My interests are in biodiversity, biogeography and ecology, especially in the ocean, with applications in relation to nature conservation, climate change, invasive species, and aquaculture. ;
I am from Kildare in Ireland. ;I studied in Galway (BSc Hon. Zoology ;NUIG) and Cork (PhD UCC), followed by postdoc's at the Marine Biological Association Plymouth, and jointly with the ;Marine Laboratory Aberdeen and Napier University Edinburgh (where I was based at Poolewe, ;a remote field station on the west coast). After being a ;lecturer ;in Trinity College Dublin for 6 years my group set up a research and ;consulting company called EcoServe (Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd) of which I was Managing Director. I was Executive Director of the Huntsman Marine Science Centre in St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada for almost 4 years, and then became a professor ;at the University of Auckland, New Zealand until joining Nord University in 2020. ;
I coordinate the following courses:
PhD course Topics in Ecology
an interview about the origins of the World Register of Marine species
Current international projects:
See my Research Group website for information on recent research and tips for graduate students (and things I should also remember) and other web links.
I post a daily news item to the Facebook page for Marine Reserves.