John R. Lusby

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We propose a system that can accurately determine the occupancy of zones within a building. As an easily deployable sensor system, TOSS provides detailed information about a zone's occupancy to a building's energy management system in order to control the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, (HVAC) and lighting behavior for specific zones within the(More)
Buildings are often inefficiently conditioned. Rooms that are empty are needlessly conditioned and partially filled rooms are conditioned assuming maximum occupancy. In this demonstration, we describe a system that reduces energy consumption by opportunistically reducing energy consumption based on room usage; we only condition rooms currently occupied and(More)
Identifying routes of invasion is a critical management strategy in controlling the spread of invasive species. This is challenging however in the absence of direct evidence. Therefore, indirect methodologies are used to infer possible invasion sources and routes, such as comparisons of genetic and morphological data from populations from invasive ranges(More)
Establishing how invasive species impact upon pre-existing species is a fundamental question in ecology and conservation biology. The greater white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula) is an invasive species in Ireland that was first recorded in 2007 and which, according to initial data, may be limiting the abundance/distribution of the pygmy shrew (Sorex(More)
We propose a system that can accurately determine the occupancy of zones within a building. As an easily deployable sensor system, TOSS provides detailed information about a zone’s occupancy to a building’s energy management system in order to control the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, (HVAC) and lighting behavior for specific zones within the(More)
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