Barry O'Mahony

Biography

 

NamePositionAddressTelephoneE-mail
Barry O’Mahony Research Assistant

Dept. of Zoology, Ecology & Plant Science, University College Cork, Ireland

353 (0)21 490 4650 bomah@eircom.net

 

O'Mahony

 

Barry has had a life-long interest in ornithology. Since graduating from UCC in 1976 he has worked in Education and in the Food and Beverage industries.  He is an active bird ringer licensed by the British Trust for Ornithology and the National Parks & Wildlife Service. Barry has served on the national council of the Irish Wildbird Conservancy (now BirdWatch Ireland) and has been involved in various surveys including IWeBS, atlas survey of Wintering Birds and two atlas surveys of Breeding Birds. He is currently collaborating in studies of Dipper and Black-tailed Godwit. Since 2008 Barry has worked as a research assistant at UCC where his research has been focussed on the ecology of the Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus).

 

 

Publications:

  • Wilson, M.W., O'Donoghue, B., O'Mahony, B., Cullen, C., O'Donoghue, T., Oliver, G., Ryan, B., Troake, P., Irwin, S., Kelly, T.C., Rotella, J.J. & O'Halloran, J. 2012. Mismatches between breeding success and habitat preferenes in Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus breeding in forested landscapes. Ibis, 154: 578-589.
  • Irwin, S., Wilson, M.W., Kelly, T.C., O'Mahony, B., Oliver, G., Troake, P., Ryan, B., Cullen, C., O'Donoghue, B. & O'Halloran, J. 2011. The breeding biology of Hen Harriers Circus cyaneus in Ireland over a five year period. Irish Birds, 9: 165-172.
  • Irwin, S., Wilson, M.W., Kelly, T.C., O'Donoghue, B., O'Mahony, B., Oliver, G., Cullen, C., O'Donoghue, T. & O'Halloran, J. (2008). A note on the breeding biology of Hen Harriers Circus cyaneus in Ireland. Irish Birds 8: 331-334.
  • O'Halloran J, Irwin S, Harrison S, Smiddy P & O'Mahony B (2003) Mercury and organochlorine content of Dipper Cinclus cinclus eggs in south-west Ireland : trends during 1990-1999. Environmental Pollution, 123(1):85-93.

Planning and Management Tools for Biodiversity in a Range of Irish Forests

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

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