I am an ecologist with interests in conservation biology, wildlife ecology and global change effects on biodiversity. I am currently based at University College Cork where I am studying the interactions between wind farm developments and upland bird communities; the effects of climate change, land use, and pollution on an aquatic passerine, the White-throated Dipper; and the use of physiological parameters in wild animals as a fine-scale measure of an ecosystem's quality.

I am also currently involved in several wildlife film projects in Ireland and internationally.

I recently produced a short video on Hen Harriers for Birdwatch Ireland. It shows these beautiful birds and their amazing courtship displays,
and explains why they are such an important part of the Irish uplands and the challenges they face in an ever-changing landscape.
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last updated: December 2016