Dr Lynne Falconer

Research Fellow

Institute of Aquaculture Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Lynne Falconer

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About me

I am a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow (FLF) and PI of the project ‘Addressing the ability of marine aquaculture to respond to climate change using systems thinking and precision-based frameworks’.

My research focuses on aquaculture planning, environmental interactions, and how climate change will impact fish and shellfish production. I am particularly interested in how data and models can be used to support decision-making within the aquaculture sector. I have worked on research projects covering a range of fish and shellfish species in freshwater and marine environments throughout the world.

I completed my PhD, which was titled ‘Spatial modelling and GIS-based decision support tools to evaluate the suitability of sustainable aquaculture development in large catchments’, at the University of Stirling in 2014. This research was part of the EU FP7 SEAT (Sustaining Ethical Aquaculture Trade) project. I then joined the University of Dundee as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Offshore Renewables Institute. In 2016 I returned to the University of Stirling as a Postdoc on two large EU H2020 projects TAPAS (Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability) and ClimeFish (Co-creating a decision support framework to ensure sustainable fish production in Europe under climate change). In TAPAS I led the Work Package on ‘Near-field models for regulation and site selection’. I have also worked on several other research projects that involved the development and use of models to support decision-making in aquaculture planning and management.

Research (6)

Projects

Freshwater cage farming in a changing world
PI: Professor Trevor Telfer
Funded by: Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre

Vaccines against AMR in Aquaculture
PI: Dr Margaret Crumlish
Funded by: International Development Research Centre

Seafood Innovation - R3-IoT
PI: Professor Trevor Telfer
Funded by: Centre for Enviroment, Fisheries & Aquaculture and Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre

Advancement in the Zoning of Aquaculture activities
PI: Professor Trevor Telfer
Funded by: Fondazione IMC - Centro Marino Internazionale

CLIMEFISH: Co-creating a decision support framework to ensure sustainable fish production in Europe
PI: Professor Trevor Telfer
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

TAPAS Tools for Assessment and Planning of Aquaculture Sustainability
PI: Professor Trevor Telfer
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Outputs (27)

Outputs

Article

Cutajar K, Falconer L, Massa-Gallucci A, Cox RE, Schenke L, Bardócz T, Andolina C, Signa G, Vizzini S, Sprague M & Telfer TC (2022) Stable isotope and fatty acid analysis reveal the ability of sea cucumbers to use fish farm waste in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture. Journal of Environmental Management, 318, p. 115511. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.115511

Article

Asmah R, Falconer L, Telfer TC, Karikari AY, Al Wahaibi M, Xia IF, Handisyde N, Quansah KE, Amoah DK, Alshihhi J & Ross LG (2021) Waterbody scale assessment using spatial models to identify suitable locations for cage aquaculture in large lake systems: A case study in Volta Lake, Ghana. Aquaculture Research, 52 (8), pp. 3854-3870. https://doi.org/10.1111/are.15230

Book Chapter

Collins C, Bresnan E, Brown L, Falconer L, Guilder J, Jones L, Kennerley A, Malham S, Murray A & Stanley M (2020) Impacts of climate change on aquaculture. In: MCCIP Science Review 2020. Lowestoft: Marine Climate Change Impacts, p. 482–520. http://archive.mccip.org.uk/media/2031/21_aquaculture_2020.pdf; https://doi.org/10.14465/2020.arc21.aqu

Article

Barillé L, Bris AL, Goulletquer P, Thomas Y, Glize P, Kane F, Falconer L, Guillotreau P, Trouillet B, Palmer S & Gernez P (2020) Biological, socio-economic, and administrative opportunities and challenges to moving aquaculture offshore for small French oyster-farming companies. Aquaculture, 521, Art. No.: 735045. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2020.735045

Book Chapter

Falconer L, Telfer T, Pham KL & Ross L (2018) GIS Technologies for Sustainable Aquaculture. In: Huang B (ed.) Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems, Vol. 2. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 290-314. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780124095489104592; https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10459-2

Conference Proceeding

Ross L, Telfer T, Falconer L, Soto D & Aguilar-Manjarrez J (eds.) (2013) Site selection and carrying capacities for inland and coastal aquaculture: FAO/Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Expert Workshop, 6–8 December 2010, Stirling, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings, 21. FAO/Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Expert Workshop, Stirling, Scotland, 06.12.2010-08.12.2010. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Book Chapter

Ross L, Telfer T, Falconer L, Soto D, Aguilar-Manjarrez J, Asmah R, Bermudez JL, Beveridge MCM, Byron CJ, Clement A, Costa-Pierce BA, Cross SF, De Wit M & Dong S (2013) Carrying capacities and site selection within the Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture. In: Ross L, Telfer T, Falconer L, Soto D & Aguilar-Manjarrez J (eds.) Site selection and carrying capacity for inland and coastal aquaculture: FAO/Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling Expert Workshop, 6–8 December 2010, Stirling, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings, 21. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, pp. 19-46. http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3322e/i3322e.pdf