Professor John O'Halloran
John O’Halloran’s research interests span pure and applied biology particularly ornithology, ecotoxicology and forest ecology. The main focus of his research is to develop a deeper understanding of the impacts of environmental change and disturbance related to land-use change, climate change and environmental contaminants. He has also conducted extensive research on the impacts of environmental change on industries such as food, forestry, environmental regulation, energy and on society. As an ornithologist he studies all birds and has focussed in particular on a few species of such as Dippers, Swans, Corncrakes, Choughs and Hen Harriers. John is the Chair of the Board of Fota Wildlife Park, Chair of Ireland’s Countryside Bird Survey Steering Committee, former Vice-President of the British Trust for Ornithology, and an advisor to the European Environment Agency.