Dr Con O’Rourke: A major contributor to the Institute of Biology of Ireland Dr Con O’Rourke (1936-2019), son to Tomás O’Rourke and Ruby Sheehan, is sadly missed by his loving wife Anne, daughters Niamh and Maeve and son Brían, his extended family and his many friends. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.
A rocky shore is an intertidal area of the coastline consisting mainly of solid rock. Rocky shores are very much a boundary zone between terrestrial and marine habitats and therefore represent sharp environmental gradients. This produces an extremely diverse and rich environment which ideal as a field laboratory.