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Usna Keating

Usna Keating

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Usna Keating MSc Student +353 (0)21 4904677


I was awarded a BSc in Zoology in 2009 and an MSc in Marine Biology in 2010, from University College Cork. Since completing my MSc I was employed by governmental and non-governmental organisations and my work has encompassed both marine and terrestrial research.

I am currently researching the effect of plantation forests on bird communities in different habitats in Ireland. Information derived from this research will be used to inform future forest planting in Ireland tht is compatible with conserving species of conservation concern and achieveing Ireland's afforestation goals.



Carlsson, J., Gauthier, D.T., Carlsson, J.E.L., Coughla, J.P., Dillane, E., FitzGerald, R.D., Keating, U., McGinnity, P., Mirimim, L., Cross, T.F. 2013. Rapid, economical single-nucleotide polymorphism and microsatellite discovery based on de novo assembly of a reduced representation genome in a non-model organism: a case study of Atlantic cod Gadus morhua. Journal of Fish Biology, 82(3): 944-958.

O'Connell, M., Keating, U., McElligott, D., O'Reilly, P., O'Callaghan, J., O'Halloran, J. 2011. An investigation of a novel anomalous pink feather colouration in the Mute Swan Cygnus olor in Britain and Ireland. Wildfowl, 61: 152-165,



School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences,
University College Cork,
The Cooperage,
Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork

Forest Ecology

Dept. of Zoology, Ecology & Plant Science, University College Cork, Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork