Zoology and Ecology

Zoology and Ecology Research

Expertise is available in marine, terrestrial and freshwater biology and ecology, fisheries and aquaculture, animal health and disease, marine mammalogy, animal behaviour, evolutionary ecology, ornithology and water resource management. Details of staff members engaged in different areas of zoology/ecology research are outlined below.
Staff members serve on boards and committees of state agencies and statutory bodies, e.g. Marine Institute, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Heritage Council, Fota Wildlife Park and at an international level on a variety of professional and scientific societies and inter-governmental agencies, e.g. VP for the British Trust for Ornithology, Society of Marine Mammalogy, IUCN, UN water, International Whaling Commission, European Cetacean Society and an International Advisory Board at the University of Bordeaux.
There is close collaboration with industry particularly through the AFDC and examples of this has been work with industry (wind turbine impacts) and government agencies for hen harrier research, the aquaculture industry on improved shrimp and Tilapia strains, the European Mollusc producers Association on enhanced EU production of shellfish, work with a number of industry partners on several EU projects on bivalve health and disease and a joint patent for sea urchin on-growing cage (UPS) led to trials in Chile and US (Maine) and formation of an Irish Company (Gourmet Marine).

 

Research Area

Staff Members

Animal Welfare

Ruth Ramsay

Fisheries and aquaculture

Sarah Culloty

Philip McGinnity

Tom Reed

Tom Doyle

Emer Rogan

Evolutionary and behavioural ecology

John Quinn

Philip McGinnity

Tom Reed

Marine biology

Javier delBarco-Trillo

Emer Rogan

Ruth Ramsay

Sarah Culloty

Gavin Burnell

Philip McGinnity

Rob McAllen

Tom Doyle

Mark Jessop

John Quinn

Freshwater biology

Simon Harrison

Tom Reed

Marcel Jansen

John O’Halloran

Invasive species

Debbie Chapman

Simon Harrison

Marcel Jansen

Mammal research

Fidelma Butler

Javier delBarco-Trillo

Emer Rogan

Ornithology

Mark Jessop

John Quinn

John O’Halloran

Tom Reed

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

An Scoil Eolaíochtaí Bitheolaíocha, Domhaneolaíocha agus Comhshaoil

University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork, Ireland T23 N73K

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