Eleanor Jayne Turner BSc. Marine Biology Gortnakilla, Caherdaniel, County Kerry
Born and raised in Caheraniel, on a farm overlooking the Kenmare Bay Eleanor is a Marine Biologist whose main interests lie in the areas of community engagement in environmental management and invasive species management.
After graduating with Bsc. Marine Biology from Bangor university, she travelled for several years before returning to her hometown. She has worked with several Marine Awareness businesses in Ireland, first Marine Dimensions in Bray, County Wicklow and at present with Seasynergy, Marine Awareness and Education Centre in Waterville, County Kerry.
Locally Eleanor is involved with community groups focusing on various environmental issues, including Waterville Lakes and Rivers Trust and Caherdaniel Japanese Knotweed Group. Her work with these inspiring communities has directed her area of research towards community engagement in coastal biodiversity management.