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Prof Ailsa Hall

Prof Ailsa Hall
Professor, Director SMRU


 

Research Interests include:

  • Factors affecting survival in marine mammals, particularly disease, exposure to toxins, contaminants and endocrine disrupters.
  • Epidemiology and risk assessment
  • Immune function and fitness.
  • Respiratory and endocrine physiology.
source: symbiosis

 

Recent publications


50  (of 104 published available) for ajh7. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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2018

(Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary)
Gray Seal, Halichoerus grypus
Ailsa Jane Hall, Debbie JF Russell 

Marine Mammal Science
vol.Early View 
(Article)
2018
Conservation Physiology
vol.6 
(Article)
Not just fat
Joanna Louise Kershaw, Catherine Helen Botting, Andrew Brownlow, Ailsa Jane Hall 
Keywords: Adipose tissue, Biomarkers, Marine mammals, Metabolism, Proteomics
2018 (20/11)
Environmental Science and Technology
vol.52 pp.13523-13534
(Article)
2018 (28/9)
Science
vol.361 pp.1373-1376
(Article)
Predicting global killer whale population collapse from PCB pollution
Jean-Pierre Desforges, Ailsa Jane Hall, Bernie J McConnell, Aqqalu Rosing-Asvid, Jonathan L. Barber, Andrew Brownlow, Sylvain De Guise, Igor Eulaers, Paul D. Jepson, Robert J. Letcher, Milton Levin, Peter S. Ross, Filipa Isabel Pereira Samarra, Gisli Vikingson, Christian Sonne, Rune Dietz 
Keywords: NERC
2018 (2)
Environmental Pollution
vol.233 pp.407-418
(Article)

Journal of Wildlife Diseases
vol.Online First 
(Article)
Prevalence of urogenital carcinoma in stranded california sea lions (Zalophus californianus) from 2005–2015
Alissa C. Deming, Kathleen M. Colegrove, Padraig J. Duignan, Ailsa Jane Hall, James F. X. Wellehan, Frances M. D. Gulland 
Keywords: California sea lions, Cancer, Stranding, Urogenital carcinoma, Zalophus californianus
2017 (5)
Ecology and Evolution
vol.7 pp.3494-3506
(Article)
2017 (20/9)
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
vol.126 pp.12-23
(Article)
Exposure of harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) to Brucella in declining populations across Scotland
Joanna Louise Kershaw, Emma J. Stubberfield, Geoffrey Foster, Andrew Brownlow, Ailsa Jane Hall, Lorraine L. Perrett 
Keywords: Pinnipeds, Brucella, Disease, Cultures, Seroprevalence, Antibodies, ELISA, Rose Bengal plate agglutination test
2017 (8)
Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems
vol.27 pp.839-845
(Article)
Genetic population structure of harbour seals in the United Kingdom and neighbouring waters
Morten Tange Olsen, Valentina Islas, Jefferson Alden Graves, Aubrie Onoufriou, Cecile Vincent, Sophie Brasseur, Anne Kristine Frie, Ailsa Jane Hall 
Keywords: Coastal, Genetics, Mammal, Microsatellite loci, Phoca vitulina, Seal Management Units
2017

(Other report)
Harbour Seal Decline – vital rates and drivers.
Monica Arso Civil, Sophie Caroline Smout, David Thompson, Andrew Brownlow, Nicolas Davison, Mariel Doeschate, Callan David Duck, Chris Morris, Caroline Cummings, Bernie J McConnell, Ailsa Jane Hall 
Keywords: Scottish Government
2017 (21/2)

(Paper)
In-situ observations using tagged animals
Fabien Roquet, Lars Boehme, Marthan Bester, Horst Bornemann, Sophie Brasseur, Jean-Benoit Charrassin, Daniel Costa, Mike Fedak, Christophe Guinet, Ailsa Jane Hall, Robert Harcourt, Mark Hindell, Kit M. Kovacs, Mary-Anne Lea, Philip Lovell, Andrew Lowther, Christian Lydersen, Clive McMahon, Baptiste Picard, Gilles Reverdin, Cécile Vincent 
2017 (27/2)
Conservation Physiology
vol.5 
(Article)
Obtaining accurate glucose measurements from wild animals under field conditions
Kimberley A. Bennett, Lucy M. Turner, Sebastian Millward, Simon E W Moss, Ailsa Jane Hall 
Keywords: Glucose, Glucometer, Phocid, Pinniped, Point-of-care, Validation
2017 (31/1)
Endangered Species Research
vol.33 pp.95-106
(Review article)
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill marine mammal injury assessment
Ryan Takeshita, Laurie Sullivan, Cynthia Smith, Tracy Collier, Ailsa Jane Hall, Tom Brosnan, Teri Rowles, Lori Schwacke 
Keywords: Deepwater horizon, Exposure, Injury assessment, Marine mammals, Natural resource damage assessment, Oil, PetroleumEcology, Nature and Landscape Conservation
2017 (10/8)
Scientific Reports
vol.7 
(Article)
Using blubber explants to investigate adipose function in grey seals
Kimberley A. Bennett, Kelly Joanne Robinson, Simon Moss, Sebastian Millward, Ailsa Jane Hall 

American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
vol.311 pp.R788-R796
(Article)
2016 (6)

(Commissioned report)
Harbour Seal Decline - vital rates and drivers
Monica Arso Civil, Sophie Caroline Smout, Callan David Duck, Chris Morris, Joseph Onoufriou, David Thompson, Andrew Brownlow, Nicholas Davison, Caroline Cummings, Patrick Pomeroy, Bernie J McConnell, Ailsa Jane Hall 
Keywords: Harbour seal, Population Dynamics, Population decline, Bayesian approach, Photo-identification, TelemetryScottish Government, NERC
2016 (15/3)
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
vol.18 pp.1078-1087
(Article)
Salmonella infection in grey seals (Halichoerus grypus), a marine mammal sentinel species
Geoffrey Foster, Derek Brown, Nick Davison, John E Coia, Eleanor Watson, Romain Pizzi, Kim Willoughby, Ailsa Jane Hall, Mark P Dagleish 
2016 (24/2)
Scientific Reports
vol.6 
(Article)
2015 (7)
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. B, Biological Sciences
vol.370 
(Article)
Common cancer in a wild animal
Frances M D Gulland, John Anthony Hammond, Kathleen M Colegrove, Ailsa Jane Hall 
Keywords: California sea lion, Urogenital Carcinoma, Genetics, Contaminants, Herpesvirus
2015 (4/11)
BMC Evolutionary Biology
vol.15 
(Article)
2015 (4)
Toxicon
vol.97 pp.1-14
(Article)
2015 (1)
Molecular Ecology
vol.24 pp.208-221
(Article)
Evidence of land-sea transfer of the zoonotic pathogen Campylobacter to a wildlife marine sentinel species
G. Méric, S. Bayliss, G. Foster, S.E. Moss, E. Watson, B. Pascoe, J. Mikhail, R. Pizzi, R.J. Goldstone, D.G.E. Smith, K. Willoughby, Ailsa Jane Hall, S.K. Sheppard, M.P. Dagleish 
Keywords: Campylobacter, Environmental health, Genomics, Grey seals, Source attribution
2015 (9/3)

(Commissioned report)
2015 (10)
Ocean and Coastal Management
vol.115 pp.10-16
(Article)
The modelling and assessment of whale-watching impacts
Leslie Frances New, Ailsa Jane Hall, R. Harcourt, G. Kaufman, E.C.M. Parsons, H.C. Pearson, A.M. Cosentino, Robert Schilling Schick 
Keywords: Anthropogenic impacts, Disturbance, Management, Marine mammals, Sustainable tourism
2014 (22/12)
Viruses
vol.6 pp.5145-5181
(Article)
Cetacean morbillivirus
M.-F. Van Bressem, P.J. Duignan, A. Banyard, M. Barbieri, K.M. Colegrove, S. de Guise, G. di Guardo, A. Dobson, M. Domingo, D. Fauquier, A Fernandez, T. Goldstein, B. Grenfell, K.R. Groch, F. Gulland, B.A. Jensen, P.D. Jepson, Ailsa Jane Hall, T. Kuiken, S. Mazzariol, S.E. Morris, O. Nielsen, J.A. Raga, T.K. Rowles, J. Saliki, E. Sierra, N. Stephens, B. Stone, I. Tomo, J. Wang, T. Waltzek, J.F.X. Wellehan 
Keywords: Cetacean morbillivirus, Epidemics, Mass stranding, SLAM, Phylogeny, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Endemic infections
2014 (12)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
vol.281 
(Article)
Evidence for a genetic basis of urogenital carcinoma in the wild California sea lion
Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse, Frances M. D. Gulland, Ailsa Jane Hall, Jeanie Finlayson, Mark P. Dagleish, Karen J. Billington, Kathleen Colegrove, John Anthony Hammond 
Keywords: Cancer, Heparanase 2 gene, Wildlife, Odds ratio
2014 (22/12)
Viruses
vol.6 pp.5093-5134
(Article)
Phocine distemper Virus
P.J. Duignan, M.-F. Van Bressem, J.D. Baker, M. Barbieri, K.M. Colegrove, S. de Guise, R.L. de Swart, G. di Guardo, A. Dobson, W.P. Duprex, G. Early, D. Fauquier, T. Goldstein, S.J. Goodman, B. Grenfell, K.R. Groch, F. Gulland, Ailsa Jane Hall, B.A. Jensen, K. Lamy, K. Matassa, S. Mazzariol, S.E. Morris, O. Nielsen, D. Rotstein, T.K. Rowles, J.T. Saliki, U. Siebert, T. Waltzek, J.F. Wellehan 
Keywords: Morbillivirus, Pinnipeds, Sea otter, CD150/SLAM, Phylogeny, Pathology, Epidemiology, Immunity, Vaccine
2014 (30/9)
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
vol.111 pp.93-106
(Article)
Surveillance for zoonotic and selected pathogens in harbor seals Phoca vitulina from central California
Frances M D Gulland, Woutrina A Smith, Patricia A Conrad, Cara L Field, Michelle Fleetwood, James T Harvey, Hon S Ip, Spencer Jang, Andrea Packham, Elizabeth Wheeler, Ailsa Jane Hall 
Keywords: Campylobacter, Leptospira, Influenza, Morillivirus, Neospora, Sarcocystis, Toxoplasma, Vibrio
2013 (2)
Animal Conservation
vol.16 pp.19-31
(Review article)
2013 (3/7)

(Commissioned report)
Current state of knowledge of effects of offshore renewable energy generation devices on marine mammals & research requirements
David Thompson, Ailsa Jane Hall, Mike Lonergan, Bernie J McConnell, Simon Northridge 
2013 (15/5)
Conservation Physiology
vol.1 pp.1-24
(Article)
Overcoming the challenges of studying conservation physiology in large whales
Kathleen E Hunt, Michael J Moore, Rosalind M Rolland, Nicholas M Kellar, Ailsa Jane Hall, Joanna Louise Kershaw, Stephen A Raverty, Cristina E Davis, Laura C Yeates, Deborah A Fauquier, Teresa K. Rowles, Scott D. Kraus 
Keywords: Blow, Biopsy dart, Cetacea, Faecal samples, Non-invasive, Visual health assessment
2013 (5)
Marine Mammal Science
vol.29 pp.E537–E541
(Article)
Pup to adult photo-ID
William David Paterson, Paula Redman, Lex Hiby, Simon Moss, Ailsa Jane Hall, Patrick Pomeroy 
2013 (1)
Marine Mammal Science
vol.29 pp.186-194
(Article)
2013 (15/3)
Journal of Experimental Biology
vol.216 pp.984-991
(Article)
The role of glucocorticoids in naturally fasting grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) pups
Mike Fedak, Simon E W Moss, Patrick Pomeroy, John R Speakman, Ailsa Jane Hall 
Keywords: cortisol , body composition, deuterium dilution
2012 (19/4)
PLoS One
vol.7 pp.e35395
(Article)
Phocid seal leptin
John Anthony Hammond, Chris Hauton, Kimberley A. Bennett, Ailsa Jane Hall 
2012 (8/9)
Veterinary Record
vol.171 pp.249-+
(Article)
2012 (4)
Global Change Biology
vol.18 pp.1270-1281
(Article)
Region-wide changes in marine ecosystem dynamics: state-space models to distinguish trends from step changes
Matthew Spencer, Nova Mieszkowska, Leonie A. Robinson, Stephen D. Simpson, Michael T. Burrows, Silvana N. R. Birchenough, Eva Capasso, Polly Cleall-Harding, Julia Crummy, Callan David Duck, Damien Eloire, Matthew Frost, Ailsa Jane Hall, Stephen J. Hawkins, David G. Johns, David W. Sims, Timothy J. Smyth, Chris L. J. Frid 
2011 (15/8)
Science of the Total Environment
vol.409 pp.3537-3547
(Article)
Geography and stage of development affect persistent organic pollutants in stranded and wild-caught harbor seal pups from central California
Denise Greig, Gina Ylitalo, Elizabeth Wheeler, Daryle Boyd, Frances Gulland, Gladys Yanagida, James Harvey, Ailsa Jane Hall 
2011 (8)
Animal Conservation
vol.14 pp.430-438
(Article)
Long-term patterns in harbour seal site-use and the consequences for managing protected areas
L. S. Cordes, Callan David Duck, B. L. Mackey, Ailsa Jane Hall, P. M. Thompson 
2011 (30/6)
Veterinary Parasitology
vol.179 pp.253-256
(Article)
Seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in North-eastern Atlantic harbor seal (Phoca vitulina vitulina) and grey seal (Halichoerus grypus)
O. Cabezon, Ailsa Jane Hall, C. Vincent, M. Pabon, I. Garcia-Bocanegra, J. P. Dubey, S. Almeria 
2011 (4)
Marine Ecology
vol.32 pp.10-24
(Article)
Temporal change in UK marine communities
M. Spencer, S. N. R. Birchenough, N. Mieszkowska, L. A. Robinson, S. D. Simpson, M. T. Burrows, E. Capasso, P. Cleall-Harding, J. Crummy, Callan David Duck, D. Eloire, M. Frost, Ailsa Jane Hall, S. J. Hawkins, D. G. Johns, D. W. Sims, T. J. Smyth, C. L. J. Frid 
Keywords: Abundance, population trends, principal components, regime shift detection, regime shifts, time series, UK marine ecosystems, LONG-TERM CHANGES, WESTERN ENGLISH-CHANNEL, NORTH-SEA, CLIMATE-CHANGE, ECOSYSTEM, NORTHUMBERLAND, VARIABILITY, RESILIENCE, ATLANTIC, EUTROPHICATION
2010 (17/2)
Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
vol.88 pp.183-188
(Article)
2010 (2)
Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
vol.196 pp.147-154
(Article)
2010
Harmful Algae
vol.9 pp.489-493
(Article)

Contact Details:

Prof Ailsa Hall
Scottish Oceans Institute
East Sands
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 8LB
Fife
UK

tel: 01334 462634
fax: 01334 462632
room: SMRU 2.05
email: ajh7@st-andrews.ac.uk

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