IT Sligo Staff Profiles

PROF Frances Lucy

Jt Head of Dept of Environmental Science

Contact Details

Jt Head of Dept of Environmental Science
Address

E: lucy.frances@itsligo.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Professor Frances Lucy is Head of Department of Environmental Science and a long-term researcher at the Institute of Technology, Sligo. The Department of Environmental Science has programmes in Environmental Science, Occupational Safety and Health, Agrifood Science and Applied Archaeology delivered both fulltime and online. Frances became Head of Department in 2016, managing the dynamics of both long established and developing courses. Phone details: 353-719155284
Researchgate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Frances_Lucy
Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=of283PIAAAAJ&hl=en
As an aquatic biologist, she focusses on ecology and invasive species. Frances is 
Project Lead with UKCEH for EU Commission project on “Understanding and Communicating Invasive species” 2019-2022 and Project partner for Interreg IVa “Collaborative Actions for the Natura Network” 2017- 2022.  She encourages the development of research and researchers through her roles as Director of the CERIS research centre at IT Sligo, as Council Member of the ESAI (esaiweb.org) and as President of Invasivesnet. (https://www.invasivesnet.org/). Frances is also on the Advisory Committee for Ireland's EPA (https://www.epa.ie/about/org/ac/) and is a Board Member of Inland Fisheries Ireland (fishereisireland.ie). She is involved in many international scientific networks to develop and enhance invasive species research and policy outputs.

Research Interests

Invasive species
Water quality
Waterborne pathogens
Environmental public health

Research Projects

  Project Role Description Start Date End Date
Alien Challenge Core committee member European Information System for Alien Species 31-MAY-13 01-JUN-17

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Consistency of impact assessment protocols for non-native species'
Gonzalez-Moreno, P,Lazzaro, L,Vila, M,Preda, C,Adriaens, T,Bacher, S,Brundu, G,Copp, GH,Essl, F,Garcia-Berthou, E,Katsanevakis, S,Moen, TL,Lucy, FE,Nentwig, W,Roy, HE,Srebaliene, G,Talgo, V,Vanderhoeven, S,Andjelkovic, A,Arbaciauskas, K,Auger-Rozenberg, MA,Bae, MJ,Bariche, M,Boets, P,Boieiro, M,Borges, PA,Canning-Clode, J,Cardigos, F,Chartosia, N,Cottier-Cook, EJ,Crocetta, F,D'hondt, B,Foggi, B,Follak, S,Gallardo, B,Gammelmo, O,Giakoumi, S,Giuliani, C,Guillaume, F,Jelaska, LS,Jeschke, JM,Jover, M,Juarez-Escario, A,Kalogirou, S,Kocic, A,Kytinou, E,Laverty, C,Lozano, V,Maceda-Veiga, A,Marchante, E,Marchante, H,Martinou, AF,Meyer, S,Michin, D,Montero-Castano, A,Morais, MC,Morales-Rodriguez, C,Muhthassim, N,Nagy, ZA,Ogris, N,Onen, H,Pergl, J,Puntila, R,Rabitsch, W,Ramburn, TT,Rego, C,Reichenb (2019) 'Consistency of impact assessment protocols for non-native species'. Neobiota, :1-25 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Molecular epidemiology of Cryptosporidium species in livestock in Ireland'
Mirhashemi, ME,Zintl, A,Grant, T,Lucy, F,Mulcahy, G,De Waal, T (2016) 'Molecular epidemiology of Cryptosporidium species in livestock in Ireland'. Veterinary parasitology, 216 :18-22 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Comparison of diagnostic techniques for the detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts in animal samples'
Mirhashemi, ME,Zintl, A,Grant, T,Lucy, FE,Mulcahy, G,De Waal, T (2015) 'Comparison of diagnostic techniques for the detection of Cryptosporidium oocysts in animal samples'. EXPERIMENTAL PARASITOLOGY, 151 :14-20 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Differential ecological impacts of invader and native predatory freshwater amphipods under environmental change are revealed by comparative functional responses'
Laverty, C,Dick, JTA,Alexander, ME,Lucy, FE (2015) 'Differential ecological impacts of invader and native predatory freshwater amphipods under environmental change are revealed by comparative functional responses'. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, 17 :1761-1770 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Ecotoxicological impact of Zequanox (R), a novel biocide, on selected non-target Irish aquatic species'
Meehan, S,Shannon, A,Gruber, B,Rackl, SM,Lucy, FE (2014) 'Ecotoxicological impact of Zequanox (R), a novel biocide, on selected non-target Irish aquatic species'. Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 107 :148-153 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Predictions for the spread, population density, and impacts of Corbicula fluminea in Ireland'
Lucy, FE,Karatayev, AY,Burlakova, LE (2012) 'Predictions for the spread, population density, and impacts of Corbicula fluminea in Ireland'. Aquatic Invasions, 7 :465-474 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Determining potential indicators of Cryptosporidium oocysts throughout the wastewater treatment process'
Cheng HW, Broaders MA, Lucy FE, Mastitsky SE, Graczyk TK (2012) 'Determining potential indicators of Cryptosporidium oocysts throughout the wastewater treatment process'. WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 65 (5):875-882 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Municipal wastewater treatment plants as pathogen removal systems and as a contamination source of noroviruses and Enterococcus faecalis'
Cheng, HWA,Lucy, FE,Broaders, MA,Mastitsky, SE,Chen, CH,Murray, A (2012) 'Municipal wastewater treatment plants as pathogen removal systems and as a contamination source of noroviruses and Enterococcus faecalis'. Journal Of Water And Health, 10 :380-389 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Determining potential indicators of Cryptosporidium oocysts throughout the wastewater treatment process'
Cheng, HWA,Broaders, MA,Lucy, FE,Mastitsky, SE,Graczyk, TK (2012) 'Determining potential indicators of Cryptosporidium oocysts throughout the wastewater treatment process'. WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 65 :875-882 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Longitudinal and spatial distribution of GP60 subtypes in human cryptosporidiosis cases in Ireland'
Zintl, A,Ezzaty-Mirashemi, M,Chalmers, RM,Elwin, K,Mulcahy, G,Lucy, FE,de Waal, T (2011) 'Longitudinal and spatial distribution of GP60 subtypes in human cryptosporidiosis cases in Ireland'. Epidemiology and infection, 139 :1945-1955 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'Municipal wastewater treatment plants as removal systems and environmental sources of human-virulent microsporidian spores'
Cheng, HWA,Lucy, FE,Graczyk, TK,Broaders, MA,Mastitsky, SE (2011) 'Municipal wastewater treatment plants as removal systems and environmental sources of human-virulent microsporidian spores'. Parasitology Research, 109 :595-603 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Relationships among bather density, levels of human waterborne pathogens, and fecal coliform counts in marine recreational beach water'
Graczyk, TK,Sunderland, D,Awantang, GN,Mashinski, Y,Lucy, FE,Graczyk, Z,Chomicz, L,Breysse, PN (2010) 'Relationships among bather density, levels of human waterborne pathogens, and fecal coliform counts in marine recreational beach water'. Parasitology Research, 106 :1103-1108 [DOI] [Details]
(2010) 'Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) are effective sentinels of water quality irrespective of their size'
Lucy, FE,Connolly, M,Graczyk, TK,Tamang, L,Sullivan, MR,Mastitsky, SE (2010) 'Zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) are effective sentinels of water quality irrespective of their size'. Aquatic Invasions, 5 :49-57 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Human zoonotic enteropathogens in a constructed free-surface flow wetland'
Graczyk, TK,Lucy, FE,Mashinsky, Y,Thompson, RCA,Koru, O,daSilva, AJ (2009) 'Human zoonotic enteropathogens in a constructed free-surface flow wetland'. Parasitology Research, 105 :423-428 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Fate of Cryptosporidium parvum and Cryptosporidium hominis oocysts and Giardia duodenalis cysts during secondary wastewater treatments'
Cheng HW, Lucy FE, Graczyk TK, Broaders MA, Tamang L, Connolly M (2009) 'Fate of Cryptosporidium parvum and Cryptosporidium hominis oocysts and Giardia duodenalis cysts during secondary wastewater treatments'. Parasitology research, 105 (3):689-696 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Fate of Cryptosporidium parvum and Cryptosporidium hominis oocysts and Giardia duodenalis cysts during secondary wastewater treatments'
Cheng, HWA,Lucy, FE,Graczyk, TK,Broaders, MA,Tamang, L,Connolly, M (2009) 'Fate of Cryptosporidium parvum and Cryptosporidium hominis oocysts and Giardia duodenalis cysts during secondary wastewater treatments'. Parasitology Research, 105 :689-696 [DOI] [Details]
(2009) 'Propagation of Human Enteropathogens in Constructed Horizontal Wetlands Used for Tertiary Wastewater Treatment'
Graczyk, TK,Lucy, FE,Tamang, L,Mashinski, Y,Broaders, MA,Connolly, M,Cheng, HWA (2009) 'Propagation of Human Enteropathogens in Constructed Horizontal Wetlands Used for Tertiary Wastewater Treatment'. APPL ENVIRON MICROB, 75 :4531-4538 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Occurrence of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in sewage sludge and solid waste landfill leachate and quantitative comparative analysis of sanitization treatments on pathogen inactivation'
Graczyk, TK,Kacprzak, M,Neczaj, E,Tamang, L,Graczyk, H,Lucy, FE,Girouard, AS (2008) 'Occurrence of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in sewage sludge and solid waste landfill leachate and quantitative comparative analysis of sanitization treatments on pathogen inactivation'. Environmental Research, 106 :27-33 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Biomonitoring of surface and coastal water for Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and human-virulent microsporidia using molluscan shellfish'
Lucy FE, Graczyk TK, Tamang L, Miraflor A, Minchin D (2008) 'Biomonitoring of surface and coastal water for Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and human-virulent microsporidia using molluscan shellfish'. Parasitology research, 103 (6):1369-1375 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Occurrence of Conchophthirus acuminatus (Protista : Ciliophora) in Dreissena polymorpha (Mollusca : Bivalvia) along the River Shannon, Ireland'
Conn, DB,Simpson, SE,Minchin, D,Lucy, FE (2008) 'Occurrence of Conchophthirus acuminatus (Protista : Ciliophora) in Dreissena polymorpha (Mollusca : Bivalvia) along the River Shannon, Ireland'. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, 10 :149-156 [DOI] [Details]
(2008) 'Biomonitoring of surface and coastal water for Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and human-virulent microsporidia using molluscan shellfish'
Lucy, FE,Graczyk, TK,Tamang, L,Miraflor, A,Minchin, D (2008) 'Biomonitoring of surface and coastal water for Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and human-virulent microsporidia using molluscan shellfish'. Parasitology Research, 103 :1369-1375 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Human-virulent microsporidian spores in solid waste landfill leachate and sewage sludge, and effects of sanitization treatments on their inactivation'
Graczyk, TK,Kacprzak, M,Neczaj, E,Tamang, L,Graczyk, H,Lucy, FE,Girouard, AS (2007) 'Human-virulent microsporidian spores in solid waste landfill leachate and sewage sludge, and effects of sanitization treatments on their inactivation'. Parasitology Research, 101 :569-575 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Quantitative evaluation of the impact of bather density on levels of human-virulent microsporidian spores in recreational water'
Graczyk, TK,Sunderland, D,Tamang, L,Shields, TM,Lucy, FE,Breysse, PN (2007) 'Quantitative evaluation of the impact of bather density on levels of human-virulent microsporidian spores in recreational water'. APPL ENVIRON MICROB, 73 :4095-4099 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Human enteropathogen load in activated sewage sludge and corresponding sewage sludge end products'
Graczyk, TK,Lucy, FE,Tamang, L,Miraflor, A (2007) 'Human enteropathogen load in activated sewage sludge and corresponding sewage sludge end products'. APPL ENVIRON MICROB, 73 :2013-2015 [DOI] [Details]
(2007) 'Bather density and levels of Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and pathogenic microsporidian spores in recreational bathing water'
Graczyk, TK,Sunderland, D,Tamang, L,Lucy, FE,Breysse, PN (2007) 'Bather density and levels of Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and pathogenic microsporidian spores in recreational bathing water'. Parasitology Research, 101 :1729-1731 [DOI] [Details]
(2004) 'Human waterborne parasites in zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) from the Shannon River drainage area, Ireland'
Graczyk, TK,Conn, DB,Lucy, F,Minchin, D,Tamang, L,Moura, LNS,DaSilva, AJ (2004) 'Human waterborne parasites in zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) from the Shannon River drainage area, Ireland'. Parasitology Research, 93 :385-391 [DOI] [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
1989 MSc Aquaculture National University of Ireland,
2005 PhD HETAC
1986 BSc Hons Zoology National University of Ireland

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Institute of Technology, Sligo Lecturer /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2005 Institute of Technology, Sligo PhD Environmental Science
1989 University College Cork MSc Aquaculture

Reviews

  Journal Role
Hydrobiologia Reviewer
Biological Conservation Reviewer
Aquatic Invasions Editor-in-Chief
Journal Of Estuarine, Coastal And Shelf Science Reviewer
Applied And Environmental Microbiology Reviewer
Biological Invasions Reviewer
American Journal Of Public Health Reviewer
Journal Of Shellfish Research Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

Chair of Research and Innovation Commitee, IT Sligo (2013-)
Member of Council for Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland (2013-)
Board Member Inland Fisheries Ireland (2010-2013)
Technical Committee Member International Conference for Aquatic Invasive Species (2003-)

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2013 Hui-Wen Cheng Institute of Technology, Sligo PhD ¿Efficiency of Sligo Secondary Sewage Treatment Systems in the Removal of Cryptosporidium and other Human Enteric Pathogens¿.

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
202000 FISHERIES LAW 1 22106FISHERIES LAW 1
202000 Water Quality in Irish River B 33585Water Quality in Irish River B
202000 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 1 22118INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 1
202000 ENV WATER QUALITY 24368ENV WATER QUALITY
1 Environmental Systems ENVR09014
3 Environmental Issues ENVR07038
202000 DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS 22138DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
202000 SOIL LAND USE AND ECOLOGY 24864SOIL LAND USE AND ECOLOGY
202000 ENVIRONMENTAL MGMT PROJECT 24412ENVIRONMENTAL MGMT PROJECT
202000 Deterioration and Conservation 33560Deterioration and Conservation
202000 FISHERIES MANAGEMENT 22122FISHERIES MANAGEMENT
202000 STOCK ASSESS AND ENHANCEMENT 22130STOCK ASSESS AND ENHANCEMENT
202000 Natural Resource Management 33569Natural Resource Management
1 Water Quality in Irish River Basin Districts WATR07009
202000 ANGLING TOURISM 22114ANGLING TOURISM
202000 ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 1 22134ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 1
202000 Water Quality in Irish River B 33586Water Quality in Irish River B
202000 ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 2 22162ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 2
202000 Environmental Issues 33621Environmental Issues
202000 WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT 24384WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
202000 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 24408ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
202000 GENERAL TOPICS IN FISHERIES 22102GENERAL TOPICS IN FISHERIES
1 Natural Resource Management ENVR08008
202000 FISHERIES BIOLOGY 1 22110FISHERIES BIOLOGY 1
202000 Natural Resource Management 33570Natural Resource Management
202000 RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT 22154RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT
202000 NOISE AND ENERGY CONSERVATION 22430NOISE AND ENERGY CONSERVATION
202000 ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS 22435ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
202000 FISHERIES BIOLOGY 2 22150FISHERIES BIOLOGY 2
202000 Env Systems 33650Env Systems
202000 FISHERIES PROJECT 22142FISHERIES PROJECT
202000 GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM 22166GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM
202000 Project 33682Project

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country
Dr Jamie Dick Queens University Belfast UNITED KINGDOM
Dr. Theo de Waal University College Dublin IRELAND
Dr. Alexander Karatayev Buffalo State College U.S.A.
Dr. Lyubov Burlakova Buffalo State College U.S.A.
Dr. Elena Tricarico Universita degli Studi di Firenze ITALY
Dr. Joe Caffrey Inland Fisheries Ireland IRELAND