Tasman Crowe

School of Biology & Environmental Science
Science Centre West
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4
email: tasman.crowe@ucd.ie
Tel.: +353.1.716.2194

UCD staff page: www.ucd.ie/bioenvsci/ourstaff/academic/tas_crowe/#d.en.54719

Our group focuses on the effects of natural and anthropogenic processes on patterns of biodiversity in marine habitats and consequences of loss of biodiversity for the functioning of ecosystems. We are particularly interested in human interactions with the marine environment and the scientific basis for its management and conservation. We collaborate closely with colleagues in UCD and at other national and international institutions, enabling a strong multidisciplinary approach. Since our establishment in 2001, we have been funded by Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, IRCSET, HEA, Marine Institute, EPA, EU FP6 and FP7, the National Parks and Wildlife Service and PADI project aware. Much of our work involves experimental manipulations in the lab and field and core facilities include an extensive aquarium system, a novel system for controlled delivery of contaminants to plots in Malahide marina and a set of artificial rock pools drilled at Carnsore Point.

Our research focuses on the following themes:

  1. Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships

  2. Environmental impacts, monitoring and management

  3. Fisheries research

  4. Fundamental ecological processes