Dr Mark James

MASTS Operations Director

tel: 01334 467312
fax: 01334 463443
email: maj8@st-andrews.ac.uk
room: G.08  (SOI)
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB

General Information

Additional Information

As Operations Director of the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland (MASTS), I am responsible, together with the MASTS Direcorate, for the day to day delivery of a Scottish Funding Council Research Pool involving the majoriyt of Scotland's marine science capacity. Our role is to facilitate and improve the co-ordination of marine science across 13 Scottish Universities, a Government laboratory and a non-departmental public body.

I have ongoing research interests in fisheries, aquaculture, marine renewables and applied conservation and restoration of biogenic reefs.




Recent Publications

King, AS, Elliott, NG, James, MA, Macleod, CK & Bjorndal, T 2016, 'Technology selection —the impact of economic risk on decision making' Aquaculture Economics & Management, vol Latest Articles. DOI: 10.1080/13657305.2016.1261962
James, MA (ed.) 2016, fishPi - strengthening regional co-operation in fisheries data collection. MASTS.
James, MA (ed.) 2016, EU-MARE 2014/19 Strengthening regional cooperation in the area of fisheries data collection (fishPi). MASTS.
James, MA, Thompson, JB, Orr, K & McKnight, A 2015, Establishing the location of fishing activities within Scottish inshore areas using appropriate technology. Work Package 1 - Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Project. Scottish Government.
James, MA & Thompson, JB 2015, Radio Frequency Propagation Mapping in Relation to the Use of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) and Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) around the Scottish Coast. Scottish Government.
James, MA 2015, Report of the British Council, MASTS-SAGES mission to Brazil: Exploring Potential Areas of Collaborative Research and Post Graduate Training in Environmental Management. British Council.
James, MA 2014, Marine Scotland MGSA Science & Research Working Group - Aquaculture Science & Research Strategy: Produced on behalf of the Scottish Government Ministerial Group for Sustainable Aquaculture (MGSA). Scottish Government.
James, MA 2014, Report of the UK Science and Innovation Network: Fish and shellfish health and nutrition workshops – Thailand and Malaysia. UK Science and Innovation Network.
James, MA 2013, Report of the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) Aquaculture Mission to Malaysia. UK Science and Innovation Network.
James, MA 2010, Report on Internal Audit of Procedures, Process and Practice Associated with the Operation of the Seafish Industry Project Fund - A report commissioned from Baker Tilly UK Audit LLP and FRM Ltd. Sea Fish Industry Authority.
James, MA & Slaski, RJ 2009, A strategic review of the potential for aquaculture to contribute to the future security of food and non-food products and services in the UK and specifically England. defra.
James, MA 2008, Development of a UK Marine Biotoxins database – Phase 1. Report prepared for Food Standards Agency Scotland, The Scottish Government, Seafish, The Scallop Association. Scottish Fishermen’s Federation. Food Standards Agency Scotland.
James, MA & Slaski, RJ 2007, Appraisal of the opportunity for offshore aquaculture in UK waters. Report of Project FC0934. defra.
James, MA, Taylor, C, Reevie, C, Milligan, I, Lawler, I, Butts, S & Barnett, C 2005, Enhancing the value and improving sustainability of the primary catch sector by raising product quality. EU Project Report: Ref: 2/C 132/11/46. European Commission.
James, MA, Taylor, C, Lart, B, Bathie, D, Butts, S, Rae, C & van Dessel, B 2005, Fishermen as custodians of the sea; changing approaches to marine environmental protection. EU Project Report: Ref: 2003/C 115/08-09. European Commission.
James, MA 2003, Approaches to the detection of faecal sewage contamination in coastal waters. in M James (ed.), Defra/Seafish Workshop Report.
James, MA 2003, Assessing the Diversity, Distribution and Abundance of Coarse Fish in Scotland. Scottish Executive.
James, MA, Howell, BR & Young, JA 2002, Assessment of the potential role of Sea Fish Aquaculture – Ardtoe to contribute to marine finfish R&D requirements over the next decade and the likely demand for these facilities by the industry. Confidential Report to the SeaFish Board. Sea Fish Industry Authority.
James, MA 2002, A review of the status of carrying capacity research and development work and an assessment of the data requirements for developing a carrying capacity model for suspended mussel culture in Loch Etive. McKairn Mussels.
Northcott, SJ & James, MA 2001, Advisory Report Regarding Argulus Infestation at Cobinshaw Fishery Following a Visit on 4/9/01. Cobinshaw Angling Association.
Northcott, SJ & James, MA 2001, Report on a survey of Roscobie Reservoir Brown trout (Salmo trutta) fishery - 27th August 2001. Townhill Angling Club.
James, MA, Northcott, SJ & Willoughby, G 2001, Feasibility Study of the Development of a Salmonid Stock Restoration Support Facility for the West Coast of Scotland. Atlantic Salmon Trust.
James, MA 2000, Assessing the economic value and realising the potential of recreational freshwater fisheries in the Western Isles. Western Isles Fisheries Trust.
McLeod, DA & James, MA 1998, The Multiple Retail Sector and UK Aquaculture: Current Concerns and Future Developments. UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF).
James, MA 1997, Brachiopoda: Internal anatomy, embryology and development. in FW Harrison & RM Woolacott (eds), Microscopic Anatomy of Invertebrates Vol: 13 Lophophorates, Entoprocta, and Cycliophora.. vol. 13, Wiley-Liss, New York, pp. 297-407.
James, MA 1997, Brachiopod Anatomy, , In "Part H; Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology". in A Williams & CHC Brunton (eds), Part H; Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Part H edn, The University of Kansas, Kansas.
James, MA 1996, Acrotretida; Lingulida; Rhynchonellida; Terebratulida. in WD Russell-Hunter (ed.), Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. 8 edn, McGraw Hill.
Northcott, SJ & James, MA 1996, 'Ultrastructure of the glandular epidermis on the fins of the male estuarine triplefin, Forsterygion robustum (Clarke) (Tripterygiidae: Blenioidea: Teleostei).' Journal of Fish Biology, vol 49, pp. 95-107.
James, MA 1995, 'Fish imagery in art 75: Aboriginal rock art - Barramundi' Environmental Biology of Fishes, vol 42, pp. 200.
Alexander, RA, James, MA & Ansell, AD 1992, 'Survival and repair of surgical and natural shell damage in the articulate brachiopod Terebratulina retusa (Linnaeus)' Historical Biology, vol 6, pp. 221-231.
James, MA, Ansell, AD, Collins, MJ, Curry, GB, Peck, LS & Rhodes, MC 1992, 'Biology of Living Brachiopods' Advances in Marine Biology, pp. 175-387.
James, MA, Ansell, AD & Curry, GB 1991, 'Reproductive cycle of the articulate brachiopod Terebratulina retusa.' Marine Biology, vol 109, pp. 441-451.
James, MA, Ansell, AD & Curry, GB 1991, 'Functional morphology of the gonads of the articulate brachiopod Terebratulina retusa' Marine Biology, vol 111, pp. 401-410.
James, MA, Ansell, AD & Curry, GB 1991, 'Oogenesis in the articulate brachiopod Terebratulina retusa' Marine Biology, vol 111, pp. 411-423.
James, MA 1989, Report from the Tay Liaison Committee on the status and management of the River Tay Protection Order - report submitted to Lord Sewel, Fisheries Minister for Scotland. Tay Liaison Committee.
Curry, GB, Ansell, AD, James, MA & Peck, LS 1989, 'Physiological constraints on living and fossil brachiopods' Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh: Earth Sciences, vol 80, pp. 255-262.
Peck, L, Curry, GB, Ansell, AD & James, MA 1989, 'Temperature and starvation effects on the metabolism of the brachiopod Terebratulina retusa (L.).' Historical Biology, vol 2, pp. 101 - 110.

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