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Molly Ann Williams
Freshwater is an essential habitat for many animals. Unfortunately, these waters are under threat from human activities, leading to habitat degradation & contributing to the biodiversity crisis. Traditional tracking of species in these environments involves the need to capture them, a process that is expensive & potentially harmful to the organisms & their habitat. My research develops new ways to monitor fish without having to capture them! I specifically track Atlantic salmon in Irish rivers & lakes. I do this by taking a pint of water & looking at genetic signatures, termed environment DNA
Dr Courtney Collins
Dr Courtney Collins (Postdoctoral Researcher)
Sumatran tigers (Panthera tigris sumatrae) are critically endangered in the wild. I will begin my talk called ‘Kitchen Conservation’ by briefly discussing the biology of the tigers and the threats they face in the wild, particularly from the palm oil industry. I will explore ways that individual people can help tigers and offer suggestions for promoting tiger conservation. We will discuss common household products that contain palm oil and explore alternatives to these products. This talk is inspired by my research at Fota Wildlife Park.
Professor Yvonne Buckley
Professor Yvonne Buckley (Professor of Zoology at Trinity College Dublin)
Professor Yvonne Buckley is the Professor of Zoology at Trinity College Dublin. She is the co-champion of the multidisciplinary "Smart & Sustainable Planet" research theme and an international partner of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions headquartered in Australia. Prof. Buckley has research interests in determining the future of how we live well on the planet, environmental decision making, plant ecology and quantitative ecology