Imperial College London

Professor SirJohnBeddington

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Honorary Principal Research Fellow







4.88Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





Professor John Beddington specialises in the application of economics and biology to particular problems in the management of fisheries and other renewable resources.  He has particular expertise in the design of licensing regimes and the optimal analysis of management strategies for fisheries.  He has been at Imperial College since 1984, he was promoted to Reader in 1987 and is currently Professor of Applied Population Biology.

He has acted as a Senior Advisor in fisheries development and management to several major national and international bodies including the British Government, the European Commission and the United Nations Environment Programme and Food and Agriculture Organisation.  In June 1997 he was awarded the Heidelberg Award for Environmental Excellence and in 2000 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society.  In 2003 he was awarded the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George by the Queen for services to fisheries science and management.



Beddington JR, Agnew DJ, Clark CW, 2007, Current problems in the management of marine fisheries, Science, Vol:316, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:1713-1716

Hsieh C-H, Reiss CS, Hunter JR, et al., 2006, Fishing elevates variability in the abundance of exploited species, Nature, Vol:443, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:859-862

Beddington J, Kirkwood G, 2005, Introduction: fisheries, past, present and future, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-biological Sciences, Vol:360, ISSN:0962-8436, Pages:3-4

Beddington JR, Kirkwood GP, 2005, The estimation of potential yield and stock status using life-history parameters, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-biological Sciences, Vol:360, ISSN:0962-8436, Pages:163-170


Agnew DJ, Hill SL, Beddington JR, et al., 2005, Sustainability and management of southwest Atlantic squid fisheries, World Conference on the Scientific and Technical Bases for the Sustainability of Fisheries, ROSENSTIEL SCH MAR ATMOS SCI, Pages:579-593, ISSN:0007-4977

More Publications