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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


12  (of 12 published available) for ajh7 with keyword DISEASE clear keyword filter. (source: University of St Andrews PURE)
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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 (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
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 (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
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 (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

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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Personal Website
Sea Mammal Research Unit
School of Biology
Centre for Biological Diversity
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Scottish Oceans Institute
Institiud Chuantan na h-Alba
Gatty Marine Laboratory
East Sands St Andrews
KY16 8LB
Scotland
UK

tel: +44 (0) 1334 463472
fax: +44 (0) 1334 463443
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