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Sea Mammal Research Unit: Current seminars

05 Mar 2015
1:00 PM
SOI
Gatty Lecture Theatre

SOI seminar: Using data-driven models to explore sea louse infestations on wild and farmed salmon
Prof Crawford Revie and Dr Maya Groner
University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

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http://healthmgt.upei.ca/crawford-revie

 

The relationships in any ecological system are affected by many, often interacting, factors and this is certainly true of farmed and wild salmon hosts, and the sea louse species which are amongst the most important of their natural parasites. In particular L. salmonis have been the most significant health threat to Atlantic salmon farming for the past two decades, while the impact of spill-over from these concentrated loci of infestation to wild populations has been a concern in many regions. These health threats and concerns have led to the collection of large data sets some spanning many years, and a range of questions arise as to the best way to model and interpret the relationship that may be present in such data. This talk will present a range of statistical and mathematical modelling approaches that the presenters have explored over the past decade address these challenges.  

 

 

Dr. Crawford Revie

Crawford holds the Canada Research Chair in Epi-Informatics at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island, Canada. The main focus of his research involves novel methods to extract and organize knowledge that exists in large/complex epidemiological data sets. He has extensive experience in designing and delivering distributed database solutions in the domains of human and veterinary health. He leads a team of researchers who use epi-informatics approaches to tackle a range of tasks; from the development of web-based fish health databases, through network modelling of zoonotic pathogen spread, to the application of mobile phones in assisting animal health assistants in sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Dr. Maya Groner

Maya is a postdoctoral fellow at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island. Maya's research focuses on ecological and evolutionary consequences of infectious disease in aquatic systems including sea louse parasites of salmon, wasting disease in seagrasses and chytridiomycosis in amphibians. Her research employs a range of approaches, from field surveys, to experiments, to theoretical models. Dr. Groner is also a member of the National Science Foundation supported Research Coordination Network on the Ecology of Infectious Marine Diseases.

 

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12 Mar 2015
1:00 PM
SOI
Gatty Lecture Theatre

SOI seminar: Comparative diving eco-physiology: a tool to assess environmental change
Dr Andreas Fahlman
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, USA

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http://sci.tamucc.edu/member.php?who=afahlman&program=lsci

host: Dr Sascha Hooker

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18 Mar 2015
1:00 PM
BMS
Lecture Theatre

BSRC Seminar Series: Fragment-based drug discovery- a decade of thinking small
Dr Harren Jhoti
Astex Pharmaceuticals

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01 Apr 2015
1:00 PM
SOI
Gatty Lecture Theatre

SOI seminar: Toothed whales and tooth fish: depredation by marine mammals on fisheries around the Southern Ocean Islands of Kerguelen and Crozet
Christope Guine
Centre d'√Čtudes Biologiques de Chiz√© (CEBC)

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He will be discussing the depredation by sperm whales and killer whales on fisheries in the Crozet  and Kerguelen area that he and Paul Tixier have been doing over the last 10 years.

http://www.cebc.cnrs.fr/Fidentite/guinet/guinet.htm

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