Willem van Hoesel
Host-vector-parasite interactions and the role of insect vectors in transmission
Project: Para Aves (DFG Biodiversitätsexploratorien)
For my PhD project - within the Para Aves project - I am looking at how land use intensity influences host-vector-parasite interactions within forest ecosystems. I am very interested on how insect vector abundance changes within certain forest types and whether this influences blood parasite prevalence within selected common forest bird species. Additional to our study in German forest ecosystems, we will also test the same system in an urban gradient in Vienna and its surroundings in 2016.
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Betreuer / Supervisor: Swen Renner