Dr David Righton

Lead Scientist

David has over 25 years' research and commercial experience in temperate and tropical marine environments. He is an active researcher and publisher; with research interests encompassing fish behaviour and ecology, spatial dynamics and foraging strategy, and the management of fisheries/ human impacts

He works on a wide range of study species, ranging from Atlantic cod to European eel and Atlantic bluefin tuna.  His science and advisory role is underpinned by a strong background in project management and delivery of complex interdisciplinary and multi-partner/ country projects for UK Government and the EU, and in consequence he leads on Cefas-wide science and research planning activity. David is a former associate editor of the Journal of Marine Biology and is currently the chair of the Buckland Foundation.


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