|Research area||Contributing to a more sustainable and animal welfare minded food production|
|Research topic||Improving our understanding of the impact of anthropogenic activities on the health status of vertebrates in the wild|
|Species||Sea gull (e.g. Larus argentatus, etc.)|
The research goal is to gain insight in the anthropogenic effect of off-shore activities on sea gulls in the North sea. Different species of sea gull will be analyzed for feather corticosterone using ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) in order to establish levels of the latter per species as biomarker for chronic stress.
Keywords: wildlife, bird, anthropogenic, stress, corticosterone, feather
Ghent University (Aerts J, Lens L, Strubbe D)
Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Aerts J)
None at present