Members of this research group are involved in a wide range of projects in ecosystem biology and sustainability. Research includes broad areas of Ecology (Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial); Behavioural Ecology; Ecophysiology, Animal Behaviour; Molecular Ecology; Conservation (including Conservation Genetics); Aquaculture; Systematics (both Molecular and Morphological); and Environmental Economics.
This diverse range of interests is linked by common approaches including the integration of theoretical, laboratory, field and economic investigations. Research facilities include the QUB Marine Laboratory at Portaferry, which hosts the Modiolus Restoration Research Group (MRRG). The Gibson Institute for Land Food and Environment is also housed on the MBC site.
Soil biodiversity, aboveground-belowground linkages, community ecology.
Behavioural ecology, invasion biology, aquatic ecology.
Biodiversity and conservation, food webs, ecosystems.
Mathematical modelling of biological systems.
Marine vertebrates, biotelemetry, gelatinous zooplankton.
Chair of Rural and Environmental Economics.
Behavioural ecology, the interface of animal communication and evolutionary biology.
Economics of environment and health.
Mammals: population and community ecology.
Applied population genetics: biodiversity management and conservation, focus on fisheries and aquaculture.
Lagomorph behaviour, ecology and conservation.
Reproductive, behavioural and ecological physiology.
Evolution and phylogenetics of molluscs.