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The Team


 

Chairman: Robin Mulholland OBE

 

Secretary: Dr Ross Gardiner

 

Treasurer: David Mee

 


Trustees

 

Dr Jonathan Bolland

 

Rob Dings

 

Paul Frid

 

Dr Ross Gardiner

 

Dr Malcolm Greenhalgh

 

Dr Les Jervis

 

Hans van Klinken

 

Dr Martyn Lucas

 

David Mee

 

Robin Mulholland OBE

 

Steve Rhodes

 

John Roberts

 

Dr Michelle Smith

 

Dr Steven Weiss

 

John Wieja


 

 

GS Symposium Speakers

GRT Funded MSc, PhD Studies

Two degree project interim reports were among presentations at the most recent Grayling Society symposium. Both studies are currently funded by the GRT and both operate on a premise that alongside the intrinsic value of grayling as a game fish, their survival challenges provide early indication of problems that are or will likely become problems for other salmonids.

 

Stephen Gregory (Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust) described an MSc study plan for statistical mining of the existing Wylye Study data, questioning the effect of extreme climate events on grayling population dynamics. He emphasized that the GWCT now leads all processing aspects of the 30-year Wylye Grayling Study (WGS) dataset - the longest and most complete in Europe...possibly in the world.

 

Vanessa Huml's (Manchester Metropolitan University) PhD study is titled Assessing adaptive genetic variation for effective management and conservation of European grayling. Read her description of planned work, noting reference to new sequencing technology and reference to the four U.K. genetically distinct groups identified in the earlier genetic census funded by the GRT.

 

The two studies both look at grayling population health/stability under extant environmental conditions but the doctoral work extends inquiry to genetic proclivity for survival ('evolvability').

 

Both investigators will submit detailed results for publication here after review in their respective peer literature.