Ms Kathryn O'Shaughnessy
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
Master of Science 2013 Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies
Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina, USA
Bachelor of Science 2010 Marine Biology
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Bachelor of Arts 2005 Communication and Public Relations
University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, USA
I am broadly interested in the ecology of coastal, estuarine and marine systems. I am currently working on ecological engineering of artificial structures (e.g., breakwaters, seawalls) in Plymouth Sound to enrich native biological communities. I am also very interested in distribution patterns of non-native species on artificial structures at the local and regional scales. Throughout my training, I have taken interest in taxonomy of marine invertebrates with particular interest in non-native species.
Louise Firth, Paul Lunt, Steve Hawkins, Mick Hanley, Richard Thompson
O'Shaughnessy,K.A., Forth, H.,Takeshita, R. and Chesney, E.J. 2018. Toxicity of weathered Deepwater Horizon oil to bay anchovy (Anchoa mitchilli) embryos. Ecotoxicologyand Environmental Safety. 148: 473-479
Iha, C., O'Shaughnessy, K.A.,Guimarães, S.M., Oliveira, M.C. and Freshwater, D.W. 2016. Taxonomicreappraisal of Gelidium coarctatum (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) and Gelidiumlineare sp. nov. from the tropical western Atlantic. Phycologia.55(5):555-563.
Carroll, J.M., O’Shaughnessy, K.A., Diedrich, G.A., and Finelli, C.M. 2015. Are eastern oysters being bored to death by Cliona celata? A comprehensive examination of oyster condition, growth and survival. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 117: 31–44.
O’Shaughnessy,K.A. , Freshwater, D.W. and Burge, E.J. 2014. Prevalence of the invasive rhizocephalan parasite Loxothylacus panopaei in Eurypanopeus depressus and genetic relationships of the parasite in North and South Carolina. Journal of Parasitology. 100 (4): 447-454.
O’Shaughnessy,K.A. , Harding, J.M. and Burge, E.J. 2014. Ecological effects of the invasive parasite Loxothylacus panopaei on the flatback mud crab Eurypanopeus depressus with implications for estuarine communities. Bulletin of Marine Science. 90 (2):611-621.
Freshwater, D.W., Tudor, K., O’Shaughnessy, K. and Wysor, B. 2010.DNA barcoding in the red algal order Gelidiales: comparison of the CO1 with rbc L and verification of the “barcodinggap.” Cryptogamie, Algologie. 31(4): 435-449.