Researchers at UCD


Bridget Moran

Senior Technical Officer

School Of Biology & Environment Science
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162115


Bredagh is responsible for facilities in Rosemount Environmental Research Station.  Prior to her current role, she was an active member of both UCD's Plant Palaeoecology and Palaeobiology Research Group and the Wetland Ecology Research Group (WERG).  During her time with WERG, Bredagh was awarded an M.Sc.  for her research on Wollastonia biflora, in vivo and in vitro, for the presence of dimethylsulphoniopropionate (DMSP).  Bredagh holds an ICM Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies.  




Association: The Paleontological Society (United States), Function/Role: Member
Association: International Organisation of Palaeobotany, Function/Role: Member
Association: Institute of Biology of Ireland, Function/Role: Member
Association: Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, Function/Role: Member


Committee : Rosemount Management Group
Committee : School of Biology & Environmental Science Safety Committee


Year 1986 Institution:
Qualification: Nat Dip Analytical Science Subject:
Year 1990 Institution:
Qualification: Postgrad Dip Criminolog Law Subject:
Year 2001 Institution:
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 2005 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: Cert Safety & Health at Work Subject: Safety
Year 2011 Institution:
Qualification: Dip Management Subject: ICM Diploma in Management Studies

Other Activities

Member of the UCD team that submitted "Evolution of Land Plants Garden" into Bloom in the Park Festival 2016. The garden won two awards... a Gold Medal for Design and a Best in Show award for Concept.

One of two local organisers of the Annual Meeting of the Controlled Environment Users Group 2015, held 8th-10th September 2015 at University College Dublin.  Organised by: United Kingdom Controlled Environment Users Group (UK CEUG).




Book Chapters

Otte M.L., Matthews D.J., Jacob D.L., Moran B.M. & Alan Baker A.J.M.; (2004) 'Biogeochemistry of metals in the rhizosphere of wetland plants an explanation for innate metal tolerance?' In: Wong M.H (eds). Wetland Ecosystems in Asia: Function, usage and management. Developments in Ecosystems 1. Elsevier, Amsterdam. , pp.87-94 [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Moran B.M., and Otte M.L. ; (2004) 'Innate zinc tolerance in the wetland grass Glyceria fluitans.0'. Phyton, 44 :95-108. [Details]
O'Sullivan, A. D., Moran, B. M. and Otte, M. L.; (2004) 'Removal of sulphate, zinc and lead from an alkaline mine wastewater using pilot-scale surface-flow wetlands at Tara Mines, Ireland'. Mine, Water and the Environment, 23n2 :58-65. [Details]
Otte M.L., Wilson G., Morris J.T. & Moran B.M.; (2004) 'Dimethylsulphoniopropionate (DMSP) and related compounds in higher plants'. Journal of Experimental Botany, 55 :1919-1925. [Details]
Matthews, DJ,Moran, BM,Otte, ML; (2004) 'Zinc tolerance, uptake, and accumulation in the wetland plants Eriophorum angustifolium, Juncus effusus, and Juncus articulatus'. Wetlands, 24 :859-869. [Details]
OSullivan A.D., Moran B.M. & Otte M.L.; (2004) 'Accumulation and fate of contaminants (Zn, Pb, Fe and S) in substrates of wetlands constructed for treatment of wastewater'. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 157 :345-364. [Details]
Matthews, DJ, Moran, BM, McCabe, PF, Otte, ML, ; (2004) 'Zinc tolerance, uptake, accumulation and distribution in plants and protoplasts of five European populations of the wetland grass Glyceria fluitans'. Aquatic Botany, 80 (1):39-52. [Details]
Matthews D.J., Moran B.M. & Otte M.L. (; (2005) 'Screening the wetland plant species Alisma plantago-aquatica, Carex rostrata and Phalaris arundinacea for innate tolerance to zinc and comparison with Eriophorum angustifolium and Festuca rubra Merlin'. Environmental Pollution, 134 :343-351. [Details]
O'Sullivan A.D., Conlon R., Moran B.M. & Otte M.L.; (2005) 'Characterisation of constructed wetland substrates by chemical sequential extraction and X-Ray Diffraction Analysis'. Biology and Environment-Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 105B :87-94. [Details]
Devaney F.M., Moran B.M. & Otte M.L.; (2006) 'Predicting changes in wetland vegetation in a desiccating dune slack using Filipendula ulmaria, Potentilla anserina0 and Hydrocotyle vulgaris.0'. Aquatic Botany, . [Details]

Conference Publications

Bredagh M. Moran, Graham Wilson and Marinus L. Otte; (2000) The development of a suitable tissue culture routine for a DMSP-producing plant, Wollastonia biflora . In: Luit J. De Kok, Dieter Grill, Malcolm J. Hawkesford eds. COST Action 829. Fundamental, Agronomical and Environmental Aspects of sulfur nutrition and assimilation in plants. (Meeting of Working Groups Two and Three) Lisbon, Portugal, , 07-JAN-00 - 09-JAN-00 , pp.43 [Details]
Moran B.M., Wilson G. & Otte M.L.; (2002) Tissue culture of a dimethylsulphoniopropionate-producing plant Irish Botanists' Meeting , pp.10 [Details]
Devaney F.M., Moran B.M. & Otte M.L.; (2003) Effects of water supply on Festuca rubra and Agrostis stolonifera Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting Trinity College Dublin, , 19-MAR-03 - 21-MAR-03 , pp.29 [Details]
Matthews D.J., Moran B.M., McCabe P.F. & Otte M.L.; (2003) Zinc tolerance, uptake and accumulation in different European populations of the wetland grass, Glyceria fluitans Final Workshop and Management Committee Meeting, COST Action 837 Program, Achievements and Prospects of Phytoremediation in Europe Vienna, Austria, , 15-OCT-03 - 18-OCT-03 , pp.17 [Details]
Matthews D.J., Moran B.M., McCabe P.F. & Otte M.L.; (2004) Zinc tolerance- a common feature of wetland plants . In: Sheldon D. & Cupp S eds. Anniversary Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists-Charting the Future: A quarter century of lessons learned University of Washington, Seattle, USA, , pp.186-187 [Details]
Matthews D.J., Moran B.M. & Otte M.L.; (2004) Screening different wetland plant species for innate tolerance to zinc and their potential use in phytoremediation 14th Irish Environmental Researchers' Colloquium , pp.58-59 [Details]
Devaney F.M., Moran B.M. & Otte M.L.; (2004) Effects of water supply on three dune slack species, Hydrocotyle vulgaris, Filipendula ulmaria and Potentilla anserine Irish Plant Scientists' Association Meeting Queens University Belfast, , pp.13 [Details]