ireland Scholar Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
International Association for Plant Biotechnology Committee Member30-SEP-14 /
Association of Applied Biologists Member/

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2022)Cork Literary and Scientific Society,
Lettice, EP (2022) UCC Arboretum: Learning from a living collection. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Cork Literary and Scientific Society, Online/Cork . [Details]
(2022)Cork City Council, Climate Action Committee,
Lettice, EP (2022) Importance of trees in Cork city: biodiversity and carbon sequestration. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Cork City Council, Climate Action Committee, Online/Cork . [Details]
(2022)ENVIRON 2022,
Marron CR, Doyle Prestwich B, Lettice EP (2022) The role of urban trees in the improvement of urban biodiversity. [Poster Presentation], ENVIRON 2022, Belfast . [Details]
(2021)Greening Our City,
Lettice, EP (2021) Considering our biodiversity in Cork City – flora and fauna. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Greening Our City, Online . [Details]
(2021)UCC Climate Conference 2021,
Lettice, EP (2021) Rediscovering our natural environment while confined to 5km. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], UCC Climate Conference 2021, Online/Cork . [Details]
(2021)Valuing our Rivers (MTU),
Lettice, EP (2021) Valuing Cork’s Rivers :protecting biodiversity corridors. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Valuing our Rivers (MTU), Online . [Details]
(2021)Communication and action through tree-planting for climate health,
Lettice, EP (2021) Combatting climate change with trees. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Communication and action through tree-planting for climate health, Cork . [Details]
(2021)Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium,
Young M, Pigott M, Wall G, Nagornaja K, Lettice EP (2021) Assessing the value of urban trees: lessons from the South Parish. [Oral Presentation], Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, Cork . [Details]
(2021)Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (ENVIRON),
Lettice, EP, Hutchinson E, Doyle Prestwich B (2021) Trees as teachers: a living tree collection as a teaching, research and engagement tool. [Oral Presentation], Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (ENVIRON), Cork . [Details]
(2021)Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (ENVIRON),
Hynes E, Doyle Prestwich B, Lettice EP (2021) Biochar as a plant growth substrate amendment. [Poster Presentation], Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (ENVIRON), Cork . [Details]
(2021)Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (ENVIRON),
Kampff Z, Doyle Prestwich B, Lettice E (2021) Impact of soil compaction on plant growth and root architecture. [Poster Presentation], Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (ENVIRON), Cork . [Details]
(2020)Environmental Research Institute Webinar Series 2020,
Lettice, EP (2020) COVID-19 and the environment: rediscovering nature in a global pandemic. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Environmental Research Institute Webinar Series 2020, Online/Cork . [Details]
(2019)NUIG Invited Lecturer,
Lettice, EP (2019) Adventures in the Rhizosphere: Managing plant pests using soil microorganisms. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], NUIG Invited Lecturer, Galway . [Details]
(2019)Rhizosphere 5,
Doyle Prestwich B, Barrett D, Lettice E, Velivelli SSL, Heenan-Daly D (2019) Rhizobacterial volatiles; critical components of a sustainable toolkit for improving plant quality and growth. [Poster Presentation], Rhizosphere 5, Saskatoon, Canada . [Details]
(2019)Learning Connections 2019: Spaces, People, Practice,
Griffin AA, Doyle Prestwich BD, Lettice EP (2019) UCC Open Arboretum Project: Trees as a teaching and outreach tool for environmental and plant education. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Learning Connections 2019: Spaces, People, Practice, Cork . [Details]
(2019)Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting,
Barrett D, Lettice EP, Prestwich EP (2019) Agrobacterium-mediated CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing of Solanum tuberosum. [Poster Presentation], Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting, Carlow . [Details]
(2018)International Association for Plant Biotechnology Congress,
Lettice, EP (2018) National And International Organising Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], International Association for Plant Biotechnology Congress, Dublin . [Details]
(2018)International Association for Plant Biotechnology Congress,
Cotter S, Lettice EP, O'Shaughnessy M, Doyle Prestwich B (2018) Can genetically modified food be part of a green Ireland?. [Poster Presentation], International Association for Plant Biotechnology Congress, Dublin . [Details]
(2018)Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting,
de Lacey J and Lettice EP (2018) Late Blight of potato in Ireland: an analysis of historical climate data. [Oral Presentation], Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting, Dublin . [Details]
(2018)Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting,
Hearne R, Lettice EP, Jones P (2018) The effect of hatch characteristics on interspecific competition between potato cyst nematode species. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting, Dublin . [Details]
(2018)Cork Food Harvest Festival,
Lettice EP (2018) The root of the matter: plant-soil interactions for sustainable food production. [Oral Presentation], Cork Food Harvest Festival, Cork . [Details]
(2018)Met Eireann MERA Workshop,
de Lacey J and Lettice EP (2018) Analysis of historical climate data for Ireland and its impact on late blight of potatoes. [Oral Presentation], Met Eireann MERA Workshop, Dublin . [Details]
(2017)XIX International Botanical Congress,
Lettice EP, Doyle Prestwich B (2017) International Association for Plant Biotechnology: Meeting Global Challenges. [Poster Presentation], XIX International Botanical Congress, Shenzehn, China . [Details]
(2017)In Vitro Biology Meeting,
Doyle Prestwich B, Mullins E, Cotter N, Lettice EP (2017) The importance of professional organisations such as the International Association for Plant Biotechnology (IAPB) in supporting the industry and communicating science. [Poster Presentation], In Vitro Biology Meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina . [Details]
(2017)Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting,
O'Neill S, Lettice EP, Doyle Prestwich B (2017) The role of soil microbes in biofortification. [Poster Presentation], Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting, Limerick . [Details]
(2017)Irish Plant Scientists'' Association Meeting,
Hearne R, Lettice EP, Jones P (2017) Abiotic and biotic factors affecting the interspecific competition between potato cyst nematode species. [Poster Presentation], Irish Plant Scientists'' Association Meeting, Limerick . [Details]
(2017)Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting,
Daly J, Lettice EP, Doyle Prestwich B (2017) The valuable role of bacterial plant endophytes. [Poster Presentation], Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting, Limerick . [Details]
(2017)In vitro Biology Meeting,
Doyle Prestwich B, O'Neill S, Daly J, Heenan-Daly D, Lettice EP (2017) Key roles for soil microbiota in in vivo and in vitro systems. [Poster Presentation], In vitro Biology Meeting, Raleigh, North Carolina . [Details]
(2017)SUSTAIN: Endophytes for a growing world conference,
Doyle Prestwich B, Daly J, Lettice EP (2017) The role of endophytes in plant tissue and cell culture. [Oral Presentation], SUSTAIN: Endophytes for a growing world conference, Dublin . [Details]
(2017)XIX International Botanical Congress,
Lettice EP, Jones PW (2017) The potato (Solanum tuberosum) rhizosphere and novel methods for controlling potato cyst nematodes (Globodera and G. rostochiensis). [Poster Presentation], XIX International Botanical Congress, Shenzehn, China . [Details]
(2017)Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting,
Hearne R, Lettice EP, Jones P (2017) Interspecific competition between the potato cyst nematode species Globodera pallida and G. rostochiensis and the status of PCN in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting, Limerick . [Details]
(2016)World Congress on In Vitro Biology,
Doyle Prestwich B and Lettice EP (2016) The International Association for Plant Biotechnology. [Poster Presentation], World Congress on In Vitro Biology, San Diego, California . [Details]
(2016)Food Security, Biosecurity and Trade. The role of plant health,
Lettice EP, Hearne R, Jones PW (2016) The growing dominance of Globodera pallida and novel control measures for potato cyst nematodes. [Poster Presentation], Food Security, Biosecurity and Trade. The role of plant health, St Hugh's College, Oxford, UK , 12-SEP-16 - 13-DEC-16. [Details]
(2006)Irish Plant Scientist Association Meeting (IPSAM),
Lettice EP; (2006) Chemical signalling in the potato-potato cyst nematode-rhizobacteria interaction. [Oral Presentation], Irish Plant Scientist Association Meeting (IPSAM), NUI Galway, Ireland , 14-APR-06 - 14-APR-06. [Details]
(2005)Advances in Nematology,
Lettice, EP; (2005) Chemical signalling in the potato-potato cyst nematode- Rhizobacteria interaction. [Oral Presentation], Advances in Nematology, Linnean Society, London, UK , 14-DEC-05 - 14-DEC-05. [Details]
(2005)Science for All Competition,
Lettice, EP; (2005) Has the Potato met its Nemacys? Controlling the Potato Cyst Nematode. [Oral Presentation], Science for All Competition, UCC , 16-MAR-05 - 16-MAR-05. [Details]
(2005)IRCSET annual symposium,
Lettice, EP & Jones PW; (2005) Potato soils and their effect on pest-potato interactions. [Poster Presentation], IRCSET annual symposium, Dublin , 10-NOV-05 - 10-NOV-05. [Details]
(2004)IRCSET annual symposium,
Lettice, EP & Jones, PW; (2004) A study of the effect of the potato rhizosphere on soil microbial diversity using Community-Level Physiological Profiling. [Poster Presentation], IRCSET annual symposium, Dublin , 17-NOV-04 - 17-NOV-04. [Details]
(2003)IRCSET annual symposium,
Lettice, EP & Jones, PW; (2003) Chemical signalling in the tritrophic potato-PCN-rhizobacteria interaction. [Poster Presentation], IRCSET annual symposium, Dublin , 20-NOV-03 - 20-NOV-03. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Exams Officer Exams Officer/
Education and Public Engagement (BEES) Member/
Applied Plant Biology Programme Board Member2006 /
UCC Green Campus Forum Member2013 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2011University College Cork MATeaching & Learning in Higher Education
2002University College Cork BSCPlant & Microbial Biotechnology
2009University College Cork Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed.Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
2010University College Cork Postgraduate Diploma Teaching & Learning in Higher EducationTeaching and Learning in Higher Education
2014University College Cork PhDPlant Science

Outreach Activities

 Description

Culture Night

BT Young Scientist and Technology

UCC Arboretum

Tree Explorers (SFI)

Science Week

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Eoin currently teaches on supervises (*indicated by and asterisk) the following modules:
BL1002
Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics and Evolution
BL1009 Grand Challenges in BEES PS1801* Food Production and the Environment AE2007 Ecological Fieldwork and Analysis PS2001* Introduction to Plant Biotechnology BL3001 Zoology and Ecology Literature Review PS3003* Plant Science Literature Review PS3020 Plant Biology Field Course PS3021 Practical Skills in Plant Biology BL4001 Research Project EV4001 Environmental Science Research Project PS4021* Sustainable Plant Pest and Disease Management PS6801* Food, the Environment & Sustainability

Eoin holds a Certificate (2009), Diploma (2010) and Masters (2011) in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. His MA research was on the “Student attitudes to Web 2.0 for Teaching and Learning”. Eoin was nominated for the student-nominated College of SEFS Staff Awards in 2021 and holds a President’s Award for Research into Innovative forms of Teaching and Learning (2014). 

In addition to his regular teaching (Table 1) Eoin delivers regular talks to various BEES student groups on plagiarism policy and scientific writing. He has served as the Exams Officer for School of BEES since 2019. 

Eoin has been a leader in the resurgence of interest in the UCC Arboretum for teaching. He co-delivers popular teaching sessions within the arboretum for first-year BEES students and third-year Pharmacy students. 

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Horan Sadhbh Anne Masters Degree by Research
O Halloran Róisín Mai Masters Degree by Research
Marron Caoimhe Róisín Masters Degree by Research
Hynes Eric James Masters Degree by Research

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