Use of Stable Isotopes to Trace Bird Migrations and Molecular Nuclear Techniques to Investigate the Epidemiology and Ecology of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

Closed for proposals

Project Type

Coordinated Research Project

Project Code

D32030

CRP

1890

Approved Date

14 December 2011

Status

4 - Closed

Start Date

9 July 2012

Expected End Date

9 July 2017

Completed Date

25 January 2019

Participating Countries

Bulgaria
Canada
China
Egypt
Germany
Nepal
Republic of Korea
Russian Federation
Tajikistan
Turkey
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Description

Integrating information on wild waterfowl migration through stable isotope analysis and detecting avian influenza viruses in faecal and environmental samples will contribute to understanding the epidemiology and ecology of the long range transmission of avian influenza viruses, using non invasive methods.

Specific objectives

Determine the potential use of stable isotope analysis in tracing migratory pathways of wild water fowl.

Develop validate SOPs for detection and quantitative evaluation of the AIV in natural water reservoirs.

Develop validated SOP for DNA barcoding for differentiation of WWF species using faecal samples.

Develop validated SOP for DNA barcoding for differentiation of WWF species using fecal samples.

Develop validated SOPs for detection and typing of the AIV in WWF using faecal samples.

Develop validated SOPs for detection and typing of the AIV in WWF using fecal samples.

Improve the existing isoscapes for dD and other essential isotopes, especially in the regions of Asia and Africa.

Impact

The CRP had a great contribution in the assignment of migratory wildbird origins using stable isotopes.

Relevance

The topic is highly relevant, as the global community is facing unprecedented challanges in the long range spread of infectious animal and zoonotic diseases. Wild migratory waterfowl are important controbutors in the long range transmission of diseases.

CRP Publications

Type

Publications

Year

2016

Publication URL

http://road.iaea.org/livelink/llisapi.dll/open/41531022

Description

There were 17 publications produced under or with support of the CRP, all are listed in one file under the road link.

Country/Organization

All participating countries

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