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Piersma, Prof. Theunis

Theunis Piersma is professor of Animal Ecology. Together with his international research team, he studies how the distribution and numbers of waders correlate to climate, food, predators, pathogens and their historical-genetic background. Research is being conducted within the Netherlands as well as in comparable ecosystems in Africa, Australia, North and South America and Asia.

Piersma also works as a Wadden biologist for the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) on the island of Texel. Piersma is one of the greatest advocates of conservation of the Wadden Sea. ‘No other country treats its nature reserves as badly as the Netherlands does’, according to Piersma. ‘Over the past twenty years, the ecological system of our last wilderness has been steadily destroyed.’ For the past two years he has concentrated, inter alia, on population studies among black-tailed godwits. He is, for example, involved in a study that tracks godwits in their breeding grounds in Friesland and during their migration to and from southern Europe and Africa via a transmitter in their abdominal cavity.

In 2004 Piersma was awarded the Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation Prize for Nature Conservation, and in 2009 he was appointed a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2011 he received a NWO grant for research on bird tracking tools. In 2012, Piersma opened the Dutch jubilee conference of the World Wildlife Fund with a performance of 'Music of Migration' - a story of the black-tailed godwit in work, image and music, together with multi-instrumentalist Sytze Pruiksma. In 2014 Piersma was awarded a Spinoza Prize, also referred to as the 'Dutch Nobel Prize'. In 2017 he received a top British ornithology award, followed by the Godman Salvin Prize in 2020.

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2021

van Hasselt, S. J., Hut, R. A., Allocca, G., Vyssotski, A. L., Piersma, T., Rattenborg, N. C., & Meerlo, P. (2021). Cloud cover amplifies the sleep-suppressing effect of artificial light at night in geese. Environmental Pollution, 273, [116444]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.116444
Hooijmeijer, J. (Ed.), van der Velde, E., Fokkema, R., Howison, R., Onrust, J., Rakhimberdiev, E., Saarloos, A., Groenhof, E., Zeegers, T., & Piersma, T. (2021). Grutto Landschap Project: Jaarverslag 2020. UG, WUR, EIS. https://www.globalflywaynetwork.org/gfn/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Grutto-Landschap-Project-2020-Jaarverslag-.pdf
Piersma, T. (Author). (2021). Het gif van de grutto-weide. Web publication/site, Vogelbescherming Nederland. https://www.vogelbescherming.nl/actueel/bericht/het-gif-van-de-grutto-weide

2020

Verhoeven, M. A., Loonstra, A. H. J., McBride, A. D., Both, C., Senner, N. R., & Piersma, T. (2021). Migration route, stopping sites, and non-breeding destinations of adult Black-tailed Godwits breeding in southwest Fryslan, The Netherlands. Journal of Ornithology, 162, 61–76. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-020-01807-3
Kok, E. M. A., Tibbitts, T. L., Douglas, D. C., Howey, P. W., Dekinga, A., Gnep, B., & Piersma, T. (2020). A red knot as a black swan: How a single bird shows navigational abilities during repeat crossings of the Greenland Icecap. Journal of Avian Biology, 51(8), [02464]. https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.02464
Muller, J. R. M., Chan, Y-C., Piersma, T., Chen, Y., Aarninkhof, S. G. J., Hassell, C. J., Tao, J., Gong, Z., Wang, Z. B., & van Maren, D. S. (2020). Building for nature: Preserving threatened bird habitat in port design. Water, 12(8), [2134]. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12082134
van der Velde, E., Kentie, R., Piersma, T., Rakhimberdiev, E., & Hooijmeijer, J. (2020). De Grutto Monitor 2012-2019: De vinger aan de pols van de grutto-populatie met een actueel overzicht van de demografische parameters op basis van langjarig veldonderzoek in Súdwest Fryslân. University of Groningen. https://www.globalflywaynetwork.org/gfn/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/van-der-Velde-et-al-Gruttomonitor-2012-2019.pdf
Muller, J. R. M., Chen, Y., Aarninkhof, S. G. J., Chan, Y-C., Piersma, T., van Maren, D. S., Tao, J., Wang, Z. B., & Gong, Z. (2020). Ecological impact of land reclamation on Jiangsu coast (China): A novel ecotope assessment for Tongzhou Bay. Water science and engineering, 13(1), 57-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wse.2020.04.001
Kok, E. M. A., Hogan, J. A., & Piersma, T. (2020). Experimental tests of a seasonally changing visual preference for habitat in a long-distance migratory shorebird. Ethology, 126(7), 681–693. https://doi.org/10.1111/eth.13036
Verhoeven, M. A., Loonstra, A. H. J., McBride, A. D., Macias, P., Kaspersma, W., Hooijmeijer, J. C. E. W., van der Velde, E., Both, C., Senner, N. R., & Piersma, T. (2020). Geolocators lead to better measures of timing and renesting in black-tailed godwits and reveal the bias of traditional observational methods. Journal of Avian Biology, 51(4), [02259]. https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.02259
El-Hacen, E-H. M., Sidi Cheikh, M. A., Bouma, T. J., Olff, H., & Piersma, T. (2020). Long-term changes in seagrass and benthos at Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania, the premier intertidal system along the East Atlantic Flyway. Global Ecology and Conservation, 24, [e01364]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01364
Fokkema, W., van der Jeugd, H. P., Lameris, T. K., Dokter, A. M., Ebbinge, B. S., de Roos, A. M., Nolet, B. A., Piersma, T., & Olff, H. (2020). Ontogenetic niche shifts as a driver of seasonal migration. Oecologia, 193(2), 285–297. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-020-04682-0
Piersma, T. (2020). Ornithology from the Flatlands: Satellite sensing of greenness and the resource landscapes of birds. Ardea, 108(2), 111-114. https://doi.org/10.5253/arde.v108i2.a11
Mathot, K. J., Kok, E. M. A., van den Hout, P., Dekinga, A., & Piersma, T. (2020). Red knots (Calidris canutus islandica) manage body mass with dieting and activity. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 223(Pt 21), [ jeb231993]. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.231993
Piersma, T., Loonstra, A. H. J., Verhoeven, M. A., & Oudman, T. (2020). Rethinking classic starling displacement experiments: Evidence for innate or for learned migratory directions? Journal of Avian Biology, 51(5), [e02337]. https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.02337
van Hasselt, S. J., Mekenkamp, G-J., Komdeur, J., Allocca, G., Vyssotski, A. L., Piersma, T., Rattenborg, N. C., & Meerlo, P. (2020). Seasonal variation in sleep homeostasis in migratory geese: A rebound of NREM sleep following sleep deprivation in summer but not in winter. Sleep. https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsaa244
Zhu, B-R., Hassell, C. J., Verkuil, Y. I., Gunnarson, T. G., Hooijmeijer, J. C. E. W., Zhang, Z., & Piersma, T. (2020). Size, shape and sex differences in three subspecies of Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa. Bird Study, 67(1), 45-52. https://doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2020.1733930
van Hasselt, S. J., Mekenkamp, G. J., Vyssotski, A. L., Piersma, T., Rattenborg, N. C., & Meerlo, P. (2020). Sleep in barnacle geese is strongly affected by season and moon phase. Journal of Sleep Research, 29(Supplement 1: SI), 167-168. [ P197].
Piersma, T. (Author). (2020). Variaties in aantrekkelijkheid. Web publication/site, Vogelbescherming Nederland. https://www.vogelbescherming.nl/actueel/bericht/variaties-in-aantrekkelijkheid

2019

Reneerkens, J., Versluijs, T. S. L., Piersma, T., Alves, J. A., Boorman, M., Corse, C., Gilg, O., Hallgrimsson, G. T., Lang, J., Loos, B., Ntiamoa-Baidu, Y., Nuoh, A. A., Potts, P. M., ten Horn, J., & Lok, T. (2020). Low fitness at low latitudes: Wintering in the tropics increases migratory delays and mortality rates in an arctic-breeding shorebird. Journal of Animal Ecology, 89(3), 691-703. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13118
de Fouw, J., van der Zee, E. M., van Gils, J. A., Eriksson, B. K., Weerman, E. J., Donadi, S., van der Veer, H. W., Olff, H., Piersma, T., & van der Heide, T. (2020). The interactive role of predation, competition and habitat conditions in structuring an intertidal bivalve population. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 523, [151267]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2019.151267
de Felici, L., Piersma, T., & Howison, R. A. (2019). Abundance of arthropods as food for meadow bird chicks in response to short- and long-term soil wetting in Dutch dairy grasslands. PeerJ, 7, [7401]. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7401
Lok, T., Hassell, C. J., Piersma, T., Pradel, R., & Gimenez, O. (2019). Accounting for heterogeneity when estimating stopover duration, timing and population size of red knots along the Luannan Coast of Bohai Bay, China. Ecology and Evolution, 9(11), 6176-6188. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5139
Loonstra, A. H. J., Verhoeven, M. A., Senner, N. R., Both, C., & Piersma, T. (2019). Adverse wind conditions during northward Sahara crossings increase the in-flight mortality of Black-tailed Godwits. Ecology Letters, 22(12). https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13387
Bulla, M., Reneerkens, J., Weiser, E. L., Sokolov, A., Taylor, A. R., Sittler, B., McCaffery, B. J., Catlin, D. H., Payer, D. C., Ward, D. H., Solovyeva, D. V., Santos, E. S. A., Rakhimberdiev, E., Nol, E., Kwon, E., Brown, G. S., Hevia, G. D., Gates, H. R., Johnson, J. A., ... Kempenaers, B. (2019). Comment on "Global pattern of nest predation is disrupted by climate change in shorebirds". Science, 364(6445 SI). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaw8529
Chan, Y-C., Peng, H-B., Han, Y. X., Chung, S. S. W., Li, J., Zhang, L., & Piersma, T. (2019). Conserving unprotected important coastal habitats in the Yellow Sea: Shorebird occurrence, distribution and food resources at Lianyungang. Global Ecology and Conservation, 20, [e00724]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00724
Piersma, T. (Author). (2019). De bizarre evolutie van de kemphaan. Web publication/site, Vogelbescherming Nederland. https://www.vogelbescherming.nl/actueel/bericht/de-bizarre-evolutie-van-de-kemphaan
van der Geest, M., van der Lely, J. A. C., van Gils, J. A., Piersma, T., & Lok, T. (2019). Density-dependent growth of bivalves dominating the intertidal zone of Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania: Importance of feeding mode, habitat and season. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 610, 51-63. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12851
Onrust, J., Hobma, S., & Piersma, T. (2019). Determining the availability of earthworms for visually hunting predators. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 43(4), 745-751. https://doi.org/10.1002/wsb.1022
Onrust, J., Wymenga, E., Piersma, T., & Olff, H. (2019). Earthworm activity and availability for meadow birds is restricted in intensively managed grasslands. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56(6), 1333-1342. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13356
Howison, R., Belting, H., Smart, J., Smart, M., Schuckard, R., Thorup, O., Piersma, T., & International Wader Study Group (2019). Een horizon vol weidevogels in Zuidwest-Friesland: Inzichten uit de workshop van de International Wader Study Group, 28 september 2018. Drukkerij Van der Eems, Easterein.
Mathot, K. J., Kok, E. M. A., Burant, J. B., Dekinga, A., Manche, P., Saintonge, D., & Piersma, T. (2019). Evolutionary design of a flexible, seasonally migratory, avian phenotype: Why trade gizzard mass against pectoral muscle mass? Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 286(1903), [20190518]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.0518
Chan, Y-C., Tibbitts, T. L., Lok, T., Hassell, C. J., Peng, H-B., Ma, Z., Zhang, Z., & Piersma, T. (2019). Filling knowledge gaps in a threatened shorebird flyway through satellite tracking. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56(10), 2305-2315. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13474
Howison, R., Hooijmeijer, J., & Piersma, T. (2019). Grutto’s als indicator voor veranderingen in landgebruik in de Sahel. Limosa, 92(3), 154-163.
Senner, N. R., Verhoeven, M. A., Abad-Gómez, J. M., Alves, J. A., Hooijmeijer, J. C. E. W., Howison, R. A., Kentie, R., Loonstra, A. H. J., Masero, J. A., Rocha, A., Stager, M., & Piersma, T. (2019). High migratory survival and highly variable migratory behavior in black-tailed godwits. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7(APR), [96]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00096
Piersma, T. (Author). (2019). Houdt de vogel op bij zijn veren?. Web publication/site, Vogelbescherming Nederland. https://www.vogelbescherming.nl/actueel/bericht/houdt-de-vogel-op-bij-zijn-veren
Onrust, J., & Piersma, T. (2019). How dairy farmers manage the interactions between organic fertilizers and earthworm ecotypes and their predators. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 273, 80-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2018.12.005
Zhang, S-D., Ma, Z., Feng, C. C., Melville, D. S., van Gils, J. A., & Piersma, T. (2019). Individual diet differences in a molluscivore shorebird are associated with the size of body instruments for internal processing rather than for feeding. Journal of Avian Biology, 50(10), [e02255]. https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.02255
El-Hacen, E. H. M., Bouma, T. J., Oomen, P., Piersma, T., & Olff, H. (2019). Large-scale ecosystem engineering by flamingos and fiddler crabs on West-African intertidal flats promote joint food availability. Oikos, 128(5), 753-764. https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.05261
Gutiérrez, J. S., Piersma, T., & Thieltges, D. W. (2019). Micro- and macroparasite species richness in birds: The role of host life history and ecology. Journal of Animal Ecology, 88(8), 1226-1239. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12998
Zhang, S-D., Ma, Z., Choi, C-Y., Peng, H-B., Melville, D. S., Zhao, T-T., Bai, Q-Q., Liu, W-L., Chan, Y-C., van Gils, J. A., & Piersma, T. (2019). Morphological and digestive adjustments buffer performance: How staging shorebirds cope with severe food declines. Ecology and Evolution, 9(7), 3868-3878. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5013
Loonstra, J., Verhoeven, M., Senner, N., Hooijmeijer, J., Piersma, T., & Kentie, R. (2019). Natal habitat and sex-specific survival rates result in a male-biased adult sex ratio. Behavioral Ecology, 30(3), 843-851. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arz021
Piersma, T. (2019). “Noodzaak van kennisontwikkeling”. ‘Het Waddengebied bij nader inzien’, Groningen, Netherlands.
Oudman, T., Piersma, T., Ahmedou Salem, M. V., Feis, M. E., Dekinga, A., Holthuijsen, S., Ten Horn, J., van Gils, J. A., & Bijleveld, A. I. (2019). Publisher correction: Resource landscapes explain contrasting patterns of aggregation and site fidelity by red knots at two wintering sites. Movement Ecology, 7, 5. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40462-019-0151-y
El-Hacen, E. H. M., Bouma, T. J., Govers, L. L., Piersma, T., & Olff, H. (2019). Seagrass Sensitivity to Collapse Along a Hydrodynamic Gradient: Evidence from a Pristine Subtropical Intertidal Ecosystem. Ecosystems, 22(5), 1007-1023. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-018-0319-0
Mathot, K. J., Piersma, T., & Elner, R. (2019). Shorebirds as integrators and indicators of mudflat ecology. In P. G. Beninger (Ed.), Mudflat Ecology (pp. 309-338). (Aquatic Ecology Series; Vol. 7). Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99194-8_12
Ruhs, C. E., Piersma, T., Chastel, O., & Vezina, F. (2019). Triidothyronine is associated with heat production but not energy intake in a long-distance migratory shorebird. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 59, E42-E42.
Verhoeven, M. A., Loonstra, A. H. J., Senner, N. R., McBride, A. D., Both, C., & Piersma, T. (2019). Variation from an unknown source: Large inter-individual differences in migrating black-tailed godwits. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7(FEB), [31]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00031
Verhoeven, M. A., Loonstra, A. H. J., McBride, A. D., Tinbergen, J. M., Kentie, R., Hooijmeijer, J. C. E. W., Both, C., Senner, N. R., & Piersma, T. (2019). Variation in egg size of Black-tailed Godwits. Ardea, 107(3), 291-302. https://doi.org/10.5253/arde.v107i3.a7
Choi, C. Y., Peng, H. B., He, P., Ren, X. T., Zhang, S., Jackson, M. V., Gan, X., Chen, Y., Jia, Y., Christie, M., Flaherty, T., Leung, K. S. K., Yu, C., Murray, N. J., Piersma, T., Fuller, R. A., & Ma, Z. (2019). Where to draw the line? Using movement data to inform protected area design and conserve mobile species. Biological Conservation, 234, 64-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.03.025
Kok, E. M. A., Burant, J. B., Dekinga, A., Manche, P., Saintonge, D., Piersma, T., & Mathot, K. J. (2019). Within-individual canalization contributes to age-related increases in trait repeatability: A longitudinal experiment in red knots. American Naturalist, 194(4), 455-469. https://doi.org/10.1086/704593

2018

Lei, W., Masero, J. A., Piersma, T., Zhu, B., Yang, H. Y., & Zhang, Z. (2018). Alternative habitat: The importance of the Nanpu Saltpans for migratory waterbirds in the Chinese Yellow Sea. Bird Conservation International, 28(4), 549-566. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0959270917000508
Karagicheva, J., Rakhimberdiev, E., Saveliev, A., & Piersma, T. (2018). Annual chronotypes functionally link life histories and life cycles in birds. Functional Ecology, 32(10), 2369-2379. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13181
Piersma, T., & Hooijmeijer, J. (2018). Botsingen in de polder. Cahiers Biowetenschappen en Maatschappij, 37(4), 18.
Oudman, T., & Piersma, T. (2018). De ontsnapping van de natuur: Een nieuwe kijk op kennis. Athenaeum - Polak & Van Gennep.
El-Hacen, E-H. M., Bouma, T. J., Fivash, G. S., Sall, A. A., Piersma, T., Olff, H., & Govers, L. L. (2018). Evidence for 'critical slowing down' in seagrass: a stress gradient experiment at the southern limit of its range. Scientific Reports, 8(1), [17263]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34977-5
Rakhimberdiev, E., Duijns, S., Karagicheva, J., Camphuysen, C. J., Dekinga, A., Dekker, R., Gavrilov, A., ten Horn, J., Jukema, J., Saveliev, A., Soloviev, M., Tibbitts, T. L., van Gils, J. A., Piersma, T., van Loon, A., Wijker, A., Keijl, G., Levering, H., Heemskerk, L., ... Castricum, VRS. (2018). Fuelling conditions at staging sites can mitigate Arctic warming effects in a migratory bird. Nature Communications, 9(1), [4263]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-06673-5
Verhoeven, M. A., Loonstra, A. H. J., Hooijmeijer, J. C. E. W., Masero, J. A., Piersma, T., & Senner, N. R. (2018). Generational shift in spring staging site use by a long-distance migratory bird. Biology Letters, 14(2), [20170663]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2017.0663
Senner, N. R., Stager, M., Verhoeven, M. A., Cheviron, Z. A., Piersma, T., & Bouten, W. (2018). High-altitude shorebird migration in the absence of topographical barriers: Avoiding high air temperatures and searching for profitable winds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 285(1881). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.0569
Piersma, T. (Photographer). (2018). Nature of nurture?. Web publication/site, Vogelbescherming Nederland. https://www.vogelbescherming.nl/actueel/bericht/nature-of-nurture
Piersma, T. (2018). Ornithology from the Flatlands: The logic of asking questions about birds (and other topics). Ardea, 106(1), 1-3. https://doi.org/10.5253/arde.v106i1.a0
Zhang, S-D., Ma, Z., Choi, C-Y., Peng, H-B., Bai, Q-Q., Liu, W-L., Tan, K., Melville, D. S., He, P., Chan, Y-C., Piersma, T., & van Gils, J. A. (2018). Persistent use of a shorebird staging site in the Yellow Sea despite severe declines in food resources implies a lack of alternatives. Bird Conservation International, 28(4), 534-548. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0959270917000430
Márquez-Ferrando, R., Remisiewicz, M., Masero, J. A., Kentie, R., Senner, N., Verhoeven, M. A., Hooijmeijer, J. C. E. W., Pardal, S., Sarasa, M., Piersma, T., & Figuerola, J. (2018). Primary moult of continental Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa limosa in the Doñana wetlands, Spain. Bird Study, 65(1), 132-139. https://doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2018.1443055
VRS Castricum, Rakhimberdiev, E., Duijns, S., Karagicheva, J., Camphuysen, C. J., Dekinga, A., Dekker, R., Gavrilov, A., Ten Horn, J., Jukema, J., Saveliev, A., Soloviev, M., Tibbitts, T. L., van Gils, J. A., & Piersma, T. (2018). Publisher Correction: Fuelling conditions at staging sites can mitigate Arctic warming effects in a migratory bird (Nature Communications, (2018), 9, 1, (4263), 10.1038/s41467-018-06673-5). Nature Communications, 9(1), [5189]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07408-2
Howison, R. A., Piersma, T., Kentie, R., Hooijmeijer, J. C. E. W., & Olff, H. (2018). Quantifying landscape-level land-use intensity patterns through radar-based remote sensing. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55(3), 1276-1287. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13077
Schmaltz, L. E., Loonstra, A. H. J., Wymenga, E., Hobson, K. A., & Piersma, T. (2018). Quantifying the non-breeding provenance of staging Ruffs, Philomachus pugnax, using stable isotope analysis of different tissues. Journal of Ornithology, 159(1), 191-203. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-017-1488-x
Oudman, T., Piersma, T., Salem, M. V. A., Feis, M. E., Dekinga, A., Holthuijsen, S., ten Horn, J., van Gils, J. A., & Bijleveld, A. I. (2018). Resource landscapes explain contrasting patterns of aggregation and site fidelity by red knots at two wintering sites. Movement Ecology, 6, [24]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40462-018-0142-4
Loonstra, A. H. J., Verhoeven, M. A., & Piersma, T. (2018). Sex-specific growth in chicks of the sexually dimorphic Black-tailed Godwit. Ibis, 160(1), 89-100. https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12541
Piersma, T. (Author). (2018). The natural history of our changing planet. Web publication/site, Nature Research Ecology & Evolution. https://natureecoevocommunity.nature.com/channels/521-behind-the-paper/posts/39860-the-natural-history-of-our-changing-planet
Jouta, J., de Goeij, P., Lok, T., Velilla, E., Camphuysen, C. J., Leopold, M., van der Veer, H. W., Olff, H., Overdijk, O., & Piersma, T. (2018). Unexpected dietary preferences of Eurasian Spoonbills in the Dutch Wadden Sea: Spoonbills mainly feed on small fish not shrimp. Journal of Ornithology, 159(3), 839-849. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-018-1551-2
Piersma, T. (Author), & Oudman, T. (Author). (2018). Vogelpoepjes, kanoetenmagen en DNA. Web publication/site, Vogelbescherming Nederland. https://www.vogelbescherming.nl/actueel/bericht/vogelpoepjes-kanoetenmagen-en-dna
Piersma, T. (2018). Voorwoord bij 'Het Fries landschap laat van zich horen!': Grutto, boodschapper van boer, burger en natuur. In Het Fries landschap laat van zich horen! Kening fan 'e Greide.
Piersma, T. (2018). Voorwoord bij 'Lang zullen we ronddraaien' - Nieuwsjaarconcert: Het epos van de grutto. In 'Lang zullen we ronddraaien' - programmaboekje Nieuwsjaarconcert - Nederlands Blazers Ensemble Het Nederlands Blazers Ensemble.
Kentie, R., Coulson, T., Hooijmeijer, J. C. E. W., Howison, R. A., Loonstra, A. H. J., Verhoeven, M. A., Both, C., & Piersma, T. (2018). Warming springs and habitat alteration interact to impact timing of breeding and population dynamics in a migratory bird. Global Change Biology, 5292-5303. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14406

2017

Ruthrauff, D. R., Dekinga, A., Gill, R. E., & Piersma, T. (2018). Energetic solutions of Rock Sandpipers to harsh winter conditions rely on prey quality. Ibis, 160(2), 397-412. https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12534
Bom, R. A., de Fouw, J., Klaassen, R. H. G., Piersma, T., Lavaleye, M. S. S., Ens, B. J., Oudman, T., & van Gils, J. A. (2018). Food web consequences of an evolutionary arms race: Molluscs subject to crab predation on intertidal mudflats in Oman are unavailable to shorebirds. Journal of Biogeography, 45(2), 342-354. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13123
Pearce-Higgins, J. W., Brown, D. J., Douglas, D. J. T., Alves, J. A., Bellio, M., Bocher, P., Buchanan, G. M., Clay, R. P., Conklin, J., Crockford, N. J., Dann, P., Elts, J., Friis, C., Fuller, R. A., Gill, J. A., Gosbell, K., Johnson, J. A., Márquez-Ferrando, R., Masero, J. A., ... Verkuil, Y. I. (2017). A global threats overview for Numeniini populations: Synthesising expert knowledge for a group of declining migratory birds. Bird Conservation International, 27(1), 6-34. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0959270916000678
Lok, T., Veldhoen, L., Overdijk, O., Tinbergen, J. M., & Piersma, T. (2017). An age-dependent fitness cost of migration? Old trans-Saharan migrating spoonbills breed later than those staying in Europe, and late breeders have lower recruitment. Journal of Animal Ecology, 86(5), 998-1009. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12706
Mathot, K. J., Dekinga, A., & Piersma, T. (2017). An experimental test of state–behaviour feedbacks: Gizzard mass and foraging behaviour in red knots. Functional Ecology, 31(5), 1111-1121. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.12827
Christianen, M. J. A., Middelburg, J. J., Holthuijsen, S. J., Jouta, J., Compton, T. J., van der Heide, T., Piersma, T., Sinninghe Damsté, J. S., van der Veer, H. W., Schouten, S., & Olff, H. (2017). Benthic primary producers are key to sustain the Wadden Sea food web: Stable carbon isotope analysis at landscape scale. Ecology, 98(6), 1498-1512. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.1837
Piersma, T. (2017). Bird migration across the Himalayas: Wetland functioning amidst mountains and glaciers. Ardea, 105(2), 171-172. https://doi.org/10.5253/arde.v105i2.a9
Piersma, T. (2017). Book review: The evolution of beauty: How Darwin’s forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world – and us. Ardea, 105(2), 169-170.
Oudman, T., Goeij, P. D., Piersma, T., & Lok, T. (2017). Colony-breeding Eurasian Spoonbills in the Netherlands: Local limits to population growth with expansion into new areas. Ardea, 105(2), 113-124. https://doi.org/10.5253/arde.v105i2.a2
Kentie, R., Hooijmeijer, J., van der Velde, E., & Piersma, T. (2017). De Grutto Monitor 2016: De vinger aan de pols van de grutto-populatie met een actueel overzicht van de demografische parameters op basis van langjarig veldonderzoek in Súdwest Fryslân. University of Groningen. http://www.rug.nl/research/gelifes/ceg/_piersma/godwits
Piersma, T. (2017). De ogen van nu: Voorwoord bij 'Wonderlijk Friesland in vier seizoenen' . In Wonderlijk Friesland in vier seizoenen Vereniging van Natuurfotografen (VNF) - Friesland.
Hooijmeijer, J., Howison, R., & Piersma, T. (2017). Describing habitat and finding colour rings of Black-tailed Godwits (Limosa limosa) Southern Portugal and Spain, 3-10 February 2017. Global Flyway Network.
Onrust, J., Loonstra, A. H. J., Schmaltz, L. E., Verkuil, Y. I., Hooijmeijer, J., & Piersma, T. (2017). Detection of earthworm prey by Ruff Philomachus pugnax. Ibis, 159(3), 647-656. https://doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12467
Kentie, R., Marquez-Ferrando, R., Figuerola, J., Gangoso, L., Hooijmeijer, J. C. E. W., Loonstra, A. H. J., Robin, F., Sarasa, M., Senner, N., Valkema, H., Verhoeven, M. A., & Piersma, T. (2017). Does wintering north or south of the Sahara correlate with timing and breeding performance in black-tailed godwits? Ecology and Evolution, 7(8), 2812-2820. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2879
Bos, D., Kentie, R., Hoekstra, G. K., van der Heide, Y., Wymenga, E., Hoekema, F., Hooijmeijer, J., & Piersma, T. (2017). Effecten van habitatverlies op grutto en andere weidevogels. De Levende Natuur, 118(2), 40-46.
Conklin, J. R., Senner, N. R., Battley, P. F., & Piersma, T. (2017). Extreme migration and the individual quality spectrum. Journal of Avian Biology, 48(1), 19-36. https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.01316
Eriksson, B. K., Westra, J., van Gerwen, I., Weerman, E., van der Zee, E., van der Heide, T., van de Koppel, J., Olff, H., Piersma, T., & Donadi, S. (2017). Facilitation by ecosystem engineers enhances nutrient effects in an intertidal system. Ecosphere, 8(12), [e02051]. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2051
Rakhimberdiev, E., Saveliev, A., Piersma, T., & Karagicheva, J. (2017). FLightR: An R package for reconstructing animal paths from solar geolocation loggers. Methods in ecology and evolution, 8(11), 1482-1487. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12765
Verkuil, Y. I., & Piersma, T. (2017). Genetische ‘ongelukjes’ verklaren het ontstaan van drie typen mannen bij Kemphanen. Limosa, 89, 154-162.
Hooijmeijer, J., Jager, T., & Piersma, T. (2017). Habitat use and observations of Black-tailed Godwits between the Saloum and Senegal river delta’s.
van den Hout, P. J., Piersma, T., ten Horn, J., Spaans, B., & Lok, T. (2017). Individual shifts toward safety explain age-related foraging distribution in a gregarious shorebird. Behavioral Ecology, 28(2), 419-428. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arw173
Lourenço, P. M., Catry, T., Lopes, R. J., Piersma, T., & Granadeiro, J. P. (2017). Invisible trophic links? Quantifying the importance of non-standard food sources for key intertidal avian predators in the Eastern Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 563, 219-232. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps11979
Piersma, T., Chan, Y-C., Mu, T., Hassell, C. J., Melville, D. S., Peng, H-B., Ma, Z., Zhang, Z., & Wilcove, D. S. (2017). Loss of habitat leads to loss of birds: Reflections on the Jiangsu, China, coastal development plans. Wader Study, 124(2), 93-98. https://doi.org/10.18194/ws.00077
Bulla, M., Oudman, T., Bijleveld, A. I., Piersma, T., & Kyriacou, C. P. (2017). Marine biorhythms: bridging chronobiology and ecology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 372(1734), [20160253]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2016.0253
Gutiérrez, J. S., Rakhimberdiev, E., Piersma, T., & Thieltges, D. W. (2017). Migration and parasitism: Habitat use, not migration distance, influences helminth species richness in Charadriiform birds. Journal of Biogeography, 44(5), 1137-1147. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12956

2016

Jouta, J., Dietz, M. W., Reneerkens, J., Piersma, T., Rakhimberdiev, E., Hallgrímsson, G. T., & Pen, I. (2017). Ecological forensics: Using single point stable isotope values to infer seasonal schedules of animals after two diet switches. Methods in ecology and evolution, 8(4), 492-500. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12695
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