The Animal Ecology and Physiology department addresses multiple levels of biological organization, from molecule to organism, from individual to population and community.
We focus on fish stress adaptation and calcium physiology, but also on how ecophysiological trade-offs interact with the environment and impact population dynamics and macroevolutionary processes.

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Recent publications

Effects of demand-feeding and dietary protein level on nitrogen metabolism and symbiont dinitrogen gas production of common carp (Cyprinus carpio, L.) Front Physiol

Successful eradication of an invasive alien Pallas's squirrel (Callosciurus erythraeus Pallas 1779) population in the Netherlands with support of the local community Front Ecol Evol

Trends Ecol Evol Emerging technologies revolutionise insect ecology and monitoring

Ecol Monogr Scientists' warning on climate change and insects

PNAS Compensatory recruitment allows amphibian population persistence in anthropogenic habitats

Glob Change Biol Body mass and cell size shape the tolerance of fishes to low oxygen in a temperature-dependent manner

PNAS Impact of warming on aquatic body sizes explained by metabolic scaling from microbes to macrofauna

Sci Total Environ The conservation paradox of critically endangered fish species: Trading alien sturgeons versus native sturgeon reintroduction in the Rhine-Meuse river delta

Conserv Sci Pract Priorities for translating goodwill between movement ecologists and conservation practitioners into effective collaboration

Glob Change Biol Climate-driven range expansion through anthropogenic landscapes: landscape connectivity matters

PNAS Warming temperatures drive at least half of the magnitude of long-term trait changes in European birds

Front Mar Sci Increased thermal challenges differentially modulate neural plasticity and stress responses in post-smolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

Aquaculture Exposure to cold temperatures differentially modulates neural plasticity and stress responses in post-smolt Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

Ecol Engin Limiting burrowing activity and overland dispersal of the invasive alien red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii by sophisticated design of watercourses

Glob Ecol Biogeogr Bioclimatic context of species' populations determines community stability

Nat Comm Bird population declines and species turnover are changing the acoustic properties of spring soundscapes

PeerJ Targeting fibroblast growth factor receptors causes severe craniofacial malformations in zebrafish larvae

Mar Pollut B Invasiveness risks of naked goby, Gobiosoma bosc, to North Sea transitional waters

Remote Sensing Ecol Conserv Geomorphological development of aquatic mesohabitats in shore channels along longitudinal training dams

Sci Total Environ The impact of imidacloprid and thiacloprid on the mean species abundance in aquatic ecosystems

BMC Ecol Evol Large mammal telomere length variation across ecoregions

Front Environ Sci Underwater macroplastic detection using imaging sonars

BMC Biol Regenerating zebrafish scales express a subset of evolutionary conserved genes involved in human skeletal disease