Lecturer
School of Bio, Earth & Env
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: F.Butler@ucc.ie
Lecturer
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

T: 353-21-4904648
E: f.butler@ucc.ie

Fidelma Butler is a lecturer in the School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork. Fidelma has a PhD from University College Dublin (NUI).


Fidelma has worked in a variety of posts

1990-1992 Professional Assistant, National Museum of Ireland (Natural History)

1993-1995 Education Officer, National Conservation Education Centre

1996-2006 Ecological Consultant, Terrascope, Co. Cork

1996-2006 Continuing Adult Education, University College Cork (part-time)

2007 - present Lecturer, School BEES, UCC


Fidelma currently teaches on a number of modules in the fields of mammal ecology and ecological methods. She is also Director of the MSc Ecological Assessment and Diploma Field Ecology.


Interests and recent projects include small mammal ecology and behaviour (rodents and hedgehogs); habitat utilisation by bats; ecology of roads; urban ecology; behaviour of mammals in forested landscapes, deer in particular; invasive mammals with current work on grey squirrel.

Research Interests

Recent research is focussed on applied mammal ecology:

  • Assessment of the effectiveness of bat mitigation measures on national roads in Ireland. This work was funded by the National Roads Authority and represents the first attempt to assess the effectiveness of mitigation measures which are required under EU legislation. PhD supervisor

  • Ecology of the European Hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus). This was supported by the Crawford Hayes bequest fund. Little work has been done on hedgehogs in Ireland and nothing is known of their ranging patterns or foraging habits. It has been suggested that their numbers are declining leading to concerns about Ireland's mammalian biodiversity. PhD Co-supervisor

  • Status of bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus) in second rotation forests in Ireland. This work was funded by a commercial forestry company. Bank voles form a significant component in the diet of Hen Harriers. These birds of prey are themselves strictly protected under EU legislation and large areas of land have been designated for this purpose. The management of forestry within these areas and the resulting impact on bank voles is of significance to the status of the Hen Harrier. Supervisor
  • The effectiveness of mitigation measures for mammals (other than bats) on Irish national roads. This work was funded by the National Roads Authority and focuses on the planning and implementation of mitigation measures for mammals on Irish national roads. PhD Co-Supervisor


  • Spread of alien mammals. This was an IRCSET funded project examining the population dynamics of grey squirrels at the front of the invasion area. PhD Co- Supervisor
  • Potential of a managed wildlife park to act as a refuge for a native mammal. This IRCSET funded project investigated ecological aspects of the red squirrel at a major tourist attraction at FOTA wildlife park. Postdoctoral mentor
     
  • The interaction of deer and commercial forests. The aim of this work, funded by the Department of Agriculture, is to quantify deer population, habitat and silvicultural elements that influence local deer population densities and behavioural patterns that may lead to a higher risk of tree damage. PhD Co-Supervisor (x2); Postdoctoral mentor

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Assessment of the Effectiveness of Bat Mitigation Measures Employed on Irish National Road SchemesNational Road Authority (NRA)01-OCT-0731-AUG-11€229,394.00
Spread of the invsaive grey squirrel and it's interactions with the native red squirrel in Ireland.Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)26-SEP-1009-JUN-14€86,425.00
Ecology of the European Hedgehog30-SEP-0830-SEP-11€113,000.00
FORDEERDepartment of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)31-MAR-1231-MAR-15€268,345.00
Population dynamics, habitat use, philopatry nd feeding behaviour of the Red SquirrelIrish Research Council01-OCT-1230-SEP-14€91,790.00

Books

YearPublication
(1996)Living Soil.
Blackith, Robert; Good, Jervis and Butler, Fidelma (1996) Living Soil. Dublin: The Stationery Office. [Details]
(1992)A Guide to Bats (Chiroptera) in the Natural History Museum (Ireland.).
Butler, FT (1992) A Guide to Bats (Chiroptera) in the Natural History Museum (Ireland.). Dublin: National Museum of Ireland. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2002)'Introduced rodents: Their significance in Ireland'
WHELAN, J. & BUTLER, F.T., (2002) 'Introduced rodents: Their significance in Ireland' In: Biological Invaders: the impact of exoctic species. Moriarty, C., & Murray, D., (eds). Dublin: Royal Dublin Society. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2009)
Butler, F.; Kelleher, C (Ed.). (2009) Proceedings of the 1st All Ireland Mammal Symposium. Ireland: Ir Nat J. Special Supplement. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2014)'Non-invasive methods of separating hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) age classes and an investigation into the age structure of road kill'
Haigh, A, Kelly, M, Butler, F and O’Riordan,R (2014) 'Non-invasive methods of separating hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) age classes and an investigation into the age structure of road kill'. Acta Theriologica, 59 :165-171 [Details]
(2014)'Frontier population dynamics of an invasive squirrel'
Goldstein, E.A., Butler, F. & Lawton, C. (2014) 'Frontier population dynamics of an invasive squirrel'. American Journal of Human Biology, 16 (10) [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'A preliminary investigation into the endoparasite load of the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) in Ireland'
Haigh, A, O’ Keeffe, J, O’Riordan,R and Butler, F A (2014) 'A preliminary investigation into the endoparasite load of the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) in Ireland'. Mammalia, 78 (1):103-107 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Locating species range frontiers: a cost and efficiency comparison of citizen science and hair-tube survey methods for use in tracking an invasive squirrel'
Goldstein, EA,Lawton, C,Sheehy, E,Butler, F (2014) 'Locating species range frontiers: a cost and efficiency comparison of citizen science and hair-tube survey methods for use in tracking an invasive squirrel'. Wildlife Research, 41 :64-75 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus mortality on Irish roads'
Haigh, A,O'Riordan, RM,Butler, F (2014) 'Hedgehog Erinaceus europaeus mortality on Irish roads'. Wildlife Biology, 20 :155-160 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Deer in Irish commercial forests'
Murphy, V; Carden, RF; Harrison, S; O'Halloran, J; Irwin, S; Butler, F (2013) 'Deer in Irish commercial forests'. Irish Forestry, 70 (1&2):91-103 [Details]
(2013)'Habitat selection, philopatry and spatial segregation in rural Irish hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus)'
Haigh, A, O’Riordan,R and Butler, F (2013) 'Habitat selection, philopatry and spatial segregation in rural Irish hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus)'. Mammalia, 77 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Courtship behaviour of western hedgehogs'
Haigh, A, Butler, F and O'Riordan, R (2012) 'Courtship behaviour of western hedgehogs'. Lutra, 55 (1):41-54 [Details]
(2012)'Nesting behaviour and seasonal body mass changes in a rural Irish population of the Western hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus'
Haigh, A, O’Riordan,R and Butler, F (2012) 'Nesting behaviour and seasonal body mass changes in a rural Irish population of the Western hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus'. Acta Theriologica, 57 (4):321-331 [Details]
(2012)'Nesting behaviour and seasonal body mass changes in a rural Irish population of the Western hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)'
Haigh, A,O'Riordan, RM,Butler, F (2012) 'Nesting behaviour and seasonal body mass changes in a rural Irish population of the Western hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)'. Acta Theriologica, 57 :321-331 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Intra- and interhabitat differences in hedgehog distribution and potential prey availability'
Haigh, A,Butler, F,O'Riordan, RM (2012) 'Intra- and interhabitat differences in hedgehog distribution and potential prey availability'. Mammalia, 76 :261-268 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Intra and inter habitat differences in hedgehog distribution and potential prey availability'
Haigh, A, Butler, F and O’Riordan, R (2012) 'Intra and inter habitat differences in hedgehog distribution and potential prey availability'. Mammalia, 76 (3) [Details]
(2012)'Clutter-adaptation of bat species predicts their use of under-motorway passageways of contrasting sizes - a natural experiment'
Abbott, IM,Harrison, S,Butler, F (2012) 'Clutter-adaptation of bat species predicts their use of under-motorway passageways of contrasting sizes - a natural experiment'. Journal of Zoology, 287 :124-132 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'When flyways meet highways - The relative permeability of different motorway crossing sites to functionally diverse bat species'
Abbott, IM,Butler, F,Harrison, S (2012) 'When flyways meet highways - The relative permeability of different motorway crossing sites to functionally diverse bat species'. Landscape and Urban Planning, 106 :293-302 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'A review of techniques for detecting hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) in a rural landscape'
Haigh, A, Butler, F and O’Riordan,R (2012) 'A review of techniques for detecting hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) in a rural landscape'. Journal of Negative Results, 9 :15-26 [Details]
(2011)'Habitat use by the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus, Linnaeus, 1758) in an Irish rural landscape'
Haigh, A; Butler, F; O¿Riordan, R (; (2011) 'Habitat use by the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus, Linnaeus, 1758) in an Irish rural landscape'. The Irish Naturalists' Journal, [Details]
(2007)'A changing landscape: the habitat preferences of vespertilionid bats in a lowland agricultural landscape in south western Ireland'
Buckley, D.J., Rogan, E. and Butler, F. ; (2007) 'A changing landscape: the habitat preferences of vespertilionid bats in a lowland agricultural landscape in south western Ireland'. Irish Naturalists' Journal, 28 (12):488-497 [Details]
(2007)'The habitat preferences of vespertilionid bats in a lowland mixed use landscape'
Buckley, D. J., Rogan, E. and Butler, F.T (2007) 'The habitat preferences of vespertilionid bats in a lowland mixed use landscape'. The Irish Naturalists' Journal, [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2006)'A checklist of Irish Phthiraptera (Anoplura )'
O¿Connor, J. P., Sleeman, D. & Butler, F. T. (2006) 'A checklist of Irish Phthiraptera (Anoplura )' Ir. Nat. J, . [Details]
(2001)'Turlough pastures as a habitat for Staphylinidae and Carabidae (Coleoptera) in south-east Galway and North Clare, Ireland'
Good, J.A. and Butler, F.T. (2001) 'Turlough pastures as a habitat for Staphylinidae and Carabidae (Coleoptera) in south-east Galway and North Clare, Ireland' Bull. Ir. Biogeog. Soc.25: 74-94, . [Details]
(2000)'Coastal lagoon and saline lake shores as a habitat for Staphylinidae, Carabidae and Pselaphidae (Coleoptera) in Ireland.Part II'
Good, J.A. and Butler, F.T (2000) 'Coastal lagoon and saline lake shores as a habitat for Staphylinidae, Carabidae and Pselaphidae (Coleoptera) in Ireland.Part II' Bull. Ir. Biogeog. Soc.24: 111-141, . [Details]
(1999)'Recolonisation by Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) of copper mine tailings at Avoca and Berehaven mines, Ireland'
Good, J.A. and Butler, F.T (1999) 'Recolonisation by Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) of copper mine tailings at Avoca and Berehaven mines, Ireland' Bull. Ir. biogeog. Soc. 23: 71-81, . [Details]
(1998)'Coastal lagoon shores as a habitat for Staphylinidae and Carabidae (Coleoptera) in Ireland'
Good, J.A. and Butler, F.T (1998) 'Coastal lagoon shores as a habitat for Staphylinidae and Carabidae (Coleoptera) in Ireland' Bull. Ir. biogeog. Soc. 21: 22-65, . [Details]
(1996)'Ancient pasture as a habitat for Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) at the Curragh, Co. Kildare'
Good, J.A. and Butler. F.T. (1996) 'Ancient pasture as a habitat for Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) at the Curragh, Co. Kildare' Bull. Ir. biogeog. Soc. 19: 2-8, . [Details]
(1995)'Woodland polypore fungi and other microhabitats of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) at Powerscourt Demesne, Co. Wicklow'
Good, J.A. & Butler. F.T (1995) 'Woodland polypore fungi and other microhabitats of Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) at Powerscourt Demesne, Co. Wicklow' Bull. Ir. biogeog. Soc. I 8: 22-29, . [Details]
(1994)'Arthropod and helminth parasites from rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus in south-west Ireland'
Butler, FT (1994) 'Arthropod and helminth parasites from rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus in south-west Ireland' Ir. Nat J 24(10) : 392-195, . [Details]
(1994)'A review of the Irish Ischnocera and Amblycera (Phthiraptera)'
Butler, F. T. & O'Connor, J. P (1994) 'A review of the Irish Ischnocera and Amblycera (Phthiraptera)' Ir. Nat. J. 24: 449 -457, . [Details]
(1994)'Population structure and reproduction in brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) from pig farms, Co. Kildare, Ireland'
Butler, F.T. & Whelan, J. (1994) 'Population structure and reproduction in brown rats (Rattus norvegicus) from pig farms, Co. Kildare, Ireland' J. Zool., Lond. 233: 277-291, . [Details]
(1992)'Notes on some Irish Pimplinae (Hymenoptera; Ichneumonidae)'
O'Connor, J. P. and Butler, F. T (1992) 'Notes on some Irish Pimplinae (Hymenoptera; Ichneumonidae)' Ent. mon. Mag; 128: 164, . [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2012)All-Ireland Mammal Symposium 2009
Haigh, A, Butler, F and O’Riordan, R (2012) Habitat use by the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus, Linnaeus, 1758) in an Irish rural landscape . In: Butler, F. and Kelleher, C. (eds) All-Ireland Mammal Symposium 2009. Irish Naturalists’ Journal, Belfast eds. All-Ireland Mammal Symposium 2009 Waterford, , pp.36-45 [Details]
(2011)6th European Congress of Mammalogy
Amy Haigh, Fidelma Butler and Ruth O'Riordan (2011) Prey availability and habitat choice by hedgehods in a rural Irish landscape 6th European Congress of Mammalogy Paris, , 19-JUL-11 - 23-JUL-11 [Details]
(2011)Proceedings of the 1st All Ireland Mammal Symposium, Butler, F and Kelleher, C. eds
Haigh,A. Butler, F and O'Riordan (2011) Habitat use by the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) in an Irish rural landscape Proceedings of the 1st All Ireland Mammal Symposium, Butler, F and Kelleher, C. eds [Details]
(2010)2010 IENE International Conference on Ecology and Transportation: improving connections in a changing environment
Finnerty E, Whelan PM, Butler F, Emmerson M, Dolan LMJ (2010) Making the connection: mammal mitigation measures on national road schemes in Ireland . In: Richter V, Puky M, Seiler A eds. 2010 IENE International Conference on Ecology and Transportation: improving connections in a changing environment , 27-SEP-10 - 01-OCT-10 , pp.67-71 Globe icon [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2011)Management of biodiversity in a range of Irish forest.
O’Halloran, J., Irwin, S. , Kelly, D. L., Kelly, T. C., Mitchell, F. J. G., Coote, L., Oxbrough, A., Wilson, M.W., Martin, R. D., Moore, K., Sweeney, O., Dietzsch, A. C., Walsh, A., Keady, S., French, V., Fox, H., Kopke, K., Butler, F. and Neville, P. (2011) Management of biodiversity in a range of Irish forest. Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Globe icon [Details]
(1995)A survey of neotropical rainforest small mammals. A quantitative assessment of biodiversity in the central rainforest of Guyana.
Cooper, M. & Butler, F.T. (1995) A survey of neotropical rainforest small mammals. A quantitative assessment of biodiversity in the central rainforest of Guyana. Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Pest Control Accel Project Advisor01-JAN-08 / 31-DEC-10
Institute Technology, Tralee External Examiner01-NOV-14 /

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2014)The XV Congress of the International Society for Behavioural Ecology,
Haigh, A, Butler, F and O’Riordan, R (2014) Variation in personality traits amongst an island population of red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) with differing degrees of human disturbance. [Poster Presentation], The XV Congress of the International Society for Behavioural Ecology, New York . [Details]
(2013)The 9th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife,
Haigh, A, O’Riordan,R and Butler, F (2013) The impact of visitors to a wildlife park on a wild population of red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris). [Poster Presentation], The 9th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife, Berlin . [Details]
(2011)85th meeting of the German Mammal Society,
Haigh, A, Butler, F and O’Riordan, R (2011) Nesting and hibernation behaviour in a rural Irish hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) population. [Oral Presentation], 85th meeting of the German Mammal Society, Luxembourg . [Details]
(2011)European Mammal Symposium, Paris,
Haigh, A, O’Riordan,R and Butler, F (2011) Where to eat? Prey availability and habitat choice by hedgehogs (Erinaceus europaeus) in a rural Irish landscape. [Oral Presentation], European Mammal Symposium, Paris, Paris . [Details]
Fifteenth International Bat Research Conference 2010 The biology of bats at the onset of the 21st century,
Abbot, I., Butler, F. and Harrison, S. Bat traffic along Irish motorways ¿ how to reduce the toll for commuting bats?. [Oral Presentation], Fifteenth International Bat Research Conference 2010 The biology of bats at the onset of the 21st century, Prague, Czech Republic , 23-AUG-10 - 27-AUG-10. [Details]
(2010)IENE 2010,
Finnerty, E. J., Whelan, P.M., Butler, F., Emmerson, M. and Dolan, L. M. J. (2010) Making the connection: mammal mitigation measures on National road schemes in Ireland. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], IENE 2010, Velence, Hungary , 27-SEP-10 - 01-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)Environ 2010: Twentieth Irish Environmental Researcher's Colloquium of the,
Abbot, I., Butler, F. and Harrison, S (2010) Bat crossings along Irish national roads; practical implications for mitigation strategies. [Oral Presentation], Environ 2010: Twentieth Irish Environmental Researcher's Colloquium of the, Limerick , 17-FEB-10 - 19-FEB-10. [Details]
(2010)Sixth Irish Bat Conference,
Abbot, I., Butler, F. and Harrison, S. (2010) Bat crossings along Irish motorways ¿. [Oral Presentation], Sixth Irish Bat Conference, Kilkenny, Ireland , 01-OCT-10 - 03-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010)Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE) International Conference on Ecology and Transportation Improving connections in a changing environment,
Abbot, I., Harrison, S, and Butler, F. (2010) Bat crossings along Irish motorways ¿. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Infra Eco Network Europe (IENE) International Conference on Ecology and Transportation Improving connections in a changing environment, Velence, Hungary , 27-SEP-10 - 01-OCT-10. [Details]
(2009)All Ireland Mammal Symposium,
Haigh, A, Butler, F and O’Riordan, R (2009) Habitat use by the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus, Linnaeus, 1758) in an Irish rural landscape. [Oral Presentation], All Ireland Mammal Symposium, Waterford . [Details]
(2009)Mammal Society Easter Conference,
Haigh, A, Butler, F and O’Riordan, R (2009) European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) habitat use in a rural Irish landscape. [Poster Presentation], Mammal Society Easter Conference, Winchester . [Details]
(2008)Mammal Society of the UK Easter Conference,
Haigh, A., Butler, F. & Ramsay, R. ; (2008) The ecology of the European hedgehog, with particular reference to habitat use and mortality factors. [Poster Presentation], Mammal Society of the UK Easter Conference, York, U.K , 01-APR-08 - 01-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)Mammal Society Easter Conference,
Haigh, A, Butler, F and O’Riordan, R (2008) The ecology of the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus) with particular reference to habitat use and mortality factors. [Poster Presentation], Mammal Society Easter Conference, York . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
BEES Graduate Studies Committee Member2010 /
BEES Research Committee Member2010 /
All-Ireland Mammal Symposium Scientific Committee Scientific Committee member2009 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Centre Adult Continuing Education, UCC Course Co-ordinator (part-time)23-MAR-96 / 30-NOV-97
Terrascope, Glinny, Riverstick, Co. Cork Ecological Consultant (part-time)01-JUL-96 / 30-AUG-03
National Conservation Education Centre, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow Education Officer01-JAN-93 / 30-NOV-96
Rainforest Sustainability Programme , Open University, UK Research Assistant01-JUL-92 / 31-DEC-92
National Museum of Ireland Professional Assistant01-JAN-90 / 30-NOV-91
School BEES University College Cork College Lecturer01-JAN-07 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1985UCC BSCscience
1990UCD PhDAgric Zoology

Outreach Activities

 Description

Course Director for continuing education and CPD course:

Diploma in Field Ecology


Course Director for industry specific courses:

Diploma Biodiversity Components of Forestry (BCF, 2000-2009)

Diploma Environmental Pest Management (EPM, 2006-2009)

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Acta Theriol Referee01-JAN-13 -

Other Activities

 Description

Internal examiner for MSc theses (Mode 1) and PhD theses within BEES.

Teaching Interests

Contribute to the following http://www.ucc.ie/modules/descriptions/AE.htmlAE6021 (co-ordinate)AE6009 (co-ordinate)AE6016 (co-ordinate)AE6013 (co-ordinate)AE6017 (co-ordinate)AE6014 (co-ordinate)AE6008 (co-ordinate)AE6003 (co-ordinate)AE6002 (co-ordinate)AE6012 (co-ordinate)AE6006 (co-ordinate)AE6010 (co-ordinate)AE6001 (co-ordinate)AE6011 (co-ordinate)

AE4012 (co-ordinate) http://www.ucc.ie/modules/AE2003AE2002ZY2005ZY3015AE4015BL1005

Responsible for the academic development, co-ordination, some teaching and administration on the following courses:

Certificate/Diploma in Field Ecology (FEcol)  running since 1993, this is a 2 year part-time distance learning course. Student numbers range from 35-40 in Year 1 to 20-25 in Year 2. New co-ordinator appointed 2011.http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/ace/what/cert-dip/fieldecol/#d.en.120681AE1820AE1821AE1823AE1824AE2820AE2821AE2822

Certificate/Diploma in Biodiversity Components of Forestry (BCF), this two year course for professionals in the forestry sector was devised and initiated in 2000 and ran until 2008. http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/ace/what/cert-dip/dbcf/DetailedModuleDescriptions/AE1810AE1811AE1812AE2815AE2816AE2817AE2818AE2819

Certificate/Diploma in Environmental Pest Management (EPM) this two year course for professionals in the pest control sector was devised and initiated in 2006 and ran until 2009. http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/ace/what/cert-dip/depm/DetailedModuleDescriptions/AE1813AE1814AE1815AE1816AE2811AE2812AE2813AE2814

Irish Ecosystems This 4-week course ran each September 2000 - 2008 for JYA undergraduate students from the US.Typically 25-30 students per year. AE2006

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2014Emily Goldstein NUI (UCC)PHDEcology of frontier populations of the invasive grey squirrel in Ireland
2012Isobel Abbott NUI (UCC)PHDAssessment of the effectiveness of bat mitigation measures on Irish national roads
2011Amy Haigh NUI (UCC)PhDEcology of the European Hedgehog in Ireland
2015Ciara Powell
2015Eugene Finnerty UCCPHDRoad Mitigation for Mammals

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Murphy Vincent Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Ecological Site Assessment AE6001Ecological Site Assessment
2015Legislation and the Natural Environment AE6006Legislation and the Natural Environment
2015Bryophytes: Identification and Sampling AE6013Bryophytes: Identification and Sampling
2015Research Project AE6017Research Project
2015Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) AE6016Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
2015Bats: Identification and Survey AE6011Bats: Identification and Survey
2015Carabidae: Identification and Sampling AE6009Carabidae: Identification and Sampling
2015Lichens: Identification, Sampling and Biomonitoring AE6010Lichens: Identification, Sampling and Biomonitoring
2015Plant Identification AE6002Plant Identification
2015Habitat Classification and Survey AE6003Habitat Classification and Survey
2015Professional Ecology Work Placement AE6012Professional Ecology Work Placement
2015Ecological Concepts AE1821Ecological Concepts
2015Environmental Impact Assessments EV4012Environmental Impact Assessments
2015Landscape Conservation and Management AE4012Landscape Conservation and Management
2015Appropriate Assessment AE6021Appropriate Assessment
2015Ecological Methods AE1823Ecological Methods
2015Reporting Ecological Data AE1824Reporting Ecological Data
2015Ecological Methodology and Practice AE2820Ecological Methodology and Practice
2015Introduction to Ecology AE1820Introduction to Ecology
2015Ecological Reporting and Interpretation AE2821Ecological Reporting and Interpretation
2015Research Project AE2822Research Project

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation/ InstitutionCountry
Sean McKeown FOTA Wildlife ParkIRELAND
Colin Lawton NUIGIRELAND
Catherine O'Reilly WITIRELAND
Prof Rupert Palme Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology (RIWE) in the University of Veterinary Medicine, ViennaAUSTRIA