Robert Britton

Professor Robert Britton

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  • rbritton at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Professor
  • Christchurch House C238b, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I am a fish ecologist with interests across invasion, freshwater and coastal ecology, and parasitology. My current research topics cover the effects of global changes, such as climate change, habitat disturbance and introductions of non-native species, on the ecology and management of freshwater resources. My work on invasion ecology covers factors influencing the establishment of introduced species (e.g. the role of propagule pressure), subsequent impacts on biodiversity (e.g. sharing of trophic space, impacts of competition, predator-prey relationships), their life history traits across time and space (e.g. influence of latitude and temperature on growth), and their management in the environment (from pre-introduction to eradication). Outputs of my work have included the development of risk management schemes, analysis and evaluation of eradication programmes and increased understandings of invasion patterns and processes. Species I regularly work on are topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva, common carp Cyprinus carpio and European barbel Barbus barbus...

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Journal Articles

  • Bašić, T., Britton, J.R., Rice, S.P. and G Pledger, A., 2017. Impacts of gravel jetting on the composition of fish spawning substrates: Implications for river restoration and fisheries management. Ecological Engineering, 107, 71-81.
  • Guo, Z., Sheath, D., Amat Trigo, F. and Britton, J.R., 2017. Comparative functional responses of native and high-impacting invasive fishes: impact predictions for native prey populations. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 26 (4), 533-540.
  • Jackson, M.C., Evangelista, C., Zhao, T., Lecerf, A., Britton, J.R. and Cucherousset, J., 2017. Between-lake variation in the trophic ecology of an invasive crayfish. FRESHWATER BIOLOGY, 62 (9), 1501-1510.
  • Copp, G.H., Britton, J.R., Wesley, K.J. and Davison, P.I., 2017. Non-native fish dispersal as a contaminant of aquatic plant consignments – A case study from England. Management of Biological Invasions, 8 (3), 437-442.
  • Britton, J., Ruiz-Navarro, A., Verreycken, H. and Amat-Trigo, F., 2017. Trophic consequences of introduced species: comparative impacts of increased inter-specific versus intra-specific competitive interactions. Functional Ecology.
  • Busst, G.M.A. and Britton, J.R., 2017. Comparative trophic impacts of two globally invasive cyprinid fishes reveal species-specific invasion consequences for a threatened native fish. FRESHWATER BIOLOGY, 62 (9), 1587-1595.
  • Al-Shorbaji, F., Roche, B., Britton, R., Andreou, D. and Gozlan, R., 2017. Influence of predation on community resilience to disease. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY, 86 (5), 1147-1158.
  • Dick, J.T.A. et al., 2017. Invader Relative Impact Potential: a new metric to understand and predict the ecological impacts of existing, emerging and future invasive alien species. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, 54 (4), 1259-1267.
  • Busst, G.M.A. and Britton, J.R., 2017. Tissue-specific turnover rates of the nitrogen stable isotope as functions of time and growth in a cyprinid fish. Hydrobiologia, 1-12.
  • Rees, E.M.A., Edmonds-Brown, V.R., Alam, M.F., Wright, R.M., Britton, J.R., Davies, G.D. and Cowx, I.G., 2017. Socio-economic drivers of specialist anglers targeting the non-native European catfish (Silurus glanis) in the UK. PLOS ONE, 12 (6).
  • Pegg, J., Andreou, D., Williams, C.F. and Britton, J.R., 2017. Consistent patterns of trophic niche specialization in host populations infected with a non-native copepod parasite. PARASITOLOGY, 144 (7), 945-953.
  • Roberts, C.G., Basic, T., Amat Trigo, F. and Britton, J.R., 2017. Trophic consequences for riverine cyprinid fishes of angler subsidies based on marine-derived nutrients. FRESHWATER BIOLOGY, 62 (5), 894-905.
  • Laverty, C., Pegg, J. et al., 2017. Assessing the ecological impacts of invasive species based on their functional responses and abundances. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, 19 (5), 1653-1665.
  • Davison, P.I., Copp, G.H., Creach, V., Vilizzi, L. and Britton, J.R., 2017. Application of environmental DNA analysis to inform invasive fish eradication operations. SCIENCE OF NATURE, 104 (3-4).
  • Nyqvist, M.J., Cucherousset, J., Gozlan, R.E. and Britton, J.R., 2017. Relationships between individual movement, trophic position and growth of juvenile pike (Esox lucius). Ecology of Freshwater Fish.
  • Britton, J.R., Berry, M., Sewell, S., Lees, C. and Reading, P., 2017. Importance of small fishes and invasive crayfish in otter Lutra lutra diet in an English chalk stream. KNOWLEDGE AND MANAGEMENT OF AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS.
  • Medoc, V., Firmat, C., Sheath, D.J., Pegg, J., Andreou, D. and Britton, J.R., 2017. Parasites and Biological Invasions: Predicting Ecological Alterations at Levels From Individual Hosts to Whole Networks. NETWORKS OF INVASION: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE AND CASE STUDIES, 57, 1-54.
  • Rodrigues Casimiro, A.C., Zoccal Garcia, D.A., Augusto Costa, A.D., Britton, J.R. and Orsi, M.L., 2017. Impoundments facilitate a biological invasion: Dispersal and establishment of non-native armoured catfish Loricariichthys platymetopon (Isbruckler & Nijssen, 1979) in a neotropical river. LIMNOLOGICA, 62, 34-37.
  • Evangelista, C., Lecerf, A., Britton, J.R. and Cucherousset, J., 2017. Resource composition mediates the effects of intraspecific variability in nutrient recycling on ecosystem processes. Oikos.
  • Amat Trigo, F., Roberts, C.G. and Britton, J.R., 2017. Spatial variability in the growth of invasive European barbel Barbus barbus in the River Severn basin, revealed using anglers as citizen scientists. KNOWLEDGE AND MANAGEMENT OF AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS.
  • Zieritz, A., Gallardo, B., Baker, S.J., Britton, J.R., van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H., Verreycken, H. and Aldridge, D.C., 2017. Changes in pathways and vectors of biological invasions in Northwest Europe. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, 19 (1), 269-282.
  • Pinder, A.C., Velterop, R., Cooke, S.J. and Britton, J.R., 2017. Consequences of catch-and-release angling for black bream Spondyliosoma cantharus, during the parental care period: implications for management. ICES JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE, 74 (1), 254-262.
  • Copp, G.H., Britton, J.R., Guo, Z., Edmonds-Brown, V.R., Pegg, J., Vilizzi, L. and Davison, P.I., 2017. Trophic consequences of non-native pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus for native pond fishes. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, 19 (1), 25-41.
  • Guo, Z., Liu, J., Lek, S., Li, Z., Zhu, F., Tang, J., Britton, R. and Cucherousset, J., 2017. Coexisting invasive gobies reveal no evidence for temporal and trophic niche differentiation in the sublittoral habitat of Lake Erhai, China. ECOLOGY OF FRESHWATER FISH, 26 (1), 42-52.
  • Ruiz-Navarro, A., Gillingham, P.K. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Predicting shifts in the climate space of freshwater fishes in Great Britain due to climate change. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, 203, 33-42.
  • Davies, G.D. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Assessment of non-native fish dispersal from a freshwater aquaculture site. FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND ECOLOGY, 23 (5), 428-430.
  • Ruiz-Navarro, A., Gillingham, P.K. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Shifts in the climate space of temperate cyprinid fishes due to climate change are coupled with altered body sizes and growth rates. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY, 22 (9), 3221-3232.
  • Sheath, D.J., Andreou, D. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Interactions of warming and exposure affect susceptibility to parasite infection in a temperate fish species. PARASITOLOGY, 143 (10), 1340-1346.
  • Davison, P.I., Creach, V., Liang, W.-J., Andreou, D., Britton, J.R. and Copp, G.H., 2016. Laboratory and field validation of a simple method for detecting four species of non-native freshwater fish using eDNA. JOURNAL OF FISH BIOLOGY, 89 (3), 1782-1793.
  • Phang, S.C., Stillman, R.A., Cucherousset, J., Britton, J.R., Roberts, D., Beaumont, W.R.C. and Gozlan, R.E., 2016. FishMORPH - An agent-based model to predict salmonid growth and distribution responses under natural and low flows. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 6.
  • Jackson, M.C., Grey, J., Miller, K., Britton, J.R. and Donohue, I., 2016. Dietary niche constriction when invaders meet natives: evidence from freshwater decapods. JOURNAL OF ANIMAL ECOLOGY, 85 (4), 1098-1107.
  • Hamidan, N., Jackson, M.C. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Diet and trophic niche of the endangered fish Garra ghorensis in three Jordanian populations. ECOLOGY OF FRESHWATER FISH, 25 (3), 455-464.
  • Basic, T. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Characterizing the trophic niches of stocked and resident cyprinid fishes: consistency in partitioning over time, space and body sizes. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 6 (14), 5093-5104.
  • Jackson, M.C., Britton, J.R., Cucherousset, J., Guo, Z., Stakenas, S., Gozlan, R.E., Godard, M.G., Roussel, J.-M. and Copp, G.H., 2016. Do non-native pumpkinseed Lepomis gibbosus affect the growth, diet and trophic niche breadth of native brown trout Salmo trutta? HYDROBIOLOGIA, 772 (1), 63-75.
  • Britton, J.R. and Andreou, D., 2016. Parasitism as a Driver of Trophic Niche Specialisation. TRENDS IN PARASITOLOGY, 32 (6), 437-445.
  • Fletcher, D.H., Gillingham, P.K., Britton, J.R., Blanchet, S. and Gozlan, R.E., 2016. Predicting global invasion risks: a management tool to prevent future introductions. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 6.
  • Al-Shorbaji, F., Roche, B., Gozlan, R., Britton, R. and Andreou, D., 2016. The consequences of reservoir host eradication on disease epidemiology in animal communities. EMERGING MICROBES & INFECTIONS, 5.
  • Antognazza, C.M., Andreou, D., Zaccara, S. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Corrigendum to Loss of genetic integrity and biological invasions result from stocking and introductions of Barbus barbus: Insights from rivers in England [Ecology and Evolution (2016), 6,5: 1280-1292. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1906]. Ecology and Evolution, 6 (10), 3439.
  • Pinder, A.C., Hopkins, E., Scott, L.J. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Rapid visual assessment of spawning activity and associated habitat utilisation of sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus Linnaeus, 1758) in a chalk stream: implications for conservation monitoring. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY, 32 (2), 364-368.
  • Busst, G.M.A. and Britton, J.R., 2016. High variability in stable isotope diet-tissue discrimination factors of two omnivorous freshwater fishes in controlled ex situ conditions. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY, 219 (7), 1060-1068.
  • Antognazza, C.M., Andreou, D., Zaccara, S. and Britton, R.J., 2016. Loss of genetic integrity and biological invasions result from stocking and introductions of Barbus barbus: insights from rivers in England. ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 6 (5), 1280-1292.
  • Murray, G.P.D., Stillman, R.A. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Habitat complexity and food item size modify the foraging behaviour of a freshwater fish. Hydrobiologia, 766 (1), 321-332.
  • Copp, G.H. et al., 2016. European Non-native Species in Aquaculture Risk Analysis Scheme - a summary of assessment protocols and decision support tools for use of alien species in aquaculture. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 23 (1), 1-11.
  • Copp, G.H. et al., 2016. A preliminary evaluation of the European Non-native Species in Aquaculture Risk Assessment Scheme applied to species listed on Annex IV of the EU Alien Species Regulation. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 23 (1), 12-20.
  • Gallardo, B., Zieritz, A., Adriaens, T., Bellard, C., Boets, P., Britton, J.R., Newman, J.R., van Valkenburg, J.L.C.H. and Aldridge, D.C., 2016. Trans-national horizon scanning for invasive non-native species: a case study in western Europe. Biological Invasions, 18 (1), 17-30.
  • Guo, Z., Andreou, D. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Sea Lamprey Petromyzon marinus Biology and Management Across Their Native and Invasive Ranges: Promoting Conservation by Knowledge Transfer. REVIEWS IN FISHERIES SCIENCE & AQUACULTURE, 25 (1), 84-99.
  • Liu, C.-L., Chen, Y.-F., He, D.-K., Fletcher, D. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Otolith microstructure reveals consequences for juvenile growth of fractional spawning in an invasive goldfish Carassius auratus (Linnaeus, 1758) population. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY, 31 (6), 1029-1033.
  • Pinder, A.C., Raghavan, R. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Efficacy of angler catch data as a population and conservation monitoring tool for the flagship Mahseer fishes (Tor spp.) of Southern India. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 25 (6), 829-838.
  • Pinder, A.C., Raghavan, R. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Efficacy of angler catch data as a population and conservation monitoring tool for the flagship mahseer fishes (Tor spp.) of Southern India. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.
  • Zaccara, S., Trasforini, S., Antognazza, C.M., Puzzi, C., Britton, J.R. and Crosa, G., 2015. Morphological and genetic characterization of Sardinian trout Salmo cettii Rafinesque, 1810 and their conservation implications. Hydrobiologia, 760 (1), 205-223.
  • Britton, J.R., Tran, T.N.Q. and Ruiz-Navarro, A., 2015. Synergistic effects of propagule pressure and trophic subsidies overcome biotic resistance to a non-native fish. BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS, 17 (11), 3125-3131.
  • Zaccara, S., Trasforini, S., Antognazza, C.M., Puzzi, C., Britton, J.R. and Crosa, G., 2015. Morphological and genetic characterization of Sardinian trout Salmo cettii Rafinesque, 1810 and their conservation implications. HYDROBIOLOGIA, 760 (1), 205-223.
  • Pegg, J., Andreou, D., Williams, C.F. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Temporal changes in growth, condition and trophic niche in juvenile Cyprinus carpio infected with a non-native parasite. PARASITOLOGY, 142 (13), 1579-1587.
  • Pegg, J., Andreou, D., Williams, C.F. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Head morphology and piscivory of European eels, Anguilla anguilla, predict their probability of infection by the invasive parasitic nematode Anguillicoloides crassus. FRESHWATER BIOLOGY, 60 (10), 1977-1987.
  • Davies, G.D. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Assessing the efficacy and ecology of biocontrol and biomanipulation for managing invasive pest fish. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY, 52 (5), 1264-1273.
  • Busst, G.M.A., Basic, T. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Stable isotope signatures and trophic-step fractionation factors of fish tissues collected as non-lethal surrogates of dorsal muscle. RAPID COMMUNICATIONS IN MASS SPECTROMETRY, 29 (16), 1535-1544.
  • Hickley, P., Britton, J.R., Macharia, S., Muchiri, S.M. and Boar, R.R., 2015. The introduced species fishery of Lake Naivasha, Kenya: ecological impact vs socio-economic benefits. FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND ECOLOGY, 22 (4), 326-336.
  • Sheath, D.J., Williams, C.F., Reading, A.J. and Robert Britton, J., 2015. Parasites of non-native freshwater fishes introduced into england and wales suggest enemy release and parasite acquisition. Biological Invasions, 17 (8), 2235-2246.
  • Al-Shorbaji, F.N., Gozlan, R.E., Roche, B., Britton, J.R. and Andreou, D., 2015. The alternate role of direct and environmental transmission in fungal infectious disease in wildlife: threats for biodiversity conservation. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 5.
  • Basic, T. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Utility of fish scales from stock assessment surveys in stable isotope analysis for initial assessments of trophic relationships in riverine fish communities. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY, 31 (2), 296-300.
  • Hamidan, N. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Reproductive ecology of Garra ghorensis, a critically endangered fish in Jordan. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 98 (5), 1399-1409.
  • Pinder, A., Raghavan, R. and Britton, J.R., 2015. The legendary hump-back mahseer Tor spp. of India’s River Cauvery: an endemic fish swimming towards extinction? Endangered Species research.
  • Busst, G.M.A. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Quantifying the growth consequences for crucian carp Carassius carassius of competition from non-native fishes. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 24 (3), 489-492.
  • Liu, C., Chen, Y. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Influences of environmental and chemical parameters on the spatial growth patterns of four riverine cyprinid fishes. KNOWLEDGE AND MANAGEMENT OF AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS.
  • Evangelista, C., Britton, R.J. and Cucherousset, J., 2015. Impacts of invasive fish removal through angling on population characteristics and juvenile growth rate. Ecology and Evolution, 5 (11), 2193-2202.
  • Pegg, J., Andreou, D., Williams, C.F. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Head morphology and piscivory of European eels, Anguilla anguilla, predict their probability of infection by the invasive parasitic nematode Anguillicoloides crassus. Freshwater Biology, 60 (10), 1977-1987.
  • Tran, T.N.Q., Britton, J. and et al., 2015. Patterns of trophic niche divergence between invasive and native fishes in wild communities are predictable from mesocosm studies. Journal of Animal Ecology.
  • Jackson, M.C., Ruiz-Navarro, A. and Britton, J., 2015. Population density modifies the ecological impacts of invasive species. Oikos.
  • Ruiz-Navarro, A., Britton, J.R., Jackson, M.C., Davies, G.D. and Sheath, D., 2015. Reproductive ecology and diet of a persistent Ameiurus melas (Rafinesque, 1820) population in the UK. JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY, 31 (1), 201-203.
  • Davies, G.D. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Influences of population density, temperature and latitude on the growth of invasive topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 24 (1), 91-98.
  • Simon, A., Gozlan, R.E., Britton, J.R., van Oosterhout, C. and Haenfling, B., 2015. Human induced stepping-stone colonisation of an admixed founder population: the spread of topmouth gudgeon (Pseudorasbora parva) in Europe. AQUATIC SCIENCES, 77 (1), 17-25.
  • Basic, T., Britton, J.R., Jackson, M.C., Reading, P. and Grey, J., 2015. Angling baits and invasive crayfish as important trophic subsidies for a large cyprinid fish. AQUATIC SCIENCES, 77 (1), 153-160.
  • Hamidan, N. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Age and growth rates of the critically endangered fish Garra ghorensis can inform their conservation management. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 25 (1), 61-70.
  • Roy, H., Britton, J. and et al., 2014. Horizon scanning for invasive alien species with the potential to threaten biodiversity in Great Britain. Global Change Biology, 20, 3859-3871.
  • Hamidan, N. and Britton, J.R., 2014. Reproductive ecology of Garra ghorensis, a critically endangered fish in Jordan. Environmental Biology of Fishes.
  • Zaccara, S., Antognazza, C.M., Buonerba, L., Britton, R. and Crosa, G., 2014. Human-mediated contact zone between endemic and invasive Barbus species (Osteichthyes: Cyprinidae) in a regulated lowland river: genetic inferences and conservation implications. ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 81 (4), 571-583.
  • Pegg and Britton, J.R., 2014. Fisheries studies should consider the effects of fish parasites. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 10 (3), 477-478.
  • Busst, G.M. and Britton, J.R., 2014. Quantifying the growth consequences for crucian carp Carassius carassius of competition from non-native fishes. Ecology of Freshwater Fish.
  • Busst, G.M. and Britton, J.R., 2014. Precision of the age-length increments of three cyprinids: effects of fish number and sub-sampling strategy. Journal of Fish Biology, 84, 1926-1939.
  • Britton, J.R. and Blackburn, R., 2014. Application and utility of using otolith weights in the ageing of three flatfish species. FISHERIES RESEARCH, 154, 147-151.
  • Oyugi, D.O., Mavuti, K.M., Aloo, P.A., Ojuok, J.E. and Britton, J.R., 2014. Fish habitat suitability and community structure in the equatorial Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Hydrobiologia, 727 (1), 51-63.
  • Rees, E.M.A., Britton, J.R., Godard, M.J., Crooks, N., Miller, J.I., Wesley, K.J. and Copp, G.H., 2014. Efficacy of tagging european catfish silurus glanis (L., 1758) released into ponds. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 30 (1), 127-129.
  • Jackson, M.C. and Britton, J.R., 2014. Divergence in the trophic niche of sympatric freshwater invaders. Biological Invasions, 16 (5), 1095-1103.
  • Orsi, M.L. and Britton, J.R., 2014. Long-term changes in the fish assemblage of a neotropical hydroelectric reservoir. Journal of Fish Biology, 84 (6), 1964-1970.
  • Gozlan, R.E., Burnard, D., Britton, J.R. and Andreou, D., 2014. Evidence of female preference for hidden sex signals in distant fish species. Behavioural Ecology, 25 (1), 53-57.
  • Zaccara, S., Crosa, G., Binelli, G., Vanetti, I., Harper, D.M., Mavuti, K.M., Balarin, J.D. and Britton, J.R., 2014. Genetic and morphological analyses indicate high population mixing in the endangered cichlid Alcolapia flock of East Africa. Conservation Genetics, 15 (2), 429-440.
  • Davies, G.D. and Britton, J.R., 2014. Influences of population density, temperature and latitude on the growth of invasive topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva. Ecology of Freshwater Fish.
  • Azevedo Zoccal Garcia, D., Luís Orsi, M., Robert Britton, J., Simões de Almeida, F. and Teresa Silva e Souza, A., 2014. Invasion characteristics of Pterygoplichthys ambrosettii (Holmberg, 1893) in the lower Paranapanema River, Brazil. Journal of Applied Ichthyology.
  • Garcia, D.A.Z., Almeida, F.S., Silva e Souza, T., Britton, J.R. and Orsi, M.L., 2014. Invasion characteristics of Pterygoplichthys ambrosettii (Holmberg, 1893) in the lower Paranapanema River, Brazil. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 30 (5), 1041-1044.
  • Britton, J.R. and Gozlan, R.E., 2013. Geo-politics and freshwater fish introductions: How the Cold War shaped Europe's fish allodiversity. Global Environmental Change, 23 (6), 1566-1574.
  • Jackson, M.C. and Britton, J.R., 2013. Variation in the trophic overlap of invasive Pseudorasbora parva and sympatric cyprinid fishes. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 22 (4), 654-657.
  • Jackson, M.C., Allen, R., Pegg, J. and Britton, J.R., 2013. Do trophic subsidies affect the outcome of introductions of a non-native freshwater fish? Freshwater Biology, 58 (10), 2144-2153.
  • Vilizzi, L., Copp, G.H. and Britton, J.R., 2013. Age and growth of European barbel Barbus barbus (Cyprinidae) in the small, mesotrophic River Lee and relative to other populations in England. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems.
  • Murray, G.P.D., Stillman, R.A., Gozlan, R.E. and Britton, J.R., 2013. Experimental Predictions of The Functional Response of A Freshwater Fish. Ethology, 119, 1-11.
  • Britton, J.R. and Gozlan, R.E., 2013. European concerns over GM salmon. Nature, 498 (7453), 171.
  • Britton, J.R. and Gozlan, R.E., 2013. Transgenic fish: European concerns over GM salmon. Nature, 498 (7453), 171.
  • Davies, G.D., Gozlan, R.E. and Robert Britton, J., 2013. Can accidental introductions of non-native species be prevented by fish stocking audits? Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 23 (3), 366-373.
  • Williams, C.F., Britton, J.R. and Turnbull, J.F., 2013. A risk assessment for managing non-native parasites. Biological Invasions, 15 (6), 1273-1286.
  • Hamidan, N. and Britton, J.R., 2013. Length-weight relationships for three fish species (Capoeta damascina, Garra rufa, and Nemacheilus insignis) native to the Mujib Basin, Jordan. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 29 (2), 480-481.
  • Nyqvist, M.J., Gozlan, R.E., Cucherousset, J. and Robert Britton, J., 2013. Absence of a Context-General Behavioural Syndrome in a Solitary Predator. Ethology, 119 (2), 156-166.
  • Britton, J.R., Davies, G.D. and Pegg, J., 2013. Spatial variation in the somatic growth rates of European barbel Barbus barbus: A UK perspective. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 22 (1), 21-29.
  • Gozlan, R.E., Burnard, D., Andreou, D. and Britton, J.R., 2013. Understanding the threats posed by non-native species: public vs. conservation managers. PLoS One, 8 (1), e53200.
  • Davies, G.D., Gozlan, R.E. and Robert Britton, J., 2013. Can accidental introductions of non-native species be prevented by fish stocking audits? Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems.
  • Britton, J.R., 2013. Introduced parasites in food webs: new species, shifting structures? Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 28 (2), 93-99.
  • Jackson, M.C. and Britton, J.R., 2013. Variation in the trophic overlap of invasive Pseudorasbora parva and sympatric cyprinid fishes. Ecology of Freshwater Fish.
  • Rees, E.M.A., Britton, J.R., Copp, G.H., Godard, M.J., Crooks, N., Miller, J.I. and Wesley, K.J., 2013. Efficacy of tagging European catfish Silurus glanis (L., 1758) released into ponds. Journal of Applied Ichthyology.
  • Britton, J. and Gozlan, R., 2013. How many founders for a biological invasion? Predicting introduction outcomes from propagule pressure. Ecology.
  • Reading, A.J., Britton, J.R., Davies, G.D., Shinn, A.P. and Williams, C.F., 2012. Introduction and spread of non-native parasites with Silurus glanis L. (Teleostei: Siluridae) in UK fisheries. Journal of Helminthology, 86 (4), 510-513.
  • Britton, J.R. and Orsi, M.L., 2012. Non-native fish in aquaculture and sport fishing in Brazil: Economic benefits versus risks to fish diversity in the upper River Paraná Basin. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 22 (3), 555-565.
  • Beardsley, H. and Britton, J.R., 2012. Recruitment success in a roach Rutilus rutilus population of a hydrologically stable chalk river: Relative influences of temperature and flow. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 21 (2), 168-171.
  • Britton, J.R., Pegg, J., Baker, D. and Williams, C.F., 2012. Do lower feeding rates result in reduced growth of a cyprinid fish infected with the Asian tapeworm? Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 21 (2), 172-175.
  • Beardsley, H. and Britton, J.R., 2012. Contribution of temperature and nutrient loading to growth rate variation of three cyprinid fishes in a lowland river. Aquatic Ecology, 46 (1), 143-152.
  • Jackson, M.C., Donohue, I., Jackson, A.L., Britton, J.R., Harper, D.M. and Grey, J., 2012. Population-level metrics of trophic structure based on stable isotopes and their application to invasion ecology. PLoS ONE, 7 (2).
  • Nyqvist, M.J., Gozlan, R.E., Cucherousset, J. and Britton, J.R., 2012. Behavioural syndrome in a solitary predator is independent of body size and growth rate. PLoS ONE, 7 (2).
  • Oyugi, D.O., Cucherousset, J., Baker, D.J. and Britton, J.R., 2012. Effects of temperature on the foraging and growth rate of juvenile common carp, Cyprinus carpio. Journal of Thermal Biology, 37 (1), 89-94.
  • Britton, J.R., 2012. Testing strength of biotic resistance against an introduced fish: Inter-specific competition or predation through facultative piscivory? PLoS One, 7 (2).
  • Simon, A., Britton, J.R., Gozlan, R.E., van Oosterhout, C., Volckaert, F.A.M. and Hänfling, B., 2011. Invasive Cyprinid fish in Europe originate from the single introduction of an admixed source population followed by a complex pattern of spread. PLoS One, 6 (6).
  • Pegg, J., Williams, C., Cucherousset, J. and Britton, J.R., 2011. What are the consequences of infection by the introduced parasite Philometroides sanguineus for threatened crucian carp Carassius carassius populations in England? Ecology Of Freshwater Fish.
  • Cucherousset, J., Acou, A., Blanchet, S., Britton, J.R., Beaumont, W.R.C. and Gozlan, R.E., 2011. Fitness consequences of individual specialisation in resource use and trophic morphology in European eels. Oecologia.
  • Oyugi, D.O., Harper, D.M., Britton, J.R., Ntiba, M.J., Kisia, S.M. and Britton, J.R., 2011. Management implications of the response of two tilapiine cichlids to long-term changes in lake level, allodiversity and exploitation in an equatorial lake. AMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment.
  • Britton, J.R., Cucherousset, J., Grey, J. and Gozlan, R.E., 2011. Determining the strength of exploitative competition from an introduced fish: roles of density, biomass and body size. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 20, 74-79.
  • Britton, J.R., Copp, G.H. and Gozlan, R.E., 2011. Managing non-native fish in the environment. Fish and Fisheries, 12, 256-274.
  • Britton, J.R., Pegg, J. and Gozlan, R.E., 2011. Quantifying imperfect detection in an invasive pest fish and the implications for conservation management. Biological Conservation, 144, 2177-2181.
  • Britton, J.R. and Pegg, J., 2011. Ecology of European barbel Barbus barbus: implications for river, fishery and conservation management. Reviews in Fisheries Science, 19, 321-330.
  • Pegg, J. and Britton, J.R., 2011. Effects of inter- and intra-specific competition on the growth rates of juvenile European barbel Barbus barbus used in the stock enhancement of UK fisheries. Fisheries Research, 112, 8-12.
  • Orsi, M.L. and Britton, J.R., 2011. Length-weight relationships of 15 fishes of the Capivara Reservoir (Paranapanema Basin, Brazil). Journal of Applied Ichthyology.
  • Oyugi, D.O., Cucherousset, J., Baker, D.J. and Britton, J.R., 2011. Temperature effects on the growth and foraging of juvenile common carp Cyprinus carpio. Journal of Thermal Biology.
  • Oyugi, D.O., Cucherousset, J. and Britton, J.R., 2011. Temperature-dependent feeding interactions between two invasive fishes competing through interference and exploitation. Reviews in Fish Biology & Fisheries.
  • Britton, J.R., Pegg, J. and Williams, C.F., 2011. Pathological and ecological host consequences of infection by an introduced fish parasite. PLoS One, 6.
  • Oyugi, D.O., Cucherousset, J., Ntiba, M.J., Kisia, S.M., Harper, D.M. and Britton, J.R., 2011. Life history traits of an equatorial carp Cyprinus carpio population in relation to thermal influences on invasive populations. Fisheries Research, 110, 92-97.
  • Britton, J.R., Copp, G.H., Brazier, M. and Davies, G.D., 2011. A modular assessment tool for managing introduced fishes according to risks of species and their populations, and impacts of management actions. Biological Invasions, 13, 2847-2860.
  • Gherardi, F., Britton, J.R., Mavuti, K.M., Pacini, N., Grey, J., Tricarico, E. and Harper, D.M., 2011. A review of allodiversity in Lake Naivasha, Kenya: Developing conservation actions to protect East African lakes from the negative impacts of alien species. Biological Conservation, 144, 2585-2596.
  • Gozlan, R.E., Andreou, D., Golicher, D. et al., 2010. Pan-continental invasion of Pseudorasbora parva: towards a better understanding freshwater fish invasions. Fish and Fisheries.
  • Cucherousset, J., Britton, J.R., Beaumont, W.R.C., Nyqvist, M., Sievers, K. and Gozlan, R.E., 2010. Determining the effects of species, environmental conditions and tracking method on the detection efficiency of portable PIT telemetry. Journal of Fish Biology, 76 (4), 1039-1045.
  • Britton, J.R., 2010. Scale circuli patterns differentiate between hatchery-reared and wild Rutilus rutilus during evaluation of fish stockings. Journal of Fish Biology, 77, 2454-2459.
  • Britton, J.R., Harper, D.M., Oyugi, D.O. and Grey, J., 2010. The introduced Micropterus salmoides in an equatorial lake: a paradoxical loser in an invasion meltdown scenario? Biological Invasions.
  • Britton, J.R., Harper, D.M. and Oyugi, D.O., 2010. Is the fast growth of an equatorial Micropterus salmoides population explained by high water temperature?? Ecology Of Freshwater Fish, 19, 228-238.
  • Zieba, G., Copp, G.H., Davies, G.D., Stebbing, P., Wesley, K. and Britton, J.R., 2010. Recent releases and dispersal of non-native fishes in England and Wales, with emphasis on sunbleak Leucaspius delineatus. Aquatic Invasions.
  • Britton, J.R., Cucherousset, J., Davies, G.D., Godard, M.J. and Copp, G.H., 2010. Non-native fishes and climate change: predicting species responses to warming temperatures in a temperate region. Freshwater Biology, 55, 1130-1141.
  • Cucherousset, J., Britton, J.R., Beaumont, W.R.C., Nyqvist, M., Sievers, K. and Gozlan, R.E., 2010. Localising fish using PIT telemetry: determining the role of species, environmental conditions and tracking method. Journal of Fish Biology, 76, 1039-1045.
  • Gozlan, R.E., Britton, J.R., Cowx, I.G. and Copp, G.H., 2010. Current knowledge on non-native freshwater fish introductions. Journal of Fish Biology, 76, 751-786.
  • Britton, J.R., Davies, G.D. and Harrod, C., 2010. Trophic interactions and consequent impacts of the invasive fish Pseudorasbora parva in a native aquatic foodweb: a field investigation in the UK. Biological Invasions, 12, 1533-1542.
  • Britton, J.R., Davies, G.D. and Brazier, M., 2010. Towards the successful control of the invasive Pseudorasbora parva in the UK. Biological Invasions, 12, 125-131.
  • Britton, J.R., Jackson, M.C., Muchiri, S.M., Tarras-Wahlberg, H., Harper, D.M. and Grey, J., 2009. Status, Ecology and Conservation of an Endemic Fish, Oreochromis Niloticus Baringoenesis, in Lake Baringo, Kenya. Aquatic Conservation: Marine & Freshwater Ecosystems, 19, 487-496.
  • Hewlett, N.R., Snow, J. and Britton, J.R., 2009. The role of management practices in fish kills in recreational lake fisheries in England and Wales. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 16, 248-254.
  • Britton, J.R., 2009. Book Review: Reconciling Fisheries with Conservation: Proceedings of the Fourth World Fisheries Congress. Freshwater Biology, 54, 635-636.
  • Grey, J., Graham, C., Britton, J.R. and Harrod, C., 2009. Stable isotope analysis of archived roach (Rutilus rutilus) scales for retrospective study of shallow lake responses to nutrient reduction. Freshwater Biology, 54, 1663-1670.
  • Copp, G.H., Britton, J.R., Cucherousset, J., Garcia-Bethou, E., Kirk, R., Peeler, E. and Stakenas, S., 2009. Voracious invader or benign feline? A review of the environmental biology of European catfish Silurus glanis in its native and introduced ranges. Fish and Fisheries, 10, 252-282.
  • Britton, J.R., Jackson, M.C. and Harper, D.M., 2009. Ligula intestinalis (Cestoda: Diphyllobothriidae) in Kenya: a field investigation into host specificity and behavioural alterations. Parasitology, 136, 1367-1373.
  • Britton, J.R., Davies, G.D. and Brazier, M., 2009. Eradication of the Invasive Pseudorasbora Parva Results in Increased Growth and Production of Native Fishes. Ecology Of Freshwater Fish, 18, 8-14.
  • Britton, J.R., Davies, G.D. and Brazier, M., 2008. Contrasting Life History Traits of Invasive Topmouth Gudgeon (Pseudorasbora Parva) in Adjacent Ponds in England. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 24, 694-698.
  • Caffrey, J.M., Acevedo, S., Gallagher, K. and Britton, J.R., 2008. Chub (Leuciscus cephalus): a new potentially invasive fish species in Ireland. Aquatic Invasions, 3, 201-209.
  • Britton, J.R., Brazier, M., Davies, G.D. and Chare, S.I., 2008. Case Studies on Eradicating the Asiatic Cyprinid Pseudorasbora Parva From Fishing Lakes in England to Prevent Their Riverine Dispersal. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 18, 867-876.
  • Britton, J.R. and Harper, D.M., 2008. Juvenile Growth of Two Tilapia Species in Lakes Naivasha and Baringo, Kenya. Ecology Of Freshwater Fish, 17, 481-488.
  • Ibanez, A.L., Britton, J.R. and Cowx, I.G., 2008. Relationship Between Scale Growth Checks, Circuli Formation Rate and Somatic Growth in Rutilus Rutilus (L.) a Fish Farm-Reared Cyprinid. Journal of Fish Biology, 72, 1023-1034.
  • Bolland, J.D., Britton, J.R. and Cowx, I.G., 2007. Lifetime Consequences of Variable 0 Year Group Length in Riverine Populations of Chub Leuciscus Cephalus (L.). Journal of Fish Biology, 71, 1810-1819.
  • Britton, J.R. and Davies, G.D., 2007. Length-Weight Relationships of the Invasive Topmouth Gudgeon (Pseudorasbora Parva) in Ten Lakes in the UK. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 23, 624-626.
  • Britton, J.R., Pegg, J., Sedgwick, R. and Page, R., 2007. Investigating the Catch Returns and Growth Rate of Wels Catfish, Silurus Glanis, Using Mark-Recapture. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 14, 263-268.
  • Nunn, A.D., Harvey, J.P., Britton, J.R., Frear, P.A. and Cowx, I.G., 2007. Fish, Climate and the Gulf Stream: The Influence of Abiotic Factors on the Recruitment Success of Cyprinid Fishes in Lowland Rivers. Freshwater Biology, 52, 1576-1586.
  • Britton, J.R. and Davies, G.D., 2007. First U.K. Recording in the Wild of the Bighead Carp Hypophthalmichthys Nobilis. Journal of Fish Biology, 70, 1280-1282.
  • Britton, J.R., Boar, R.R., Grey, J., Foster, J., Lugonzo, J. and Harper, D.M., 2007. From Introduction to Fishery Dominance: The Initial Impacts of the Invasive Carp Cyprinus Carpio in Lake Naivasha, Kenya, 1999 to 2006. Journal of Fish Biology, 71, 239-257.
  • Britton, J.R., 2007. Reference Data for Evaluating the Growth of Common Riverine Fishes in the UK. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 23, 555-560.
  • Britton, J.R. and Davies, G.D., 2006. First Record of the White Catfish Ameiurus Catus in Great Britain. Journal of Fish Biology, 69, 1236-1238.
  • Pinder, A.C., Davies, G.D., Brazier, M. and Britton, J.R., 2006. A Case Study of the Population Ecology of a Topmouth Gudgeon (Pseudorasbora parva) Population in the UK and the Implication for Native Fish Communities. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 17, 749-759.
  • Britton, J.R. and Harper, D.M., 2006. Length-Weight Relationships of Fish Species in the Freshwater Rift Valley Lakes of Kenya. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 22, 334-336.
  • Brazier, M. and Britton, J.R., 2006. Eradicating the invasive topmouth gudgeon, Pseudorasbora parva, from a recreational fishery in Northern England. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 13, 329-335.
  • Davies, G.D. and Britton, J.R., 2006. Ornamental species of the genus Acipenser: new additions to the ichthyofauna of the UK. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 13, 207-210.
  • Copp, G.H., Carter, M.G., England, J. and Britton, J.R., 2006. The Re-Occurrence of the White Sucker Catostomus Commersonii in the River Gade (Hertfordshire). London Naturalist, 85, 115-119.
  • Musk, R., Britton, J.R. and Axford, S.N., 2006. The Effect of Subjective Fish Scales Ageing on Growth and Recruitment Analyses: A Case Study from the UK. Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria, 36, 81-84.
  • Britton, J.R., Pegg, J., Shepherd, J.S. and Toms, S., 2006. Revealing the Prey Items of the Otter Lutra Lutra in South West England Using Stomach Contents Analysis. Folia Zoologica, 55, 167-174.
  • Britton, J.R. and Harper, D.M., 2005. Assessing the true status of the fish species Labeo cylindricus (Peters 1868) (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in Lake Baringo, Kenya. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 30 (2), 203-205.
  • Britton, J.R., Shepherd, J.S., Toms, S. and Simpson, V., 2005. Presence of Carp, Cyprinus carpio, in the Diet of the Otter, Lutra Lutra. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 12, 221-223.
  • Pinder, A.C., Gozlan, R.E. and Britton, J.R., 2005. Dispersal of the Invasive Topmouth Gudgeon, Pseudorasbora parva in the UK: a Vector for an Emergent Infectious Disease. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 12, 411-414.
  • Britton, J.R. and Shepherd, J.S., 2005. Biometric Data to Facilitate the Diet Reconstruction of Piscivorous Fauna. Folia Zoologica, 54, 193-200.
  • Britton, J.R. and Harper, D.M., 2005. Preliminary Investigations into the Age and Growth of a Large Mouth Bass Population in an Equatorial Lake. Journal of East African Natural History, 94, 363-369.
  • Britton, J.R. and Harper, D.M., 2005. Assessing the True Status of Labeo Cylindricus in Lake Baringo, Kenya. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 30, 203-205.
  • Taylor, A.A.L., Britton, J.R. and Cowx, I.G., 2004. Does the Stock Density of Stillwater Catch and Release Fisheries Affect the Growth Performance of Introduced Cultured Barbel? Journal of Fish Biology, 65, 308-313.
  • Britton, J.R., Cowx, I.G. and Peirson, G., 2004. Sources of Error in the Ageing of Stocked Cyprinids. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 11, 415-417.
  • Hickley, P., Muchiri, S.M., Britton, J.R. and Boar, R.R., 2004. Discovery of Carp, Cyprinus Carpio, in the Already Stressed Fishery of Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 11, 139-142.
  • Hickley, P., Muchiri, S.M., Boar, R.R., Britton, J.R., Adams, C., Gichuru, N. and Harper, D.M., 2004. Habitat Degradation and Subsequent Fishery Collapse in Lakes Naivasha and Baringo, Kenya. Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology, 4, 503-517.
  • Britton, J.R., Axford, S.N., Cowx, I.G. and Frear, P.A., 2004. An Overview of Recruitment Patterns of Roach Rutilus Rutilus (L.) Between 1969 and 2001 in the Rivers of England and their Influence on Population Abundance. Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology, 4, 91-102.
  • Wilson, B.R., Feltham, M.J., Davies, J.M., Holden, T., Britton, J.R., Harvey, J.P. and Cowx, I.G., 2003. Increasing Confidence in Impact Estimates – The Monte Carlo Approach. Cormorant Ecology & Management: Vogelwelt, 124, 375-387.
  • Davies, J.M., Holden, T., Feltham, M.J., Wilson, B.R., Britton, J.R., Harvey, J.P. and Cowx, I.G., 2003. The Use of a Monte Carlo Simulation Model to Estimate the Impact of Great Cormorants at an Inland Fishery in England Cormorant. Ecology & Management: Vogelwelt, 124, 309-317.

Chapters

  • Gozlan, R.E. and Britton, J.R., 2015. Sustainable freshwater fisheries: The search for workable solutions. Freshwater Fisheries Ecology. 616-621.
  • Davies, J.M., Holden, T., Feltham, M.J., Wilson, B.R., Cowx, I.G., Harvey, J.P. and Britton, J.R., 2008. The relationship between cormorant and fish populations at a fishery system in England: an overview. In: Cowx, I.G., ed. Interaction Between Fish and Birds: Implications for Management. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 28-42.
  • Wilson, B.R., Davies, J.M., Holden, T., Feltham, M.J., Cowx, I.G., Harvey, J.P. and Britton, J.R., 2003. A quantitative assessment of the impact of goosander, Mergus merganser,on salmonid populations in two upland river systems in England and Wales. In: Cowx, I.G., ed. Interaction Between Fish and Birds: Implications for Management. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 119-138.
  • Britton, J.R., Cowx, I.G., Harvey, J.P., Davies, J.M., Holden, T., Feltham, M.J. and Wilson, B.R., 2003. Key Factor Analysis to Assess Cormorant Depredation on Inland Fisheries in the UK. In: Cowx, I.G., ed. Interactions Between Fish and Birds: Implications for Management. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 14-27.
  • Britton, J.R., Cowx, I.G., Harvey, J.P., Davies, J.M., Holden, T., Feltham, M.J. and Wilson, B.R., 2002. Compensatory Responses of Fish Populations in a Shallow Eutrophic Lake to Heavy Depredation Pressure by Cormorants and the Implications for Management. In: Cowx, I.G., ed. Management and Ecology of Lake and Reservoir Fisheries. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 170-183.

Conferences

  • Taylor, A.A.L., Britton, J.R. and Cowx, I.G., 2004. Does the stock density of stillwater catch and release fisheries affect the growth performance of introduced cultured barbel? 308-313.

Reports

  • Pinder, A. and Britton, J., 2016. Rapid assessment of the physiological impacts caused by catch-and-release angling on black bream Spondyliosoma cantharus. BUG.

Invited Lectures

  • 21st October 2013: FishBase Conference, Stockholm: Ecology and management of an invasive fish in the UK
  • 9th October 2013: Freshwater Invasive Species conference, CEH Lancaster
  • 2nd October 2013: Scientific working group on European catfish, Toulouse, France

Grants

  • ECO-CODING: Creating a centre for DNA Meta-barcoding Ecology at BU (HEIF (Higher Education Innovation Fund), 31 Jul 2016). Awarded

Conference Presentations

  • IFM Specialist Conference 2016: Farming and Fisheries, Impacts of gravel jetting on spawning substrates of lithophilic fish species, 10 May 2016, Penrith, England
  • 10th International Conference on the Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies (IsoEcol 2016), Quantifying the trophic consequences of parasitism through the application of stable isotope metrics and mixing models, 3 April 2016, Tokyo
  • Freshwater Invasives – Networking for Strategy (FINS-II), Best practice in aquatic biosecurity: the GB experience, 11 July 2016, Zagreb, Croatia
  • European Conference on Ecological Restoration, Impacts of gravel jetting on spawning substrates of lithophilic fish species, 22 August 2016, Germany

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) in Applied Biology (University of Hull, 1995)
  • PhD in Fisheries Science (University of Hull, 1999)

Memberships

  • British Ecological Society, Member,
  • Fisheries Society of the British Isles, Member,
  • Society of the Environment (CEnv), Chartered Environmentalist,
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