Conserving Biodiversity

Lake surrounded by Conifer forest
This research will determine a baseline list of biological communities, comprising aquatic and semi-aquatic plants, invertebrates and vertebrates of dystrophic lakes and pools within Nephin Forest using eDNA.
Wild Nephin 2
This Marine Institute funded research project led by ATU Galway City aims to gather and assess baseline habitat composition and structure, and bird population data in Nephin Forest within Wild Nephin National Park
baseman photo
This project aimed at establishing standardised operating procedures for environmental matrices laboratory processing targeted at microplastics
Cropped image for project website
This project consists of a literature review of the impacts of microplastics in the marine environment and on the proposal of mitigation and/or reduction policy recommendations to address this global environmental issue. 
Nephrops on board
This project is investigating the potential of Nephrops norvegicus as a flagship species for plastic pollution in the deep sea.