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The impact of anthropogenic activities on an invasive species: the case of the parakeet (Psittacula krameri)

StressChron Framework:

Project code 091
Role Partner
Research area Contributing to a more sustainable and animal welfare minded food production
Research topic Improving our understanding of the impact of anthropogenic activities on the health status of vertebrates in the wild
Vertebrate Bird
Species Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)


The research goal is to gain insight in the anthropogenic effect of urbanization on parakeet (Psittacula krameri). 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 invasive species react to urban environments.


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

Funding: Internal

Status: On-going


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

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


None at present

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