Dr. Frances Lucy is Head of Department of Environmental Science at the Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland. She is also the Director of the Centre for Research Innovation and Sustainability (CERIS) at IT Sligo. Frances is a freshwater biologist, with her main research and teaching areas in invasive species, fisheries science, and water quality. Frances is a board member of Inland Fisheries Ireland. She is former Editor-in-Chief for two open access on-line journals, Aquatic Invasions and BioInvasions Records (www.aquaticinvasions.net) and is involved in a wide range of international scientific collaborations.