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Maes, T.; Shore, R.F; Pereira, M.G.. 2012 WILDCOMS. [Poster] In: 6th SETAC World Congress / SETAC Europe 22nd Annual Meeting, Berlin, 20-24 May 2012. SETAC, 396. (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

Disease and contaminants can both pose major risks to wildlife and human populations. Disease is a natural driver regulating the dynamics of wildlife populations, but some diseases warrant particular attention because they (i) cause major mortalities that lead to population crashes, (eg., VHD in rabbits), (ii) threaten wildlife species of high conservation concern (for example squirrelpox virus in red squirrels), or (iii) pose a potential threat to Man (eg., rabies, avian influenza). The wildlife Disease & Contaminant Monoitoring and Surveillance (WILDCOMS) Network is a collaborative project among the major disease and contaminant monitoring schemes for vertebrate wildlife that operate in the United Kingdom. These schemes are run by various government agencies and laboratories, research centres, institutes, and academia. The overall aim is to establish a network which will foster and facilitate knowledge exchange, harmonisation towards best practice, and productive collaboration between: (i) partner organisations; (ii) surveillance schemes and end-users. It will aim to provide end-users with an integrated overview of environmental disease and contaminant risk. The specific objectives will be to develop the network and use it to address common challenges, specifically maximising dissemination of information to stakeholders and harmonisation towards common operational procedures to facilitate interaction and collaboration.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Poster)
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biogeochemistry > BGC Topic 1 - Monitoring and Interpretation of Biogeochemical and Climate Changes > BGC - 1.1 - Monitor concentrations, fluxes, physico-chemical forms of current and emerging pollutants ...
CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biogeochemistry > BGC Topic 1 - Monitoring and Interpretation of Biogeochemical and Climate Changes
CEH Sections: Shore
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 11 Apr 2013 11:17 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/500781

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