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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Winfield, I. J. (2013). An overview of recreational fisheries in the U.K.: resources, threats and management. Proceedings of the 3rd China (Xiamen) International Recreational Fisheries Forum, 134-142.
Vindenes, Y., Edeline, E., Ohlberger, J. Langangen, Ø, Winfield, I. J., Stenseth, N. Chr. & Vøllestad, L. A. (2014). Effects of climate change on trait-based dynamics of a top predator in freshwater ecosystems. American Naturalist. DOI: 10.1086/674610.
Miller, H, Winfield, I. J. Fletcher, J. M., James, J. B., van Rijn, J., Bull, J. M. & Cotterill, C. J. (2014). Distribution, characteristics and condition of Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) spawning grounds in a differentially eutrophicated twin-basin lake. Ecology of Freshwater Fish. DOI: 10.1111/eff.12122.