Investigating the effects of the Fukushima radiation disaster on frogs and birds

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

Investigating the effects of the Fukushima radiation disaster on frogs and birds Investigating the effects of the Fukushima radiation disaster on frogs and birds We will be investigating the effects of the Fukushima radiation disaster on the body physiology of frogs and birds captured in Japan. Animals and their tissues will be collected in Japan by French collaborators and shipped to the McGraw and Deviche labs at ASU for analysis. Mat Giraudeau, Pierre Deviche, and Kevin McGraw will coordinate sample analyses, including measurements of skin pigments, antioxidant levels, oxidative stress, and hormones. We will combine these data with those generated by IRSN on local radiation levels (i.e. at control and contaminated sites and of the animal tissues), so that we can assess how historical and persistent radiation exposure influences system performance in these species.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date3/1/132/28/14

Funding

  • OTHER: Foreign Other: $12,080.00

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