Emma Nolan

PhD student at Bournemouth University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Life and Environmental Sciences 

‘Reconciling fisheries with conservation: quantifying recreational values of non-native fishes with their consequences for native biodiversity’This unique project utilises Severn Basin Predator Fisheries as a model system to study the ecological and trophic interactions of co-occurring native and invasive, large-bodied piscivorous fishes, pike (Esox lucius) and zander (Sander lucioperca), in England. Data are gathered through non-destructive sampling and monitoring techniques including stable isotope analysis and acoustic telemetry, with sample collection in collaboration with local predator anglers. The project also has a socio-ecological element whereby angler motivations, behaviour and levels of participation are assessed to highlight the value of fisheries based on non-native fishes. ​

Research links: ResearchGate, Linkedin, Twitter

Supervisors: Professor Robert Britton, Dr Susanna Curtin