In the run-up to our Clyde Salmon Homecoming Conference on Saturday 21st May we’ll be posting a profile for each guest speaker.
First up is Professor Neil Metcalfe (Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow):
Prof. Neil Metcalfe has been studying the biology of Atlantic salmon and brown trout for over 30 years. His research group at the University of Glasgow has focussed on understanding how small behavioural and physiological differences between individual fish affect their performance – for instance, why is it that apparently identical fish, living in the same environment, grow at different rates or migrate to sea at different ages? Why are some able to get territories while others are displaced? And can we predict how these patterns will alter if the environment changes?
Neil is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and has been given ‘Highly Cited’ status by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), being in the top 300 most-frequently cited scientists worldwide in Animal & Plant Sciences.
The conference is aimed at anyone with an interest in salmon biology, fishery management or in the ecology of the Clyde system. Tickets are free but limited so please register at https://clydesalmonhomecoming.eventbrite.co.uk.