BEES hosts a diverse research community, encompassing molecular and organismal aspects of animal and plant sciences, with a strong, though not exclusively, aquatic focus as well as thriving environmental, geology and earth sciences research groups. A more complete list of our research interests is available here.
Although the primary facilities are housed within the Distillery Fields campus, BEES has access to several field sites (e.g. Lough Hyne Research Station), and has especially strong research collaborations with the Environmental Research Institute (ERI), where some BEES staff and postgraduate students have research facilities.
The movement of the vast majority of BEES staff, students and facilities to the Distillery Fields campus (a short stroll from UCC’s main campus) has created a productive and vibrant research community on the banks of Cork’s River Lee.