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Dr. David Styles

Biography

Dave Styles is Lecturer in Environmental Engineering at the University of Limerick. He specialises in environmental foot-printing and techno-economic assessment of food, bioproduct, energy and waste management systems, and has over 15 years of experience in life cycle assessment (LCA) at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland's Environmental Protection Agency, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Bangor University and NUI Galway. He delivers MSc modules on the themes of engineering for net zero carbon, and the circular economy. His research group applies advanced LCA to investigate the sustainability of, inter alia, novel value chains for plant-protein foods & animal feeds, dairy products and bioenergy – with a particular emphasis on understanding inter-system effects. Dave is PI/Co-I on 11 research projects, and leads the SeQUEsTER project identifying pathways towards carbon neutrality in the agriculture, forestry and land use sector. He is a member of the International Energy Agency Task 45 concerning the sustainability of bioenergy.

Publications

Book Chapter

2011

Best Practice Application of LCM by Retailers to Improve Product Supply Chain Sustainability
Styles, David and Schoenberger, Harald and Galvez-Martos, Jos'e Luis

Conference Publication

2019

IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Forster, EJ and Healey, JR and Dymond, CC and Newman, G and Davies, G and Styles, D

2018

International Conference on Agricultural GHG Emissions and Food Security: Connecting research to policy and practice
Taft, Helen and Chadwick, D and Styles, David and Kipling, Richard and Moorby, Jon

2017

68th Annual Meeting of the EAAP
Foskolos, Andreas and Gibbons, James and Gonzalez-MejiaGo, Alejandra and Moorby, Jonathan and Styles, David

2003

Diffuse Pollution and Basin Management: Proceedings of the 7th IWA International Conference, Dublin, Ireland
Irvine, KENNETH and Donohue, Ian and Wemaere, ALICE and Styles, DAVID and Hobbs, WILLIAM

Other Journal

2020

Substituting wheat with chickpea flour in pasta production delivers more nutrition at a lower environmental cost
Saget, Sophie and Costa, Marcela and Barilli, Eleonora and Wilton-Vasconcelos, Marta and Santos, Carla Sancho and Styles, David and Williams, Mike
Sustainable Production and Consumption

2020

Emissions down the drain: Balancing life cycle energy and greenhouse gas savings with resource use for heat recovery from kitchen drains
Schestak, Isabel and Spriet, Jan and Styles, David and Williams, A Prysor
Journal of Environmental Management

2019

Just the tonic! Legume biorefining for alcohol has the potential to reduce Europe's protein deficit and mitigate climate change
Lienhardt, Theophile and Black, Kirsty and Saget, Sophie and Costa, Marcela Porto and Chadwick, David and Rees, Robert M and Williams, Michael and Spillane, Charles and Iannetta, Pietro M and Walker, Graeme and others
Environment international

2018

Challenges to implementing greenhouse gas mitigation measures in Welsh livestock agriculture: A conceptual framework
Kipling, Richard Philip and Taft, Helen and Chadwick, Dave and Styles, Dave and Moorby, Jon
Th"unen Working Paper 103

2014

Development of the EMAS Sectoral Reference Documents on Best Environmental Management Practice
Schoenberger, Harald and Canfora, Paolo and Dri, Marco and Galvez-Martos, Jose Luis and Styles, David and Antonopoulos, Ioannis Sofoklis
Learning from Frontrunners Promoting Best Practice. Publications Office of the European Union

2013

Identified best environmental management practices to improve the energy performance of the retail trade sector in Europe
Galvez-Martos, Jose-Luis and Styles, David and Schoenberger, Harald
Energy policy

Peer Reviewed Journal

2020

Crafty Marketing: An Evaluation of Distinctive Criteria for “Craft” Beer
Morgan, Dyfed Rhys and Thomas Lane, Eifiona and Styles, David
Food Reviews International

2020

Key performance indicators to explain energy & economic efficiency across water utilities, and identifying suitable proxies
Walker, Nathan L and Williams, A Prysor and Styles, David
Journal of Environmental Management

2020

Region-specific emission factors for Brazil increase the estimate of nitrous oxide emissions from nitrogen fertiliser application by 21%
Mazzetto, Andre M and Styles, David and Gibbons, James and Arndt, Claudia and Misselbrook, T and Chadwick, Dave
Atmospheric Environment

2020

Recycling of European plastic is a pathway for plastic debris in the ocean
Bishop, George and Styles, David and Lens, Piet NL
Environment International

2020

Consequential life cycle assessment of miscanthus livestock bedding, diverting straw to bioelectricity generation
Yesufu, Jalil and McCalmont, Jon P and Clifton-Brown, John C and Williams, Prysor and Hyland, John and Gibbons, James and Styles, David
GCB Bioenergy

2020

Afforestation: Replacing livestock emissions with carbon sequestration
Duffy, Colm and O'Donoghue, Cathal and Ryan, Mary and Styles, David and Spillane, Charles
Journal of Environmental Management

2019

Challenges to implementing greenhouse gas mitigation measures in livestock agriculture: A conceptual framework for policymakers
Kipling, Richard P and Taft, Helen E and Chadwick, David R and Styles, David and Moorby, Jon
Environmental Science & Policy

2019

Diversification not specialization reduces global and local environmental burdens from livestock production
Soteriades, Andreas D and Foskolos, Andreas and Styles, David and Gibbons, James M
Environment international

2019

Adapting stand-alone renewable energy technologies for the circular economy through eco-design and recycling
Gallagher, John and Basu, Biswajit and Browne, Maria and Kenna, Alan and McCormack, Sarah and Pilla, Francesco and Styles, David
Journal of Industrial Ecology

2019

Implementation solutions for greenhouse gas mitigation measures in livestock agriculture: A framework for coherent strategy
Kipling, Richard P and Taft, Helen E and Chadwick, David R and Styles, David and Moorby, Jon
Environmental Science & Policy

2019

Economic and environmental efficiency of UK and Ireland water companies: influence of exogenous factors and rurality
Walker, Nathan L and Norton, Andrew and Harris, Ian and Williams, A Prysor and Styles, David
Journal of environmental management

2019

A life cycle assessment of the construction phase of eleven micro-hydropower installations in the UK
Ueda, T and Roberts, ES and Norton, A and Styles, D and Williams, AP and Ramos, HM and Gallagher, J
Journal of Cleaner Production

2019

Data for life cycle assessment of legume biorefining for alcohol
Lienhardt, Theophile and Black, Kirsty and Saget, Sophie and Costa, Marcela Porto and Chadwick, David and Rees, Robert and Williams, Michael and Spillane, Charles and Iannetta, Pietro and Walker, Graeme and others
Data in brief

2018

Closing nutrient loops through decentralized anaerobic digestion of organic residues in agricultural regions: A multi-dimensional sustainability assessment
Vaneeckhaute, C'eline and Styles, David and Prade, Thomas and Adams, Paul and Thelin, Gunnar and Rodhe, Lena and Gunnarsson, Inga and D’Hertefeldt, Tina
Resources, Conservation and Recycling

2018

Effects of high-sugar grasses and improved manure management on the environmental footprint of milk production at the farm level
Soteriades, Andreas D and Gonzalez-Mejia, Alejandra M and Styles, David and Foskolos, Andreas and Moorby, Jon M and Gibbons, James M
Journal of Cleaner Production

2018

Using microalgae in the circular economy to valorise anaerobic digestate: challenges and opportunities
Stiles, William AV and Styles, David and Chapman, Stephen P and Esteves, Sandra and Bywater, Angela and Melville, Lynsey and Silkina, Alla and Lupatsch, Ingrid and Gr"unewald, Claudio Fuentes and Lovitt, Robert and others
Bioresource technology

2018

Climate mitigation by dairy intensification depends on intensive use of spared grassland
Styles, David and Gonzalez-Mejia, Alejandra and Moorby, Jon and Foskolos, Andreas and Gibbons, James
Global change biology

2018

Life cycle assessment of biofertilizer production and use compared with conventional liquid digestate management
Styles, David and Adams, Paul and Thelin, Gunnar and Vaneeckhaute, Céline and Chadwick, David and Withers, Paul JA
Environmental science & technology

2018

Construction and demolition waste best management practice in Europe
G'alvez-Martos, Jos'e-Luis and Styles, David and Schoenberger, Harald and Zeschmar-Lahl, Barbara
Resources, Conservation and Recycling

2018

Corrigendum to" Effects of high-sugar grasses and improved manure management on the environmental footprint of milk production at the farm level"[J. Clean. Prod. 202 (2018) 1241-1252]
Soteriades, Andreas Diomedes and Mejia, Alejandra Gonzalez and Styles, David and Foskolos, Andreas and Moorby, Jon and Gibbons, James M
Journal of Cleaner Production

2018

Metrics and methods for characterizing dairy farm intensification using farm survey data
Gonzalez-Mejia, Alejandra and Styles, David and Wilson, Paul and Gibbons, James
PloS one

2017

The impact of pay-as-you-throw schemes on municipal solid waste management: The exemplar case of the county of Aschaffenburg, Germany
Morlok, Juergen and Schoenberger, Harald and Styles, David and Galvez-Martos, Jose-Luis and Zeschmar-Lahl, Barbara
Resources

2017

Intensification trends among UK dairy farms from 2001-2014.
Gonz'alez-Mej'ia, AM and Styles, D and Wilson, P and Gibbons, J and others
Aspects of Applied Biology

2017

Greenhouse gas mitigation of rural household biogas systems in China: a life cycle assessment
Hou, Jun and Zhang, Weifeng and Wang, Pei and Dou, Zhengxia and Gao, Liwei and Styles, David
Energies

2016

Improving livestock production efficiencies presents a major opportunity to reduce sectoral greenhouse gas emissions
Hyland, JJ and Styles, D and Jones, DL and Williams, AP
Agricultural Systems

2016

Climate regulation, energy provisioning and water purification: Quantifying ecosystem service delivery of bioenergy willow grown on riparian buffer zones using life cycle assessment
Styles, David and B"orjesson, Paal and d’Hertefeldt, Tina and Birkhofer, Klaus and Dauber, Jens and Adams, Paul and Patil, Sopan and Pagella, Tim and Pettersson, Lars B and Peck, Philip and others
Ambio

2016

Environmental balance of the UK biogas sector: An evaluation by consequential life cycle assessment
Styles, David and Dominguez, Eduardo Mesa and Chadwick, Dave
Science of the Total Environment

2015

Inventory compilation for renewable energy systems: the pitfalls of materiality thresholds and priority impact categories using hydropower case studies
Gallagher, John and Styles, David and McNabola, Aonghus and Williams, A Prysor
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

2015

Water management in the European hospitality sector: Best practice, performance benchmarks and improvement potential
Styles, David and Schoenberger, Harald and Galvez-Martos, Jos'e Luis
Tourism Management

2015
2015

Current and future environmental balance of small-scale run-of-river hydropower
Gallagher, John and Styles, David and McNabola, Aonghus and Williams, A Prysor
Environmental Science & Technology

2015

Cattle feed or bioenergy? Consequential life cycle assessment of biogas feedstock options on dairy farms
Styles, David and Gibbons, James and Williams, Arwel Prysor and Stichnothe, Heinz and Chadwick, David Robert and Healey, John Robert
Gcb Bioenergy

2015

Life cycle environmental balance and greenhouse gas mitigation potential of micro-hydropower energy recovery in the water industry
Gallagher, John and Styles, David and McNabola, Aonghus and Williams, A Prysor
Journal of Cleaner Production

2015

Making green technology greener: Achieving a balance between carbon and resource savings through ecodesign in hydropower systems
Gallagher, John and Styles, David and McNabola, Aonghus and Williams, A Prysor
Resources, Conservation and Recycling

2015

Consequential life cycle assessment of biogas, biofuel and biomass energy options within an arable crop rotation
Styles, David and Gibbons, James and Williams, Arwel P and Dauber, Jens and Stichnothe, Heinz and Urban, Barbara and Chadwick, David R and Jones, Davey L
Gcb Bioenergy

2014

Assessing the impact of within crop heterogeneity (‘patchiness’) in young Miscanthus$times$ giganteus fields on economic feasibility and soil carbon sequestration
Zimmermann, Jesko and Styles, David and Hastings, Astley and Dauber, Jens and Jones, Michael B
Gcb Bioenergy

2014

Energy recovery in the water industry using micro-hydropower: an opportunity to improve sustainability
McNabola, Aonghus and Coughlan, Paul and Corcoran, Lucy and Power, Christine and Prysor Williams, A and Harris, Ian and Gallagher, John and Styles, David
Water Policy

2014

Evidence on the environmental impacts of farm land abandonment in high altitude/mountain regions: a systematic map
Haddaway, Neal R and Styles, David and Pullin, Andrew S
Environmental Evidence

2013

Environmental impacts of farm land abandonment in high altitude/mountain regions: a systematic map of the evidence
Haddaway, Neal R and Styles, David and Pullin, Andrew S
Environmental Evidence

2013
2012

Environmental improvement of product supply chains: A review of European retailers’ performance
Styles, David and Schoenberger, Harald and Galvez-Martos, Jose-Luis
Resources, Conservation and Recycling

2012

Environmental improvement of product supply chains: Proposed best practice techniques, quantitative indicators and benchmarks of excellence for retailers
Styles, David and Schoenberger, Harald and Galvez-Martos, Jose-Luis
Journal of environmental management

2012

Using a Strategic Environmental Assessment framework to quantify the environmental impact of bioenergy plans
Finnan, John and Styles, David and Fitzgerald, Joanne and Connolly, John and Donnelly, Alison
Gcb Bioenergy

2012

Bioenergy from “surplus” land: environmental and socio-economic implications
Dauber, Jens and Brown, Chris and Fernando, Ana Luisa and Finnan, John and Krasuska, Ewa and Ponitka, Jens and Styles, David and Thr"an, Daniela and Van Groenigen, Kees Jan and Weih, Martin and others
BioRisk

2011

A proposed framework for determining the environmental impact of replacing agricultural grassland with Miscanthus in Ireland
Donnelly, Alison and Styles, David and Fitzgerald, Joanne and Finnan, John
Gcb Bioenergy

2009

Measuring the environmental performance of IPPC industry: I. Devising a quantitative science-based and policy-weighted Environmental Emissions Index
Styles, David and O’brien, Phillip and O’Boyle, Shane and Cunningham, Peter and Donlon, Brian and Jones, Michael B
environmental science & policy

2009

A quantitative integrated assessment of pollution prevention achieved by Integrated Pollution Prevention Control licensing
Styles, David and O'Brien, Kieran and Jones, Michael B
Environment International

2008
2006

Linking soil phosphorus to water quality in the Mask catchment of western Ireland through the analysis of moist soil samples
Styles, David and Donohue, Ian and Coxon, Catherine and Irvine, Kenneth
Agriculture, ecosystems & environment

2005

Importance of spatial and temporal patterns for assessment of risk of diffuse nutrient emissions to surface waters
Donohue, Ian and Styles, David and Coxon, Catherine and Irvine, Kenneth
Journal of Hydrology

Published Report

2018

Implementation of the Climate-Smart village approach
N"ageli Juan, Laia and Murray, Una and McKeown, Peter C and Styles, David and Spillane, Charles and Bonilla Findji, Osana and Mart'inez Bar'on, Deissy

2015

Best environmental management pratice for the agriculture sector - crop and animal production
Antonopoulos, I., Canfora, P., Dri, M., Guadillat, P. Styles, D., Williamson, J., Jewer, A., Haddaway, N., Price, M.

2013

Best environmental management practice in the retail trade sector
Sch"onberger, Harald and Martos, Jose Luis Galvez and Styles, David
European Commission JRC Scientific And Policy Reports. Learning from frontrunners

2013

Best environmental management practice in the tourism sector
Styles, David and Sch"onberger, Harald and Galvez Martos, JL

2005

Eutrophication from agricultural sources--phosphorus chemistry of mineral and peat soils in Ireland
Daly, K and Styles, D
Final Report. EPA, Johnstown Castle Estate, Co. Wexford, Ireland