John Davidson

Research Scientist, Freshwater Institute

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John Davidson is a Research Scientist with the Freshwater Institute. He is responsible for managing research projects and for contributing to grant proposals and peer-reviewed and industry press publications spanning a broad range of topics, including fish production technologies, fish biology and physiological performance, water quality, off-flavor remediaton techniques, and sustainable aquafeeds. John has worked for the Freshwater Institute for more than 20 years, publishing numerous research and industry articles focused on fish production in recirculating aquaculture systems, earning him Intrafish’s 40 under 40 Award in 2016 and multiple Superior Paper Awards from the Aquacultural Engineering Society. John holds a Dr. Philos. 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...