Stopover strategies of 12 passerines on Ponza

Resting and sleeping could be the main reason for stopovers

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Using an immune response to measure stress in migrating birds

Leukocyte Coping Capacity (LCC) as a complementary tool to measure stress

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Lean migratory songbirds move more when food is scarce

Studies with captive birds show effects of food availability on locomotor activity

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Energy reserves but not oxidative balance influence sleep

Sleep pattern associated with energy reserves but not oxidative status

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MSc projects in migratory bird physiology available for spring 2020

We are currently recruiting two MSc students for exploring physiological and behavioural aspects of bird migration in spring 2020. The project will start in February 2020 and the students’ availability for continuous fieldwork on the island of Ponza in Italy from…

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