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Biography Richard is an experienced researcher in the Hull International Fisheries Institute, specialising in the assessment, conservation and management of freshwater fish communities and habitats.

His role comprises a combination of research, consultancy and teaching. Current research covers ecohydrology, the assessment of conservation status of diadromous fish species, the response of fish to environmental management, river lamprey behaviour and the management of their exploitation, and fish-friendly innovative technologies for hydropower (FITHydro).

Richard's experience includes research for government agencies and water companies, together with pan-European projects that developed tools for the assessment of ecological status using fish (FAME and EFI+) and projects that developed qualitative modelling of concepts in ecology and ecosystems (Naturnet-Redime and DYNALEARN).

During his career, Richard has been involved in research that has contributed to national and international programs. This has ranged from research on fish communities in wetlands during his PhD for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds under the LIFE-funded programme that has successfully protected and enhanced the status of bitterns in the UK, to contributions to the implementation of the Water Framework Directive through EU level research projects and direct contributions to the UK Technical Advisory Group.

A recent professional highlight was being elected in 2017 as a Fellow of The Institute of Fisheries Management, the professional body for fisheries management in the UK, as recognition of my contribution to the institute and fisheries management.
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