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Research Interests

My main research interests are in aquatic systems, the ecological interactions within and how the affect/are affected by human activities.  My primary interest is in algae, being the basis of many aquatic systems and an integral part of their functioning.  I have worked with toxic freshwater cyanobacteria, examining their interactions with zebra mussels and eutrophic systems. I am currently managing a pilot site as part of an EU project on optimising kelp cultivation.  My main aim is to effectively and sustainably maximise the cultivation potential of kelp and other seaweeds, either alone or in conjunction with other aquaculture or renewable energy technologies, and to enhance the policy and community engagement processes around coastal and offshore development.

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Research Output

Hierarchical structuring of genetic variation at differing geographic scales in the cultivated sugar kelp Saccharina latissima

Mooney, K. M., Beatty, G. E., Elsäßer, B., Follis, E. S., Kregting, L., O'Connor, N. E., Riddell, G. E. & Provan, J., 02 Oct 2018, In : Marine environmental research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    95 Downloads (Pure)

    UK macroalgae aquaculture: What are the key environmental and licensing considerations?

    Wood, D., Capuzzo, E., Kirby, D., Mooney-McAuley, K. & Kerrison, P., 19 May 2017, In : Marine Policy. 83, p. 29-39

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 12 Citations (Scopus)

    Report - Best practice guidelines for seaweed cultivation and analysis

    Mooney, K., Edwards, M., Champenois, J. & Healey, E., 01 May 2016, EnAlgae Public Reports. 38 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access

    Standard Operating Protocol Manual for Seaweed Biomass Cultivation and Analysis.

    Edwards, M., Mooney, K., Healey (Gorman), E. & Champenois, J., 2016, 75 p. EnAlgae.

    Research output: Other contribution

    Open Access
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Initial Studies on the Occurrence of Cyanobacteria and Microcystins in Irish Lakes

    Mooney, K. M., Hamilton, J. T. G., Floyd, S. D., Foy, R. H. & Elliott, C. T., Oct 2011, In : Environmental Toxicology. 26, 5, p. 566-570 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 10 Citations (Scopus)

    Press / Media

    Kelp wanted: Pioneering the seaweed farm of the future

    Karen Mooney


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Off The Beaten Track

    Karen Mooney & Emma Healey


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other