University of Aberdeen
Current Position Senior Lecturer in Fisheries Science
Telephone +44(0)1224 272 278
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • Impacts of climate change on fish and fisheries
  • Ecology and biology of fish at the individual-, population- and community-levels
  • Bycatch avoidance tools for minimising discards at sea
  • Sustainable management of commercial fisheries
  • Developing knowledge and strategies for climate-smart fishing

Recent Key Papers

  • McQueen, K., and Marshall, C.T. 2017. Shifts in spawning phenology of cod linked to rising sea temperatures. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 74: 1561-1573.
  • Little, A., Needle, C.L., Hilborn, R., Holland, D. and Marshall, C. T. 2015. Real-time spatial management approaches to reduce bycatch and discards: experiences from Europe and the United States. Fish and Fisheries 16: 576-602.
  • Baudron, A. R., Needle, C.L., Rijnsdorp, A. and Marshall, C.T. 2014. Warming temperatures and smaller body sizes: synchronous changes in growth of North Sea fishes. Global Change Biology 20: 1023-1031.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • The implications of spatial and temporal variation in marine biodiversity of demersal species for community ecology, marine policy and the Scottish fishing industry
  • The Fatter the Better? What does fat content in mackerel and herring tell about the functioning of the North Sea ecosystem?
  • Developing an evidence base and methodology for the assessment of fish and shellfish stocks using Remote Electronic Monitoring data
  • Identifying climate smart development pathways for the Scottish pelagic fishing industry
  • Understanding the decline and recovery of one of the South Atlantic’s largest fisheries (Southern blue whiting)