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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Marine Mammal Science
Frances M. D. Gulland, James T. Harvey, Mike Lonergan, Ailsa Jane Hall
Keywords: Harbor seal, Phoca vitulina, Contaminants, Survival, Dispersal, Stranding, Telemetry, Postweaning, Juvenile, HealthNERC
Environmental Science and Technology
Kelly Joanne Robinson, Ailsa Jane Hall, Cathy Debier, Gauthier Eppe, Jean Pierre ThomÃ©, Kimberley A. Bennett
Keywords: Dioxin-like PCBS, Glucose uptake, Lipolysis, Lactate production, Blubber depth, Energetic state, Environmental contamination, Fasting, FeedingChemistry(all), Environmental ChemistryNERC
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Alissa C. Deming, Kathleen M. Colegrove, Padraig J. Duignan, Ailsa Jane Hall, James F. X. Wellehan, Frances M. D. Gulland
Keywords: California sea lions, Cancer, Stranding, Urogenital carcinoma, Zalophus californianus
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
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
Joanna Louise Kershaw, Emma J. Stubberfield, Geoffrey Foster, Andrew Brownlow, Ailsa Jane Hall, Lorraine L. Perrett
Keywords: Pinnipeds, Brucella, Disease, Cultures, Seroprevalence, Antibodies, ELISA, Rose Bengal plate agglutination test
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
Morten Tange Olsen, Valentina Islas, Jefferson Alden Graves, Aubrie Onoufriou, Cecile Vincent, Sophie Brasseur, Anne Kristine Frie, Ailsa Jane Hall
Keywords: Coastal, Genetics, Mammal, Microsatellite loci, Phoca vitulina, Seal Management Units
Kimberley A. Bennett, Kelly Joanne Robinson, Simon Moss, Sebastian Millward, Ailsa Jane Hall
American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Yoshio Takei, Ippei Suzuki, Marty K. S. Wong, Ryan Milne, Simon Moss, Katsufumi Sato, Ailsa Jane Hall
Keywords: Cardiovascular hormone, Data logger, Gravity, Sea mammal, Stress hormonePhysiology, Physiology (medical)
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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