The Atlas of Mammals in Ireland 2010-2015 is the first publication to map all mammals that occur on the island of Ireland and its marine waters. Almost a quarter of a million mammal sightings from 57 different datasets were used to produce distribution maps of 72 species. The book contains especially written species accounts by 42 leading authorities on mammals. More than 2,000 recorders have submitted records to the Atlas. Maps compare the pre-2010 distribution to 2010-2015 distribution.
Dr. Liam Lysaght has served for 10 years as Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre, and prior to that worked for the Heritage Council and National Parks and Wildlife Service. Liam is a geographer by training, and has a background in biogeography and mapping of biological distributions. He has an interest in many aspects of biodiversity, but particularly birds, butterflies and mammals. In 2002 he published An Atlas of the Breeding Birds of the Burren and Aran Islands, the first regional bird atlas in Ireland.
Dr. Ferdia Marnell studied zoology in Trinity College Dublin where he specialised in amphibians for his PhD. He joined the National Parks & Wildlife Service in 1997 and since 2002 has had responsibility there for developing and coordinating the national mammal monitoring programme. He is the current Chair of the Advisory Committee of UNEP/Eurobats. Ferdia has published on a wide range of species including bats, otter, squirrels, deer, dormouse, lampreys, salmon, newts, frogs, turtles and beetles.