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Dr. N.E. O'Connor


Dr. Nessa O’Connor
Lecturer in Marine Biology

BA (Mod.) Environmental Science, 1998, Trinity College, Dublin;
MSc (Agr.) Environmental Resource Management, 2000, University College Dublin;
PhD Ecology, 2004, University College Dublin.

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Contact Information
Tel:  +44 (0)28 9097 2127 (Direct line)
Fax:  +44 (0)28 9097 5877
Email:  n.oconnor@qub.ac.uk
Room:  Medical Biology Centre - 6.23

Irish rocky shore

Research interests

Community ecology    Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning    Anthropogenic impacts on marine biodiversity    Coastal ecology.

Research
Much research has focused on understanding relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning and stability. It has been shown that loss of species can affect ecosystem processes but we still cannot draw generalities regarding these effects that transcend experimental systems.   More...