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Fiona Gibb

Planning and Environmental Advice Programme
Ecology and Conservation Group
Fish Biologist


Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, UK

Pronouns: she/her

Details of specialism

I am interested in understanding fish populations (in terms of life history variation, distribution, movements and connectivity) to help inform the sustainable management of commercially important fish species, such as cod, haddock and sandeel, particularly in the context of climate change impacts. Other priority work is in support of the conservation of key vulnerable species, such as the flapper skate and tall sea pen.

I am also committed to the advancement of equality and diversity in the workplace, being an active member of MSS’ Athena SWAN team.

Main policy links

  • Scottish MPA network
  • climate change
  • marine nature conservation (science advice relating to protected species and habitats)
  • conservation of priority marine features
  • equality and diversity

Papers of relevance

Gibb FM, Régnier T and Wright PJ (2020) Inferring early larval traits from otolith microstructure in the sandeel. Journal of Sea Research 158, 101872.

Régnier T, Gibb FM and Wright PJ (2018) Temperature effects on egg development and larval condition in the lesser sandeel, Ammodytes marinus. Journal of Sea Research 134, 34-41.

Neat F, Pinto C, Burrett I, Cowie L, Travis J, Thorburn J, Gibb F and Wright PJ (2015) Site fidelity, survival and conservation options for the threatened flapper skate (Dipturus cf. intermedia). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 25, 6-20.

Gibb FM, Gibb IM and Wright PJ (2007) Isolation of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) nursery areas. Marine Biology 151, 1185-1194.

Wright PJ and Gibb FM (2005) Selection for birth date in North Sea haddock and its relation to maternal age. Journal of Animal Ecology 74(2), 303-312.

Details of linked research pages

Fiona Gibb’s ResearchGate profile



Marine Scotland Science
Scottish Government
Marine Laboratory
PO Box 101
375 Victoria Road
AB11 9DB


+44 (0)131 244 2500


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