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Michael Williams

Assistant Professor of Botany, Trinity College Dublin

Dr. Michael Williams joined Trinity College Dublin in 1992 as a joint lecturer in the Botany Department and the Environmental Science Unit (now the Trinity College Centre for Environment). He is a member of the Plant Physiology research group. His primary research activity centers on the measurement and modeling of below-ground soil processes in agricultural systems. Other research interests include photosynthesis and respiration in higher plants and algae.

His ongoing projects include:

Measurement and modeling of soil respiration in arable and pasture soils. Funding Agency - EPA and EU

Measurement and modeling of nitrous oxide emissions in agricultural soils Funding Agency - EPA

Soil mineralization and pasture management in a Mayo catchment. Funding Agency - Teagasc

Previous Projects Physiological studies of salt tolerance in Plantago maritima. Funding Agency - Enterprise Ireland

Respiration and carbohydrate metabolism in higher plants. Funding Agency - Enterprise Ireland


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Botany, Trinity College Dublin