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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

 Will Davison

Will Davison

Postdoctoral Research Associate

 Geoffrey Pope 201


Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter , Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QD, UK


I am an integrative ecological physiologist with a keen interest in how organisms cope with environmental change. Of particular interest has been how environmental water chemistry can play a major role in rearing of fish. My research has focused on optimizing existing physiological techniques to ensure animals are as close to truly in-situ conditions as is feasible within a research setting. My research to date has thus focused on four main themes: 1) the impact of environmental change on invertebrate behaviour and physiology, 2) the consequences of changing water chemistry and for commercially important finfish species, and 3) development of novel physiological techniques to quantify in-situ responses and 4) the optimization of intensive fish rearing practices by using organism physiology to inform system management and improve sustainability and welfare.


BSC. Biological Sciences with Study Abroad Upper 2nd Class (Hons)- University of Exeter


  • Ph.D., Using physiology to improve the sustainability of fish production in aquaculture, University of Exeter (June 2017 – Present), BBSRC SWBIO DTP
  • BSC. Biological Sciences with Study Abroad Upper 2nd Class (Hons), Concomitant impact of variable salinity and carbon dioxide on the behaviour and physiology of the green shore crab, Carcinus maenas (dissertation), University of Exeter (Sept. 2012-July 2016) and University of Queensland (study abroad August 2014 – June 2015).

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