How birds in the Amazon survive sublethal exposure to mercury
Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is found in the air, water and soil. Exposure to mercury (even small amounts) may cause serious health problems, and it is a threat to the development of the child in utero and early in life. The World Health Organization considers mercury one of the top 10 chemicals or groups of chemicals of major public health concern. The EU-funded AMAZON_MERCURY project will study the impact of human-induced environmental pollution of mercury that bioaccumulates in aquatic ecosystems and causes neurological, physiological, immunological and reproductive damage to wildlife. Specifically, it will focus on the evolutionary changes induced by long-term exposure to mercury pollution in wild populations of important avian bio-indicators in the Amazon using powerful advanced genomic analyses.
Fields of science
- natural scienceschemical sciencesinorganic chemistrytransition metals
- natural sciencesearth and related environmental sciencesenvironmental sciencespollution
- natural sciencesbiological sciencesecologyecosystems
- natural sciencesearth and related environmental scienceshydrologylimnology
- medical and health sciencesclinical medicineendocrinology
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Funding SchemeMSCA-IF - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF)
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