Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Natural Sciences
- urbanization, birds, oxidative stress, nutrition, pollution
My main interest lies at the interface of ecology and physiology. I am specifically interested in how human-induced environmental stress, such as pollution and nutrition, influences the oxidative stress response and its consequences for individual performance and population dynamics in wild vertebrates.
Some of the topics that I currently work on are (see project pages for more information):
- Urban environmental stress and its impact on birds
- Epigenetics in birds
- Avian health and biomarkers
- Nutrition and metabolism in birds
I use a combination of epidemiological, experimental and comparative analyses to understand the impacts of urbanization on birds.
My main study species is the great tit (Parus major), however, I also study other bird species common to both urban and rural habitats, along with aviary birds such as the zebra finch.
Recent research outputs
Research output: Contribution to journal › Debate/Note/Editorial