Erin Johnston recently joined McCarthy Keville O’Sullivan as an Assistant Ecologist. Erin gained her B.Sc. (hons) in Ecology at UCC where she was awarded the Thomas Crawford Hayes prize for best final year ecology student in 2012. She then went on to complete her M.Sc in Ecological Assessment in 2013, also at UCC. Following this Erin completed her PhD in NUIG which dealt with the Kerry Slug (Geomalacus maculosus) and looked specifically at survey technique, feeding behaviour and the impacts of commercial forestry on the species. Though her expertise lies in Kerry Slug survey, Erin also has experience in habitat mapping, plant and invertebrate identification and report writing.