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Urbanization and health in birds


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Starting date Flexible within the academic year 2015/2016, but recommended to start as soon as possible
Specifics There are possibilities to do field (both in cities and forests) as well as lab work in different European countries (grey countries in map) depending on the student's interests
Urbanization and health in birds
Urbanization and health in birds

Project description

Urban environments are expanding faster than any other land cover type and now support the majority of the world's human population. Recent evidence suggests that these human-altered landscapes play a key role in the emergence and spread of diseases. This project investigates general (continental-scale) patterns regarding the effects that the urbanization process can have on the most important defence against diseases and parasites, the immune system.

Contact information

For more information please contact: Juan Ibáñez-Álamo

More information

GELIFES - Behavioural & Physiological Ecology
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