Prof Ailsa Hall

Senior Research Scientist, Director SMRU

tel. 01334 462634
fax. 01334 462632

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.



Kershaw, JL, Sherrill, M, Davison, NJ, Brownlow, A & Hall, AJ 2017, 'Evaluating morphometric and metabolic markers of body condition in a small cetacean, the harbor porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)' Ecology and Evolution, vol 7, no. 10, pp. 3494-3506. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2891
Olsen, MT, Islas, V, Graves, JA, Onoufriou, A, Vincent, C, Brasseur, S, Frie, AK & Hall, AJ 2017, 'Genetic population structure of harbour seals in the United Kingdom and neighbouring waters' Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, vol Early View. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2760
Bennett, KA, Turner, LM, Millward, S, Moss, SEW & Hall, AJ 2017, 'Obtaining accurate glucose measurements from wild animals under field conditions: comparing a hand held glucometer with a standard laboratory technique in grey seals' Conservation Physiology, vol 5, no. 1. DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cox013
Takeshita, R, Sullivan, L, Smith, C, Collier, T, Hall, A, Brosnan, T, Rowles, T & Schwacke, L 2017, 'The Deepwater Horizon oil spill marine mammal injury assessment' Endangered Species Research, vol 33, pp. 95-106. DOI: 10.3354/esr00808
Takei, Y, Suzuki, I, Wong, MKS, Milne, R, Moss, S, Sato, K & Hall, A 2016, 'Development of an animal-borne blood sample collection device and its deployment for the determination of cardiovascular and stress hormones in phocid seals' American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, vol 311, no. 4, pp. R788-R796. DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.00211.2016
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