Cardiff University Otter Project runs a long term environmental surveillance scheme, using otters found dead to investigate contaminants, disease, and population biology across the UK.
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PhD studentship: The otter as a sentinel for environmental pharmaceuticals
With an increasing and ageing human population, pharmaceuticals and personal care products are produced in quantities nearing agrochemicals, and are a major concern for human health. Cardiff University and CEH are currently offering an exciting PhD studentship, using otters as a sentinel in order to measure levels of pharmaceuticals in UK rivers. For details see http://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=63441; deadline June 5th 2015.
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