I am Professor of Marine Environment at NUI Galway. I coordinate the B.Sc. in Marine Science and I am a member of the School of Natural Sciences and the Ryan Institute. The Ryan Institute facilitates collaboration with researchers across the University. I am affiliated with the Biodiversity and Bioresources cluster and the Irish Seaweed Research Group.
I am a marine ecologist with a particular interest in spatial ecology. I use experiments, survey, computer simulation and data analysis to understand patterns of population abundance and assemblage composition. My experience includes both benthic and pelagic ecology. The different approaches can be applied to address questions in conservation, marine protected areas, fisheries, introduced species, monitoring, environmental management and compliance to legislation.
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