• Anti-parasite treatment and blood biochemistry in raptor nestlings 

      Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Sonne, Christian; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Schnug, Lisbeth; Bourgeon, Sophie; Ballesteros, Manuel; Eulaers, Igor; Moum, Truls Borg; Johnsen, Trond Vidar; Kjelgaard-Hansen, Mads; Herzke, Dorte; Jaspers, Veerle; Covaci, Adrian; Eens, Marcel; Halley, Duncan John; Erikstad, Kjell Einar; Ims, Rolf Anker (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      We investigated the effects of parasite removal on various blood clinical–chemical variables (BCCVs). BCCVs are indicators of health, reflecting, e.g., homeostasis of liver, kidney function, and bone metabolism. The study ...
    • Antiparasite treatments reduce humoral immunity and impact oxidative status in raptor nestlings 

      Hanssen, Sveinn Are; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Schnug, Lisbeth; Bourgeon, Sophie; Johnsen, Trond Vidar; Ballesteros, Manuel; Sonne, Christian; Herzke, Dorte; Eulaers, Igor; Jaspers, Veerle; Covaci, Adrian; Eens, Marcel; Halley, Duncan John; Moum, Truls Borg; Ims, Rolf Anker; Erikstad, Kjell E (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Parasites are natural stressors that may have multiple negative effects on their host as they usurp energy and nutrients and may lead to costly immune responses that may cause oxidative stress. At early stages, animals ...
    • Inter-population synchrony in adult survival and effects of climate and extreme weather in non-breeding areas of Atlantic puffins 

      Reiertsen, Tone Kristin; Layton-Matthews, Kate; Erikstad, K.E.; Hodges, Kevin I.; Ballesteros, Manuel; Anker-Nilssen, Tycho; Barrett, R.T.; Benjaminsen, Sigurd; Bogdanova, M.; Christensen-Dalsgaard, Signe; Daunt, Francis; Dehnhard, Nina; Harris, Michael P.; Langset, Magdalene; Lorentsen, Svein-Håkon; Newell, Mark; Bråthen, Vegard Sandøy; Støyle-Bringsvor, I.; Systad, Geir Helge Rødli; Wanless, Sarah (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Seabirds are undergoing drastic declines globally and spend the non-breeding season at sea, making it challenging to study the drivers of their survival. Harsh weather and changes in climate conditions can have large impacts ...
    • Twilight foraging enables European shags to survive the winter across their latitudinal range 

      Moe, Børge; Daunt, Francis; Bråthen, Vegard Sandøy; Barrett, Robert; Ballesteros, Manuel; Bjørnstad, Oskar; Bogdanova, Maria I.; Dehnhard, Nina; Erikstad, Kjell E.; Follestad, Arne; Gíslason, Sindri; Hallgrimsson, Gunnar Thor; Lorentsen, Svein-Håkon; Newell, Mark; Petersen, Aevar; Phillips, Richard A.; Ragnarsdóttir, Sunna Björk; Reiertsen, Tone Kristin; Åström, Jens; Wanless, Sarah; Anker-Nilssen, Tycho (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      Species breeding at high latitudes face a significant challenge of surviving the winter. Such conditions are particularly severe for diurnal marine endotherms such as seabirds. A critical question is therefore what behavioural ...