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"There are plenty of opportunities for collaborations which have already proven to be helpful with the development of my PhD project."


  • Since 2021:  PhD studies
  • 2019-2020:  MSc in Data Science, Institute of Technology, Carlow
    Thesis:  Determining the Effect of Bleaching in Corals Reefs on Fish Biodiversity, on a Global Scale, Using Secondary Data
  • 2017-2019:  MSc in Marine Biology, University of Groningen, Netherlands
    Thesis 1:  “What determines the distribution of stickleback morphotype in the Baltic Sea”
    Thesis 2:  “Genetic regulation of bleaching pathways in the reef-building coral Pocillopora”
  • 2012-2016:  BSc in General Science, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
    Thesis:  “Monitoring cold-water coral reefs with special reference to anthropogenic impacts on the Giant Mounds, Porcupine Bank on the West coast of Ireland”


Working Experience

  • 03/2019 - 06/2019:  Research Assistant
    Gate’s Lab, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology – Kāne ‘ohe Bay, USA
  • 05/2018 - 06/2018:  Research Assistant
    Eriksson Lab, University of Groningen, Netherlands

    Yanos, C.L., Haanstra, E.P., Colgan Carey, F., Passmore, S.A., Eklöf, J.S., Bergström, U., Hansen, J.P., Fontaine, M.C., Maan, M.E. and Eriksson, B.K., 2021. Predator biomass and vegetation influence the coastal distribution of threespine stickleback morphotypes. Ecology and Evolution11(18), pp.12485-12496.

    Majerova, E., Carey, F.C., Drury, C. and Gates, R.D., 2021. Preconditioning improves bleaching tolerance in the reef‐building coral Pocillopora acuta through modulations in the programmed cell death pathways. Molecular Ecology30(14), pp.3560-3574.