Luke Harman Profile SM

Mr Luke Harman

I graduated from  the University of Aberdeen/Scottish Agricultural College in 2000 with a Bachelor of Technology (Honours) Degree in Aquaculture. Following a year working as a Marine Hatchery Technician at the North Atlantic Fisheries College in The Shetland Islands. I went on to complete an MSc in Mariculture Science and Technology at the College run through the University of the Highlands and Islands. 

My working career began in an unlikely place, University of Cambridge UK, where I was employed as a senior research technician within the Comparative Genomics Department.

In March 2004 I joined UCC taking up a research assistant's position with the Aquaculture and Fisheries Centre (AFDC) working on the larval culture of  the purple sea urchin (Paracentrotus lividus). I took up my current position in BEES (formally ZEPS) in September 2005. I have have a wide variety of work related interests, but my main areas of interest are in Aquaculture (larval-culture and system design) and Marine Biology.

MSc: The effects of feeding frequency on intra-population Size variation of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.) larvae reared in commercial culture systems.

BTech: The Effects (Growth and Survival) of Weaning Senegal Sole (Solea senegalensis) Post-larvae with Natural and Artificial Diets.

John Fraher, John Davenport, Edward Fitzgerald, Patrick McLaughlin, Tom Doyle, Luke Harman, and Tracy Cuffe. 2010 Opening and closing mechanisms of the leatherback sea turtle larynx: a crucial role for the tongue. J. Exp. Biol. 213: 4137-4145.

Davenport J, Fraher, J., Fitzgerald, E., McLaughlin, P., Doyle, T.K., Harman, L., Cuffe, T. and Dockery, P. 2009 Ontogenetic changes in tracheal structure facilitate deep dives and cold water foraging in adult leatherback sea turtles, Journal of Experimental Biology Vol: 212:21 between 3440-3447

Davenport, J., Fraher, J., Fitzgerald, E., McLaughlin, P., Doyle, T.K., Harman, L. and Cuffe, T. 2009 Fat head: an analysis of head and neck insulation in the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) , Journal of Experimental Biology Vol: 212:17 between 2753-2759

Rens W, O'Brien PC, Fairclough H, Harman L, Graves JA, Ferguson-Smith MA. 2003. Reversal and convergence in marsupial chromosome evolution, Cytogenet Genome Res.;102(1-4):282-90.

Aquaculture & Fisheries Development Centre

University College Cork, Cooperage Building, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork.