Ieuan completed a BSc Animal Behaviour at the University of Exeter and then an MSc Marine Environmental Management at the University of York
Spatio-temporal trends in biodiversity of demersal fish in the North Sea and its relevance for the fishing industry
- To investigate whether spatio-temporal trends in demersal fish biodiversity can be used to predict the likelihood of bycatch in the fishing industry
- Produce maps of biodiversity and discard hotspots, and test whether biodiversity is a good predictor for discarding/bycatch.
- If it is, then use these biodiversity maps to create tools for fishers to spatially avoid areas characterised by high levels of discarding and bycatch