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Senior Biologist

Mr Jamie Ribbens


Jamie grew up in Galloway after moving down from Glasgow at the age of seven. A keen interest in angling and natural history as he grew up pushed him into a career working in wild fisheries.


Following an education at Glasgow University (BSc Hons Aquatic Biodiversity) and Edinburgh University (MSc Environmental Protection & Management), he returned to work at the GFT in 1996 on a salmon radio tracking project for a couple of years. 

In 2002 he took over as the Senior Fisheries Biologist at the trust (known then as the West Galloway Fisheries Trust). His particular interests at work are researching and addressing acidification, understanding fish population dynamics, completing habitat restoration programmes and rare fish research and management.

In his leisure time, Jamie enjoys most country sports, undertaking some cycling, attending music festivals and working his dog. Jamie is married and has one teenage daughter.

 

Jamie Ribbens

Senior Biologist

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