IPY NL - Avian influenza in arctic breeding waterfowlEntry ID: Waterfowl_AIV_Hoye_IPY172_NL
Abstract: This project investigates the interaction between Arctic-breeding migratory waterfowl and avian influenza viruses. We have used RT-PCR targeting the matrix gene of the influenza virus to detect current infection from cloacal and/or tracheal samples from wild waterfowl, as well as blocking ELISAs on the sera of these waterfowl to detect antibodies to the nucleoprotein gene segment of the influenza ... virus. These methods were used to compile infection dynamics and host species patterns over 11 years in the Netherlands (1998-2009), as well as throughout a full annual cycle along the migratory flyway of Pink-footed Geese (Anser brachyrhynchus), from their wintering grounds in Belgium to their breeding grounds on the Arctic Island of Svalbard. The same techniques were used to examine infection during the over-wintering of Bewick?s swans (Cygnus columbianus bewikii) in the Netherlands. This allowed us to assess which individuals, from which habitats (determined by carbon stable isotope analysis) become infected, as well as the consequences of natural infection in terms of foraging behavior during winter (through detailed visual observations) and timing and rate of spring migration (through volunteer neck collar resightings and GPS loggers fitted to individual birds). Under license from the Animal experimental committee (protocol KNAW CL05.08) and the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (license number FF/75A/2008/060 & 060a), we extended our assessment of the consequences of infection in free-living Bewick's swans by conducting experimental infections with a wild-type low-pathogenic avian influenza virus (H4N6 - A/mallard/Netherlands/1/99), and collecting the same monitoring information as for naturally infected (and control) birds.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bethany Hoye
Dataset Title: Interactions between Avian Influenza and Arctic-Breeding Migratory Waterfowl
Dataset Release Place: The Netherlands
Dataset Publisher: NIOO-KNAW
Start Date: 1998-12-01Stop Date: 2009-03-31
Start Date: 2005-12-01Stop Date: 2011-02-28
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS > AGRICULTURAL LANDS
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > ALPINE/TUNDRA
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > BIRDS > DUCKS/GEESE/SWANS
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS > LAKE/POND
BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > PARASITISM
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > MIGRATORY RATES/ROUTES
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > USE/FEEDING HABITATS
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Data Set Progress
Hoye, B. J. (2012) Variation in post-sampling treatment of avian blood affects ecophysiological interpretations. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3: 162-167.
Hoye, B. J., Fouchier, R. A. M. and Klaassen, M. (2012) Host behaviour and physiology underpin individual variation in avian influenza virus infection in a long-distance migrant. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 279: 529-534.
Hoye, B. J., Hahn, S., Nolet, B. A. and Klaassen, M. (2012). Habitat use throughout migration: linking individual consistency, prior breeding success and future breeding potential. Journal of Animal Ecology Epub ahead of print.
Hahn S., Hoye B. J. , Korthals H. and Klaassen M. (2012) From food to offspring down: Tissue-specific discrimination and turn-over of stable isotopes in herbivorous waterbirds and other avian foraging guilds. PLoS One 7: e30242.
Hoye, B. J., Munster, V. J., Nishiura, H., Fouchier, R. A. M., Madsen, J. and Klaassen, M. (2011) Reconstructing an annual cycle of interaction: natural infection and antibody dynamics to avian influenza along a migratory flyway. Oikos 120: 748-755.
Hoye, B. J., Munster, V. J., Nishiura, H., Klaassen, M. and Fouchier, R. A. M. (2010) Surveillance of Wild Birds for Avian Influenza Virus. Emerging Infectious Diseases 16: 1827-1834.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-04-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-03-24