Conservation status of white-clawed crayfish

Survey of the status of white-clawed crayfish, Austropotamobius pallipes, in designated SACs in 2017

The objectives of this project were to assess the conservation status of the white-clawed crayfish, Austropotamobius pallipes, in all fifteen Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) in Ireland for which the species is listed as a qualifying interest, by (i) establishing the range of the species in the SACs, (ii) estimating the population size, (iii) quantifying the area of suitable habitat available for the species, and (iv) determining the future prospects of the species. The research is funded by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

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Lecturer and Researcher in Animal Behaviour and Aquatic Biology
Lecturer and Researcher in Freshwater and Marine Ecology
Lecturer and Researcher in Freshwater Ecology and Biology
Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer in Aquatic Ecology
Lecturer and Researcher in marine mammal ecology and bioacoustics
Head of Dept Graduate Studies and Professional Development