John W. Davidson III

Research Scientist, Freshwater Institute


John-Davidson-2John Davidson is a Research Scientist at The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, where he has been employed for more than twenty years. John oversees aquaculture research projects, collects and analyzes biological, water quality, and engineering data, and reports the findings through peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. John has authored numerous science-based articles focused on fish production in recirculation aquaculture systems with specific topics including: water quality, sustainable diets, salmonid product quality, off-flavor, ozone, and the effects of accumulating nitrate on salmonids, among others. John holds a B.S. in Biology from Shepherd University and a M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources from West Virginia University. In 2016, John was recognized by Intrafish in their ‘40 Under 40’ segment, highlighting up-and-coming professionals making an impact in the Aquaculture/Seafood Industry. Check out John’s list of lead-author publications HERE.

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

Projects

Researching and Restoring West Virginia’s Declining Brook Trout Population

Researching and Restoring West Virginia’s Declining Brook Trout Population

West Virginia’s native brook trout populations are struggling. A collaboration between...
Creating a Catch for Maryland Anglers

Creating a Catch for Maryland Anglers

Every year thousands of anglers cast a line into Maryland’s waters...
CtrlAQUA Research Center and The Freshwater Institute

CtrlAQUA Research Center and The Freshwater Institute

The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute, a recognized expert in the technology...
Seafood

Seafood's "40 under 40": John Davidson

John Davidson is a senior research associate at the Conservation Fund’s...
Land-Based Closed-Containment Aquaculture with the Atlantic Salmon Federation

Land-Based Closed-Containment Aquaculture with the Atlantic Salmon Federation

In 2011 two conservation organizations came to the same understanding, an...
Improving the Sustainability of Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems

Improving the Sustainability of Land-Based Closed-Containment Systems

Research at The Freshwater Institute focuses on developing and improving technologies...
Development of Sustainable Land-Based Aquaculture Production Systems

Development of Sustainable Land-Based Aquaculture Production Systems

A Cooperative Agreement funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural...