Janne T Seppänen

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Nests are structures built to support and protect eggs and/or offspring from predators, parasites, and adverse weather conditions. Nests are mainly constructed prior to egg laying, meaning that parent birds must make decisions about nest site choice and nest building behavior before the start of egg-laying. Parent birds should be selected to choose nest(More)
The increase in size of human populations in urban and agricultural areas has resulted in considerable habitat conversion globally. Such anthropogenic areas have specific environmental characteristics, which influence the physiology, life history, and population dynamics of plants and animals. For example, the date of bud burst is advanced in urban compared(More)
Possible sources of exogenous contamination of raw milk by Listeria monocytogenes were examined on four dairy farms of different size and type of animal housing during morning milking. Feeds, including hay and concentrates, were found to be major sources of both pathogenic and nonpathogenic species of Listeria on the barns. L. innocua was the only species(More)
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