Awareness of biodiversity
Status of biodiversity
Threats to biodiversity
Measures that safeguard biodiversity
Measures that mainstream biodiversity
Benefits derived from biodiversity and ecosystem services
Impacts on biodiversity outside of Ireland
Knowledge of Irish biodiversity
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This indicator is an indirect measure of the amount of research being undertaken in a biodiversity-related discipline in Ireland. Three major academic literature databases were queried for biodiversity-related peer-reviewed publications: JSTOR, ScienceDirect and the Web of Science. Although efforts to digitise and include older publications in these databases are ongoing, inconsistences across individual journals and databases result in pre-1990 publications being underrepresented. Therefore, at present this indicator only includes publication post-1990. Due to differences in the search function for each digital library, a different search strategy was conducted per database.
Advanced Search; Ireland OR Irish AND biodiversity in ‘full-text’; articles and reviews only; search limited to the following disciplines - Biological Sciences, Botany & Plant Sciences, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Sciences, General Science, Zoology.
Advanced Search; Ireland in ‘Affiliation’ AND biodiversity in ‘All Fields’; journals only; search limited to the following disciplines - Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Environmental Science.
Web of Science
Basic Search, four fields; Ireland OR Irish in ‘Title’ AND biodiversity in ‘Topic’ AND Ireland in ‘Address’, and results refined by the following research areas: Biodiversity Conservation, Entomology, Environmental Sciences Ecology, Fisheries, Marine Fisheries Biology, Palaeontology, Plant Sciences, Zoology.
All citation information was then compiled into a single database and screened for both erroneous search results and duplication across databases.
The links to the digital libraries queried can be found here:
This indicator is an indirect measure of the amount of research being undertaken in a biodiversity-related discipline in Ireland since 1990.