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Prof. J. Malcolm Elliott

Qualifications: D.Sc. (Dunelm, 1977), C.Biol., FSB (elected 1975), Ph.D. (Exeter 1965), B.Sc.(Hons) (Dunelm, 1962), B.Sc. (Dunelm, 1961).

Honours: Scientific Medal of the Zoological Society of London (1980). Elected Honorary Member of the Freshwater Biological Association (1996). Awarded certificate of excellence by the North American Plecoptera Society (1996). Awarded the Beverton Medal of The Fisheries Society of the British Isles (1999). Elected Honorary Life Member of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (2009).
Position: Honorary Fellow of the Freshwater Biological Association. Employed as an animal ecologist at the Windermere Laboratory of the Freshwater Biological Association / Institute of Freshwater Ecology from 1965 to 2000 (individual merit promotion from 1979).
Adjunct Professor (1996-2006) and Emeritus Professor (2006-present) of freshwater biology in The Norwegian College of Fishery Science, University of Tromsø.
Experience: Author of over 220 publications on the ecology of brown trout, salmon, Arctic charr and freshwater invertebrates, including eleven books on: Statistical Analysis (two editions), British Freshwater Megaloptera and Neuroptera (three editions), British Freshwater Leeches, Adults of British Ephemeroptera, Larvae of British Ephemeroptera (two editions), Quantitative Ecology and the Brown Trout, A Guide to the Interpretation of Sea-trout Scales. Visiting Professor at University of Vienna, Austria (1988), visiting lecturer at Universities of Bergen, Norway (1977) and Lund, Sweden (1977), and at Institute of Limnology, Austria (1974-75). Editor of Journal of Animal Ecology (1976-1992).
Scientific Expertise: Quantitative ecology of salmonids, including their population dynamics, growth, movements, feeding behaviour and energetics. Quantitative ecology of freshwater invertebrates, especially those living in upland trout streams.
Recent Publications:
216.                 Elliott, J.M. (2009) Freshwater Megaloptera and Neuroptera of Britain and Ireland: keys to adults and larvae, and a review of their ecology. Freshwater Biological Association, Scientific Publication No. 65. Pp. 71.
217.                 Elliott, J.M. (2009) Inter- and intra-specific differences in the number of larval instars in British populations of 24 species of stoneflies (Plecoptera). Freshwater Biology 54, 1271-1284.
218.                 Elliott, J.M. (2009) Validation and implications of a growth model for brown trout, Salmo trutta, using long-term data from a small stream in Northwest England. Freshwater Biology 54, 2263-2275.
219.                 Elliott, J.M. & Humpesch, U.H. (2010) Mayfly larvae (Ephemeroptera) of Britain and Ireland: Keys and a review of their ecology. Freshwater Biological Association, Scientific Publication No. 66. Pp. 152.
220.                 Kutschera, U. & Elliott, J.M. (2010) Charles Darwin’s observations on the behaviour of earthworms and the evolutionary history of a giant endemic species from Germany, Lumbricus badensis (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae). Applied and Environmental Soil Science 2, 1-11.
221.                Klemetsen, A. & Elliott, J.M. (2010) Spatial distribution and diversity of macroinvertebrates on the stony shore of a subarctic lake. International Review of Hydrobiology 95, 190-206.
222.                 Thackeray, S.J., Sparks, T.H., Frederiksen, M., Burthe, S., Bacon, P.J., Bell, J.R., Botham, M.S., Brereton, T.M., Bright, P.W., Carvalho, L., Clutton-Brock, T., Dawson, A., Edwards, M., Elliott, J.M., Harrington, R., Johns, D., Jones, I.D., Jones, J.T., Leech, D.I., Roy, D.B., Scott, W.A., Smith, M., Smithers, R.J., Winfield, I.J. & Wanless, S. (2010) Trophic level asynchrony in rates of phenological change for marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments. Global Change Biology 16, 3304-3313.
223.                 Elliott, J.M. & Elliott, J.A. (2010) Temperature requirements of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar, brown trout Salmo trutta and Arctic charr Salvelinus alpinus: predicting the impacts of climate change. Journal of Fish Biology 77, 1793-1817.
224.                 Elliott, J.M. & Kutschera, U. (2011) Medicinal leeches: historical use, ecology, genetics and conservation. Freshwater Reviews 4, 21-41.
225.                 Elliott, J.M. (2011) A comparative study of the relationship between light intensity and feeding ability in brown trout (Salmo trutta) and Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus). Freshwater Biology 56, 1962-1972.
226.                 Kutschera, U. & Elliott, J.M. (2013) Do mudskippers and lungfishes elucidate the early evolution of four-limbed vertebrates? Evolution: Education and Outreach 1(8), 1-8.
227.                 Persson, L. & Elliott, J.M. (2013) Population variation and individual maximum size in two leech populations: energy extraction from cannibalism or niche widening? Oecologia 172, 119-127.
228.                 Elliott, J.M. (2013) Contrasting dynamics from egg to adult in the life cycle of summer and overwintering generations of Baetis rhodani in a small stream. Freshwater Biology
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