Dr John Devany

Maynooth University

John joined the Plant-Climate Interaction Lab in 2018 as a Marie Curie/Irish Research Council COFUND postdoctoral fellow. The Future Mangroves project focused on the impact of climate change on mangrove forests in semi-arid regions. Using growth chamber experiments, mangrove responses (e.g. water-use efficiency) to elevated atmospheric CO2 and temperature were measured to assess how climate change will impact the growth and survival of arid mangroves. In collaboration with the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, the Future Mangroves project also aided monitoring mangrove reforestation programmes in arid regions (Devaney et al., 2020).

John is currently the Principal Investigator of the Forest Ecology Lab at the Department of Biology, Maynooth University. John also serves as the coordinator of the International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO) working party on Forest Biodiversity and Resilience.