James Kennedy gained his Ph.D. (Fecundity of Irish Sea plaice and maternal effects on the eggs and larvae) at Port Erin Marine Laboratory (University of Liverpool) together with Cefas, Lowestoft. During his Ph.D. he also carried out some experimental work at the University of Bergen during a 10 month Marie Curie fellowship.
His main focus is on fecundity and fecundity regulation in marine fish. His current work is focusing on the reproductive biology of Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) in both the eastern and western Atlantic. Other work includes research into the stock structure and biology of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) around Greenland.
Kennedy, J., Skjæraasen, J.E., Nash, R.D.M., Thorsen, A., Slotte, A., Hansen, T. and Kjesbu, O.S. (2010) Do capital breeders like Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus L.) exhibit sensitive periods of nutritional control on ovary development and fecundity regulation? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 67 (1), 16-27
Skjæraasen, J.E., Nash, R.D.M., Kennedy, J., Thorsen, A., Nilsen, T. and Kjesbu, O.S. (2010) Liver energy, atresia and oocyte stage influence fecundity regulation in Northeast Arctic cod. Marine Ecology Progress Sseries. 404, 173-183.
Gundersen, A.C., Hjörleifsson, E. and Kennedy, J. (2009) Fecundity of Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides W.) in the waters of Iceland. Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science. 40, 75-80.
Skjæraasen, J. E., Kennedy, J., Thorsen, A., Fonn, M., Strand, B.N., Mayer, I. and Kjesbu, O. S. (2009) Mechanisms regulating oocyte recruitment and skipped spawning in Northeast Arctic cod (Gadus morhua L.). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 66 (9), 1582-1596.
Kennedy, J., Gundersen, A.C. and Boje, J. (2009) When to count your eggs: Is fecundity in Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides W.) down-regulated? Fisheries Research, 100 (3), 260-265.
Kennedy, J., Witthames, P.R., Nash, R.D.M. and Fox, C. J. (2008) Is fecundity in plaice (Pleuronectes platessa L.) down-regulated in response to reduced food intake during autumn? Journal of Fish Biology, 72 (1), 78-92.
Kennedy, J., Witthames, P.R. and Nash, R.D.M. (2007) The concept of fecundity regulation in plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) tested on three Irish Sea spawning populations. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 64 (4), 587-601.
Kennedy, J., Geffen, A.J. and Nash, R.D.M. (2007) Maternal influences on egg and larval characteristics of plaice (Pleuronectes platessa). Journal of Sea Research, 58 (1), 65-77.