Dr Colin Lawton

BA, PH.D

Contact Details

Lecturer (Above The Bar)
Zoology
Room 215
Ryan Institute
NUI Galway

T: 091-492335
E: colin.lawton@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

2012 Postgraduate Cert. in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, NUI Galway.
2007-Present Lecturer (Above the Bar), Zoology, NUI Galway.
2001-2007 Lecturer (Below the Bar), Zoology, NUI Galway.
2000 Postdoctorate Research, Zoology, Trinity College, Dublin.
2000-2001 Environmental Education Unit Manager, An Taisce, Ireland.
1997-1998 Postgraduate Diploma in Statistics, Trinity College, Dublin.
1996-1999 PhD in Zoology, Trinity College, Dublin "Grey squirrel ecology in managed broadleaved woodland".

Research Interests

My research group is the Animal Ecology and Conservation Unit, based in the Ryan Institute in NUI Galway. I have worked on a number of squirrel ecology projects, with particular reference to their distribution, red and grey squirrel competition, red squirrel conservation and the management of grey squirrel populations.  My research group has also investigated the use of translocation as a conservation tool for red squirrels, and the interactions between both squirrel species and pine martens. 

The ecology of small mammal populations, the control of pest species, the ecology of invasive species, mammal monitoring techniques and their applications and mammal parasitology are other areas of interest.  Other
projects include an investigation of the tardigrade (or ‘water bear’) fauna of Ireland, frog ecology in coniferous forests and fish passage at hydroelectric power stations.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Parasite dynamics in an invaded ecosystem: helminth communities of native wood mice impacted by the invasive bank vole'
Loxton, K., Lawton, C., Stafford, P. & Holland, C. (2017) 'Parasite dynamics in an invaded ecosystem: helminth communities of native wood mice impacted by the invasive bank vole'. Parasitology, [Details]
(2016) 'Modeling future range expansion and management strategies for an invasive squirrel species'
Goldstein, EA,Butler, F,Lawton, C (2016) 'Modeling future range expansion and management strategies for an invasive squirrel species'. Biological Invasions, 18 :1431-1450 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Red squirrels in the British Isles are infected with leprosy bacilli'
Avanzi, C,del-Pozo, J,Benjak, A,Stevenson, K,Simpson, VR,Busso, P,McLuckie, J,Loiseau, C,Lawton, C,Schoening, J,Shaw, DJ,Piton, J,Vera-Cabrera, L,Velarde-Felix, JS,McDermott, F,Gordon, SV,Cole, ST,Meredith, AL (2016) 'Red squirrels in the British Isles are infected with leprosy bacilli'. Science, 354 :744-747 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Tardigrada of Ireland: a review of records and an updated checklist of species, including a new addition to the Irish fauna'
De Milio, E., Lawton, C. & Marley, N.J. (2016) 'Tardigrada of Ireland: a review of records and an updated checklist of species, including a new addition to the Irish fauna'. Zookeys, 616 :77-101 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Reduced helminth parasitism in the introduced bank vole (Myodes glareolus): more parasites lost than gained'
Loxton, K., Lawton, C., Stafford, P. & Holland, C. (2016) 'Reduced helminth parasitism in the introduced bank vole (Myodes glareolus): more parasites lost than gained'. International Journal For Parasitology, 5 (2):175-183 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Frontier population dynamics of an invasive squirrel species: Do introduced populations function differently than those in the native range?'
Goldstein, EA,Butler, F,Lawton, C (2015) 'Frontier population dynamics of an invasive squirrel species: Do introduced populations function differently than those in the native range?'. Biological Invasions, 17 :1181-1197 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Age estimation of roadkill pine martens (Martes martes)'
Stuart, P. & Lawton, C. (2015) 'Age estimation of roadkill pine martens (Martes martes)'. Irish Naturalists Journal, 34 (1):73-74 [Details]
(2015) 'Distribution of the non-native hazel dormouse, Muscardinus avellanarius, in Ireland'
Sheehy, E. & Lawton, C. (2015) 'Distribution of the non-native hazel dormouse, Muscardinus avellanarius, in Ireland'. Irish Naturalists' Journal, 34 (1):13-16 [Details]
(2014) 'Locating species range frontiers: a cost and efficiency comparison of citizen science and hair-tube survey methods for use in tracking an invasive squirrel'
Goldstein, EA,Lawton, C,Sheehy, E,Butler, F (2014) 'Locating species range frontiers: a cost and efficiency comparison of citizen science and hair-tube survey methods for use in tracking an invasive squirrel'. Wildlife Research, 41 :64-75 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Population crash in an invasive species following the recovery of a native predator: the case of the American grey squirrel and the European pine marten in Ireland'
Sheehy, E,Lawton, C (2014) 'Population crash in an invasive species following the recovery of a native predator: the case of the American grey squirrel and the European pine marten in Ireland'. Biodiversity And Conservation, 23 :753-774 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'A non-invasive approach to determining pine marten abundance and predation'
Sheehy, E,O'Meara, DB,O'Reilly, C,Smart, A,Lawton, C (2014) 'A non-invasive approach to determining pine marten abundance and predation'. European Journal Of Wildlife Research, 60 :223-236 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Non-invasive multi-species monitoring: real-time PCR detection of small mammal and squirrel prey DNA in pine marten (Martes martes) scats'
O'Meara, DB,Sheehy, E,Turner, PD,O'Mahony, D,Harrington, AP,Denman, H,Lawton, C,MacPherson, J,O'Reilly, C (2014) 'Non-invasive multi-species monitoring: real-time PCR detection of small mammal and squirrel prey DNA in pine marten (Martes martes) scats'. Acta Theriologica, 59 :111-117 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'REPRODUCTION OF COMMON FROGS, RANA TEMPORARIA, IN A MANAGED CONIFER FOREST AND BOG LANDSCAPE IN WESTERN IRELAND'
Dibner, RR,Lawton, C,Marnell, F (2014) 'REPRODUCTION OF COMMON FROGS, RANA TEMPORARIA, IN A MANAGED CONIFER FOREST AND BOG LANDSCAPE IN WESTERN IRELAND'. Herpetological Conservation And Biology, 9 :38-47 [Details]
(2013) 'Investigating the role of wild carnivores in the epidemiology of bovine neosporosis'
Stuart, P,Zintl, A,De Waal, T,Mulcahy, G,Hawkins, C,Lawton, C (2013) 'Investigating the role of wild carnivores in the epidemiology of bovine neosporosis'. Parasitology, 140 :296-302 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'A coprological survey of parasites of wild carnivores in Ireland'
Stuart, P,Golden, O,Zintl, A,de Waal, T,Mulcahy, G,McCarthy, E,Lawton, C (2013) 'A coprological survey of parasites of wild carnivores in Ireland'. Parasitology Research, 112 :3587-3593 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Skrjabingylus nasicola (Leuckart 1842) as a parasite of Irish stoats (Mustela erminea hibernica)'
Buckley, K.P., Stuart, P., Lawton, C. & Sleeman, D.P. (2013) 'Skrjabingylus nasicola (Leuckart 1842) as a parasite of Irish stoats (Mustela erminea hibernica)'. Irish Naturalists Journal, [Details]
(2013) 'First confirmed record of hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) in the wild in Ireland'
Marnell, F., Donoher, D., Sheehy, E. & Lawton, C. (2013) 'First confirmed record of hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) in the wild in Ireland'. Irish Naturalists' Journal, 33 (1):77-78 [Details]
(2012) 'Range expansion in an invasive species: influence of landscape, habitat quality and life history'
White, T.A., Lundy, M.G., Montgomery, W.I., Perkins, S.E., Lawton, C., Meehan, J., Hayden, T.J., Reid, N. & Searle, J.B. (2012) 'Range expansion in an invasive species: influence of landscape, habitat quality and life history'. Biological Invasions, 14 :2203-2215 [Details]
(2011) 'Sinus worm (Skrjabingylus nasicola) infection in American mink (Mustela vison) in Ireland'
Hawkins, CJ; Stuart, P; Heddergott, M; Lawton, C (2011) 'Sinus worm (Skrjabingylus nasicola) infection in American mink (Mustela vison) in Ireland'. Irish Naturalists' Journal, 31 (2):108-112 [Details]
(2010) 'Biliary parasite Pseudamphistomum truncatum (Opistorchiidae) in American mink (Mustela vison) and Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) in Ireland'
Hawkins, CJ,Caffrey, JM,Stuart, P,Lawton, C (2010) 'Biliary parasite Pseudamphistomum truncatum (Opistorchiidae) in American mink (Mustela vison) and Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) in Ireland'. Parasitology Research, 107 :993-997 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'First record of Skrjabingylus petrowi (Nematode: Metastrongyloidea) in a pine marten Martes martes from Ireland'
Stuart, P,Hawkins, CJ,Sleeman, DP,Lawton, C (2010) 'First record of Skrjabingylus petrowi (Nematode: Metastrongyloidea) in a pine marten Martes martes from Ireland'. European Journal Of Wildlife Research, 56 :679-680 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'The consequences of introducing non-indigenous species: two case studies, the grey squirrel in Europe and the brushtail possum in New Zealand'
Lawton, C,Cowan, P,Bertolino, S,Lurz, PWW,Peters, AR (2010) 'The consequences of introducing non-indigenous species: two case studies, the grey squirrel in Europe and the brushtail possum in New Zealand'. Revue Scientifique Et Technique-Office International Des Epizooties, 29 :287-297 [Details]
(2009) 'The translocation and post release settlement of red squirrels Sciurus vulgaris to a previously uninhabited woodland'
Poole, A,Lawton, C (2009) 'The translocation and post release settlement of red squirrels Sciurus vulgaris to a previously uninhabited woodland'. Biodiversity And Conservation, 18 :3205-3218 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Morphological diversity of the red squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, in Ireland'
Finnegan, L,Poole, A,Lawton, C,Rochford, J (2009) 'Morphological diversity of the red squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris, in Ireland'. European Journal Of Wildlife Research, 55 :145-151 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'The recovery of grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) populations after intensive control programmes'
Lawton, C,Rochford, J (2007) 'The recovery of grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) populations after intensive control programmes'. Biology And Environment-Proceedings Of The Royal Irish Academy, 107B :19-29 [Details]
(2007) 'Wild mammals of an Irish urban forest'
Haigh, A. & Lawton, C.  (2007) 'Wild mammals of an Irish urban forest'. Irish Naturalist's Journal, 28 (10):395-403 [Details]
(2006) 'Bank vole Clethrionomys glareolus in Galway'
McHugh, M. & Lawton, C (2006) 'Bank vole Clethrionomys glareolus in Galway'. Irish Naturalist'S Journal, 28 (5) [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)'
Lawton, C. (2016) 'Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)' In: Atlas of Mammals in Ireland 2010-2015. Waterford: National Biodiversity Data Centre. [Details]
(2016) 'Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)'
Lawton, C. (2016) 'Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)' In: Atlas of Mammals in Ireland 2010-2015. Waterford: National Biodiversity Data Centre. [Details]
(2016) 'Mammal Research in Ireland'
Lawton, C. (2016) 'Mammal Research in Ireland' In: Atlas of Mammals in Ireland 2010-2015. Waterford: National Biodiversity Data Centre. [Details]
(2016) 'Ranging behaviour, density and social structure in grey squirrels'
Lawton, C., Shuttleworth, C. & Kenward, R. (2016) 'Ranging behaviour, density and social structure in grey squirrels' In: The Grey Squirrel: Ecology & Management of an Invasive Species in Europe. Warwickshire: European Squirrel Initiative. [Details]
(2016) 'Predicting grey squirrel spread in Ireland: spatial tools for future management of an invasive species'
Flaherty, M., Goldstein, E.A. & Lawton C. (2016) 'Predicting grey squirrel spread in Ireland: spatial tools for future management of an invasive species' In: The Grey Squirrel: Ecology & Management of an Invasive Species in Europe. Warwickshire: European Squirrel Initiative. [Details]
(2015) 'Predators of red and grey squirrels in their natural and introduced ranges'
Sheehy, E. & Lawton, C. (2015) 'Predators of red and grey squirrels in their natural and introduced ranges' In: Red Squirrels: Ecology, Conservation & Management in Europe. Wales: European Squirrel initiative. [Details]
(2015) 'Reintroductions and Translocation of Red Squirrels within Europe'
Lawton, C., Waters. C. & Shuttleworth, C. (2015) 'Reintroductions and Translocation of Red Squirrels within Europe' In: Red Squirrels: Ecology, Conservation & Management in Europe. Wales: European Squirrel Initiative. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2014) American Fisheries Society 144th Annual Meeting
McCarthy, T.K., Grennan, J., Nowak, D., MacNamara, R., Bateman, A., Lawton, C. & Doherty, D. (2014) Management of European Eel Spawner Escapement in an Irish River Used for Hydroelectricity Generation American Fisheries Society 144th Annual Meeting [Details]
(2012) All-Ireland Mammal Symposium 2009
Lawton, C. (2012) Squirrels in forests - A discussion document presented at the All-Ireland Mammal Symposium: Mammals and Forests Workshop . In: Butler, F. & Kelleher, C eds. All-Ireland Mammal Symposium 2009 Waterford, , pp.85-86 [Details]
(2005) Irish Red Squirrel Conservation Symposium
Poole, A. & Lawton, C. (2005) The use of translocation to augment red squirrel distribution in Ireland Irish Red Squirrel Conservation Symposium NUI Galway, [Details]
(1999) 3rd NPI Red Alert UK Forum for Red Squirrel Conservation
O'Teangana, D; Reilly, S; Lawton, C (1999) Red and grey squirrels in Ireland: an overview 3rd NPI Red Alert UK Forum for Red Squirrel Conservation [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2016) A guide to the identification of Irish mammal hair. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 92.
Cornally, A. & Lawton, C. (2016) A guide to the identification of Irish mammal hair. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 92. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dublin. [Details]
(2015) Irish Squirrel Survey 2012. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 89.
Lawton , C, Flaherty , M, Goldstein , EA, Sheehy, E and Carey , M (2015) Irish Squirrel Survey 2012. Irish Wildlife Manuals, No. 89. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Arts , Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland. [Details]
(2011) Red Squirrel Translocation in Ireland. Irish Wildlife Manuals No. 51. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Dublin, Ireland.
Waters, C. and Lawton, C. (2011) Red Squirrel Translocation in Ireland. Irish Wildlife Manuals No. 51. National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Dublin, Ireland. NPWS, Dublin. [Details]
(2007) The Irish Squirrel Survey 2007. COFORD, Dublin.
Carey, M., Hamilton, G., Poole, A. & Lawton, C.  (2007) The Irish Squirrel Survey 2007. COFORD, Dublin. COFORD, Dublin. [Details]
(2003) Controlling grey squirrel damage in Irish broad leaved woodlands. COFORD Connects, Silviculture/Management,?Council for Forestry Research and Development.
Lawton, C. (2003) Controlling grey squirrel damage in Irish broad leaved woodlands. COFORD Connects, Silviculture/Management,?Council for Forestry Research and Development. COFORD, Dublin. [Details]
(2000) The ecology of the grey squirrel in relation to broadleaved woodland in Ireland COFORD Report 2-5-95.
Lawton, C; Rochford, M (2000) The ecology of the grey squirrel in relation to broadleaved woodland in Ireland COFORD Report 2-5-95. COFORD, Dublin. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2017) International Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage,
Lenihan, E., McCarthy, T.K., and Lawton, C. (2017) Effects of regulated flow on nocturnal patterns of silver-phase European eel migration upstream of an Irish hydropower plant. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage, Corvalis, Oregon, USA , 19-JUN-17 - 21-JUN-17. [Details]
(2016) UCD School of Veterinary Medicine Seminar,
Lawton, C. (2016) Squirrels in Ireland – The Impacts of Competition, Predation and Disease. [Invited Oral Presentation], UCD School of Veterinary Medicine Seminar, UCD School of Veterinary Science , 16-NOV-16. [Details]
(2016) The 2nd All-Ireland Pine Marten Symposium, October 14th – 16th, 2016,
Lawton, C., Sheehy, E. & Flaherty, M. (2016) Further evidence of the impact of pine marten on Irish grey squirrel populations. [Oral Presentation], The 2nd All-Ireland Pine Marten Symposium, October 14th – 16th, 2016, Ring of Gullion, Armagh, Ireland , 14-OCT-16 - 16-OCT-16. [Details]
(2015) The 7th International Colloquium on Arboreal Squirrels,
Flaherty, M. & Lawton, C. (2015) Using species distribution models and landscape connectivity analysis to develop management strategies for squirrel conservation. [Oral Presentation], The 7th International Colloquium on Arboreal Squirrels, Helsinki, Finland , 01-JUN-15 - 05-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015) The 7th International Colloquium on Arboreal Squirrels,
Goldstein, E. A., Butler, F. & Lawton, C. (2015) Comparing dynamics of frontier and established invasive grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) populations. [Oral Presentation], The 7th International Colloquium on Arboreal Squirrels, Helsinki, Finland , 01-JUN-15 - 05-JUN-15. [Details]
(2014) 14th Rodens et Spatium, International Conference on Rodent Biology,
Goldstein, E. A., Butler, F. & Lawton, C. (2014) Comparative demography of invasive squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) populations: Implications for modelling future expansion and control strategies. [Oral Presentation], 14th Rodens et Spatium, International Conference on Rodent Biology, Lisbon, Portugal , 28-JUL-14 - 02-AUG-14. [Details]
(2014) 14th Rodens et Spatium, International Conference on Rodent Biology,
Flaherty, M. & Lawton, C. (2014) An investigation into the potential dispersal and future distribution of an invasive rodent species. [Oral Presentation], 14th Rodens et Spatium, International Conference on Rodent Biology, Lisbon, Portugal , 28-JUL-14 - 02-AUG-14. [Details]
(2014) 14th Rodens et Spatium, International Conference on Rodent Biology,
Goldstein, E. A., Lawton, C., Sheehy, E. & Butler, F. (2014) A cost and efficiency comparison of novel citizen science methods and traditional hair tube field surveys for tracking the range frontier of an invasive squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). [Oral Presentation], 14th Rodens et Spatium, International Conference on Rodent Biology, Lisbon, Portugal , 28-JUL-14 - 02-AUG-14. [Details]
(2013) 11th International Mammalogical Congress,
Goldstein, E. A. , Lawton, C., Butler, F. & Quinn, J. L. (2013) Personality traits of eastern grey squirrel populations at the invasion frontier in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], 11th International Mammalogical Congress, Queen's University, Belfast , 11-AUG-13 - 16-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013) UK Mammal Society Conference 2013,
Sheehy, E., O'Meara, D., O'Reilly, C. & Lawton, C. (2013) A red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) population in competitive release from the invasive grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). [Oral Presentation], UK Mammal Society Conference 2013, University of Exeter, Exeter, England , 20-APR-13 - 22-APR-13. [Details]
(2013) First National Conference in Red Squirrel Conservation,
Lawton, C. (2013) Squirrels in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], First National Conference in Red Squirrel Conservation, University of Exeter, Exeter, England , 19-APR-13. [Details]
(2012) European Mustelid Colloquium,
Sheehy, E., O'Meara, D., O'Reilly, C. & Lawton, C. (2012) Distribution, density and diet of the European pine marten (Marets martes) in the midlands and east of Ireland, as determined by the molecular analysis of non-invasively collected samples. [Oral Presentation], European Mustelid Colloquium, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin , 31-OCT-12. [Details]
(2012) All Ireland Mammal Symposium,
Goldstein, E., Lawton, C. & Butler, F. (2012) The southern range exapansion of the grey squirrel in Ireland: determining the frontier and surveying the population. [Poster Presentation], All Ireland Mammal Symposium, National Botanic Gardens, Dublin , 26-OCT-12 - 27-OCT-12. [Details]
(2011) UK Mammal Society Conference 2011,
O'Meara, D., Turner, P., Coffey, L., O'Reilly, C., Sheehy, E. & Lawton, C. (2011) The DNA toolbox for squirrel monitoring. [Oral Presentation], UK Mammal Society Conference 2011, Nottingham University, Nottingham, England , 15-APR-11 - 17-APR-11. [Details]
(2011) UK Mammal Society Conference 2011,
McAney, K., Lawton, C., Messenger, J., O'Reilly, C. & Turner, P. (2011) A pilot study to test hair tubes as a means of detecting the Irish stoat (Mustela erminea hibernia) along hedgerows in Co. Galway. [Oral Presentation], UK Mammal Society Conference 2011, Nottingham University, Nottingham, England , 15-APR-11 - 17-APR-11. [Details]
(2011) UK Mammal Society Conference 2011,
Sheehy, E; Lawton, C (2011) The disappearance of grey squirrels in the midland regions of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], UK Mammal Society Conference 2011, Nottingham University, Nottingham, England , 15-APR-11 - 17-APR-11. [Details]
(2011) UK Mammal Society Conference 2011,
Waters, C; Lawton, C (2011) Post translocation colonisation of Irish woodlands by red squirrels. [Oral Presentation], UK Mammal Society Conference 2011, Nottingham University, Nottingham, England , 15-APR-11 - 17-APR-11. [Details]
(2010) Mammal Society Conference,
Stuart, P; Mulcahy, G; Lawton, C (2010) Is bovine neosporosis more bad news for Irish mammalian carnivores?. [Oral Presentation], Mammal Society Conference, Bangor University, Wales , 26-MAR-10 - 28-MAR-10. [Details]
(2010) International Congress of Parasitology,
McCarthy, E., Halova, D., Zintl, A., Mulcahy, G., Stuart, P., Lawton, C., De Waal, T. (2010) Studies on Toxoplasma gondii in Irish wildlife. [Oral Presentation], International Congress of Parasitology, Melbourne, Australia , 15-AUG-10 - 20-AUG-10. [Details]
(2010) The 20th Annual Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (ENVIRON),
Dibner, R; Lawton, C (2010) Do frogs prefer bogs or logs?. [Oral Presentation], The 20th Annual Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (ENVIRON), Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland , 17-FEB-10 - 19-FEB-10. [Details]
(2009) All Ireland Mammal Symposium,
Stuart, P., Mulcahy, G. & Lawton, C. (2009) The role of Irish wild mustelids and canids in the epidemiology of bovine neosporosis in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], All Ireland Mammal Symposium, Waterford, Ireland , 06-NOV-09 - 08-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009) All Ireland Mammal Symposium,
Lawton, C (2009) Irish Woodland Mammals: Squirrels. [Oral Presentation], All Ireland Mammal Symposium, Waterford, Ireland , 06-NOV-09 - 08-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009) All Ireland Mammal Symposium,
Waters, C; Lawton, C (2009) The post-release monitoring of two translocated populations of red squirrels in the west of Ireland. [Oral Presentation], All Ireland Mammal Symposium, Waterford, Ireland , 06-NOV-09 - 08-NOV-09. [Details]
(2008) Teagasc Agricultural Research Forum,
Quinn, N. & Lawton, C. (2008) Implications of Sheep Grazing on the Population Dynamics of Small Mammals in the West of Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Teagasc Agricultural Research Forum, Teagasc , 03-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008) Mammal Society Conference,
Stuart, P. & Lawton, C. (2008) What's on a stoat's mind? High burdens of skull worms. [Poster Presentation], Mammal Society Conference, York, England , 13-APR-08 - 15-APR-08. [Details]
(2008) Mammal Society Conference,
Hawkins, C. & Lawton, C. (2008) The control of mink in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Mammal Society Conference, York, England , 13-APR-08 - 15-APR-08. [Details]
(2007) European Union Conference on Immunocontraception in Grey Squirrels,
Lawton, C (2007) Immunocontraception in Pest Mammals: Ecological Impact and Population Dynamics. [Invited Oral Presentation], European Union Conference on Immunocontraception in Grey Squirrels, Brussels, Belgium , 21-NOV-07. [Details]
(2007) Teagasc Agricultural Research Forum,
Quinn, N. & Lawton, C. (2007) The population dynamics of pygmy shrews under three land use regimes. [Oral Presentation], Teagasc Agricultural Research Forum, Teagasc , 01-MAR-07. [Details]
(2006) The Fourth International Tree Squirrel Colloquium,
Lawton, C. & Poole, A. (2006) The use of translocation in the conservation of the red squirrel. [Oral Presentation], The Fourth International Tree Squirrel Colloquium, Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala, India , 22-MAR-06 - 29-MAR-06. [Details]
(2006) Teagasc Agricultural Research Forum,
Quinn, N. & Lawton, C. (2006) The impact of hill sheep on the population dynamics of wood mice. [Poster Presentation], Teagasc Agricultural Research Forum, Teagasc , 01-MAR-06. [Details]
(2006) Postgraduate Ecology Forum,
Hawkins, C. & Lawton, C. (2006) The control of American mink in Ireland. [Poster Presentation], Postgraduate Ecology Forum, UCC , 01-MAY-06. [Details]
(2005) Irish Red Squirrel Conservation Symposium,
Lawton, C. (2005) Proceedings of the Irish Red Squirrel Conservation Symposium. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Irish Red Squirrel Conservation Symposium, NUI Galway , 22-APR-05. [Details]
(2005) Embark Initiative IRCSET Award Annual Seminar,
Poole, A. & Lawton, C. (2005) The ecology of the red squirrel in the west of Ireland, with a view to potential translocation opportunities to uninhabited areas of Connemara. 3 - Translocating red squirrels. [Poster Presentation], Embark Initiative IRCSET Award Annual Seminar, IRCSET , 01-APR-05. [Details]
(2004) QUERCUS All-Ireland mammal workshop,
Poole, A. & Lawton, C. (2004) Finding the red squirrel a safe home. [Oral Presentation], QUERCUS All-Ireland mammal workshop, Queen's University, Belfast , 01-JUN-04. [Details]
(2004) Embark Initiative IRCSET Awards Annual Seminar,
Poole, A. & Lawton, C. (2004) The ecology of the red squirrel in the west of Ireland, with a view to potential translocation opportunities to uninhabited areas of Connemara. 2 - Sourcing red squirrels. [Poster Presentation], Embark Initiative IRCSET Awards Annual Seminar, IRCSET , 01-APR-04. [Details]
(2004) COFORD Mammal Conference,
Lawton, C. & Poole, A. (2004) Irish grey squirrel population dynamics: The consequences for best control practice. [Oral Presentation], COFORD Mammal Conference, Dublin , 01-MAY-04. [Details]
(2003) Embark Initiative Award Annual Seminar,
Poole, A. & Lawton, C. (2003) The ecology of the red squirrel in the west of Ireland, with a view to potential translocation opportunities to uninhabited areas of Connemara. 1 - Introduction and Methodology. [Poster Presentation], Embark Initiative Award Annual Seminar, IRCSET , 01-APR-03. [Details]
(1999) National Communication for Biology 1999 Seminar, Biological Invaders: The Impact of Exotic Species,
Lawton, C. & Rochford, J. M. (1999) Is there a future for hardwood forestry in Ireland? The impact of grey squirrels on Irish woodland. [Poster Presentation], National Communication for Biology 1999 Seminar, Biological Invaders: The Impact of Exotic Species, Royal Irish Academy , 01-APR-99. [Details]
(2017) The 1st UK International Eel Science Symposium – ‘Science into Management’,
McCarthy, T. K., Lawton, C., Nowak, D., Lenihan, E. (2017) Conservation fishing of silver–phase European eel (Anguilla anguilla) for release downstream of hydropower dams in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], The 1st UK International Eel Science Symposium – ‘Science into Management’, London, UK , 13-JUN-17 - 15-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017) The 1st UK International Eel Science Symposium – ‘Science into Management’,
Lenihan, E., McCarthy, T. K., Lawton, C., Nowak, D. (2017) Surveying downstream migrating silver eel (Anguilla anguilla) with an acoustic (DIDSON) camera and analysis of daily catch patterns at a nearby eel fishing weir. [Poster Presentation], The 1st UK International Eel Science Symposium – ‘Science into Management’, London, UK , 13-JUN-17 - 15-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017) 7th Annual IFM Specialist Conference. ‘Renewable Energy and Fisheries – Plugging the Gap’,
McCarthy, T. K., Lenihan, E., Lawton, C., Nowak, D. (2017) Silver eel production and escapement in Irish hydropower impacted rivers: Development of new monitoring protocols. [Oral Presentation], 7th Annual IFM Specialist Conference. ‘Renewable Energy and Fisheries – Plugging the Gap’, Newport, Wales , 25-APR-17 - 26-APR-17. [Details]
(2016) International Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage,
McCarthy, T. K., Nowak, D. & Lawton, C. (2016) Ocean connections: Silver eel (Anguilla anguilla) production, spawner biomass escapement and mitigation of hydropower eel mortalities and mitigation of hydropower eel mortalities in the River Erne, Ireland. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA , 20-JUN-16 - 24-JUN-16. [Details]
(2015) Institute of Fisheries Management Fish Passage Workshop,
McCarthy TK, MacNamara R, Grennan J, Nowak D, Bateman A, Lawton C & Doherty D (2015) Management of downstream migrating eel populations in Irish hydropower regulated rivers. [Oral Presentation], Institute of Fisheries Management Fish Passage Workshop, Peterborough, UK , 10-NOV-15 - 13-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015) The 7th International Colloquium on Arboreal Squirrels,
Lawton, C., Flaherty, M., Goldstein, E. A., Sheehy, E. & Carey, M. (2015) The 2012 Irish Squirrel Survey. [Poster Presentation], The 7th International Colloquium on Arboreal Squirrels, Helsinki, Finland , 01-JUN-15 - 05-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015) International Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage,
McCarthy TK, Grennan J, Lawton C, MacNamara R & Doherty D (2015) Effects of light on natural populations of European eel in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage, Groningen, Netherlands , 22-JUN-15 - 26-JUN-15. [Details]
(2014) Queen's University Belfast Seminar,
Lawton, C. (2014) Turning the tide: Changes to squirrel distributions in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], Queen's University Belfast Seminar, Queen's University, Belfast , 11-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014) International Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage,
McCarthy TK, Grennan J, Nowak D, MacNamara R, Lawton C & Doherty D (2014) Conservation of Anguilla anguilla in Ireland by trap and transport of silver-phase eels from sites upstream of hydropower dams. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage, Madison, WI, USA , 08-JUN-14 - 12-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014) 1st All-Ireland Pine Marten Symposium,
Sheehy E & Lawton C (2014) The role of the pine marten in Irish squirrel population dynamics. [Oral Presentation], 1st All-Ireland Pine Marten Symposium, Galway, Ireland , 01-MAY-14. [Details]
(2013) International Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage,
McCarthy TK, Egan F, MacNamara R, Nowak D, Bateman A, Lawton C, Doherty D, Grealy N (2013) Juvenile Eel Recruitment in the River Shannon, Ireland: Impact of Hydropower, Development of Mitigation Measures and Decline in Eel Numbers. [Oral Presentation], International Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage, Oregon State University, USA , 25-JUN-13 - 27-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) 11th International Mammalogical Congress,
Flaherty, M., Carey, M., Goldstein, E., Sheehy, E. & Lawton, C. (2013) Demise of the previously invasive grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in the Shannon Region, Ireland. [Poster Presentation], 11th International Mammalogical Congress, Queen's University, Belfast , 11-AUG-13 - 16-AUG-13. [Details]

Catalog

  Year Publication
(2011) The Zoology and Marine Biology Museum.
Kavannagh F, Lawless A, Lawton C, MacLoughlin E, Quinn A, McCormack GP, Arthur W (2011) The Zoology and Marine Biology Museum. Catalog [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2005) Threatened Irish Wildlife - Red Squirrel. National? Parks and Wildlife Service, DoEHLG.
Lawton, C. (2005) Threatened Irish Wildlife - Red Squirrel. National? Parks and Wildlife Service, DoEHLG. Other Item [Details]

Non Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2006) Belleek Wood as a potential site for red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) - An Assessment. National Parks and Wildlife Service Report.
Lawton, C (2006) Belleek Wood as a potential site for red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) - An Assessment. National Parks and Wildlife Service Report. Non Published Reports [Details]
(2000) Red squirrel distribution and habitat use in north County Wicklow.
Lawton, C; Rochford, JM (2000) Red squirrel distribution and habitat use in north County Wicklow. Non Published Reports [Details]

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2011 Reilly Dibner Msc Y
2016 Margaret Flaherty PhD Y
2007 Alan Poole PhD Y
2010 Peter Stuart PhD Y
2010 Niamh Quinn PhD Y
2015 Karen Loxton PhD
2012 Catherine Waters PhD Y
2011 Conall Hawkins PhD Y
2013 Emma Sheehy PhD Y
2014 Emily Goldstein PhD
2009 Cameron Clotworthy Msc Y

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Eamonn Lenihan Masters - Research - Master of Science Supervisor
Anne Bateman Doctorate - Structured PhD (Science) Supervisor
Laura O Flynn Doctorate - Structured PhD (Science) Supervisor
Erica De Milio Doctorate - Structured PhD (Science) Supervisor

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2016/17 Biology BO101
2016/17 Phylogenetics and Conservation ZO418
2016/17 Applied Ecology ZO315
2016/17 Vertebrate Zoology ZO209
2016/17 Biometry - Statistics for Biologists ZO509
2016/17 Practical skills in Zoology ZO419
2016/17 Biometry ZO415