Paddy O’Keeffe Senior Lecturer in Plant Genetics

Paddy O’Keeffe Senior Lecturer in Plant Genetics

  • 27 Feb 2017

University College Cork seeks to recruit a Senior Lecturer in Plant Genetics within the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (School of BEES).

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France honours ‘father of ocean energy’ Tony Lewis

France honours ‘father of ocean energy’ Tony Lewis

  • 08 Feb 2017

Professor Tony Lewis, a Principal Investigator in MaREI and Professor Emeritus at UCC, has been awarded the Chevalier des Palmes Académiques. 

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Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures Workshop

Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures Workshop

  • 31 Jan 2017

On 17th January, a group of 30 stakeholders gathered in the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen to discuss key questions as part of the Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures project. 

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Two new papers by Dr Gabrielle Davidson

Two new papers by Dr Gabrielle Davidson

  • 11 Jan 2017

School of BEES Postdoctoral researcher Dr Gabrielle Davidson has recently published two articles.

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Irish Wild Mammals A Guide to the Literature by Pat Smiddy & Paddy Sleeman

Irish Wild Mammals A Guide to the Literature by Pat Smiddy & Paddy Sleeman

  • 13 Dec 2016

On Saturday the 10th of December there was a small gathering at Enterprise House to mark the launch of the 4th edition of Irish Wild Mammals A Guide to the Literature by Pat Smiddy and Paddy Sleeman. 

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Kevin Murphy recipient of the Cunningham Award 2016

Kevin Murphy recipient of the Cunningham Award 2016

  • 12 Dec 2016

Congratulations to Kevin Murphy, this year's worthy recipient of the Cunningham Award for his undergraduate mapping project carried out on the island of Kerrera. 

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Royal Irish Academy to unveil Dr Maria McNamara’s portrait

Royal Irish Academy to unveil Dr Maria McNamara’s portrait

  • 07 Dec 2016

UCC’s Dr Maria McNamara is one of 12 female academic leaders whose portraits will be the first to hang on the walls of the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. 

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Launch of Irish Wild Mammals

Launch of Irish Wild Mammals

  • 05 Dec 2016

Launch of Irish Wild Mammals A Guide to the Literature 4th edition by Pat Smiddy and Paddy Sleeman.

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BEES’ contribution to Learning Neighbourhoods recognised at Cork City Hall ceremony.

BEES’ contribution to Learning Neighbourhoods recognised at Cork City Hall ceremony.

  • 30 Nov 2016

Dr Maria McNamara of the School of BEES was among a number of UCC lecturers whose contribution to the Learning Neighbourhoods programme was recognised in a ceremony at Cork City Hall last week. 

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Dr Maria McNamara listed as one of ‘20 incredible women leading the way to scientific advancement’

Dr Maria McNamara listed as one of ‘20 incredible women leading the way to scientific advancement’

  • 22 Nov 2016

UCC palaeontologist Dr Maria McNamara has just been listed as one of ‘20 incredible women leading the way to scientific advancement’ 

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BEES Graduate wins national prize

BEES Graduate wins national prize

  • 14 Nov 2016

Kevin Murphy (BSc Hons Geology 2016) has been awarded this year’s Cunningham Prize by the Geological Survey of Ireland.

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BEES Prizegiving 2016

BEES Prizegiving 2016

  • 28 Oct 2016

The BEES Prizegiving 2016 took place recently at the School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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Fourth Year Burren Fieldtrip 2016

Fourth Year Burren Fieldtrip 2016

  • 18 Oct 2016

Rebecca O'Sullivan a 4th year Zoology student was asked to write a brief blog about her experience of the recent Burren Fieldcourse.

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Dr Tom Reed - UCC Early Stage Researcher of the Year

Dr Tom Reed - UCC Early Stage Researcher of the Year

  • 07 Oct 2016

The School of BEES lecturer has been honoured in the UCC Staff Recognition Awards 2016

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ZY4020 Temperate Marine Biology - Millport Fieldcourse

ZY4020 Temperate Marine Biology - Millport Fieldcourse

  • 03 Oct 2016

Ciara Sexton a 4th year Zoology student was asked to write a brief blog about her experience of the recent Millport Fieldcourse.

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BEES 4th Year Hub Open

BEES 4th Year Hub Open

  • 19 Sep 2016

Prof. John O'Halloran, VP Teaching and Learning has officially opened the new BEES 4th year hub.

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Heritage Week Touch Tank Event at Lough Hyne - Rescheduled - Sat 27th August

Heritage Week Touch Tank Event at Lough Hyne - Rescheduled - Sat 27th August

  • 22 Aug 2016

Heritage Week Touch Tank event at Lough Hyne Marine Nature Reserve - Sat 27th August 11.30am - 1.30pm

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Ellen Hutchins Festival

Ellen Hutchins Festival

  • 17 Aug 2016

Dr Padraig Whelan will give a guided talk as part of the upcoming festical celebrating Ireland's first female botanist.

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Heritage Week Touch Tank Event at Lough Hyne

Heritage Week Touch Tank Event at Lough Hyne

  • 17 Aug 2016

Heritage Week Touch tank event at Lough Hyne Marine Nature Reserve – Saturday 21st August 11.30am -1.30pm

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Ed Jarvis wins teaching award for excellence in teaching and learning

Ed Jarvis wins teaching award for excellence in teaching and learning

  • 04 Aug 2016

Dr Ed Jarvis of the School of BEES has won the College of SEFS student-nominated staff teaching award for excellence in teaching and learning.

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Plants in fashion

Plants in fashion

  • 04 Aug 2016

A BEES Plant Scientist has been involved in a unique project to create a piece of living jewellery using plants.

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€1.7m Award for Research on the Impact of Escaped Farm Salmon

€1.7m Award for Research on the Impact of Escaped Farm Salmon

  • 03 Aug 2016

The majority of salmon consumed worldwide is sourced from salmon farms.  However farmed salmon escapes frequently occur and the farmed salmon can interbreed with wild salmon potentially reducing the fitness of native populations and their long-term ability to survive. 

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2016 All Ireland Ladybird Survey

2016 All Ireland Ladybird Survey

  • 03 Aug 2016

Fota Wildlife Park needs your help with the 2016 All Ireland Ladybird Survey!! 

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Bicentenary of pioneering geologist Professor Robert Harkness

Bicentenary of pioneering geologist Professor Robert Harkness

  • 27 Jul 2016

July 28th 2016 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Robert Harkness FRS FGS, Professor of Geology at Queens College Cork (1853-1878), now known as University College Cork.

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SMART award

SMART award

  • 14 Jul 2016

A unique alliance, featuring BEES has picked up an important national award.

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New study sheds light on life in ancient tropical seas

New study sheds light on life in ancient tropical seas

  • 22 Jun 2016

A new study sheds new light on the creatures that inhabited the tropical seas surrounding the UK at the start of the age of the dinosaurs.

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Smelling of roses: BEES MSc graduate targeting perfume sector

Smelling of roses: BEES MSc graduate targeting perfume sector

  • 01 Jun 2016

Dr Joan de Lacey, a graduate of the MSc Organic Horticulture at BEES has set up The Irish Rose Essential Oil Company.

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UCC Delegation Attends UN Environment Assembly

UCC Delegation Attends UN Environment Assembly

  • 01 Jun 2016

May 27th 2016, Dr Debbie Chapman and Mr Stuart Warner from UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre, hosted by the ERI and The School of BEES in UCC, met with Mary Robinson at UNEA 2 in Nairobi to brief her on the role of UNEP GEMS/Water in the Sustainable Development Goal for water.

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CSI 1916: Science, archaeology and history combine in event to commemorate Thomas Kent

CSI 1916: Science, archaeology and history combine in event to commemorate Thomas Kent

  • 01 Jun 2016

The Schools of History, Archaeology, and Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences in University College Cork are pleased to announce the hosting of an event that will examine the science behind the recovery and identification of the remains of Thomas Kent, of Castlelyons, county Cork – the only one of the sixteen figures executed after the 1916 Easter Rising for involvement in armed action outside Dublin.

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QuERCi II

QuERCi II

  • 01 Jun 2016

UCC scientists, as part of an international team, including Prof. Andy Wheeler (Chief Scientists) are returning form a week long survey of the Porcupine Bank Canyon, 400+ kilometres west of Galway. It is a follow up to the successful QuERCi I survey undertaken last year.

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Doctoral Showcase Success

Doctoral Showcase Success

  • 19 May 2016

Four BEES postgraduates have made it through to the next week's final of the UCC Doctoral Showcase.

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Too Hot in Paradise

Too Hot in Paradise

  • 19 May 2016

Emeritus Professor of Zoology here at BEES, Prof. John Davenport brings to our attention an article written by Dr Michael White - BEES PhD graduate and a marine zoologist in Tongareva, the largest and remotest atoll in the Cook Islands.

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Wild Cities

Wild Cities

  • 19 May 2016

A number of BEES staff and students have contributed to the upcoming Wild Cities documentary on Cork.

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A fossilised snake shows its true colours

A fossilised snake shows its true colours

  • 31 Mar 2016

The colours of the skin of a 10 million year old Spanish snake have been discovered from its colourless fossil remains by scientists at University College Cork (UCC).

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Young Author of the Year

Young Author of the Year

  • 18 Feb 2016

A BEES graduate is named Young Author of the Year by the Journal of the Geological Society.

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UCC’s Green Campus among best in world

UCC’s Green Campus among best in world

  • 26 Jan 2016

University College Cork has been ranked fourth in the world in a list of the world's most sustainable universities, achieving the highest result in Ireland.

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Water quality monitoring centre launched at UCC

Water quality monitoring centre launched at UCC

  • 26 Jan 2016

Ireland will be viewed by countries across the globe as a leader in sustainable water management with the launch of the GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre at UCC last Friday (January 22).

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BEES student wins national prize

BEES student wins national prize

  • 17 Dec 2015

The Cunningham Award for 2015 was presented to a BEES student for her undergraduate project.

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BEES celebrates the launch of iCRAG

BEES celebrates the launch of iCRAG

  • 10 Dec 2015

BEES are delighted to be part of the new €17.8 m iCRAG centre (Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences) which was launched in Dublin last week.

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Climate change research

Climate change research

  • 18 Nov 2015

A BEES scientist has recently published an important review paper on the impact of climate change on biological systems.

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Long service awards 2015

Long service awards 2015

  • 13 Nov 2015

BEES staff members past and present pick up long service awards from UCC.

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MSc Marine Biology students gain ship time experience aboard RV Celtic Voyager

MSc Marine Biology students gain ship time experience aboard RV Celtic Voyager

  • 09 Nov 2015

Last Monday and Tuesday the MSc Marine Biology students got ship time training aboard the RV Celtic Voyager with Dr Rob McAllen and Prof. Emer Rogan.

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"Between a Rock and a Hard Place" with Professor Iain Stewart

  • 09 Nov 2015

Prof. Iain Stewart will present an interesting and informative talk at UCC (Wed 11th November) based on his work popularising geoscience.

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BEES Prizegiving 2015

BEES Prizegiving 2015

  • 23 Oct 2015

The BEES Prizegiving 2015 took place recently at the School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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Culture Night 2015

Culture Night 2015

  • 21 Sep 2015

Culture Night 2015 at BEES attracted a huge crowd of visitors to the School of BEES

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Special guests at Lough Hyne

Special guests at Lough Hyne

  • 25 Aug 2015

There were some special visitors at the BEES Lough Hyne labs this month in a visit organised in conjunction with the Skibbereen Heritage Centre.

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Two PLOS publications in as many weeks

Two PLOS publications in as many weeks

  • 24 Aug 2015

Researchers in the School of BEES have had two papers published in the PLOS One journal in recent weeks.

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Grasslands in Ireland Workshop

Grasslands in Ireland Workshop

  • 06 Aug 2015

A workshop on the Future Opportunities for Grasslands in Ireland will take place at University College Cork on Friday 4th September.

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Royal Irish Academy Parliamentary Pairing Scheme

Royal Irish Academy Parliamentary Pairing Scheme

  • 16 Jul 2015

Royal Irish Academy Parliamentary Pairing Scheme

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Call for abstracts for All Ireland Mammal Symposium 2015 begins today

Call for abstracts for All Ireland Mammal Symposium 2015 begins today

  • 30 Jun 2015

AIMS 2015 will be held in UCC on November 7th and 8th, 2015.

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Discovery of new habitat for corals in the Porcupine Bank Canyon

Discovery of new habitat for corals in the Porcupine Bank Canyon

  • 24 Jun 2015

An international team of scientists led by Prof. Andy Wheeler of BEES, University College Cork have recently discovered a new cold-water coral habitat in Irish waters possibly doubling the amount of cold-water corals previously thought to exist in Irish waters, while on the Marine Institute’s RV Celtic Explorer during the QuERCi survey.

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New project to ObSERVE seabird and cetacean abundance

New project to ObSERVE seabird and cetacean abundance

  • 09 Jun 2015

After months of planning and hoping for suitable weather, the ObSERVE aerial project went live this week with a survey flight departing from Kerry Airport. 

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Ireland's Flora & Fauna Since The Last Ice Age - Mooney Goes Wild

Ireland's Flora & Fauna Since The Last Ice Age - Mooney Goes Wild

  • 09 Jun 2015

Did you know that Ireland once had a totally separate ecosystem, on a long vanished peninsula off the south coast, with its very own nature and wildlife?

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UCC goes green for World Environment Day

UCC goes green for World Environment Day

  • 02 Jun 2015

University College Cork will be 'going green' this weekend to celebrate World Environment Day (WED).

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Prof Andy Wheeler makes presentation to HRH Prince Charles

Prof Andy Wheeler makes presentation to HRH Prince Charles

  • 19 May 2015

Professor of Geology at BEES, UCC presented a special gift to the Prince of Wales.

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New Director for ERI

New Director for ERI

  • 13 May 2015

The Head of the School of BEES has been appointed Director of the Environmental Research Institute at University College Cork.

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UCC Student Wins Best Water Presentation at ENVIRON 2015

UCC Student Wins Best Water Presentation at ENVIRON 2015

  • 01 May 2015

A BEES PhD researcher has scooped a prize for his recent presentation at ENVIRON.

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Plant science talk picks up prize

Plant science talk picks up prize

  • 30 Apr 2015

Tara Duggan was commended for a recent presentation at a conference in Spain.

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Geology staff recognised by class of 2014

Geology staff recognised by class of 2014

  • 29 Apr 2015

Geology staff at the School of BEES were recognised by the class of 2014.

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Outstanding Contribution

Outstanding Contribution

  • 22 Apr 2015

Dr Paddy Sleeman was recently honoured for his outstanding contribution to the study of mammals

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SEG Exploration Workshop

SEG Exploration Workshop

  • 20 Apr 2015

Society of Economic Geologists host exploration workshop.

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Growing Success: UCC horticulture course nominated for two awards

Growing Success: UCC horticulture course nominated for two awards

  • 07 Apr 2015

The MSc Organic Horticulture, the only one of its type in Europe has now been shortlisted for two major Irish awards.

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UN Environment GEMS/Water of UCC Host International Water Quality Workshop in Nairobi

UN Environment GEMS/Water of UCC Host International Water Quality Workshop in Nairobi

  • 22 Nov 2016

Debbie Chapman and Stuart Warner of the GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre, with the rest of the GEMS/Water international team hosted a workshop at United Nations Offices Nairobi (UNON). 

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