Alan Walker is a research scientist based at the Lowestoft Cefas laboratory. Alan has worked at Cefas since 2000, and is expert in multidisciplinary approaches to management of freshwater and diadromous fish, including design and application of tracking studies to reveal fish behaviour and habitat use, population dynamics and application of population models to inform assessment and policy, fish ecophysiology and population genetics. Alan has contributed to numerous international working groups on eels and salmonids, and is currently chair of the EIFAAC/ICES/GFCM Working Group on Eels, and a member of the IUCN Anguillid Eel Specialist Group.
Alan’s research interests focus on understanding the life history of diadromous fish species, those that reproduce in freshwater but grow in the marine, or vice versa. Alan applies this knowledge in developing data collection methods across the diversity of freshwater, estuarine and marine environments so that we can improve our assessments of stock status and human impacts, and therefore support policy makers and stakeholders in their support of the conservation and sustainable use of these key fish species.
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