Genetics of white-clawed crayfish

Conservation of Austropotamobius pallipes in Ireland: Characterising immune reaction proteins and the genetic population structure of Irish populations by molecular methods

This MSc project (student Daniel Brady) was co-funded by GMIT and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. The main objectives were to enable effective conservation and management of Irish white-clawed crayfish by: (i) characterising genetic diversity and population structure of Irish crayfish populations using modern molecular techniques and (ii) study immune factors-associated genes with particular attention to recent crayfish plague outbreaks.

Project Team

Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology
Lecturer and Researcher in medical science and fish health