Jan Geert Hiddink
Welsh Crucible 2011
Jan obtained a degree in Marine Biology from Groningen University in the Netherlands and continued to complete a PhD there. He started a postdoc at Bangor University to study the large scale effects of bottom trawls on the benthic ecosystem in a DEFRA funded study. Jan was appointed lecturer in marine biology in Bangor in 2006 and in currently a reader. His most current research is examining the effect of climate change and fisheries on marine ecosystems, and the way in which we can manage and mitigate these impacts. He has published 54 papers in peer-reviewed journals and a total grant capture of £3.6M since 2006.
2017 Update: Jan Geert is now a Professor in the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University.