Dr Rob Fryer
Information, Quality and Statistics
Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, UK
Details of specialism
I develop statistical methodology and deliver statistical analyses that underpin scientific advice to policy.
In particular, I am involved in:
- assessing the trends and status of contaminants and biological effects around Scotland and in the North-East Atlantic
- delivering the Clean Seas Indicator for Scotland’s National Performance Framework
- spatio-temporal modelling of freshwater biological and environmental data
- modelling the size-selection of fishing gear
- ethical experimental design
External committees and responsibilities
- UK delegate and lead statistician on the OSPAR Working Group on Monitoring and on Trends and Effects of Substances in the Marine Environment
- member of the Clean and Safe Seas Evidence Group
Papers of relevance
Malcolm IA, Millidine KJ, Glover RS, Jackson FL, Millar CP and Fryer RJ (2019) Development of a large-scale juvenile density model to inform the assessment and management of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) populations in Scotland. Ecological Indicators 96, 303-316.
O’Neill FG, Fryer RJ, Frandsen R, Herrmann B, Madsen N and Mieske B (2020) A meta-analysis of plaice size-selection data in otter trawl codends. Fisheries Research 227, 105558.
Jackson FL, Fryer RJ, Hannah DM, Millar CP and Malcolm IA (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.
Marine Scotland Science
PO Box 101
375 Victoria Road
+44 (0)131 244 2500