Ieuan Jones

Ieuan completed a BSc Animal Behaviour at the University of Exeter and a 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

PhD Aims:

  • To investigate whether spatio-temporal trends in demersal fish biodiversity can be used to predict the likelihood of bycatch in the fishing industry

PhD Objectives:

  • 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

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