Dr Nick Jones
Room: 104 Nuffield Laboratory Phone: 01248 383754
I am a Researcher at the Centre for Applied Marine Sciences with a background in sclerochronology, molluscan biology, conservation and sustainable aquaculture. In 1999 I completed a BSc in Marine Biology followed by an M.Sc in Shellfish Biology, Fisheries and Culture in 2000 from Bangor University. I was awarded a PhD from Bangor for my work on aspects of cephalopod biology in 2010.
During my time at Bangor I have worked on a number of collaborative research projects investigating growth records and geochemical signatures in the shells of the long-lived bivalves, in order to analyse past environmental conditions. Furthermore, I have been involved in projects developing conservation and sustainable aquaculture rearing techniques for a number of temperate and tropical marine fish species. Recent work has involved working alongside commercial mussel growers in order to develop sustainable seed collection and on-growing practices.
I have also worked as a Senior Aquarist at a public aquarium, a self-employed Aquatic Consultant, and as a Larval Room Superintendent at a commercial finfish hatchery. Particular areas of interest include; sustainable aquaculture practices, animal welfare, aquaculture-based fisheries stock enhancement and conservation, sustainable resource management, aquaculture technologies, and in particular, the development of novel culture techniques for coral reef fish and invertebrate species.