Dr Eoin Lettice is a Plant Scientist, Lecturer and Principal Investigator at the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) and the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork, Ireland.
He holds a BSc in Plant & Microbial Biotechnology, a Masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and a PhD in Plant Science.
His research interests include plant pathology, nematology, biological control, soil biology and sustainable agriculture.
Eoin is a coordinator of the UCC Open Arboretum Project and the Science Foundation Ireland funded ‘Tree Explorers’ project which aim to develop the teaching, research and outreach activities of the historic UCC Arboretum.
He has a research interest in urban trees and green spaces for their biodiversity, carbon sequestration, cultural and historic importance. Members of his research group are involved in a tree census of the South Parish, Cork city in collaboration with Green Spaces for Health and CARL, UCC.
He has previously been Director of the Centre for Organic Horticulture Research (COHR) at UCC and taught on and was joint coordinator of the MSc in Organic Horticulture. He also teaches on the undergraduate Applied Plant Biology programme.
Dr Lettice has an interest in science communication and has written for many non-specialised blogs and publications including The Guardian and RTE. You can follow him on twitter @eoinlettice