Dr. Rosaleen Hynes - Experimental Officer : - Responsible for training & Research support.
Dr. Deborah Bailie - supported by the Beaufort Marine Award in Fish Population Genetics
Dr. Caroline Bradley - supported by the Beaufort Marine Award in Fish Population Genetics
Ms. Cliodhna Surgenor - supported by the Beaufort Marine Award in Fish Population Genetics
PhD students (current & past) based in Paulo Prodöhl’s Lab
Current students :
- Mark McCollough - (with Dai Roberts and Julia Sigwart) - funded by IBIS - Genomic tools for the management of European oyster (Ostrea edulis) atocks.
- Edith Guilloton - (with Jon Houghton and Neil Reid) - funded by QUERCUS/NIEA - Lamprey ecology & genetics - keeping a foot in both camps: an interdisciplinary approach for lamprey management and conservation.
- Gala Podgornick - (with Rosaleen Hynes and Damien Toner) - funded by IBIS - Using DNA profiling for the improvement of European perch stocks (Perca fluviatilis L.) for aquaculture.
- Michael Stinson - (with Rosaleen Hynes and Art Nieven) - funded by IBIS - Impact assessment of anthropogenic mediated habitat alteration on the genetic structure of the Lough Derg brown trout Salmo trutta L. population
- Jamie Magee – (with Rosaleen Hynes) – funded by the EPA – Population genetic structure, mixed stock analysis, and fisheries conservation management of brown trout complex of Lough Derg, Ireland.
- Aodan Farren - (with Pete Laming) - funded by DENI – Conservation and biogeography of the common lizard / population genetic structure and genealogy of nine banded armadillos.
Past Students :
- Kevin Michael Keenan - (with Walter Crozier and Rosaleen Hynes) - PhD awarded in 2015 - funded by the Beafort Marine Award in Fish Population Genetics - The development and application of molecular and computational genetic tools for the conservation and management of brown trout (Salmo trutta).
- Cathy Johnston – (with Walter Crozier and Rosaleen Hynes) – PhD awarded in 2014 - funded by the Beaufort Marine Award in Fish Population Genetics – Assessing the performance of captive bred Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, in wild populations.
- David Scott – (with Ian Montgomery) – PhD awarded in 2012 – funded by the NPWS – Phylogeography and conservation of the Natterer’s bat (Myotis nattereri) in Ireland.
- Mark Ravinet - (with Chris Harrod) – PhD awarded in 2011 – funded by DEL - The evolutionary biology of the three-spined stickleback (Gastrorosteus aculeatus L.) in Ireland
- Séan Fitzpatrick – (with Rosaleen Hynes and Dai Roberts) – PhD awarded in 2011 – funded by DEL – Global population genetic structure of the blue shark ( Prionace glauca ). Project advisor – Prof Mahmood Shivji – Guy Harvey Research Institute, Nova Southeastern University
- Caitriona McInerney - (with Louise Allcock and Mark Johnson) – PhD awarded in 2009 - funded by the NSRP/HEA - Comparative population structure and genetic diversity of gastropods species, characterized as direct and indirect developers, inside and outside marine reserves
- Caroline Bradley – (with Rosaleen Hynes and Andy Ferguson) – PhD awarded in 2008 – funded by Quercus/EHS – Population structure and conservation genetics of Irish pollan Coregonus autumnalis
- Deborah Bailie – (with Dai Roberts) – PhD awarded in 2008 – funded by DARD – Phylogeny, population genetics and mating strategies of the squat lobster species Munida rugosa and M. sarsi (Crustacea, Decapoda, Galatheidae)
- Emma Boston – (with Ian Montgomery) – PhD awarded in 2007 – funded by DEL – Molecular ecology and conservation genetics of the Leisler’s bat ( Nyctalus leisleri ) in Ireland
- Warren Booth – (with Ian Montgomery) – PhD awarded in 2005 – funded by DARD – DNA profiling in the wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus): a biological model system for the understanding of rapid changes in population genetic structure and dynamics
- Niall McKeown – ( with Andy Ferguson) – PhD awarded in 2005 – funded by the Armstrong PhD fellowship - Phylogeography and population genetics of brown trout ( Salmo trutta ) in Ireland and Britain, with emphasis on the sympatric ecotypes in Lough Melvin, Ireland
- David Booth – (with Walter Crozier) – PhD awarded in 2003 – DARD funded - Biodiversity of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in Northern Ireland
- Maria Hughes – (with Andy Ferguson) – PhD awarded in 2003 – A comparative microsatellite study of the population genetic structure and mating system of the European lobster ( Homarus gammarus ) and of the Norway lobster ( Nephrops norvegicus )
- Alistair Duguid – (with Andy Ferguson) - PhD awarded in 2002 – funded by The Fishery Society for the British Islands – Population genetics and phylogeographyof brown trout ( Salmo trutta )
- Samantha Bremner – (with Bob Elwood) - PhD awarded in 2002 – funded by DEL – Behavioural and molecular ecology of a captive-bred colony of the endangered swift fox, Vulpes velox
Past Research Assistants
- Natalie Baker – (with Andy Ferguson and Rosaleen Hynes) – funded by NERC and the Marine Institute – Finished January 2002 – Genetic impact of hybridisation between wild and farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) on native populations: performance of second generation hybrid and back-cross juveniles.