Dr Nick Jones
Room: 104 Nuffield Laboratory Phone: 01248 383754
I am a Researcher at the Centre for Applied Marine Sciences with a background in sclerochronology, molluscan biology, conservation and sustainable aquaculture. In 1999 I completed a BSc in Marine Biology followed by an M.Sc in Shellfish Biology, Fisheries and Culture in 2000 from Bangor University. I was awarded a PhD from Bangor for my work on aspects of cephalopod biology in 2010.
During my time at Bangor I have worked on a number of collaborative research projects investigating growth records and geochemical signatures in the shells of the long-lived bivalves, in order to analyse past environmental conditions. Furthermore, I have been involved in projects developing conservation and sustainable aquaculture rearing techniques for a number of temperate and tropical marine fish species. Recent work has involved working alongside commercial mussel growers in order to develop sustainable seed collection and on-growing practices.
I have also worked as a Senior Aquarist at a public aquarium, a self-employed Aquatic Consultant, and as a Larval Room Superintendent at a commercial finfish hatchery. Particular areas of interest include; sustainable aquaculture practices, animal welfare, aquaculture-based fisheries stock enhancement and conservation, sustainable resource management, aquaculture technologies, and in particular, the development of novel culture techniques for coral reef fish and invertebrate species.
- Marine Biology BSc (University of Wales, Bangor)
- Shellfish Biology, Fisheries and Culture MSc (University of Wales, Bangor)
- Aspects of the biology of the cuttlefish Sepiola atlantica and Sepia officinalis PhD (University of Wales, Bangor)
- Distribution and reproductive biology of the little cuttlefish Sepiola atlantica Orbigny (1839-1842) around Anglesey, North WalesJones, N & Richardson, C 2012, 'Distribution and reproductive biology of the little cuttlefish Sepiola atlantica Orbigny (1839-1842) around Anglesey, North Wales' Helgoland Marine Research, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 233-242. DOI: 10.1007/s10152-011-0265-0
- Laboratory culture, growth, and the life cycle of the little cuttlefish Sepiola Atlantica (Cephalopoda: Sepiolodae).Jones, NJ & Richardson, CA 2010, 'Laboratory culture, growth, and the life cycle of the little cuttlefish Sepiola Atlantica (Cephalopoda: Sepiolodae).' Journal of Shellfish Research, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 241-246. DOI: 10.2983/035.029.0121
- Transport of cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis, eggs under dry and damp conditionsJones, N, Ridgway, I & Richardson, C 2009, 'Transport of cuttlefish, Sepia officinalis, eggs under dry and damp conditions' Journal of Molluscan Studies, vol. 75, no. 2, pp. 192-194. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eyp011
Welsh Government SMARTExpertise grant award of £384,735 for a 3 year project (July 2018 to June 2021). Project: SustaiNable Aquariums Project (SNAP). Total project budget £771,423 with collaborative partner match-funding
Welsh Government Academic Expertise for Business (A4B) grant of £128,053 for a 12 month project (January to December 2014). Project: Development of culture techniques for pelagic spawning reef fish (HE 06 15 1007)