Dr Michelle Larkin
I am a postdoctoral research fellow with an interest in agroecology, plant-pollinator interactions, and wild pollinator ecology and conservation. I graduated from the National University of Ireland Galway in 2013 with a BSc in general science (Zoology) in 2013. Before I graduated with an MSc in Ecological Assessment from University College Cork in 2015, I was a research assistant with the Applied Ecology Unit at NUI Galway working with a PhD student on the potential biocontrol of pestiferous slugs using Tetanocera elata larva (2013). For my PhD, I was based in Botany and Plant Science at NUI Galway, where my research focused on the ecology and conservation of plant-pollinator interactions in semi-natural grasslands. I am currently working as a postdoctoral research assistant in the Department of Botany at Trinity College Dublin as part of the FARM-ECOS project, which aims to identify and outline measures to protect and enhance biodiversity on farmland.
Project supervisor: Prof. Jane Stout