The paper on feather mites and avian host body condition (see News #9) was accepted for publication in Journal of Avian Biology. The study was partially financed by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research (RU PN II TE 291/2010 to Péter L. Pap and Csongor I. Vágási).
Galván I, Aguilera E, Atiénzar F, Barba E, Blanco G, Cantó JL, Cortés V, Frías Ó, Kovács I, Meléndez L, Møller AP, Monrós JS, Pap PL, Piculo R, Senar JC, Serrano D, Tella JL, Vágási CI, Vögeli M and Jovani R. 2012. Feather mites (Acari: Astigmata) and body condition of their avian hosts: a large correlative study. Journal of Avian Biology (in press).