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Tasman Crowe

Director of the UCD Earth Institute UCD

Professor Tasman Crowe is Director of the UCD Earth Institute and a member of the School of Biology and Environmental Science at University College Dublin. He is a marine ecologist with particular interest in research applicable to environmental policy and management.  His research has characterised individual and combined impacts of a range of stressors on marine benthic ecosystems, particularly on rocky shores. He has also worked on biomonitoring tools, eco-engineering of artificial structures, stock enhancement, invasive species, marine protected areas, the consequences of biodiversity loss for ecosystem functioning and Nature's Contributions to People and the cultural value of marine ecosystems. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and has edited a book for Cambridge University Press entitled Marine ecosystems: human impacts on biodiversity, functioning and services (2015).  He is a member of the editorial board of Cambridge University Press’s Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Series, of Ireland’s National Biodiversity Forum and of Future Earth Ireland. He is currently President of the European Marine Biology Symposium series.

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