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Supervision

Primary supervisor

Camilla Bertolini (supervised with Prof. Ian Montgomery and Dr. Nate Geraldi), postgraduate student, supported by Quercus through the NHRP and Northern Ireland Environment Agency. 'Modiolus translocation: developing methods to restore habitat and associated biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of a biogenic reef'.

Victoria McCready (supervised with Prof. Phillippe Archambault (Université du Québec à Rimouski) and Dr. Jon Houghton), PhD student, supported by DARD (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development). 'Investigating the effects of aquaculture on biodiversity and assessing the sustainability of aquaculture systems'.

Siobhan Vye (supervised with Prof. Jaimie Dick and Prof. Mark Emmerson), PhD student, supported by DEL (Department for Employment and Learning). 'Disentangling the effects of multiple anthropogenic stressors on marine biodiversity and ecosystem functioning'.

Lydia White (supervised with Dr. Ian Donohue (Trinity College Dublin) and Prof. Mark Emmerson), postgraduate student, supported by DEL (Department for Employment and Learning) and Trinity College Dublin. 'Does biodiversity promote recovery after ecological disturbances? Experimental tests of resilience in coastal ecosystems'.

Nadescha Zwerschke (supervised with Dr. Dai Roberts and Prof. Mark Emmerson), PhD student, supported by the EU's INTERREG IVA Programme, the Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland), the Department of Communities Heritage and Local Governent (Ireland) and the Lough's Agency via IBIS. 'Impacts of the natural spread of non-native oysters and interactions with native oysters'.

 

Co-supervised

Lydia Bach (co-supervised with Prof. Mark Emmerson), postgraduate student, supported by NERC as part of the CBESS project and DEL (Department for Employment and Learning). 'Scaling coastal biodiversity and ecosystem services in intertidal food webs'.

Carolyn (Cass) Bromley (co-supervised with Dr. Dai Roberts and Dr. Julia Sigwart), postgradute student, supported by the EU's INTERREG IVA Programme, the Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland), the Department of Communities Heritage and Local Governent (Ireland) and the Lough's Agency via IBIS. 'Developing science-based management strategies for environmental and commercial sustainability of native oysters'. 

Julia Calderwood (co-supervised with Dr. Dai Roberts and Dr. Julia Sigwart), postgradute student, supported by the EU's INTERREG IVA Programme, the Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland), the Department of Communities Heritage and Local Governent (Ireland) and the Lough's Agency via IBIS. 'Developing science-based management strategies for improving yield of mussels in benthic cultivation'.

Lawrence Eagling (co-supervised with Dr. Dai Roberts and Dr. Liz Ashton), PhD student, supported by the EU's INTERREG IVA Programme, the Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland), the Department of Communities Heritage and Local Governent (Ireland) and the Lough's Agency via IBIS. 'Developing best practice for O. edulis fisheries production in Loch Ryan, Scotland'.

Rebecca Kyle (co-supervised with Dr. Dai Roberts and Dr. Neil Reid), postgraduate student, supported by NI EA (Northern Ireland Environment Agency) and DEL (Department for Employment and Learning). 'Assessing the vulnerabilities of early life stages of Margaritifera margaritifera with respect to ex situ conservation'.

Caroline Magill (co-supervised with Prof. Chris Elliott and Prof. Christine Maggs), PhD student, supported by DEL (Department for Employment and Learning). 'Enhancing the commercial value of seaweeds using ecophysiological approaches'.

 

Alumni

Dr. Robert Mrowicki (supervised with Prof. Christine Maggs), PhD student, supported by DEL (Department for Employment and Learning). 'Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning relationships: the importance of environmental context'.

 

Dr. Carl Reddin (co-supervised with Dr. John Bothwell and Prof. Christine Maggs), PhD student, supported by DEL (Department for Employment and Learning). 'The influence of biotic factors on patterns of coastal biodiversity'.

Dr. Mhairi Alexander (co-supervised with Prof. Jaimie Dick), PhD student, supported by DEL (Department for Employment and Learning). 'Predator-prey interactions in marine intertidal habitats: Functional responses of the amphipd Echinogammarus marinus '. Now Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Invasion Biology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.