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Verhulst group - Publications

2020

van Hasselt, S. J., Rusche, M., Vyssotski, A. L., Verhulst, S., Rattenborg, N. C., & Meerlo, P. (2020). An EEG study on sleep homeostasis in a songbird species, the European starling (Sturnus vulgaris): REM sleep, why bother? Journal of Sleep Research, 29, 138-138.
Pineda-Pampliega, J., Herrera-Duenas, A., Mulder, E., Aguirre, J., Hofle, U., & Verhulst, S. (2020). Antioxidant supplementation slows telomere shortening in free-living white stork chicks. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 287(1918), [20191917]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.1917
Arbeev, K. G., Verhulst, S., Steenstrup, T., Kark, J. D., Bagley, O., Kooperberg, C., Reiner, A. P., Hwang, S-J., Levy, D., Fitzpatrick, A. L., Christensen, K., Yashin, A. I., & Aviv, A. (2020). Association of leukocyte telomere length with mortality among adult participants in 3 longitudinal studies. Jama network open, 3(2), e200023. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.0023
Boonekamp, J. J., Bauch, C., & Verhulst, S. (2020). Experimentally increased brood size accelerates actuarial senescence and increases subsequent reproductive effort in a wild bird population. Journal of Animal Ecology, 89(6), 1395-1407. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13186
Montoya, B., Briga, M., Jimeno, B., & Verhulst, S. (2020). Glucose regulation is a repeatable trait affected by successive handling in zebra finches. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, Biochemical, Systemic and Environmental Physiology, 190(4), 455–464. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00360-020-01283-4
Lodjak, J., & Verhulst, S. (2020). Insulin-like growth factor 1 of wild vertebrates in a life-history context. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 518, [110978]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mce.2020.110978
Bauch, C., Gatt, M. C., Granadeiro, J. P., Verhulst, S., & Catry, P. (2020). Sex-specific telomere length and dynamics in relation to age and reproductive success in Cory's shearwaters. Molecular Ecology, 29(7), 1344-1357. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15399
Martinez-Gonzalez, D., van Hasselt, S. J., Mekenkmap, G. -J., Vyssotski, A. L., Verhulst, S., Meerlo, P., & Rattenborg, N. C. (2020). Sleep in the European Jackdaw (Coloeus monedula). Journal of Sleep Research, 29, 234-234.
van Hasselt, S. J., Rusche, M., Vyssotski, A. L., Verhulst, S., Rattenborg, N. C., & Meerlo, P. (2020). Sleep time in the European starling is strongly affected by night length and moon phase. Current Biology, 30(9), 1664-1671.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.02.052
Bichet, C., Bouwhuis, S., Bauch, C., Verhulst, S., Becker, P. H., & Vedder, O. (2020). Telomere length is repeatable, shortens with age and reproductive success, and predicts remaining lifespan in a long-lived seabird. Molecular Ecology, 29(2), 429-441. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15331
van Hasselt, S. J., Rusche, M., Vyssotski, A. L., Verhulst, S., Rattenborg, N. C., & Meerlo, P. (2020). The European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) shows signs of NREM sleep homeostasis but has very little REM sleep and no REM sleep homeostasis. Sleep, 43(6), [311]. https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsz311

2019

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
Jimeno, B., Hau, M., Gomez-Diaz, E., & Verhulst, S. (2019). Developmental conditions modulate DNA methylation at the glucocorticoid receptor gene with cascading effects on expression and corticosterone levels in zebra finches. Scientific Reports, 9, [15869]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-52203-8
Eastwood, J. R., Hall, M. L., Teunissen, N., Kingma, S. A., Aranzamendi, N. H., Fan, M., Roast, M., Verhulst, S., & 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
Peters, A., Delhey, K., Nakagawa, S., Aulsebrook, A., & Verhulst, S. (2019). Immunosenescence in wild animals: Meta-analysis and outlook. Ecology Letters, 22(10), 1709-1722. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13343
Verhulst, S. (2019). Improving comparability between qPCR-based telomere studies. Molecular Ecology Resources. https://doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13114
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
Benetos, A., Verhulst, S., Labat, C., Lai, T-P., Girerd, N., Toupance, S., Zannad, F., Rossignol, P., & Aviv, A. (2019). Telomere length tracking in children and their parents: Implications for adult onset diseases. FASEB Journal, 33(12), 14248-14253. https://doi.org/10.1096/fj.201901275R
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

2018

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Benetos, A., Toupance, S., Gautier, S., Labat, C., Kimura, M., Rossi, P. M., Settembre, N., Hubert, J., Frimat, L., Bertrand, B., Boufi, M., Flecher, X., Sadoul, N., Eschwege, P., Kessler, M., Tzanetakou, I. P., Doulamis, I. P., Konstantopoulos, P., Tzani, A., ... 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
Sabharwal, S., Verhulst, S., Guirguis, G., Kark, J. D., Labat, C., Roche, N. E., Martimucci, K., Patel, K., Heller, D. S., Kimura, M., Chuang, D., Chuang, A., Benetos, A., & 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
Tricola, G. M., Atema, E., Boughton, R. K., Brown, J. L., Dearborn, D. C., Divoky, G., Eimes, J. A., Huntington, C. E., Kitaysky, A. S., Juola, F. A., Lank, D. B., Litwa, H. P., Mulder, E. G. A., Nisbet, I. C. T., Okanoya, K., Safran, R. J., Schoech, S. J., Schreiber, E. A., Thompson, P. M., ... 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
Ibanez-Alamo, J. D., Pineda-Pampliega, J., Thomson, R. L., Aguirre, J. I., Diez-Fernandez, A., Faivre, B., Figuerola, J., & Verhulst, S. (2018). Urban blackbirds have shorter telomeres. Biology Letters, 14(3), [20180083]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0083

2017

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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Verhulst, S. (2017). Telomeres and life historie: Where are we now and where are we going? Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57, E438-E438.
Steenstrup, T., Kark, J. D., Verhulst, S., Thinggaard, M., Hjelmborg, J. V. B., Dalgard, C., Kyvik, K. O., Christiansen, L., Mangino, M., Spector, T. D., Petersen, I., Kimura, M., Benetos, A., Labat, C., Sinnreich, R., Hwang, S-J., Levy, D., Hunt, S. C., Fitzpatrick, A. L., ... Aviv, A. (2017). Telomeres and the natural lifespan limit in humans. Aging-Us, 9(4), 1130-1142. https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.101216

2016

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
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.
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
Verhulst, S., Susser, E., Factor-Litvak, P. R., Simons, M., Benetos, A., Steenstrup, T., Kark, J. D., & 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
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
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

2015

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
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
Verhulst, S., Susser, E., Factor-Litvak, P. R., Simons, M. J. P., Benetos, A., Steenstrup, T., Kark, J. D., & 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
Bairlein, F., Fritz, J., Scope, A., Schwendenwein, I., Stanclova, G., van Dijk, G., Meijer, H. A. J., Verhulst, S., & 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
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
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
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
Dalgard, C., Benetos, A., Verhulst, S., Labat, C., Kark, J. D., Christensen, K., Kimura, M., Kyvik, K. O., & 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
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

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
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
Nussey, D. H., Baird, D., Barrett, E., Boner, W., Fairlie, J., Gemmell, N., Hartmann, N., Horn, T., Haussmann, M., Olsson, M., Turbill, C., Verhulst, S., Zahn, S., & 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
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
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
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
Benetos, A., Dalgard, C., Labat, C., Kark, J. D., Verhulst, S., Christensen, K., Kimura, M., Horvath, K., Kyvik, K. O., & 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

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
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
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
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
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).
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.
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
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., 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
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., 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

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., 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
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., 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., 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., 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
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
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
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
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
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

2011

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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
Verhulst, S. (2010). Obituary: Rudolf (Rudi) Herman Drent (1937–2008). Ibis, 152(3), 674-675.
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
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

2009

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
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
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
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., Ens, B. J., Oosterbeek, K., Brouwer, L., Verhulst, S., Tinbergen, J. M., Rutten, A. L., & de Jong, M. (2009). Oystercatchers’ bill shapes as a proxy for diet specialization: More differentiation than meets the eye. Ardea, 97(3), 335-347.
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
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

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
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
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

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

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
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., 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
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
Salomons, H. M., Mueller, W., Dijkstra, C., Eising, C. M., & 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
Rutten, A. L., 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
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
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.

2005

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
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
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.
Wiersma, P., Salomons, H. M., & 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

2004

Wiersma, P., Selman, C., Speakman, J. R., & Verhulst, S. (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
Hambly, C., Pinshow, B., Wiersma, P., Verhulst, S., Piertney, S. B., Harper, E. J., & 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., 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].
Verhulst, S., & Salomons, H. M. (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

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., Koks, B., Van de Pol, M., Rappoldt, C., Teunissen, W., & Verhulst, S. (2003). Wat veroorzaakt de huidige achteruitgang van scholeksters in Nederland? Limosa, 76, 34 - 38.

2001

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.
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

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, S. J., & Parmentier, H. K. (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. (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
Verhulst, S., & Maes, F. W. (1998). Scotopic vision in colour-blinds. Vision Research, 38(21), 3387 - 3390. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0042-6989(97)00339-8

1997

Verhulst, S., & Tinbergen, J. M. (1997). Clutch size and parental effort in the Great Tit Parus major. Ardea, 85(1), 111-126.
Sheldon, B., & Verhulst, S. (1997). Do all sexual signals trade off the same way? Reply from B.C. Sheldon and S. Verhulst. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 12(2), 68-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0169-5347(97)82681-X
Verhulst, S., & Wiersma, P. (1997). Is begging cheap? The Auk, 114(1), 134-134.
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
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, B. C., & 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., & 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
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

1995

Verhulst, S. (1995). Reproductive decisions in great tits: An optimality approach. s.n.
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

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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