Lecturer in Ecology

School of Biological Sciences

University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park

Colchester C04 3SQ


E-mail: e.ogorman@essex.ac.uk

Tel: 0044 1206 876389

Google Scholar profile here

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Curriculum Vitae here

Research keywords:  Food webs, ecological networks, predator-prey interactions, aquatic ecosystems, biodiversity-ecosystem functioning, climate change, geothermal areas.

Latest News

  • SeaDNA is funded! 15th October 2015 More fantastic news on the funding front. NERC have just given the green light for the SeaDNA project, which will receive £1.2m of funding under the Environmental DNA Highlights Topic scheme. Recent advances in metabarcoding techniques have made it possible to extract DNA from the excreted cells of animals that recently occupied the sampled environment. Much like Gil Grissom and his CSI team were able to figure out whodunnit long after the killer had departed the scene of the crime based on the DNA evidence left behind, Environmental DNA (or eDNA) enables us to figure out which species were recently present in any environment we wish to sample. I will be working with Dr Martin Genner ...
    Posted 9 Jul 2018, 09:24 by Eoin O'Gorman
  • Bruno Gallo joins the Ring of Fire 5th October 2015 A familiar face returns to the fold, as Bruno Gallo takes up one of the PhD positions on the Ring of Fire, our recently funded NERC Large Grant. Bruno did his Master's project with me during our time at Queen Mary University of London, examining "The effects of body size and temperature on the functional response of freshwater invertebrates". Bruno carried out part of his Master's project in the Hengill geothermal valley during my 2013 field expedition, studying the effect of temperature on the strength of the interaction between the predatory housefly larvae, Limnophora riparia, and their blackfly larvae prey, Simulium vittatum. He returned as a volunteer researcher this summer to perform more of these ...
    Posted 9 Jul 2018, 09:24 by Eoin O'Gorman
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