T Dauwe

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Affiliation: University of Antwerp
Country: Belgium

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Breeding performance of great tits (Parus major) along a gradient of heavy metal pollution
    Ellen Janssens
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp U I A, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 22:1140-5. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Feathers as a nondestructive biomonitor for persistent organic pollutants
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:442-9. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Relationships between metal concentrations in great tit nestlings and their environment and food
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 131:373-80. 2004
  4. doi request reprint Melanin- and carotenoid-dependent signals of great tits (Parus major) relate differently to metal pollution
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Naturwissenschaften 95:969-73. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint The reproductive success and quality of blue tits (Parus caeruleus) in a heavy metal pollution gradient
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 136:243-51. 2005
  6. doi request reprint Interspecific differences in concentrations and congener profiles of chlorinated and brominated organic pollutants in three insectivorous bird species
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Int 35:369-75. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Heavy-metal concentrations in female laying great tits (Parus major) and their clutches
    T Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, Wilrijk, B 2610, Belgium
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 49:249-56. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of heavy metal exposure on the condition and health of adult great tits (Parus major)
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology, Campus Drie Eiken, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 140:71-8. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Accumulation of organochlorines and brominated flame retardants in the eggs and nestlings of great tits, Parus major
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology and Toxicological Center, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 40:5297-303. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint PFOS levels in the blood and liver of a small insectivorous songbird near a fluorochemical plant
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Int 33:357-61. 2007

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Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Breeding performance of great tits (Parus major) along a gradient of heavy metal pollution
    Ellen Janssens
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp U I A, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 22:1140-5. 2003
    ..Although nest box occupancy was every year slightly lower toward the smelter compared to farther away, differences among study sites were never significant...
  2. ncbi request reprint Feathers as a nondestructive biomonitor for persistent organic pollutants
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 24:442-9. 2005
    ..This temporal difference may have been caused by seasonal changes in lipid reserves. Although further research is required, feathers appear to be a promising new, nondestructive biomonitor for PCBs and DDTs in avian wildlife...
  3. ncbi request reprint Relationships between metal concentrations in great tit nestlings and their environment and food
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 131:373-80. 2004
    ..Our data suggest that excreta are a good monitor for the presence and concentrations of non-essential metals in the food and the environment of passerine birds...
  4. doi request reprint Melanin- and carotenoid-dependent signals of great tits (Parus major) relate differently to metal pollution
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Naturwissenschaften 95:969-73. 2008
    ..Our results also support the multiple messages hypothesis predicting that different signals highlight different aspects of geno- and phenotypic condition of the bearer...
  5. ncbi request reprint The reproductive success and quality of blue tits (Parus caeruleus) in a heavy metal pollution gradient
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 136:243-51. 2005
    ..Our results suggest that exposure to heavy metal pollution did not influence blue tit reproduction in an important way...
  6. doi request reprint Interspecific differences in concentrations and congener profiles of chlorinated and brominated organic pollutants in three insectivorous bird species
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Int 35:369-75. 2009
    ..The high p,p'-DDT/p,p'-DDE ratio has previously been described in lapwings, which suggests that low p,p'-DDE accumulation in eggs might be inherent for this species...
  7. ncbi request reprint Heavy-metal concentrations in female laying great tits (Parus major) and their clutches
    T Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, Wilrijk, B 2610, Belgium
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 49:249-56. 2005
    ..The egg volume tended to decrease significantly as egg laying progressed. Our results seem to suggest that no special sampling strategies (e.g., sampling the first egg or pooling eggs from one clutch) are required for most metals...
  8. ncbi request reprint Effects of heavy metal exposure on the condition and health of adult great tits (Parus major)
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology, Campus Drie Eiken, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 140:71-8. 2006
    ..Haematocrit values did not differ significantly among sites. Overall, we found no clear significant effects of heavy metal pollution on morphological measurements and health parameters of great tits...
  9. ncbi request reprint Accumulation of organochlorines and brominated flame retardants in the eggs and nestlings of great tits, Parus major
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology and Toxicological Center, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Sci Technol 40:5297-303. 2006
    ..Nestling birds may therefore not be good sentinels for local contamination with persistent pollutants...
  10. ncbi request reprint PFOS levels in the blood and liver of a small insectivorous songbird near a fluorochemical plant
    Tom Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Environ Int 33:357-61. 2007
    ..No significant sex differences were found. A highly significant correlation between liver and blood concentrations indicates the usefulness of blood as a non-destructive matrix for biomonitoring purposes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Accumulation, tissue-specific distribution and debromination of decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE 209) in European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)
    E Van den Steen
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 148:648-53. 2007
    ..To our knowledge, these results are the first indications for the debromination of BDE 209 in birds...
  12. ncbi request reprint Brominated flame retardants and organochlorine pollutants in aquatic and terrestrial predatory birds of Belgium: levels, patterns, tissue distribution and condition factors
    V L B Jaspers
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 139:340-52. 2006
    ..BDE 183 and BDE 209 were only measured in the terrestrial birds. These results indicate that terrestrial birds may be more exposed to higher brominated BDE congeners than aquatic species...
  13. ncbi request reprint Within- and among-clutch variation of organohalogenated contaminants in eggs of great tits (Parus major)
    E Van den Steen
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 144:355-9. 2006
    ..Our results show that random egg samples of great tits are suitable as a biomonitoring tool for contamination with persistent organohalogenated pollutants in terrestrial environments...
  14. ncbi request reprint Experimental evaluation of the usefulness of feathers as a non-destructive biomonitor for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) using silastic implants as a novel method of exposure
    E Van den Steen
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Int 33:257-64. 2007
    ..PCB 153 concentrations in the newly grown feathers differed among the treatment groups. To our knowledge, our results provide the first experimental evidence that feathers are useful as a non-destructive biomonitoring tool for PCBs...
  15. ncbi request reprint Great tit (Parus major) nestlings as biomonitors of organochlorine pollution
    T Dauwe
    Department of Biology, Laboratory of Ethology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 44:89-96. 2003
    ..Our study illustrates that insectivorous passerines with a limited home range, such as the great tit, are suitable biomonitors for terrestrial organochlorine contamination...
  16. ncbi request reprint Tissue levels of lead in experimentally exposed zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) with particular attention on the use of feathers as biomonitors
    T Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp U I A, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 42:88-92. 2002
    ..Moreover, lead and zinc concentrations in the feathers were significantly negatively correlated...
  17. ncbi request reprint The effect of heavy metal exposure on egg size, eggshell thickness and the number of spermatozoa in blue tit Parus caeruleus eggs
    T Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 129:125-9. 2004
    ..Determining the number of spermatozoa on the egg membranes is relatively cheap and straightforward, which renders this technique a new and useful tool in biomonitoring...
  18. ncbi request reprint Inter- and intraclutch variability in heavy metals in feathers of great tit nestlings ( Parus major) along a pollution gradient
    E Janssens
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp UIA, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 43:323-9. 2002
    ..Our study indicates that feathers of great tit nestlings could be used as bioindicators of metal pollution, but attention should be paid in designing representative sampling procedures...
  19. ncbi request reprint Heavy metals and selenium in feathers of great tits (Parus major) along a pollution gradient
    E Janssens
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Toxicol Chem 20:2815-20. 2001
    ..Our results suggest that feathers of great tits might be useful biomonitoring tools because they reflect the environmental contamination by heavy metals well...
  20. ncbi request reprint Variation of heavy metals within and among feathers of birds of prey: effects of molt and external contamination
    T Dauwe
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp UIA, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 124:429-36. 2003
    ..This should be taken into account in future monitoring studies...
  21. ncbi request reprint Brominated flame retardants and organochlorine pollutants in eggs of little owls (Athene noctua) from Belgium
    Veerle Jaspers
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 136:81-8. 2005
    ..No significant correlations were found between eggshell thickness and the analysed organohalogens...
  22. ncbi request reprint Effects of heavy metal exposure on aggressive behavior in a small territorial songbird
    E Janssens
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp U I A, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 45:121-7. 2003
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  23. ncbi request reprint Effects of heavy metal exposure on the condition and health of nestlings of the great tit (Parus major), a small songbird species
    Ellen Janssens
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp U I A, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 126:267-74. 2003
    ..We also observed growth abnormalities of the legs near the pollution source. Tarsus length, wing length and haematocrit values did not differ significantly among study sites...
  24. doi request reprint Metallothioneins (MTs) and delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAd) as biomarkers of metal pollution in great tits (Parus major) along a pollution gradient
    Caroline Vanparys
    Laboratory of Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 401:184-93. 2008
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  25. ncbi request reprint Variation, levels and profiles of organochlorines and brominated flame retardants in great tit (Parus major) eggs from different types of sampling locations in Flanders (Belgium)
    Evi Van den Steen
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Int 34:155-61. 2008
    ..In conclusion, our results showed that the characteristics of a sampling location influence both the levels and profiles of PCBs, OCPs and PBDEs...
  26. doi request reprint Does anthropogenic metal pollution affect carotenoid colouration, antioxidative capacity and physiological condition of great tits (Parus major)?
    Ann Geens
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol 150:155-63. 2009
    ..We found strong among brood variation in nestlings for all variables (except cholesterol), suggesting that there might be a considerable genetic and/or parental investment factor involved...
  27. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of biochemical effects related to perfluorooctane sulfonic acid exposure in organohalogen-contaminated great tit (Parus major) and blue tit (Parus caeruleus) nestlings
    Philippe Tony Hoff
    Department of Biology, Research Unit Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, University of Antwerp, Groenenborgerlaan 171, B 2020 Antwerp, Belgium
    Chemosphere 61:1558-69. 2005
    ..None of the investigated organohalogen pollutants except for PFOS were suggested to be involved in the observed biological alterations...
  28. ncbi request reprint The combined effect of lead exposure and high or low dietary calcium on health and immunocompetence in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata)
    Tinne Snoeijs
    Behaviour and Ecology Research Group, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Environ Pollut 134:123-32. 2005
    ..This effect was not found in males, suggesting sexual differences in susceptibility of humoral immunity to lead treatment in zebra finches...
  29. ncbi request reprint Heavy metal exposure affects the humoral immune response in a free-living small songbird, the great tit (Parus major)
    Tinne Snoeijs
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 46:399-404. 2004
    ..Further work is now necessary to establish a causal association between heavy metal contamination and immunosuppression...
  30. ncbi request reprint The importance of exogenous contamination on heavy metal levels in bird feathers. A field experiment with free-living great tits, Parus major
    Veerle Jaspers
    University of Antwerp, Campus Drie Eiken, Department of Biology, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Wilrijk, Belgium
    J Environ Monit 6:356-60. 2004
    ..Consequently, the concentrations of zinc and mercury in feathers are probably primarily due to endogenous deposition...
  31. doi request reprint Haematological status of wintering great tits (Parus major) along a metal pollution gradient
    Ann Geens
    Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Ethology, Universiteitsplein 1, B 2610 Antwerp, Belgium
    Sci Total Environ 408:1174-9. 2010
    ..Our results indicate that the haematological status of great tits is negatively affected by metal pollution and may therefore be used as a successful biomarker for monitoring the negative impact of metal exposure in the wild...
  32. ncbi request reprint A link between eumelanism and calcium physiology in the barn owl
    Alexandre Roulin
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Biology Building, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Naturwissenschaften 93:426-30. 2006
    ..Our study supports the idea that eumelanin-based coloration is associated with a number of physiological processes requiring calcium...