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High-altitude shorebird migration in the absence of topographical barriers: avoiding high air temperatures and searching for profitable winds.

Senner NR, Stager M, Verhoeven MA, Cheviron ZA, Piersma T, Bouten W.

Proc Biol Sci. 2018 Jun 27;285(1881). pii: 20180569. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0569.


Generational shift in spring staging site use by a long-distance migratory bird.

Verhoeven MA, Loonstra AHJ, Hooijmeijer JCEW, Masero JA, Piersma T, Senner NR.

Biol Lett. 2018 Feb;14(2). pii: 20170663. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2017.0663.


Marine biorhythms: bridging chronobiology and ecology.

Bulla M, Oudman T, Bijleveld AI, Piersma T, Kyriacou CP.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2017 Nov 19;372(1734). pii: 20160253. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0253.


Two sides of a coin: ecological and chronobiological perspectives of timing in the wild.

Helm B, Visser ME, Schwartz W, Kronfeld-Schor N, Gerkema M, Piersma T, Bloch G.

Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2017 Nov 19;372(1734). pii: 20160246. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0246. Review.


Wetland salinity induces sex-dependent carry-over effects on the individual performance of a long-distance migrant.

Masero JA, Abad-Gómez JM, Gutiérrez JS, Santiago-Quesada F, Senner NR, Sánchez-Guzmán JM, Piersma T, Schroeder J, Amat JA, Villegas A.

Sci Rep. 2017 Jul 31;7(1):6867. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-07258-w.


Effects of food abundance and early clutch predation on reproductive timing in a high Arctic shorebird exposed to advancements in arthropod abundance.

Reneerkens J, Schmidt NM, Gilg O, Hansen J, Hansen LH, Moreau J, Piersma T.

Ecol Evol. 2016 Sep 23;6(20):7375-7386. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2361. eCollection 2016 Oct.


Individual, contextual and network characteristics of blood donors and non-donors: a systematic review of recent literature.

Piersma TW, Bekkers R, Klinkenberg EF, De Kort WLAM, Merz EM.

Blood Transfus. 2017 Sep;15(5):382-397. doi: 10.2450/2017.0064-17. Epub 2017 Jun 13. Review.


An age-dependent fitness cost of migration? Old trans-Saharan migrating spoonbills breed later than those staying in Europe, and late breeders have lower recruitment.

Lok T, Veldhoen L, Overdijk O, Tinbergen JM, Piersma T.

J Anim Ecol. 2017 Sep;86(5):998-1009. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12706. Epub 2017 Jul 3.


The performing animal: causes and consequences of body remodeling and metabolic adjustments in red knots facing contrasting thermal environments.

Vézina F, Gerson AR, Guglielmo CG, Piersma T.

Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2017 Aug 1;313(2):R120-R131. doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00453.2016. Epub 2017 Apr 24.


Does wintering north or south of the Sahara correlate with timing and breeding performance in black-tailed godwits?

Kentie R, Marquez-Ferrando R, Figuerola J, Gangoso L, Hooijmeijer JCEW, Loonstra AHJ, Robin F, Sarasa M, Senner N, Valkema H, Verhoeven MA, Piersma T.

Ecol Evol. 2017 Mar 21;7(8):2812-2820. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2879. eCollection 2017 Apr.


Benthic primary producers are key to sustain the Wadden Sea food web: stable carbon isotope analysis at landscape scale.

Christianen MJA, Middelburg JJ, Holthuijsen SJ, Jouta J, Compton TJ, van der Heide T, Piersma T, Sinninghe Damsté JS, van der Veer HW, Schouten S, Olff H.

Ecology. 2017 Jun;98(6):1498-1512. doi: 10.1002/ecy.1837.


Unexpected diversity in socially synchronized rhythms of shorebirds.

Bulla M, Valcu M, Dokter AM, Dondua AG, Kosztolányi A, Rutten AL, Helm B, Sandercock BK, Casler B, Ens BJ, Spiegel CS, Hassell CJ, Küpper C, Minton C, Burgas D, Lank DB, Payer DC, Loktionov EY, Nol E, Kwon E, Smith F, Gates HR, Vitnerová H, Prüter H, Johnson JA, St Clair JJ, Lamarre JF, Rausch J, Reneerkens J, Conklin JR, Burger J, Liebezeit J, Bêty J, Coleman JT, Figuerola J, Hooijmeijer JC, Alves JA, Smith JA, Weidinger K, Koivula K, Gosbell K, Exo KM, Niles L, Koloski L, McKinnon L, Praus L, Klaassen M, Giroux MA, Sládeček M, Boldenow ML, Goldstein MI, Šálek M, Senner N, Rönkä N, Lecomte N, Gilg O, Vincze O, Johnson OW, Smith PA, Woodard PF, Tomkovich PS, Battley PF, Bentzen R, Lanctot RB, Porter R, Saalfeld ST, Freeman S, Brown SC, Yezerinac S, Székely T, Montalvo T, Piersma T, Loverti V, Pakanen VM, Tijsen W, Kempenaers B.

Nature. 2016 Dec 1;540(7631):109-113. doi: 10.1038/nature20563. Epub 2016 Nov 23.


Bridging physics and biology: Reply to comments on "Phase separation driven by density-dependent movement: A novel mechanism for ecological patterns".

Liu QX, Rietkerk M, Herman PM, Piersma T, Fryxell JM, van de Koppel J.

Phys Life Rev. 2016 Dec;19:142-146. doi: 10.1016/j.plrev.2016.11.006. Epub 2016 Nov 16. No abstract available.


Phase separation driven by density-dependent movement: A novel mechanism for ecological patterns.

Liu QX, Rietkerk M, Herman PM, Piersma T, Fryxell JM, van de Koppel J.

Phys Life Rev. 2016 Dec;19:107-121. doi: 10.1016/j.plrev.2016.07.009. Epub 2016 Jul 16. Review.


Seasonal Time Keeping in a Long-Distance Migrating Shorebird.

Karagicheva J, Rakhimberdiev E, Dekinga A, Brugge M, Koolhaas A, Ten Horn J, Piersma T.

J Biol Rhythms. 2016 Oct;31(5):509-21. doi: 10.1177/0748730416655929. Epub 2016 Jul 27.


Diet preferences as the cause of individual differences rather than the consequence.

Oudman T, Bijleveld AI, Kavelaars MM, Dekinga A, Cluderay J, Piersma T, van Gils JA.

J Anim Ecol. 2016 Sep;85(5):1378-88. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12549. Epub 2016 Jun 16.


Body shrinkage due to Arctic warming reduces red knot fitness in tropical wintering range.

van Gils JA, Lisovski S, Lok T, Meissner W, Ożarowska A, de Fouw J, Rakhimberdiev E, Soloviev MY, Piersma T, Klaassen M.

Science. 2016 May 13;352(6287):819-21. doi: 10.1126/science.aad6351.


Understanding spatial distributions: negative density-dependence in prey causes predators to trade-off prey quantity with quality.

Bijleveld AI, MacCurdy RB, Chan YC, Penning E, Gabrielson RM, Cluderay J, Spaulding EL, Dekinga A, Holthuijsen S, ten Horn J, Brugge M, van Gils JA, Winkler DW, Piersma T.

Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Apr 13;283(1828). pii: 20151557. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1557.


Drought, Mutualism Breakdown, and Landscape-Scale Degradation of Seagrass Beds.

de Fouw J, Govers LL, van de Koppel J, van Belzen J, Dorigo W, Sidi Cheikh MA, Christianen MJ, van der Reijden KJ, van der Geest M, Piersma T, Smolders AJ, Olff H, Lamers LP, van Gils JA, van der Heide T.

Curr Biol. 2016 Apr 25;26(8):1051-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.02.023. Epub 2016 Mar 10.


How habitat-modifying organisms structure the food web of two coastal ecosystems.

van der Zee EM, Angelini C, Govers LL, Christianen MJ, Altieri AH, van der Reijden KJ, Silliman BR, van de Koppel J, van der Geest M, van Gils JA, van der Veer HW, Piersma T, de Ruiter PC, Olff H, van der Heide T.

Proc Biol Sci. 2016 Mar 16;283(1826):20152326. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2326.


A supergene determines highly divergent male reproductive morphs in the ruff.

Küpper C, Stocks M, Risse JE, Dos Remedios N, Farrell LL, McRae SB, Morgan TC, Karlionova N, Pinchuk P, Verkuil YI, Kitaysky AS, Wingfield JC, Piersma T, Zeng K, Slate J, Blaxter M, Lank DB, Burke T.

Nat Genet. 2016 Jan;48(1):79-83. doi: 10.1038/ng.3443. Epub 2015 Nov 16.


Phenotype-limited distributions: short-billed birds move away during times that prey bury deeply.

Duijns S, van Gils JA, Smart J, Piersma T.

R Soc Open Sci. 2015 Jun 17;2(6):150073. doi: 10.1098/rsos.150073. eCollection 2015 Jun.


A hidden Markov model for reconstructing animal paths from solar geolocation loggers using templates for light intensity.

Rakhimberdiev E, Winkler DW, Bridge E, Seavy NE, Sheldon D, Piersma T, Saveliev A.

Mov Ecol. 2015 Oct 15;3:25. doi: 10.1186/s40462-015-0062-5. eCollection 2015.


Natural selection by pulsed predation: survival of the thickest.

Bijleveld AI, Twietmeyer S, Piechocki J, van Gils JA, Piersma T.

Ecology. 2015 Jul;96(7):1943-56.


An ontogenetic perspective on individual differences.

Senner NR, Conklin JR, Piersma T.

Proc Biol Sci. 2015 Sep 7;282(1814). pii: 20151050. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1050. Review.


Prey type and foraging ecology of Sanderlings Calidris alba in different climate zones: are tropical areas more favourable than temperate sites?

Grond K, Ntiamoa-Baidu Y, Piersma T, Reneerkens J.

PeerJ. 2015 Aug 11;3:e1125. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1125. eCollection 2015.


When Siberia came to the Netherlands: the response of continental black-tailed godwits to a rare spring weather event.

Senner NR, Verhoeven MA, Abad-Gómez JM, Gutiérrez JS, Hooijmeijer JC, Kentie R, Masero JA, Tibbitts TL, Piersma T.

J Anim Ecol. 2015 Sep;84(5):1164-76. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12381. Epub 2015 May 29.


How salinity and temperature combine to affect physiological state and performance in red knots with contrasting non-breeding environments.

Gutiérrez JS, Soriano-Redondo A, Dekinga A, Villegas A, Masero JA, Piersma T.

Oecologia. 2015 Aug;178(4):1077-91. doi: 10.1007/s00442-015-3308-4. Epub 2015 Apr 9.


Ways to be different: foraging adaptations that facilitate higher intake rates in a northerly wintering shorebird compared with a low-latitude conspecific.

Ruthrauff DR, Dekinga A, Gill RE Jr, van Gils JA, Piersma T.

J Exp Biol. 2015 Apr 15;218(Pt 8):1188-97. doi: 10.1242/jeb.108894. Epub 2015 Feb 24.


The cost of migration: spoonbills suffer higher mortality during trans-Saharan spring migrations only.

Lok T, Overdijk O, Piersma T.

Biol Lett. 2015 Jan;11(1):20140944. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0944.


Optimizing acceleration-based ethograms: the use of variable-time versus fixed-time segmentation.

Bom RA, Bouten W, Piersma T, Oosterbeek K, van Gils JA.

Mov Ecol. 2014 Mar 28;2(1):6. doi: 10.1186/2051-3933-2-6. eCollection 2014.


Sex-specific winter distribution in a sexually dimorphic shorebird is explained by resource partitioning.

Duijns S, van Gils JA, Spaans B, Ten Horn J, Brugge M, Piersma T.

Ecol Evol. 2014 Oct;4(20):4009-18. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1213. Epub 2014 Oct 2.


Genetic variation in nuclear and mitochondrial markers supports a large sex difference in lifetime reproductive skew in a lekking species.

Verkuil YI, Juillet C, Lank DB, Widemo F, Piersma T.

Ecol Evol. 2014 Sep;4(18):3626-32. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1188. Epub 2014 Sep 3.


Rethinking China's new great wall.

Ma Z, Melville DS, Liu J, Chen Y, Yang H, Ren W, Zhang Z, Piersma T, Li B.

Science. 2014 Nov 21;346(6212):912-4. doi: 10.1126/science.1257258. No abstract available.


Field measurements give biased estimates of functional response parameters, but help explain foraging distributions.

Duijns S, Knot IE, Piersma T, van Gils JA.

J Anim Ecol. 2015 Mar;84(2):565-75. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12309. Epub 2014 Nov 19.


Moving on with foraging theory: incorporating movement decisions into the functional response of a gregarious shorebird.

van Gils JA, van der Geest M, De Meulenaer B, Gillis H, Piersma T, Folmer EO.

J Anim Ecol. 2015 Mar;84(2):554-64. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12301. Epub 2014 Oct 31.


Benefits of foraging in small groups: An experimental study on public information use in red knots Calidris canutus.

Bijleveld AI, van Gils JA, Jouta J, Piersma T.

Behav Processes. 2015 Aug;117:74-81. doi: 10.1016/j.beproc.2014.09.003. Epub 2014 Sep 11.


Digestive capacity and toxicity cause mixed diets in red knots that maximize energy intake rate.

Oudman T, Onrust J, de Fouw J, Spaans B, Piersma T, van Gils JA.

Am Nat. 2014 May;183(5):650-9. doi: 10.1086/675759. Epub 2014 Mar 31.


Personality drives physiological adjustments and is not related to survival.

Bijleveld AI, Massourakis G, van der Marel A, Dekinga A, Spaans B, van Gils JA, Piersma T.

Proc Biol Sci. 2014 Mar 26;281(1783):20133135. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.3135. Print 2014 May 22.


Patterns in nuclear and mitochondrial DNA reveal historical and recent isolation in the Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa).

Trimbos KB, Doorenweerd C, Kraaijeveld K, Musters CJ, Groen NM, de Knijff P, Piersma T, de Snoo GR.

PLoS One. 2014 Jan 9;9(1):e83949. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083949. eCollection 2014.


Seasonal variation in density dependence in age-specific survival of a long-distance migrant.

Lok T, Overdijk O, Tinbergen JM, Piersma T.

Ecology. 2013 Oct;94(10):2358-69.


A dominant allele controls development into female mimic male and diminutive female ruffs.

Lank DB, Farrell LL, Burke T, Piersma T, McRae SB.

Biol Lett. 2013 Nov 6;9(6):20130653. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2013.0653. Print 2013.


Economic design in a long-distance migrating molluscivore: how fast-fuelling red knots in Bohai Bay, China, get away with small gizzards.

Yang HY, Chen B, Ma ZJ, Hua N, van Gils JA, Zhang ZW, Piersma T.

J Exp Biol. 2013 Oct 1;216(Pt 19):3627-36. doi: 10.1242/jeb.083576.


Toxin constraint explains diet choice, survival and population dynamics in a molluscivore shorebird.

van Gils JA, van der Geest M, Leyrer J, Oudman T, Lok T, Onrust J, de Fouw J, van der Heide T, van den Hout PJ, Spaans B, Dekinga A, Brugge M, Piersma T.

Proc Biol Sci. 2013 Jun 5;280(1763):20130861. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2013.0861. Print 2013 Jul 22.


Cross-habitat interactions among bivalve species control community structure on intertidal flats.

Donadi S, van der Heide T, van der Zee EM, Eklöf JS, van de Koppel J, Weerman EJ, Piersma T, Olff H, Eriksson BK.

Ecology. 2013 Feb;94(2):489-98.


Unusual patterns in ¹⁵N blood values after a diet switch in red knot shorebirds.

Dietz MW, Piersma T, Dekinga A, Korthals H, Klaassen M.

Isotopes Environ Health Stud. 2013 Jun;49(2):283-92. doi: 10.1080/10256016.2013.776045. Epub 2013 May 8.


Three-phase fuel deposition in a long-distance migrant, the red knot (Calidris canutus piersmai), before the flight to high Arctic breeding grounds.

Hua N, Piersma T, Ma Z.

PLoS One. 2013 Apr 30;8(4):e62551. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062551. Print 2013.


Migration tendency delays distributional response to differential survival prospects along a flyway.

Lok T, Overdijk O, Piersma T.

Am Nat. 2013 Apr;181(4):520-31. doi: 10.1086/669679. Epub 2013 Feb 21.


Hidden haemosporidian infections in Ruffs (Philomachus pugnax) staging in Northwest Europe en route from Africa to Arctic Europe.

Mendes L, Pardal S, Morais J, Antunes S, Ramos JA, Perez-Tris J, Piersma T.

Parasitol Res. 2013 May;112(5):2037-43. doi: 10.1007/s00436-013-3362-y. Epub 2013 Mar 3.


When the seasons don't fit: speedy molt as a routine carry-over cost of reproduction.

Dietz MW, Rogers KG, Piersma T.

PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e53890. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0053890. Epub 2013 Jan 17.

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