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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 Faye Jackson

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Telephone: +44 (0)131 244 2498

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

Research Interests

I work on a range of different projects in the Environment Group at Marine Scotland Science Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory (MSS-FFL). I undertook my PhD with MSS-FFL and the University of Birmingham, funded by a NERC Open CASE studentship. My project focused on the development of novel monitoring and modelling methodologies to understand and predict the spatio-temporal variability in river temperature. As part of this we designed and deployed the Scotland River Temperature Monitoring Network. We used data from SRTMN to develop a national river temperature model which can simultaneously predict daily maximum river temperature and climate sensitivity for rivers across Scotland, for any day of the year. Interactive maps of river temperature and sensitivity to climate change have been made available on MSS NMPi webpages.

Some of my current research interests include:

  • Modelling the physio-chemical characteristics of rivers (e.g. river temperature, water quality), at large spatial scales, under current and future scenarios (e.g. climate change, land use change)

  • Influence of physio-chemical characteristics (e.g. river temperature, water quality) on fish populations

  • Large-scale spatial data analysis and statistical modelling (using R)

  • Development and dissemination of tools to inform policy and management


I collaborate with individuals from a wide range of organisations. These include; government agencies (SNH, SEPA), local fisheries trusts, district salmon fisheries boards and universities. My main academic collaborations are with staff at the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham and I hold an associate position there.


Selected Peer Reviewed Papers

Jackson, F. L., Fryer, R. J., Hannah, D. M., Millar, C.P., and Malcolm, I. A. (2018) A spatio-temporal statistical model of maximum daily river temperatures to inform the management of Scotland's Atlantic salmon rivers under climate change. Science of The Total Environment., 612, 1543-1558.

Jackson, F. L., Fryer, R. J., Hannah, D. M., and Malcolm, I. A. (2017) Can spatial statistical river temperature models be transferred between catchments?, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 4727-4745.

Jackson, F. L., Hannah, D. M., Fryer, R. J., Millar, C. P., and Malcolm, I. A. (2016) Development of spatial regression models for predicting summer river temperatures from landscape characteristics: implications for land and fisheries management. Hydrological Processes doi: 10.1002/hyp.11087.

Jackson F.L. Malcolm I.A. Hannah D.M. (2016) A novel approach for designing large-scale river temperature monitoring networks. Hydrology Research. nh2015106; DOI: 10.2166/nh.2015.106

Selected MSS Leaflets and Tools

The Scotland River Temperature Monitoring Network (SRTMN)

Where should we plant trees to protect rivers from high water temperatures?

Interactive national maps of maximum temperature and sensitivity to climate change


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