Urbanization and health in birds
|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|
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.
For more information please contact: Juan Ibáñez-Álamo
|Last modified:||08 July 2016 11.35 p.m.|