Dr Martin Gammell

Lecturer and Researcher in Animal Behaviour and Aquatic Biology
+353 (0)91 742277

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from University College Dublin in 1995, and with a PhD in Zoology (Animal Behaviour) from University College Dublin in 2001. Currently I teach on the MSc in Conservation Behaviour, the International MSc in Marine Biological Resources, and the BSc in Applied Freshwater and Marine Biology at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. I am joint Co-ordinator of the MSc in Conservation Behaviour. My main areas of research are animal contest behaviour, social dominance, animal communication and, more generally, the application of behavioural concepts to wildlife management and conservation. I am also interested in the ecology of freshwater species, and in methodological and statistical techniques used in ecological research.

Uncooked fresh common whelks or sea snails isolated on a white studio background. Traditionally pickled and eaten at the seaside, isolated on a white studio background
This collaboration between the MFRC, BIM, Nofima (Norway) and the Irish fishing industry aims to develop alternative sustainable baits for the Irish whelk fishery.
This EPA funded research project (2020-2023) is led by ATU Galway City and aims to gather and assess baseline data on oligotrophic lakes
This research is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency and runs from 2020-2023. It is conducted in collaboration with Institute of Technology Tralee, The Environment Agency (UK), Environmental Research Associates (UK).
This project assessed the conservation status of the white-clawed crayfish, Austropotamobius pallipes, in all fifteen Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) in Ireland