Annual Meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists 2018

When: Friday 23rd March 2018
Where: Univer
sity College Dublin
Themed Session: ‘Research Challenges in a Changing World’

Organising committee:  Mary Kelly-Quinn (University College Dublin), Pascal Sweeney (Sweeney Consultancy), Eleanor Jennings (Dundalk Institute of Technology), Simon Harrison (University College Cork), Jay Piggott (Trinity College Dublin), Ben Malone (National Biodiversity Data Centre).


The theme of the morning session will be ‘Research Challenges in a Changing World’. This will cover research on issues such as microplastics and other emerging pollutants, multiple stressors including climate change and associated extreme events, invasive species, loss of high status sites as well as embracing new monitoring tools such as eDNA. This session will have 12-minute presentations (plus 3 minutes for questions) of well-advanced or completed projects.

In the afternoon there will be 7-minute presentations (plus 3 minutes for questions) on other well-advanced projects and an opportunity to deliver a 2 minute elevator pitch for new projects.

Advance registration and payment of the €25 non-refundable booking fee is necessary at: http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/events before Friday, 9th  March.

If you would like to give a presentation on your research please email a title and abstract (150 words) to mary.kelly-quinn@ucd.ie by the 23rd February.


Please share this information with any of your colleagues who you feel might be interested in attending. For fu
rther information contact Ben Malone on 051 306 240.