Dr Niall Joseph McKeown

Dr Niall Joseph McKeown

Post Doctoral Research Associate

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Carreira, G.P., McKeown, N., Shaw, P., Gonçalves, J.M. 2018. A PCR-RFLP method for stock assignment in the endemic Macaronesian gastropid, Patella candei d'Orbigny, and its potential for future conservation strategies. Fisheries Research 199 pp. 8-11. 10.1016/j.fishres.2017.11.011


King, N., McKeown, N., Smale, D., Moore, P. 2017 (In press). The importance of phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation in driving intraspecific variability in thermal niches of marine macrophytes. Ecography 10.1111/ecog.03186

McKeown, N., Taylor, A.L., Shaw, P. 2017. Isolation and characterisation of polymorphic microsatellite loci for studies of the big blue octopus, Octopus cyanea. Marine Biodiversity 10.1007/s12526-017-0717-0 Cadair

Carreira, G.P., Shaw, P., Gonçalves, J.M., McKeown, N.J. 2017. Congruent Molecular and Morphological Diversity of Macaronesian Limpets: Insights into eco-evolutionary Forces and Tools for Conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science 4 75 10.3389/fmars.2017.00075 Cadair

McKeown, N., Hauser, L., Shaw, P. 2017. Microsatellite genotyping of brown crab Cancer pagurus reveals fine scale selection and 'non-chaotic' genetic patchiness within a high gene flow system. Marine Ecology Progress Series 566 pp. 91-103. 10.3354/meps12044 Cadair

McKeown, N., Arkhipkin, A.I., Shaw, P. 2017. Regional genetic population structure and fine scale genetic cohesion in the Southern blue whiting Micromesistius australis. Fisheries Research 185 pp. 176-184. 10.1016/j.fishres.2016.09.006 Cadair


van der Vyver, F., Sauer, W.H.H., McKeown, N.J., Yemane, D., Shaw, P.W., Lipinski, M. 2016. Phenotypic divergence despite high gene flow in Chokka squid Loligo reynaudii (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae): implications for fishery management. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 96 pp. 1507-1525 . 10.1017/S0025315415001794 Cadair

Blake, M., McKeown, N., Bushell, M., Shaw, P. 2016. DNA extraction from spider webs. Conservation Genetics Resources 8 (3) pp. 219-221. 10.1007/s12686-016-0537-8 Cadair

Watson, H., McKeown, N., Coscia, I., Wootton, E., Ironside, J. 2016. Population genetic structure of the European lobster (Homarus gammarus) in the Irish Sea and implications for the effectiveness of the first British marine protected area. Fisheries Research 183 pp. 287-293. 10.1016/j.fishres.2016.06.015 Cadair

Naud, M., Sauer, W.H.H., Mckeown, N.J., Shaw, P.W. 2016. Multiple Mating, Paternity and Complex Fertilisation Patterns in the Chokka Squid Loligo reynaudii. PLoS One 11 (2) e0146995 10.1371/journal.pone.0146995

Harvey, B., Mckeown, N.J., Rastrick, S.P.S., Bertolini, C., Foggo, A., Graham, H., Hall-Spencer, J.M., Milazzo, M., Shaw, P.W., Small, D.P., Moore, P.J. 2016. Individual and population-level responses to ocean acidification. Scientific Reports 6 20194 10.1038/srep20194 Cadair


McKeown, N., Robin, J., Shaw, P. 2015. Species-specific PCR-RFLP for identification of early life history stages of squid and other applications to fisheries research. Fisheries Research 167 pp. 207-209. 10.1016/j.fishres.2015.02.007 Cadair

McKeown, N., Arkhipkin, A.I., Shaw, P. 2015. Integrating genetic and otolith microchemistry data to understand population structure in the Patagonian Hoki (Macruronus magellanicus). Fisheries Research 164 pp. 1-7. 10.1016/j.fishres.2014.10.004 Cadair


McKeown, N., Shaw, P. 2014. Microsatellite loci for studies of the common cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis. Conservation Genetics Resources 6 (3) pp. 701-703. 10.1007/s12686-014-0191-y Cadair


Cox, K., Thomaes, A., Antonini, G., Zilioli, M., De Gelas, K., Harvey, D., Solano, E., Audisio, P., McKeown, N., Shaw, P., Minetti, R., Bartolozzi, L., Mergeay, J. 2013. Testing the performance of a fragment of the COI gene to identify western Palaearctic stag beetle species (Coleoptera, Lucanidae). ZooKeys 365 pp. 105-126. 10.3897/zookeys.365.5526

Gíslason, Ó.S., Pálsson, S., McKeown, N., Halldórsson, H.P., Shaw, P., Svavarsson, J. 2013. Genetic variation in a newly established population of the Atlantic rock crab Cancer irroratus in Iceland. Marine Ecology Progress Series 494 pp. 219-230. 10.3354/meps10537

Juárez, O.E., Rosas, C., Arena, L., Enríquez, L., Camarena, F., McKeown, N., Shaw, P. 2013. Characterization of microsatellite loci developed for the Mexican four-eyed octopus Octopus maya. Conservation Genetics Resources 5 (3) pp. 803-805. 10.1007/s12686-013-9912-x


Taylor, A.L., McKeown, N.J., Shaw, P.W. 2012. Molecular identification of three co-occurring and easily misidentified octopus species using PCR-RFLP techniques. Conservation Genetics Resources 4 (4) pp. 885-887. 10.1007/s12686-012-9665-y Cadair

Nyström, V., Humphrey, J., Skoglund, P., McKeown, N.J., Vartanyan, S., Shaw, P.W., Lidén, K., Jakobsson, M., Barnes, I., Angerbjörn, A., Lister, A., Dalén, L. 2012. Microsatellite genotyping reveals end-Pleistocene decline in mammoth autosomal genetic variation. Molecular Ecology 21 (14) pp. 3391-3402. 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05525.x Cadair

Shaw, P.W., Hendrickson, L., McKeown, N.J., Stonier, T., Naud, M., Sauer, W.H.H. 2012. Population structure of the squid Doryteuthis (Loligo) pealeii on the eastern coast of the USA: Reply to Gerlach et al (2012). Marine Ecology Progress Series 450 pp. 285-287. 10.3354/meps09652 Cadair


Henriques, R., McKeown, N.J., Shaw, P.W. 2011. Isolation of 12 microsatellite markers for geelbeck (Atractoscion aequidens (Cuvier, 1860), Sciaenidae), an overexploited marine fish. Conservation Genetics Resources 4 (1) pp. 85-87. 10.1007/s12686-011-9480-x Cadair


Shaw, P.W., Hendrickson, L., McKeown, N., Stonier, T., Naud, M.-.J., Sauer, W.H.H. 2010. Discrete spawning aggregations of loliginid squid do not represent genetically distinct populations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 408 pp. 117-127. 10.3354/meps08593 Cadair


Ungfors, A., McKeown, N.J., Shaw, P.W., Andre, C. 2009. Lack of spatial genetic variation in the edible crab (Cancer pagurus) in the Kattegat-Skagerrak area. ICES Journal of Marine Science 66 (3) pp. 462-469. 10.1093/icesjms/fsn223 Cadair


Mckeown, N.J., Shaw, P.W. 2008. Polymorphic nuclear microsatellite loci for studies of brown crab, Cancer pagurus L. Molecular Ecology Resources 8 (3) pp. 653-655. 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.02033.x Cadair

McKeown, N.J., Shaw, P.W. 2008. Single paternity within broods of the brown crab Cancer pagurus: a highly fecund species with long-term sperm storage. Marine Ecology Progress Series 368 pp. 209-215. 10.3354/meps07634 Cadair