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prof. dr. M.P. (Menno P.) Gerkema

prof. dr. M.P. Gerkema
+31 50 363 2027


Key papers


Gerkema M.P., G.A. Groos, S. Daan (1990) Differential elimina­tion of circadian and ultradi­an rhythm­icity by hypo­thala­mic lesions in the com­mon vole Micro­tus arvalis. J. Bi­ol. Rhyth­ms 5: 81-95.


Gerkema M.P., S.Verhulst (1990) Warning against an unseen p­r­e­d­a­t­or: an experi­mental study in the com­mon vole, Micro­tus arvalis. J. Anim. Behav. 10: 1169-1178.


Gerkema M.P., F. van der Leest (1991) Ultradian rhythms in the common vole Microtus arva­lis during short depri­vati­ons of food, water and rest. J. Comp. Physiol. A 168: 591-597.


Gerkema M.P., S. Daan, M. Wilbrink, M.W. Hop & F. van der Leest (1993) Phase Control of Ultradian Feeding Rhythms in the Common Vole (Microtus arvalis): The Roles of Light and the Circadian System. J. Biol. Rhythms, 8:151-171.


Gerkema M.P., E.A. van der Zee, L.Feitsma (1994) Expression of circadian rhythmicity correlates with the number of arginine-vasopressin immunoreactive cells in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of common voles, Microtus arvalis. Brain Res., 639: 93-101.


Jansen K., Van der Zee E.A., Gerkema M.P. (2000) Being circadian or not: vasopressin release in cultured SCN mirrors behavior in adult voles. Neuroreport, 11:3555-3558


Van Oort B.E.H., Tyler N.J.C., Gerkema M.P., Folkow L., Blix A.S., Stokkan K.-A. (2005) Circadian organization in reindeer. Nature, 438 (7071), pp. 1095-1096


Van der Veen, D.R., Le Minh, N., Gos, P., Arneric, M., Gerkema, M.P., Schibler, U. (2006) Impact of behavior on central and peripheral circadian clocks in the common vole Microtus arvalis, a mammal with ultradian rhythms  PNAS 103 (9), pp. 3393-3398. 

Van der Zee E.A., Havekes, R., Barf R.P., Hut, R.A..,Nijholt, I.M., Jacobs, E.H.,  Gerkema, M.P. (2008) Circadian time-place learning in mice depends on Cry genes. Current Biol. 18:844-848.


Simons M.J.P.,  Reimert I.,  van der Vinne V., Hambly C.,  Vaanholt L.M., Speakman J.R., and Gerkema M.P. (2011) Ambient temperature shapes reproductive output during pregnancy and lactation in the common vole (Microtus arvalis): a test of the heat dissipation limit theory. J Exp Biol 214:38-49



Recent papers


Krol, E., Douglas, A., Dardente, H., Birnie, M., van der Vinnie, V., Eijer, W., Gerkema, M., Hazlerigg, DG. & Hut, R. (2012). 'Strong pituitary and hypothalamic responses to photoperiod but not to 6-methoxy-2-benzoxazolinone in female common voles (Microtus arvalis)'. General and Comparative Endocrinology, vol 179, no. 2, pp. 289-295


Mulder CK, Gerkema MP and Van der Zee EA (2013) Circadian clocks and memory: time-place learning. Front. Mol. Neurosci. 6:8. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2013.00008


Guy Bloch G,  Barnes BM, Gerkema MP Helm B (2013) Animal activity around-the-clock with no overt circadian rhythms: patterns, mechanisms, and adaptive value Proc R Soc B (in press)


Gerkema MP, Davies WIL, Foster RG, Menaker M, Hut RA (2013) The Nocturnal Bottleneck and the Evolution of Activity Patterns in Mammals. Proc R Soc B (in press)


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