Jane Stout
Trinity College Dublin Energy Transition, Climate Action


Jane Stout is an internationally renowned expert on pollinator and pollination ecology, and a prominent voice for biodiversity and its value. Her research seeks to understand how land management practices, including agriculture and urbanisation, affect ecological processes and the benefits of nature for humans. Jane works across disciplines, and with a broad range of stakeholders in public and private organisations, to improve environmental policy and practice. She leads a large team of researchers in the Plant-Animal Interactions Research group in Botany, in the School of Natural Sciences in Trinity. She is co-founder and Chair of the Board of the Irish Forum on Natural Capital www.naturalcapitalireland.com, and co-founder and deputy Chair of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan www.pollinators.ie.

Jane leads the EPA-funded INCASE project, and is a co-PI on SFI funded projects in BiOrbic and Farm Zero C, DAFM-funded projects (PROTECTS and FARM-ECOS). She is WP-leader on the EU-funded PoshBee project.
She is principal supervisor for five PhD students and co-supervisor for another four, and mentor to six post-docs.
See https://www.tcd.ie/Botany/research/groups/plantanimal.php
Jane is the Co-Director of Nature+ see http://natureplus.ie/

PhD Biological Sciences (1999), University of Southampton, UK
Postdoctoral research and teaching Fellow (1999-2001), University of Southampton, UK
Postdoctoral Fellow (2001-2003), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Lecturer (2003-2010), Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor (2010-2015), Professor in Botany (2015-present), Trinity College Dublin, Ireland