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

 

StressChron Framework:

Project code116
AcronymCORTGULL
RoleCo-coordinator
Research areaContributing to a more sustainable and animal welfare minded food
production
Research topicImproving our understanding of the impact of anthropogenic activities
on the health status of vertebrates in the wild
VertebrateBird
SpeciesSea 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