Research Profile

Simon Harrison

Biography

BSc Zoology, 1982-5, University College London; MSc Resource Management, 1986-7, Edinburgh University; PhD, 1992-6, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London; Post-doctoral fellow, 1997-1999, Institute of Freshwater Ecology, Dorset, UK; Post-doctoral researcher, Queen Mary and Westfield College London, 1999-2000; Temporary Lecturer, University College Cork, 2000-2003; Permanent Lecturer, University College Cork, 2003-

Research Interests

Ecology of streams, rivers, wetlands and lakes; freshwater biomonitoring; ecology of salmonids; restoration ecology; catchment management; links between agriculture and freshwaters

My research strategy is to concentrate on applied ecological research. Most of my research has been in the field of freshwater ecology, but I have broadened out in the last two years into woodland ecology and the ecology of riparian biota, including plants, insects and bats. The focus of my freshwater research has been in two main areas - 1) impacts of riparian vegetation on stream ecology and 2) pollution and nutrient enrichment of streams and lakes. Recent grant capture has also been high in the field of commercial forestry impacts on freshwaters.

My top three recent research outputs include Pretty et al. (2003) and Harrison et al. (2005), and Dineen et al (2007). The two former articles revealed that much small scale river rehabilitation work was of little ecological value, despite its high cost. These findings have had a major impact on the whole area of river rehabilitation in the UK. There is now a much greater emphasis on recording and monitoring the actual benefits to biota of rehabilitation schemes and a greater scientific understanding of the effects such measures may have. The last article has substantially added to the literature on salmonid ecology in upland catchments and the importance of natural riparian vegetation to salmon and trout foraging.


Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
IRCSET "The response of oak trees to multiple stress factors"Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)01-OCT-0630-SEP-09€72,009.00
The ecology of headwater streams in agricultural catchmentsIrish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)01-OCT-0431-MAR-08€75,962.00
EPA "The impact of plant nutrients on primary productivity in running waters: evaluating the risk.."Environment Protection Agency (EPA)28-FEB-0630-SEP-09€330,032.00
Factors determinining the distribution and ecology of the Asian Clam in the Barrow Catchment SACHeritage Council01-JUL-1231-AUG-12€5,000.00
Eutrophication and sedimentation impacts of plantation forestryEnvironment Protection Agency (EPA)28-NOV-0631-MAY-09€332,324.00
[E.I. SC/2001/086] {Harrison Dr. S.} NEnterprise Irl01-OCT-0130-SEP-04€105,377.00
SFI "The Impact of nutrient enrichment on salmonid ecology in Irish streams"Science Foundation of Ireland01-AUG-0512-DEC-08€187,573.00
The Management of Watercourse MarginsDepartment of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry (DAFF)01-OCT-0630-SEP-10€102,946.00
Corbicula fluminea.Central Fisheries Board01-SEP-1201-DEC-12€2,439.00
[IRCSET PD/2002/9] {Giller Prof P} NIrish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)01-AUG-0331-JUL-05€83,095.00
[EPA PREPARC] {Harrison Dr. S} VEnvironment Protection Agency (EPA)13-JUN-0313-DEC-03€23,205.00
[HEA PRLT3 SALRISK] {Harrison/Giller} NHigher Education authority01-JUN-0230-SEP-08€113,295.00
Miscellanous Research AccountMiscellaneous13-MAY-0913-MAY-13€7,000.00
IRCSET PG "The effect of instream macrophyte cover on salmonid behaviour & abundance"Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology (IRCSET)01-OCT-0630-SEP-09€72,009.00
The impact of deer in forest plantations in IrelandDepartment of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food (DAFF)01-APR-1201-MAY-16€300,000.00
Invasiveness of the alien species Lemna minuta in Irish freshwaters.Environmental Protection Agency01-JUL-1301-JUL-16€72,000.00
Invasive alien aquatic plants in Ireland; from ecophysiological traits to management strategies.Environmental Protection Agency01-JAN-1301-JAN-16€73,500.00

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'Relationship between plantation forest and brown trout growth, energetics and population structure in peatland lakes in western Ireland'
Graham, CT,Drinan, TJ,Harrison, SSC,O'Halloran, J (2014) 'Relationship between plantation forest and brown trout growth, energetics and population structure in peatland lakes in western Ireland'. Forest Ecology and Management, 321 :71-80 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Differences in the contributions of dietary water to the hydrogen stable isotope ratios of cultured Atlantic salmon and Arctic charr tissues'
Graham, CT,Harrison, SSC,Harrod, C (2014) 'Differences in the contributions of dietary water to the hydrogen stable isotope ratios of cultured Atlantic salmon and Arctic charr tissues'. Hydrobiologia, 721 :45-55 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'The impact of conifer plantation forestry on the Chydoridae (Cladocera) communities of peatland lakes'
Drinan, TJ,Graham, CT,O'Halloran, J,Harrison, SSC (2013) 'The impact of conifer plantation forestry on the Chydoridae (Cladocera) communities of peatland lakes'. Hydrobiologia, 700 :203-219 [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)'VARIATION IN THE PHYSICO-CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICIAL CHARACTERISTICS BETWEEN UPLAND AND LOWLAND (ATLANTIC) BLANKET BOG LAKES IN WESTERN IRELAND'
Drinan, TJ,O'Halloran, J,Harrison, SSC (2013) 'VARIATION IN THE PHYSICO-CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICIAL CHARACTERISTICS BETWEEN UPLAND AND LOWLAND (ATLANTIC) BLANKET BOG LAKES IN WESTERN IRELAND'. Biology and Environment-Proceedings of The Royal Irish Academy, 113B :67-91 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'The impact of catchment conifer plantation forestry on the hydrochemistry of peatland lakes'
Drinan, TJ,Graham, CT,O'Halloran, J,Harrison, SSC (2013) 'The impact of catchment conifer plantation forestry on the hydrochemistry of peatland lakes'. Science of The Total Environment, 443 :608-620 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Macroinvertebrate assemblages of peatland lakes: Assessment of conservation value with respect to anthropogenic land-cover change'
Drinan, TJ,Foster, GN,Nelson, BH,O'Halloran, J,Harrison, SSC (2013) 'Macroinvertebrate assemblages of peatland lakes: Assessment of conservation value with respect to anthropogenic land-cover change'. Biological Conservation, 158 :175-187 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Development of non-lethal sampling of carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios in salmonids: effects of lipid and inorganic components of fins'
Graham, CT,Harrison, SSC,Harrod, C (2013) 'Development of non-lethal sampling of carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios in salmonids: effects of lipid and inorganic components of fins'. Isotopes In Environmental and Health Studies, 49 :555-566 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Morphological variability of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar and brown trout Salmo trutta in different river environments'
• Drinan, T.J., McGinnity, P., Coughlan, J.P., Cross, T.F. & Harrison, S.S.C. (2012) 'Morphological variability of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar and brown trout Salmo trutta in different river environments'. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 21 :420-432 [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)'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]
(2011)'Responses of invertebrate grazers and algal productivity to light and nutrients'
Michael M. Sturt, Marcel A.K. Jansen and Simon S.C. Harrison; (2011) 'Responses of invertebrate grazers and algal productivity to light and nutrients'. Freshwater Biology, [Details]
(2011)'Invertebrate grazing and riparian shade as controllers of nuisance algae in a eutrophic river'
Sturt, MM,Jansen, MAK,Harrison, SSC (2011) 'Invertebrate grazing and riparian shade as controllers of nuisance algae in a eutrophic river'. Freshwater Biology, 56 :2580-2593 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Direct and indirect effects of riparian canopy on juvenile Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, and brown trout, Salmo trutta, in south-west Ireland'
McCormick, DP,Harrison, SSC (2011) 'Direct and indirect effects of riparian canopy on juvenile Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, and brown trout, Salmo trutta, in south-west Ireland'. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 18 :444-455 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Direct and indirect effects of riparian canopy on juvenile Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, and brown trout, Salmo trutta, in south-west Ireland'
D . P . MCCORMICK & S . S . C . HARRISON (2011) 'Direct and indirect effects of riparian canopy on juvenile Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, and brown trout, Salmo trutta, in south-west Ireland'. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 18 :445-455 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Littoral spawning habitats of three southern Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus L.) populations'
Low, JJ,Igoe, F,Davenport, J,Harrison, SSC (2011) 'Littoral spawning habitats of three southern Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus L.) populations'. Ecology, 20 :537-547 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Is the elemental composition of stream invertebrates a determinant of tolerance to organic pollution?'
Dang, CK; Harrison, S; Sturt, M: Giller, P; Jansen,M (2009) 'Is the elemental composition of stream invertebrates a determinant of tolerance to organic pollution?'. Unknown, 28 (4):778-784 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Beyond the urban gradient: barriers and opportunities for timely studies of urbanisation effects on aquatic ecosystems'
Small, G.E., Helton, A.M., Dang, C.K., Harrison, S., Sturt, M., Giller, P.S., Jansen, M. Feminella, J. Resh, V. Lamp, W. (2009) 'Beyond the urban gradient: barriers and opportunities for timely studies of urbanisation effects on aquatic ecosystems'. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 28 :1038-1050 [Details]
(2009)'Is the elemental composition of stream invertebrates a determinant of tolerance to organic pollution?'
Dang, CK,Harrison, S,Sturt, MM,Giller, PS,Jansen, MAK; (2009) 'Is the elemental composition of stream invertebrates a determinant of tolerance to organic pollution?'. Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 28 :778-784 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Bat activity affected by sewage effluent in Irish rivers'
Abbott, IM; Sleeman, DP; Harrison, S; (2009) 'Bat activity affected by sewage effluent in Irish rivers'. Biological Conservation, 142 (12):2904-2914 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Diet Partitioning In Sympatric Atlantic Salmon and Brown Trout In Streams With Contrasting Riparian Vegetation'
Dineen, G, Harrison, SSC, Giller, PS; (2007) 'Diet Partitioning In Sympatric Atlantic Salmon and Brown Trout In Streams With Contrasting Riparian Vegetation'. Journal of Fish Biology, 71 (1):17-38 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Growth, production and bioenergetics of brown trout in upland streams with contrasting riparian vegetation'
Dineen, G,Harrison, SSC,Giller, PS; (2007) 'Growth, production and bioenergetics of brown trout in upland streams with contrasting riparian vegetation'. Freshwater Biology, 52 :771-783 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Growth, Production and Bioenergetics of Brown Trout In Upland Streams With Contrasting Riparian Vegetation'
Dineen, G, Harrison, SSC, Giller, PS; (2007) 'Growth, Production and Bioenergetics of Brown Trout In Upland Streams With Contrasting Riparian Vegetation'. Freshwater Biology, 52 (5):771-783 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Seasonal analysis of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrate supply to streams with grassland and deciduous riparian vegetation'
Dineen, G,Harrison, SSC,Giller, PS; (2007) 'Seasonal analysis of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrate supply to streams with grassland and deciduous riparian vegetation'. Biology and Environment-Proceedings of The Royal Irish Academy, 107B :167-182 [Details]
(2007)'Diet partitioning in sympatric Atlantic salmon and brown trout in streams with contrasting riparian vegetation'
Dineen, G,Harrison, SSC,Giller, PS; (2007) 'Diet partitioning in sympatric Atlantic salmon and brown trout in streams with contrasting riparian vegetation'. Journal of Fish Biology, 71 :17-38 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Seasonal Analysis of Aquatic and Terrestrial Invertebrate Supply to Streams With Grassland and Deciduous Riparian Vegetation'
Dineen, G, Harrison, SSC, Giller, PS; (2007) 'Seasonal Analysis of Aquatic and Terrestrial Invertebrate Supply to Streams With Grassland and Deciduous Riparian Vegetation'. Biology and Environment-Proceedings of The Royal Irish Academy, 107B (3):167-182 [Details]
(2006)'Do trees make a difference? An evaluation of'
O'Driscoll, JF; Harrison, SSC; Giller, PS. (2006) 'Do trees make a difference? An evaluation of'. Polish Journal of Ecology, 54 :695-700 [Details]
(2005)'The effect of instreams rehabilitation structures on macroinvertebrates in lowland rivers'
Harrison, S., Pretty, J., Shepherd, D., Hildrew, A., Smith, C. & Hey, R.; (2005) 'The effect of instreams rehabilitation structures on macroinvertebrates in lowland rivers'. Journal of Applied Ecology, 41 (*):1140-1154 [Details]
(2005)'Uncoupling strong predator-prey interactions in streams: the role of marginal macrophytes'
Harrison, S, Bradley, D & Harris, I.; (2005) 'Uncoupling strong predator-prey interactions in streams: the role of marginal macrophytes'. Oikos, 108 (*):433-448 [Details]
(2005)'Uncoupling strong predator-prey interactions in streams: the role of marginal macrophytes'
Harrison, SSC,Bradley, DC,Harris, IT; (2005) 'Uncoupling strong predator-prey interactions in streams: the role of marginal macrophytes'. Oikos, 108 :433-448 [Details]
(2004)'The effect of instream rehabilitation structures on macroinvertebrates in lowland rivers'
Harrison, SSC,Pretty, JL,Shepherd, D,Hildrew, AG,Smith, C,Hey, RD; (2004) 'The effect of instream rehabilitation structures on macroinvertebrates in lowland rivers'. Rna-A Publication of The Rna Society, 41 :1140-1154 [Details]
(2003)'Structural dynamics of a sea-star (Marthasterias glacialis) population'
Verling, E,Crook, AC,Barnes, DKA,Harrison, SSC; (2003) 'Structural dynamics of a sea-star (Marthasterias glacialis) population'. Marine Biology, 83 :583-592 [Details]
(2003)'Mercury and organochlorine content of Dipper Cinclus cinclus eggs in south-west Ireland: Trends during 1990-1999'
O'Halloran, J.a , Irwin, S.a , Harrison, S.a , Smiddy, P.b , O'Mahony, B.c (2003) 'Mercury and organochlorine content of Dipper Cinclus cinclus eggs in south-west Ireland: Trends during 1990-1999'. Environmental Pollution, 123 (1):85-93 [Details]
(2003)'Mercury and organochlorine content of dipper Cinclus cinclus eggs in south-west Ireland trends during 1990-1999'
O¿Halloran*, J., Irwin, S., Harrison, S., Smiddy, P. and O¿Mahony, B; (2003) 'Mercury and organochlorine content of dipper Cinclus cinclus eggs in south-west Ireland trends during 1990-1999'. Environmental Pollution, 123 :85-93 [Details]
(2003)'An ecological assessment of the plant communities at Port Bán Nature Reserve in south-western Ireland'
Crowley, W., Harrison, S. S.C., Coroi, M., and Sacré, V. M.; (2003) 'An ecological assessment of the plant communities at Port Bán Nature Reserve in south-western Ireland'. Biology and Environment, 103 (2):69-82 [Details]
(2003)'Structural dynamics of a sea star (Marhtasterias glacialis) population'
Verling, E. Crook, A.C, Barnes, D.K. & Harrison, S.; (2003) 'Structural dynamics of a sea star (Marhtasterias glacialis) population'. Journal of The Marine Biological Association of The Uni, 83 (*):583-593 [Details]
(2003)'River rehabilitation and fish populations: assessing the benefit of instream structures'
Pretty, J., Harrison, S., Shepherd, D., Smith, C., Hildrew, A. and Hey, R.; (2003) 'River rehabilitation and fish populations: assessing the benefit of instream structures'. Journal of Applied Ecology, 40 (*):251-265 [Details]
(2003)'Mercury and organochlorine content of dipper Cinclus cinclus eggs in south-west Ireland: trends during 1990-1999'
O’Halloran, J, Irwin, S, Harrison, S, Smiddy, P, O’Mahony, B; (2003) 'Mercury and organochlorine content of dipper Cinclus cinclus eggs in south-west Ireland: trends during 1990-1999'. Environmental Pollution, 123 (*):85-* [Details]
(2003)'Mercury and organochlorine content of Dipper Cinclus cinclus eggs in south-west Ireland: trends during 1990-1999'
O'Halloran, J,Irwin, S,Harrison, S,Smiddy, P,O'Mahony, B; (2003) 'Mercury and organochlorine content of Dipper Cinclus cinclus eggs in south-west Ireland: trends during 1990-1999'. Environmental Pollution, 123 :85-93 [DOI] [Details]
(2002)'The impact of bankside management on chalk stream invertebrates'
Harrison, S. and Harris, I.; (2002) 'The impact of bankside management on chalk stream invertebrates'. Freshwater Biology, 40 (*):2233-2245 [Details]
(2002)'The effects of bankside management on chalk stream invertebrate communities'
Harrison, SSC,Harris, IT; (2002) 'The effects of bankside management on chalk stream invertebrate communities'. Freshwater Biology, 47 :2233-2245 [Details]
(2001)'The role of habitat heterogeneity for epilithic communities in a lake littoral'
Harrison, S. & Hildrew, A.; (2001) 'The role of habitat heterogeneity for epilithic communities in a lake littoral'. Journal of Animal Ecology, 70 (*):692-707 [Details]
(2001)'Epilithic communities and habitat heterogeneity in a lake littoral'
Harrison, SSC,Hildrew, AG; (2001) 'Epilithic communities and habitat heterogeneity in a lake littoral'. Journal of Animal Ecology, 70 :692-707 [Details]
(2000)'The importance of aquatic margins to invertebrates in English chalk streams'
Harrison, S.; (2000) 'The importance of aquatic margins to invertebrates in English chalk streams'. Archiv Fur Hydrobiologie, 149 (*):213-240 [Details]
(2000)'The influence of bankside trees on the distribution of larvae and adults of the Glossosomatid caddis Agapetus fuscipes'
Harrison, S., Harris, I, Croeze, A. & Wiggers, R.; (2000) 'The influence of bankside trees on the distribution of larvae and adults of the Glossosomatid caddis Agapetus fuscipes'. Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung Für Limnologie, 27 (*):1480-1484 [Details]
(1998)'Distribution dynamics of epilithic insects in a lake littoral'
Harrison, S. & Hildrew, A.; (1998) 'Distribution dynamics of epilithic insects in a lake littoral'. Archiv Fur Hydrobiologie, 143 (*):275-293 [Details]
(1998)'Patterns in the Epilithic Community of a Lake Littoral'
Harrison, S. & Hildrew, A.; (1998) 'Patterns in the Epilithic Community of a Lake Littoral'. Freshwater Biology, 39 (*):477-492 [Details]
(0)'Seasonal analysis of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrate supply to streams with contrasting riparian vegetation in Co. Mayo, Ireland'
Dineen, G., Harrison, S. & Giller, P.; (0) 'Seasonal analysis of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrate supply to streams with contrasting riparian vegetation in Co. Mayo, Ireland'. Biology and Environment, * (*):*-* [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2009)Bat activity affected by sewage effluent in Irish rivers.
Abbott, IM,Sleeman, DP,Harrison, S (2009) Bat activity affected by sewage effluent in Irish rivers. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]

Other

 YearPublication
(2006)Do trees make a difference? An evaluation of the impact of riparian vegetation on the ecology of nutrient poor headwater streams.
O'Driscoll, JF,Harrison, SSC,Giller, PS (2006) Do trees make a difference? An evaluation of the impact of riparian vegetation on the ecology of nutrient poor headwater streams. Other [Details]
(2006)Do Trees Make A Difference? An Evaluation of The Impact of Riparian Vegetation On The Ecology of Nutrient Poor Headwater Streams.
O'Driscoll, JF, Harrison, SSC, Giller, PS; (2006) Do Trees Make A Difference? An Evaluation of The Impact of Riparian Vegetation On The Ecology of Nutrient Poor Headwater Streams. Other [Details]

Research Report

 YearPublication
(2012)The Use of Wetlands for Flood Attenuation.
Williams, L., Harrison, S. and O'Hagan, A.M. (2012) The Use of Wetlands for Flood Attenuation. Dublin: Research Report [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
British Ecological Society *01-OCT-93 / 30-DEC-99
Freshwater Biological Association *01-OCT-96 / 30-DEC-99
International Limnological Association *01-OCT-97 / 30-DEC-99

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2012)Environ 2012 22nd Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium,
Brazier, B., Carlsson, J., Cross, T., Harrison, S., McGinnity, P., Chapman, D.V (2012) Genetic variation of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Irish waters. [Oral Presentation], Environ 2012 22nd Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, University College Dublin . [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]
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)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)British Ecological Society Annual Meeting,
Gittings, T., Harrison, S. and O¿Halloran, J; (2009) Anthropogenic impacts and wetland invertebrate biodiversity. [Invited Oral Presentation], British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, University of Hertfordshire , 09-JAN-09 - 09-JAN-09. [Details]
(2009)5th International Symposium on the Syrphidae,
Gittings, T., Harrison, S. and O¿Halloran, J; (2009) Anthropogenic impacts on wetland hoverfly (Diptera, Syrphidae) biodiversity. [Invited Oral Presentation], 5th International Symposium on the Syrphidae, Serbia , 06-JAN-09 - 06-JAN-09. [Details]
(2009)ZEPS Seminar,
Gittings, T., Harrison, S. and O¿Halloran, J. ; (2009) Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on the invertebrate biodiversity of remnant wetland habitats. [Invited Oral Presentation], ZEPS Seminar, UCC , 04-JAN-09 - 04-JAN-09. [Details]
(2009)Sciomyzid and Syrphid workshop,
Gittings, T., Harrison, S. and O¿Halloran, J; (2009) Effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on the invertebrate biodiversity of remnant wetland habitats. [Invited Oral Presentation], Sciomyzid and Syrphid workshop, NUIG , 05-JAN-09 - 05-JAN-09. [Details]
(2007)The ecological drivers of adult aquatic insects,
Harrison, S.; (2007) The ecological drivers of adult aquatic insects. [Invited Oral Presentation], The ecological drivers of adult aquatic insects, Edinburgh , 01-JUL-07 - 01-JUL-07. [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
ZEPS Departmental Teaching Committee Disucssion of departmental teaching issues, recommendation of action on teaching, particular role in disucssion of timetabling and recruitment within the department2004 / 1899
BEES School Management Team member (deputy for Head of Environmental Sciences Discipline)2015 / 2015
Academic Council Postgraduate Studies committee member2008 / 2011
School Curriculum and Development Commmittee Produce discussion documents, discuss curriculum, plannning of curriculum2013 / 2015

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Zoology, Ecology and Plant Science College Lecturer01-JAN-00 / 01-AUG-10
College lecturer University College Cork01-JAN-00 / 01-AUG-10
Queen Mary, University of London Post-doctoral researcher01-JAN-98 / 01-JAN-00
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Post-doctoral research fellow01-JAN-96 / 01-JAN-98

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1985University College London BSC ZOOLOGYBSc Zoology 2:1
1995Edinburgh University MScMSc Forestry and Resource Managment
1995Queen Mary, University of London PHDPhD. Freshwater Ecology

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French FluentFluentFluent
Spanish BasicBasicFunctional
Indonesian BasicBasicBasic
Indonesian BasicBasicBasic

Outreach Activities

 Description

I have given classroom lectures and field demonstrations to several schools around Cork over the last 2-3 years, on the subject of water pollution, as part of the Green Schools Initiative.

I have given a lecture and joined a discussion group on the future of the Irish Uplands as part of a rural regeneration scheme in the village of Caherdaniel, Kerry.

I have given several talks and demonstrations to local interest groups in County Cork on river landscapes over the last two years.

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Journal Of Animal Ecology Referee01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-08
Journal Of Applied Ecology Referee01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-10
Journal Of Fish Biology Referee01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-10
Freshwater Biology Referee01-JAN-03 - 01-JAN-10
Hydrobiologia Referee01-JAN-03 - 01-AUG-10

Other Activities

 Description

I have given several TV and radio talks and presentations over the last 5 years, including two appearances on Eco-Eye, talking about wetland ecology, a talk on 'The Park' - an account of Killarney National Park - about lakes and waterways, and a radio interview on the ecology of the freshwater pearl mussel.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests


Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2010Jon Low UCCPHDCharacterisation of Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus L.) spawning grounds and the vulnerability of ova to environmental change.
2010Jane Kavanagh UCCPHDThe biology of small headwater streams and drainage ditches in intensely managed agricultural landscapes
2012Tom Drinan UCCPHDThe impact of plantation conifer afforestation on the ecology of small peatland lakes.
2010Conor Graham UCCPHDThe impact of nutrient enrichment on the ecology of salmonids in Irish rivers.
2010David McCormick UCCPHDThe importance of riparian cover and instream macrophytes on the ecology of Atlantic salmon and brown trout in Irish streams.
2012Aileen Cudmore UCCPHDIndicators of ancient woodland: the soils, plant and invertebrate communities of the Gearagh, an area of remnant semi-natural deciduous woodland in southwest Ireland.
2010Micahel Sturt UCCPHDThe impact of plant nutrients and riparian shade on primary producers and consumers in lotic systems.
2012Isobel Abbott UCCPHDThe use of motorway crossing points by bats: management and mitigation of the ecological impacts of roads in Ireland

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Warner Stuart William Richard Doctoral Degree
Paolacci Simona Doctoral Degree
Murphy Vincent Doctoral Degree
Macklin Ross Andrew Doctoral Degree
Reidy Darren Thomas Doctoral Degree
Brazier William John Patrick Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Aquatic Invertebrates AE6007Aquatic Invertebrates
2015Habitats and Ecosystems AE2003Habitats and Ecosystems
2015Freshwater Biology ZY4013Freshwater Biology
2015Practical Animal Ecology AE2002Practical Animal Ecology
2015Quantitative Ecological Surveying AE6005Quantitative Ecological Surveying
2015Fundamentals of Ecology AE2001Fundamentals of Ecology

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