in peer reviewed / M.Sc. / Allee effect / spillback / spillover / salmon / aquaculture on Thu 05 September 2013

The exchange of native pathogens between wild and domesticated animals can lead to novel disease threats to wildlife. However, the dynamics of wild host-parasite systems exposed to a reservoir of domesticated hosts are not well understood. A simple mathematical model reveals that the spill-back of native parasites from domestic to ...

Several projects apply concepts and methods from population biology to applied issues in river management and conservation:

My master's research focused on the evolutionary ecology of sea lice, farmed and wild salmon. I'm particularly interested in the ways in which the combination of wild salmon migrations and salmon farm management can influence chemical resistance evolution on farms.

Sea lice tend to proliferate on sea-cage farmed ...