|Vincent Murphy||PhD Student||+353 (0)21 email@example.com|
I am a native of Cork, originally from the Bandon area. In September 2004, I began my academic carrier by undertaking a BSc in Wildlife Management and Conservation Biology at Sparsholt college, Hampshire, within the University of Portsmouth. After graduating in 2007, I advanced my academic path with an Erasmus MSc in Ecosystem Conservation and Landscape Management. Over the 20 months of this work, four different universities hosted the programme for approximately four months each. These universities were University College Cork (Ireland), Utrecht University (Netherlands), University of Helsinki (Finland) and National University of Ireland Galway (Ireland). The final five months of this course were dedicated to a research project, and my work involved field research and a subsequent dissertation on the ‘Landscape uses of juvenile White-tailed eagles in southwest Ireland’. Prior to commencing my PhD, I gained valuable field experience working as a field ecologist and environmental consultant for a Cork firm, DixonBrosnan environmental consultants, for two years. Projects undertaken ranged from minor developments such a one-off houses and estates to regional and national infrastructural developments such as gas pipelines and power plants. I am now part of a research team investigating deer, and their influence on native woodlands, plantation forests and agricultural habitats throughout Ireland.
Address:School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences,
University College Cork,
Distillery Fields, North Mall, Cork