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* Freeman, M.,  PhD student, supported by PfG. 'Economic and ecological impacts of deer'.

* Clarke, H.,  PhD student, supported by DEL.  'Sexual selection, demography and population regulation'.

*  Wilson, N.,  PhD student, supported by DEL.  'Conservation ecology and genetics of the white-clawed crayfish, Austropotamobius pallipes'.

* Barr, S.,  PhD. student, supported by DARDNI.  'Pain perception in crustacea'.

* Millsopp, S.,  PhD. student, supported by DARDNI.  'Welfare of farmed fish'.

* Current students

Patterson, L.,  PhD. student, supported by DARDNI.  'The crab fishing industry in N. Ireland: evaluation of stocks, welfare and parasitism'.  Awarded PhD. 2005.

Stewart, S.,  PhD. student, supported by ESF.  'Development of automated biomonitors in the optimisation of aquaculture production and environmental protection'.  Awarded PhD. 2005.

Harrison, A.,  PhD. student, supported by DEL.  Title: 'Behaviour and ecology of the freshwater fish louse, Argulus foliaceus'.  Awarded PhD. 2005.

Pothanikat, L.,  PhD. student, supported by DHFETE.  Title: 'Behaviour and Ecology of squat lobsters'.  Awarded PhD. 2004.

Goodwin-Mullen, C.,  PhD. student, supported by DHFETE/CAST (plus £15 000 from EHS).  Title: 'Conservation and aquaculture potential of three species of lamprey'.  Awarded PhD. 2004.

Crean, S.R.,  PhD. student, supported by DANI.  Title: 'Eel diets and parasites; effects of introduced prey species on a fishery'.  Awarded PhD. 2003.

Hume, K.D.,  PhD. student, supported by DENI.  Title: 'Sexual selection, pairing patterns and parasitism in freshwater amphipods'.  Awarded PhD. 2002.

Gallagher, M.,  PhD. student, supported by DANI/CAST (plus £16 000 from EHS).  Title: 'Conservation and aquaculture potential of the white-clawed crayfish, Austropotamobius pallipes'.  Awarded PhD. 2002.

Sloan, S.,  PhD. student, supported by DENI.  Title: 'Information gathering with respect to resource assessment in hermit crabs'.  Awarded PhD. 2001.

Kirkpatrick, A.J.,  PhD. student, supported by DENI/CAST (plus £12 000 from EHS).  Title: 'The potential use of amphipods (Crustacea) in the concurrent assessment of the lethal and sub-lethal effects of aquatic pollutants'.  Awarded PhD. 2001.

Bailey, R.J.E.,  PhD. student, supported by QUB/ESF.  Title: 'Predatory interactions between the invasive amphipod Gammarus tigrinus and the native Opossum shrimp Mysis relicta'.  Awarded PhD. 2001.

Kelly, D.W.,  PhD. student, supported by DENI Distinction Award Studentship (plus Northern Regional Fisheries Board grant of £10 500).  Title: 'The role of native and invasive amphipods (Crustacea) in freshwater communities'.  Awarded PhD. 2001.

MacNeil, C.,  PhD. student, supported by DENI.  Title: 'The Ecology of Freshwater Amphipods: A Study of Invasive and Native Species'.  Awarded PhD. 1997