John Davidson

Senior Research Scientist, Freshwater Institute

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John Davidson is a Senior Research Scientist at the Freshwater Institute. He is responsible for designing and managing research projects, writing grant proposals, and disseminating results through peer-reviewed publications, industry articles, and conference presentations. John has authored more than 50 research articles on a range of topics, including recirculating aquaculture system technologies, characterizing and optimizing the fish culture environment for salmonids, off-flavor remediation, and sustainable aquafeeds. He has received three Superior Paper Awards from the Aquacultural Engineering Society and several Editor’s Choice Awards from the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society. John began working at the Freshwater Institute as a student intern in 1997 and now holds a Dr. Philos. degree from the University of Bergen (Norway), a Master of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources from West Virginia University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Shepherd University.

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


Improving Feeds for Land-based Salmon Farming

Fueled by increased global demand for salmon and the opportunity to help salmon farmers accelerate development to meet this de...

Supporting the Growth of Land-based Atlantic Salmon Production

The Freshwater Institute recently completed a research project in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point...

Supporting the Viability and Expansion of Land-Based Aquaculture

A five-year plan to support the research and sustainable growth of land-based, closed-containment fish farming in the United S...

Researching and Restoring West Virginia’s Declining Brook Trout Population

A collaboration between the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute looks...