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Verhulst group - Publications

2019

Peters, A., Delhey, K., Nakagawa, S., Aulsebrook, A., & Verhulst, S. (2019). Immunosenescence in wild animals: Meta-analysis and outlook. Ecology Letters. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13343
Briga, M., Jimeno, B., & Verhulst, S. (2019). Coupling lifespan and aging? The age at onset of body mass decline associates positively with sex-specific lifespan but negatively with environment-specific lifespan. Experimental Gerontology, 119, 111-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2019.01.030
Atema, E., Mulder, E., van Noordwijk, A. J., & Verhulst, S. (2019). Ultralong telomeres shorten with age in nestling great tits but are static in adults and mask attrition of short telomeres. Molecular Ecology Resources, 19(3), 648-658. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.12996
Fragueira, R., Verhulst, S., & Beaulieu, M. (2019). Morph- and sex-specific effects of challenging conditions on maintenance parameters in the Gouldian finch. Journal of Experimental Biology, 222(7), [196030]. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.196030
Eastwood, J. R., Hall, M. L., Teunissen, N., Kingma, S. A., Aranzamendi, N. H., Fan, M., ... Peters, A. (2019). Early-life telomere length predicts lifespan and lifetime reproductive success in a wild bird. Molecular Ecology, 28(5), 1127-1137. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15002
Bauch, C., Boonekamp, J. J., Korsten, P., Mulder, E., & Verhulst, S. (2019). Epigenetic inheritance of telomere length in wild birds. PLoS genetics, 15(2), [1007827]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1007827

2018

Jimeno, B., Hau, M., & Verhulst, S. (2018). Glucocorticoid-temperature association is shaped by foraging costs in individual zebra finches. Journal of Experimental Biology, 221(23), [187880]. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.187880
Jimeno, B., Hau, M., & Verhulst, S. (2018). Corticosterone levels reflect variation in metabolic rate, independent of 'stress'. Scientific Reports, 8, [13020]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-31258-z
Vedder, O., Verhulst, S., Zuidersma, E., & Bouwhuis, S. (2018). Embryonic growth rate affects telomere attrition: An experiment in a wild bird. Journal of Experimental Biology, 221(15), [181586]. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.181586
Boonekamp, J. J., Mulder, E., & Verhulst, S. (2018). Canalisation in the wild: Effects of developmental conditions on physiological traits are inversely linked to their association with fitness. Ecology Letters, 21(6), 857-864. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.12953
Bouwhuis, S., Verhulst, S., Bauch, C., & Vedder, O. (2018). Reduced telomere length in offspring of old fathers in a long-lived seabird. Biology Letters, 14(6), [20180213]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0213
Montoya, B., Briga, M., Jimeno, B., Moonen, S., & Verhulst, S. (2018). Baseline glucose level is an individual trait that is negatively associated with lifespan and increases due to adverse environmental conditions during development and adulthood. Journal of comparative physiology b-Biochemical systemic and environmental physiology, 188(3), 517-526. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00360-017-1143-0
Benetos, A., Kark, J. D., Toupance, S., Verhulst, S., & Aviv, A. (2018). Response by Benetos et al to letter regarding article: "Short leukocyte telomere length precedes clinical expression of atherosclerosis: The blood-and-muscle model". Circulation research, 122(8), E73-E74. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.118.312967
Smith, D. L., Thomas, D. M., Siu, C. O., Verhulst, S., & Allison, D. B. (2018). Regression to the mean, apparent data errors and biologically extraordinary results: Letter regarding 'Changes in telomere length 3-5 years after gastric bypass surgery'. International Journal of Obesity, 42(4), 949-950. https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2017.298
Tricola, G. M., Atema, E., Boughton, R. K., Brown, J. L., Dearborn, D. C., Divoky, G., ... Haussmann, M. F. (2018). The rate of telomere loss is related to maximum lifespan in birds. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 373(1741), [20160445]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2016.0445
Jimeno, B., Briga, M., Hau, M., & Verhulst, S. (2018). Male but not female zebra finches with high plasma corticosterone have lower survival. Functional Ecology, 32(3), 713-721. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13021
Ibanez-Alamo, J. D., Pineda-Pampliega, J., Thomson, R. L., Aguirre, J. I., Diez-Fernandez, A., Faivre, B., ... Verhulst, S. (2018). Urban blackbirds have shorter telomeres. Biology Letters, 14(3), [20180083]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0083
Benetos, A., Toupance, S., Gautier, S., Labat, C., Kimura, M., Rossi, P. M., ... Aviv, A. (2018). Short leukocyte telomere length precedes clinical expression of atherosclerosis: The blood-and-muscle model. Circulation research, 122(4), 616-623. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.117.311751
Eastwood, J. R., Mulder, E., Verhulst, S., & Peters, A. (2018). Increasing the accuracy and precision of relative telomere length estimates by RT qPCR. Molecular Ecology Resources, 18(1), 68-78. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.12711
Sabharwal, S., Verhulst, S., Guirguis, G., Kark, J. D., Labat, C., Roche, N. E., ... Aviv, A. (2018). Telomere length dynamics in early life: The blood-and-muscle model. The FASEB Journal, 32(1), 529-534. https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.201700630R

2017

Jimeno Revilla, B., Hau, M., & Verhulst, S. (2017). Strong association between corticosterone levels and temperature-dependent metabolic rate in individual zebra finches. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220(23), 4426-4431. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.166124
Briga, M., & Verhulst, S. (2017). Individual variation in metabolic reaction norms over ambient temperature causes low correlation between basal and standard metabolic rate. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220(18), 3280-3289. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.160069
Jimeno, B., Briga, M., Verhulst, S., & Hau, M. (2017). Effects of developmental conditions on glucocorticoid concentrations in adulthood depend on sex and foraging conditions. Hormones and Behavior, 93, 175-183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2017.05.020
Vedder, O., Verhulst, S., Bauch, C., & Bouwhuis, S. (2017). Telomere attrition and growth: A life-history framework and case study in common terns. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30(7), 1409-1419. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13119
Boonekamp, J. J., Bauch, C., Mulder, E., & Verhulst, S. (2017). Does oxidative stress shorten telomeres? Biology Letters, 13(5), [20170164]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2017.0164
Boonekamp, J. J., Dijkstra, R., Dijkstra, C., & Verhulst, S. (2017). Canalization of development reduces the utility of traits as fitness biomarkers: Feather fault bars in nestling birds. Functional Ecology, 31(3), 719-727. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.12765
Verhulst, S. (2017). Telomeres and life historie: Where are we now and where are we going? Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57, E438-E438.
Briga, M., Koetsier, E., Boonekamp, J. J., Jimeno Revilla, B., & Verhulst, S. (2017). Food availability affects adult survival trajectories depending on early developmental conditions. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 284(1846), [20162287]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.2287
Wellbrock, A. H. J., Bauch, C., Rozman, J., & Witte, K. (2017). 'Same procedure as last year?': Repeatedly tracked swifts show individual consistency in migration pattern in successive years. Journal of Avian Biology, 48(6), 897-903. https://doi.org/10.1111/jav.01251

2016

Susser, E., Verhulst, S., Kark, J. D., Factor-Litvak, P. R., Keyes, K., Magnus, P., & Aviv, A. (2016). Non-dynamic association of depressive and anxiety disorders with leukocyte telomere length? American Journal of Psychiatry, 173(11), 1147-1147. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ajp.2016.16060747
Bauch, C., Riechert, J., Verhulst, S., & Becker, P. H. (2016). Telomere length reflects reproductive effort indicated by corticosterone levels in a long-lived seabird. Molecular Ecology, 25(22), 5785-5794. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13874
Rusche, M., van Hasselt, S. J., Verhulst, S., Rattenborg, N., Vyssotski, A., & Meerlo, P. (2016). EEG based quantitative and qualitative analysis of sleep and sleep homeostasis in the European starling. Journal of Sleep Research, 25, 339-339.
Verhulst, S., Susser, E., Factor-Litvak, P. R., Simons, M., Benetos, A., Steenstrup, T., ... Aviv, A. (2016). Response to: Reliability and validity of telomere length measurements. International Journal of Epidemiology, 45(4), 1298-1301. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyw194
Simons, M. J. P., Briga, M., & Verhulst, S. (2016). Stabilizing survival selection on presenescent expression of a sexual ornament followed by a terminal decline. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29(7), 1368-1378. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeb.12877
McNamara, J. M., Higginson, A. D., & Verhulst, S. (2016). The influence of the starvation-predation trade-off on the relationship between ambient temperature and body size among endotherms. Journal of Biogeography, 43(4), 809-819. https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.12695
Atema, E., van Noordwijk, A. J., Boonekamp, J. J., & Verhulst, S. (2016). Costs of long-term carrying of extra mass in a songbird. Behavioral Ecology, 27(4), 1087-1096. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arw019

2015

Briga, M., & Verhulst, S. (2015). Large diurnal temperature range increases bird sensitivity to climate change. Scientific Reports, 5, [16600]. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep16600
Boonekamp, J. J., Briga, M., & Verhulst, S. (2015). The heuristic value of redundancy models of aging. Experimental Gerontology, 71, 95-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2015.09.005
Briga, M., & Verhulst, S. (2015). What can long-lived mutants tell us about mechanisms causing aging and lifespan variation in natural environments? Experimental Gerontology, 71, 21-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2015.09.002
Verhulst, S., Susser, E., Factor-Litvak, P. R., Simons, M. J. P., Benetos, A., Steenstrup, T., ... Aviv, A. (2015). Commentary: The reliability of telomere length measurements. International Journal of Epidemiology, 44(5), 1683-1686. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyv166
Atema, E., Mulder, E., Dugdale, H. L., Briga, M., van Noordwijk, A. J., & Verhulst, S. (2015). Heritability of telomere length in the Zebra Finch. Journal of Ornithology, 156(4), 1113-1123. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-015-1212-7
Dalgard, C., Benetos, A., Verhulst, S., Labat, C., Kark, J. D., Christensen, K., ... Aviv, A. (2015). Leukocyte telomere length dynamics in women and men: Menopause vs age effects. International Journal of Epidemiology, 44(5), 1688-1695. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyv165
Bairlein, F., Fritz, J., Scope, A., Schwendenwein, I., Stanclova, G., van Dijk, G., ... Dittami, J. (2015). Energy Expenditure and Metabolic Changes of Free-Flying Migrating Northern Bald Ibis. PLoS ONE, 10(9), [e0134433]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0134433
Stulp, G., Buunk, A. P., Verhulst, S., & Pollet, T. V. (2015). Human height is positively related to interpersonal dominance in dyadic interactions. PLoS ONE, 10(2), [e0117860]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0117860
Simons, M. J. P., Groothuis, T. G. G., & Verhulst, S. (2015). An appraisal of how the vitamin A-redox hypothesis can maintain honesty of carotenoid-dependent signals. Ecology and Evolution, 5(1), 224-228. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1364
Boonekamp, J., Salomons, H., Bouwhuis, A., Dijkstra, C., & Verhulst, S. (2015). Addendum to: 'Reproductive effort accelerates actuarial senescence in wild birds: an experimental study'. Ecology Letters, 18(3), 315. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.12404

2014

Simons, M. J. P., Maia, R., Leenknegt, B., & Verhulst, S. (2014). Carotenoid-dependent signals and the evolution of plasma carotenoid levels in birds. American Naturalist, 184(6), 741-751. https://doi.org/10.1086/678402
Benetos, A., Dalgard, C., Labat, C., Kark, J. D., Verhulst, S., Christensen, K., ... Aviv, A. (2014). Sex difference in leukocyte telomere length is ablated in opposite-sex co-twins. International Journal of Epidemiology, 43(6), 1799-1805. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyu146
Verhulst, S., Geerdink, M., Salomons, H. M., & Boonekamp, J. J. (2014). Social life histories: Jackdaw dominance increases with age, terminally declines and shortens lifespan. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 281(1791), [20141045]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.1045
Boonekamp, J. J., Mulder, E., Salomons, H. M., Dijkstra, C., & Verhulst, S. (2014). Nestling telomere shortening, but not telomere length, reflects developmental stress and predicts survival in wild birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 281(1785), [20133287]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.3287
Boonekamp, J. J., Salomons, M., Bouwhuis, S., Dijkstra, C., & Verhulst, S. (2014). Reproductive effort accelerates actuarial senescence in wild birds: An experimental study. Ecology Letters, 17(5), 599-605. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.12263
Nussey, D. H., Baird, D., Barrett, E., Boner, W., Fairlie, J., Gemmell, N., ... Monaghan, P. (2014). Measuring telomere length and telomere dynamics in evolutionary biology and ecology. Methods in ecology and evolution, 5(4), 299-310. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12161
Bouwhuis, S., Quinn, J. L., Sheldon, B. C., & Verhulst, S. (2014). Personality and basal metabolic rate in a wild bird population. Oikos, 123(1), 56-62. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00654.x
Simons, M. J. P., Briga, M., Leenknegt, B., & Verhulst, S. (2014). Context-dependent effects of carotenoid supplementation on reproduction in zebra finches. Behavioral Ecology, 25(4), 945-950. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/aru062

2013

Bauch, C., Becker, P. H., & Verhulst, S. (2014). Within the genome, long telomeres are more informative than short telomeres with respect to fitness components in a long-lived seabird. Molecular Ecology, 23(2), 300-310. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.12602
Verhulst, S., Aviv, A., Benetos, A., Berenson, G. S., & Kark, J. D. (2013). Do leukocyte telomere length dynamics depend on baseline telomere length? An analysis that corrects for 'regression to the mean'. European Journal of Epidemiology, 28(11), 859-866. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10654-013-9845-4
Beamonte Barrientos, R., & Verhulst, S. (2013). Plasma reactive oxygen metabolites and non-enzymatic antioxidant capacity are not affected by an acute increase of metabolic rate in zebra finches. Journal of comparative physiology b-Biochemical systemic and environmental physiology, 183(5), 675-683. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00360-013-0745-4
Stulp, G., Buunk, A. P., Kurzban, R., & Verhulst, S. (2013). The height of choosiness: Mutual mate choice for stature results in suboptimal pair formation for both sexes. Animal Behavior, 86(1), 37-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.03.038
Simons, M. J. P., Koch, W., & Verhulst, S. (2013). Dietary restriction of rodents decreases aging rate without affecting initial mortality rate a meta-analysis. Aging Cell, 12(3), 410-414. https://doi.org/10.1111/acel.12061
Boonekamp, J. J., Simons, M. J. P., Hemerik, L., & Verhulst, S. (2013). Telomere length behaves as biomarker of somatic redundancy rather than biological age. Aging Cell, 12(2), 330-332. https://doi.org/10.1111/acel.12050
Stulp, G., Buunk, A. P., Verhulst, S., & Pollet, T. V. (2013). Tall claims? Sense and nonsense about the importance of height of US presidents. Leadership Quarterly, 24(1), 159-171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2012.09.002
Gienapp, P., Lof, M., Reed, T. E., McNamara, J., Verhulst, S., & Visser, M. E. (2013). Predicting demographically sustainable rates of adaptation: Can great tit breeding time keep pace with climate change? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 368(1610), [20120289]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2012.0289
Stulp, G., Buunk, A. P., Pollet, T. V., Nettle, D., & Verhulst, S. (2013). Are human mating preferences with respect to height reflected in actual pairings? PLoS ONE, 8(1), [e54186]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0054186
Atema, E., van Oers, K., & Verhulst, S. (2013). GAPDH as a control gene to estimate genome copy number in Great Tits, with cross-amplification in Blue Tits. Ardea, 101(1), 49-54. https://doi.org/10.5253/078.101.0107
Verhulst, S. (2013). Human enhancement, evolution and lifespan: Evolving towards immortality? In J. P. M. Jansen, B. J. Koops, C. H. Lüthy, A. Nelis, & M. S. Schmid (Eds.), Engineering the human (pp. 101-111). Berlin, Heidelberg.
Stulp, G., Buunk, A., Kuijper, B., Pollet, T., & Verhulst, S. (2013). Intralocus sexual conflict over human height. Paper presented at Behaviour 2013 - International Ethological Conference, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Bauch, C., Wellbrock, A. H. J., Nagel, R., Rozman, J., & Witte, K. (2013). “Bug-eggs” for common swifts and other small birds: Minimally-invasive and stress-free blood sampling during incubation. Journal of Ornithology, 154(2), 581-585. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-013-0931-x

2012

Bauch, C., Becker, P. H., & Verhulst, S. (2013). Telomere length reflects phenotypic quality and costs of reproduction in a long-lived seabird: An evolutionary view on biological rhythms. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 280(1752), [20122540]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2012.2540
Stulp, G., Kordsmeyer, T., Buunk, A. P., & Verhulst, S. (2012). Increased aggression during human group contests when competitive ability is more similar. Biology Letters, 8(6), 921-923. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2012.0591
Stulp, G., Kuijper, B., Buunk, A. P., Pollet, T. V., & Verhulst, S. (2012). Intralocus sexual conflict over human height. Biology Letters, 8(6), 976-978. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2012.0590
Riebel, K., Spierings, M. J., Holveck, M-J., & Verhulst, S. (2012). Phenotypic plasticity of avian social-learning strategies. Animal Behavior, 84(6), 1533-1539. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.09.029
Barrett, E. L. B., Boner, W., Mulder, E., Monaghan, P., Verhulst, S., & Richardson, D. S. (2012). Absolute standards as a useful addition to the avian quantitative PCR telomere assay. Journal of Avian Biology, 43(6), 571-576. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-048X.2012.05787.x
Simons, M. J. P., Cohen, A. A., & Verhulst, S. (2012). What does carotenoid-dependent coloration tell? Plasma carotenoid level signals immunocompetence and oxidative stress state in birds - A meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 7(8), [e43088]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0043088
Simons, M. J. P., Briga, M., Koetsier, E., Folkertsma, R., Wubs, M. D., Dijkstra, C., & Verhulst, S. (2012). Bill redness is positively associated with reproduction and survival in male and female zebra finches. PLoS ONE, 7(7), [e40721]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0040721
Stulp, G., Pollet, T. V., Verhulst, S., & Buunk, A. P. (2012). A curvilinear effect of height on reproductive success in human males. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66(3), 375-384. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-011-1283-2
De Coster, G., De Neve, L., Verhulst, S., & Lens, L. (2012). Maternal effects reduce oxidative stress in female nestlings under high parasite load. Journal of Avian Biology, 43(2), 177-185. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-048X.2012.05551.x
Bouwhuis, S., Choquet, R., Sheldon, B. C., & Verhulst, S. (2012). The forms and fitness cost of senescence: Age-specific recapture, survival, reproduction, and reproductive value in a wild bird population. American Naturalist, 179(1), E15-E27. https://doi.org/10.1086/663194
Stulp, G., Buunk, A. P., Verhulst, S., & Pollet, T. V. (2012). High and mighty: Height increases authority in professional refereeing. Evolutionary Psychology, 10(3), 588-601. https://doi.org/10.1177/147470491201000314
Stulp, G., Verhulst, S., Pollet, T. V., & Buunk, A. P. (2012). The effect of female height on reproductive success is negative in western populations, but more variable in non-western populations. American Journal of Human Biology, 24(4), 486-494. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22252
Wellbrock, A. H. J., Bauch, C., Rozman, J., & Witte, K. (2012). Buccal swabs as a reliable source of DNA for sexing young and adult Common Swifts (Apus apus). Journal of Ornithology, 153(3), 991-994. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-012-0843-1

2011

De Coster, G., Verhulst, S., Koetsier, E., De Neve, L., Briga, M., & Lens, L. (2011). Effects of early developmental conditions on innate immunity are only evident under favourable adult conditions in zebra finches. Naturwissenschaften, 98(12), 1049-1056. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-011-0863-3
Haussmann, M. F., Salomons, H. M., & Verhulst, S. (2011). Telomere measurement tools: Telometric produces biased estimates of telomere length. Heredity, 107(4), 371. https://doi.org/10.1038/hdy.2011.10
Grasman, J., Salomons, H. M., & Verhulst, S. (2011). Stochastic modeling of length-dependent telomere shortening in Corvus monedula. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 282(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2011.04.026
Bouwhuis, S., Sheldon, B. C., & Verhulst, S. (2011). Basal metabolic rate and the rate of senescence in the great tit. Functional Ecology, 25(4), 829-838. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2435.2011.01850.x
Stulp, G., Verhulst, S., Pollet, T. V., Nettle, D., & Buunk, A. P. (2011). Parental height differences predict the need for an emergency Caesarean section. PLoS ONE, 6(6), [20497]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0020497
Koetsier, E., & Verhulst, S. (2011). A simple technique to manipulate foraging costs in seed-eating birds. Journal of Experimental Biology, 214(8), 1225-1229. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.050336
van der Most, P., de Jong, B., Parmentier, H. K., & Verhulst, S. (2011). Trade-off between growth and immune function: a meta-analysis of selection experiments. Functional Ecology, 25(1), 74-80. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2435.2010.01800.x
Simons, M. J. P., & Verhulst, S. (2011). Zebra finch females prefer males with redder bills independent of song rate-a meta-analysis. Behavioral Ecology, 22(4), 755-762. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arr043

2010

Bouwhuis, S., Charmantier, A., Verhulst, S., & Sheldon, B. C. (2010). Individual variation in rates of senescence: natal origin effects and disposable soma in a wild bird population. Journal of Animal Ecology, 79(6), 1251-1261. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2656.2010.01730.x
Bouwhuis, S., van Noordwijk, A. J., Sheldon, B. C., Verhulst, S., & Visser, M. E. (2010). Similar patterns of age-specific reproduction in an island and mainland population of great tits Parus major. Journal of Avian Biology, 41(6), 615-620. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-048X.2010.05111.x
Verhulst, S. (2010). Obituary: Rudolf (Rudi) Herman Drent (1937–2008). Ibis, 152(3), 674-675.
Riebel, K., Holveck, M-J., Verhulst, S., & Fawcett, T. W. (2010). Are high-quality mates always attractive? State-dependent mate preferences in birds and humans. Communicative & Integrative Biology, 3(3), 271-273. https://doi.org/10.4161/cib.3.3.11557
Bouwhuis, S., Charmantier, A., Verhulst, S., & Sheldon, B. C. (2010). Trans-generational effects on ageing in a wild bird population. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 23(3), 636-642. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01929.x
Rutten, A. L., Oosterbeek, K., van der Meer, J., Verhulst, S., & Ens, B. J. (2010). Experimental evidence for interference competition in oystercatchers, Haematopus ostralegus. I. Captive birds. Behavioral Ecology, 21(6), 1251-1260. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arq129
Rutten, A. L., Oosterbeek, K., Verhulst, S., Dingemanse, N. J., & Ens, B. J. (2010). Experimental evidence for interference competition in oystercatchers, Haematopus ostralegus. II. Free-living birds. Behavioral Ecology, 21(6), 1261-1270. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arq130
Bauch, C., Kreutzer, S., & Becker, P. H. (2010). Breeding experience affects condition: blood metabolite levels over the course of incubation in a seabird. Journal of Comparative Physiology B: Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology, 180(6), 835-845. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00360-010-0453-2

2009

Stulp, G., Emery, N. J., Verhulst, S., & Clayton, N. S. (2009). Western scrub-jays conceal auditory information when competitors can hear but cannot see. Biology Letters, 5(5), 583-585. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2009.0330
Bouwhuis, S., Sheldon, B. C., Verhulst, S., & Charmantier, A. (2009). Great tits growing old: Selective disappearance and the partitioning of senescence to stages within the breeding cycle. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 276(1668), 2769-2777. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2009.0457
Salomons, H. M., Mulder, G. A., Zande, L. V. D., Haussmann, M. F., Linskens, M. H. K., & Verhulst, S. (2009). Telomere shortening and survival in free-living corvids. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 276(1670), 3157-3165. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2009.0517
Costantini, D., & Verhulst, S. (2009). Does high antioxidant capacity indicate low oxidative stress? Functional Ecology, 23(3), 506-509. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2435.2009.01546.x
Schubert, K. A., de Vries, G., Vaanholt, L. M., Meijer, H. A. J., Daan, S., & Verhulst, S. (2009). Maternal energy allocation to offspring increases with environmental quality in house mice. American Naturalist, 173(6), 831-840. https://doi.org/10.1086/598495
Moe, B., Rønning, B., Verhulst, S., & Bech, C. (2009). Metabolic ageing in individual zebra finches. Biology Letters, 5(1), 86-89. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2008.0481
van de Pol, M., Oosterbeek, K., Rutten, A. L., Ens, B., Tinbergen, J. M., & Verhulst, S. (2009). Biometric sex discrimination is unreliable when sexual dimorphism varies within and between years: An example in Eurasian Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus. Ibis, 151(1), 171-180. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.2008.00891.x
van de Pol, M., Ens, B. J., Oosterbeek, K., Brouwer, L., Verhulst, S., Tinbergen, J. M., ... de Jong, M. (2009). Oystercatchers’ bill shapes as a proxy for diet specialization: More differentiation than meets the eye. Ardea, 97(3), 335-347.

2008

Boonekamp, J. J., Ros, A. H. F., & Verhulst, S. (2008). Immune activation suppresses plasma testosterone level: a meta-analysis. Biology Letters, 4(6), 741-744. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2008.0347
Verhulst, S., & Nilsson, J-A. (2008). The timing of birds' breeding seasons: a review of experiments that manipulated timing of breeding. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences, 363(1490), 399-410. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2007.2146
Spencer, K. A., & Verhulst, S. (2008). Post-natal exposure to corticosterone affects standard metabolic rate in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 159(2-3), 250-256. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2008.09.007
Salomons, H. M., Dijkstra, C., & Verhulst, S. (2008). Strong but variable associations between social dominance and clutch sex ratio in a colonial corvid. Behavioral Ecology, 19(2), 417-424. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arm149
Arnold, J. M., Oswald, S. A., Voigt, C. C., Palme, R., Braasch, A., Bauch, C., & Becker, P. H. (2008). Taking the stress out of blood collection: comparison of field blood-sampling techniques for analysis of baseline corticosterone. Journal of Avian Biology, 39(5), 588-592. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0908-8857.2008.04265.x
Becker, P. H., Dittmann, T., Ludwigs, J-D., Limmer, B., Ludwig, S. C., Bauch, C., ... Wendeln, H. (2008). Timing of initial arrival at the breeding site predicts age at first reproduction in a long-lived migratory bird. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America, 105(34), 12349-12352. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0804179105

2007

Spencer, K. A., & Verhulst, S. (2007). Delayed behavioral effects of postnatal exposure to corticosterone in the zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata). Hormones and Behavior, 51(2), 273-280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2006.11.001

2006

Verhulst, S., Holveck, M-J., & Riebel, K. (2006). Long-term effects of manipulated natal brood size on metabolic rate in zebra finches. Biology Letters, 2(3), 478-480. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2006.0496
Verhulst, S., Salomons, M., Mulder, E., & Zande, L. V. D. (2006). Telomere length in Jackdaws in relation to age, reproduction and survival. Journal of Ornithology, 147(5), 68.
van de Pol, M., & Verhulst, S. (2006). Age-dependent traits: A new statistical model to separate within- and between-individual effects. American Naturalist, 167(5), 766-773. https://doi.org/10.1086/503331
van de Pol, M., Bakker, T., Saaltink, DJ., Verhulst, S., & Saaltink, D-J. (2006). Rearing conditions determine offspring survival independent of egg quality: A cross-foster experiment with Oystercatchers Haematopus ostralegus. Ibis, 148(2), 203-210. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919x.2006.00479.x
van de Pol, M., Bruinzeel, L. W., Heg, D., Jeugd , van der, H. P., & Verhulst, S. (2006). A silver spoon for a golden future: Long-term effects of natal origin on fitness prospects of oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus). Journal of Animal Ecology, 75(2), 616-626. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2656.2006.01079.x
Salomons, HM., Mueller, W., Dijkstra, C., Eising, CM., & Verhulst, S. (2006). No sexual differences in embryonic period in jackdaws Corvus monedula and black-headed gulls Larus ridibundus. Journal of Avian Biology, 37(1), 19-22. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0908-8857.2006.03614.x
van de Pol, M., Heg, D., Bruinzeel, L. W., Kuijper, B., & Verhulst, S. (2006). Experimental evidence for a causal effect of pair-bond duration on reproductive performance in oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus). Behavioral Ecology, 17(6), 982-991. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arl036
Rutten, AL., Oosterbeek, K., Ens, B. J., & Verhulst, S. (2006). Optimal foraging on perilous prey: risk of bill damage reduces optimal prey size in oystercatchers. Behavioral Ecology, 17(2), 297-302. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arj029

2005

Wiersma, P., & Verhulst, S. (2005). Effects of intake rate on energy expenditure, somatic repair and reproduction of zebra finches. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 208(21), 4091-4098. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.01854
Wiersma, P., Salomons, HM., & Verhulst, S. (2005). Metabolic adjustments to increasing foraging costs of starlings in a closed economy. Journal of Experimental Biology, 208(21), 4099-4108. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.01855
Verhulst, S., Riedstra, B., & Wiersma, P. (2005). Brood size and immunity costs in zebra finches Taeniopygia guttata. Journal of Avian Biology, 36(1), 22-30. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0908-8857.2005.03342.x
Bolhuis, J. J., & Verhulst, S. (2005). Evolution, function, development, and causation: Tinbergen’s four questions and contemporary behavioural biology. Animal Biology, 55(4), 283-285.

2004

Hambly, C., Pinshow, B., Wiersma, P., Verhulst, S., Piertney, SB., Harper, EJ., & Speakman, J. R. (2004). Comparison of the cost of short flights in a nectarivorous and a non-nectarivorous bird. Journal of Experimental Biology, 207(22), 3959-3968. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.01233
Verhulst, S., & Salomons, HM. (2004). Why fight? Socially dominant jackdaws, Corvus monedula, have low fitness. Animal Behavior, 68(4), 777-783. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2003.12.020
Wiersma, P., Selman, C., Speakman, N. V., Verhulst, S., & Speakman, J. R. (2004). Birds sacrifice oxidative protection for reproduction. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 271, S360-S363. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2004.0171
Verhulst, S., Oosterbeek, K., Rutten, A. L., & Ens, B. J. (2004). Shellfish fishery severely reduces condition and survival of oystercatchers despite creation of large marine protected areas. Ecology and Society, 9(1), 17-1-17-10. [17].

2003

Verhulst, S. (2003). Song as a signal to negotiate a sexual conflict? Animal Biology, 53(2), 159-171. https://doi.org/10.1163/157075603769700359
Ens, B., Berrevoets, C., Bruinzeel, L., Bult, T., Haanstra, L., Hulscher, J. B., ... Verhulst, S. (2003). Wat veroorzaakt de huidige achteruitgang van scholeksters in Nederland? Limosa, 76, 34 - 38.

2001

Verhulst, S., & Tinbergen, J. M. (2001). Variation in Food Supply, Time of Breeding, and Energy Expenditure in Birds. Science, 294(5542). https://doi.org/10.1126/science.294.5542.471a
Verhulst, S., Oosterbeek, K., & Ens, B. J. (2001). Experimental evidence for effects of human disturbance on foraging and parental care in oystercatchers. Biological Conservation, 101(3), 375-380. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0006-3207(01)00084-2
Verboven, N., Tinbergen, J. M., & Verhulst, S. (2001). Food, reproductive success and multiple breeding in the Great Tit Parus major. Ardea, 89(2), 387-406.

2000

Tinbergen, J. M., & Verhulst, S. (2000). A fixed energetic ceiling to parental effort in the great tit? Journal of Animal Ecology, 69(2), 323-334. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2656.2000.00395.x
Sanz, J. J., Tinbergen, J. M., Moreno, J., Orell, M., & Verhulst, S. (2000). Latitudinal variation in parental energy expenditure during brood rearing in the great tit. Oecologia, 122(2), 149-154. https://doi.org/10.1007/PL00008842

1999

Verhulst, S., Dieleman, SJ., & Parmentier, HK. (1999). A tradeoff between immunocompetence and sexual ornamentation in domestic fowl. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 96(8), 4478-4481. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.96.8.4478
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. https://doi.org/10.1086/316648

1998

Verhulst, S., & Maes, FW. (1998). Scotopic vision in colour-blinds. Vision Research, 38(21), 3387 - 3390. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0042-6989(97)00339-8
Verhulst, S. (1998). Multiple breeding in the Great Tit, II. The costs of rearing a second clutch. Functional Ecology, 12(1), 132-140. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2435.1998.00165.x

1997

Verhulst, S., Tinbergen, J. M., & Daan, S. (1997). Multiple breeding in the Great Tit. A trade-off between successive reproductive attempts? Functional Ecology, 11(6), 714-722. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2435.1997.00145.x
Sheldon, B., & Verhulst, S. (1997). Do all sexual signals trade off the same way? Reply. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 12(2), 68-68.
Verhulst, S., & Wiersma, P. (1997). Is begging cheap? The Auk, 114(1), 134-134.
Verhulst, S., & Tinbergen, J. M. (1997). Clutch size and parental effort in the Great Tit Parus major. Ardea, 85(1), 111-126.
Verhulst, S., Perrins, C. M., & Riddington, R. (1997). Natal Dispersal of Great Tits in a Patchy Environment. Ecology, 78(3), 864-872. https://doi.org/10.1890/0012-9658%281997%29078%5B0864%3ANDOGTI%5D2.0.CO%3B2

1996

Sheldon, BC., & Verhulst, S. (1996). Ecological immunology: Costly parasite defences and trade-offs in evolutionary ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 11(8), 317-321. https://doi.org/10.1016/0169-5347(96)10039-2
Verhulst, S., & Hut, RA. (1996). Post-fledging care, multiple breeding and the costs of reproduction in the great tit. Animal Behavior, 51(5), 957-966. https://doi.org/10.1006/anbe.1996.0099
Verboven, N., & Verhulst, S. (1996). Seasonal variation in the incidence of double broods: The date hypothesis fits better than the quality hypothesis. Journal of Animal Ecology, 65(3), 264-273. https://doi.org/10.2307/5873
Verhulst, S., & Eck, H. M. V. (1996). Gene flow and immigration rate in an island population of great tits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 9(6), 771-782. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1420-9101.1996.9060771.x

1995

Verhulst, S., Balen, J. H. V., & Tinbergen, J. M. (1995). Seasonal Decline in Reproductive Success of the Great Tit: Variation in Time or Quality? Ecology, 76(8), 2392-2403. https://doi.org/10.2307/2265815
Verhulst, S. (1995). Reproductive decisions in great tits: An optimality approach. s.n.

1994

Daan, S., Tinbergen, J. M., Deerenberg, C., & Verhulst, S. (1994). Energy and Time in Life History. Journal für Ornithologie, 135, 406.

1993

Brinkhof, M. W. G., Cavé, A. J., Hage, F. J., & Verhulst, S. (1993). Timing of reproduction and fledging success in the coot Fulica atra: evidence for a causal relationship. Journal of Animal Ecology, 62(3), 577-587.

1992

Verhulst, S. (1992). Effects of Density, Beech Crop and Winter Feeding on Survival of Juvenile Great Tits; An Analysis of Kluyver's Removal Experiment. Ardea, 80(2), 285-292.

1991

Verhulst, S., & Tinbergen, J. M. (1991). Experimental Evidence for a Causal Relationship between Timing and Success of Reproduction in the Great Tit Parus m. major. Journal of Animal Ecology, 60(1), 269-282. https://doi.org/10.2307/5459

1990

Gerkema, M. P., & Verhulst, S. (1990). Warning against an unseen predator: a functional aspect of synchronous feeding in the common vole, Microtus arvalis. Animal Behavior, 40(6), 1169-1178. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-3472(05)80183-6

1989

Daan, S., Masman, D., Strijkstra, A., & Verhulst, S. (1989). Intraspecific Allometry of Basal Metabolic Rate: Relations with Body Size, Temperature, Composition, and Circadian Phase in the Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus. Journal of Biological Rhythms, 4(2), 267-283. https://doi.org/10.1177/074873048900400212
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