• 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 ...
    • Bird feathers as a biomonitor for environmental pollutants: Prospects and pitfalls 

      Jaspers, Veerle; Covaci, Adrian; Herzke, Dorte; Eulaers, Igor; Eens, Marcel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Due to increasing amounts of hazardous chemicals released into the environment, there is a high demand for developing easy and non-destructive biomonitoring tools. In a recent paper published in Trends in Analytical ...
    • Can starling eggs be useful as a biomonitoring tool to study organohalogenated contaminants on a worldwide scale? 

      Eens, Marcel; Jaspers, Veerle; Van den Steen, E; Bateson, M; Carere, C; Clergeau, P; Costantini, D; Dolenec, Z; Elliott, JE; Flux, J; Gwinner, H; Halbrook, R. S.; Heeb, Philipp; Mazgajski, Tomasz D.; Moksnes, Arne; Polo, V; Soler, JJ; Sinclair, R; Veiga, JP; Williams, Tony D.; Covaci, Adrian; Pinxten, Rianne (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2013)
      Large-scale international monitoring studies are important to assess emission patterns and environmental distributions of organohalogenated contaminants (OHCs) on a worldwide scale. In this study, the presence of OHCs was ...