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Effects of polluted environment on health in the great tits

Last update: : Monday 24 September 2018, by Nicolas Busser

Presented by: Sylvie Massemin-Challet, IPHC-DEPE
Date: Thursday 8th November 2018, 13:00-14:30
Place: Amphithéàtre Grünewald, Bâtiment 25

How environment stressors can affect the ecological and physiological traits of birds is important to understand the mechanisms by which birds can colonize or not an environment. We have two approaches. First, to highlight how species can adapt to urban constraints such as chemical pollution or food availability, we studied the fitness of the Great tit (Parus major) during three years along an urban gradient around Strasbourg (France). Secondly, we focused on a uranium tailings disposal site. This choice is motivated by the fact that Uranium, Leaver and Lanthanites potentially have increased mobility in this forest ecosystem.

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