Dr Louise Vaughan

Postdoctoral Researcher

I joined the MFRC in 2017 as a postdoctoral researcher on the Unlocking the Archive Project where I used statistical modelling approaches to examine biological and environmental data time series. I am currently working on the ClimFish project which is investigating impacts of climate change on Irish fish stocks. I hold a BSc (Hons) in Applied Ecology from University College Cork (graduated 2003). I completed my Masters of Research (2004) and PhD (Title: Trophic Modelling of the Lough Neagh Ecosystem, Northern Ireland) at the University of Ulster in Coleraine, Northern Ireland (2005 – 2009). I completed a postdoctoral role at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute in Belfast developing ecological management tools for freshwater lakes (2011-2014). My research interests lie in fisheries, freshwater systems, environmental monitoring and the use of novel statistical techniques to examine ecological systems.  

This collaborative project with the Marine Institute takes a whole life cycle approach to investigate how commercial fish stocks are responding to climate change.
This collaboration with the Marine Institute is unlocking the value of fish scale and otolith collections to marine ecosystem and climate change research.