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Dr Jon Harvey

Senior Lecturer in Fisheries Science

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Biological and Marine Sciences

Summary

Programme Leader for BSc Ecology and Environment, BSc Marine and Freshwater Biology and BSc Aquatic Zoology. Dr Jon Harvey has more than 20 years' experience in fisheries management within freshwater bodies. His research and consultancy work includes rehabilitation techniques for freshwater fisheries, environmental impact assessment, impacts of flow regulation on fisheries, stock assessment techniques, and conservation of fresh waters for fish and other wildlife. Jon is programme leader for three undergraduate degrees and contributes to numerous taught modules, both as module leader and senior lecturer, as well as supervising MSc and PhD students. As well as producing research papers, he has produced more than 170 technical reports for external funding groups.

Journal Article

Temporal and spatial variations in the abundance and population structure of the spined loach (Cobitis taenia), a scarce fish species: implications for condition assessment and conservation

Nunn, A. D., Tewson, L. H., Bolland, J. D., Harvey, J. P., & Cowx, I. G. (2014). Temporal and spatial variations in the abundance and population structure of the spined loach (Cobitis taenia), a scarce fish species: implications for condition assessment and conservation. Aquatic conservation : marine and freshwater ecosystems, 24(6), 818-830. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2451

Flow requirements of non-salmonids

Cowx, I. G., Noble, R. A., Nunn, A. D., Bolland, J., Walton, S., Peirson, G., & Harvey, J. P. (2012). Flow requirements of non-salmonids. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 19(6), 548-556. https://doi.org/10.1111/fme.12017

Demography of sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) ammocoete populations in relation to potential spawning-migration obstructions

Nunn, A. D., Taylor, R. J., Cowx, I. G., Noble, R. A. A., Bolland, J. D., & Harvey, J. P. (2017). Demography of sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) ammocoete populations in relation to potential spawning-migration obstructions. Aquatic conservation : marine and freshwater ecosystems, 27(4), 764-772. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2748

Overcoming the dichotomy of implementing societal flood risk management while conserving instream fish habitat – A long-term study from a highly modified urban river

Angelopoulos, N. V., Harvey, J. P., Bolland, J. D., Nunn, A. D., Noble, R. A., Smith, M. A., …Cowx, I. G. (2018). Overcoming the dichotomy of implementing societal flood risk management while conserving instream fish habitat – A long-term study from a highly modified urban river. Journal of environmental management, 224, 69-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.07.030

Presentation / Conference

Prioritising eel-migration barriers for passage improvements.

Noble, R., Nunn, A., Harvey, J., & Cowx, I. Prioritising eel-migration barriers for passage improvements

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Jon Harvey welcomes applications for PhD and Masters degrees in any areas of fisheries science. Completed PhDs - Apiradee Hanpongkittikul, Impact of Cascade Weir Operation on Fisheries Resources in Nam Kam River and its tributary, second supervisor (2017) - Marie Taylor, The influence of flow management and habitat improvement works on fish communities in Yorkshire rivers (2016) - Sam Billington, Migratory patterns of salmon in the River Mersey, joint supervisor (2015) - Kaviphone Phouthavong, Adapting fisheries-based livelihoods to hydrological changes in the Mekong River: a case study of Lao PDR, second supervisor (2015) - Natalie Angelopoulos, To develop environmentally and socially acceptable methods for effective rehabilitation of rivers, to enable flood mitigation whilst protecting aquatic biodiversity, second supervisor (2013) - Andrea Robson, Impact of run-of-river hydropower schemes on fisheries (2013) - Michelle Smith, Ecological and environmental consequences of flooding and flow management in rivers, second supervisor (2013) - Ryan Taylor, Applications of fish scale analysis to understand growth dynamics of fish populations, joint supervisor (2011) - Darren Rollins, The efficacy of back calculation methods for determining length at age data and the use of such data to determine growth standards, national growth patterns and recruitment dynamics of roach (Rutilus rutilus (L.)),dace (Leuciscus leuciscus(L.))and chub (Leuciscus cephalus (L.)) in UK rivers, second supervisor (2009) - Andrew Nunn, The dynamics of larval and 0+ juvenile fish populations in lowland rivers, joint supervisor (2005) - Richard Noble, The factors affecting the availability of fish to bitterns (Botaurus stellaris (L.)): implications for the management of reedbeds, second supervisor (2003) Current PhD supervisions - Tim Stone, Fisheries impacts of water resources management in Yorkshire rivers (2013-17) - Ibrahim Alharthi, Freshwater fish and fisheries of Saudi Arabia, joint supervisor (2014-2017) - Amiluke Msukwa, Impact of ornamental fisheries of biodiversity in Lake Malawi, second supervisor (2016-2019) - Rachel Ainsworth, Economic and social impacts of lost inland fisheries on food security, second supervisor (2015-2018)