Dr Conor Meade

Biology

Lecturer

Callan
2.34
(01) 708 6386

Biography

I'm interested in population-level genetic variation in non-model organisms, including the development of new methods for detecting genetic variation (such as High Resolution Melting Analysis), and analysis of population genetic structures at all ecological scales. This has included gene-flow modelling in crop plants and their wild relatives, population genetics of entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi, and phylogeographic analysis of tropical and arctic-alpine plants.

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2013 'Life in Ireland during the Ice Age'
C. Meade (2013) 'Life in Ireland during the Ice Age' In: M. Jebb and C. Crowley (eds). Secrets of the Irish Landscape. Dublin: RTE. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Characterization of diverse ploidy in the arctic-alpine Arenaria ciliata species complex (Caryophyllaceae) using shoot meristem staining and flow cytometry analysis of archived frozen tissue'
Abukrees, F., Kozlowski, G. and Meade, C. (2018) 'Characterization of diverse ploidy in the arctic-alpine Arenaria ciliata species complex (Caryophyllaceae) using shoot meristem staining and flow cytometry analysis of archived frozen tissue'. Plant Species Biology, 33 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2018 'A revised taxonomy for Uvaria (Annonaceae) in continental Asia'
Meade, CV;Parnell, JAN (2018) 'A revised taxonomy for Uvaria (Annonaceae) in continental Asia'. Australian Systematic Botany, 31 :311-356 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Propensity for seed-mediated gene flow from potato crops and potential consequences for the coexistence of GM and non-GM potato systems'
Phelan, S;Fitzgerald, T;Grant, J;Byrne, S;Meade, C;Mullins, E (2015) 'Propensity for seed-mediated gene flow from potato crops and potential consequences for the coexistence of GM and non-GM potato systems'. European Journal of Agronomy, 67 :52-60 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2015 'A re-examination of the life and work of A.F.G. Kerr and of his colleagues and friends'
Parnell J.;Pilla F.;Simpson C.;Van Welzen P.;Chayamarit K.;Chantaranothai P.;Boyce P.;Bygrave P.;Byrne C.;Chen S.;Couch C.;Curtis T.;Dransfield S.;Duyfjes B.;Eianthong W.;Esser H.;Grote P.;Hua Z.;Jebb M.;Kirkup D.;Loc P.;Larsen S.;Macklin J.;Madern A.;Meade C.;Merklinger F.;Middleton D.;Moat J.;Muasya A.;Nakmuenwai P.;Pederson H.;Pendry C.;Prajaksood A.;Pooma R.;Preusapan K.;Puglisi C.;Sathapattayanon A.;Sukkharak P.;Staples G.;Strijk J.;Suddee S.;Sungkaew S.;Tangjitman K.;Teerwatananon A.;Tovaranonte J.;Ung T.;Blasi A.;De Wilde W.;Wilkin P.;Yahara T. (2015) 'A re-examination of the life and work of A.F.G. Kerr and of his colleagues and friends'. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), (43):111-131 [IR Link] [Details]
2012 'Rapid identification of chloroplast haplotypes using High Resolution Melting analysis'
Dang, XD;Kelleher, CT;Howard-Williams, E;Meade, CV (2012) 'Rapid identification of chloroplast haplotypes using High Resolution Melting analysis'. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12 :894-908 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Evidence of genotype dependency within Agrobacterium tumefaciens in relation to the integration of vector backbone sequence in transgenic Phytophthora infestans-tolerant potato'
Petti, C;Wendt, T;Meade, C;Mullins, E (2009) 'Evidence of genotype dependency within Agrobacterium tumefaciens in relation to the integration of vector backbone sequence in transgenic Phytophthora infestans-tolerant potato'. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 107 :301-306 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Intraspecific variation among isolates of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae from Bull Island, Ireland'
Rolston, A;Meade, C;Boyle, S;Kakouli-Duarte, T;Downes, M (2009) 'Intraspecific variation among isolates of the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema feltiae from Bull Island, Ireland'. Nematology, 11 :439-451 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'An insight into the impact of arable farming on Irish biodiversity: A scarcity of studies hinders a rigorous assessment'
O'Brien M.;Spillane C.;Meade C.;Mullins E. (2008) 'An insight into the impact of arable farming on Irish biodiversity: A scarcity of studies hinders a rigorous assessment'. Biology and Environment, 108 (2):97-108 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2008 'Establishment, persistence and introgression of exotic entomopathogenic nematodes in a forest ecosystem –mesocosm and post release field studies'
Dillon, A.B., C. Meade, A. Rolston, M.J. Downes and C.T. Griffin (2008) 'Establishment, persistence and introgression of exotic entomopathogenic nematodes in a forest ecosystem –mesocosm and post release field studies'. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 18 :735-747 [IR Link] [Details]
2006 'Potato in the age of biotechnology'
Mullins, E;Milbourne, D;Petti, C;Doyle-Prestwich, BM;Meade, C (2006) 'Potato in the age of biotechnology'. Trends in Plant Science, 11 :254-260 [DOI] [Details]
2006 'Analysis of populations of Steinernema feltiae and Heterorhabditis downesi from Bull Island, Ireland, using AFLP'
Rolston, AN;Meade, C;Downes, MJ (2006) 'Analysis of populations of Steinernema feltiae and Heterorhabditis downesi from Bull Island, Ireland, using AFLP'. Nematology, 38 :290-290 [Details]
2006 'Tracing field hybridization in Ryegrass species using microsatellite and morphological markers'
Ryan E.;Mullins E.;Burke J.;Downes M.;Meade C. (2006) 'Tracing field hybridization in Ryegrass species using microsatellite and morphological markers'. Environmental Biosafety Research, 5 (2):111-117 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'GM crop cultivation in Ireland: Ecological and economic considerations'
Meade C.;Mullins E. (2005) 'GM crop cultivation in Ireland: Ecological and economic considerations'. Biology and Environment, 105 (1):33-52 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'A new species of Uvaria (Annonaceae) from Southeast Asia'
Meade C. (2005) 'A new species of Uvaria (Annonaceae) from Southeast Asia'. Adansonia, 27 (1):17-20 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Multivariate analysis of leaf shape patterns in Asian species of the Uvaria group (Annonaceae)'
Meade, C;Parnell, J (2003) 'Multivariate analysis of leaf shape patterns in Asian species of the Uvaria group (Annonaceae)'. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 143 :231-242 [IR Link] [Details]
2002 'Neotypification of Uvaria hirsuta Jack (Annonaceae)'
Meade, CV;Parnelll, JAN (2002) 'Neotypification of Uvaria hirsuta Jack (Annonaceae)'. Taxon, 51 :767-768 [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'Facilitating co-existence by tracking gene-dispersal in conventional potato systems with microsatellite markers'
Petti, C., Meade, C., Downes, M. and Mullins, E. (2007) 'Facilitating co-existence by tracking gene-dispersal in conventional potato systems with microsatellite markers'. Environmental Biosafety Research, 18 :1-13 [IR Link] [Details]
2005 'Employing a composite gene flow index to numerically quantify a crops potential for gene flow:  An Irish Perspective. '
Flannery, M., C. Meade and E. Mullins. (2005) 'Employing a composite gene flow index to numerically quantify a crops potential for gene flow:  An Irish Perspective. '. Environmental Biosafety Research, 4 :29-43 [IR Link] [Details]
2003 'Plant collecting spread and densities: their potential impact on biogeographical studies in Thailand'
Parnell J. A. N., Simpson D. A., Moat J., Kirkup D. W., Chanataranothai P., Boyce P. C., Bygrave P., Dransfield S., Jebb M. H. P., Macklin J., Meade C., Middleton D. J., Muasya A. M., Prajaksood A., Pendry C. A., Pooma R., Sudee S. and P. Wilkin (2003) 'Plant collecting spread and densities: their potential impact on biogeographical studies in Thailand'. Journal of Biogeography, 30 :193-209 [IR Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2002 'Revision of Uvaria L. in Continental Southeast Asia: 2 Floral character Evolution in the Uvaria L. Group'
Meade, C., T. Hodkinson, P. Chalermglin, M Chase, and J. Parnell (2002) 'Revision of Uvaria L. in Continental Southeast Asia: 2 Floral character Evolution in the Uvaria L. Group' Annonaceae Newsletter, 13, :29-32. [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2008 AN INSIGHT INTO THE IMPACT OF ARABLE FARMING ON IRISH BIODIVERSITY: A SCARCITY OF STUDIES HINDERS A RIGOROUS ASSESSMENT.
O'Brien, M;Spillane, C;Meade, C;Mullins, E (2008) AN INSIGHT INTO THE IMPACT OF ARABLE FARMING ON IRISH BIODIVERSITY: A SCARCITY OF STUDIES HINDERS A RIGOROUS ASSESSMENT. DUBLIN: Reviews [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]