Louise Vaughan

Louise Vaughan
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology | GMIT · Marine and Freshwater Research Centre

BSc, MRes, PhD

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5 Research Items
21 Citations
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Additional affiliations
June 2011 - present
Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute
Position
  • Higher Scientific Officer
Education
October 2005 - December 2009
Ulster University
Field of study
  • Freshwater Ecology
October 2004 - October 2005
Ulster University
Field of study
  • Freshwater Ecology
October 1999 - October 2003
University College Cork
Field of study
  • Applied Ecology

Publications

Publications (24)
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Long term data, over four decades, were analysed to examine temporal trends in survival indices and phenotypic characteristics of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar returning to the Burrishoole national salmonid monitored river in Ireland. Prior to 2007, the marine drift net fishery was the major capture method for salmon in Irish home waters, accounting...
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Environmental and habitat change can have profound and complex impacts on fish. We examined an unexploited population of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) from a West of Ireland catchment. The population is long-lived and slow-growing compared to many other European eel populations. Von Bertalanffy growth curves showed decadal changes, with a trend...
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The Water Framework Directive was widely welcomed because it sought to integrate chemical and biological elements of aquatic ecosystems to achieve ‘good ecological status’, reflecting at most slight anthropogenic impact. However, implementation has been criticised because of the failure to adequately integrate these elements and assess status of th...
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We report two new occurrences of Mysis salemaai, a conservationally important glacial relict at the southern limit of its range, in Castlewellan Lake and Lough Scolban, in the North of Ireland. This increases the number of lakes in Ireland where the species has been recorded to thirteen. We consider lake area and maximum lake depth as factors that...
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The Development of Targeted Ecological Modelling Tools for Lake Management (DOLMANT) project was funded by INTERREG IVA. Project partners were The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (lead partner), University of Ulster, Trinity College Dublin, Inland Fisheries Ireland, The Irish Environmental Protection Agency and the Northern Ireland Environmenta...
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The opossum shrimp Mysis salemaai Audzijonytë & Väinölä, 2005 (previously known as M. relicta Lovén, 1862) is a euryhaline glacial relict, a stenothermic species found in northern Europe, including Ireland, and northern Siberia. We report two new occurrences of Mysis salemaai, in Castlewellan Lake and Lough Scolban, in the North of Ireland, increas...
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The invasive crustacean Hemimysis anomala was first discovered in the Republic of Ireland in April 2008. By 2009 it had extended its range to lakes throughout the navigated River Shannon waterway, occasionally occurring in large swarms in shallow waters and in lower densities at deep sites. In this study, a standardised stratified fish survey of Up...
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The physicochemical properties and species abundance of phytoplankton, macrophytes, zooplankton and fish in fifty lakes were used to develop a new framework to describe lake ecological change due to eutrophication. Analysis by regression tree and multi-response permutation test identified four lake conditions, determined by nutrient concentration (...
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Zooplankton are an important link between phytoplankton and fish in food webs. To develop ecological models for the management of small lakes in the North of Ireland, physico-chemical properties were measured and biological elements characterised (physico-chemical, phytoplankton and zooplankton on three occasions in spring, summer and autumn; macro...
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The Water Framework Directive requires the achievement of good ecological status in all surface and ground waters by 2015. The development of lake management tools requires the integration of biological, hydromorphological and physico-chemical properties, with catchment variables. The DOLMANT project will develop ecological modelling tools for larg...

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