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Non-tech. summaries 2015: projects on protection of environment

Projects granted during 2015 that have a primary purpose of protection of the natural environment and preservation of species.


Non-technical summaries: projects granted in 2015, volume 1

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This document outlines the projects granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 during 2015 with a primary purpose of protection of the natural environment and preservation of species.

The following projects were granted:

  • improving livestock production efficiency, quality and safety (livestock production, product quality, environmental protection, product safety)
  • determining red fox movement patterns around breeding birds of conservation concern (fox, tagging, collar, capture, conservation)
  • acoustic fish tracking in tidal waters (acoustic tracking, salmon, trout, eel)
  • ecology of small carnivores and their prey (wildlife conservation, predator-prey, ecology)
  • detection of C. botulinum spores/toxin (clostridium, botulinum, toxin, spores, bioassay)
  • chemicals and fish research (toxicity testing, environmental pollutants)
  • assessment of medicines for the treatment of external parasites of farmed fish (salmon, aea bass, parasites, medicines)
  • assessing the risks to fish of environmental stressors (fish, risk assessment, chemicals, environmental stressors)
  • lungworm vaccine primary production (dictyocaulus viviparous)
  • studies of virulence in human and animal fungal infections (fungi, virulence, infection)
  • exposure of animals to animal viruses for diagnosis and characterisation (animal, viruses, diagnosis, characterisation)
  • effects on metabolism and endocrine pharmacology (metabolism, endocrine, safety, efficacy, pharmacology)
  • environmental toxicity, metabolism and fate of materials (ecotoxicology, metabolism, fate)
  • monoclonal and polyclonal antibody production (monoclonal, polyclonal, antibody)
  • the fitness and evolutionary consequences of environmental variation (selection, environmental change, diversity, speciation)
  • water pollution and salmon magnetoreceptivity (atlantic salmon, olfaction, magnetoreceptivity, migration, water pollution)
  • examining dietary specialisations in buzzards (predation, dietary specialisation, buzzard, isotope)
  • ecology of dormice (hazel dormice, habitat management, radiotracking, forestry)
  • avian malaria in migratory and resident birds (migratory bird, resident bird, blood parasite, avian malaria)
Published 21 June 2016