Understanding the Onset of Health Impacts Caused by Disturbances
Technical Report,01 Oct 2014,30 Sep 2015
University of Aberdeen Aberdeen United Kingdom
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Here we propose to make use of the recent advances in transcriptomics and metabolomics to define adequate ecological health indicators for marine mammals. We distinguish such measures from currently used health indicators as primarily focusing in defining the capacity of an individual to contribute, through survival and reproduction, to its population. We aim to develop these health ecological indicators that can be related to both changes in activity caused by disturbances as well as individuals demographic contributions. These indicators will define the PCoD Health stage in a way that we can start to integrate ecological and physiological PCoD research.
- Biological Oceanography
- Anatomy and Physiology