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Biography

Sara Vero is an assistant lecturer in agricultural science. Sara completed a BScAgr in animal and crop production in UCD, followed by an MSc by research on the subject of soil compaction. Her PhD was conducted at Teagasc Johnstown Castle, in which she investigated time lag of nitrate through the soil. Sara held a post-doctoral role in Kansas State University, before returning to Ireland as a research officer with the Teagasc Agricultural Catchments Programme and the catchment science team in the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute. 

Sara has a particular enthusiasm for fieldwork, having published a guide on the subject entitled 'Fieldwork Ready' in 2021. 

Research Interests

  • Soil physics and hydrology especially nitrate time lag and hydrologic controls on phosphorus release.
  • Soil chemistry.
  • Farmyard management.
  • Silage and silage effluent.
  • Stream shading.
  • Field research

Teaching

1st Year - Good Lab Practice, Intro Bio, Intro Chem, Plant Biology

2nd Year - Environmental Science, Environmental Monitoring, Food Analysis, Food Process Tech

3rd Year - Intro to Research Methods, 

4th Year - Supervision of dissertation projects

Sara also teaches on the MSc in Organic Agriculture course and supervises PhD students.

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, National University of Ireland, Galway

Award Date: 31 Mar 2016

Masters Degree, University College Dublin

Award Date: 31 Dec 2011

Bachelors Degree, University College Dublin

Award Date: 01 Jun 2011

Keywords

  • S Agriculture (General)
  • Hydrology
  • Soil Science
  • Crop Nutrition
  • Freshwater Quality
  • Soil Physics

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