, a graduate of both UCD and TCD, taught biology and mathematics before he turned to Computer Aided Design, publishing twelve books on the subject. In 2000 he returned to natural history and focused on Ireland's lichen 'flora'. Paul founded Nature's Calendar Ireland to gather phenology data and participated in the LichenIreland survey. He currently runs Biology.ie to collect Road Kill data and promote biodiversity awareness. He developed a website, iSpyNature.com, for Primary School children in 2010.