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Barry John McMahon

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Agriculture & Food Science
Agriculture and Food Science
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7167739
Email: barry.mcmahon@ucd.ie

Biography

July 2011 - Present: Lecturer in Wildlife Conservation and Zoonotic Epidemiology. University College Dublin, Ireland.

Nov 2005 - June 2011: Postdoctoral Researcher. University College Dublin, Ireland.

Sept 2002 - Oct 2005: Ph.D. in Avian Biodiversity in Farmland. University College Dublin, Ireland.

Sept 1998 - June 2002: B.Ag.Sc in Agriculture and Environmental Science. University College Dublin, Ireland.

Dr Barry McMahon was appointed a Lecturer in Wildlife Conservation & Zoonotic Epidemiology in the UCD School of Agriculture & Food in 2011. Previously, he had been a post-doctoral researcher examining the interaction between agriculture and biodiversity. His current research focuses on diseases, including antimicrobial resistance, that are reservoired in or disseminated by wild birds and mammals. In addition, Dr McMahon continues to explore the interactions between agriculture and biodiversity. In addition, Dr McMahon is interested in understanding the population biology of Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus hibernicus) in Ireland and this research contributed to the Red Grouse Species Action Plan 2013. Overall, the theme of Dr McMahon's research relates to the One Health initiative.     

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2005.
Title: UCD Open postgraduate Scholarship-Faculty of Agri-Food and the Environment

Associations

Association: Association of Applied Biologists, Function/Role: Member
Association: One Health Sweden, Function/Role: Member
Association: Birdwatch Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: British Trust of Ornithology, Function/Role: Member
Association: Society of Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology , Function/Role: Member
     

Conference Contributions

Purvis, G., Anderson, A., Helden, A.J., McMahon, B.J. and Sheridan, H.; (2009) The policy relevance of Ag-Biota findings regarding farm system effects on biodiversity. [Published Abstract], British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, University of Hertfordshire , 07-SEP-09 - 10-SEP-09.
McMahon, B.J.; (2009) Interations between farming system, habitat quality and biodiversity at the farm scale in the S.E. of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], The British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, University of Hertfordshire , 07-SEP-09 - 09-SEP-09.
McMahon, B.J., Sheridan, H., Kinsella, A. and Purvis, P.; (2008) The utilisation of rapid assessment methods in the field to assess bird species richness and diversity is an important objective for the conservation of farmland species. [Oral Presentation], Fifth Irish Ornithological Research Conference, UCC, Cork , 15-NOV-08 - 15-NOV-08.
McMahon, B.J. and Whelan, J. ; (2006) Habitat diversity as a predictor of avian diversity within Irish agricultural ecosystems. [Oral Presentation], ENVIRON 2006: 16th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, UCD , 27-JAN-06 - 29-JAN-06.
McMahon, B.J. and Whelan, J. ; (2006) Avian biodiversity in grassland ecosystems. [Poster Presentation], ENVIRON 2006: 16th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, UCD , 27-JAN-06 - 29-JAN-06.
Gray, J. and McMahon, B.J.; (2005) Lyme disease risk and biodiversity. [Oral Presentation], 1st Conference on Health and Biodiversity, Galway , 23-AUG-05 - 25-AUG-05.
McMahon, B.J. and Whelan, J. ; (2004) Avian diversity in habitats on Irish farmland in winter. [Poster Presentation], ENVIRON 2004: 14th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium, University of Limerick , 30-JAN-04 - 01-FEB-04.
McMahon, B.J. ; (2005) The interaction between avian biodiversity and field boundaries. [Oral Presentation], The EGI Student Ornithology Conference, University of Oxford, UK , 05-JAN-05 - 08-JAN-05.
McMahon, B.J.and Whelan, J. ; (2005) The poster presented findings relating to the bird species found within Irish agricultural ecosystems. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], In XX International Grassland Congress, UCD , 30-JUN-05 - 01-JUL-05.

Committees

Committee : National Red Grouse Action Committee
Committee : Dept. Environmental Resource Management Research Committee
Committee : Dept. Environmental Resource Management Departmental Committee
Committee : Dept. Environmental Resource Management Quality Assessment and Quality Improvement Committee
Committee : Agricultural Science Faculty Graduate Committee
 

Education

Year 2002 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BAgrSc Subject:
Year 2005 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject: Avian Biodiversity in Farmland
     

Journals Edited

Journal Of Applied Ecology: Reviewer.
Zoonoses And Public Health: Reviewer.
Biology And Environment-Proceedings Of The Royal Irish Academy: Reviewer.
Plos One: Reviewer.
Infection Ecology & Epidemiology : Editorial Advisory Board Member.
Agriculture, Ecosystems And Environment: Reviewer.
Basic And Applied Ecology: Reviewer.
Ibis: Reviewer.
Journal Of Environmental Management: Reviewer.

Other Activities

I am a member of the Cost Action Network for the Evaluation of One Health, TD1404 (2014-2018).
http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/TDP/Actions/TD1404 
 

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Purvis, G., Downey, L., Beever, D., Doherty, M. L., Monahan, F. J., Sheridan, H. & McMahon, B.J.; (2012) 'Development of a Sustainably-Competitive Agriculture' In: Lichtfouse, E (eds). Sustainable Agriculture Reviews. Berlin: Springer. , pp.35-65 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

McMahon, B.J., Purvis, G., Sheridan, S., Siriwardena, G. & Parnell, A. (2017) 'A novel method for quantifying overdispersion in count data with application to farmland birds'. Ibis, 159 (2):406-414. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Redpath, S.R., Linnell, J.D.C., Festa-Biahchat, M, Boitani, L., Bunnefeld, Dickman, A., Gutiérrez, R.J., Irvine, R.J., Johansson, M., Majić, A., McMahon, B.J., Pooley, S., Sanström, C., Sjölander-Lindqvist, A., Skogen, K., Swenson, J.E., Trouwborst, A., Young, J. & Milner-Gulland, E.J. (2017) 'Don¿t forget to look down - collaborative approaches to predator conservation'. Biological Reviews, . [DOI] [Details]
Rousseau, R., McGrath, G., McMahon, B.J. & Vanwambeke, S.O. (2017) 'Multi-criteria Decision Analysis to Model Ixodes ricinus Habitat Suitability'. EcoHealth, . [DOI] [Details]
Rüegg, S.R., Machalaba, C., McMahon, B.J., Häsler, B., Errecaborde, K.M, Katey Pelican, K. & Kock, R (2017) 'Expectations for a new WHO Director General: health in a changing environment'. Lancet Planetary Health, 1 :e44-e45. [DOI] [Details]
Rüegg, SR., McMahon, B.J., Häsler, B., Esposito, R. Rosenbaum Nielsen, L., Chinwe Speranza, C.I., Ehlinger, T., Peyre, M., Aragandre, M., Zinsstag, J., Davies, P., Mihalca, A.D., Buttigieg, S., Rushton, J., Carmo, L.P., De Meneghi, D., Canali, M., Filippitzi, M.E., Goutard, F.L., Llieski, V., Milićeivić, D., O¿Shea, H., Radeski, M., Kock, R., Staines & Linberg, A. (2017) 'A Blueprint to Evaluate One Health'. Frontiers in Public Health, 5 :20. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Sheridan, S., Keogh, B., Anderson, A., Carnus, T., McMahon, B.J., Green, S., & Purvis, G. (2017) 'Farmland habitat diversity in Ireland'. Land Use Policy, 63 :206-213. [DOI] [Details]
Keith, A.M., Schmidt, O. & McMahon, B.J. (2016) 'Soil Stewardship as a nexus between Ecosystem Services and One Health'. Ecosystem Services, 17 :40-42. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Nally, J.E., Bayles, D.O., Hurley, D., Fanning, S., McMahon, B.J., & Arent, Z. (2016) 'Complete Genome Sequence of Leptospira alstonii Serovar Room22 Strain GWTS#1'. Genome Announcements, 6 :e01230-16. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Nally J.E, Arent Z., Bayles D.O., Hornsby R.L., Gilmore C, Regan S., MacDevitt, A.D., Yearsley, J., Fanning, S. & McMahon, B.J. (2016) 'Emerging Infectious Disease Implications of Invasive Mammalian Species: The Greater White-Toothed Shrew (Crocidura russula) Is Associated With a Novel Serovar of Pathogenic Leptospira in Ireland'. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 10(12) :e0005174. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
A. Agnew, J. Wang, S. Fanning, S. Bearhop and B. J. McMahon (2016) 'Insights into antimicrobial resistance among long distance migratory East Canadian High Arctic light-bellied Brent geese (Branta bernicla hrota)'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 69 :13. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Finch, D., Copland, A.S., Kelly, M. & McMahon, B.J. (2016) 'A comparison between the butterfly communities on cutaway peatland habitats'. Irish Naturalists Journal, 35 (1):44-49. [Details]
Meyer-Lucht, Y., Mulder, K.P. James, M.C., McMahon, B.J., Buckley, K., Piertney, S.B., & Höglund, J. (2016) 'Adaptive and neutral genetic differentiation among Scottish and endangered Irish red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scotica)'. Conservation Genetics, 17 :615-630. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Stritch, C., Naulty, F., Zintl, A., Callanan, J.J, McCullagh, M., Deane, D., Marnell, F. & McMahon, B.J. (2015) 'Squirrelpox virus reservoir expansion on the east coast of Ireland'. European Journal of Wildlife Research, (61):483-486. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Carroll, D. and Wang, J. and Fanning, S. and Mcmahon, B.J. (2015) 'Antimicrobial Resistance in Wildlife: Implications for Public Health'. Zoonoses and Public Health, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Stedt, J., Bonnedahl, J., Hernandez, J., Waldenström, J., McMahon, B.J., Toft, C., Olsen, B. & Drobni, M. (2015) 'Carriage of CTX-M type Extended Spectrum Beta¿lactamases (ESBL) gulls across Europe'. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 57 :74. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Ó hUallacháin, D., Copland, A.S., Buckley, K. & McMahon, B.J. (2015) 'Opportunities within the revised EU Common Agricultural Policy to address the decline of farmland birds: An Irish perspective'. Diversity, 7 :307-317. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Burke, B.J., Clarke, D., Fitzpatrick, A. Carnus, T., & McMahon, B.J. (2015) 'Population Status and Factors Affecting the Productivity of Peregrine Falcons Falco peregrinus in County Wicklow, Ireland, 2008-2012'. Biology and Environment-Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 115B :115-124. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McMahon, BJ, Wall, PG, Fanning, S & Fahey F (2015) 'Targets to increase food production: One Health implications'. Infection Ecology & Epidemiology, 5 :27708. [DOI] [Details]
Smith, S., Wang, J., Fanning, S. & McMahon, B.J. (2014) 'Antimicrobial resistant bacteria in wild mammals and birds: a coincidence or cause for concern?'. Irish Veterinary Journal, 67 :8. [DOI] [Details]
Burke, B.J, Finn, A., Flanagan, D.T., Fogarty, D.M., Foran, M., O¿Sullivan, J.D., Smith, S.A., John D. C. Linnell, J.D.C. & McMahon, B.J. (2014) 'Reintroduction of white-tailed eagles to the Republic of Ireland: A case study of media coverage'. Irish Geography, 47 (1):95-115. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McMahon, B.J., Teeling, E.C. & Höglund, J. (2014) 'How and why should we implement genomics into conservation?'. Evolutionary Applications, 7 :999-1007. [DOI] [Details]
Stedt, J., Bonnedahl, J., Hernandez, J., Drobni, M., McMahon, B.J., Hasan, B., Olsen, B. & Waldenström, J. (2014) 'Antibiotic resistance patterns in Escherichia coli from gulls in nine European countries'. Infection Ecology & Epidemiology, 4 :21565-21565. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
McMahon, B.J., Sheridan, H., Anderson, A., Carnus, T., & Purvis, G. (2013) 'Regional and farm system drivers of avian biodiversity within agriculture ecosystems'. Aspects of Applied Biology, 121 :203-212. Link to full text [Details]
McMahon, B.J., Carnus, T. & Whelan, J. (2013) 'A comparison of winter bird communities in agricultural grassland and cereal habitats in Ireland: implications for Common Agricultural Policy reform'. Bird Study, 60 (2):176-184. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
McMahon, B.J., Copland, A.S., Kirwan, L. Purvis, G. & Whelan, J. (2012) 'Survey evaluation for species richness of farmland birds'. Irish Birds, 9 :361-366. Link to full text [Details]
Johansson, M.P., McMahon, B.J., Höglund, J. & Segelbacher, G.; (2012) 'Amplification success of multilocus genotypes from feathers found in the field compared with feathers obtained from shot birds'. Ibis, (154):15-20. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
McMahon, B.J., Johansson, M.P., Piertney, S.B, Buckley, K. & Höglund, J. ; (2012) 'Genetic variation among endangered Irish red grouse (Lagopus lagopus hibernicus) populations: implications for conservation and management'. Conservation Genetics, 13 :639-647. Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
McMahon, B.J., Anderson, A., Carnus, T., Helden, A.J., Kelly-Quinn, M., Maki, A., Sheridan, H. & Purvis, G. (2012) 'Different bioindicators measured at different spatial scales vary in their response to agricultural intensity'. Ecological Indicators, 18:676-683 . Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Buckley, K., Kelly, P., Kavanagh, K. O'Gorman, E.C., Carnus, T. & McMahon, B.J. (2012) 'Every partridge counts, successful techniques used in the captive conservation breeding programme for wild grey partridge in Ireland'. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 35 :387-393. Available Online [Details]
Sheridan, H., McMahon, B.J., Carnus, T., Finn, J.A., Anderson, A., Helden, A.J., Kinsella, A. & Purvis, G. (2011) 'Pastoral farmland habitat diversity in south-east Ireland'. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 144 :130-135. [DOI] [Details]
McMahon, B.J., Sheridan, H., Kinsella, A. & Purvis, G. ; (2010) 'An assessment of bird species within Irish agricultural landscapes using the Field Boundary Evaluation and Grading System'. Bird Study, (57):108-115. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
McMahon, BJ,Helden, A,Anderson, A,Sheridan, H,Kinsella, A,Purvis, G; (2010) 'Interactions between livestock systems and biodiversity in South-East Ireland'. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 139 :232-238. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Mcmahon, BJ,Giralt, D,Raurell, M,Brotons, L,Bota, G; (2010) 'Identifying set-aside features for bird conservation and management in northeast Iberian pseudo-steppes'. Bird Study, 57 :289-300. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Anderson, A., Helden, A., Carnus, T., Gleeson, R., Sheridan, H., McMahon, B., Melling, J., Lovic, Y., Purvis, G.; (2008) 'Arthropod biodiversity of agricultural grassland in South and East Ireland: Introduction, sampling sites and Araneae'. Bulletin of the Irish Biogeographical Society, 28 (6):232-239. [Details]
McMahon, B. J., Purvis, G., Whelan, J., ; (2008) 'The influence of habitat heterogeneity on bird diversity in Irish farmland'. Biology and Environment-Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 108B (1):1-8. [DOI] [Details]
Bracken, F., McMahon, B. J., Whelan, J., ; (2008) 'Breeding bird populations of Irish peatlands'. Bird Study, 55 :169-178. [DOI] [Details]
Finnerty, E., Dunne, J. & McMahon, B.J. (2007) 'Evaluation of Red Grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus habitat in the Connemara National Park'. Irish Birds, . Link to full text [Details]
McMahon, B.J. ; (2007) 'Irish agriculture and farmland birds, research to date and future priorities'. Irish Birds, 8 :195-207. Link to full text [Details]
McMahon, B.J. & Whelan, J.; (2006) 'Individual field boundary evaluation and grading system attributes and Irish farmland birds'. Tearmann, 5 :29-41. [Details]
McMahon, B.J., Whelan, J., Kirwan, L. & Collier, M.; (2005) 'Farmland birds and the field boundary evaluation and grading system in Ireland'. Tearmann - the Irish Journal of Agri-Environmental Research, 4 :67-77. Link to full text [Details]
McMahon, B.J., Whelan, J., Bracken, F., & Kavanagh, B. ; (2003) 'The impact of farming on over-wintering bird populations'. Tearmann, 3 :63-72. [Details]

Other Journals

McMahon, B.J. & Fanning, S. (2016) 'One Health Approach to Regulation of Food-Borne Zoonotics' Cattle Practice 24 :29-31. [Details]
Ó hUallacháin, D. & McMahon, B.J. (2014) 'New CAP may improve prospects for farmland birds' Today¿s Farm 25 :20-21. [Details]
Farrell, E.P. & McMahon, B.J. ; (2011) 'The threat of rabies in Ireland' Veterinary Ireland Journal (64) :204-205. [Details]

Conference Publications

Buckley, K., Kavanagh, B., O'Gorman, C, Martyn, & McMahon, B.J. (2017) The Demise and Recovery of the Grey Partridge Perdix perdix in the Wild in Ireland . In: E. Bro & M. Guillemain eds. 33rd IUGB Congress & 14th Perdix Symposium abstract book Montpellier, , 22-AUG-17 - 25-AUG-17 , pp.79 [Details]
McGeady, R., McMahon, B.J. & Berrow, S. (2016) The effects of seismic surveying and environmental variables on deep diving odontocete stranding rates along Ireland¿s coast Acoustical Society of America 27: 10.1121/2.0000281, Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Gray, A. Copland, A.S. & McMahon, B.J. (2016) Improving conditions for breeding Whinchat Saxicola rubetra in the middle Shannon Callows Special Protection Area 1st Ecology and Evolution Ireland Conference Institute of Technology Sligo, , 24-NOV-16 - 26-NOV-16 [Details]
McMahon, B.J., Arent, Z, Palmer, M.V., Gilmore, C., McDevitt, A.D., Regan, S., Fanning, S, Yearsley, J. & Nally, JE. (2015) An invasive mammalian species bearing unwanted gifts: One Health implications 3rd International One Health Congress Amsterdam, The Netherlands, , 15-MAR-15 - 18-MAR-15 [Details]
McMahon, B.J., Arent, Z, Palmer, M.V., Bayles, D., Gilmore, C., McDevitt, A.D., Regan, S., Fanning, S, Yearsley, J. & Nally, J.E. (2015) An invasive mammalian species bearing unwanted gifts The 3rd All Ireland Mammal Symposium University College Cork, , 07-NOV-15 - 08-NOV-15 , pp.32 [Details]
McMahon, B.J., Sheridan, H., Anderson, A., Carnus, T., & Purvis, G. (2015) Regional and farm system drivers of avian biodiversity within agriculture ecosystems British Ecological Society-Agricultural Ecology Annual Conference , 15-APR-15 - 16-APR-15 [Details]
Kenny, K. Copland A.S., McMahon, B.J. (2015) Timing of Mowing for the Conservation of Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra) in Ireland Proceedings of the 1st European Whinchat Symposium: Living on the edge of extinction in Europe Helmbrechts, Germany, , 27-MAY-15 - 28-MAY-15 , pp.227-232 Available Online [Details]
Carroll, D., Fanning, S., Wang, J. & McMahon, B.J. (2014) Sylvatic antimicrobial resistance Host Pathogen Interactions: from animals to humans and back again. Society for General Microbiology , 20-OCT-14 - 21-OCT-14 , pp.22-22 [Details]
Buckley, K., O'Gorman, C., Carnus, T., Höglund, J., Kavanagh, B. & McMahon, B.J. (2013) The recovery of the wild Grey Partridge Perdix perdix in Ireland Sixth Irish Ornithological Research Conference , pp.2 [Details]
Burke, B., Clarke, D., Fitzpatrick, A., Carnus, T. & McMahon, BJ. (2013) Breeding Peregrine Falcons of Co. Wicklow Sixth Irish Ornithological Research Conference , pp.3 [Details]
McMahon, B.J., Byrne, E., Sweeney, S.P., Carnus, T., Armatige, D., Sarah O¿Loughlin-Irwin, S. & Buckley, K. (2013) Breeding Lapwing Vanellus vanellus in Boora, County Offaly, Ireland: an unintended consequence of effective conservation Sixth Irish Ornithological Research Conference Cork, , pp.40 [Details]
Buckley, K., O¿Gorman, C., Comerford, P., Swan, V., Carnus, T., Kavanagh, B. & McMahon, B.J. ; (2011) The role of habitat creation in the recovery of the Irish grey partridge Perdix perdix Conserving Farmland Biodiversity: lessons learned & future prospects , pp.42-43 [Details]
Carnus, T., Anderson, A., Breen, J., McMahon, B. J., Santorum, V., Sheridan, H. & Purvis, G.; (2011) Probability of pollinator occurrence increases with duration of AES participation and floral diversity Conserving Farmland Biodiversity: Lessons learned & future prospects, Teagasc Biodiversity Conference Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford, , 25-MAY-11 - 26-MAY-11 , pp.52-53 [Details]
Sheridan, H., Keogh, B., Anderson, A., Carnus, T., McMahon, B., Green, S. & Purvis, G.; (2011) Habitats in the irish farmed landscape Conserving Farmland Biodiversity: Lessons learned & future prospects. Teagasc Biodiversity Conference , 25-MAY-11 - 26-MAY-11 , pp.32-33 [Details]
McMahon, B.J., Anderson, A., Carnus, T., Helden, A., Sheridan, H., & Purvis, G; (2011) How does animal stocking rate influence agricultural grassland biodiversity when measured at different scales? Conserving Farmland Biodiversity: Lessons learned & future prospects. Teagasc Biodiversity Conference , 25-MAY-11 - 26-MAY-11 , pp.78-79 [Details]
McMahon, B.J.; (2009) Interations between farming system, habitat quality and biodiversity at the farm scale in the S.E. of Ireland The British Ecological Society Annual Meeting [Details]
Purvis, G., Anderson, A., Helden, A.J., McMahon, B.J. and Sheridan, H. ; (2009) The policy relevance of Ag-Biota findings regarding farm system effects on biodiversity British Ecological Society Annual Meeting [Details]
Purvis, G., Anderson, A., Helden, A.J., McMahon, B.J. and Sheridan, H. ; (2009) The policy relevance of Ag-Biota findings regarding farm system effects on biodiversity [Published Abstract]; University of Hertfordshire , 07-SEP-09 - 10-SEP-09 British Ecological Society Annual Meeting [Details]
McMahon, B.J., Sheridan, H., Kinsella, A. & Purvis, G.; (2008) Rapid assessment of bird species richness and diversity within agricultural landscapes using the Field Boundary Fifth Irish Ornithological Research Conference [Details]
McMahon, B.J. & Whelan, J. ; (2006) Habitat diversity as a predictor of avian diversity within Irish agricultural ecosystems ENVIRON 2006: 16th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium [Details]
McMahon, B.J. & Whelan, J.; (2006) Avian biodiversity in grassland ecosystems ENVIRON 2006: 16th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium [Details]
Gray, J. & McMahon, B.J. ; (2005) Lyme disease risk and biodiversity 1st Conference on Health and Biodiversity [Details]
McMahon, B.J. & Whelan, J. ; (2005) Grassland and avian biodiversity within Irish agriculture XX International Grassland Congress [Details]

Published Reports

Purvis G., Anderson, A., Baars, J-R., Bolger, T., Breen, J., Connolly, J., Curry, J.P., Doherty, P., Doyle, M., Finn, J., Geijzendorffer, I., Helden, A., Kelly-Quinn, M., Kennedy, T., Kirwan, L., McDonald, J., McMahon, B.J., Miksche, D., Santorum, V., Schmidt, O., Sheehan C. & Sheridan, H. ; (2009) Ag-Biota: Biodiversity - Monitoring, Functional Significance and Management for the Maintenance and Economic Utilisation of Biodiversity in the Intensively Farmed Landscape: Synthesis Research Report (2001-CD/B1-M1); STRIVE Report Series no. 21; 63 pp. Environmental Protection Agency, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford. Available Online [Details]
                                       

Abstract

Purvis, G. Anderson, A., Mc Mahon, B., Sheridan, H., Carnus, T., Kelly-Quinn, M., Breen, J. & Santorum, V.; (2010) Creating an environmental baseline for evaluation of Irish agri-environmental policy. Dublin: Abstract [Details]
                                                                                           

Research

Research Interests

  • Biodiversity, particularly avian species, within agricultural ecosystems.
  • Wildlife management and human-wildlife conflict.
  • Antimicrobial resistance and zoonoses in wildlife.
  • One Health Evaluation.

Research Projects

Sponsor : Irish Research Council (IRC)
Title : Breeding dynamics in an Arctic migrant: from individual fitness to long-term population dynamics
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-16 / 30-SEP-20
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : An invasive mammalian species bearing unwanted gifts: One Health implications
Start Date / End Date : 01-APR-15 / 30-SEP-16
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Start Up grant
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-14 / 28-FEB-17
Sponsor : Teagasc
Title : Potential impact of collaborative farming agreement on the development of sustainable farming systems and the achievement of environmental outcomes
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-14 / 30-JUN-16
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The prevalence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in wild birds
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-12 / 31-OCT-13
Sponsor : Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA)
Title : A population biology study on the genetic composition of red grouse on the island of Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 31-AUG-11 / 31-AUG-12

Recent Postgraduates

I co-supervised a M.Sc. student, Magnus Johansson, who was based at Uppsala University and submitted in 2010. His thesis was entitled 'Genetic variation within endangered population of Irish Red Grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus)'.
 

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy

Wildlife Conservation
Zoonotic Epidemiology
I also co-ordinate the MSc. programme on Wildlife Conservation and Management

Modules I Contribute to:

Land Use and the Environment (AESC 10010)
An introduction to One Health (VET20180)
Applied Zoology (AESC 20050)
Resource Planning (ERM 40210)