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Professor C.A. Maggs

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Christine Maggs
Professor of Phycology
Head of School

BA. Botany, 1978, University of Oxford;
PhD. Marine Algae, 1983,
National University of Ireland, Galway.


Contact Information
Tel:  +44 (0)28 9097 2265 (Direct line)
Fax:  +44 (0)28 9097 5877
Room:  Medical Biology Centre - 01.402 / 6.35

Administrative Responsibilities

Head of School  Member, Education Committee  Member, School Management Committee  Member, School Research Ethics Committee  Joint Chair of School SWAN committee (Women in SET)  Co-ordinator of MSc in Ecological Management and Conservation Biology.


Contributes to teaching on taught postgraduate course and final year undergraduates.

Research Interests

Phycology: taxonomy and ecology of marine macroalgae  Molecular systematics, phylogenetics and population genetics of the red and green algae, particularly members of the large order Ceramiales, using morphological, life-history and molecular data  Ecology and utilization of coralline algae, especially maerl  Alien algae and marine invasions  Marine conservation (e.g. SPLASH Biogeography including phylogeography (e.g. CORONA).

Recent interview on BBC Television: jellyfish invasion wipes out Northern Ireland's only salmon farm, killing more than 100,000 fish. (Requires: Windows Media Player or RealPlayer)

Other Information

Associate Editor of Journal of Biogeography  Past-President of International Phycological Society  President elect of British Phycological Society.