Influence of habitat fragmentation and microbial pressure on the reproductive success of great and blue tits

Roschong Boonyarittichaikij
Faculteit Diergeneeskunde
Vakgroep Pathologie, Bacteriologie en Pluimveeziekten
Roschong Boonyarittichaikij was born on January 28th 1980 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She obtained a doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Chiang Mai University, Thailand in 2004. In 2010, she obtained her degree of Master of Science in Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics at the faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She started a doctoral research project in 2014 at the Wildlife Health Ghent research group at the department of Pathology, Bacteriology and Poultry diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Ghent University as a part of “TREEWEB” project. The doctoral study was funded by a Thai Government Scholarship. Roschong Boonyarittichaikij is author or co-author of several scientific publications and presented at international conference.
Academische graad
Doctor in de Diergeneeskundige wetenschappen
Taal proefschrift
Prof. Dr. A. Martel Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent Prof. Dr. L. Lens Faculty of Science, UGent Dr. E. Verbrugghe Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent
Prof. Dr. L. Duchateau Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent Prof. Dr. F. Pasmans Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UGent Prof. Dr. K. Verheyen Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, UGent Prof. Dr. C. Vangestel Joint Experimental Molecular Unit, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences Prof. Dr. L. Hertzog Faculty of Science, UGent

Korte beschrijving

Habitat fragmentation could alter host-pathogen interactions, thus change the disease occurrence and outcome. The understanding of these host-pathogen interactions along a fragmentation gradient is of great importance to unravel the population dynamics in changing environments. In this thesis we have investigated the health status, reproductive success and infection pressure of apparently healthy great (Parus major) and blue (Cyanistes caeruleus) tits in 19 mature deciduous forest fragments of Flanders, Belgium which differ in surface area and tree composition.


Dinsdag 26 juni 2018, 17:00
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