|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|
|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
Ghent University (Aerts J, Lens L, Strubbe D)
Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Aerts J)
None at present