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Description of Trichotokara nothriae n. gen. et sp. (Apicomplexa, Lecudinidae) – An intestinal gregarine of Nothria conchylega (Polychaeta, Onuphidae)

Journal Article
Rueckert, S., & Leander, B. S. (2010)
Description of Trichotokara nothriae n. gen. et sp. (Apicomplexa, Lecudinidae) – An intestinal gregarine of Nothria conchylega (Polychaeta, Onuphidae). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 104, 172-179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jip.2010.03.005
The trophozoites of a novel gregarine apicomplexan, Trichotokara nothriae n. gen. et sp., were isolated and characterized from the intestines of the onuphid tubeworm Nothria c...

The life cycle of Anisakis simplex in the Norwegian Deep (northern North Sea)

Journal Article
Palm, H. W., Rueckert, S., & Piatkowski, U. (2004)
The life cycle of Anisakis simplex in the Norwegian Deep (northern North Sea). Parasitology Research, 94(1), (1-9). doi:10.1007/s00436-004-1154-0. ISSN 0932-0113
Copepoda (Calanus finmarchicus n=1,722, Paraeuchaeta norvegica n=1,955), Hyperiidae (n=3,019), Euphausiacea (Meganyctiphanes norvegica n=4,780), and the fishes Maurolicus muel...

Epinephelus fuscoguttatus mariculture in Indonesia: Implications from fish parasite infections

Journal Article
Palm, H. W., Yulianto, I., Theisen, S., Rueckert, S., & Kleinertz, S. (2015)
Epinephelus fuscoguttatus mariculture in Indonesia: Implications from fish parasite infections. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 2, 54-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2015.07.003
Indonesia plays a major role in grouper supply for the Hong Kong based Live Reef Food Fish Trade. Hong Kong is the biggest consumer of Live Reef Food Fish in the world and aro...

Transmission of fish parasites into grouper mariculture (Serranidae: Epinephelus coioides (Hamilton, 1822)) in Lampung Bay, Indonesia

Journal Article
Palm, H. W., Rueckert, S., Klimpel, S., Al-Quraishy, S., & Mehlhorn, H. (2009)
Transmission of fish parasites into grouper mariculture (Serranidae: Epinephelus coioides (Hamilton, 1822)) in Lampung Bay, Indonesia. Parasitology Research, 104(3), 523-532. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-008-1226-7
Differently fed groupers Epinephelus coioides from an Indonesian finfish mariculture farm were studied for ecto- and endohelminth parasites. Pellet-fed E. coioides were infest...

Nematode eel parasite found inside acanthocephalan cysts - a "Trojan horse" strategy?

Journal Article
Emde, S., Rueckert, S., Kochmann, J., Knopf, K., Sures, B., & Klimpel, S. (2014)
Nematode eel parasite found inside acanthocephalan cysts - a "Trojan horse" strategy?. Parasites & vectors, 7(1), 504. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13071-014-0504-8
Background The invasive eel parasite Anguillicoloides crassus (syn. Anguillicola crassus) is considered one of the major causes for the decline of the European eel (Anguilla ...

Parasitic infection of the hyperiid amphipod Themisto libellula in the Canadian Beaufort Sea (Arctic Ocean), with a description of Ganymedes themistos sp. n. (Apicomplexa, Eugregarinorida)

Journal Article
Prokopowicz, A. J., Rueckert, S., Leander, B. S., Michaud, J., & Fortier, L. (2010)
Parasitic infection of the hyperiid amphipod Themisto libellula in the Canadian Beaufort Sea (Arctic Ocean), with a description of Ganymedes themistos sp. n. (Apicomplexa, Eugregarinorida). Polar Biology, 33(10), 1339-1350. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-010-0821-0
Two parasites were found in the hyperiid amphipod Themisto libellula sampled with nets and collected by sediment traps over the annual cycle in the Canadian Beaufort Sea. The ...

Parasites of wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) from an urban area in Germany, in relation to worldwide results

Journal Article
Frank, R., Kuhn, T., Mehlhorn, H., Rueckert, S., Pham, D., & Klimpel, S. (2013)
Parasites of wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) from an urban area in Germany, in relation to worldwide results. Parasitology Research, 112(12), 4255-4266. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-013-3617-7
The European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) belongs to the most invasive and successful mammalian species, which is distributed nearly worldwide. In Europe, they inhabit broad...

Parasite fauna of seabass (Lates calcarifer) under mariculture conditions in Lampung Bay, Indonesia

Journal Article
Rückert, S., Palm, H. W., & Klimpel, S. (2008)
Parasite fauna of seabass (Lates calcarifer) under mariculture conditions in Lampung Bay, Indonesia. Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 24(3), 321-327. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0426.2008.01064.x
Fish parasites have been repeatedly reported to be a major threat to the developing industry of finfish mariculture in Indonesia, due to severe parasite and disease outbreaks....

Parasite fauna of bream Abramis brama and roach Rutilus rutilus from a man-made waterway and a freshwater habitat in northern Germany

Journal Article
Rückert, S., Klimpel, S., & Palm, H. (2007)
Parasite fauna of bream Abramis brama and roach Rutilus rutilus from a man-made waterway and a freshwater habitat in northern Germany. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 74, (225-233). doi:10.3354/dao074225. ISSN 0177-5103
Fifty specimens each of bream Abramis brama and roach Rutilus rutilus were examined for metazoan parasite fauna and trichodinid ciliates; 25 specimens of each species were col...

Parasites of cultured and wild brown-marbled grouper Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (Forsskal, 1775) in Lampung Bay, Indonesia.

Journal Article
Rueckert, S., Klimpel, S., & Palm, H. W. (2010)
Parasites of cultured and wild brown-marbled grouper Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (Forsskal, 1775) in Lampung Bay, Indonesia. Aquaculture Research, 41, 1158-1169. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2109.2009.02403.x
A total of 210 Epinephelus fuscoguttatus (brown-marbled grouper) was examined for parasites. During three consecutive seasons (two rainy and one dry season from 2002 to 2004),...
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Parasites in the deep

2014 - 2016
Parasites collected from different fish species (e.g. Barathrites iris) from the New Hebrides trench and the Kermadec trench will be identified on a morphological and molecular level.
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £600

Oral Infestation Challenge

2016 - 2016
Live Atlantic salmon will be experimentally infested with live anisakis simplex. The experiment will run for 35 days, and at certain sampling points, salmon will be euthanised and blood will be taken....
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £490

Exploring the causes of Red Vent Syndrome in wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from coastal waters around Scotland

2016 - 2017
This research will make direct comparisons of δ13C and δ15N isotope values from muscle tissue between populations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) returning to the North, East and West coasts of Scotl...
Funder: Natural Environment Research Council

Linking surface ultrastructure & molecular phylogeny of marine gregarine apicomplexan parasites

2013 - 2013
The aim of this project is to assess the surface ultrastructure of marine apicomplexan gregarines and to evaluate if similar surface morphologies of different gregarine species are reflected in molecu...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £2,465

BES Travel Grant for PhD student Alex Kent

2017 - 2017
Travel grant to allow PhD student to attend Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting/conference in Hawaii.
Funder: British Ecological Society | Value: £500

Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on the Embryogenesis of Squids, Loligo spp.

2017 - 2018
Effects of Anthropogenic Noise on the Embryogenesis of Squids, Loligo spp.
Funder: Marine Alliance for Science & Technology for Scotland (Hosted by St Andrew's University) | Value: £2,942

The juvenile fish fauna of a Kenyan mangrove forest: exploring new tools to understand growth and condition.

2016 - 2019
The project will work with a new PhD student who is collecting regular samples of juvenile fish from the Vanga mangrove forest in southern Kenya. The work will focus on two areas: 1) Describing the me...
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £8,300

Design a smart system for pathogens detection in bathing waters

2019 - 2022
Monitoring the quality of recreational waters such as beaches and rivers is becoming a global concern to protect human health (e.g. the EU Bathing Water Directive (BWD) in Europe). In Scotland, water ...
Funder: Data Lab | Value: £38,822

Applicability of the optical mesoscope technology to assess physical effects of noise on statocysts of marine invertebrate embryos/larvae: A proof of concept

2020 - 2021
We perceive oceans as quiet,but increasing levels of man-made noise can have negative effects on marine organisms. Invertebrates are under-represented in noise-related research but play significant r...
Funder: Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance | Value: £10,000

Gregarines - an aquatic symbiosis model system

2020 - 2023
Apicomplexans are widely distributed, single-celled organisms that are always described as obligate parasitic. Despite their importance for human health (malaria, toxoplasmosis) and vast literature on...
Funder: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation | Value: £266,914
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The effects of anthropogenic noise playbacks on marine invertebrates

2014 - 2018
Anthropogenic noise has profoundly changed the acoustic environment of aquatic habitats, and is known to negatively affect many taxa...
Dr Matt Wale | Director of Studies: Prof Karen Diele | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers

Trophic polymorphism in the Himalayan fish Tor putitora

2013 - date
Ian Martin | Director of Studies: Dr Robert Briers | Second Supervisor: Dr Sonja Rueckert

Exosomes as mediators of cell to-cell communication in prostate cancer

2018 - date
Isla Bruce | Director of Studies: Dr Amy Poole | Second Supervisor: Dr Jenny Fraser

Exercise to attenuate chemotherapy-induced cardio- and vascular toxicity in breast cancer

2018 - date
Marie McLaughlin | Director of Studies: Dr Mark Ross | Second Supervisor: Prof Geraint Florida-James

The hidden links in trophic food webs: where do the parasites fit?

2019 - 2020
Matthew Dicker | Director of Studies: Dr Sonja Rueckert | Second Supervisor: Prof Mark Huxham

Exploring the causes of Red Vent Syndrome in wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) from coastal waters around Scotland

2014 - 2018
"In 2005, Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) migrating to the UK exhibited swollen, haemor...
Alexander Kent | Director of Studies: Dr Sonja Rueckert | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers

Non-native bullhead in South-East Scotland: Molecular and morphological identification and parasite links with native fauna

2014 - 2018
The PhD is to investigate the ecological implications of invasive bullhead in...
Jenny Mcleish | Director of Studies: Dr Sonja Rueckert | Second Supervisor: Dr Robert Briers