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Modiolus Restoration Research Group



30/10/2014 - 2015 Modiolus Researchers Meeting

We will be hosting the 2015 Modiolus Researchers Meeting at QUML. The workshop will be held on the 22-23 of January. More information and details coming soon.

15/10/2014 - New graduate student!

Camilla Bertolini is the newest member of the Modiolus Research Group. She is a PhD student who's research will focus on restoring modiolus reefs in Strangford Lough through translocation. See the following Link for more information

17/04/2014 - Opening for new PhD student!

We are currentlyy searching for a PhD student to collaborate on a Modiolus restoration study.

Please go to the following page for more information

19/01/2014 - Three new peer-reviewed publications from the first MRRG!

Identifying optimal sites for natural recovery and restoration of impacted biogenic
habitats in a special area of conservation using hydrodynamic and habitat
suitability modelling

Authors: Björn Elsäßer a, Jose M. Fariñas-Franco, Conor David Wilson, Louise Kregting, Dai Roberts 

Community convergence and recruitment of keystone species as performance
indicators of artificial reefs

Authors: Jose M. Fariñas-Franco & Dai Roberts 

Early faunal successional patterns in artificial reefs used for restoration of impacted biogenic habitats

Authors: Jose M. Fariñas-Franco & Dai Roberts

DOI 10.1007/s10750-013-1788-y

15/09/2013 - Second MRRG study has begun

The second MRRG study has began and a new post doc has been hired (. Stay tunded for an updated website and updates on the research that will be starting in the spring 2014.