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