Guest speakers

Keynote speakers
Prof. Xavier Lambin, University of Aberdeen
Prof. Lambin is Professor of Ecology and leads the Population Ecology Research Group at the University of Aberdeen. His vast array of work has focused on areas such as metapopulation dynamics, invasive species management, plant-herbivore interactions and the impacts of disease.
Dr Simon Berrow, IWDG and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Dr Berrow is the founder of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) in Ireland and a lecturer at Galway-Mayo Instititue of Technology. Simon has worked on many cetacean species around Ireland and has also carried out surveys on basking sharks and a variety of seabirds in Ireland.

Invited Speakers

Mammals in a Sustainable Environment (MISE)
Speaker: Dr Catherine O’Reilly, Waterford Institute of Technology
MISE is a project funded by the European Regional Development Fund under the Ireland Wales Programme 2007-2013 (INTERREG IVA), and will set out to foster involvement of communities in Ireland and Wales in mammal conservation. The project combines survey work with DNA technologies to monitor species and individuals/populations.
Invasive Species Ireland (ISI)
Speaker: John Kelly
Invasive Species Ireland is a joint venture between the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. For more information, see the ISI website hosting the AIMS2012 website!
Invasive Species Ireland

Invasive Species Ireland