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

T: +353-21-490-3000
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Senior Lecturer
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
1st Floor
Enterprise Centre, Distillery Fields
North Mall, Cork City
Cork, Republic of Ireland

T: 00353 21 4904647
F: 00353 21 4904664
E: r.mcallen@ucc.ie

Dr Rob McAllen is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and is also research coordinator for the University College Cork labs at Lough Hyne Marine Nature Reserve in West Cork.  He has been in Cork since 2002 with previous positions held at University of Aberdeen and University of York. He is a marine biologist with a number of different research areas including conservation, sustainability and animal adaptations to natural and anthropogenic disturbances. He is currently External Examiner for the Marine Biology degree at the University of Aberdeen in the UK (2013-2017) and was Extern for the Coastal Marine Biology at the University of Hull prior to that (2009-2012). In addition, he is the Programme Director for the MSc Marine Biology at University College Cork as well as a scientific advisor for the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) and the European Science Foundation and a reviewer for the UK Natural Environment Research Council. Rob is also heavily involved at School and College level in Academic Programmes and Curriculum Development being chair of both of these committees.

Research Interests

The central theme to my research programme is the Conservation and Sustainability of Marine habitats. This is divided up into two discreet sub-themes 1) Marine Reserves (Protected areas) design and monitoring. 2) Recovery and adaptation of marine organisms / communities to environmental perturbations (natural and anthropogenic).


Current research areas include:

  • Marine Reserve (protected area) designation including the role of coastline configuration and potential reseeding of animal communities after detrimental events.

  • Kelp community dynamics and methods of assessment (in collaboration with Queen's University Belfast)

  • Soft sediment community dynamics

  • Anthropogenic influences on the marine environment : 1) Nutrient enrichment 2) Benthic Fishing activity

  • Seagrass bed animal community dynamics.
     
    Jellyfish dynamics and impacts 

  • Larval movement, settlement and recruitment studies.

  • The influence of environmental variation (salinity, temperature, oxygen) on the reproduction and growth of marine invertebrates and community responses to seasonal thermo-oxyclines.

  • The influence of environmental variation (currents, depth) on macro and microbial biofouling by marine organisms and the seasonality of biofouling communities in subtidal and intertidal habitats.

  • Public Awareness of the Marine environment; involved in several public and schools outreach programmes 
      

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
NERC New Invsetigator's Grant - Fatty acid and stable isotope analysis as means to investigate trophic regimes in deep-sea fish communitiesOther: Not Listed06-FEB-0222-NOV-02€44,572.00
Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal CulturesIrish Research Council01-MAR-1601-NOV-17€219,132.00
Reconstruction and preservation of the Rapids structure at Lough Hyne Marine ReserveThe Heritage Council15-MAY-0624-NOV-06€55,000.00
Reconstruction and preservation of the Rapids structure at Lough Hyne Marine ReserveOther: Not Listed15-MAY-0624-NOV-06€20,000.00
Reconstruction and preservation of the Rapids structure at Lough Hyne Marine ReserveOther: Not Listed15-MAY-0624-NOV-06€20,000.00
Gerrit Van Gelderen’s Lough Hyne – Life in Ireland’s only Marine ReserveThe Heritage Council08-MAR-0714-SEP-07€3,000.00
Gwendoline Harold Barry Trust Grant award for “Lough Hyne Marine Reserve @ 30”Other: Not Listed03-JUN-1104-JUN-11€4,325.00
Lough Hyne Marine Reserve @ 30The Heritage Council03-JUN-1104-JUN-11€4,000.00
Lough Hyne Marine Reserve @ 30Environmental Protection Agency03-JUN-1104-JUN-11€1,965.00
International Research Experience for Students: Imminent change in a marine reserveNational Science Foundation (USA)19-AUG-1228-SEP-14€149,921.00
EI CS/2009/226 ; Marine Observation Network: Integrating Technology and ResearchEnterprise Irl08-OCT-0903-DEC-09€18,791.00
SEACHANGE-Development of a Methodology for the Quantitative Assessment of Irl Inshore Kelp ResourceDepartment of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry (DAFF)01-FEB-0830-SEP-10€134,672.00
EPA 'Nutrient & Ecosystem Dynamics in Ireland's Only Marine Nature Reserve (NEIDIN)'Environment Protection Agency (EPA)01-JAN-0801-APR-10€177,225.00
[HEA North-South Prog] {McAllen Dr R} NHigher Education authority06-OCT-0305-OCT-06€74,767.00

Books

YearPublication
(2007)Management considerations for subtidal Zostera marina beds in Ireland.Irish Wildlife Manuals No. 28.
Dale, A., McAllen, R. & Whelan, P.; (2007) Management considerations for subtidal Zostera marina beds in Ireland.Irish Wildlife Manuals No. 28. : National Parks and Wildlife Service. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2011)'A bibliography of Lough Hyne Marine Reserve 1991 - 2011'
McAllen R.; (2011) 'A bibliography of Lough Hyne Marine Reserve 1991 - 2011' In: Lough Hyne Marine Reserve @ 30. University College Cork: School of BEES University College Cork. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2011)Lough Hyne Marine Reserve @ 30
Julia Davenport and Rob McAllen (Ed.). (2011) Lough Hyne Marine Reserve @ 30 Lough Hyne Marine Reserve @ 30. University College Cork: School of BEES, University College Cork. [Details]
(2008)Challenges to Marine Ecosystems
Davenport, J., Burnell, G., Cross, T., Emmerson, M., McAllen, R., Ramsay, R. & Rogan, E (Ed.). (2008) Challenges to Marine Ecosystems Challenges to Marine Ecosystems. Cork: Springer. [Details]

Conference Publications

YearPublication
(2011)Lough Hyne @ 30 - Past, Present and Future Directions
Mark Jessopp & Rob McAllen (2011) Nutrient enrichment and increased phytoplankton biomass in Lough Hyne - Is Lough Hyne Eutrophic Lough Hyne @ 30 - Past, Present and Future Directions West Cork Hotel Skibbereen, , 03-JUN-11 - 04-JUN-11 [Details]
(2008)41st European Marine Biology Symposium
Davenport, J., Burnell, G.M., Cross, T.F., Emmerson, M., McAllen, R., Ramsay, R., Rogan, E. ; (2008) Challenges to Marine Ecosystems 41st European Marine Biology Symposium [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2017)'Short-term losses and long-term gains: The non-native species Austrominius modestus in Lough Hyne Marine Nature Reserve'
M.C. Gallagher, S.C. Culloty , J. Davenport , L. Harman , M.J. Jessopp , C. Kerrigan, C. Murray , R.M. O'Riordan , R. McAllen (2017) 'Short-term losses and long-term gains: The non-native species Austrominius modestus in Lough Hyne Marine Nature Reserve'. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 191 :96-105 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Extreme oxygen dynamics in shallow water of a fully marine Irish sea lough'
Cynthia D. Trowbridge, John Davenport, Dylan M. Cottrell , Luke Harman , Caitlin Q. Plowman , Colin Little, Rob McAllen (2017) 'Extreme oxygen dynamics in shallow water of a fully marine Irish sea lough'. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 11 :9-16 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Biodiversity of shallow subtidal, under-rock invertebrates in Europe's'
Cynthia D. Trowbridge, Katy Kachmarik , Caitlin Q. Plowman , Colin Little, Penny Stirling , Rob McAllen (2017) 'Biodiversity of shallow subtidal, under-rock invertebrates in Europe's'. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science, 187 :43-52 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Diversity and occurrence of siphonophores in Irish coastal waters'
Damien Haberlin, Gillian Mapstone, Rob McAllen, Andrea J. McEvoy and Thomas K. Doyle (2016) 'Diversity and occurrence of siphonophores in Irish coastal waters'. Biology and The Environment: Proceedings of The Royal Irish Academy, 116B :121-132 [Details]
(2016)'Marine aloricate ciliate red tides in a temperate Irish sea lough'
C. D. Trowbridge, J. Davenport, C. Q. Plowman, L. Harman & R. McAllen (2016) 'Marine aloricate ciliate red tides in a temperate Irish sea lough'. Marine Biodiversity Records, 46 :1-10 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Biology of the invasive ascidian Ascidiella aspersa in its native habitat: Reproductive patterns and parasite load'
Sharon A. Lynch, Grainne Darmody, Katie Dwyer, Mary Catherine Gallagher, Sinead Nolan, Rob McAllen and Sarah Culloty (2016) 'Biology of the invasive ascidian Ascidiella aspersa in its native habitat: Reproductive patterns and parasite load'. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science, 181 :249-255 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Behavioural responses of shallow-water benthic marine scavengers to fish carrion: a preliminary study'
J. Davenport, S. McCullough, R. W. Thomas, L. Harman, and R. McAllen (2016) 'Behavioural responses of shallow-water benthic marine scavengers to fish carrion: a preliminary study'. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology, 49 :301-315 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Room for one more? Coexistence of native and non-indigenous barnacle species'
M. C. Gallagher, S. Culloty, R. McAllen, R. O’Riordan (2016) 'Room for one more? Coexistence of native and non-indigenous barnacle species'. Biological Invasions, 18 :3033-3046 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Benthic Fish Guilds in the Shallow Sublittoral Zone of Lough Hyne, Co. Cork, Ireland'
R. P. Jiorle, C.D. Trowbridge and R.McAllen (2016) 'Benthic Fish Guilds in the Shallow Sublittoral Zone of Lough Hyne, Co. Cork, Ireland'. Biology and Environment Proceedings of The Royal Irish Academy, 116B :1-9 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Determination of spatial and temporal variability of pH and dissolved oxygen concentrations in a seasonally hypoxic semi-enclosed marine basin using continuous monitoring'
Sultivan, T;Byrne, C;Harman, L;Davenport, J;McAllen, R;Regan, F (2014) 'Determination of spatial and temporal variability of pH and dissolved oxygen concentrations in a seasonally hypoxic semi-enclosed marine basin using continuous monitoring'. Analytical Methods, 6 :5489-5497 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Shallow subtidal octocorals in an Irish marine reserve'
C.D.Trowbridge, C. Little, L. S. Ferrenburg, H. M. Resk,K. Kachmarik, C. Q. Plowman, P. Stirling, R. McAllen (2016) 'Shallow subtidal octocorals in an Irish marine reserve'. Marine Biodiversity Records, 46 (4):879-887 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Nemerteans in an Irish Marine Reserve: synopsis of current and historical records'
Trowbridge, C.D., Hiebert, L.S., Junoy, J., Little, C., Stirling, P., Dlouhy-Massengale, B., McAllen, R. (2015) 'Nemerteans in an Irish Marine Reserve: synopsis of current and historical records'. Marine Biodiversity Records, 8 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Handling dolphin detections from C-PODs, with the development of acoustic parameters for verification and the exploration of species identification possibilities'
James R. Robbins, Anja Brandecker, Michelle Cronin, Mark Jessopp, Rob McAllen & Ross Culloch (2015) 'Handling dolphin detections from C-PODs, with the development of acoustic parameters for verification and the exploration of species identification possibilities'. Bioacoustics: The International Journal of Animal Sound and its Recording, 25 :99-110 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'The invasive barnacle species Austrominius modest us: its status and competition with indigenous barnacles on the Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland'
Gallagher, MC, Davenport, J, Gregory, S, McAllen, R., O'Riordan, R (2015) 'The invasive barnacle species Austrominius modest us: its status and competition with indigenous barnacles on the Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland'. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 152 :134-141 [Details]
(2015)'Nassarid Whelks hitch-hiking on an edible crab: phoresis, commensalism or fouling?'
Davenport, J., McCullough, S., Thomas, R., Harman, L., McAllen, R. (2015) 'Nassarid Whelks hitch-hiking on an edible crab: phoresis, commensalism or fouling?'. Marine Biodiversity Records, 8 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'First record of a cetacean (Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) within the marine nature reserve at Lough Hyne, Co. Cork'
McAllen, R., Hernandez-Milan, G., Rogan, E., Geaney, C., Kelly, A. and Kearney, T. (2014) 'First record of a cetacean (Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) within the marine nature reserve at Lough Hyne, Co. Cork'. The Irish Naturalists' Journal, 33 (2):100-101 [Details]
(2013)'Seasonal oxygen-driven migration of mobile benthic fauna affected by natural water column stratification'
Broszeit, S,Davenport, J,Bredendieck, K,Harman, L,McAllen, R (2013) 'Seasonal oxygen-driven migration of mobile benthic fauna affected by natural water column stratification'. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science, 125 :36-42 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'High resolution monitoring of episodic stratification events in an enclosed marine system'
Sullivan, T,Broszeit, S,O'Sullivan, KPA,McAllen, R,Davenport, J,Regan, F (2013) 'High resolution monitoring of episodic stratification events in an enclosed marine system'. Estuarine Coastal And Shelf Science, 123 :26-33 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Biofouling of the hydroid Ectopleura larynx on aquaculture nets in Ireland: Implications for finfish health'
Baxter EJ, Sturt MM, Ruane NM, Doyle TK, McAllen R and Rodger HD (2012) 'Biofouling of the hydroid Ectopleura larynx on aquaculture nets in Ireland: Implications for finfish health'. Fish Veterinary Journal, 13 (October 2012):18-30 [Details]
(2012)'Grazing by sprat schools upon zooplankton within an enclosed marine lake'
Hawkins, A,Knudsen, FR,Davenport, J,McAllen, R,Bloomfield, HJ,Schilt, C,Johnson, P (2012) 'Grazing by sprat schools upon zooplankton within an enclosed marine lake'. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 411 :59-65 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Comparison of Inorganic and Organic Matter Sedimentation in a natural laboratory: A one year study at Lough Hyne Marine Reserve, Ireland'
Stefanie Broszeit, John Davenport, Mark Jessopp, Luke Harman, and Rob McAllen (2012) 'Comparison of Inorganic and Organic Matter Sedimentation in a natural laboratory: A one year study at Lough Hyne Marine Reserve, Ireland'. Journal of Marine Biology, 2012 (Article ID 518635):1-8 Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'The science of European marine reserves: Status, efficacy and future needs'
Fenberg, P.B., Caselle, J.E., Claudet, J., Clemence, M., Gaines, S.D., Garcia-Charton, J.A., Goncalves, E.J., Grorud-Colvert, K., Guidetti, P., Jenkins, S.R., Jones, P.J.S., Lester, McAllen, R., Moland, E., Planes, S., Sorensen, T.K. (2012) 'The science of European marine reserves: Status, efficacy and future needs'. Marine Policy, 36 :1012-1021 [Details]
(2012)'Abundance, distribution and community composition of small gelatinous zooplankton in southern Irish coastal waters'
Baxter, E.J., McAllen, R., Allcock, L., Doyle, T.K. (2012) 'Abundance, distribution and community composition of small gelatinous zooplankton in southern Irish coastal waters'. Biology and Environment Proceedings of The Royal Irish Academy, 112B :1-13 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Gill disorders in marine-farmed salmon: investigating the role of hydrozoan jellyfish'
Baxter, EJ,Rodger, HD,McAllen, R,Doyle, TK; (2011) 'Gill disorders in marine-farmed salmon: investigating the role of hydrozoan jellyfish'. Aquaculture Environment Interactions, 1 :245-257 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Grazing by sprat schools upon zooplankton within an enclosed marine lake'
Hawkins, A., Knudsen, F.R., Davenport, J., McAllen, R., Bloomfield, H.J., Schilt, C., Johnson, P. (2011) 'Grazing by sprat schools upon zooplankton within an enclosed marine lake'. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 411 :59-65 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Large scale sampling reveals the spatio-temporal distributions of the jellyfish Aurelia aurita and Cyanea capillata in the Irish Sea'
Bastian, T., Haberlin, D., Purcell, J.E., Hays, G.C., Davenport, J., McAllen, R., Doyle, T.K.; (2011) 'Large scale sampling reveals the spatio-temporal distributions of the jellyfish Aurelia aurita and Cyanea capillata in the Irish Sea'. Marine Biology, Globe icon [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Gill Damage to Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Caused by the Common Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) under Experimental Challenge'
Baxter, EJ,Sturt, MM,Ruane, NM,Doyle, TK,McAllen, R,Harman, L,Rodger, HD; (2011) 'Gill Damage to Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) Caused by the Common Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) under Experimental Challenge'. Plos One, 6 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Identification of jellyfish from Continuous Plankton Recorder samples'
Baxter, EJ; Walne, AW; Purcell, JE; McAllen, R; Doyle, TK; (2010) 'Identification of jellyfish from Continuous Plankton Recorder samples'. Hydrobiologia, 645 :193-201 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'First documented record of Rhabdomolgus ruber (Echinodermata: Holothuridea) in Irish waters'
Broszeit, S; Davenport, J; McAllen, R; (2010) 'First documented record of Rhabdomolgus ruber (Echinodermata: Holothuridea) in Irish waters'. Marine Biodiversity Records, 3 :1-3 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Diel interactions between sprat and mackerel in a marine lough and their effects upon acoustic measurements of fish abundance'
Knudsen, FR,Hawkins, A,McAllen, R,Sand, O; (2009) 'Diel interactions between sprat and mackerel in a marine lough and their effects upon acoustic measurements of fish abundance'. Fisheries Research, 100 :140-147 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Trophic Position of Deep-Sea Fish-Assessment Through Fatty Acid and Stable Isotope Analyses'
Stowasser, G, McAllen, R, Pierce, GJ, Collins, MA, Moffat, CF, Priede, IG, Pond, DW; (2009) 'Trophic Position of Deep-Sea Fish-Assessment Through Fatty Acid and Stable Isotope Analyses'. Deep-Sea Research Part I-Oceanographic Research Papers, 56 (5):812-826 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'The Effect of Environmental Variation On The Reproductive Development Time and Output of The High-Shore Rockpool Copepod Tigriopus Brevicornis'
McAllen, R, Brennan, E; (2009) 'The Effect of Environmental Variation On The Reproductive Development Time and Output of The High-Shore Rockpool Copepod Tigriopus Brevicornis'. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 368 (1):75-80 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Increases in the abundance of the invasive barnacle Austrominius modestus on the Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland'
O'Riordan, RM, Culloty, S, Davenport, J and McAllen, R; (2009) 'Increases in the abundance of the invasive barnacle Austrominius modestus on the Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland'. Marine Biodiversity Records, 2 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Seasonal structuring of a benthic community exposed to regular hypoxic events'
McAllen, R,Davenport, J,Bredendieck, K,Dunne, D; (2009) 'Seasonal structuring of a benthic community exposed to regular hypoxic events'. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 368 :67-74 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Characterizing The Marine Natura 2000 Network For The Atlantic Region'
Johnson, MP, Crowe, TP, Mcallen, R, Allcock, AL; (2008) 'Characterizing The Marine Natura 2000 Network For The Atlantic Region'. Aquatic Conservation-Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 18 (1):86-97 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Go with the flow: Tidal import and export of larvae from semi-enclosed bays'
Jessopp, M.J. & McAllen, R; (2008) 'Go with the flow: Tidal import and export of larvae from semi-enclosed bays'. Hydrobiologia, 606 (*):81-92 [Details]
(2008)'What is the future for Marine Protected Areas in Irish waters?'
Johnson, M. P.,Jessopp, M. J.,Mulholland, O. R.,McInerney, C.,McAllen, R.,Allcock, A. L.,Crowe, T. P.; (2008) 'What is the future for Marine Protected Areas in Irish waters?'. Biology and Environment Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 108B (11):11-1711 [Details]
(2007)'Water Retention and Limited Larval Dispersal: Implications For Short and Long Distance Dispersers In Marine Reserves'
Jessopp, MJ, McAllen, RJ; (2007) 'Water Retention and Limited Larval Dispersal: Implications For Short and Long Distance Dispersers In Marine Reserves'. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 333 (NA):27-36 [Details]
(2007)'Coastline configuration as a determinant of structure in larval assemblages'
Jessopp, M., Mulholland, O., McAllen, R., Johnson. M.P., Crowe, T.P., Allcock., A.L; (2007) 'Coastline configuration as a determinant of structure in larval assemblages'. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 352 (*):67-75 [Details]
(2005)'Seasonal variation in the ionic and protein content of the haemolymph from seven deep-sea decapod genera from the Northeast Atlantic Ocean'
McAllen, Rob., Taylor, Alan & Freel, June.; (2005) 'Seasonal variation in the ionic and protein content of the haemolymph from seven deep-sea decapod genera from the Northeast Atlantic Ocean'. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 52 (*):2017-2028 [Details]
(2005)'Seasonal variation in the ionic and protein content of haemolymph from seven deep-sea decapod genera from the Northeast Atlantic Ocean'
McAllen, R,Taylor, A,Freel, J; (2005) 'Seasonal variation in the ionic and protein content of haemolymph from seven deep-sea decapod genera from the Northeast Atlantic Ocean'. Deep-Sea Research Part I-Oceanographic Research Papers, 52 :2017-2028 [DOI] [Details]
(2003)'Variation in the free amino acid concentrations of the supralittoral rockpool copepod crustacean Tigriopus brevicornis during osmotic stress'
McAllen, R; (2003) 'Variation in the free amino acid concentrations of the supralittoral rockpool copepod crustacean Tigriopus brevicornis during osmotic stress'. Marine Biology, 83 :921-922 [Details]
(2003)'Variation in the free amino acid concentrations of the high-shore rockpool copepod Tigriopus brevicornis during prolonged osmotic stress'
McAllen, R.; (2003) 'Variation in the free amino acid concentrations of the high-shore rockpool copepod Tigriopus brevicornis during prolonged osmotic stress'. Journal of The Marine Biological Association of The Uni, 83 (*):921-922 [Details]
(2002)'The environmental effects of salinity and temperature on the oxygen consumption and total body osmolality of the marine flatworm Procerodes littoralis'
McAllen, R., Walker, D. & Taylor, A.C; (2002) 'The environmental effects of salinity and temperature on the oxygen consumption and total body osmolality of the marine flatworm Procerodes littoralis'. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 268 (*):103-113 [Details]
(2001)'The effect of salinity change on the oxygen consumption and swimming activity of the high-shore rockpool copepod Tigriopus brevicornis'
McAllen, R. & Taylor, A.C.; (2001) 'The effect of salinity change on the oxygen consumption and swimming activity of the high-shore rockpool copepod Tigriopus brevicornis'. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 263 (*):227-240 [Details]
(2001)'Hanging on in there - position maintenance of the high-shore harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus brevicornis'
McAllen, R.,; (2001) 'Hanging on in there - position maintenance of the high-shore harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus brevicornis'. Journal of Natural History, 35 (*):1821-1829 [Details]
(2000)'Tough at the top – coping with environmental extremes in supralittoral rockpools'
McAllen, R.; (2000) 'Tough at the top – coping with environmental extremes in supralittoral rockpools'. Faseb Journal, 14 (4):LB31-* [Details]
(2000)'Behavioural effects of biofouling in a marine copepod'
McAllen, R. & Scott, G.W.; (2000) 'Behavioural effects of biofouling in a marine copepod'. Journal of The Marine Biological Association of The Uni, 80 (*):369-370 [Details]
(1999)'Biofouling of the high shore rockpool harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus brevicornis'
McAllen, R. & Hannah, F.; (1999) 'Biofouling of the high shore rockpool harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus brevicornis'. Journal of Natural History, 33 (*):1781-1787 [Details]
(1999)'Enteromorpha intestinalis - a refuge fro the supralittoral harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus brevicornis'
McAllen, R.; (1999) 'Enteromorpha intestinalis - a refuge fro the supralittoral harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus brevicornis'. Journal of The Marine Biological Association of The Uni, 79 (6):1125-1126 [Details]
(1999)'The effects of temperature and oxygen partial pressure on the rate of oxygen consumption of the high shore rockpool copepod Tigriopus brevicornis'
McAllen, R., Taylor, A.C., Davenport, J.; (1999) 'The effects of temperature and oxygen partial pressure on the rate of oxygen consumption of the high shore rockpool copepod Tigriopus brevicornis'. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, B: Comparative, 123 (*):195-202 [Details]
(1998)'Osmotic and body density response in the harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus brevicornis in supralittoral rockpools'
McAllen, R., Taylor, A.C., Davenport, J.; (1998) 'Osmotic and body density response in the harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus brevicornis in supralittoral rockpools'. Journal of The Marine Biological Association of The Uni, 78 (4):1143-1153 [Details]
(1997)'Using differential scanning calorimetry to study freezing in a euryhaline aquatic invertebrate'
McAllen R.; (1997) 'Using differential scanning calorimetry to study freezing in a euryhaline aquatic invertebrate'. Cryo-Letters, 18 (*):369-374 [Details]
(1997)'Aspects of the cryobiology of the intertidal harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus brevicornis'
McAllen, R. & Block, W.,; (1997) 'Aspects of the cryobiology of the intertidal harpacticoid copepod Tigriopus brevicornis'. Cryobiology, 35 (*):309-317 [Details]
(1997)'Environmental tolerances of three species of the harpacticoid genus Tigriopus brevicornis'
Davenport, J., Barnett, P.R.O., McAllen, R.; (1997) 'Environmental tolerances of three species of the harpacticoid genus Tigriopus brevicornis'. Journal of The Marine Biological Association of The Uni, 77 (1):3-16 [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2012)Development of a methodology for the quantitative assessment of Ireland’s inshore kelp reserve (Project Reference: PBA/SW/07/002 (01)). Marine Institute Marine Research Sub-Programme (NDP 2007-13) SeaChange Series.
A. Blight, R. Foster-Smith, I. Sotheran, J. Egerton, (2012) Development of a methodology for the quantitative assessment of Ireland’s inshore kelp reserve (Project Reference: PBA/SW/07/002 (01)). Marine Institute Marine Research Sub-Programme (NDP 2007-13) SeaChange Series. Marine Institute, http://oar.marine.ie/bitstream/10793/702/1/Quantitative%20Assessment%20Methodology%20for%20Inshore%2. Globe icon [Details]
(2011)Nutrient and Ecosystem Dynamics in Ireland’s Only Marine Nature Reserve (NEIDIN). STRIVE Report Series 66.
Jessopp, M.J., McAllen, R., O'Halloran, J., Kelly, T.K. (2011) Nutrient and Ecosystem Dynamics in Ireland’s Only Marine Nature Reserve (NEIDIN). STRIVE Report Series 66. Environmental Protection Agency, Dublin. [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2007Irish Heritage Council Heritage Award Irish Heritage Council

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom Member01-JAN-96 / 30-DEC-99
Society of Experimental Biology Member01-JAN-97 / 30-DEC-99
European Science Foundation (ESF) - EUROCORES Advisory panel member01-FEB-10 /
University of Aberdeen External Examiner on Marine Biology BSc02-SEP-13 / 31-AUG-17
University of Hull External Examiner on Coastal Marine Biology BSc01-SEP-09 / 31-AUG-12
Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) Advisory Board member on European Marine Reserves01-MAR-11 /
Irish Scientific Diving Advisory Committee Member01-JAN-06 /

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2012)9th Marine Biological Association Conference,
Broszeit, Morgan, Englund, Darmody, McAllen et al. (2012) Organising Committee. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 9th Marine Biological Association Conference, University College Cork , 21-MAY-12 - 24-MAY-12. [Details]
(2012)SESEH 2012 Sino-European Symposium on Environment and Health,,
Sullivan, T., McAllen, R., Davenport, J. and Regan, F. (2012) An investigative monitoring study using continuous real-time sensing of Ireland’s unique marine reserve,. [Oral Presentation], SESEH 2012 Sino-European Symposium on Environment and Health,, National University of Ireland, Galway Ireland , 20-AUG-12 - 25-AUG-12. [Details]
(2011)Lough Hyne Marine Reserve @30,
Broszeit, S., Davenport, J., Jessopp, M., Harman, L. and McAllen, R. (2011) Sedimentation of organic and inorganic materials in Lough Hyne. [Oral Presentation], Lough Hyne Marine Reserve @30, West Cork Hotel Skibbereen , 03-JUN-11 - 04-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)Monitoring the Aquatic Environment Using Sensor Technologies, Royal Society of Chemistry,
Sullivan, T., McAllen, R., Davenport, J. and Regan, F. (2011) Continuous aquatic monitoring of Ireland’s only marine reserve: current status and future needs. [Oral Presentation], Monitoring the Aquatic Environment Using Sensor Technologies, Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, London , 19-OCT-11 - 19-OCT-11. [Details]
(2011)Fish Veterinary Society Conference, Edinburgh,
Baxter EJ, Mitchell SO, Sturt MM, Ruane N, Doyle TK, McAllen R, Harman L and Rodger HD (2011) The role of jellyfish in the gill disorders of marine farmed salmon. [Invited Oral Presentation], Fish Veterinary Society Conference, Edinburgh, Edinburgh , 12-APR-11 - 12-APR-11. [Details]
(2011)Lough Hyne Marine Reserve @30,
McAllen, R. (2011) Chair of Organising Committee of Thirty year anniversary conference of the desigantion of Ireland's only statutory marine nature reserve. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Lough Hyne Marine Reserve @30, West Cork Hotel Skibbereen , 03-JUN-11 - 04-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)Lough Hyne Marine Reserve @ 30,
Jessopp,M., McAllen, R. (2011) Nutrient enrichment and water quality indicators: is Lough Hyne eutrophic?. [Oral Presentation], Lough Hyne Marine Reserve @ 30, West Cork Hotel Skibbereen , 03-JUN-11 - 04-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011)8th Marine Biological Association Conference,
Broszeit, S., Davenport, Bredendieck, K., Harman, L. and McAllen, R. (2011) Should I stay or should I go now? Effects of seasonal hypoxic events on megafaunal communities. [Oral Presentation], 8th Marine Biological Association Conference, Queen's University Belfast , 16-MAY-11 - 19-MAY-11. [Details]
(2011)45th European Marine Biology Symposium,
Broszeit, S., Davenport, Bredendieck, K., Harman, L. and McAllen, R (2011) How do benthic communities establish themselves between anoxic events?. [Oral Presentation], 45th European Marine Biology Symposium, Heriot Watt University Edinburgh Scotland , 23-AUG-11 - 27-AUG-11. [Details]
(2011)8th Marine Biological Association Conference,
Baxter EJ, Mitchell SO, Sturt MM, Ruane N, Doyle TK, McAllen R, Harman L and Rodger HD (2011) The threat of the common jellyfish to finfish aquaculture. [Oral Presentation], 8th Marine Biological Association Conference, Queen's University Belfast , 16-MAY-11 - 19-MAY-11. [Details]
(2010)7th Marine Biological Association conference,
Broszeit, S., Davenport, J., Jessopp, M., Harman, L. and McAllen, R (2010) How to measure sedimentation rates in a shallow marine lake. [Oral Presentation], 7th Marine Biological Association conference, University of Glasgow , 17-MAY-10 - 20-MAY-10. [Details]
(2010)Third International Jellyfish Blooms Symposium,
Baxter EJ, Rodger H, McAllen R and Doyle TK. (2010) Jellyfish and potential impacts on aquaculture. [Invited Oral Presentation], Third International Jellyfish Blooms Symposium, Mar del Plata, Argentina , 13-JUL-10 - 16-JUL-10. [Details]
(2009)Environmental Protection Agency Strive Conference 2009,
Jessopp, M., McAllen, R. (2009) Phytoplankton assemblages and water quality in an Irish Marine Reserve. [Poster Presentation], Environmental Protection Agency Strive Conference 2009, Dublin , 12-NOV-09 - 13-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009)Gill Disorders: Tri-Nations meeting,
Baxter EJ, Rodger H, McAllen R and Doyle TK (2009) The threat of jellyfish to aquaculture. [Invited Oral Presentation], Gill Disorders: Tri-Nations meeting, University of Stirling, Scotland , 05-FEB-09 - 07-FEB-09. [Details]
(2009)American Society for Limnology and Oceanography Conference,
Doyle, T.K., Baxter E.J., Fleming, N., McAllen, R., Houghton, J.D.R., Cotton, D., Hays, G.C. (2009) Unprecedented harmful jelly bloom in Irish waters kills 250,000 farmed salmon. [Oral Presentation], American Society for Limnology and Oceanography Conference, Nice, France , 01-JUL-09 - 01-JUL-09. [Details]
(2009)44th European Marine Biology Symposium,
Jessopp, M., McAllen, R. (2009) Phytoplankton assemblages and water quality in an Irish Marine Reserve. [Poster Presentation], 44th European Marine Biology Symposium, Liverpool University , 02-SEP-09 - 06-SEP-09. [Details]
(2008)Environmental Protection Agency STRIVE conference,
Jessopp, M., McAllen, R. (2008) Water Quality and phytoplankton biodiversity in an Irish Marine Reserve. [Oral Presentation], Environmental Protection Agency STRIVE conference, Dublin , 05-NOV-08 - 05-NOV-08. [Details]
(2007)Mysteries of the Deep,
McAllen, R; (2007) The underwater world of Lough Hyne - Europe's first marine protected area. [Invited Oral Presentation], Mysteries of the Deep, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin , 04-APR-07 - 04-APR-07. [Details]
(2006)MARDEM Stakeholder Conference 2006,
Johnson, Allcock, Crowe, McAllen (2006) Organising Committee member for Stakeholder Conference. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], MARDEM Stakeholder Conference 2006, Dublin , 02-OCT-06 - 02-OCT-06. [Details]
(2006)41st European Marine Biology Symposium 2006,
Jessopp, M., McAllen, R. (2006) Go with the flow: Tidal import and export of larvae from marine reserves 41st European Marine Biology Symposium (EMBS) 2006. [Oral Presentation], 41st European Marine Biology Symposium 2006, Cork , 06-SEP-06 - 06-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)Designating marine reserves a useful entity?,
McAllen, R; (2006) Designating marine reserves a useful entity?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Designating marine reserves a useful entity?, Scarborough Centre for Coastal Studies, University of Hull , 05-JAN-06 - 05-JAN-06. [Details]
(2006)7th International Seagrass Biology Workshop,
Dale, A., McAllen, R; (2006) Monitoring natural fluctuations in Zostera marina beds in SW Ireland - a useful management tool?. [Oral Presentation], 7th International Seagrass Biology Workshop, Zanzibar, Tanzania , 01-SEP-06 - 03-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)Larval biology Symposium within 6th International Crustacean Conference,
McAllen, R, Jessopp, M. (2006) Investigating the dynamics of marine reserves using crustacean larvae. [Oral Presentation], Larval biology Symposium within 6th International Crustacean Conference, Glasgow , 05-JUL-06 - 05-JUL-06. [Details]
(2006)41st European Marine Biology Symposium 2006,
Davenport, Burnell, Cross, Emmerson, McAllen, Ramsay, Rogan (2006) Organising Committee Member for major International Marine Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 41st European Marine Biology Symposium 2006, University College Cork , 04-SEP-06 - 08-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)41st European Marine Biology Symposium,
McAllen, R; (2006) Marine Protected Areas. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], 41st European Marine Biology Symposium, Cork , 04-SEP-06 - 08-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)41st European Marine Biology Symposium,
Dale, A., McAllen, R., Whelan, P. (2006) Seagrass beds in Ireland: Is there higher diversity in protected sites?. [Oral Presentation], 41st European Marine Biology Symposium, Cork , 04-SEP-06 - 08-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)MARDEM Stakeholder Conference 2006,
Jessopp, M. McAllen, R (2006) Robust techniques in marine reserve design and monitoring. [Oral Presentation], MARDEM Stakeholder Conference 2006, Dublin , 02-OCT-06 - 02-OCT-06. [Details]
(2005)40th European Marine Biology Symposium,
M.Johnson, A.L. Allcock, T. Crowe, McAllen, R.; (2005) How do marine reserves preserve diversity: as high value refuges or interconnected networks?. [Oral Presentation], 40th European Marine Biology Symposium, Vienna, Austria , 21-AUG-05 - 25-AUG-05. [Details]
(2005)40th European Marine Biology Symposium (EMBS) 2005,
McAllen, R; (2005) Benefits beyond boundaries? Designing marine reserves for conservation. [Oral Presentation], 40th European Marine Biology Symposium (EMBS) 2005, Vienna, Austria , 02-AUG-05 - 02-AUG-05. [Details]
(2005)40th European Marine Biology Symposium (EMBS) 2005,
McAllen, R; (2005) Blood runs deep - Seasonal variation in the ionic and protein content of the haemolymph from six deep-sea decapod genera from the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. [Poster Presentation], 40th European Marine Biology Symposium (EMBS) 2005, Vienna, Austria , 03-AUG-05 - 03-AUG-05. [Details]
(2005)1st International Marine Protected Areas 2005,
McAllen, R; (2005) Designating marine reserves for conservation. [Oral Presentation], 1st International Marine Protected Areas 2005, Melbourne, Australia , 04-JAN-05 - 04-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005)First International Marine Protected Areas Congress,
Mark Jessopp & Rob McAllen; (2005) The shape of things to come: using coastline configuration and larval assemblages to design and monitor marine reserves. [Poster Presentation], First International Marine Protected Areas Congress, Geelong, Australia , 10-OCT-05 - 14-OCT-05. [Details]
(2005)34th Benthic Ecology Meeting,
Rob Thomas, David Barnes, Rob McAllen; (2005) From the bottom up: influence of flow and resuspension on benthic recruitment. [Oral Presentation], 34th Benthic Ecology Meeting, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Willamsburg, USA , 04-APR-05 - 07-APR-05. [Details]
(2005)ENVIRON 2005 (15th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquim),
Mark Jessopp & Rob McAllen; (2005) The use of caostline configuration and larval assemblages to design and monitor marine reserves. [Poster Presentation], ENVIRON 2005 (15th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquim), IT Sligo , 25-JAN-05 - 27-JAN-05. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Undergraduate External Examiner for BSc Marine Biology at University of Aberdeen Undergraduate External Examiner2013 / 2016
Scientific Advisory Committee for PISCO European Marine Reserves Book for Policy makers and Stakeholders Scientific Advisor2010 / 2011
School of BEES Academic Programmes and Curriculum Development Committee Chair2010 /
European Science Foundation (ESF) EUROCORES review panel Member of review panel2010 /
Irish National Scientific Diving Advisory Committee Committee Member2005 / 1999
University Appeals Committee Committee member2005 / 2010
University Academic Council Council Member2012 / 2015
University Programme Approval Panel - Academic Board Representative Representative from Academic Board to review and approve new programmes2012 / 2015
School of BEES Staff student committee chairperson 2006 /
College of SEFS Academic Programme and Curriculum Development School of BEES representative2009 / 2014
School of BEES Staff Student Committee Chairperson2007 /
SEFS Academic Programmes and Curriculum Development Chair (from Jan 2014); member from 20112011 /
University Academic Development and Standards Council College of SEFS Member2014 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork College Lecturer01-SEP-02 /
University Marine Biological Station Millport Teaching Fellow01-OCT-98 / 31-MAR-99
University College Scarborough (York University) Lecturer in Animal Behaviour01-MAR-99 / 31-OCT-99
University of Aberdeen Teaching & Research Fellow01-OCT-99 / 01-SEP-02
University College Cork Senior Lecturer01-OCT-13 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2014University College Cork Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher EducationPG Diploma in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
2013University College Cork Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed.Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
1994University of Wales, Swansea BSC (HONS)Marine Biology
1998University of London PhDMarine Biology

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Colasite choilm

Colasite choilm school Ballincollig

Outreach Activities

 Description

Lough Hyne Marine Reserve work:

Work with school groups and visiting groups at Skibbereen Heritage Centre (2006- present) 

BT Young Scientist - have been advisor to students for this competition from Schools in Bantry, Skibbereen and Ballincollig.

Lough Hyne Marine Reserve Work:

Heritage Week talks and touch tank events 2005-present


Skibbereen Heritage Centre - Appear on continuous film at the centre explaining the biology of Lough Hyne

Appeared on BBC Radio 4

Wild Europe (Programme 4 broadcast 11th March 2008)

 

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Estuarine And Coastal Shelf Science Referee01-JUN-05 -
Marine Biodiversity Records Referee10-AUG-10 -
Aquaculture International Referee30-JUN-05 -
Hydrobiologia Referee01-AUG-06 -
Comparative Biochemistry And Physiology A-Molecular & Integrative Physiology Referee01-NOV-03 -
Conservation Biology Referee01-MAR-10 -
Journal Of Experimental Marine Biology And Ecology Referee08-SEP-03 -
Marine Ecology Progress Series Referee01-JUN-07 -
Journal Of Marine Biological Association Referee31-JAN-01 -
Marine Biology Referee02-MAY-08 -

Other Activities

 Description

Grant Review for Natural Environment Reseach Council Urgency Grant Scheme (2014)

Grant Review for European Science Foundation (ESF) - EUROCORES (2010)

Teaching Interests

Module Coordinator and Teach on:

Undergraduate
ZY2005 Invertebrate Diversity
ZY3019 Animal Physiology
ZY4020 Temperate Marine Biology (Millport Fieldcourse)

Postgraduate
BL6014 Marine Fieldwork and Survey Techniques
BL6015 Practical Marine Workplace Skills 
BL6019 Ecological Applications of GIS
BL6020 Genetics and the Marine Environment

Also Teach on:

AE2002 Practical Animal Ecology 
BL6010 Characteristics of the Marine Environment
BL6016 Marine Ecology and Conservation

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2013Stefanie Broszeit University College CorkPHDSoft sediment ecology of Lough Hyne Marine Reserve - spatial and temporal patterns
2012Marion Twomey University College CorkPHDFood web structure at a Marine reserve
2015Elaine Brennan University College CorkMScBonamia ostreae and the European flat oyster Ostrea edulis
2011Thomas Bastian University College CorkPhDBroad scale distribution and abundance of Scyphomedusae in Irish Waters
2011Emily Baxter University College CorkPhDGelatinous Zooplankton in Irish waters: Ecology and role in the gill disorders of marine farmed salmon
2011Sheila McCullagh University College CorkMScScavenger Guilds at Lough Hyne Marine Reserve

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Haberlin Michael Damien Doctoral Degree
Geraghty Amy Doctoral Degree
Gallagher Mary Catherine Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Genetics and the Marine Environment BL6020Genetics and the Marine Environment
2018Practical Marine Workplace Skills BL6015Practical Marine Workplace Skills
2018Marine Fieldwork and Survey Techniques BL6014Marine Fieldwork and Survey Techniques

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr Sarah Culloty School of BEES, UCCIRELAND
Dr Ruth Ramsay School of BEES, UCCIRELAND
Prof John Davenport School of BEES UCCIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation / InstituteCountry
Dr Cynthia Trowbridge Oregon Institute of Marine BiologyU.S.A.
Prof Tony Hawkins Lough Hyne LtdUNITED KINGDOM
Dr Tim Sullivan Dublin City UniversityIRELAND
Dr Fiona Hannah Millport Marine Station, ScotlandUNITED KINGDOM