Background and activities

My PhD research focuses on developing new tools for measuring salmon parasite abundance and applying them to current regulatory practices, including the national salmon lice monitoring program and traffic light system for aquaculture production. I am particularly interested in producing a low-cost alternative for sampling plankton communities along the Norwegian coast and refining molecular quantitative techniques to assess plankton samples for abundance of parasitic life-stages of salmon lice (lepeophtheirus salmonis) and scotch lice (Caligus elongatus).