Peter Davies
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Peter Davies

Post-Doctoral Researcher

School of Biological and Marine Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Biography

Biography

I am interested in how, where and why animals move, and applying this knowledge to inform their conservation. For my PhD I used telemetry to understand how habitat fragmentation affects the movements of threatened migratory fish, and how fish populations respond when habitats are reconnected. My current work as postdoctoral researcher in the aMER research group spans two major projects: FISH INTEL, a cross-channel effort to broaden our understanding of the movements of marine species to inform ecosystem-based fisheries management; and SEAWave in which we are exploring the effects of marine renewable energy devices on marine ecosystems.

Publications

Publications

Key publications

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Journals
Articles
Davies P, Britton JR, Nunn AD, Dodd JR, Bainger C, Velterop R & Bolland JD (2022) 'Individual movement variation in upstream‐migrating sea lamprey <i>Petromyzon marinus</i> in a highly fragmented river' Freshwater Biology 67, (4) 643-656 , DOI
Davies P, Britton JR, Nunn AD, Dodd JR, Bainger C, Velterop R & Bolland JD (2021) 'Cumulative impacts of habitat fragmentation and the environmental factors affecting upstream migration in the threatened sea lamprey, <scp> <i>Petromyzon marinus</i> </scp>' Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 31, (9) 2560-2574 , DOI
Antognazza CM, Britton JR, De Santis V, Kolia K, Turunen OA, Davies P, Allen L, Hardouin EA, Crundwell C & Andreou D (2021) 'Environmental DNA reveals the temporal and spatial extent of spawning migrations of European shad in a highly fragmented river basin' Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 31, (8) 2029-2040 , DOI
Antognazza CM, Britton RJ, Read DS, Goodall T, Mantzouratou A, De Santis V, Davies P, Aprahamian M, Franklin E & Hardouin EA (2020) 'Application of eDNA metabarcoding in a fragmented lowland river: Spatial and methodological comparison of fish species composition' Environmental DNA 3, (2) 458-471 , DOI
Davies P, Britton RJ, Nunn AD, Dodd JR, Crundwell C, Velterop R, Ó’Maoiléidigh N, O'Neill R, Sheehan EV & Stamp T (2020) 'Novel insights into the marine phase and river fidelity of anadromous twaite shad Alosa fallax in the UK and Ireland' Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 30, (7) 1291-1298 , DOI Open access
Davies P & Sheehan EV (2019) 'Laser chasing behaviour of wild fishes exploited as a tool to compare space use between size, sex and species' Journal of Applied Ichthyology 35, (6) 1225-1233 , DOI
Bolland JD, Nunn AD, Angelopoulos NV, Dodd JR, Davies P, Gutmann Roberts C, Britton JR & Cowx IG (2019) 'Refinement of acoustic-tagging protocol for twaite shad Alosa fallax (Lacépède), a species sensitive to handling and sedation' Fisheries Research 212, 183-187 , DOI
Davies P, Williams C, Carpenter G & Stewart BD (2018) 'Does size matter? Assessing the use of vessel length to manage fisheries in England' Marine Policy 97, 202-210 , DOI