Research Profile

Anne Oxbrough

BIOGRAPHY

Research Interests

Anne is currently on secondment from UCC at the University of Alberta, Canada on an IRCSET-Marie Curie International Mobility Fellowship. The Fellowship involves a two year secondment at the University of Alberta under the supervision of Professor John Spence with the third and final year completed at UCC with Professor John O'Halloran. This project examines the influence of forest management on a range of ground-dwelling invertebrate taxa in mixedwood forests and aims to identify structural and functional indicators of their diversity. Previous postdoctoral research has examined terrestrial invertebrate diversity in a range of plantation forests and native woodlands across Ireland (http://www.ucc.ie/en/planforbio/ ). Anne completed her PhD thesis in 2006 at UCC, which focused on spiders in Irish plantation forests. General research interests include forest ecology, invertebrate taxonomy, sustainable management of terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity assessment.

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(1999)'Páramo spiders of Volcán Chiles, Ecuador'
Oxbrough, A; Ramsay, P.M; (1999) 'Páramo spiders of Volcán Chiles, Ecuador' In: Ramsay, P. M (eds). The Ecology of Volcán Chiles: high-altitude ecosystems on the Ecuador-Colombia border. Plymouth: Pebble & Shell. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2008)'IRISH SPIDERS (ARACHNIDA: ARANEAE) COLLECTED DURING A FIVE YEAR, ISLAND-WIDE STUDY INCLUDING 696 NEW COUNTY RECORDS'
Oxbrough, A; (2008) 'IRISH SPIDERS (ARACHNIDA: ARANEAE) COLLECTED DURING A FIVE YEAR, ISLAND-WIDE STUDY INCLUDING 696 NEW COUNTY RECORDS' [Details]
(2010)'Ground-dwelling invertebrates in reforested conifer plantations'
Oxbrough, A; Irwin, S; Kelly, T.C; O'Halloran, J.; (2010) 'Ground-dwelling invertebrates in reforested conifer plantations' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Can Malaise traps be used to sample spiders for biodiversity assessment?'
Oxbrough, A; Gittings, T; Kelly, TC; O'Halloran, J; (2010) 'Can Malaise traps be used to sample spiders for biodiversity assessment?' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Identifying practical indicators of biodiversity for stand-level management of plantation forests'
Smith, GF,Gittings, T,Wilson, M,French, L,Oxbrough, A,O'Donoghue, S,O'Halloran, J,Kelly, DL,Mitchell, FJG,Kelly, T,Iremonger, S,Mckee, AM,Giller, P; (2008) 'Identifying practical indicators of biodiversity for stand-level management of plantation forests' [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Biodiversity of the ground-dwelling spider fauna of afforestation habitats'
Oxbrough, AG,Gittings, T,O'Halloran, J,Giller, PS,Kelly, TC; (2007) 'Biodiversity of the ground-dwelling spider fauna of afforestation habitats' [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'The initial effects of afforestation on the ground-dwelling spider fauna of Irish peatlands and grasslands'
Oxbrough, AG,Gittings, T,O'Halloran, J,Giller, PS,Kelly, TC; (2006) 'The initial effects of afforestation on the ground-dwelling spider fauna of Irish peatlands and grasslands' [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'The influence of open space on ground-dwelling spider assemblages within plantation forests'
Oxbrough, AG,Gittings, T,O'Halloran, J,Giller, PS,Kelly, TC; (2006) 'The influence of open space on ground-dwelling spider assemblages within plantation forests' [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Structural indicators of spider communities across the forest plantation cycle'
Oxbrough, AG,Gittings, T,O'Halloran, J,Giller, PS,Smith, GF; (2005) 'Structural indicators of spider communities across the forest plantation cycle' [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2010)Entomological Society of Alberta Annual Meeting
Oxbrough, A., French, V., Irwin, S., Kelly, T.C. , and O¿Halloran, J; (2010) : Can highly managed forests support a diverse invertebrate fauna? Spiders, Carabid beetles and moths in Irish plantations and native woodlands Entomological Society of Alberta Annual Meeting Lethbrigde, AB, Canada, , 14-OCT-10 - 16-OCT-10 [Details]
(2010)XXIII IUFRO World Congress
Oxbrough A., French, V., Irwin, S., Kelly T. C., O'Halloran, J; (2010) Spiders, beetles and moths in exotic plantations and native woodlands: indicators of forest biodiversity at stand and landscape scales XXIII IUFRO World Congress Seoul, Korea, , 23-AUG-10 - 28-AUG-10 [Details]
(2008)IUFRO Biodiversity in Ecosystems and Landscapes Conference
Oxbrough, A., Kelly, T., Irwin, S., J. O¿Halloran; (2008) Biodiversity indicators of ground-dwelling spiders in Irish plantation IUFRO Biodiversity in Ecosystems and Landscapes Conference Kamloops, BC, Canada, , 05-AUG-08 - 08-AUG-08 [Details]
(2005)Forest Research and development in Ireland 2004-underpinnig industry development
Wilson, MW, Gittings, T, O¿Halloran J, Smith, GF, Oxbrough, A, O¿Donoghue, S, French, L., Giller, PS, Iremonger, S, Pithon, J, Kelly, DL, Mitchell, FJG, Kelly, TC, Dowding, P, O¿Sullivan, A, Neville, P, McKee, A-M, and Coote, L.; (2005) Forest and biodiversity in Ireland and a case study of the Hen Harrier Cicus cyaneus: BIOFOREST project Forest Research and development in Ireland 2004-underpinnig industry development , pp.35-41 [Details]
(2005)British Ecological Society Annual meeting
Oxbrough, A.; T. Gittings; Kelly, T. C.; J. O¿Halloran; P.S. Giller; (2005) The influence of open space on spider assemblages in Sitka spruce plantations British Ecological Society Annual meeting University of Hertfordshire, UK, , 05-SEP-05 - 07-SEP-05 [Details]
(2005)Biodiversity in Irish plantation forests - BIOFOREST end of project conference
Oxbrough, A., T. Gittings, J. O'Halloran, Giller, P.S.; (2005) Effects of open spaces within forests on spider and hoverfly diversity Biodiversity in Irish plantation forests - BIOFOREST end of project conference Portlaoise, Ireland, , 26-OCT-05 - 27-OCT-05 [Details]
(2004)The 14th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (ENVIRON)
Oxbrough, A.; Gittings, T; Kelly, T.C; Giller, P. S.; O'Halloran, J ; (2004) Biodiversity across the forest cycle in ash and Sitka spruce plantations: Effects of Irish forestry on spider communities The 14th Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium (ENVIRON) University of Limerick, , 30-JAN-04 - 01-APR-04 [Details]
(2004)The British Ecological Society Annual meeting
Oxbrough, A.; Gittings, T.; Kelly, T.C.; Giller P.S.; O'Halloran, J; (2004) Spider communities as bio-indicators in Irish plantation forests The British Ecological Society Annual meeting University of Lancaster, UK, , 07-SEP-04 - 09-MAR-04 [Details]
(2005)Forest and biodiversity in Ireland and a case study of the Hen harrier Circus cyaneus
Wilson, M. W., Gittings, T., O'Halloran*, J., Smith, G. F., Oxbrough, A., O¿Donoghue, S., French, L., Giller, P. S., Iremonger, S., Pithon, J., Kelly, D. L., Mitchell, F. J. G., Kelly, T. C., Dowding, P., O¿Sullivan, A., Neville, P., McKee, A. M. and Coote, L; (2005) Forest and biodiversity in Ireland and a case study of the Hen harrier Circus cyaneus , pp.35-41 [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2012)Second IUFRO International conference on Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems and Landscapes,
Oxbrough, A; (2012) Second IUFRO International conference on Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems and Landscapes. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Second IUFRO International conference on Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems and Landscapes, University College Cork , 27-AUG-12 - 31-AUG-12
(2008)ENVIRON,
Irwin, S., Kelly, D. L., Kelly, T., McCarthy, N., Mitchell, F., Coote, L., Oxbrough, A., Wilson, M., Martin, R., French, V., Fox, H., Sweeney, O., Moore, K. and O'Halloran, J. ; (2008) Planning and management tools for biodiversity in a range of Irish forests. [Other], ENVIRON, * , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08
(2008)Irish Plant Scientists Association meeting,
Coote, L., Kelly, D. L., Kelly, T., Mitchell, F., Irwin, S., Oxbrough, A., Wilson, M. W., Martin, R., French, V., Fox, H., Sweeney, O., Moore, K., Neville, P., Keane, M. and O¿Halloran, J.; (2008) FORESTBIO. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Plant Scientists Association meeting, NUI Maynooth , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08
(2008)Postgraduate Ecology Forum,
Martin, R., Kelly, T., Oxbrough, A., Wilson, M., Irwin, S. and O¿Halloran, J; (2008) Assessing the biodiversity of canopy arthropods in a range of forest types. [Invited Oral Presentation], Postgraduate Ecology Forum, Trinity College Dublin , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08
(2008)ENVIRON,
Irwin, S., Kelly, D. L., Kelly, T., McCarthy, N., Mitchell, F., Coote, L., Oxbrough, A., Wilson, M., Martin, R., French, V., Fox, H., Sweeney, O., Moore, K. and O'Halloran, J; (2008) Planning and management tools for biodiversity in a range of Irish forests. [Invited Oral Presentation], ENVIRON, * , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08
(2008)ENVIRON,
Martin, R., Kelly, T., Oxbrough, A., Wilson, M., Irwin, S. and O¿Halloran, J; (2008) Assessing the biodiversity of canopy arthropods in a range of forest types. [Other], ENVIRON, * , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08
(2008)(IUFRO) conference,
Oxbrough, A., Kelly, T., Irwin, S., and O¿Halloran, J.; (2008) Biodiversity indicators of ground-dwelling spiders in Irish plantation forests and native woodlands. Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems and Landscapes¿. [Invited Oral Presentation], (IUFRO) conference, Thompson Rivers University, Canada , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08
(2008)ENVIRON,
Irwin, S., Kelly, D. L., Kelly, T., McCarthy, N., Mitchell, F., Coote, L., Oxbrough, A., Wilson, M., Martin, R., French, V., Fox, H., Sweeney, O., Moore, K. and O'Halloran, J. ; (2008) Planning and management tools for biodiversity in a range of Irish forests. [Invited Oral Presentation], ENVIRON, * , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08
(2008)(IUFRO) conference,
Oxbrough, A., Kelly, T., Irwin, S., and O;Halloran, J. ; (2008) Biodiversity indicators of ground-dwelling spiders in Irish plantation forests and native woodlands. Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems and Landscapes¿. [Invited Oral Presentation], (IUFRO) conference, Thompson Rivers University, Canada , 01-JAN-08 - 01-JAN-08
(2007)Forest Task Force Annual Workshop,
Martin, R., Kelly, T., Oxbrough, A., Wilson, M., Irwin, S. & O¿Halloran, J; (2007) Assessing the biodiversity of canopy arthropods in a range of forest types. [Invited Oral Presentation], Forest Task Force Annual Workshop, Białowieża, Poland , 24-OCT-07 - 27-OCT-07

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2007)Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests.
Iremonger, S,O'Halloran, J,Kelly, D L,Wilson, M W,Smith, G F,Gittings, T,Giller, P S,Mitchell, F J G,Oxbrough, A,Coote, L,French, L,O'Donoghue, S,McKee, A.-M.,Pithon, J,O'Sullivan, A,Neville, P,O'Donnell, V,Cummins, V,Kelly, T C,Dowding, P; (2007) Biodiversity in Irish Plantation Forests. Environmental Protection AgencyEnvironmental Protection Agency, . [Details]
(2006)Investigation of experimental methods to enhance biodiversity in plantation forests.
Iremonger, S.,Gittings, T,Smith, G.F,Wilson, M.W.,Oxbrough, A.,Coote, L.,Pithon, J.,O'Donoghue, S,McKee, A.-M.,O'Halloran, J.,Kelly, D.L.,Giller, P.,O'Sullivan, A.,Neville, P.,Mitchell, F.J.G.,O'Donnell, V.,Kelly, T.,Dowding, P.; (2006) Investigation of experimental methods to enhance biodiversity in plantation forests. COFORD and EPACOFORD and EPA, . [Details]
(2006)Biodiversity assessment of afforestation sites.
Smith, G.F.,Gittings, T.,Wilson, M.W.,Oxbrough, A.,Iremonger, S.,O'Halloran, J.,Kelly, D.L.,O'Sullivan, A.,O'Donoghue, S.,McKee, A.-M.,Neville, P.,Mitchell, F.J.G.,Pithon, J.,Giller, P.,O'Donnell, V.,Kelly, T.; (2006) Biodiversity assessment of afforestation sites. COFORD and EPACOFORD and EPA, . [Details]
(2005)Assessment of biodiversity at different stages of the forest cycle.
Smith, G. F.,Gittings, T.,Wilson, M.W.,French, L.,Oxbrough, A.,O'Donoghue, S.,Pithon, J.,O'Donnell, V.,McKee, A.-M.,Iremonger, S.,O'Halloran, J.,Kelly, D.L.,Mitchell, F.J.G.,Giller, P.S.,Kelly, T.; (2005) Assessment of biodiversity at different stages of the forest cycle. COFORD and EPACOFORD and EPA, . [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2006PhD University College Cork
2009IRCSET Marie Curie International Mobility Fellowship COFUND, IRCSET, European Commission
2000BSc Ecology (Honours) Plymouth University

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