Transparency data

Non-tech. summaries 2014: projects on protection of environment

Projects granted during 2014 that have a primary purpose of: protection of the natural environment and preservation of species.


Non-technical summaries: projects granted in 2014, volume 12

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This document outlines the projects granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 during 2014 with a primary purpose of translational and applied research into the following:

  • protection of the natural environment in the interests of the health and welfare of humans and animals
  • preservation of species

The following projects were granted:

  • trapping strategy for effective grey squirrel control (grey squirrel, population control, trapping)

  • positive exclusion screen trials for fish (salmon, eel, vertical bar screen)

  • improving models of species interactions by including individual heterogeneity (rodents, mustelids, population dynamics)

  • investigating virulence of, amphibian host range of and the effectiveness of the amphibian host response to ranaviruses (infectious disease, conservation, amphibian, ranaviruses)

  • chemicals and fish regulation (toxicity testing, environmental pollutants)

  • biological effects of hazards in the environment (behaviour, cancer, neurodegeneration)

  • diadromous and freshwater fish: assessment and ecology (fish, stock assessment, ecology, environment, conservation)

  • ecology of freshwater fish (fish, non-native fish, habitat loss, eutrophication)

  • evaluation of rodenticides in the laboratory and field (rodenticides, rodents, resistance, anticoagulants)

  • West Country salmon and sea trout migration project (salmon, sea trout, smolts)

  • the population ecology of North Sea seabirds (seabirds, climate change, diet, physiology, demogaraphy)

  • novel rodenticide project (rodents, rodenticides, control, toxicity)

  • impacts and mitigation of river structures on fish (dams, hydropower, hydrodynamics, acoustics, telemetry)

Published 25 April 2016