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Nwaogu, C. J., Galema, A., Cresswell, W., Dietz, M. W., & Tieleman, B. I. (2020). A fruit diet rather than invertebrate diet maintains a robust innate immunity in an omnivorous tropical songbird. Journal of Animal Ecology.
Dietz, M. W., Salles, J. F., Hsu, B-Y., Dijkstra, C., Groothuis, T. G. G., van der Velde, M., ... Tieleman, B. I. (2020). Prenatal transfer of gut bacteria in Rock pigeon. Microorganisms, 8(1), [61].


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.
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.


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].


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.
Dietz, M. (2012). Review: Versteegh M.A. 2012. Physiology in a life history perspective. Stonechats’ adaptations to different environments. Ardea, 100(2), 217-218.


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.
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., 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., 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.
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.


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.
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.
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.


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.
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).
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., & Drent, R. H. (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. 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, 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, M. W., & van Kampen, M. (1994). The development of thermoregulation in turkey and guinea fowl hatchlings: Similarities and differences. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 164(1), 69-75.


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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