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Dr. Richard L. O'Driscoll

Job Title: New Zealand Foundation for Research, Science & Technology Post-Doctoral Fellow
Employer: Fisheries Conservation Chair, Fisheries & Marine Institute, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Place of Birth: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Public School attended: Highbury School, Monrad Intermediate
High School attended: Palmerston North Boys' High School
Further Education: Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand (B.Sc.), University of Otago, New Zealand (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Newfoundland and Labrador

Brief synopsis of current research:
I am looking at the interaction between Atlantic cod and capelin (a small food fish) in waters off Newfoundland and Labrador. I am particularly interested in the role of capelin:
1) in the years leading up to the collapse of the northern cod stocks; and
2) now, as the cod slowly recover. I am conducting this research in collaboration with Dr. George Rose of Memorial University, and scientists at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.


Recent Publications:

O'Driscoll, R.L. 1998. Description of spatial pattern in seabird distributions along line transects using neighbour K statistics. Marine Ecology Progress Series 165: 81-94.

O'Driscoll, R.L. 1998. Feeding and schooling behaviour of barracouta (Thyrsites atun) off Otago, New Zealand. Marine and Freshwater Research 49: 19-24.

O'Driscoll, R.L. and McClatchie, S. 1998. Spatial distribution of planktivorous fish schools in relation to krill abundance and local hydrography off Otago, New Zealand. Deep Sea Research II 45: 1295-1325.

O'Driscoll, R.L., Renner, M., Austin, F.J. and Spencer, H.G. 1998. Distribution of seabirds in coastal waters off Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 32: 203-213.

McGehee, D.E., O'Driscoll, R.L. and Martin Traykovski, L.V. 1998. Effects of orientation on acoustic scattering from Antarctic krill at 120kHz. Deep Sea Research II 45: 1273-1294.