Although, Andrew works with all the major parasite groups, much of his research centres on ciliate and monogenean based problems in commercial aquaculture and wild fisheries worldwide, with a focus in Europe and, more recently, SE Asia. Andrew's current research interests lie within the identification and taxonomic description of parasite species; the characterisation of host-parasite interactions and the pathological damage they do to their hosts; the development of chemical and non-chemical regimes of parasite control and management (integrated pest management); disease impacts on fish health and welfare; development of semi-automated image analysis and statistical classification based methods of pathogen recognition / evaluation.
Current research students (co-supervision with colleagues in Aquaculture and Maths & Computing)
Aliya Al-Ghabshi Salim (Sultanate of Oman Government) Aeromonas infections of Omani populations of Oreochromis n. niloticus.
Rozniza Ali (Malaysian Government) Signal processing based approaches in the semi-automated classification of fish pathogens.
Saviour Caruana (Maltese Government) Health and welfare of farmed bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) within the Mediterranean.
Yu-Ching Chuang (Taiwanese Government) Helminth infection of aquatic species of public interest.
Scott Denholm (Department of the Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs) Long term dynamics of Gyrodactylus salaris.
Benedikt Frenzl (Marine Harvest) A study of the factors affecting susceptibility of Atlantic salmon to infection by the salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis.
Hazel McDonald (Technology Strategy Board - Pfizer) The development of skin models for Lepeophtheirus salmonis.
Giuseppe Paladini (Department of the Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs) Evaluation of the susceptibility of English and Welsh salmonids to Gyrodactylus salaris.
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SARF 104: Sea Lice Research Feasibility Study – SARF Board Paper relating to SARF101
PI: Professor James Bron
Funded by: Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum