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Veronica French

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Veronica French PhD Student

School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences
University College Cork

353 (0)21 490 4576


Veronica French


Veronica joined the PLANFORBIO research team in November 2007 to undertake a PhD entitled, ‘Lepidopteran diversity in native and plantation forests.’ Veronica graduated from TCD in 2004 with a degree in zoology and from UCD in 2007 with an MSc in World Heritage Management. Through the years Veronica has worked on a variety of projects in a range of environments. Her undergraduate thesis investigated the biogeography and speciation of birds on Indonesian islands and following this she held the position of ornithological assistant surveying and ringing birds in a national park in Honduras. She also spent 6 months carrying out a behavioural study of rhinoceros in Dublin Zoo. Her MSc research focused on the feasibility of a river system in northern Australia to be conserved under various frameworks and was carried out in collaboration with WWF-Australia. Prior to joining the PLANFORBIO team at UCC, Veronica worked as a weed risk assessor for the Northern Territory Government and Charles Darwin University, Australia.



  • Oxbrough, A., French, V., Irwin, S., Kelly, T.C., Smiddy, P. & O'Halloran, J. 2012. Can mixed species stands enhance arthropod diversity in plantation forests? Forest Ecology and Management, 270: 11-18. Oxbrough et al 2012 (534kB)



Planning and Management Tools for Biodiversity in a Range of Irish Forests

PLANFORBIO Research Programme, Dept. of Zoology, Ecology & Plant Science, University College Cork, Distillery Fields,North Mall, Cork, Ireland