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Tom Staveley

Tom Staveley
I'm a researcher in aquatic ecology working within the environmental analysis och diadromous fish groups at the Institute of Freshwater Research, Department of Aquatic Resources (SLU Aqua).


I have a broad background in fresh, brackish and marine ecology with a specialised interest in marine landscape ecology concepts and applications. In particular, fish ecological connectivity using methods such as acoustic telemetry.

In my current role, I am working with Atlantic and pink salmon monitoring and management on the Swedish west coast, boat electrofishing, eDNA applications in fish ecology as well as maerl habitat ecology and conservation. I am also a member of the internationalistion group at SLU Aqua. 


Lecturer in field techniques for understanding fish assemblages


Ph.D in marine ecology. Stockholm University, Sweden

MSc. in marine biology. Stockholm University, Sweden

BSc. (Hons) in marine & environmental science. Murdoch University, Australia


PhD candidate Chiara D'Agata (co-supervisor), Uppsala Univeristy, 2022-2025

BSc. Rebecca Martin (main supervisor), SLU, 2023

BSc. Evelina Klavéus (main supervisor), SLU, 2023

MSc. Felix van der Meijs (main supervisor), Stockholm University, 2020

MSc. Emilie Andersson (co-supervisor), University of Gothenburg, 2020

MSc. Patrik Hernvall (co-supervisor), Stockholm University, 2018

MSc. Nellie Stjärnkvist (co-supervisor), Stockholm University, 2018

BSc. Felix van der Meijs (co-supervisor), Stockholm University, 2017

BSc. Sofie Westerberg (co-supervisor), Stockholm University, 2017

Selected publications

TAB Staveley & I Ahlbeck Bergendahl. 2022. Pink salmon distribution in Sweden: The calm before the storm? Ecology and Evolution 12, e9194.

TAB Staveley, P Hernvall, N Stjärnkvist, F van der Meijs, SA Wikström, M Gullström. 2020. Exploring seagrass fish assemblages in relation to the habitat patch mosaic in the brackish Baltic Sea. Marine Biodiversity 50.

D Perry, TAB Staveley, D Deyanova, S Baden, S Dupont, B Hernroth, H Wood, M Gullström. 2019. Global environmental changes negatively impact temperate seagrass ecosystems. Ecosphere 10(12). 

TAB Staveley, DMP Jacoby, D Perry, F van der Meijs, I Lagenfelt, M Cremle, M Gullström. 2019. Sea surface temperature dictates movement and connectivity of Atlantic cod in a coastal fjord system. Ecology and Evolution 9, 9076–9086.

D Perry, TAB Staveley, L Hammar, A Meyers, R Lindborg, M Gullström. 2018. Temperate fish community variation over seasons in relation to large-scale geographic seascape variables. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 75, 1723-1732.

D Perry, TAB Staveley, M Gullström. 2018. Habitat connectivity of fish in temperate shallow-water seascapes. Frontiers in Marine Science 4, 440.

TAB Staveley, D Perry, R Lindborg, M Gullström. 2017. Seascape structure and complexity influence temperate seagrass fish assemblage composition. Ecography 40 (8), 936-946.            

L Nilsson, M Ogonowski, TAB Staveley. 2016. Factors affecting the local distribution of the Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis in Baltic offshore waters. Wildfowl 66, 142-158.


Researcher at the Department of Aquatic Resources; Enheten för miljöanalys
Telephone: +46104784252, +46761358741
Postal address:
Stångholmsvägen 2
17893 Drottningholm
Visiting address: Stångholmsvägen 2, Drottningholm