Dr Magnus Johnson
Dr Magnus Johnson is a senior lecturer in environmental marine biology in the School of Environmental Science at the University of Hull. His interests include his undergraduate students, tropical ecology, fisheries science and crustacean biology.
He is a supporter of the UK fishing industry and member of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations – in particular working closely with the Holderness Fishing Industry Group. He believes that sustainable fisheries can be achieved by empowering fishing communities to collect their own data and control their own destinies.
He is a member of the Slowfood movement and active participant in the Slowfish Campaign who want to encourage thoughtful consumption of sea food, and support the small scale fishing industry, in particular in their fight against ocean grabbing and environmental piracy pursued by philanthropic organisations. He co-presented the Slowfish manifesto to UNESCO in Bergen 2014 with Lucy Gilliam.
Over the years he has been involved in the interface between science and art through partnering Leverhulme Trust funded artist in residencies; found sound composer Craig Vear (2007-2008) and poet John Clarke (2012-2013).
He was responsible for the first use of the word “bollocks” in the international science magazine, Nature. As an avid fan of social media he occasionally blogs here and regularly tweets as @Nephropseu.