Ms Kathryn O'Shaughnessy

Ms Kathryn O'Shaughnessy

Teaching and Support Assistant

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (NC) (Faculty of Science & Engineering (NC))


Master of Science  2013  CoastalMarine and Wetland Studies

Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SouthCarolina

Bachelorof Science  2010  MarineBiology

University of North Carolina Wilmington,Wilmington, North Carolina

Bachelorof Arts  2005  Communicationand Public Relations

University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

Research interests

My research focuses on ecological engineering of artificial structures in the intertidal zone.

O'Shaughnessy,K.A., Forth, H.,Takeshita, R. and Chesney, E.J. 2018. Toxicity of weathered Deepwater Horizon oil to bay anchovy (Anchoa mitchilli) embryos. Ecotoxicologyand Environmental Safety. 148: 473-479

Iha, C., O'Shaughnessy, K.A.,Guimarães, S.M., Oliveira, M.C. and Freshwater, D.W. 2016. Taxonomicreappraisal of Gelidium coarctatum (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) and Gelidiumlineare sp. nov. from the tropical western Atlantic. Phycologia.55(5):555-563.

Carroll, J.M., O’Shaughnessy, K.A., Diedrich, G.A., and Finelli, C.M. 2015. Are eastern oysters being bored to death by Cliona celata? A comprehensive examination of oyster condition, growth and survival. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 117: 31–44.

O’Shaughnessy,K.A. , Freshwater, D.W. and Burge, E.J. 2014. Prevalence of the invasive rhizocephalan parasite Loxothylacus panopaei in Eurypanopeus depressus and genetic relationships of the parasite in North and South Carolina. Journal of Parasitology. 100 (4): 447-454.  

O’Shaughnessy,K.A. , Harding, J.M. and Burge, E.J. 2014. Ecological effects of the invasive parasite Loxothylacus panopaei on the flatback mud crab Eurypanopeus depressus with implications for estuarine communities. Bulletin of Marine Science. 90 (2):611-621.

  Freshwater, D.W., Tudor, K., O’Shaughnessy, K. and Wysor, B. 2010.DNA barcoding in the red algal order Gelidiales: comparison of the CO1 with rbc L and verification of the “barcodinggap.” Cryptogamie, Algologie. 31(4): 435-449.