Ecology Reference List

The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark

Ecology Reference list:

Adams, J. (1986) ‘Marine life of the Isca Silurum Tunnels, Doolin Point, Co. Clare, S.W. Ireland’, Isca Caving Club Journal, 7, pp. 13-14.

An Foras Forbartha (1972) ‘An investigation into the effects of fertilizer application on limestone grassland in the Burren, Co. Clare’, Dublin

Anon. (1978) ‘Corrigendum: The Status of Mercurialis perennis in the Burren’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 19 (7), p. 256.

Bates, M.A. (1988) A Review of the management and its effects on the vegetation in the Burren national park, Co. Clare. Unpublished Report to the Office of Public Works. Farnborough College of Technology.

Bonham, F. R. H. & Fairley, J. S. (1984) ‘Observations on a Herd of Feral Goats Capra (Domestic) in the Burren’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 21 (5), pp. 208-212.

British Ecological Society (1962) ‘The Burren and its problems: Summary of a paper by Prof. D.A. Webb’, Journal of Ecology, 50, Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications, pp. 846-848.

Bunce, C. (1997) ‘Caddis fly larval tubes in Polltalloon’, Irish Speleology, 16, p. 24.

Byrne, R.A. (1981) Ecological comparisons of three water bodies in The Burren District of County Clare. Unpublished MSc thesis No. 436. Trinity College Dublin.

Byrne, R.A. & Reynolds, J.D. (1982) ‘Preliminary notes on a doline in Lough Gealain, the Burren, County Clare’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 20 (9), pp. 375-377.

Cabot, D. (1999) ‘The Burren and Turloughs’, in Cabot, D. Ireland: A Natural History, London: Harper Collins, pp. 191-230.

Corry, T.H. (1880) ‘Notes of a botanical ramble in the County of Clare, Ireland’, Proceedings of the Belfast Natural History and Philisophical Society, pp. 167-207.

Curtis, T.G.F. (1981) ‘A further station for Mercurialis perennis L. in the Burren with comments on its status there’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 20 (5), pp. 184-185.

Curtis, T.G.F. & McGough, H.N. (1981) A survey of the wetlands of the Fergus catchment and adjoining areas. FWS internal report.

D’Arcy, G. & Hayward, J. (1992) The Natural History of the Burren. London: Immel Publishing.

D’Auria, L. (1993) The impact of tourists on the Burren vegetation on County Clare, Ireland. Unpublished BSc thesis. Dublin: University College Dublin.

David, R. (1960) ‘The Burren Flora’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 13 (7), p. 169.

de Válera, M. (1960) ‘Interesting Seaweeds from the Shores of the Burren’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 13 (7), p. 168.

De Valera, M. & Cooke, P.J. (1979) ‘Seaweed in Burren Grykes’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 19 (12), p. 436.

de Valéra, M., Pybus, C., Casley, B. & Webster, A. (1979) ‘Littoral and Benthic Investigations on the West Coast of Ireland, X. Marine Algae of the Northern Shores of the Burren, Co. Clare’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section B: Biological, Geological, and Chemical Science, 79, pp. 259-269.

Deenihan, A., Donlan, J., Breen, J. & Moles, R. (2009) ‘Short Communication: Mid-Term Impacts of Excluding Large Grazing Animals on a Burren Grass/Scrubland Patch’, Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 109B (2), pp. 107-113.

Dickinson, C.H., Pearson, M.C. & Webb, D.A. (1964) ‘Some Micro-Habitats of the Burren, Their Micro-Environments and Vegetation’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section B: Biological, Geological, and Chemical Science, 63, pp. 291-302.

Dickinson, C.H. & Thorp, T.K. (1968) ‘Epiphytic Lichens on Corylus avellana in the Burren, County Clare’, Lichenologist, 4, Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications, pp. 66-72.

Doyle, G.J. (1986) ‘Lychnis flos-cuculi L. and Carex disticha Hudson in the Burren Hills’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 22 (2), pp. 74-77.

Doyle, G.J. (1993) ‘Cuscuta epithymum (L.) L. (Convolvulaceae), Its Hosts and Associated Vegetation in a Limestone Pavement Habitat in the Burren Lowlands in County Clare (H9), Western Ireland’, Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 93B (2), pp. 61-67.

Drew, D. & Magee, E. (1994) ‘Environmental Implications of Land Reclamation in the Burren, Co. Clare: a preliminary analysis’, Irish Geography, 27 (2), pp. 81-96.

Dunne, F. (1994) Sampling and establishment of permanent vegetation quadrats in the Burren National park. Unpublished Report to the Office of Public Works.

Fairley, J.S. (1967) ‘The Fieldmouse Apodemus sylvaticus (L.) in the Burren’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 15 (11), pp. 330-331.

Fairley, J.S.  & O’Gorman, F. (1974) ‘Food of Pine Martens in the Burren’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 18 (4), p. 125.

Fanning, M. (1995) The Ecology of Limestone heaths in the Burren, Co. Clare. Unpublished BSC thesis. Dublin: University College Dublin, Department of Botany.

Fanning, M. (1995) Vegetation studies in The Burren National Park. Unpublished Report.

Fanning, M. (1996) Description of the soil types and their related vegetation types in the Burren National Park. Unpublished Report.

Foot, F.J. (1863) ‘Natural History Notes on the Mammalia of the West coast of Clare’, Proceedings of the Natural History Society of Dublin, 3, pp. 104-106.

Foot, F.J. (1864) ‘On the distribution of plants in the Burren, County of Clare’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 24, pp. 143-160.

Foot, F.J. (1871) ‘On the Distribution of Plants in Burren, County of Clare’, The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, 24, pp. 143-160.

Forbes, R.S. (1989) ‘The Population Behaviour of Pyramidal Bugle Ajuga pyramidalis L. in the Burren, Co Clare’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 23 (2), pp. 54-59.

Gallagher, R.N. & Fairley, J.S. (1979) ‘A Population Study of Fieldmice Apodemus sylvaticus in the Burren’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section B: Biological, Geological, and Chemical Science, 79, pp. 123-137.

Goodwillie, R. (1999) ‘Campanula trachelium L. in Clare (H9), New to the Burren’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 26 (7/8), p. 286.

Gough, K. (1952) ‘Orchis traunsteinerioides Pugsl. in Clare’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 10, p. 273.

Grierson, P.H. (1902) ‘Some land and freshwater shells from Co. Clare’, Irish Naturalist, 11, pp. 139-140.

Harding, P.T. (1968) ‘A List of Woodlice (Crustacea; Isopoda: Oniscoidea) from the Burren, Co. Clare’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 16 (1), pp. 16-17.

Harrington, T.J. (1996) ‘Observations on the Macrofungi of Dryas Communities in the Burren, Western Ireland’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 25 (5), pp. 169-174.

Harrington, T.J. (2003) ‘Relationships between Macrofungi and Vegetation in the Burren’, Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 103B (3): Understanding the Burren, pp. 147-159.

Heslop-Harrison, J. (1949) ‘Pinguicula grandiflora (Lam.) in north Clare’, Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 9, p. 311.

Heslop-Harrison, J., Wilkins, D.A. & Greene, S.W. (1960) ‘Arenaria norvegica (Gunn), a species new to the Irish Flora, in County Clare’, Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 13, pp. 267-268.

Heslop-Harrison, J. (1961) ‘A Note on Temperature and Vapour Pressure Deficit under Drought Conditions in Some Microhabitats of the Burren Limestone, Co. Clare’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section B: Biological, Geological, and Chemical Science, 61, pp. 109-114.

Ivimey-Cook, R.B. (1965) ‘The vegetation of solution cups in the limestone of the Burren Co. Clare’, The Journal of Ecology, 53, Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications, pp. 437-445.

Ivimey-Cook, R.B. & Proctor, M.C.F. (1966) ‘Plant Communities of the Burren, Co. Clare’, Proceedings of The Royal Irish Academy, 64B, pp. 211-301.

Jeffrey, D.W. (1995) ‘The management of Burren Grasslands’, in Jeffrey, D.W., Jones, M.B. & McAdam, J.H. (eds.) Irish grasslands – their biology and management. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, pp. 267-75.

Jeffrey, D.W. (2003) ‘Grasslands and Heath: a Review and hypothesis to Explain the Distribution of Burren Plant Communities’, Biology & Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 103 (3), pp. 111-123.

Jelicic, Lj. & O’Connell, M. (1992) ‘History of vegetation and land use from 3200 B.P. to the present in the north-west Burren, a karstic region of western Ireland’, Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 1, pp. 119-140.

Keane, S. (1990) Vegetation and land use studies in the Eastern area of the Burren, Co. Clare. Unpublished MSc Thesis. University College Galway, Department of Botany.

Keane, S. & Sheehy Skeffington, M. (1995) ‘Vegetation in the East Burren Uplands in relation to land use and conservation’, in Jeffrey, D.W., Jones, M.B. & McAdam, J.H. (Eds.) Irish grasslands- their biology and management, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, pp. 267-75.

Kelly, D.L. (1980) Mullaghmore Wood, Burren, Co. Clare. Unpublished Report.

Kelly, D.L. & Kirby, E.N. (1982) ‘Irish Native Woodlands over Limestone’, in White, J. (ed.) Studies on Irish Vegetation, Dublin: Royal Dublin Society, pp. 181-198.

Kelly–Quinn, M., Bradley, C., Murray, D., Tierney, D., Ashe, P., Bracken, J. & McGarrigle, M. (2003) ‘Physico–Chemical Characteristics and macroinvertebrate Communities of the Caher River’, Biology & Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy,103 (3), pp. 187-196.

Kimberley, S., & Waldren, S. (2012) ‘Examinations of turlough soil property spatial variation in a conservation assessment context’, Biology & Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 112 (2), pp. 193-205.

Kirby, E.N. (1981) An Ecological and Phytosociological study of Corylus avellana L. in the Burren. Unpublished PhD thesis No. 985. University College Galway.

Kirby, E.N. (1980) ‘New additions to the lichen flora of the Burren’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 20 (1), p. 45.

Kirby, E.N. & MacGowran, B.A. (1979) A Vegetation survey of the proposed National Park area in The Burren, Co. Clare. Unpublished Report to the Office of Public Works. University College Galway, Dept. of Botany.

Lambe, E., Mitchell, M.E. & O’Connell, M. (1978) ‘A reassessment of the status of Mercurialis perennis L. in the Burren, Co. Clare’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 19 (5), pp. 157-158.

Lansbury, I. (1966) ‘Notes on the Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Diptera and Other Invertebrates of the Burren, Co. Clare and Inishmore, Aran Islands’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section B: Biological, Geological, and Chemical Science, 64, pp. 89-115.

Levinge, H.C. (1892) ‘Neotinea intacta in County Clare’, Journal of Botany, British and Foreign, 30, pp. 194-195.

Liston, M. & Harrington, T. (2012) ‘Mycorrhizal Associations of Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi and Helianthemum Oelandicum spp Piloselloides in the Burren Dryas Heaths’, Biology & Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 112 (3), pp. 311-313.

Lynn, D.E. & Waldren, S. (2003) ‘The use of Ranunculus repens as an Indicator Species for Assessing the Extent of flooding in Turlough Basins’, Biology & Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 103 (3), pp. 161-168.

Malloch, A.J.C. (1976) ‘An Annotated Bibliography of the Burren’, Journal of Ecology, 64 (3), pp. 1093-1105.

McCarthy, P.M. (1983) ‘The composition of some calcicolous lichen communities in the Burren, Western Ireland’, Lichenologist 15 (3), London: Academic Press, pp. 231-248.

McCarthy, P.M. & Mitchell, M.E. (1985) ‘New lichen records from the Burren and the Aran Islands (H9) ’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 21 (12), pp. 521-523.

McCarthy, P.M. (1987) ‘Further Additions to the Lichen Flora of the Burren and the Aran Islands (H9)’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 22 (5), p. 205.

McGettigan, S. (1972) Some observations on the bark of Corylus avellana and its epiphytic lichen flora in the Burren. B.Sc. Thesis. University College, Galway.

McGough, H.N. (1984) A report on the grasslands and closely related vegetation types of the Burren Region of western Ireland. Unpublished report to The Wildlife Service, Dept. of Forest and Fisheries, Dublin.

Moles, R. (1982) ‘A Study of Some Bird Communities of the Burren, Co Clare’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 20 (10), pp. 419-423.

Moles, R. & Travers, I. (1982) Mullach Mor, Co. Clare, Ireland. Habitat Map.

Moles, R. (1985) ‘Habitats of the Burren’, IQUA Newsletter, 8, p. 16.

Moles, R. (1995) ‘Change at the edges of Burren grassland patches’, in Jeffrey, D.W., Jones, M.B. & McAdam, J.H. (eds.) Irish grasslands- their biology and management, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, pp. 246-252.

Moles, R. (1992) ‘Trampling Damage to Vegetation and Soil Cover at Paths within the Burren National Park, Mullach Mor, Co. Clare’, Irish Geography, 25 (2), pp. 129-137.

Moles, R., Breen, J. & O’Regan, B. (2005) ‘A Pilot Scale Long-Term Experimental Study on the Effects of Grazing and Gap Creation on Burren Grassland Dynamics: Implications for Conservation’, Biology & Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 105 (1), pp. 15-32.

Moles, R., Hayes, K., O’Regan, B. & Moles, N. (2003) ‘The Impact of Environmental Factors on the Distribution of Plant Species in a Burren Grassland Patch: Implications for Conservation’, Biology & Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 103 (3), pp. 139-145.

Moles, R & Breen, J. (1991) ‘Surveillance of recent vegetation change in the Burren, Co. Clare, Rep. of Ireland’, Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters, 1, pp. 151-156.

Molloy, K. & O’Connell, M. (2003) ‘Holocene vegetation and land-use dynamics in the karstic environment of Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, western Ireland: pollen analytical evidence evaluated in the light of the archaeological record’, Quaternary International (in press).

Morris, M.G. (1967) ‘Weevils (Coleoptera, Curculionoidea) and Other Insects Collected in North West Clare, with Special Reference to the Burren Region’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section B: Biological, Geological, and Chemical Science, 65, pp. 349-371.

Morris, M.G. (1971) ‘Additional records of weevils from the Burren region (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea) ’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal,       17 (4), pp. 139-141.

Morris, M.G. (1974) ‘Further records of weevils from the Burren, including two species new to Ireland (Coleoptera: Curculiondea)’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 18 (2), pp. 49-51.

Morris, M.G. (1985) ‘Bagous brevis Gyllenhal new to Ireland from the Burren, Co. Clare, with a brief review of the Irish Bagoini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 21 (9), pp. 400-403.

Morris, M.G. (1974) ‘Auchenorhyncha (Hemiptera) of the Burren, with Special Reference to Species-Associations of the Grasslands’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section B: Biological, Geological, and Chemical Science, 74, pp. 7-30.

Murray, R.P. (1887) ‘Arabis ciliata R.Br. in Clare’, Journal of Botany, London, 25, p. 183.

Nelson, E.C. & Walsh, W. (1991) The Burren: a companion to the wildflowers of an Irish limestone wilderness. Kilkenny: Boethius Press and The Conservancy of The Burren.

Nelson, E. & Stalley, R.A. (1992) ‘Medieval Naturalism and the Botanical Carvings at Corcomroe Abbey (Co. Clare)’, Gesta, 28 (2), pp. 165-174.

Nelson, E.C. (1999) Wild plants of the Burren and the Aran Islands. Cork: Collins Press.

Nelson, E.C. (2000) An annotated topographical checklist of the flowering plants, conifers, ferns and fern allies of The Burren Region. Dr. E.C. Nelson and The Burren Tourism and Environment Initiative, 2000.

Ní Bhriain, B., Gormally, M. & Sheehy Skeffington, M. (2003) ‘Changes in Land-use Practices at Two Turloughs, on the East Burren Limestones, Co. Galway, with Reference to Nature Conservation’, Biology & Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 103 (3), pp. 169-176.

O’Donovan (2002) ‘Nutrient dynamics of Sesleria-dominated grasslands in the Burren National Park, Co. Clare’, Tearmann, 2, pp. 29-38.

O’Connell, M. & Jelicic, Lj. (1994) ‘Lios Lairthin Mor (LLM II), N.W. Burren: history of vegetation and land use from 3200 BP to the present’, in O’Connell, M. (ed.) Burren, Co. Clare. Irish Association for Quarternary Studies, Field Guide No. 18.

O’Mahoney, T. (1860) Notes on botanical excursion in Clare. Proceedings of the Dublin Natural History Society, 1, pp. 30-34.

Osborne, B. & Jeffrey, D.W. (2003) ‘Understanding the Burren: Introduction and Overview’, Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 103B (3): Understanding the Burren, pp. 107-109.

Osborne, B., Black, K., Lanigan, G., Perks, M. & Clabby, G. (2003) ‘Survival on the Exposed Limestone Pavement in the Burren: Photosynthesis and Water Relations of Three Co–Occurring Plant Species’, Biology & Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 103 (3), pp. 125-137.

Parr, S., O’Donovan, G., Ward, S. & Finn, J. A. (2009) ‘Vegetation Analysis of Upland Burren Grasslands of Conservation Interest’, Biology & Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 109 (1), pp. 11-33.

Platts, E., Bailey, S., McGrath, D. & McGeough, G. (2003) ‘A Survey of the Land Winkle Pomatias elegans (Müller, 1774) in the Burren, Co. Clare’, Biology & Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 103 (3), pp. 197-201.

Praeger, R.L. (1903) ‘Pinguicula grandiflora in Clare’, Irish Naturalist, 12, p. 269.

Praeger, R.L. (1905) ‘Notes on the Botany of Central Clare’, Irish Nature, 14, pp. 188-193.

Praeger, R.L. (1932) ‘The flora of the turloughs: A preliminary note’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 41B, pp. 37-45.

Preston, C.D., Stewart, N.F. & Webster, S.D. (1991) ‘Records of aquatic plants from Connemara and the Burren’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 23 (11), pp. 464-467.

Proctor, M.C.F. (2010) ‘Environmental and vegetational relationships of lakes, fens and turloughs in the Burren’, Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 110B, pp. 17-34.

Pybus, C., Pybus, M. J. & Ragneborn-Tough, L. (2003) ‘Phytoplankton and Charophytes of Lough Bunny, Co. Clare’, Biology & Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 103 (3), pp. 177-185.

Roden, C. (1991) ‘The Burren Flora’, in O’Connell, J.W. & Korff, A. (eds.) The Book of the Burren, Kinvara: Tir Eolas, pp. 31-43.

Rubers, W.V. (1973) Report on the botanical aspects of the Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland. Netherlands Commission for International Nature Protection, Austerlitz.

Scannell, M.J.P. (1972) ‘”Algal Paper” of Oedogonium sp., Its Occurrence in the Burren, Co. Clare’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 17(5), pp. 147-152.

Scannell, M.J.P. (1988) ‘Ajuga x hampeana Braun & Vatke in the Burren: P.B. O’Kelly vindicated’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 22 (11), pp. 488-490.

Shimwell, D.W. (1971) ‘Festuco-Bromotea (Br.-Bl. et R.Tuxen 1943) in the British Isles: The phytogeography and phytosociology of limestone grasslands’, Vegetatio, 23, pp. 1-60.

Stewart, S.A. (1889 – 1891) ‘Report on the Botany of South Clare and the Shannon’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 1, pp. 343-369.

Warwick, G.T. (1968) ‘Snails from streams and pools in caves at Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, Ireland’, Transactions of the Cave Research Group of Great Britain, 10 (3), p. 141.

Webb, D.A. (1955) ‘Woodland Relics in the Burren’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 11 (9), pp. 251-252.

Webb, D.A. (1963) ‘Noteworthy Plants of the Burren: A Catalogue Raisonné’, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. Section B: Biological, Geological, and Chemical Science, 62, pp. 117-134.

Webb, D.A. (1963) ‘Hymenophyllum wilsonii in the Burren’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 14(7), pp. 155-156.

Webb, D.A. (1978) ‘The status of Mercurialis perennis in the Burren’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 19 (6), p. 200.

Webb, D.A. (1982) ‘Plant records from Connemara and the Burren’, The Irish Naturalists’ Journal, 20 (11), pp. 466-471.

Webb, D.A. (1964). Some micro-habitats in the Burren, their micro-environments and vegetation. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. 63B, pp. 291-302.

Webb, D.A. & Scannell, M.J.P. (1983) Flora of Connemara and The Burren. Royal Dublin Society and Cambridge University Press.

Willmot, A. (1979) ‘An ecological survey of the ferns of the Burren, Co. Clare, Eire’, Fern Gazette, 12(1), pp. 9-28.