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Sciences - Marine - Structured

Short summary of the research area:
Research in the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway can be carried out through separate discipline pathways (mainly but not exclusively Physics, Botany, Zoology and Earth and Ocean Sciences). The Ryan Institute pathway covers topics more strongly associated with the cross discipline and cross-College Ryan Institute or with staff not assigned to a discipline.

The primary areas of research interest are currently with the biodiversity and bio resources cluster, particularly:

Environmental Management & Conservation. Marine conservation, sustainable harvesting planning and management

Biodiversity: Patterns & Processes. Species distributions, marine population dynamics, community structure

Aquaculture, Biotechnology, & Biodiscovery. Research to support biodiscovery and aquaculture

Important: Applicants must speak to the research group leader before applying via PAC.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enter on a programme of study and research for the degree of PhD you must have reached a high honours standard at the examination for the primary degree or presented such evidence as will satisfy the Head of School and the College of your fitness.


Structured PhD, full-time

Further enquiries

Prof. Mark Johnson
T +353 91 492 266

Research areas

Areas of interest
Current projects are in biodiversity, aquaculture, fish population dynamics, intertidal ecology, zoo plankton, deep sea research, habitat mapping, conservation, marine foods and biodiscovery.

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