Job Title: New Zealand Foundation for Research, Science & Technology
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.
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.