Research Profile

Philip McGinnity

Biography

Biography: I have been working in fisheries research and management for more than quarter of a century. I started my career in fisheries as an Inspector with the Northern Regional Fisheries Board in 1985, taking study leave from the Board to complete a BSc in Biology (Hons) at Queens University Belfast in 1989, having previously been a graduate of Dundalk and Sligo IT’s (National Certificate in Applied Biology & National Diploma in Environmental Science respectively).  I have a PhD, also from Queen’s, in the area of population genetics, which I completed part-time in 1997, while working as a biologist for the Salmon Research Agency of Ireland (now the Marine Institute) at it’s famous research station on the Burrishoole River in County Mayo. I was a Biologist and Team Leader with the Institute until 2008. I did a spell on secondment as Director of Protection and Conservation in the Central Fisheries Board (now Inland Fisheries Ireland) between 2000 and 2002, and since 2008 have been employed by University College Cork as the Principal Investigator for the prestigious Beaufort Marine Research Award in Fish Population Genetics, which is a seven year, €4m, joint collaboration between University College Cork, Queens University Belfast, and the Marine Institute. I am probably best known for my research on the genetic impacts of farm escapes, but have also been published widely in the areas of salmonid population biology and ecology, stock assessment, population genetics, evolutionary biology, and the inventory of freshwater fish habitat. I have served and continue to contribute to a number of Commissions and Working Groups: the National (Ireland) Salmon Commission, the Salmon Commission’s Standing Scientific Committee, the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Loughs Agency (formerly the Foyle Fisheries Commission), as a member of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms; the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Salmonid Specialist Group; as a member of the ICES Working Group on the Application of Genetics in Fisheries & Mariculture, to name a but a few, and was appointed this year as a member of the Honorary Scientific Panel of the Atlantic Salmon Trust.

 

Research Interests

Research Interests: My background is in fish population biology and genetics and the associated disciplines of molecular ecology and evolutionary biology.  I am interested in how these areas of research, in addition to fish stock assessment (demography) and the inventory and measurement freshwater habitats (the template for biological activity), can be applied to achieving a greater understanding of the biology and ecology of salmonids, particularly Atlantic salmon and brown trout.  Also I am interested as to how knowledge obtained from this kind of research can be used in resolving issues related to man’s, mostly negative, impact on the productivity and resilience of these species and their constituent populations, which might previously have been considered as being intractable.

For more than two decades, along with fellow researchers in UCC, Queen’s University Belfast, the Marine Institute and Inland Fisheries Ireland, as well as many international associates, we have been applying techniques (e.g. the deployment of genetic markers to facilitate common garden experiments in the wild), integral to the above topics, to the such questions as the impact of the deliberate or inadvertent release of cultured fish into the wild; stock specific distribution and migration patterns of salmon and sea trout in the ocean; the geographical scale at which local adaptation occurs in the wild; the contribution of individual rivers to mixed stock recreational and commercial fisheries; the evolutionary effects of climate variability, fisheries, disease, habitat change; the application of evolutionary principles to restoration ecology.



Most recently, with colleagues in Cork and Queen’s, we have been expanding our analytical and experimental competencies to include the application of classical quantitative genetic techniques to understanding the biology of wild populations, establishing pedigrees in wild populations (a joint programme with Finnish partners), using next generation sequencing to facilitate genomic studies, and in conjunction with colleagues in Canada, in applying techniques developed in the study of the human micro-biome to the analysis of salmonid micro-biomes.



Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Beaufort Marine Research Award in Fish Population Genetics (Sea Change)Marine Institute01-JUN-0931-DEC-15€3,710,000.00
Atlantic Aquatic Conservation Project.European Union01-SEP-0930-JUN-14€324,661.00
EU iNTERREG 4A Celtic Sea Trout Project.European Union23-APR-0930-APR-13€269,447.00
Conversation Limit Attainment ProjectCentral Fisheries Board10-OCT-0931-DEC-12€220,016.00
Partnership Extension to Juvenile abundance assessment and genetic analysis to identify salmon stock structure in Atlantic Salmon.Central Fisheries Board01-JUN-1230-JUN-13€65,040.00
Marine Institute - Salmon Scale AnalysisMarine Institute (MI)01-DEC-0831-OCT-10€107,037.00
IFI/Central Fisheries Board "To undertake research to determine river of origin of salmon samples collected during the polot salmon fishery in Castlemaine harbour in 2010.Central Fisheries Board01-SEP-1031-AUG-11€24,000.00
To undertake research to determine river of origin of salmon samples collected during the salmon survey in the Waterford estuary in 2010.Central Fisheries Board01-JAN-1131-MAY-11€22,000.00
Genetic Analysis of samples collected during the 2007 post-smolt test surveyMarine Institute (MI)01-JUN-0930-JUN-09€17,400.00
To undertake an assessment of the potential of genetic material colleted as part of the Burrishoole long term population monitoring programme to allow for an informative pedigree reconstruction of a wild Atlantic salmon population.Foreign Research Institute01-DEC-1031-MAR-11€16,000.00
Genetic Stock Identification Castlemaine Inshore Fishery 2008Government Departments01-JUL-0831-DEC-10€7,407.00
Marine Research Grant Ciar O'TooleGovernment Departments01-MAY-1031-AUG-10€2,750.00
ESB Assessment of the Provenance of Salmaon From the river Shannon.Government Departments01-APR-1431-JUL-15€80,000.00
A programme to use Genetic Stock Identification (GSI) techniques to determine the river of origin of Irish Atlantic salmon in specifically nominated inshore fisheries (Pilot projects)Marine Institute01-JAN-0631-DEC-07€271,000.00
Geomorphological assessment of Irish riversEnvironmental Protection Agency01-JAN-0331-DEC-03€47,000.00
Climate and lake impacts in Europe01-JAN-0331-DEC-05€92,000.00
SALIMPACTImpact of aquaculture on the immune response genes of natural salmonid populationsEuropean Commission01-JAN-0031-DEC-02€216,000.00
FinE - Fisheries Induced EvolutionEuropean Commission01-JUL-0730-JUN-10€40,000.00
Quantification of the Freshwater Salmon Habitat Asset in IrelandMarine Institute01-JAN-0231-DEC-02€160,000.00
Using automatic monitoring and dynamic modelling for the active management of lakes and reservoirs [EU LIFE98/ENV/UK/000607]European Commission01-JAN-9931-DEC-02€213,000.00
A GIS supported, estimate of natural Atlantic salmon smolt production for Ireland.Marine Institute01-JAN-9731-DEC-98€93,000.00
An Assessment of the cost effectiveness and applicability of airborne digital photography for fishery habitat designation.Marine Institute01-JAN-9531-DEC-96€134,000.00
Development of suite of protocols and state-of-the-art tools for river catchment management.Marine Institute01-JAN-9531-DEC-96€107,000.00
Advancing understanding of Atlantic Salmon at Sea: Merging Genetics and Ecology to Resolve Stock-specific Migration and Distribution patternsEuropean Framework Programme Seven (FP7)01-APR-0831-DEC-11€891,000.00
Genomics as a Tool for Detecting Selection in Farm Atlantic SalmonMiscellaneous01-JAN-0830-JUN-10€33,839.00
National Genetic Stock Identification Programme [NDP ST-05-002] €388,671Marine Institute01-JAN-0631-DEC-07€388,671.00
Response of European Freshwater Lakes to Environmental and Climatic ChangeEuropean Commission01-JAN-9831-DEC-00€226,000.00
Development of an automated network of water quality monitoring stations in a series of European lakes. [EU LIFE 93/UK/A32/UK3167]European Commission01-JAN-9331-DEC-95€102,000.00
An assessment of the genetic consequences of deliberate and inadvertent introductions of non-native Atlantic salmon into natural populationsEuropean Commission01-JAN-9331-DEC-96€215,000.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2005)Water Framework Directive: A Desk Study to Determine a Methodology for the Monitoring of the'morphological Condition'of Irish Rivers (2002-W-DS-9-M1): Synthesis Report.
McGinnity, Philip and Mills, Paul and Roche, William and M\"uller, Markus (2005) Water Framework Directive: A Desk Study to Determine a Methodology for the Monitoring of the'morphological Condition'of Irish Rivers (2002-W-DS-9-M1): Synthesis Report. : Environmental Protection Agency. [Details]
(2003)Quantification of the Freshwater Salmon Habitat Asset in Ireland, Using Data Interpreted in a GIS Platform.
McGinnity, Philip (2003) Quantification of the Freshwater Salmon Habitat Asset in Ireland, Using Data Interpreted in a GIS Platform. : Central Fisheries Board. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2015)'Genetic evidence supports post Pleistocene colonisation by Mya arenaria (L.) of western Europe from eastern North America'
Cross, M. E., Bradley, C. R., Cross, T. F., Culloty, S., Lynch, S., McGinnity, P., O’Riordan, R. M., Vartia S. and. Prodöhl. P. A. (in review) (2015) 'Genetic evidence supports post Pleistocene colonisation by Mya arenaria (L.) of western Europe from eastern North America'. Marine Ecology Progress Series, [Details]
(2015)'Where the lake meets the sea: strong reproductive isolation is associated with adaptive divergence between lake resident and anadromous three-spined sticklebacks'
Ravinet, M., Hynes, R., Poole, R., Cross, T.F., McGinnity, P., Harrod, C., Prodöhl, P.A. (in review) (2015) 'Where the lake meets the sea: strong reproductive isolation is associated with adaptive divergence between lake resident and anadromous three-spined sticklebacks'. Plos One, [Details]
(2015)'Increased understanding of the marine life of a migratory fish gained by combining data on an individual’s ecology and genetic assignment'
Jensen, A.J., Gilbey, J., Friedland, K.D., McGinnity, P., Mork, K.A., Coughlan, J., Cross, T.F., Einarsson, S., Ensing, D., Erkinaro, J., Fiske, P., Garcia de Leaniz, C., Hansen, L. P., Haugland, M., Holm, M., Holst, J.C., Jacobsen, J.A., Karlsson, S., O Maoleidigh, N., Nielsen, E.E., Primmer, C.R., Prodöhl, P. A., Stevens, J.R.., Thomas, K., Vaha, J-P, Verspoor, E., Wennevik, V., Whelan, K. and Hindar, K. (in review) (2015) 'Increased understanding of the marine life of a migratory fish gained by combining data on an individual’s ecology and genetic assignment'. Proceedings of The Royal Society B, [Details]
(2015)'Partitioning sources of variation in freshwater survival and size-at-age of wild, farmed and hybrid Atlantic salmon families in the wild'
Reed, T.E., Prodöhl, P. A., Hynes, R., Cross, T., Ferguson, A., & McGinnity, P. (in review) (2015) 'Partitioning sources of variation in freshwater survival and size-at-age of wild, farmed and hybrid Atlantic salmon families in the wild'. Heredity, [Details]
(2014)'Multiplexing with three-primer PCR for rapid and economical microsatellite validation'
Vartia, Salla and Collins, Patrick C and Cross, Thomas F and Fitzgerald, Richard D and Gauthier, David T and McGinnity, Philip and Mirimin, Luca and Carlsson, Jens (2014) 'Multiplexing with three-primer PCR for rapid and economical microsatellite validation'. Hereditas, 151 (2-3):43-54 [Details]
(2014)'The use of genetics to infer the origins of the terrestrial and freshwater elements of the Irish fauna'
Carlsson J, Cross TF, McGinnity P, Prodöhl P, McDevitt A. (2014) 'The use of genetics to infer the origins of the terrestrial and freshwater elements of the Irish fauna'. The Irish Naturalists' Journal, [Details]
(2014)'Multiplexing with three-primer PCR for rapid and economical microsatellite validation'
Vartia, S,Collins, PC,Cross, TF,Fitzgerald, RD,Gauthier, DT,McGinnity, P,Mirimin, L,Carlsson, J (2014) 'Multiplexing with three-primer PCR for rapid and economical microsatellite validation'. Hereditas, 151 :43-54 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'The fecundity of wild Irish Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. and its application for stock assessment purposes'
de Eyto, E., White, J., Boylan , P., Clarke, B., Cotter , D., Doherty, D., Gargan, P. , Kennedy, R., McGinnity, P. , O'Maoiléidigh, N. and O’Higgins, K. (2014) 'The fecundity of wild Irish Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. and its application for stock assessment purposes'. Fisheries Research, [Details]
(2014)'Differential response of continental stock complexes of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation'
Friedland, KD,Shank, BV,Todd, CD,McGinnity, P,Nye, JA (2014) 'Differential response of continental stock complexes of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation'. Journal of Marine Systems, 133 :77-87 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Circadian clock gene (OtsClock1b) variation and time of ocean return in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar'
O'Malley, KG,Cross, TF,Bailie, D,Carlsson, J,Coughlan, JP,Dillane, E,Prodohl, PA,McGinnity, P (2014) 'Circadian clock gene (OtsClock1b) variation and time of ocean return in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar'. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 21 :82-87 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Population genomic analyses of early phase atlantic salmon (salmo salar) domestication/captive breeding'
Mäkinen, Hannu and McGinnity, Vasemägi, Anti and McGinnity, Philip and Cross, Tom F and Primmer, Craig (2014) 'Population genomic analyses of early phase atlantic salmon (salmo salar) domestication/captive breeding'. Evolutionary Applications, [Details]
(2014)'Anthropocene environmental change in an internationally important oligotrophic catchment on the Atlantic seaboard of western Europe'
Dalton, C and O’Dwyer, B and Taylor, D and de Eyto, E and Jennings, E and Chen, G and Poole, R and Dillane, M and McGinnity, P (2014) 'Anthropocene environmental change in an internationally important oligotrophic catchment on the Atlantic seaboard of western Europe'. Anthropocene, [Details]
(2014)'Molecular pedigree reconstruction and estimation of evolutionary parameters in a wild Atlantic salmon river system with incomplete sampling: a power analysis'
Aykanat, T,Johnston, SE,Cotter, D,Cross, TF,Poole, R,Prodohl, PA,Reed, T,Rogan, G,McGinnity, P,Primmer, CR (2014) 'Molecular pedigree reconstruction and estimation of evolutionary parameters in a wild Atlantic salmon river system with incomplete sampling: a power analysis'. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Objectively Assigning Species and Ages to Salmonid Length Data from Dual-Frequency Identification Sonar'
Gurney, WSC,Brennan, LO,Bacon, PJ,Whelan, KF,O'Grady, M,Dillane, E,McGinnity, P (2014) 'Objectively Assigning Species and Ages to Salmonid Length Data from Dual-Frequency Identification Sonar'. Transactions of The American Fisheries Society, 143 :573-585 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'SNP-array reveals genome-wide patterns of geographical and potential adaptive divergence across the natural range of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)'
Bourret, V,Kent, MP,Primmer, CR,Vasemagi, A,Karlsson, S,Hindar, K,Mcginnity, P,Verspoor, E,Bernatchez, L,Lien, S (2013) 'SNP-array reveals genome-wide patterns of geographical and potential adaptive divergence across the natural range of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)'. Molecular Ecology, 22 :532-551 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Improving abundance estimates from electrofishing removal sampling'
Hedger, RD,de Eyto, E,Dillane, M,Diserud, OH,Hindar, K,McGinnity, P,Poole, R,Rogan, G (2013) 'Improving abundance estimates from electrofishing removal sampling'. Fisheries Research, 137 :104-115 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Beaufort trout MicroPlex: a high-throughput multiplex platform comprising 38 informative microsatellite loci for use in resident and anadromous (sea trout) brown trout Salmo trutta genetic studies'
Keenan, K,Bradley, CR,Magee, JJ,Hynes, RA,Kennedy, RJ,Crozier, WW,Poole, R,Cross, TF,McGinnity, P,Prodohl, PA (2013) 'Beaufort trout MicroPlex: a high-throughput multiplex platform comprising 38 informative microsatellite loci for use in resident and anadromous (sea trout) brown trout Salmo trutta genetic studies'. Journal of Fish Biology, 82 :1789-1804 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Selection and Phylogenetics of Salmonid MHC Class I: Wild Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) Differ from a Non-Native Introduced Strain'
O'Farrell, B,Benzie, JAH,McGinnity, P,de Eyto, E,Dillane, E,Coughlan, J,Cross, TF (2013) 'Selection and Phylogenetics of Salmonid MHC Class I: Wild Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) Differ from a Non-Native Introduced Strain'. Plos One, 8 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'An analysis of genetic stock identification on a small geographical scale using microsatellite markers, and its application in the management of a mixed-stock fishery for Atlantic salmon Salmo salar in Ireland'
Ensing, D,Crozier, WW,Boylan, P,O'Maoileidigh, N,McGinnity, P (2013) 'An analysis of genetic stock identification on a small geographical scale using microsatellite markers, and its application in the management of a mixed-stock fishery for Atlantic salmon Salmo salar in Ireland'. Journal of Fish Biology, 82 :2080-2094 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'diveRsity: An R package for the estimation and exploration of population genetics parameters and their associated errors'
Keenan, K,McGinnity, P,Cross, TF,Crozier, WW,Prodohl, PA (2013) 'diveRsity: An R package for the estimation and exploration of population genetics parameters and their associated errors'. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4 :782-788 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'diveRsity: An R package for the estimation and exploration of population genetics parameters and their associated errors'
Keenan, K, McGinnity, P, Cross, TF, Crozier, WW and Prodohl, PA (2013) 'diveRsity: An R package for the estimation and exploration of population genetics parameters and their associated errors'. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7 :782-788 [Details]
(2013)'Selection and phylogenetics of Salmonid MHC Class I: Wild Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) differ from a Non-Native Introduced Strain'
O'Farrell, B, Benzie, JAH, McGinnity, P, de Eyto, E, Dillane, E, Coughlan, J, Cross, TF (2013) 'Selection and phylogenetics of Salmonid MHC Class I: Wild Brown Trout (Salmo trutta) differ from a Non-Native Introduced Strain'. Plos One, 8 [Details]
(2013)'Rapid, economical SNP and microsatellite discovery based on de novo assembly of a reduced representation genome in a non-model organism: a case study of Atlantic cod'
Carlsson J, Gauthier D, Carlsson JEL, Coughlan JP, Dillane E, FitzGerald RD, Keating FU, McGinnity P, Mirimin L & Cross TF. (2013) (2013) 'Rapid, economical SNP and microsatellite discovery based on de novo assembly of a reduced representation genome in a non-model organism: a case study of Atlantic cod'. Journal of Fish Biology, 82 :944-958 [Details]
(2013)'Rapid, economical SNP and microsatellite discovery based on de novo assembly of a reduced representation genome in a non-model organism: a case study of Atlantic cod'
Carlsson J, Gauthier D, Carlsson JEL, Coughlan JP, Dillane E, FitzGerald RD, Keating FU, McGinnity P, Mirimin L & Cross TF. (2013) (2013) 'Rapid, economical SNP and microsatellite discovery based on de novo assembly of a reduced representation genome in a non-model organism: a case study of Atlantic cod'. Journal of Fish Biology, 82 :944-958 [Details]
(2012)'Modelling the migration of post-smolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in the Northeast Atlantic'
Mork, KA,Gilbey, J,Hansen, LP,Jensen, AJ,Jacobsen, JA,Holm, M,Holst, JC,Maoileidigh, NO,Vikebo, F,McGinnity, P,Melle, W,Thomas, K,Verspoor, E,Wennevik, V (2012) 'Modelling the migration of post-smolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in the Northeast Atlantic'. ICES Journal of Marine Sciences, 69 :1616-1624 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Sea-Age Variation in Maiden Atlantic Salmon Spawners: Phenotypic Plasticity or Genetic Polymorphism?'
Gurney, WSC,Bacon, PJ,Speirs, DC,McGinnity, P,Verspoor, E (2012) 'Sea-Age Variation in Maiden Atlantic Salmon Spawners: Phenotypic Plasticity or Genetic Polymorphism?'. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 74 :615-640 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Screen for Footprints of Selection during Domestication/Captive Breeding of Atlantic Salmon'
Vasemagi, A,Nilsson, J,McGinnity, P,Cross, T,O'Reilly, P,Glebe, B,Peng, B,Berg, PR,Primmer, CR (2012) 'Screen for Footprints of Selection during Domestication/Captive Breeding of Atlantic Salmon'. Comparative and Functional Genomics, [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Balancing selection on MHC class I in wild brown trout Salmo trutta'
O'Farrell, B,Dennis, C,Benzie, JA,McGinnity, P,Carlsson, J,de Eyto, E,Coughlan, JP,Igoe, F,Meehan, R,Cross, TF (2012) 'Balancing selection on MHC class I in wild brown trout Salmo trutta'. Journal of Fish Biology, 81 :1357-1374 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'A predictive model for estimating river habitat area using GIS-derived catchment and river variables'
McGinnity, P,De Eyto, E,Gilbey, J,Gargan, P,Roche, W,Stafford, T,McGarrigle, M,O'maoileidigh, N,Mills, P (2012) 'A predictive model for estimating river habitat area using GIS-derived catchment and river variables'. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 19 :69-77 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Morphological variability of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar and brown trout Salmo trutta in different river environments'
Drinan, TJ,McGinnity, P,Coughlan, JP,Cross, TF,Harrison, SS (2012) 'Morphological variability of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar and brown trout Salmo trutta in different river environments'. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 21 :420-432 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'MHC-mediated spatial distribution in brown trout (Salmo trutta) fry'
O'Farrell, B,Benzie, JAH,McGinnity, P,Carlsson, J,de Eyto, E,Dillane, E,Graham, C,Coughlan, J,Cross, T (2012) 'MHC-mediated spatial distribution in brown trout (Salmo trutta) fry'. Heredity, 108 :403-409 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Complex pattern of genetic structuring in the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) of the River Foyle system in northwest Ireland: disentangling the evolutionary signal from population stochasticity'
Ensing, D,Prodohl, PA,McGinnity, P,Boylan, P,O'Maoileidigh, N,Crozier, WW (2011) 'Complex pattern of genetic structuring in the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) of the River Foyle system in northwest Ireland: disentangling the evolutionary signal from population stochasticity'. Ecology and Evolution, 1 :359-372 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Microsatellite standardization and evaluation of genotyping error in a large multi-partner research programme for conservation of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)'
Ellis, JS,Gilbey, J,Armstrong, A,Balstad, T,Cauwelier, E,Cherbonnel, C,Consuegra, S,Coughlan, J,Cross, TF,Crozier, W,Dillane, E,Ensing, D,de Leaniz, CG,Garcia-Vazquez, E,Griffiths, AM,Hindar, K,Hjorleifsdottir, S,Knox, D,Machado-Schiaffino, G,McGinnity, P,Meldrup, D,Nielsen, EE,Olafsson, K,Primmer, CR,Prodohl, P,Stradmeyer, L,Vaha, JP,Verspoor, E,Wennevik, V,Stevens, JR (2011) 'Microsatellite standardization and evaluation of genotyping error in a large multi-partner research programme for conservation of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)'. Genetica, 139 :353-367 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Contrasting responses to selection in class I and class II Major Histocompatibility linked markers in salmon'
Consuegra S, de Eyto E, McGinnity P, Stet RJM, Jordan WC. (2011) 'Contrasting responses to selection in class I and class II Major Histocompatibility linked markers in salmon'. Heredity, 107 :143-154 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Varying disease-mediated selection at different life-history stages of Atlantic salmon in fresh water'
de Eyto, E,McGinnity, P,Huisman, J,Coughlan, J,Consuegra, S,Farrell, K,O'Toole, C,Tufto, J,Megens, HJ,Jordan, W,Cross, T,Stet, RJM (2011) 'Varying disease-mediated selection at different life-history stages of Atlantic salmon in fresh water'. Evolutionary Applications, 4 :749-762 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Modelling soil erosion and transport in the Burrishoole catchment, Newport, Co. Mayo, Ireland'
May, Linda and Place, Chris and O'Hea, Brendan and Lee, Mike and Dillane, Mary and McGinnity, Philip (2010) 'Modelling soil erosion and transport in the Burrishoole catchment, Newport, Co. Mayo, Ireland'. Freshwater Forum, 23 (1) [Details]
(2010)'Factors influencing the downstream transport of sediment in the Lough Feeagh catchment, Burrishoole, Co. Mayo, Ireland'
Allott, Norman and McGinnity, Philip and O'Hea, Brendan (2010) 'Factors influencing the downstream transport of sediment in the Lough Feeagh catchment, Burrishoole, Co. Mayo, Ireland'. Freshwater Forum, 23 (1) [Details]
(2010)'Genetic stock identification of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) populations in the southern part of the European range'
Griffiths, AM; Machado-Schiaffino, G; Dillane, E; Coughlan, J; Horreo, JL; Bowkett, AE; Minting, P; Toms, S; Roche, W; Gargan, P; McGinnity, P; Cross, T; Bright, D; Garcia-Vazquez, E; Stevens, JR; (2010) 'Genetic stock identification of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) populations in the southern part of the European range'. BMC Genetics, 11 (31):1-27 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Form and uncertainty in stock-recruitment relations: observations and implications for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) management'
Gurney, WSC; Bacon, PJ; McKenzie, E; McGinnity, P; Mclean, J; Smith, G; Youngson, A; (2010) 'Form and uncertainty in stock-recruitment relations: observations and implications for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) management'. Canadian journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 67 :1040-1055 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Impact of naturally spawning captive-bred Atlantic salmon on wild populations: depressed recruitment and increased risk of climate-mediated extinction'
McGinnity, P,Jennings, E,DeEyto, E,Allott, N,Samuelsson, P,Rogan, G,Whelan, K,Cross, T; (2009) 'Impact of naturally spawning captive-bred Atlantic salmon on wild populations: depressed recruitment and increased risk of climate-mediated extinction'. Proceedings of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 276 :3601-3610 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Landscape features influence intra-river population genetic structure in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)'
Dillane E. , P. McGinnity, J. Coughlan, M. Cross, E. de Eyto, P. Prodöhl, E. Kenchington, and T. Cross. (2008) 'Landscape features influence intra-river population genetic structure in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)'. Molecular Ecology, 17 :4786-4800 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Natural selection acts on Atlantic salmon major histocompatibility (MH) variability in the wild'
de Eyto, E,McGinnity, P,Consuegra, S,Coughlan, J,Tufto, J,Farrell, K,Megens, HJ,Jordan, W,Cross, T,Stet, RJM; (2007) 'Natural selection acts on Atlantic salmon major histocompatibility (MH) variability in the wild'. Proceedings of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 274 :861-869 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Population specific smolt development, migration and maturity schedules in Atlantic salmon in a natural river environment'
McGinnity, P.McGinnity, P.,de Eyto, E.de Eyto, E.,Cross, T. F.Cross, T. F.,Coughlan, J.Coughlan, J.,Whelan, K.Whelan, K.,Ferguson, A.Ferguson, A.; (2007) 'Population specific smolt development, migration and maturity schedules in Atlantic salmon in a natural river environment'. Aquaculture, 273 (2-32-3):257-268257   [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Spatial and temporal patterns in microsatellite DNA variation of wild Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, in Irish rivers'
Dillane, E,Cross, MC,McGinnity, P,Coughlan, JP,Galvin, PT,Wilkins, NP,Cross, TF; (2007) 'Spatial and temporal patterns in microsatellite DNA variation of wild Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, in Irish rivers'. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 14 :209-219 [Details]
(2006)'Temporal variation in an immune response gene (MHC I) in anadromous Salmo trutta in an Irish river before and during aquaculture activities'
Coughlan, J.,McGinnity, P., O'Farrell, B.,Dillane, E., Diserud, O., de Eyto, E.,Farrell, K., Whelan, Stet, R. J. M.Stet,mCross, T. F. (2006) 'Temporal variation in an immune response gene (MHC I) in anadromous Salmo trutta in an Irish river before and during aquaculture activities'. Ices Journal of Marine Science, 63 (77):1248-12551248   [Details]
(2006)'Genetic and ecological effects of salmon aquaculture on wild salmon: modelling from experimental results'
Hindar, K., Fleming, I.A., McGinnity, P. and Diserud, O. (2006) 'Genetic and ecological effects of salmon aquaculture on wild salmon: modelling from experimental results'. ICES Journal of Marine Sciences, 63 :1234-1247 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'Long-term declines in body size and shifts in run timing of Atlantic salmon in Ireland'
Quinn, TP,McGinnity, P,Cross, TF; (2006) 'Long-term declines in body size and shifts in run timing of Atlantic salmon in Ireland'. Journal of Fish Biology, 68 :1713-1730 [DOI] [Details]
(2005)'Allozyme variation in Atlantic salmon from the British Isles: associations with geography and the environment'
Jordan, W. C.Jordan, W. C.,Cross, T. F.Cross, T. F.,Crozier, W. W.Crozier, W. W.,Ferguson, A.Ferguson, A.,Galvin, P.Galvin, P.,Hurrell, R. H.Hurrell, R. H.,McGinnity, P.McGinnity, P.,Martin, S. A. M.Martin, S. A. M.,Moffett, I. J. J.Moffett, I. J. J.,Price, D. J.Price, D. J.,Youngson, A. F.Youngson, A. F.,Verspoor, E.Verspoor, E.; (2005) 'Allozyme variation in Atlantic salmon from the British Isles: associations with geography and the environment'. Journal of Fish Biology, 67 :146-168146   [Details]
(2004)'Application of Pre-fishery Abundance modelling and Bayesien Hierarchical Stock and Recruitment Analysis to the provision of precautionary catch advice for Irish salmon fisheries'
O¿Maoileidigh, N., McGinnity, P., Prevost, E., Potter, E.C.E., Gargan, P., Crozier, W.W., Mills, P. and Roche, W. (2004) 'Application of Pre-fishery Abundance modelling and Bayesien Hierarchical Stock and Recruitment Analysis to the provision of precautionary catch advice for Irish salmon fisheries'. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 61 :1370-1378 [Details]
(2004)'Differential lifetime success and performance of native and non-native Atlantic salmon examined under communal natural conditions'
McGinnity, P., Prodöhl, P., Ó Maoileidigh, N., Hynes, R., Cotter, D., Baker, N., O¿Hea, B., Ferguson, A. (2004) 'Differential lifetime success and performance of native and non-native Atlantic salmon examined under communal natural conditions'. Journal of Fish Biology, 65 (Supplement A) :173-187 [Details]
(2003)'Restocking salmonids - opportunities and limitations'
Aprahamian, M., Smith, K.M., McGinnity, P., McKelvey, S. and Taylor, J. (2003) 'Restocking salmonids - opportunities and limitations'. Fisheries Research, 62 :211-227 [Details]
(2003)'Setting biological reference points for Atlantic salmon stocks: transfer of information from data-rich to sparse-data situations by Bayesian hierarchical modelling'
Prévost E., Parent E., Crozier W., Davidson I., Dumas J., Gudbergsson G., Hindar K., McGinnity P., MacLean J., Saettem L.M. (2003) 'Setting biological reference points for Atlantic salmon stocks: transfer of information from data-rich to sparse-data situations by Bayesian hierarchical modelling'. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 60 :1177-1194 [Details]
(2003)'The importance of smolt development to salmon conservation, culture and management: perspectives from the 6th International Workshop on Salmonid Smoltification'
Stefansson, S.O., McGinnity, P., Bjornsson, B.T., Schreck, C.B. and McCormick, S.D. (2003) 'The importance of smolt development to salmon conservation, culture and management: perspectives from the 6th International Workshop on Salmonid Smoltification'. Aquaculture, 222 :1-14 [Details]
(2003)'Management of salmonid fisheries in the British Isles: towards a practical approach based on population genetics'
Youngson, A., Jordan, W.C., Verspoor, E., McGinnity, P., Cross, T. and Ferguson, A. ; (2003) 'Management of salmonid fisheries in the British Isles: towards a practical approach based on population genetics'. Fisheries Research, 62 :193-209 [Details]
(2003)'Management of salmonid fisheries in the British Isles: towards a practical approach based on population genetics'
Youngson, A., Jordan, W.C., Verspoor, E., McGinnity, P., Cross, T. and Ferguson, A. ; (2003) 'Management of salmonid fisheries in the British Isles: towards a practical approach based on population genetics'. Fisheries Research, 62 :193-209 [Details]
(2003)'Fitness reduction and potential extinction of wild populations of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, as a result of interactions with escaped farm salmon'
McGinnity, P., Prodohl, P., Ferguson A., Hynes, R., O Maoileidigh, N., Baker, N., Cotter, D., O'Hea, B., Cooke, D., Rogan, G., Taggart J. and Cross T.; (2003) 'Fitness reduction and potential extinction of wild populations of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, as a result of interactions with escaped farm salmon'. Proceedings of The Royal Society, 270 (B):2443-2450 [Details]
(2000)'The North Atlantic Oscillation: Implications for Freshwater and terrestrial Systems in Ireland'
Jennings, E., Allott, N.A., McGinnity, P., Poole, W.R.P., Twomey, H, Quirke, D. and George, G. (2000) 'The North Atlantic Oscillation: Implications for Freshwater and terrestrial Systems in Ireland'. Freshwater Biology, 100B (3):149-157 [Details]
(1998)'Genetic changes in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar populations of NW Irish rivers resulting from escapes of adult farm salmon'
Clifford, S.L., McGinnity, P. and Ferguson, A. (1998) 'Genetic changes in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar populations of NW Irish rivers resulting from escapes of adult farm salmon'. Canadian journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 55 :358-363 [Details]
(1998)'Genetic changes in an Atlantic salmon population resulting from escaped juvenile farm salmon'
Clifford, S.L., McGinnity, P. and Ferguson, A (1998) 'Genetic changes in an Atlantic salmon population resulting from escaped juvenile farm salmon'. Journal of Fish Biology, 52 :118-127 [Details]
(1997)'Genetic impact of escaped farm Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) on native population: use of DNA profiling to assess freshwater performance of wild, farm and hybrid progeny in a natural environment'
McGinnity, P., Stone, C., Taggart, J.B., Cooke, D, Cotter, D., Hynes, R., McCamley, C., Cross, T. and Ferguson, A. ; (1997) 'Genetic impact of escaped farm Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) on native population: use of DNA profiling to assess freshwater performance of wild, farm and hybrid progeny in a natural environment'. ICES Journal of Marine Sciences, 54 :998-1008 [Details]
(1995)'The application of molecular markers to the study and conservation of fish populations, with special reference to Salmo'
Ferguson, A., Taggart, J.B. Prodohl, P.A., McMeel, O., Thompson, C., Stone, C., McGinnity, P. and Hynes, R.A. (1995) 'The application of molecular markers to the study and conservation of fish populations, with special reference to Salmo'. Journal of Fish Biology, 47 (Supplement A) :103-112 [Details]
(1995)'The genetic impact of escaped farm salmon on natural populations'
Ferguson. A., McGinnity, P., Stone, C., Clifford, S., Taggart, J., Cross, T., Cooke, D., and Bourke, E. (1995) 'The genetic impact of escaped farm salmon on natural populations'. Aquaculture, [Details]
(0)'Recent trends in return-length and return-date of Irish Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) are unlikely to have been caused by fisheries-induced evolution'
Bacon, P.J., McGinnity, P., Ó Maoiléidigh, N., Cotter, D., Cullen, A., Rogan, Poole, R., Fryer, R., Ernande, B., Gilbey, J., Palmer, S.C.F., Dieckmann, U. (in review) (0) 'Recent trends in return-length and return-date of Irish Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) are unlikely to have been caused by fisheries-induced evolution'. Evolutionary Applications, [Details]
(1998)'Genetic considerations in stocking Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar'
Cross, TF and Galvin, P and McGinnity, P (1998) 'Genetic considerations in stocking Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar'. Stocking and introduction of fish, 355\'A/70. Oxford. Fishing News Books, [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2008)'Detrimental genetic impacts of interactions between reared strains adn wild populations of marien anadromous fish and invertebrate species'
Cross, T., Burnell, G., Coughlan, J., Culloty, S., Dillane , E., McGinnity, P., and Rogan E. (2008) 'Detrimental genetic impacts of interactions between reared strains adn wild populations of marien anadromous fish and invertebrate species' In: Aquaculture in the Ecosystem. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. [Details]
(2008)'Detrimental genetic effects of interactions between reared strains and wild populations of marine and anadromous fish and invertebrate species: are all species at risk?'
Cross T.F., Burnell, G., Coughlan, J., Culloty, S., Dillane, E., McGinnity, P. and Rogan, E. ; (2008) 'Detrimental genetic effects of interactions between reared strains and wild populations of marine and anadromous fish and invertebrate species: are all species at risk?' In: M.Holmer, K. Black, C.Duarte, N. Marba, and T. Karakassis (eds). Aquaculture in the ecosystem. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. [Details]
(2007)'Genetic considerations for Stocking and Ranching of Atlantic salmon'
Cross, T.F., McGinnity, P., Coughlan, J., Dillane, E., Ferguson, A., Koljonen, M-L., Milner, N., O¿Reilly, P. and Vasemagi, A. ; (2007) 'Genetic considerations for Stocking and Ranching of Atlantic salmon' In: The Genetics of Atlantic Salmon: Implications for Conservation. ': The Atlantic Salmon Trust. [Details]
(2007)'Farm Escapes'
Ferguson, A., Fleming, I.A., Hindar, K., Skaala, Ø., McGinnity, P., Cross, T. and Prodöhl, P. ; (2007) 'Farm Escapes' In: The Genetics of Atlantic Salmon: Implications for Conservation. ': The Atlantic Salmon Trust. [Details]
(2007)'Genetics and Habitat Management'
Verspoor, E., Garcia de Leaniz, McGinnity, P. (2007) 'Genetics and Habitat Management' In: The Genetics of Atlantic Salmon: Implications for Conservation. Oxford: Blackwell. [Details]
(2006)'Characteristics of the Burrishoole sea trout population: census, marine survival, enhancement and stock recruitment, 1971-2003'
Poole W.R., Dillane, M., DeEyto, E., Rogan, G., McGinnity, P. and Whelan, K. (2006) 'Characteristics of the Burrishoole sea trout population: census, marine survival, enhancement and stock recruitment, 1971-2003' In: Proceedings of the 1st International Sea Trout Symposium, 2004. Oxford: Blackwell. [Details]
(2003)'A two-generation experiment comparing the fitness and life-history traits of native, ranch, non-native, farmed and hybrid Atlantic salmon under natural conditions'
McGinnity , P., Ferguson, A., Baker, N., Cotter, D., Cross, T., Cooke, D., Hynes, R., O¿Hea, B., O¿Maoleidigh, N., Prodohl, P. and Rogan, G. ; (2003) 'A two-generation experiment comparing the fitness and life-history traits of native, ranch, non-native, farmed and hybrid Atlantic salmon under natural conditions' In: Salmon at the Edge. ': Blackwell Science. [Details]
(1998)'The Burrishoole System'
Whelan, K.F, Poole, W.R., McGinnity, P., Rogan, G. and Cotter, D. (1998) 'The Burrishoole System' In: Studies of Irish Rivers and Lakes;Essays on the occasion of the XXVII Congress of Societas Internationalis Limnologiae (SIL). Dubkin: Congress of Societas Internationalis Limnologiae. [Details]
(1998)'Salmonid populations'
Cross, T.F., Ferguson, A., Galvin, P., McGinnity, P., O'Farrell, M. and Whelan, K; (1998) 'Salmonid populations' In: Studies in Irish Limnology. Dublin: Marine Institute. [Details]
(1998)'Genetic considerations in stocking Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar'
Cross, T., McGinnity, P. and Galvin, P. ; (1998) 'Genetic considerations in stocking Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar' In: Stocking and introductions of fish. Oxford: Fishing News Books. [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2008)'Native Riparian Woodlands--A Guide to Identification, Design, Establishment and Management'
Little, Declan and Collins, K and Cross, J and Cooke, D and McGinnity, P (2008) 'Native Riparian Woodlands--A Guide to Identification, Design, Establishment and Management' Forest Service/Woodlands of Ireland, . [Details]
(2008)'Incidence and impacts of escaped farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar in nature'
Thorstad, Eva B and Fleming, Ian A and McGinnity, Philip and Soto, Doris and Wennevik, Vidar and Whoriskey, Fred and others (2008) 'Incidence and impacts of escaped farmed Atlantic salmon Salmo salar in nature' NINA Temahefte 36: 110 pp, 36 . [Details]
(2008)'6 ToR e): To evaluate prospects for the use of genetic monitoring for evaluating conservation status, intraspecific biodiversity, and stock “health” in fishes'
Verspoor, Eric and Kenchington, Ellen and McGinnity, Philip and Tysklind, Niklas and Cauwelier, Eef and Vasin, Oleg (2008) '6 ToR e): To evaluate prospects for the use of genetic monitoring for evaluating conservation status, intraspecific biodiversity, and stock “health” in fishes' Report of the Working Group on the Application of Genetics in Fisheries and Mariculture (WGAGFM), . [Details]
(2007)'Spatial and temporal patterns in microsatellite DNA variation of wild Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, in irish rivers'
Dillane, E and Cross, MC and McGinnity, P and Coughlan, JP and Galvin, PT and Wilkins, NP and Cross, TF (2007) 'Spatial and temporal patterns in microsatellite DNA variation of wild Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, in irish rivers' Fisheries Management and Ecology, 14 (3) :209-219. [Details]
(2007)'Atlantic salmon--Salmo salar'
Verspoor, E and Olesen, I and Benstsen, HB and Glover, K and McGinnity, P and Norris, A (2007) 'Atlantic salmon--Salmo salar' Sv\asand, T., Crosetti, D., Garcia-Vazques, E., Verspoor, E.(lead editors) Genetic impact of aquaculture activities on native populations, 6 . [Details]
(2007)'The impact of changes in the weather on the surface temperatures of Lake Windermere (UK) and Lough Feeagh (Ireland)'
George, Glen and Hewitt, Diane and Jennings, Eleanor and Allott, Norman and Mcginnity, Philip (2007) 'The impact of changes in the weather on the surface temperatures of Lake Windermere (UK) and Lough Feeagh (Ireland)' IAHS-AISH publication, :86-93. [Details]
(2002)'A two-generation experiment comparing the fitness and life history traits of native, ranched, non-native, farmed, and'hybrid' Atlantic salmon under natural conditions'
Ferguson, A and McGinnity, P and Baker, N and Cotter, D and Hynes, R and O'Hea, B and O'Maoileidigh, N and Prodoehl, P and Rogan, G (2002) 'A two-generation experiment comparing the fitness and life history traits of native, ranched, non-native, farmed, and'hybrid' Atlantic salmon under natural conditions' ICES Council Meeting Documents, . [Details]
(2000)'Applied limnology in fish culture-Food consumed by wild and stocked brown trout, Salmo trutta L., and salmon, Salmo salar L., in an Irish lake'
Byrne, C and Poole, R and McGinnity, P (2000) 'Applied limnology in fish culture-Food consumed by wild and stocked brown trout, Salmo trutta L., and salmon, Salmo salar L., in an Irish lake' Internationale Vereinigung fur Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie Verhandlungen, 27 (1) :185-188. [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
2000
McGinnity, P., Ó Riain, G., Kelly, S., Linden, D. and Mills, P. The un-supervised classification of high resolution digital aerial photography for identification and quantification of stream habitat channel units important to the freshwater production of juvenile Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. in Ireland 2000 In Proceedings of MEDCOAST International Workshop on Applications of Remote Sensing to the Management of River catchment Areas and their Coastal Margins in the Mediterranean and Black Sea. Joint Research Centre of the EC, Ispra (VA), Italy, 10-12 April, 2000, [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(1993)The genetic consequences of farm escapes: is an answer close at hand?.
McGinnity, P. and Cooke, D. (1993) The genetic consequences of farm escapes: is an answer close at hand?. Aquaculture Ireland, Ireland. [Details]

Electronic Article

 YearPublication
(1998)The deliberate introduction of cultured Atlantic salmon into the wild in support of angling tourism: a risk to biodiversity?.
McGinnity, P. and Donaghy M.J (1998) The deliberate introduction of cultured Atlantic salmon into the wild in support of angling tourism: a risk to biodiversity?. Electronic Conference on Research and Biodiversity. European Working Group on Research and Biodiver: Electronic Article [Details]

Working Paper

 YearPublication
The SALSEA-Merge microsatellite genotype database – a resource for the assignment of natal origin of Atlantic salmon from Eastern Atlantic rivers.
Gilbey, J., McGinnity, P., Verspoor, E., Armstrong, A., Cauwelier, E., Cherbonnel, C., Coughlan, J.P., Coulson, M.W., Cross, T.F., Crozier, W., Dillane, E., Ellis, J.S., Ensing , D., Garcıá-Vázquez, E., Griffiths, A.M., Gudjonsson, S., Hindar, K., Karlsson, S., Knox, D., Machado-Schiaffino, G., Meldrup, D., Nielsen, E., Olafsson, K., Primmer, C.R., Prodöhl, P. A., Prusov, S., Stradmeyer, L., Stevens, J.R., Vähä, J-P., Veselov, A.J., LucyWebster, M.I. and Wennevik, V. The SALSEA-Merge microsatellite genotype database – a resource for the assignment of natal origin of Atlantic salmon from Eastern Atlantic rivers. Working Paper [Details]

Research Report

 YearPublication
(1999)Assessment of the Cost effectiveness of an airborne digital camera system for fishery habitat designation. Marine Institute contract A119.
Ó Riain, G., McGinnity, P., Kelly, S., Hennessy, M., Lucero, R. (1999) Assessment of the Cost effectiveness of an airborne digital camera system for fishery habitat designation. Marine Institute contract A119. Ireland: Research Report [Details]
(1999)A GIS supported estimate of Atlantic salmon smolt production for the river catchments of Northwest Mayo. A report for the Marine Institute funded under the Marine Research Measure 97.IR.MR.015.
McGinnity, P., Mills, P., Fitzmaurice, P, O’Maolieidigh N., Kelly, A. (1999) A GIS supported estimate of Atlantic salmon smolt production for the river catchments of Northwest Mayo. A report for the Marine Institute funded under the Marine Research Measure 97.IR.MR.015. Research Report [Details]
(1997)Aquatic Habitat Acquisition using GPS.
McGinnity, P., Mills, P., O’Riain, G. and Cooke, D. (1997) Aquatic Habitat Acquisition using GPS. Research Report [Details]
(1992)A quantitative habitat assessment of the Newport River / Lough Beltra Catchment.
McGinnity, P. and Whelan, K.F. (1992) A quantitative habitat assessment of the Newport River / Lough Beltra Catchment. Research Report [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Atlantic Salmon Trust Member of the Honorary Scientific Panel01-JAN-12 / 01-JAN-14
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Member Salmonid Specialist Group01-JAN-11 / 01-JAN-14
National Salmon Commission Member of Standing Scientific Committee01-JAN-00 / 31-DEC-09
National Salmon Commission Member of the Commission01-JAN-01 / 01-AUG-03
Inland Fisheries Ireland Member Standing Scientific Committee for Salmon01-JAN-10 / 01-JAN-14
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Genetically Modified Organisms (2011/12) Expert member of panel01-JAN-10 / 31-DEC-12
ICES Member Working Group on the Application of Genetics in Fisheries & Mariculture (1995 to present).01-MAR-95 / 01-MAR-13
Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission (1998 - 2010); Member of Scientific Advisory Committee01-JAN-08 / 31-DEC-10
ICES Member of the Working Group on Ecosystems (2004-2005)01-MAR-04 / 01-APR-05
Water Framework Directive Programme of Measures (POMS) (2006 to 2008) Member of the Steering group - for the assessment of hydro-geomorphology01-AUG-06 / 01-AUG-08
Shannon Salmon Restoration Group (2007-2012) Member of Advisory Committee01-AUG-07 / 01-AUG-12
INRS, Eau, Terre et Environnement, Quebec, Canada (2003-2006) • Member of Advisory Panel GEOSALAR Project, Geomatics and Fish Habitat Modelling in Rivers and Estuaries01-JAN-03 / 31-DEC-06
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Member of the Aquaculture Dialogue Group on Farm Escapes (2007)01-AUG-07 / 10-AUG-07
European Commission Interdisciplinary Workshop on the Potential and Applicability of Modern Technologies for Fisheries Control (2009)03-AUG-09 / 06-AUG-10
Ecotrust (USA) Invited expert - Workshop on the ecological impacts of salmon aquaculture01-AUG-07 / 07-AUG-08
University of the Highlands & Islands, Inverness, Scotland Visiting Professor (Pending)/
Institute of Technology Sligo External Examiner01-JAN-10 / 31-DEC-14
University College Cork Adjunct Senior Lecturer01-JAN-07 / 30-APR-08

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2012)Environ 2012 22nd Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium,
Brazier, B., Carlsson, J., Cross, T., Harrison, S., McGinnity, P., Chapman, D.V (2012) Genetic variation of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Irish waters. [Oral Presentation], Environ 2012 22nd Irish Environmental Researchers Colloquium, University College Dublin . [Details]
(2004)4th World Fisheries Congress,
Dillane, E., Cross, M.C., Coughlan, J., McGinnity, P and Cross, T.F. (2004) Genetic Stock Analysis of wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) migrating upstream in the River Moy, Ireland: Implications for management and conservation of this species. [Poster Presentation], 4th World Fisheries Congress, Vancouver, Canada . [Details]
(2004)4th World Fisheries Congress,
Coughlan, J. P., deEyto, E., O’Farrell, B., Dillane, E., Farrell, K., McGinnity, P., Stet, R. and Cross, T. F. (2004) Effects of possible disease introduction by reared salmonids on the MHC variability of natural salmonid populations. [Poster Presentation], 4th World Fisheries Congress, Vancouver, Canada . [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Principal Investigator, Beaufort Marine Research Award in Fish Population Genetics01-JUN-08 / 31-DEC-15
Marine Institute Biologist/Team Leader01-AUG-90 / 31-MAY-08
Central Fisheries Board/Inland Fisheries Ireland Director of Protection & Conservation (January 2002 - Oct 2003 – on secondment)01-JAN-02 / 31-OCT-03
Northern Regional Fisheries Board Fisheries Officer/Fisheries Inspector01-AUG-85 / 01-AUG-90

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1989Queen's University Belfast BSC (HONS)Biology
1997Queen's University Belfast PhDPopulation Genetics
1984Institute of Technology Sligo National Diploma in Environmental ScienceEnvironmental Science
1982Institute of Technology Dundalk National Certificate in BiologyBiology

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

– Population genetics an phylogeography of Irish brown trout (Salmo trutta)





Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2014Ciar O'Toole NUI (UCC)PhDThe study of molecular variation in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) and brown trout (Salmo trutta L.)
2014Catherine Gorman (nee Johnston) Queen's University BelfastPhDAssessing the performance of captive bred Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar, in wild populations

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
O Neill Ross Paul Masters Degree by Research

Research Information

Internal Collaborators

 NameInstituteCountry
Dr Tom Reed University College CorkIRELAND
Dr Jamie Coughlan University College CorkIRELAND
Professor Tom Cross University College CorkIRELAND
Dr Eileen Dillane University College corkIRELAND

External Collaborators

 NameOrganisation/ InstitutionCountry
Dr Russell Poole Marine InstituteIRELAND
Dr Paddy Gargan Inland Fisheries IrelandIRELAND
Professor Bill Gurney University of StrathclydeUNITED KINGDOM
Professor Craig Primmer University of TurkuFINLAND
Dr Philip Bacon Marine ScotlandUNITED KINGDOM
Dr Kjetil Hindar Norwegian Institute for Nature ResearchNORWAY
Professor Tom Quinn University of WashingtonU.S.A.
Dr Elvira deEyto Marine InstituteIRELAND
Professor Eric Verspoor University of the Highlands and IslandsUNITED KINGDOM
Dr Vidar Wennevik Institute of Marine ReseachNORWAY
Professor Paulo Prodohl Queens University BelfastUNITED KINGDOM
Dr Peter Westley University of Alaska FairbanksU.S.A.
Professor Ian Fleming Memorial UniversityCANADA
Dr Niall O'Maoileidigh Marine InstituteIRELAND

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  • Principal Investigator
  • p.mcginnity@ucc.ie
  • School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Beaufort Marine Research Award In Fish Population Genetics
    University College Cork
    Cork
    Ireland

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