John W. Davidson III

Senior Research Associate, Freshwater Institute


John-Davidson-2John’s research has focused on the land-based aquaculture of salmonid species and recirculating aquaculture systems technology, with specific projects related to system hydraulics, waste management, aquaculture production noise, water quality and nitrate nitrogen toxicity. He also manages aquaculture production systems in several buildings onsite and oversees the annual production of rainbow trout for supplemental stocking in support of Maryland’s recreational trout fishing program.

While at the Freshwater Institute -- where he started in 1998 as a part-time research assistant -- John has authored 20 peer review research articles published in various aquaculture journals, including Aquacultural Engineering and Aquaculture. He also has received several Superior Paper Awards from the Aquacultural Engineering Society.

John holds an M.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Resources from West Virginia University and a B.S in Biology from Shepherd College.

Contact: jdavidson@conservationfund.org   Phone: 304-876-2815, ext.221   Office: Freshwater Institute, National Headquarters (WV)