Congratulations to Neil Coughlan: MSc submitted

Congratulations to Neil Coughlan who submitted his MSc thesis to the UCC graduate school on 8 January 2016. The title of his thesis is “Up, up and away: bird-mediated epizoochorous dispersal, an overlooked link between aquatic environments”.

Neil Coughlan presents his MSc thesis
Neil Coughlan presents his MSc thesis

Neil was jointly supervised by Dr. Tom Kelly and Prof. Marcel Jansen.

The central focus of Neil’s MSc work was bird-mediated, epizoochorous dispersal of aquatic plants. To ascertain whether aquatic plants entangled between bird feathers can be dispersed by birds, Neil analysed the microclimate between the feathers, and assessed the likelihood of plant survival under these conditions. Continue reading Congratulations to Neil Coughlan: MSc submitted