Title of PhD: Diet of juvenile salmonids in watersheds with different riparian age and characteristics
Supervisors: Professor Alexander Milner and Dr Mark Ledger
Svein Harald Sønderland is undertaking his doctoral research in Glacier Bay National Park, in southeast Alaska. Here he is investigating the diet of juvenile coho salmon and Dolly Varden in six streams of different ages after deglaciation and their relative use of instream and terrestrial food sources. Stable isotope analysis is being used to assess these carbon sources and the role of marine derived nutrients in food webs.
Milner, Alexander M., Anne L. Robertson, Lee E. Brown, Svein Harald Sønderland, Michael McDermott, and Amanda J. Veal. 2011. Evolution of a stream ecosystem in recently deglaciated terrain. Ecology 92:1924–1935.
H.K. Lin, D.E. Walsh, S.H.Sønderland, C. Bissue, and A. Debrah. 2008 “Flotability of metallic iron fines from comminution circuits and their effect on flotation of a sulfide ore.” Minerals and Metallurgical Processing. Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 206-210.