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EMSG21: Endocrine Disruption in the Marine Environment (EDMAR)

Principal Investigator

Dr. Yvonne Allen
CEFAS
Burnham Laboratory
Remembrance Avenue
UK - CMO 8HA Burnham-on-Crouch
y.t.allen@cefas.co.uk
Tel: +44 1621 787 226
Fax: +44 1621 784 989

Collaborators

Dr. Mike Waldock - CEFAS
Dr. Peter Matthiessen - CEFAS

Description

The EDMAR programme is investigating whether there is evidence of changes in the reproductive health of marine life and if so, seeks to identify possible causes and potential impacts. Areas for research include:

  1. development of methods for the detection of endocrine disruption in the marine environment (including biomarkers)
  2. toxicity identification and evaluation procedures
  3. biological responses in estuaries
  4. causative of substances and sources.

 

Related Publications

CD Robinson, E Brown, JA Craft, IM Davies, CF Moffat, D Pirie, F Robertson, RM Stagg, S Struthers, Effects of sewage effluent and ethynyl oestradiol upon molecular markers of oestrogenic exposure, maturation and reproductive success in the sand goby (Pomatoschistus minutus, Pallas), Aquatic Toxicology 2003, 62, 119-134.

MF Kirby, YT Allen, RA Dyer, SW Feist, I Katsiadaki, P Matthiessen, AP Scott, A Smith, G Stentiford, JE Thain, KV Thomas, L Tolhurst, MJ Waldock, Surveys of plasma vitellogenin and intersex in male flounder (Platichthys flesus) as measures of endocrine disruption by estrogenic contamination in United Kingdom estuaries: Temporal trends 1996 to 2001, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2004, 23, 748-758.

MF Kirby, J Bignell, E Brown, JA Craft, I Davies, RA Dyer, SW Feist, G Jones, P Matthiessen, C Megginson, FE Robertson, C Robinson, The presence of morphologically intermediate papilla syndrome (MIPS) in UK populations of sand goby (Pomatoschistus spp.): Endocrine Disruption?, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2003, 22, 239-251.

I Katsiadaki, AP Scott, MR Hurst, P Matthiessen, I Mayer, Detection of environmental androgens: a novel method based on enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay of spiggin, the stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) glue protein, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2002, 21, 1946-1954.

P Matthiessen, Y Allen, S Bamber, J Craft, M Hurst, T Hutchinson, S Feist, I Katsiadaki, M Kirby, C Robinson, S Scott, J Thain, K Thomas, The impact of oestrogenic and androgenic contamination on marine organisms in the United Kingdom-summary of the EDMAR programme, Marine Environmental Research 2002, 54, 645-649.

KV Thomas, MR Hurst, P Matthiessen, M McHugh, A Smith, MJ Waldock, An assessment of in vitro androgenic activity and the identification of environmental androgens in United Kingdom estuaries, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2002, 21, 1456-1461.

KV Thomas, MR Hurst, P Matthiessen, MJ Waldock, Characterization of estrogenic compounds in water samples collected from United Kingdom estuaries, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2001, 20, 2165-2170.

KV Thomas, MR Hurst, P Matthiessen, MJ Waldock, Characterization of estrogenic compounds in water samples collected from United Kingdom estuaries, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2001, 20, 2165-2170.

P Matthiessen, Is Endocrine Disruption a Significant Ecological Issue?, Ecotoxicology 2000, 9, 21-24.

 

TH Hutchinson, NA Pounds, M Hampel, TD Williams, Impact of natural and synthetic steroids on the survival, development and reproduction of marine copepods (Tisbe battagliai), Science of the Total Environment 1999, 233, 167-179.

TH Hutchinson, NA Pounds, M Hampel, TD Williams, Life cycle studies with marine copepods (Tisbe battagliai) exposed to 20-hydroxyecdysone and diethylstildbestrol, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 1999, 18, 2914-2920.

LRI funding: €237,000 Co-sponsored by: The UK Department of Environment and the Regions - DETR The Environment Agency - EA The Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research SNIFFER

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