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PhD title: Modelling the Effect from Sea Lice on Population Dynamics in Wild Atlantic Salmon
Supervisors: Prof David Lusseau, Dr Nabeil Salama
Keywords: salmonids, sea lice, population dynamics, non-lethal effects, body condition, parasite-host interaction, sustainable fisheries management, stock-recruitment
Start and end date of the PhD: 01/05/2014-30/04/2017
I am working on a model for the assessment of the effect from parasitic sea lice on wild Atlantic salmon population dynamics. I am particularly interested in the effect from sea lice on host body condition (proxy for fitness), and how this can affect salmon growth, fecundity, and survival.