The Irish Biogeographical Society was founded in 1975. It encourages the study of Irish biodiversity, especially the distribution of plants and animals. The Society is also interested in the biogeographical implications of colonisation and past history. From its inception, the Society has published an annual Bulletin.

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  • Proceedings of the Postglacial Colonization Conference, University College Cork, 15-16 October 1983 

    Sleeman, David P.; Devoy, Robert J.; Woodman, Peter C. (Irish Biogeographical Society, 1986)
    Any casual perusal of the literature on Ireland's native mammals quickly reveals that Ireland has a very restricted native mammalian fauna; no more than fourteen native mammals. This and the fact that Ireland has been an ...
  • Biogeography of Ireland : past, present and future 

    Costello, Mark J.; Kelly, Katherine S. (Irish Biogeographical Society, 1993-09-01)
    The insular nature of Ireland has resulted in its fauna and flora being a unique subset of species present elsewhere in Europe. Knowledge of both the presence and absence of species, and their sometimes differing ecology ...
  • A Checklist of Irish Aquatic Insects 

    Ashe, Patrick; O’Connor, James P.; Murray, Declan A. (Irish Biogeographical Society, 1998-07-30)
    Ireland is very well endowed with freshwater habitats. Although Irish aquatic insects have been studied for over 150 years, the information is scattered throughout numerous publications. In many groups, no checklists have ...
  • A Catalogue of the Irish Braconidae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea) 

    O’Connor, James P.; Nash, Robert; Achterberg, Cornelis van (Irish Biogeographical Society, 1999-05-21)
    The Braconidae is one of the largest families in the Hymenoptera. The majority are small, active, inconspicuous insects, black brown or orangish in colour. All (except a few exceptions) are primary parasitoids of other ...
  • The Distribution of the Ephemeroptera in Ireland 

    Kelly-Quinn, Mary; Bracken, John J. (Irish Biogeographical Society, 2000-10-01)
    An intensive field sampling on the Ephemeroptera commenced in the Zoology Department, University College Dublin in 1995. This programme ran for two years and supplemented existing records. Circa 400 river and lake sites ...
  • A Catalogue of the Irish Chalcidoidea (Hymenoptera) 

    O’Connor, James P.; Nash, Robert; Bouček, Zdeněk (Irish Biogeographical SocietyIE, 2000-12-20)
    The Irish chalcidoid fauna is reviewed and a checklist provided. Data are given for 457 species, 59 of which are recorded from Ireland for the first time. The family Ormyridae is also added to the Irish fauna. The superfamily ...
  • A catalogue of the Irish Platygastroidea and Proctotrupoidea (Hymenoptera) 

    O’Connor, James P.; Nash, Robert; Notton, David G.; Fergusson, Nigel D. M. (Irish Biogeographical SocietyIE, 2004-03-29)
    The Irish platygastroid (Platygastridae and Scelionidae) and proctotrupoid (Diapriidae, Heloridae and Proctotrupidae) faunas are reviewed and checklists provided. Data are provided on 316 species, twenty-five of which are ...
  • A catalogue and index of the publications of the Irish Biogeographical Society (1977-2004) 

    O’Connor, James P. (Irish Biogeographical SocietyIE, 2005-05-01)
    Since it was founded in 1975, the Irish Biogeographical Society has amassed a large data-base on the flora and fauna of Ireland. In addition, important papers have been published on the plants and animals of other regions. ...
  • Fauna and Flora of Atlantic Islands 

    Hayden, Thomas J.; Murray, Declan A.; O'Connor, James P. (Irish Biogeographical SocietyIE, 2006-09-29)
    Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on the Fauna and Flora of Atlantic Islands, Dublin, 24 -27 August 2004. Symposium papers included seaweed distribution, western Africa; limpet distribution (Patella), Canarian ...
  • A catalogue of the Irish Ichneumonidae(Hymenoptera : Ichneumonoidea) 

    O’Connor, James P.; Nash, Robert; Fitton, Michael G. (Irish Biogeographical SocietyIE, 2007-09-28)
    This is the final volume in the present series on the Hymenoptera of Ireland. Previous catalogues dealt with the Braconidae (Ichneumonoidea) (Occasional Publication Number 4), the Chalcidoidea (Occasional Publication Number ...
  • Chironomidae (Diptera) of Ireland : A review, checklist and their distribution in Europe 

    Murray, Declan A.; O’Connor, James P.; Ashe, Patrick J. (Irish Biogeographical SocietyIE, 2018-05-18)
    Studies on the Irish Chironomidae are briefly reviewed. A checklist of 520 species and 20 species level taxa, is provided. Chironomus striatus Strenzke, 1959 is removed from the Irish list. Summary distribution data are ...
  • Atlas of the Irish Trichoptera (Caddisflies) 

    O’Connor, James P. (Irish Biogeographical SocietyIE, 2021-06-18)
    Records from A catalogue and atlas of the caddisflies (Trichoptera) of Ireland and the subsequent papers (Addendums 1-5) were provided to the National Biodiversity Data Centre as the data set “Caddisflies (Trichoptera) of ...
  • An Annotated Checklist of the Irish Two-Winged Flies (Diptera) 

    Chandler, Peter J.; O'Connor, James P.; Nash, Robert (Irish Biogeographical SocietyIE, 2008-12-15)
    The two-winged flies (Diptera) constitute one of the larger orders of insects and are very abundant both as individuals and species. They occur in many different habitats almost everywhere. Many species are parasitic or ...
  • An Annotated Checklist of the Irish Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera) 

    Bond, Kenneth G. M.; Nash, Robert; O’Connor, James P. (Irish Biogeographical Society / National Museum of IrelandIE, 2006-07-17)
    Of all the omissions in the Irish entomological literature, the absence of a formal list of all the Irish Lepidoptera was perhaps the most surprising. An annotated checklist of the Irish butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) ...
  • Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society 

    ; Irish Biogeographical Society (Irish Biogeographical SocietyIE, 1979)
    JAMES NATHANIEL HALBERT: HIS MSS IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND / J . P. O'Connor -- INULA CRITHNOIDES L. AND TRIFOLIUM STRIATUM L. IN THE CORK FLORA / Tony O'Mahony -- A CHECKLIST OF IRISH FANNIIDAE AND MUSCIDAE (DIPTERA) ...
  • Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society 

    ; Irish Biogeographical Society (Irish Biogeographical SocietyIE, 1977)
    The Athlone Weekend Field Meeting -- A General Description of L.Ree and Surround -- Hare Island, L. Ree -- Exposure Effects on Hare Island -- Comparison of Grazed and Ungrazed Transects on Hare Island -- Species List of ...
  • Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society 

    ; Irish Biogeographical Society (Irish Biogeographical SocietyIE, 1978)
    MICRO-GEOGRAPHICAL POLYMORPHISM IN ANNUAL PLANT SPECIES / T.G.F. Curtis & M.B. Quigley -- OBSERVATIONS ON THE BIOGEOGRAPHY OF LUMBRICID EARTHWORMS (OLIGOCHAETA: LUMBRICIDAE) D.C.F. Cotton -- A CHECK LIST OF IRISH SYRPHIDAE ...
  • Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society 

    ; ; Irish Biogeographical Society (Irish Biogeographical SocietyIE, 1980)
    SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE OCCURRENCE OF MACHAIR IN WESTERN IRELAND / J.R. Akeroyd and T.G.F. Curtis -- DISTRIBUTION RECORDS OF ORTHOPTERA (INSECTA) FROM IRELAND / D.C.F. Cotton -- FLORISTIC NOTES FROM CO.DUBLIN (H21) / P. ...
  • Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society 

    ; Irish Biogeographical Society (Irish Biogeographical SocietyIE, 1983-08-10)
    NOTES ON IRISH VEGETATION: No.1 THE VEGETATION OF SHINGLE IN CO. LOUTH / James White -- NOTES ON INSECT PESTS RECEIVED FOR IDENTIFICATION BY THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND / J.P. O'Connor -- Rapistrum rugosum(L.) All. IN ...
  • Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society 

    ; Irish Biogeographical Society (Irish Biogeographical SocietyIE, 1983-08-10)
    A PRELIMINARY LIST OF THE IRISH TEPHRITIDAE(DIPTERA), WITH NOTES ON THE SPECIES / Chandler, P.J. and Speight, M.C.D. -- NOTES ON THE IRISH DISTRIBUTION OF THE FRESHWATER CRAYFISH / Reynolds, J.D. -- AN ANNOTATED LIST OF ...

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