Project

Advanced wildlife endocrinology: non-invasive monitoring 2.0 to save species biodiversity

Duration
01 November 2020 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal developmental and reproductive biology
    • Analytical biochemistry
    • Metabolomics
    • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Endocrinology
Keywords
wildlife conservation non-invasive endocrine monitoring metabolomics
 
Project description

A non-invasive endocrine monitoring method for several wildlife species will be developed by first determining which metabolites are present in fecal and/or urinary samples and rating them as potential biomarkers using UHPLC-(HR)MS(/MS) technology. We will then select the most appropriate immuno-assays for further analysis and use all the generated data for the disclosure of species’ reproductive and/or stress biology.