Piersma, T., Olff, H., Govers, L., Crets - Fokkema, W., Reneerkens, J., Oudman, T., Geest ,van der, M., Goeij, de, P., Hooijmeijer, J., Bijleveld, A., Lok, T. & Duijns, S.


Project: ResearchNational collaboration


The Metawad project is a continuation of long-term demographic research of migrating shorebirds. In the project we aim to determine limiting factors for five characteristic species in the Dutch Waddensea. Knowledge of such limitations is crucial to develop sustainable management to maintain and improve biodiversity in the Waddensea.
Effective start/end date01/01/201231/12/2016

    Research areas

  • Migratory bird, Global flyway, Sanderling, Spoonbill, Red knot, Bar-tailed godwit, Brent goose, Dutch Wadden Sea, Banc d'Arguin, Mauretania, Yellow Sea, China
Related Publications
  1. De lepelaarpopulatie van de Wadden: Komt het einde van de groei in zicht?

    Lok, T., Overdijk, O., Horn, H. & Piersma, T. 2009 In : Limosa. 82, p. 149-157 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Grote aantallen Drieteenstrandlopers uit allerlei windstreken bij Griend, nazomer 2011

    Reneerkens, J., Loonstra, J., Spaans, B. & Piersma, T. 2012 In : Limosa. 85, p. 73-79 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Colony-breeding Eurasian Spoonbills in the Netherlands: Local limits to population growth with expansion into new areas

    Oudman, T., Goeij, P. D., Piersma, T. & Lok, T. 1-Oct-2017 In : Ardea. 105, 2, 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Brent geese in a meta-ecosystem: The ecology of migratory species at different scales

    Fokkema, W. 2017 [Groningen]: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. 148 p.

    Research output: ThesisThesis fully internal (DIV)

  5. Record numbers of Sanderlings on remote Wadden Sea island

    Penning, E., Bijleveld, A., Govers, L., Reneerkens, J. & ten Horn, J. 2-Aug-2017

    Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

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  1. TRACKS - Muzikale wetenschapsvoorstelling

    Piersma, T. (Invited speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  2. Bezoek Ministerie van EZ aan NIOZ: Waddenconnecties

    Piersma, T. (Invited speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  3. The Yellow Sea And Shorebirds: An Evening With Professor Theunis Piersma

    Piersma, T. (Invited speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

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Related Press / Media
  1. Metawad Seminar 'Bird Senses of Places' opent Oerol

    Theunis Piersma, Laura Govers & Thomas Oudman


    9 items of media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

  2. Knooppunt Waddenzee

    Theunis Piersma


    1 media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

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