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StressChron

The impact of anthropogenic activities on different species of sea gull in the North sea

StressChron Framework:

Project code 116
Acronym CORTGULL
Role Co-coordinator
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
Vertebrate Bird
Species Sea gull (e.g. Larus argentatus, etc.)

Abstract:

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.

Specifics:

Keywords: wildlife, bird, anthropogenic, stress, corticosterone, feather

Funding: Internal

Status: On-going

Consortium:

Ghent University (Aerts J, Lens L, Strubbe D)

Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Aerts J)

Output:

None at present

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