Marine Institute, Ireland
Elvira de Eyto holds a primary degree in zoology, and she completed her PhD in 1999 on the ecology of the family Chydoridae and its application to lake monitoring. She carried out postdoctoral research in the areas of lake ecological quality, and later in salmonid immunogenetics Elvira has worked as a biologist for the Marine Institute, Ireland, in a core scientific post since 2003. The focus of her current role is the long term ecological monitoring of the Burrishoole catchment, Co. Mayo, Ireland: an internationally important index site for diadromous fish monitoring (http://burrishoole.marine.ie). She has co-authored more than 70 peer reviewed publications on a diverse range of subjects.