Presentations

Oral Presentations at Conferences

BIAZA Research Symposium & Native Species Working Group Conference, July 2013, Kent, United Kingdom. David O’Neill, Peter Turner, Catherine O’Reilly. The development of DNA tests for the non-invasive monitoring of elusive species.

Mammal Society Easter Conference, May 2013, Exeter, United Kingdom. Kate Williamson, Ceri Morris, David O’Neill, Denise O’Meara, Andrew Harrington, Chris Hall and Catherine O’Reilly. A non-invasive survey of otters (Lutra lutra)

IUCN European Otter Conference, April 2013, Kinsale, Ireland.  David O’Neill, Denise O’Meara, Andrew Harrington, Peter Turner, Ceri Morris, Jenny Macpherson, Bernie Guest, Liz Halliwell, Henry Schofield, Lee Coffey and Catherine O’Reilly. Non-invasive genetic monitoring of otter (Lutra lutra) populations.

IUCN European Otter Conference, April 2013, Kinsale, Ireland. Gill Weyman, Paddy Sleeman, David O’Neill, Denise O’Meara, Andrew Harrington and Catherine O’Reilly. A non-invasive genetic study of otters in Cork City.

IUCN European Otter Conference, April 2013, Kinsale, Ireland. Andrew Harrington, Denise O’Meara, David O’Neill, Ceri Morris, Jenny MacPherson, Peter Turner, Catherine O’Reilly and Rob Strachan. A citizen science approach to otter dietary studies in Ireland and Wales.

IUCN European Otter Conference, April 2013, Kinsale, Ireland. Ceri Morris, David O’Neill, Kate Williamson, Denise O’Meara, Andrew Harrington, Chris Hall and Catherine O’Reilly. Non-Invasive DNA survey of otters on the Lleyn peninsula, North Wales.

IUCN European Otter Conference, April 2013, Kinsale, Ireland. Tracking coastal otters with GPS in Roaringwater Bay, Ireland. Addy WJJ de Jongh, Lughaidh Ó Néill, Tjibbe de Jong, Ferdia Marnell, David O’Neill & Catherine O’Reilly.

Waterford Institute of Technology Research Day, May 2012, Waterford, Ireland. Denise O’Meara, Peter Turner, Lee Coffey, David O’Neill and Catherine O’Reilly. DNA toolbox for squirrel surveys. (Awarded Best Presentation and €1000 research bursary).

30th European Mustelid Colloquium, November 2012, Dublin, Ireland. David O’Neill, Denise O’Meara, Andrew Harrington, Peter Turner, Ceri Morris, Jenny Macpherson, Bernie Guest, Liz Halliwell, Henry Schofield, Lee Coffey and Catherine O’Reilly. Non-invasive genetic monitoring of otter (Lutra lutra) populations.

AIMS: 2nd All Ireland Mammal Conference, October 2012, Botanical Gardens, Dublin. Denise O’Meara, David O’Neill, Peter Turner, Lee Coffey, Andrew Harrington and Catherine O’Reilly. Development of DNA tools for squirrel surveys.

AIMS: 2nd All Ireland Mammal Conference, October 2012, Botanical Gardens, Dublin. Gill Weyman, Paddy Sleeman, David O’Neill, Denise O’Meara, Andrew Harrington and Catherine O’Reilly. The successful use of volunteers with studies of Cork’s urban otters.

Irish Bat Conference, September 2012, Sligo, Ireland. Andrew Harrington, Connor Kelleher, Kate Mc Aney,  Denise O’Meara, Sam Dyer, Bernie Guest, Catherine O’Reilly,  Peter Turner and Tina Aughney. Bats in churches survey.

 

Poster Presentations

International Mammal Congress, August 2013, Belfast, Ireland. Denise O’Meara, Peter Turner and Catherine O’Reilly. Genetic tools to aid red squirrel conservation.

International Mammal Congress, August 2013, Belfast, Ireland. Denise O’Meara, Emma Sheehy and Catherine O’Reilly. Multi species monitoring: Molecular detection of small mammals from a predator diet.

International Mammal Congress, August 2013, Belfast, Ireland. David O’Neill, Peter Turner, Denise         O’Meara and Catherine O’Reilly. Development of novel real-time TaqMan® PCR assays             for the non-invasive genetic monitoring of otter (Lutra lutra) populations.

International Mammal Congress, August 2013, Belfast, Ireland. Andrew Harrington, Denise O’Meara and Catherine O’Reilly.  Development of species-specific real-time PCR assays for Irish bat species.

International Mammal Congress, August 2013, Belfast, Ireland (Abstract accepted) Kate McAney, Jenny MacPherson, Denise O’Meara and Catherine O’Reilly. The use of hair tubes to detect presence of stoats and weasels.

Wild Musteloid Conference, March 2013, Oxford, United Kingdom. David O’Neill, Denise O’Meara,       Peter Turner, Lee Coffey and Catherine O’Reilly. Non-invasive genetic monitoring of otter               (Lutra lutra) populations.

30th European Mustelid Colloquium, November 2012, Dublin, Ireland. Jenny MacPherson, Kate McAney, Denise O’Meara and Catherine O’Reilly. The use of hair tubes to detect presence of stoats and weasels.

AIMS: 2nd All Ireland Mammal Conference, October 2012, Botanical Gardens, Dublin. David O’Neill, Denise O’Meara, Peter Turner, Lee Coffey and Catherine O’Reilly. Non-invasive genetic monitoring of otter (Lutra lutra) populations.

AIMS: 2nd All Ireland Mammal Conference, October 2012, Botanical Gardens, Dublin. Andrew Harrington, Connor Kelleher, Kate Mc Aney,  Denise O’Meara, Sam Dyer, Bernie Guest, Catherine O’Reilly,  Peter Turner and Tina Aughney. Bats in churches survey.

The VIth European Congress of Mammalogy (ECM 2012), Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France, July 2012. David O’Neill, Peter Turner, Denise O’Meara, Lee Coffey and Catherine O’Reilly.  Species and sex identification of otter (Lutra lutra) spraints using Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction assays.

The 1st Mammal Society Student Conference, Reading, June 2012. Denise O’Meara, David O’Neill, Peter Turner, Lee Coffey, Andrew Harrington and Catherine O’ Reilly. The DNA toolbox for squirrel surveys.