I’m interested in the ecology of parasites and how they evolve in response to novel conditions. Salmon aquaculture is a fascinating system to study these processes – the rapid growth of aquaculture has dramatically altered the ecology and epidemiology of salmon parasites such as sea lice. For my PhD, I explored how sea lice might evolve in response to modern pest control strategies. My research focused on whether lice can become resistant to these controls, which could have huge environmental, welfare and commercial implications. Andy is now working as a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.
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