The impact of anthropogenic activities on the biological success of a native species: the case of the great tit (Parus major)

 

StressChron Framework:

Project code110
AcronymCORTMEES
RolePartner
Research areaContributing to a more sustainable and animal welfare minded food
production
Research topicImproving our understanding of the impact of anthropogenic activities
on the health status of vertebrates in the wild
VertebrateBird
SpeciesGreat tit (Parus major)

 

Abstract

The research goal is to gain insight in the anthropogenic effect of urbanization on great tit (Parus major). While urbanization exposes individuals to novel challenges, urban areas may also constitute stable environments in which seasonal fluctuations are buffered. Here we aimed to disentangle how native species react to urban environments.

 

Specifics

Keywords: wildlife, bird, anthropogenic, stress, corticosterone, feather

Funding: internal

Status: on-going

Consortium:

Ghent University (Aerts J, Lens L, Strubbe D)

Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Aerts J)

 

Output

None at present