Ruairí MacNamara

Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute

Address: Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, 2595 Ingraham Street, San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: 619.226.3889


Ph.D., 2012, National University of Ireland Galway
B.S., 2008, National University of Ireland Galway

Research Interests

  • fisheries management and ecology
  • population dynamics
  • culture-based stock enhancement 

Current research projects

  • Stock enhancement of recreationally and commercially important marine finfish


  • MacNamara R, Coulter D, Glover D, Lubejko A & Garvey J. (2018) Acoustically derived habitat associations of sympatric invasive bigheaded carp in a large river ecosystem. River Research and Applications 34, 555–564.
  • Coulter D, MacNamara R, Glover D & Garvey J. (2018) Possible unintended effects of management at an invasion front: reduced prevalence corresponds with high condition of invasive bigheaded carps. Biological Conservation 221, 118–126.
  • MacNamara R, McCarthy TK & Barry J. (2017) Estimation of production and long-term changes in the population of European eel Anguilla anguilla (L.) in an Irish lake. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 26, 602–608.
  • MacNamara R, Glover D, Garvey J, Bouska W & Irons K. (2016) Bigheaded carps (Hypophthalmichthys spp.) at the edge of their invaded range: using hydroacoustics to assess population parameters and the efficacy of harvest as a control strategy in a large North American river. Biological Invasions 18, 3293–3307.
  • MacNamara R, McCarthy TK, Wickström H & Clevestam PD. (2016) Fecundity of silver-phase eels (Anguilla anguilla) from different habitat types and geographic locations. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73, 135–141.
  • MacNamara R, Koutrakis ET, Sapounidis A, Lachouvaris D, Arapoglou F, Panora D & McCarthy TK. (2014) Reproductive potential of silver eels (Anguilla anguilla) migrating from Vistonis Lake (North Aegean Sea, Greece). Mediterranean Marine Science 15, 539–544.
  • MacNamara R & McCarthy TK. (2014) Silver eel (Anguilla anguilla) population dynamics and production in the River Shannon, Ireland. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 23, 181–192.
  • McCarthy TK, Nowak D, Grennan J, Bateman A, Conneely B & MacNamara R. (2014) Spawner escapement of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) from the River Erne, Ireland. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 23, 21–32.
  • MacNamara R & McCarthy TK. (2012) Size-related variation in fecundity of European eel (Anguilla anguilla). ICES Journal of Marine Science 69, 1333–1337.