prof. dr. ir. C. (Christiaan) Both

Associate professor

prof. dr. ir. C. (Christiaan) Both
E-mail:
c.both rug.nl

Research

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Research interests

I am interested in how organisms adapt to large-scale environmental change. Almost any species in the world is experiencing radical changes in its environment, due to human induced direct habitat changes, or more indirect changes like climate change. If organisms do not adjust to these changes, they likely will decline. My research seeks to understand the capacities and constraints in adaptation, with a clear focus on long-distance migratory birds. Their annual cycles are tuned to seasonal changes across different habitats, and these habitats vary often in the pace of change. In Africa, humans change habitats directly, whereas at the European breeding grounds climate change is altering trophic interactions. How can these species persist? More broadly, I am also interested in how the speed of adaptation varies between species within the same food-web, and how this affects the functioning of ecosystems.

Publications
  1. Een vergelijking van plaatstrouw en overleving van Bonte Vliegenvangers in het overwinterings- en broedgebied.

    Both, C., Ouwehand, J. & Bil, W., 3-Dec-2019, In : Limosa. 92, 3, p. 184-191 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

  2. Hoe vergaat het onze langeafstandtrekkers die in Afrika overwinteren?

    Both, C. & Klaassen, R., 4-Dec-2019, In : Limosa. 92, 3, p. 138-153 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

  3. Ardea: Preface

    Both, C. & Piersma, T., 1-Jan-2002, In : Ardea. 90, 3, p. 351-353 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. Adverse wind conditions during northward Sahara crossings increase the in-flight mortality of Black-tailed Godwits

    Loonstra, A. H. J., Verhoeven, M. A., Senner, N. R., Both, C. & Piersma, T., Dec-2019, In : Ecology Letters. 22, 12

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  5. Habitat selection can reduce effects of extreme climatic events in a long-lived shorebird

    Bailey, L. D., Ens, B. J., Both, C., Heg, D., Oosterbeek, K. & van de Pol, M., Oct-2019, In : Journal of Animal Ecology. 88, 10, p. 1474-1485 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Prizes
  1. Evolutionary causes and consequences of dispersal syndromes: An experimental approach

    C Both (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitivelyAcademic

  2. Dispersing to northern breeding areas as adaptation to climate change in migrant birds

    C Both (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitivelyAcademic

  3. Gratama Foundation Grant

    Christiaan Both (Recipient) & Maurine Dietz (Recipient), 1-Jun-2016

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitivelyAcademic

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Activities
  1. Onverwachte aanpassingen in broedgedrag als reactie op klimaatsverandering

    C Both (Speaker)
    1-Dec-2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationPopular

  2. Hosting Flightcatchers blog

    Christiaan Both (Advisor), Janne Ouwehand (Advisor)
    28-Feb-2018 → …

    Activity: ConsultancyOutreachProfessional

  3. Hosting Pied Flycatcher blog and live stream

    Richard Ubels (Advisor), Christiaan Both (Advisor)
    1-Apr-2019 → …

    Activity: ConsultancyOutreachProfessional

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Press / Media
  1. Vogels Dwingelderveld langere vleugels door klimaatverandering

    C Both

    05/12/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert CommentPopular

  2. Klimaatverandering lijkt van invloed op interne klok bonte vliegenvanger

    Barbara Helm & Christiaan Both

    24/10/201904/11/2019

    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: ResearchAcademic

  3. ‘Insecticiden medeverantwoordelijk voor afname zangvogels’

    C Both & Theunis Piersma

    12/09/201920/09/2019

    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert CommentPopular

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