Sublethal Effects of Pesticides on Agricultural Plains Birds
As part of my research activities at the CEBC, I study the sublethal effects of pesticides used on agricultural plains on the behaviour, morphology, physiology and reproduction of different avian species evolving in agrosystems (Northern Harrier, Grey Partridge, Hedge passerines). This issue is approached through aviary experiments for Grey Partridges where we mimic the conditions they might encounter in a conventional versus an organic farming area. GPS tracking is also carried out directly within the ZA-PVS. For Northern Harriers and passerines nesting in hedgerows in agrosystems, we carry out intensive monitoring during the breeding season to determine the effects of pesticides on the life history traits of the different species.
HDR Lecturer at the University of Burgundy