Dr Jennifer Shepperson

Marine Biology Lecturer, Senior Fisheries Researcher

Contact info

Room: 324 Westbury Mount     Phone: 01248 382476

E-mail: j.shepperson@bangor.ac.uk

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I graduated in Ecology from Cardiff University in 2011, and completed a Masters in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Ulster in 2013. I studied for a PhD at Bangor University between 2013 and 2017, and have since been working as a PostDoctoral Fisheries Research Officer at Bangor University. My research is focussed on fisheries management, in particular, developing models to predict both the environmental impacts of fishing and the behavioural response of fishers to management.

My current research involves translating the most up-to-date research on the benthic impacts of trawling into a quantiative tool to assess fisheries against the Marine Stewardship Council's eco-certification Fishery Standards. I am particularly interested in the trade-offs between model complexity and accessibility (i.e. data requirements), as well as the incentives (both positive and negative) that such a tool can create for fisheries.

For my PhD I developed an individual based model to predict the behavioural response of fishermen to management (e.g. spatial displacement followin area closures). I am interested in understanding more about how fishermen make decisions, and how we can better model these decisions to reduce unexpected or unintended consequences of management

Research Areas

Marine Conservation and Resource Management

Marine Ecology

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    A comparison of VMS and AIS data: the effect of data coverage and vessel position recording frequency on estimates of fishing footprints

    Shepperson, J., Hintzen, N. T., Szostek, C., Bell, E., Murray, L. & Kaiser, M., 1 May 2018, In: ICES Journal of Marine Science. 75, 3, p. 988-998

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. Published

    Methodological considerations when using local knowledge to infer spatial patterns of resource exploitation

    Shepperson, J. L., Murray, L. G., Cook, S., Whiteley, H. & Kaiser, M. J., 30 Oct 2014, In: Biological Conservation. 180, p. 214-223

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  4. Published

    Near disappearance of the Angelshark Squatina squatina over half a century of observations

    Hiddink, J. G., Shepperson, J., Bater, R., Goonesekera, D. & Dulvy, N. K., Sep 2019, In: Conservation Science and Practice. 1, 9, e97.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. Published

    Use of a choice-based survey approach to characterise fishing behaviour in a scallop fishery

    Shepperson, J., Lambert, G., Murray, L., Mackinson, S., Bell, E. & Kaiser, M., 1 Dec 2016, In: Environmental Modelling and Software. 86, p. 116-130

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review