Prof Ailsa Hall
Professor, Director SMRU
Research Interests include:
- Factors affecting survival in marine mammals, particularly disease, exposure to toxins, contaminants and endocrine disrupters.
- Epidemiology and risk assessment
- Immune function and fitness.
- Respiratory and endocrine physiology.
My research interests are aimed at determining the effect that contaminant and pathogen exposure has on the risk of mortality and morbidity in marine mammals, both seals and cetaceans. I am particularly interested in the role of these factors in determining an animals early survival and reproductive capability and in how they interact with the species immune and endocrine systems. This interest has also led to more fundamental questions about how the immune system may be shaped by the life history strategy of marine mammals.
I am also now very interested in the physiolgical adaptations of mammals to a marne existence, particularly at the molecular level; such as the respiratory adaptations and strategies that allow animals to forage at depth and their adaptations to cope with long periods of fasting.
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Ailsa Jane Hall, Bernie J McConnell, Lori H Schwacke, Gina M Ylitalo, Teri K Rowles
Keywords: Individual based model , Risk assessment, Marine mammal, Contaminants
Ecology and Evolution
Joanna Louise Kershaw, Meredith Sherrill, Nicholas Davison, Andrew Brownlow, Ailsa Jane Hall
Keywords: Blubber biopsies, Body condition index, Cetaceans, Cortisol, Mass/length2
Endangered Species Research
Ryan Takeshita, Laurie Sullivan, Cynthia Smith, Tracy Collier, Ailsa Jane Hall, Tom Brosnan, Teri Rowles, Lori Schwacke
Keywords: Deepwater horizon, Exposure, Injury assessment, Marine mammals, Natural resource damage assessment, Oil, PetroleumEcology, Nature and Landscape Conservation
Ocean and Coastal Management
M.-F. Van Bressem, P.J. Duignan, A. Banyard, M. Barbieri, K.M. Colegrove, S. de Guise, G. di Guardo, A. Dobson, M. Domingo, D. Fauquier, A Fernandez, T. Goldstein, B. Grenfell, K.R. Groch, F. Gulland, B.A. Jensen, P.D. Jepson, Ailsa Jane Hall, T. Kuiken, S. Mazzariol, S.E. Morris, O. Nielsen, J.A. Raga, T.K. Rowles, J. Saliki, E. Sierra, N. Stephens, B. Stone, I. Tomo, J. Wang, T. Waltzek, J.F.X. Wellehan
Keywords: Cetacean morbillivirus, Epidemics, Mass stranding, SLAM, Phylogeny, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Endemic infections
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Ingebjorg Helena Nymo, Jaume Forcada, Ailsa Jane Hall, Jacques Godfroid
Keywords: Serology, Antarctic fur seal, Weddell seal, Southern elephant seal, Pinniped, Brucella pinnipedialis, SOUTHERN ELEPHANT SEALS, MARINE MAMMAL BRUCELLA, AUSTRALIAN FUR SEALS, ANTIBRUCELLA ANTIBODIES, NEW-ZEALAND, INFECTION, POPULATION, PINNIPEDIALIS, PATHOGENS, FORSTERI
Contact Details:Prof Ailsa Hall
Scottish Oceans Institute
University of St Andrews
tel: 01334 462634
fax: 01334 462632
room: SMRU 2.05
Sea Mammal Research Unit
School of Biology
Centre for Biological Diversity
Scottish Oceans Institute
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