Irish naturalist. One of the editors of the Natural History Review, 1854–65. Curator of the university museum in Dublin, 1857. Lecturer in zoology, Trinity College, Dublin, 1858–68; professor of botany and keeper of the herbarium, 1869. Resigned the professorship in 1904 owing to ill health, but continued to superintend the herbarium. His principal research was in marine zoology.
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