Dr Ian J Winfield
My work focuses on the ecology and management of freshwater fish and benefits from a broad, integrative approach facilitated by being undertaken within a Lake Ecosystem Group. Although such work is conducted throughout the UK and overseas, a large component of it involves the continuation of long-term netting and trapping studies of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus), perch (Perca fluviatilis) and pike (Esox lucius) in Windermere, which began during the 1940s and now constitute time series of unparalleled duration, detail and quality. This work is augmented by the use of state-of-the-art hydroacoustics to investigate fish abundance, distribution and size structure, together with aspects of their biotic and abiotic environments. I frequently undertake commissioned research for a wide range of regional, national and international customers.
I also sit on regional, national and international advisory bodies, I have frequent contacts with local and national media, and I am currently the President of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI).
See also the NERC Open Research Archive.
Winfield, I. J. (2013). An overview of recreational fisheries in the UK: resources, threats and management. Proceedings of the 3rd China (Xiamen) International Recreational Fisheries Forum, 134-142.
Winfield, I. J., Bean, C. W., Gorst, J., Gowans, A. R. D., Robinson, M. & Thomas, R. (2013). Assessment and conservation of whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus) in the U.K. Advances in Limnology 64, 305-321.
Thomas, R., Fletcher, J. M., James, J. B. & Winfield, I. J. (2013). Assessment and conservation of gwyniad (Coregonus lavaretus) in Llyn Tegid, U.K.: persistence in the face of eutrophication, water level fluctuations and ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus) introduction. Advances in Limnology 64, 363-376.
Hewitt, S. M. & Winfield, I. J. (2013). Location of whitefish (Coregonus lavaretus) spawning grounds using Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) spraints and prey remains. Advances in Limnology 64, 333-343.
Hateley, J., Clabburn, P., Drastik, V., Godlewska, M., Guillard, J., Kubecka, J., Morrissey, E., Thackeray, S. J. & Winfield, I. J. (2013). Standardisation of hydroacoustic techniques for fish in fresh waters. In: Papadakis, J. S. & Bjørnø, L. (editors) Proceedings of the First Underwater Acoustics Conference. FORTH Institute of Applied & Computational Mathematics. Heraklion, Greece. pp. 1595-1600.
Thackeray, S. J., Henrys, P. A., Feuchtmayr, H., Jones, I. D., Maberly, S. C. & Winfield, I. J. (2013). Food web de-synchronisation in England’s largest lake: an assessment based upon multiple phenological metrics. Global Change Biology 19, 3568-3580. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12326.
Brucet, S., Pédron, S., Mehner, T., Lauridsen, T. L., Argillier, C., Winfield, I. J., Volta, P., Emmrich, M., Hesthagen, T., Holmgren, K., Benejam, L., Kelly, F., Krause, T., Palm, A., Rask, M. & Jeppesen, E. (2013). Fish diversity in European lakes: geographical predictors dominate over anthropogenic pressures. Freshwater Biology 58, 1779-1793. DOI: 10.1111/fwb.12167.
Volta, P., Jeppesen, E., Campi, B., Sala, P., Emmrich, M., & Winfield, I. J. (2013). The population biology and life history traits of Eurasian ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernuus (L.), Pisces: Percidae) introduced into eutrophic and oligotrophic lakes in Northern Italy. Journal of Limnology 72, 280-290. DOI: 10.4081/jlimnol.2013.e22.
Miller, H., Bull, J. M., Cotterill, C. J., Dix, J. K., Winfield, I. J., Kemp, A. E. S. & Pearce, R. B. (2013). Lake bed geomorphology and sedimentary processes in glacial lake Windermere, UK. Journal of Maps 9, 299-312. DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2013.780986.
Volta, P., Jeppesen, E., Leoni, B., Campi, B., Sala, P., Garibaldi, L., Lauridsen, T. L. & Winfield, I. J. (2013). Recent invasion by a non-native cyprinid (common bream Abramis brama) is followed by major changes in the ecological quality of a shallow lake in southern Europe. Biological Invasions 15, 2065-2079. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-013-0433-z.