Prof John Derrik Fish

Prof John Derrik Fish

Emeritus Professor

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Research is centred on the distribution, feeding, growth and life-cycles of the fauna of open coast and estuarine habitats, and involves long-term studies on a range of species. Emphasis is placed on the study of recruitment patterns of benthic populations with the aim of determining the impact on population dynamics of key species, including those of commercial importance. This research is relevant to conservation interests and fisheries management.


Tracking leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) during consecutive inter-nesting intervals: Further support for direct transmitter attachmentByrne, R., Fish, J., Doyle, T. K. & Houghton, J. D. R. 2009 In : Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.377, 2, p. 68-758 p.
A method for genotype validation and primer assessment in heterozygote-deficient species, as demonstrated in the prosobranch mollusc Hydrobia ulvaeBrownlow, R. J., Dawson, D. A., Horsburgh, G. J., Bell, J. J. & Fish, J. D. 2008 In : BMC Genetics.9, 55