http://www.irishgeography.ie/index.php/public_html/issue/feed Irish Geography 2022-06-30T03:42:16+00:00 Assoc. Prof. Ronan Foley ronan.foley@mu.ie Open Journal Systems http://www.irishgeography.ie/index.php/public_html/article/view/14 Transforming the Fisheries by Patrick Bresnihan 2022-06-30T03:22:03+00:00 Ronan Foley Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie 2022-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Irish Geography http://www.irishgeography.ie/index.php/public_html/article/view/8 Supporting the public health response to COVID-19 in Ireland: the role of HIQA 2022-06-30T02:19:16+00:00 Máirín Ryan Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie Conor Teljeur Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie 2022-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Irish Geography http://www.irishgeography.ie/index.php/public_html/article/view/9 The Geographies Closest in: Intimate Geographies and/of COVID19 2022-06-30T02:28:20+00:00 Kath Browne Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie 2022-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Irish Geography http://www.irishgeography.ie/index.php/public_html/article/view/10 Health and Wellbeing under COVID-19: The GreenCOVID Survey 2022-06-30T02:45:24+00:00 Marco Garrido-Cumbrera Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie Viveka Guzman Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie Olta Braçe Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie Denise Hewlett Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie Ronan Ronan Foley Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie 2022-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Irish Geography http://www.irishgeography.ie/index.php/public_html/article/view/11 Excess Mortality in Dublin during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Using RIP.ie as a geographical source 2022-06-30T02:58:40+00:00 Andrew Parnell Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie Rebecca Dempsey Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie Padraig MacCarron Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie Gerard D. McCarthy Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie 2022-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Irish Geography http://www.irishgeography.ie/index.php/public_html/article/view/12 Back gardens and friends: the impact of COVID-19 on children and adolescents use of, and access to, outdoor spaces 2022-06-30T03:05:41+00:00 Mary-Jane Emmett Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie Carol Barron Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie 2022-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Irish Geography http://www.irishgeography.ie/index.php/public_html/article/view/13 The Public Health (Alcohol) Act: Spatial issues and glaring gaps 2022-06-30T03:13:22+00:00 Derek McInerney Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie Frank Houghton Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie 2022-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Irish Geography http://www.irishgeography.ie/index.php/public_html/article/view/15 John Harwood Andrews, 1927-2019 2022-06-30T03:29:46+00:00 Arnold Horner Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie 2022-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Irish Geography http://www.irishgeography.ie/index.php/public_html/article/view/6 Incorporating host-parasite biotic factors in species distribution models: Modelling the distribution of the castor bean tick, Ixodes ricinus. 2022-06-30T00:10:55+00:00 Paul Hollowayh Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie Sinead McDonough Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie <p>Understanding where ticks are found, and the drivers of their geographic distributions is imperative for successful epidemiological precautions. Predictive models of tick distributions are often projected using solely abiotic (e.g. climate) variables, despite the strong biotic interaction that host species undoubtedly have with parasitic species. We used species distribution modelling to project the distribution of Ixodes ricinus in Ireland and the United Kingdom using different combinations of abiotic, biotic, and abiotic-biotic variables. We found that models parameterised solely on abiotic variables generally reported lower accuracy and ecological realism than models that incorporated biotic factors alongside climate. We also investigated representation of host distribution in models, testing four different methods (habitat suitability of individual hosts, presence-absence of individual hosts, ensembled habitat suitability, and ensembled presence-absence). Biotic representations of ensembles host distributions alongside abiotic variables reported the highest accuracy, with the variable representing host diversity (e.g. number of host species) the most important variable when measured using a jackknife test. Moreover, our results suggested how host distributions are represented (i.e. presence-absence, habitat suitability) greatly impacted results, with differences reported among habitat specialists and generalists. Results suggest that it is now imperative for projections of parasitic species to include a representation of biotic factors with host species. This research has improved our understanding of the drivers of tick distributions in a national context, and the investigation of biotic representation should foster discussion among researchers working in species distribution modelling and the wider biogeography discipline.</p> 2022-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Irish Geography http://www.irishgeography.ie/index.php/public_html/article/view/7 The Wild Atlantic Way – A Tourism Journey 2022-06-30T01:48:54+00:00 Enita Sprince Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie Gerard Dunne Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie Kevin Griffin Tine.Ningal@ucd.ie <p>The Wild Atlantic Way is possibly the most celebrated, high profile tourism initiative to be launched in Ireland in recent years. It consists of a defined touring route along the western seaboard, one of the most scenic, remote, and sensitive stretches of Irish landscape. This paper presents the principal findings from a survey of 341 tourism and hospitality product providers along the Wild Atlantic Way. The main aim of the research was to investigate the perceived impacts (economic, environmental, and socio-cultural) of this new tourism initiative on the local areas through which it passes. The results paint a generally positive picture of the effects of the route so far. However, a number of significant issues are of concern to many of the respondents; these include insufficient or inappropriate infrastructure, heightened traffic problems, increased pressure on local facilities and the perception of imbalance with regard to the dispersal of economic gain from the route. The importance of striking a balance between accessibility and sustainability is a key message which can be taken from the study.</p> 2022-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Irish Geography