This is an interdisciplinary effort to elucidate the toxicity of soot (a type of aerosol) on lung capacity, oxidative stress, metabolism and gene expression in two very different model systems – birds and insects. Specifically, the bird species are great tits (Parus major), house sparrows (Passer domesticus) and zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata), while I focus on buff-tailed bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) as a model species for insects. I am using both field studies and experimental approaches, which means that I will have the opportunity to complement my observations of the natural environment with more controlled experiments in the lab.
Gällande start-/slutdatum2021/09/01 → …

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Evolutionsbiologi
  • Ekologi