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BSc Zoology (2005), University College Dublin
PhD (2008-present), Queen’s University Belfast:
"Ecology of aquatic invasive species in Ireland "
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 2103
Fax: +44 (0)28 9097 5877
Kevin's PhD is focused on the ecology of invasive aquatic species in Ireland, principally; curly waterweed (Lagarosiphon major), bloody-red shrimp (Hemimysis anomala) and chub (Leuciscus cephalus).The overall aim is to gather new data regarding the abundance, distribution and control of these invasive species using traditional and innovative techniques to assess their impacts.
Kevin's work is funded by EPA STRIVE, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA), Central Fisheries Board, and the Shannon Regional Fisheries Board. His work on the 'impact of the new freshwater invader: the bloody-red shrimp' is a Natural Heritage Research Partnership (NHRP) project.
Kevin was previously employed at the research department of the Central Fisheries Board for three years also working in the area of invasive species ecology.
- Invasion biology
- Stable isotope ecology
- Aquatic biology
Caffrey, J.M., Acevedo, S., Gallagher, K. & Britton, R. (2008) Chub (Leuciscus cephalus): A new invasive species in Ireland. Aquatic Invasions 3(2) 201-209. [download here]