Research Interests

My main areas of research include:

  • The application of genetics to fisheries management
  • Environmental DNA (eDNA) and metabarcoding
  • Resolution of population genetic structure
  • Phylogenetics / Phylogeography

Current projects

Development of DNA-based metagenomic methodologies for seabed monitoring and aquaculture management 

Assessment of salmon stocks in Scotland: integrating genetics

Development of optimal molecular markers of domestication in Atlantic salmon for assessing introgression in wild populations