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Nwaogu, C. J., Galema, A., Cresswell, W., Dietz, M. W., & Tieleman, B. I. (2019). A fruit diet rather than invertebrate diet maintains a robust innate immunity in an omnivorous tropical songbird. Journal of Animal Ecology.


Dietz, M., Falcao Salles, J., Both, C., Groothuis, T., & Tieleman, I. (2017). Do environmental factors influence the development of the gut microbiome in young birds?. Poster session presented at ESEB 2017, Groningen, Netherlands.
Nwaogu, C. J., Dietz, M. W., Tieleman, B. I., & Cresswell, W. (2017). Breeding limits foraging time: Evidence of interrupted foraging response from body mass variation in a tropical environment. Journal of Avian Biology, 48(4), 563-569.


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.


Buij, R., Van Dorst, N., Salomons, H. F., Croes, B. M., Dietz, M. W., & Komdeur, J. (2015). Response to habitat modification by foraging dark-chanting goshawks Melierax metabates in a West African savanna. Bird Conservation International, 25(3), 335-352.


Dietz, M., Rogers, K., S. Gutierrez, J., & Piersma, T. (2015). Body mass and latitude both correlate with primary moult duration in shorebirds. Ibis, 157, 147-153.


Dietz, M. W., Piersma, T., Dekinga, A., Korthals, H., & Klaassen, M. (2013). Unusual patterns in 15N blood values after a diet switch in red knot shorebirds. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, 49(2), 283-292.
Dietz, M. W., Rogers, K. G., & Piersma, T. (2013). When the seasons don't fit: Speedy molt as a routine carry-over cost of reproduction. PLoS ONE, 8(1), [e53890].


Dietz, M. (2012). Review: Versteegh M.A. 2012. Physiology in a life history perspective. Stonechats’ adaptations to different environments. Ardea, 100(2), 217-218.
Gutierrez, J. S., Dietz, M. W., Masero, J. A., Gill, R. E., Dekinga, A., Battley, P. F., ... Piersma, T. (2012). Functional ecology of saltglands in shorebirds: flexible responses to variable environmental conditions. Functional Ecology, 26(1), 236-244.


Klaassen, M., Piersma, T., Korthals, H., Dekinga, A., & Dietz, M. W. (2010). Single-point isotope measurements in blood cells and plasma to estimate the time since diet switches. Functional Ecology, 24(4), 796-804.
Dietz, M. W., Spaans, B., Dekinga, A., Klaassen, M., Korthals, H., van Leeuwen, C., & Piersma, T. (2010). Do Red Knots (Calidris canutus islandica) routinely skip Iceland during southward migration? Condor, 112(1), 48-55.


Dietz, M. W., Jenni-Eiermann, S., & Piersma, T. (2009). The Use of Plasma Metabolites to Predict Weekly Body-Mass Change in Red Knots. Condor, 111(1), 88-99.


Dietz, M. W., & Piersma, T. (2007). Red knots give up flight capacity and defend food processing capacity during winter starvation. Functional Ecology, 21(5), 899-904.
Piersma, T., & Dietz, M. W. (2007). Twofold seasonal variation in the supposedly constant, species-specific, ratio of upstroke to downstroke flight muscles in red knots Calidris canutus. Journal of Avian Biology, 38(5), 536-540.
Dietz, M. W., Piersma, T., Hedenstrom, A., Brugge, M., & Hedenström, A. (2007). Intraspecific variation in avian pectoral muscle mass: constraints on maintaining manoeuvrability with increasing body mass. Functional Ecology, 21(2), 317-326.


Klaassen, M., & Dietz, M. (2005). Limits to growth: Some chicks are more equal than others. In Seeking Nature's Limits: Ecologists in the field (pp. 135-140). Utrecht: KNNV.


van Gils, JA., Piersma, T., Dekinga, A., & Dietz, MW. (2003). Cost-benefit analysis of mollusc-eating in a shorebird II: Optimizing gizzard size in the face of seasonal demands. Journal of Experimental Biology, 206(19), 3369-3380.


Battley, P. F., Dekinga, A., Dietz, M. W., Piersma, T., Tang, S., & Hulsman, K. (2001). Basal metabolic rate declines during long-distance migratory flight in great knots. Condor, 103(4), 838-845.
Dekinga, A., Dietz, MW., Koolhaas, A., & Piersma, T. (2001). Time course and reversibility of changes in the gizzards of red knots alternately eating hard and soft food. Journal of Experimental Biology, 204(12), 2167-2173.
Battley, PF., Dietz, MW., Piersma, T., Dekinga, A., Tang, S., & Hulsman, K. (2001). Is long-distance bird flight equivalent to a high-energy fast? Body composition changes in freely migrating and captive fasting great knots. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 74(3), 435-449.
Starck , J. M., Dietz, M., & Piersma, T. (2001). The assessment of body composition and other parameters by ultrasound scanning. In J. R. Speakman (Ed.), Body composition analysis of animals: A handbook of non-destructive methods (pp. 188-210). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Battley, P. F., Piersma, T., Dietz, M. W., Tang, S., Dekinga, A., & Hulsman, K. (2000). Erratum: Empirical evidence for differential organ reductions during trans-oceanic bird flight (Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - Biological Sciences (Jan. 22, 2000) B267 (191-195)). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 267(1461).
Lindström, Å., Kvist, A., Piersma, T., Dekinga, A., & Dietz, MW. (2000). Avian pectoral muscle size rapidly tracks body mass changes during flight, fasting and fuelling. Journal of Experimental Biology, 203(5), 913-919.
Battley, PF., Piersma, T., Dietz, MW., Tang, SX., Dekinga, A., & Hulsman, K. (2000). Empirical evidence for differential organ reductions during trans-oceanic bird flight. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 267(1439), 191-195.
Dietz, M., & Klaassen, M. (2000). Grenzen aan de groei: Het ene kuiken is het andere niet. In J. Tinbergen, J. Bakker, T. Piersma, & J. V. D. B. (Eds.), De onvrije natuur: Verkenningen van natuurlijke grenzen (pp. 95-100). Utrecht: KNNV.


Dietz, MW., Piersma, T., & Dekinga, A. (1999). Body-building without power training: Endogenously regulated pectoral muscle hypertrophy in confined shorebirds. Journal of Experimental Biology, 202(20), 2831-2837.
Dietz, M. W., Dekinga, A., Piersma, T., & Verhulst, S. (1999). Estimating organ size in small migrating shorebirds with ultrasonography: An intercalibration exercise. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 72(1), 28-37.
Piersma, T., Dietz, M. W., Dekinga, A., Nebel, S., Gils, J. V., Battley, P. F., & Spaans, B. (1999). Reversible size-changes in stomachs of shorebirds: when, to what extent, and why? Acta Ornithologica, 34(2), 175-181.


Dietz, MW., van Kampen, M., van Griensven, MJM., & van Mourik, S. (1998). Daily energy budgets of avian embryos: The paradox of the plateau phase in egg metabolic rate. Physiological Zoology, 71(2), 147-156.


Dietz, M. W., Mourik, S. V., Tøien, Ø., Koolmees, P. A., & Tersteeg-Zijderveld, M. H. G. (1997). Participation of breast and leg muscles in shivering thermogenesis in young turkeys and guinea fowl. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology, 167, 451-460.
Dietz, MW., & Drent, RH. (1997). Effect of growth rate and body mass on resting metabolic rate in galliform chicks. Physiological Zoology, 70(5), 493-501.
Dietz, MW., Ricklefs, RE., & Ricklefs, R. E. (1997). Growth rate and maturation of skeletal muscles over a size range of galliform birds. Physiological Zoology, 70(5), 502-510.
Dietz, M., Dekinga, A., & Piersma, T. (1997). Ultrasonic measurement of organ size in small birds to study physiological correlates: Basal metabolic rate and thermogenic capacity. In B. D. Johannsen, & R. Nielsen (Eds.), Thermal physiology 1997: Proceedings from the 1997 Symposium on Thermal Physiology (pp. 405-408). Copenhagen: The August Krogh Institute.


Tinbergen, J. M., & Dietz, M. W. (1994). Parental energy expenditure during brood rearing in the Great Tit (Parus major) in relation to body mass, temperature, food availability and clutch size. Functional Ecology, 8(5), 563-572.


DIETZ, MW., DAAN, S., & MASMAN, D. (1992). Energy Requirements for Molt in the Kestrel Falco tinnunculus. Physiological Zoology, 65(6), 1217-1235.


Meijer, J. H., van der Zee, E. A., & Dietz, M. (1988). Glutamate phase shifts circadian activity rhythms in hamsters. Neuroscience Letters, 86(2), 177-183.
Meijer, J. H., Zee, van der, E., & Dietz, M. (1988). The effects of intraventricular carbachol injections on the free-running activity rhythm of the hamster. Journal of Biological Rhythms, 3(4), 333-348.
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