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Gedragsecologie en Ecofysiologie (UA)
https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/rg/behavioural-ecology-ecophysiology/
This institute is the successor of the institute underneath
Onderzoeksgroep Ethologie (UA-BECO), more

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English name: Behavioural Ecology and Ecophysiology
Parent institute: Universiteit Antwerpen; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Departement Biologie (UA), more
Address:
Campus Drie Eiken
Gebouw C
Universiteitsplein 1
2640 Antwerpen
Belgium

Tel.: +32-(0)32-65 22 59
 
Type: Scientific

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Abstract:
The main research interest of the laboratory of Ethology is the study of the causes and consequences of variation in behavioural traits among individuals. Most studies are carried out within an ethological framework, focusing on all four major aspects of animal behaviour: causation, development, function and evolution. An integrated and multidisciplinary approach is used to study reproduction and sexual selection in different animal groups, but primarily in birds.
With regard to marine research, penguins are studied.

Publications (43)  Top | Persons 
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  • Peer reviewed article Lopez-Antia, A.; Dauwe, T.; Meyer, J.; Maes, K.; Bervoets, L.; Eens, M. (2017). High levels of PFOS in eggs of three bird species in the neighbourhood of a fluoro-chemical plant. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Saf. 139: 165-171. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.01.040, more
  • Peer reviewed article Santos, C.S.A.; Blondel, L.; Sotillo, A.; Müller, W.; Stienen, E.W.M.; Boeckx, P.; Soares, A.M.V.M.; Monteiro, M.S.; Loureiro, S.; de Neve, L.; Lens, L. (2017). Offspring Hg exposure relates to parental feeding strategies in a generalist bird with strong individual foraging specialization. Sci. Total Environ. 601-602: 1315-1323. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.05.286, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dehnhard, N.; Ludynia, K.; Masello, J.F.; Voigt, C.C.; McGill, R.A.R.; Quillfeldt, P. (2016). Plasticity in foraging behaviour and diet buffers effects of inter-annual environmental differences on chick growth and survival in southern rockhopper penguins Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome. Polar Biol. 39(9): 1627-1641. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00300-015-1887-5, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dehnhard, N.; Eens, M.; Sturaro, N.; Lepoint, G.; Demongin, L.; Quillfeldt, P.; Poisbleau, M. (2016). Is individual consistency in body mass and reproductive decisions linked to individual specialization in foraging behavior in a long-lived seabird? Ecol. Evol. 6(13): 4488-4501. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1002/ece3.2213, more
  • Peer reviewed article Gupta, T.; Santos, C.S.A.; Sotillo, A.; De Neve, L.; Stienen, E.W.M.; Müller, W.; Lens, L. (2016). Nutritional stress causes heterogeneous relationships with multi-trait FA in Lesser black-backed gull chicks: an aviary experiment. Symmetry 8(11): [1-12]. hdl.handle.net/10.3390/sym8110133, more
  • Peer reviewed article Sebastiano, M.; Bustamante, P.; Costantini, D.; Eulaers, I.; Malarvannan, G.; Mendez-Fernandez, P.; Churlaud, C.; Blévin, P.; Hauselmann, A.; Dell'Omo, G.; Covaci, A.; Eens, M.; Chastel, O. (2016). High levels of mercury and low levels of persistent organic pollutants in a tropical seabird in French Guiana, the Magnificent frigatebird, Fregata magnificens. Environ. Pollut. 214: 384-393. https://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.03.070, more
  • Peer reviewed article Stienen, E.W.M.; Desmet, P.; Aelterman, B.; Courtens, W.; Feys, S.; Vanermen, N.; Verstraete, H.; Van de walle, M.; Deneudt, K.; Hernandez, F.; Houthoofdt, R.; Vanhoorne, B.; Bouten, W.; Buijs, R.-J.; Kavelaars, M.; Müller, W.; Herman, D.; Matheve, H.; Sotillo, A.; Lens, L. (2016). GPS tracking data of Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Herring Gulls breeding at the southern North Sea coast. ZooKeys 555(555): 115-124. hdl.handle.net/10.3897/zookeys.555.6173, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dehnhard, N.; Pinxten, R.; Demongin, L.; Van Camp, J.; Eens, M.; Poisbleau, M. (2015). Relationships between female quality, egg mass and eggshell blue-green colouration in southern rockhopper penguins: a test of the sexual signalling hypothesis. Polar Biol. 38(11): 1805-1811. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-015-1742-8, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dehnhard, N.; Eens, M.; Demongin, L.; Quillfeldt, P; Poisbleau, M. (2015). Individual consistency and phenotypic plasticity in rockhopper penguins: female but not male body mass links environmental conditions to reproductive investment. PLoS One 10(6): e0128776. dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0128776, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dehnhard, N.; Eens, M.; Demongin, L.; Quillfeldt, P.; Suri, D.; Poisbleau, M. (2015). Limited individual phenotypic plasticity in the timing of and investment into egg laying in southern rockhopper penguins under climate change. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 524: 269-281. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps11154, more
  • Peer reviewed article Larsen, T.R.; Fairhurst, G.D.; De Baere, S.; Croubels, S.; Müller, W.; De Neve, L.; Lens, L. (2015). Novel insights into relationships between egg corticosterone and timing of breeding revealed by LC-MS/MS. J. Avian Biol. 46(6): 643-647. dx.doi.org/10.1111/jav.00735, more
  • Peer reviewed article Poisbleau, M.; Dehnhard, N.; Demongin, L.; Quillfeldt, P; Eens, M. (2015). Two eggs, two different constraints: a potential explanation for the puzzling intraclutch egg size dimorphism in Eudyptes penguins. Ecol. Evol. 5(14): 2827-2838. dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1543, more
  • Peer reviewed article Thiebot, J.; Bost, C.; Dehnhard, N.; Demongin, L.; Eens, M.; Lepoint, G.; Cherel, Y.; Poisbleau, M. (2015). Mates but not sexes differ in migratory niche in a monogamous penguin species. Biol. Lett. 11(9). dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2015.0429, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dehnhard, N.; Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Ludynia, K; Quillfeldt, P (2014). High juvenile annual survival probabilities in Southern Rockhopper penguins Eudyptes chrysocome are independent of individual fledging traits. Ibis 156(3): 548-560. dx.doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12167, more
  • Peer reviewed article Eulaers, I.; Jaspers, V.L.B.; Halley, J; Lepoint, G.; Nygard, T; Pinxten, R.; Covaci, A.; Eens, M. (2014). Brominated and phosphorus flame retardants in White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla nestlings: bioaccumulation and associations with dietary proxies (d13C, d15N and d34S). Sci. Total Environ. 478: 48-57. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.01.051, more
  • Peer reviewed article Catry, P; Poisbleau, M.; Lecoq, M; Phillips, A (2013). Differences in the timing and extent of annual moult of black-browed albatrosses Thalassarche melanophris living in contrasting environments. Polar Biol. 36(6): 837-842. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-013-1309-5, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dehnhard, N; Ludynia, K; Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Quillfeldt, P (2013). Good days, bad days: wind as a driver of foraging success in a flightless seabird, the Southern rockhopper penguin. PLoS One 8(11): -. dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0079487, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dehnhard, N.; Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Ludynia, K.; Lecoq, M.; Masello, J.F.; Quillfeldt, P. (2013). Survival of rockhopper penguins in times of global climate change. Aquat. Conserv. 23(5): 777-789. dx.doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2331, more
  • Peer reviewed article Demongin, L.; Poisbleau, M.; Eens, M. (2013). Parental behavior controls asynchronous hatching, but not incubation period, in the Magellanic Penguin: a commentary on Rebstock and Boersma (2011). Condor 115(1): 1-4. dx.doi.org/10.1525/cond.2012.120026, more
  • Peer reviewed article Ludynia, K.; Dehnhard, N.; Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Masello, J.F.; Voigt, C.C.; Quillfeldt, P. (2013). Sexual segregation in rockhopper penguins during incubation. Anim. Behav. 85(1): 255-267. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.11.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Eens, M.; Quillfeldt, P. (2013). Sex-biased disruptive behaviour in breeding crested penguins. Polar Biol. 36(2): 177-183. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-012-1248-6, more
  • Peer reviewed article Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Hardouin, L.A.; Carslake, D.; Eens, M.; Quillfeldt, P. (2013). Hatching vocalisations in free-living Rockhopper Penguins. Ardea 101(1): 39-44, more
  • Peer reviewed article Poisbleau, M.; Dehnhard, N.; Demongin, L.; Parenteau, C.; Quillfeldt, P.; Eens, M. (2013). Females paired with new and heavy mates reduce intra-clutch differences in resource allocation. PLoS One 8(8): e72136. dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0072136, more
  • Peer reviewed article Crossin, G.; Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Chastel, O.; Williams, T.; Eens, M.; Quillfeldt, P. (2012). Migratory constraints on yolk precursors limit yolk androgen deposition and underlie a brood reduction strategy in rockhopper penguins. Biol. Lett. 8(6): 1055-1058. dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2012.0476, more
  • Peer reviewed article Ludynia, K.; Dehnhard, N.; Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Masello, J.; Quillfeldt, P. (2012). Evaluating the impact of handling and logger attachment on foraging parameters and physiology in Southern rockhopper penguins. PLoS One 7(11): e50429. dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0050429, more
  • Peer reviewed article Poisbleau, M.; Müller, W.; Carslake, D.; Demongin, L.; Groothuis, T.G.G.; Van Camp, J.; Eens, M. (2012). Penguin chicks benefit from elevated yolk androgen levels under sibling competition. PLoS One 7(7): 1-8. dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0042174, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dehnhard, N.; Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Chastel, O.; van Noordwijk, H.; Quillfeldt, P. (2011). Leucocyte profiles and corticosterone in chicks of southern rockhopper penguins. J. Comp. Physiol. (B Biochem. Syst. Environ. Physiol.) 181(1): 83-90. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00360-010-0508-4, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dehnhard, N.; Voigt, C.; Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Quillfeldt, P. (2011). Stable isotopes in southern rockhopper penguins: foraging areas and sexual differences in the non-breeding period. Polar Biol. 34(11): 1763-1773. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-011-1026-x, more
  • Peer reviewed article Dehnhard, N.; Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Quillfeldt, P. (2011). Do leucocyte profiles reflect temporal and sexual variation in body condition over the breeding cycle in Southern Rockhopper Penguins? Journ. Ornithol. 152(3): 759-768. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10336-011-0658-5, more
  • Peer reviewed article Poisbleau, M.; Carslake, D.; Demongin, L.; Eens, M.; Chastel, O.; Quillfeldt, P. (2011). Yolk androgen deposition without an energetic cost for female rockhopper penguins: a compensatory strategy to accelerate brood reduction? Biol. Lett. 7(4): 605-607. dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2010.1134, more
  • Peer reviewed article Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Chastel, O.; Eens, M.; Quillfeldt, P. (2011). Yolk androgen deposition in rockhopper penguins, a species with reversed hatching asynchrony. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 170(3): 622-628. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2010.11.027, more
  • Peer reviewed article Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Strange, I.J.; Eens, M.; Quillfeldt, P. (2011). Is the reduced incubation time for B-eggs in Rockhopper Penguins Eudyptes chrysocome linked to egg density variation? Journ. Ornithol. 152(1): 137-142. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10336-010-0558-0, more
  • Peer reviewed article Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Parenteau, C.; Eens, M. (2011). Intra-clutch ratio of yolk progesterone level changes with laying date in rockhopper penguins: a strategy to influence brood reduction? PLoS One 6(11): e27765. dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0027765, more
  • Peer reviewed article Quillfeldt, P.; Poisbleau, M.; Parenteau, C.; Trouve, C.; Demongin, L.; van Noordwijk, H.; Mostl, E. (2011). Measuring corticosterone in seabird egg yolk and the presence of high yolk gestagen concentrations. Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 173(1): 11-14. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2011.05.005, more
  • Peer reviewed article Van den Steen, E.; Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Covaci, A.; Dirtu, A.C.; Pinxten, R.; van Noordwijk, H.; Quillfeldt, P.; Eens, M. (2011). Organohalogenated contaminants in eggs of rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome) and imperial shags (Phalacrocorax atriceps) from the Falkland Islands. Sci. Total Environ. 409(14): 2838-2844. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.04.002, more
  • Peer reviewed article Demongin, L.; Poisbleau, M.; Strange, G.; Strange, I. (2010). Second and third records of Snares penguins (Eudyptes robustus) in the Falkland Islands. Wilson J. Ornithol. 122(1): 190-193. dx.doi.org/10.1676/09-043.1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Demongin, L.; Poisbleau, M.; Strange, I.; Quillfeldt, P. (2010). Effects of severe rains on the mortality of Southern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) chicks and its impact on breeding success = Efectos de severas lluvias en la mortalidad de los pichones de Pingüino Penacho Amarillo(Eudyptes chrysocome) y su impacto en el éxito reproductivo. Ornitologia Neotropical 21(3): 439-443, more
  • Peer reviewed article Demongin, L.; Poisbleau, M.; Rey, A.R.; Schiavini, A.; Quillfeldt, P.; Eens, M.; Strange, I.J. (2010). Geographical variation in egg size dimorphism in rockhopper penguins. Polar Biol. 33(4): 469-476. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-009-0722-2, more
  • Peer reviewed article Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; Chastel, O.; Eens, M.; Quillfeldt, P. (2010). Reversed hatching order, body condition and corticosterone levels in chicks of southern rockhopper penguins (Eudyptes chrysocome chrysocome). Gen. Comp. Endocrinol. 169(3): 244-249. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2010.09.007, more
  • Peer reviewed article Poisbleau, M.; Demongin, L.; van Noordwijk, H.; Strange, I.; Quillfeldt, P. (2010). Sexual dimorphism and use of morphological measurements to sex adults, immatures and chicks of Rockhopper penguins. Ardea 98(2): 217-224. dx.doi.org/10.5253/078.098.0212, more
  • Peer reviewed article Demongin, L.; Poisbleau, M.; Matias, R.; Granadeiro, J. (2009). Adoption of a Southern Rockhopper Penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome) chick by a Black-Browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris). Ornitologia Neotropical 20(4): 629-632, more
  • Dehnhard, N.; Achurch, H.; Clarke, J.; Michel, L.; King, R.; Walters, A.; Southwell, C.; Eens, M.; Emmerson, L. (2017). Foraging distribution, habitat preferences and diet of breeding Antarctic fulmarine petrels in East Antarctica, in: Van de Putte, A. (Ed.) Book of Abstracts: XIIth SCAR Biology Symposium, Leuven, Belgium, 10-14 July 2017. pp. 122, more
  • Stienen, E.; Desmet, P.; Hernandez, F.; Lens, L.; Müller, W. (2017). GPS tracking network of Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Herring Gulls breeding at the southern North Sea coast, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Scientist Day. Brugge, Belgium, 3 March 2017. VLIZ Special Publication, 79: pp. 81, more

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