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Rosyta (Rosy) Andriana

R. (Rosy) Andriana

Supervisors: Klemens Eriksson (GREEN), Joana Falcao Salles (GREEN), Birte Matthiessen (GEOMAR, Kiel)

Biological control of sediment stability on tidal flats


H. Yacine Ben Chehida

H. Yacine Ben Chehida

Supervisors: Per Palsbøll (GREEN), Michael Fontaine (GREEN)


Ecology and evolution of harbour porpoises and related species


R.J.C. (Richèl) Bilderbeek

R.J.C. (Richèl) Bilderbeek

Supervisors: Rampal Etienne (TRÊS), Alex Pigot (TRÊS)


On the origin of species assemblages - Theory


Jasper Bosman

Jasper Bosman

Supervisor: Martha Merrow (NeuBio)


Systems biology of the yeast circadian clock


Obe H. Brandsma

Obe H. Brandsma

Supervisors: Theunis Piersma (ConsEco)




Koen C.A. Bröker

Koen C.A. Bröker

Supervisors: Per Palsbøll (GREEN), Kees Camphuysen (NIOZ)

Monitoring and mitigation impacts of hydrocarbon exploration activities on marine mammal populations


J.J. (Jojanneke) Bruintjes

J.J. (Jojanneke) Bruintjes

Supervisors: Rob Henning (UMCG), Eddy van der Zee (NeuBio)

The protective role of CBS in the brain


Michela Busana

Michela Busana

Supervisors: Jan Komdeur (BPE), Terry Burke (University of Sheffield), David Richardson (University of East Anglia)

Causes and consequences of variation in dispersal behaviour


Y.C. (Ginny) Chan

Y.C. (Ginny) Chan

Supervisors: Theunis Piersma (ConsEco), Christiaan Both (ConsEco)

Migration ecology of shorebird species in the East-Asian Australasian flyway


Fangying Chen

Fangying Chen

Supervisors: Leo Beukeboom (EGDB), Louis van de Zande (EGDB)


How a reproductive parasite turns its host asexual


Inger K. de Jonge

Inger K. de Jonge

Supervisors: Han Olff (ConsEco), Matty Berg (ConsEco/VU Amsterdam)

The role of wildlife in improving the resilience of village lands


David M. Ekkers

David M. Ekkers

Supervisors: Franjo Weissing (TRÊS), Sander van Doorn (TRÊS), Oscar Kuipers (GBB)

Experimental evolution of bacterial populations


Tiziana P. Gobbin

Tiziana P. Gobbin

Supervisors: Ton Groothuis (EGDB), Martine Maan (EGDB), Ole Seehausen (University of Bern)

The role of parasites in host speciation - Testing for parasite-mediated divergent selection at different stages of speciation in cichlid fish


Danielle J. Houwing

Danielle J. Houwing

Supervisors: Martien Kas (NeuBio), Jocelien Olivier (NeuBio), Sietse de Boer (NeuBio)

Antenatal depression and antidepressant use during pregnancy


Elena F. Kappers

Elena F. Kappers

Supervisors: Christiaan Both (ConsEco), Bart Kempenaers (MPIO, Seewiesen)

The evolutionary ecology of polymorphisms - Do buzzard colour polymorphisms vary in space and time?


Lise M. Klunder

Lise M. Klunder

Supervisors: Per Palsbøll (GREEN), Henk van der Veer (NIOZ)

Anthropogenic effects on (macro)benthic diversity from shore to deep-sea assessed by metabarcoding and traditional taxonomy


Eva M.A. Kok

Eva M.A. Kok

Supervisors: Theunis Piersma (ConsEco), Jan van Gils (NIOZ)

The development of (nonbreeding) habitat selection in the Red Knot


Elizabeth C. (Elske) Koppenaal

E.C. (Elske) Koppenaal

Supervisors: Han Olff (ConsEco), Stijn Temmerman (University of Antwerp), Han van Dobben (WUR)

Effects of soil subsidence following gas extraction on Ameland related to autonomous dynamics in the Wadden Sea


Giovanni Laudanno

Giovanni Laudanno

Supervisors: Rampal Etienne (TRÊS), Bart Haegeman (CNRS, France)


On the origin of species assemblages - Theory development


Kelley Leung

Kelley Leung

Supervisors: Leo Beukeboom (EGDB), Louis van de Zande (EGDB)

Genomic basis of life history traits and reproductive potential in selected and polyploid strains of Nasonia vitripennis


Renske Lok

Renske Lok

Supervisors: Domien Beersma (NeuBio), Roelof Hut (NeuBio)

ENERGY4ALL - Optimizing light characteristics to boost alertness at all ages


A.H. Jelle Loonstra

A.H. Jelle Loonstra

Supervisors: Theunis Piersma (ConsEco), Christiaan Both (ConsEco)

Individual migratory strategies - How early-life experiences shape migratory strategies


Long Ma

Long Ma

Supervisors: Jan Komdeur (BPE), Sjouke Kingma (BPE/TRÊS)

The chemical communication and behavior of communal breeding in the burying beetle (Nicrophorus vespilloides)


Reinaldo S. Marfull Castro

Reinaldo S. Marfull Castro

Supervisors: Jan Komdeur (BPE), Franjo Weissing (TRÊS)

Begging responses in a social and environmental context in blue tits


Robin Mills

Robin Mills

Supervisors: Charlotte Hemelrijk (TRÊS), Graham Taylor (University of Oxford)

Optimisation of navigation for intercepting prey during aerial hunting by birds


Xenia Moreira Lopes

Xenia Moreira Lopes

Supervisors: Per Palsbøll (GREEN), Martine Bérubé (GREEN), Jooke Robbins (CCS, Provincetown)

Timing and genomic fingerprints of marine mammal adaptations to polar climates


Stefany Moreno Gamez

Stefany Moreno Gamez

Supervisors: Franjo Weissing (TRÊS), Sander van Doorn (TRÊS), Martin Ackermann (ETH,Zurich)

Mechanism and function of phenotypic heterogeneity in populations of bacteria


Deepika B. Patel

Deepika B. Patel

Supervisors: Martien Kas (NeuBio), Bauke Buwalda (NeuBio), Sumantra Chattarji (NCBS Bangalore, India)

Structure and neuroplasticity of the social brain


Hebo Peng

Hebo Peng

Supervisors: Theunis Piersma (Conseco), Jan van Gils (NIOZ), Zhijun Ma (Fudan University, Shanghai)

The food distribution and habitat use of migratory shorebirds in a threatened staging area


Dharmendrakumar H. Prajapati

Dharmendrakumar H. Prajapati

Supervisors: Theo Elzenga (GREEN), Luit de Kok (GREEN)

Whole plant regulation of sulfate uptake by Brassica - An integrated physiologyical and molecular approach


Jelena Prodic

Jelena Prodic

Supervisors: Leo Beukeboom (EGDB), Louis van de Zande (EGDB)

Genetic basis of cyclical life-history and behavioural traits in Nasonia


Nur Qomariyah

Nur Qomariyah

Supervisors: Gertjan van Dijk (NeuBio), Anton Scheurink (NeuBio)

Anti-diabetic effects of Sansevieria leaves based on endocrine, behavioural and immunohistochemical techniques in the rat


Anouschka S. Ramsteijn

Anouschka S. Ramsteijn

Supervisors: Gertjan van Dijk (NeuBio), Jocelien Olivier (NeuBio), Sietse de Boer (NeuBio)

More good than harm? - Antenatal depression and antidepressant use during pregnancy


J. (Sjaak) Riede

J. (Sjaak) Riede

Supervisors: Gertjan van Dijk (NeuBio), Roelof Hut (NeuBio)

Neuronal mechanisms of adaptive circadian regulation of sleep and energy homeostasis


Vania E. Rivera León

Vania E. Rivera León

Supervisors: Per Palsbøll (GREEN), Martine Bérubé (GREEN), Jooke Robbins (CCS, Provincetown)

Evolution of seasonal philopatry in the marine realm


Peter Roemers

Peter Roemers

Supervisors: Eddy van der Zee (NeuBio), Peter De Deyn (UMCG), Marieke van Heuvelen (UMCG)

Inactivity and specific activity in ApoE4 mice


Maria Rusche

Maria Rusche

Supervisors: Simon Verhulst (BPE), Peter Meerlo (NeuBio), Niels Rattenborg (MPIO, Seewiesen)

Plasticity of avian sleep


Jan Scholte

Jan Scholte

Supervisor: Anton Scheurink (NeuBio)


Gut factors in feeding and satiety


Mohamed A. Sidi Cheikh

Mohammed A. Sidi Cheikh

Supervisor: Han Olff (ConsEco)

Historical, annual and seasonal dynamics of seagrass meadows at Banc d'Arguin


Jan Spoelder

Jan Spoelder

Supervisors: Theo Elzenga (GREEN), Dick van Elsas (GREEN)


Endophytes in potato tubers


Kata Tóth

Kata Tóth

Supervisors: Eddy van der Zee (NeuBio), Regien Schoemaker (NeuBio/UMCG), Csaba Nyakas (University of Physical Education, Hungary)

Neuroimmune bases of depression and cognitive decline after myocardial infarction


Jildou van der Woude

Jildou van der Woude

Supervisors: Jan Komdeur (BPE), Joost Tinbergen (ConsEco), David Richardson (University of East Anglia)

Demographic parameters, life-histories and physiological correlates in the Seychelles warbler


Jurjan P. van der Zee

Jurjan P. van der Zee

Supervisors: Per Palsbøll (GREEN), Rampal Etienne (TRÊS)

Ecology, evolution and conservation of green and hawksbill sea turtles in the Dutch Caribbean


Roeland C. van de Vijsel

Roeland C. van de Vijsel

Supervisors: Johan van de Koppel (ConsEco/NIOZ), Tjeerd Bouma (ConsEco/NIOZ)

Developing an indicator system for estuarine ecosystem transition based on spatial patterns


H. Pieter J. van Veelen

H. Pieter J. van Veelen

Supervisors: Irene Tieleman (BPE), Joana Falcao Salles (GREEN)

Effects of environmental microbial diversity and pathogenic pressure on immune investment in birds


M.A. (Mo) Verhoeven

M.A. (Mo) Verhoeven

Supervisors: Theunis Piersma (ConsEco), Christiaan Both (ConsEco)

Variation in migration - What is the role of ecological context during ontogeny?


Hongyan (Nicky) Yang

H. (Nicky) Yang

Supervisor: Theunis Piersma (ConsEco)

Red Knots (Calidris cannutus) in Northern Bohai Bay, Yellow Sea during northward migration


Qingtian Zhao

Qingtian Zhao

Supervisors: Jan Komdeur (BPE), Xin Lu (Wuhan University)

A test of the adaptive benefits of cooperatively breeding ground tits


B. (Drew) Zhu

B. (Drew) Zhu

Supervisors: Theunis Piersma (ConsEco), Z. Zhang (China)


Migration ecology of the Black-tailed Godwit in Asia


Nele Zickert

Nele Zickert

Supervisors: Ton Groothuis (EGDB)


The function of lateralization


Yuan Zou

Yuan Zou

Supervisors: Leo Beukeboom (EGDB), Louis van de Zande (EGDB)

Genomics of sex determination and reproduction in the parasitoids Nasonia and Asobara


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