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Marine science: directory of scientists

Published: 23 Nov 2019

Details of scientists working for the Marine Scotland Directorate, with some supporting documents attached.

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Marine science: directory of scientists
Dr John Armstrong

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Dr John Armstrong

Telephone: +44 (0)131 244 2096


Marine Scotland Science Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory, Faskally, Pitlochry, PH16 5LB, Scotland, UK

Research Interests

  • Scientific basis for management of freshwater fisheries
  • Population dynamics
  • Fish ecology and its interaction with behaviour and physiology
  • Coastal ecology of salmonid fishes
  • Managing the environment for conservation and wealth generation

Recent collaborators include:

  • Cromarty Fisheries (Simon McKelvey)
  • University of Glasgow (Neil Metcalfe)
  • US Forest Service (Keith Nislow)
  • University of Trondheim (Sigurd Einum)
  • NINA (Trondheim) (Grethe Robertson)
  • University of St Andrews/Sea Mammal Research Institute (Anne Magurran, Chris Todd, Phil Hammond)
  • Galloway Fisheries Trust (Rowan Armstrong, Jamie Ribbens, Jackie Graham)
  • University of Cardiff (Siân Griffiths)
  • Wyremicro (Phil Rycroft)
  • University of Gotheburg (Johan Höjesjö )

External Committees and Responsibilities

Wide-ranging representation of freshwater fisheries science matters, including currently technical advisor to the Wild Fisheries Review Group. Advisor to Government policy divisions and the freshwater fisheries management sector.

Most Recent Publications

  • Godfrey, J.D., Stewart, D.S., Middlemas, S.J. & Armstrong, J.D. (2014). Depth use and migratory behaviour of homing Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in Scottish coastal waters. ICES Journal of Marine Science. On line.
  • Otero, J., L'Abée-Lund, J. H., Castro-Santos, T., Leonardsson, K., Storvik, G. O., Jonsson, B., Dempson, B., Russell, I. C., Jensen, A. J., Baglinière, J.-L., Dionne, M., Armstrong, J. D., Romakkaniemi, A., Letcher, B. H., Kocik, J. F., Erkinaro, J., Poole, R., Rogan, G., Lundqvist, H., MacLean, J. C., Jokikokko, E., Arnekleiv, J. V., Kennedy, R. J., Niemelä, E., Caballero, P., Music, P. A., Antonsson, T., Gudjonsson, S., Veselov, A. E., Lamberg, A., Groom, S., Taylor, B. H., Taberner, M., Dillane, M., Arnason, F., Horton, G., Hvidsten, N. A., Jonsson, I. R., Jonsson, N., McKelvey, S., Næsje, T. F., Skaala, Ø., Smith, G. W., Sægrov, H., Stenseth, N. C. and Vøllestad, L. A. (2014). Basin-scale phenology and effects of climate variability on global timing of initial seaward migration of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Global Change Biology 20, 61–75.
  • Robertson, G., Armstrong, J.D., Nislow, K.H., Herfidal, I., McKelvey, S. & Einum, S. (2014). Spatial variation in the relationship between performance and metabolic rate in wild juvenile salmon. Journal of Animal Ecology 83, 791-799.
  • Griffiths, S.W., Orpwood, J.E., Ojanguran, A.F., Armstrong, J.D. & Magurran, A.E. (2014). Sexual segregation in monomorphic minnows. Animal Behaviour 88, 7-14.
  • Burton, T., McKelvey, S., Stewart, D.C, Armstrong, J.D. & Metcalfe, N.B. (2013). Early maternal experience shapes offspring performance in the wild. Ecology 94,618–626


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