Staff Profiles



Prof. J. O'Halloran

Prof. O'Halloran is a professor in Zoology at UCC. He has over 16 years research experience on birds and aquatic ecosystems. His major expertise is in ornithology and ecotoxicology and how physical and chemical changes in the environment affect aquatic communities, particularly birds. He worked in the Acid Waters unit of the University of Wales, College of Cardiff on the impact of forest-mediated acidification on Dippers.

September 1989- July 1998 Lecturer in Zoology, Department of Zoology and Animal Ecology, University College Cork, Ireland. July 1998-December 1998 Visiting Professor of Biology, Department of Biology, Colby College, Waterville, Maine, US December 1998-present Statutory Lecturer UCC, Prof. O' Halloran published about 70 scientific papers and articles including book chapters. Together with Prof Giller, he has attracted funding in excess of £600,000 on forest-related projects over the past 7 years including COFORD, Coillte, The Heritage Council and Enterprise Ireland. Member of Heritage Council Statutory Committee on Wildlife: to formulate policies and priorities for wildlife in Ireland.

He is part of the EU Advisory Panel on Environment and Climate. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council of British Trust for Ornithologyand a founder member and treasurer of the Environ. Sciences Assoc. of Ireland. He is also a council member of the Irish Society of Toxicology; Academic referee for Irish Birds, Irish Naturalist Journal, The Auk, Wildfowl, Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Bird Study and Forest Ecology and Management and editor, Bird Study (ranked 5th by SCI).


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