Search for dissertations about: "birds"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 326 swedish dissertations containing the word birds.

  1. 1. Birds and Borrelia

    Author : Björn Olsen; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Borrelia; Ixodes ticks; Birds; Epidemiology; Zoonotisk ekologi; Zoonotic Ecology; Virology; Virologi; Mikrobiologi; Microbiology;

    Abstract : The Lyme disease causing spirochaete Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato is transmitted by ticks within the genus Ixodes. These ticks are liberal host seekers and parasitise mammals, birds and reptiles.Prior to this study, the distribution of I. ricinus ticks and Lyme disease was thought to be restricted to the southern half of Sweden. READ MORE

  2. 2. Comparative Genomics in Birds

    Author : Erik Axelsson; Hans Ellegren; Martin Lercher; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Molecular genetics; Birds; molecular evolution; macrochromosomes; microchromosomes; mutation rate; substitution rate; base composition; positive selection; genetic drift; population size; Genetik;

    Abstract : To shed light on forces that shape the molecular evolution of bird genomes, and in turn avian adaptations, comparative analyses of avian DNA sequences are important. Moreover, contrasting findings in birds to those of other organisms will lend a clearer view on general aspects of molecular evolution. READ MORE

  3. 3. Reproduction and survival in the lesser spotted woodpecker. Effects of life history, mating system and age

    Author : Ulf Wiktander; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Picoides minor; Dendrocopos minor; Picidae; polygyny; polyandry; parental care; breeding biology; altricial birds; birds; single-brooded birds; Animal ecology; Djurekologi;

    Abstract : Over 9 years, 116 breeding attempts made by individually marked lesser spotted woodpeckers (Dendrocopos minor) were followed in a study area in southern Sweden. The home-range area decreased from on average 742 ha in winter to a defended territory of 103 ha prior to breeding and 43 ha during nesting. READ MORE

  4. 4. Attacking predators and fleeing prey : detection, escape and targeting behaviour in birds

    Author : Ulrika Kaby; Innes Cuthill; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : zoology; ethology; birds; animal behaviour;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to further our understanding of predator and prey behaviour and decision making in different attack situations. The thesis deals with escape strategies, predator detection ability and prey targeting behaviour. READ MORE

  5. 5. Birds as a Model for Comparative Genomic Studies

    Author : Axel Künstner; Hans Ellegren; Hanna Johannesson; Chris Ponting; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Birds; Selection; Gene expression; Sequence evolution; Next-generation sequencing; Comparative genomics; Molecular evolution; Genomics; Substitution Rates; Non-coding DNA; Biologi med inriktning mot molekylär evolution; Biology with specialization in Molecular Evolution;

    Abstract : Comparative genomics provides a tool to investigate large biological datasets, i.e. genomic datasets. In my thesis I focused on inferring patterns of selection in coding and non-coding regions of avian genomes. READ MORE