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Research interests

I am research assistant associated with the groups of Irene Tieleman, Jan Komdeur and Hannah Dugdale.

I defended my PhD thesis with the title “Physiology in a life history perspective: stonechats’ adaptations to different environments” in February 2012 at Groningen University.

Currently my main focusses are coordinating and assisting fieldwork, eco-immunological labwork and giving statistical assistance to MSC and PhD students. I also teach in the BSc course (Systems Ecology and) Ecological Interactions, and the MSc course Molecular Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Publications

Individual responses to capture are not predicted by among-individual risk-taking in response to predation threat

The delayed effect of climatic conditions on pre-fledging nestling haematocrit in a suboscine species in Patagonia

Competition as a driver of eco-evolutionary dynamics: Linking individual aggression and environmental quality to reproductive performance - A project plan

Effects of manipulated food availability and seasonality on innate immune function in a passerine

Gut microbiota of homing pigeons shows summer-winter variation under constant diet indicating a substantial effect of temperature

Gut microbiota of homing pigeons shows summer-winter variation under constant diet indicating a substantial effect of temperature

Gut microbiota of homing pigeons shows summer–winter variation under constant diet indicating a substantial effect of temperature

Intruder sex and breeding stage influence territorial aggressiveness: But only in male not female blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus)

Is risk-taking behaviour consistent throughout different threats?: Measuring among-individual variation in a population of blue tits

Olfactory kin discrimination in begging blue tit nestlings?

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Press/media

Roodkapleeuweriken in Kenia - Vogelstudie met een sociaal randje