David Fallon

David Fallon is a professional ecologist with degrees in both Forestry and Environmental Science, which he attained at the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and the University of Ulster, Coleraine. David is experienced in the identification of vascular plants, with specialist training in grass, sedge and aquatic plants. He is also experienced in identification of freshwater and subaerial algae.

David has extensive experience in various types of biodiversity surveys, including bats, fungi, freshwater pearl mussel, mammals, birds and trees. He has worked with Bord na Mona, County Councils, Fisheries boards, farmers and other landowners on projects involving REPS, forestry, and fisheries themes, for employers as diverse as Clare County Council, the Northern Regional Fisheries Board, University of Limerick and private environmental consultants. David has also led many woodland walks explaining bats, other mammals, and other plants, for Clare Biodiversity Day, Mote Park Conservation Group, and for Heritage Week. He has practical experience in conservation: working with Groundwork removing rhododendron from Killarney National Park and with Conservation Volunteers Ireland on a project to prevent coastal erosion.

David has lectured in forest management at GMIT, as well as completing the national training in the Native Woodland Scheme. He has been involved with the Mote Park Conservation Group since 2004. He is a member of Crann and the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

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