Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Phone number
+31 (0)222 36 9578
Location
Texel
Function
Senior Scientist
Expertise
  • Animal Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution
  • Movement Ecology, Animal Personality, Spatial Ecology, Social Behaviour
  • Habitat Use, Optimal Foraging, Trophic Interactions, Social Information Use
  • Animal Tracking, Experimental Design
  • Wadden Sea

Dr. Allert Bijleveld

Senior Scientist

'Tracking animal movement in a changing and dynamic environment'

Behavioural ecologist Allert Bijleveld studies how animals adapt to the changing and dynamic tidal environment of the Wadden Sea. He is particularly interested in animal movement and spatial distributions. ‘Where do birds and fish go, and where do they find their food? How do birds adapt to sea level rise and land subsidence due to gas or salt extraction when intertidal mudflats become inaccesible for finding food? How long do fish stay in the Wadden Sea while migrating from lake IJssel to the English Channel? What are hotspots for biodiversity of worms, shellfish and shrimp living in and on the intertidal mudflats? The answers to questions like these will tell us what areas are crucial and what animals will get into trouble due to human activities, such as mining, fishing, and climate change.’

Ideal model

‘One of my study species are Red Knots. These are shorebirds that breed in the Arctic and winter in Europe and Africa. Because we have studied them for so long, they have now become an ideal model system that can also help us understand other animals, even fish. The interaction between an animal and its environment is, by definition, complex, and so it is good to work with a species that we already know a lot about. Red Knots feed on shellfish, such as small cockles and Balthic tellins, that they swallow whole and crush in their muscular gizzard. If there is one thing that we have learned in these years, it is the intricate relationship between Red Knots and their food. When less food is available, for instance due to shell fisheries or land subsidence, shorebirds will disappear. In the past decades, we have seen that the numbers of Red Knots in this part of the world - the so-called flyway population – have not changed. Red Knots that had settled in the Dutch Wadden Sea could so-far – thankfully – find an alternative elsewhere.'

Baseline

To know how animals adapt to a changing world, you also need to know how they would normally behave in a steady environment. And this is almost a contradiction: the Wadden Sea is dynamic and per definition not steady. Moreover, we have learned that, even within species, there are huge differences between individuals. Some individuals are very cautious, and other fly huge distances per tide in search of food.
‘My research is mainly driven by an intrinsic fascination for the dynamic Wadden Sea. I am convinced that if one persists with that fundamental, curiosity-driven research for long enough, then practical applications will always emerge. For example, already Red Knots teach us about how nature responds to the changes that we cause in their world.’

More information about the work of Allert Bijleveld can be found here.

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Interests

Research interests

I am a behavioural ecologist focussed on studying consistent individual differences (animal personality), social behaviour, and trophic interactions in coastal ecosystems. Particularly, I am interested in studying how different phenotypes interact with the environment to shape movement, spatial distributions and fitness. In my studies, I combine experiments, modelling, field observations, and the latest tracking technologies. I have mainly studied marine macrozoobenthos and birds, but I will expand my research to include fish.

If you are interested in a project or a collaboration with me, please feel free to send me an e-mail or contact me on Twitter @AllertBijleveld.

Functions

Functions

2017 - present: Tenure-track scientist at NIOZ

2016 - 2017: Visiting academic at the University of Oxford

2015 - 2017: Post-doctoral researcher at NIOZ

2007-2009: Project-researcher at NIOZ

2003-2007: Teaching assistent at the University of Amsterdam

Publications

Publications

Please find my list of publications at the bottom of this webpage or on GoogleScholar. You can download all my publications on ResearchGate.

Education

Professional education

2009-2015: PhD - Untying the knot: Mechanistically understanding the interactions between social foragers and their prey. NIOZ / University of Groningen (cum laude)

2007: MSc Ecology & Evolution, University of Amsterdam with a specialization in Animal Ecology (cum laude)

2006: BSc General Biology, University of Amsterdam

Awards

Awards and Prizes

2015: Wadden Academy Prize for best PhD thesis in the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 (5 k€)

Other

Research video's

Do Red Knots use each other to find their hidden food?
The video below shows an experiment that we designed to answer this question. In the Experimental Shorebird Facility we constructed two patches and burried food in only one. We then released two Red Knots on each patch. We also released a focal bird in a central cage that was located in between the two patches. This bird was then allowed to watch the two groups of foraging birds on both sides. After 2 minutes the central cage was opened and the focal bird was allowed to exit to either side. The results show that in 75% of the trials Red Knots chose that side of the experimental arena where the food was buried. This show that Red Knots can use social information to be more efficient in finding their hidden food. You can find the scientific publication here.


Red knot foraging experiment
Here is a movie that shows the experimental setup for a foraging experiment on Red Knots (Calidris canutus islandica). The experiment was designed to study patch departure decisions for red knots foraging in a patchy food environment. Foragers should not stay in a patch too long and waste time searching for that last prey item while other food patches have more to offer. On the other hand, foragers should not depart a patch too soon and leave many prey items behind. Depending on the density and distribution of food, one can calculate the optimal departure decision that foragers should use that maximises intake rate. We want to find out how and if red knots make optimal foraging decisions.


The movie below shows two golden plovers that we tracked with our novel 'time-of-arrival' methodology. This movie is part of our publication in LIMOSA.

Linked news

Thursday 04 January 2024
A knot’s character is formed in first year of life
In any group of red knots, respective individuals exhibit a remarkable array of distinct character types. Birds with an exploratory character are motivated to investigate their environment and readily explore unfamiliar areas. Meanwhile, birds with…
Thursday 16 November 2023
Succesful sanderlings go for shrimp
Against the trends for many shorebirds, sanderlings have been doing relatively well in the Wadden Sea for the past years. The key to that success lies in the timing of these little birds' main food: shrimp on the mudflats. That is one of the…
Tuesday 14 November 2023
Quality of tidal mudflats changes in gas extraction area of Wadden Sea
As tidal flats subside due to gas extraction, their composition changes. This is shown in a paper that is published in this month’s Journal of Applied Ecology. "The average grain size in the parts of the mudflats where gas is extracted has decreased…
Wednesday 12 July 2023
€5.2 million for two nature projects providing an expansion of the WATLAS system
Years have been spent working on a unique technique to track small birds in the western Wadden Sea. Monitoring birds is very important if you want to understand what is changing for life in the Wadden Sea. Especially now that the ecosystem is…
Thursday 17 February 2022
Tiny transmitters reveal animal behavior as well as threats
Tracking birds and other animals using miniature transmitters, has become extremely accurate in recent years. Literally every second, the positions of animals can be recorded automatically on the meter scale. This allows biologists to extract a…
Friday 10 September 2021
SIBES and Wadden Mosaic show powerline Wadden Sea planned straight through biodiversity hotspots
The projected powerline ‘Eemshaven West’, that may connect a new 700 MW wind park on the North Sea with the powerstation in Eemshaven, potentially crosses the Wadden Sea exactly in some of the most biodiverse hotspots. That is the conclusion drawn by…
Wednesday 12 February 2020
'Natuurwijzer' van Radio Texel gaat vernieuwd van start met Allert Bijleveld
Op zondag 16 februari vertelt NIOZ-onderzoeker Allert Bijleveld over zijn werk aan kanoeten op Radio Texel bij het programma Natuurwijzer. Interviewer is Mathijs Deen, bekend van de landelijke radio. Het team van Natuurwijzer is vernieuwd. Voortaan…
Wednesday 22 January 2020
Public lectures by NIOZ scientists at Ecomare
In February and March, 7 NIOZ scientists will give 4 public lectures at Ecomare. The lectures are a run-up to the new exhibition Wonderlijk Wad that will be opened at the beginning of May at Ecomare. The main language is Dutch, tickets cost € 5,-,…
Tuesday 16 July 2019
Veni-financiering voor onderzoek aan sociale netwerken bij wadvogels
[scroll down for English version] De Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) heeft aan ‘veelbelovende NIOZ-onderzoeker dr. Allert Bijleveld’ van de afdeling Kustsystemen een Veni-financiering van 250.000 euro toegekend. Hiermee…
Monday 01 July 2019
Waddenfonds steunt Swimway Waddenzee
Het project "Waddentools – Swimway Waddenzee" kan dankzij een bijdrage vanuit het Waddenfonds van start gaan. Dat werd vrijdag 28 juni door het Waddenfonds bekend gemaakt. Doel van het project is om erachter te komen met welke beheermaatregelen de…

Linked blogs

Monday 11 September 2023
WATLAS fieldwork 2023
Even voorstellen… Mijn naam is Evy Gobbens en ik ben promovendus/PhD kandidaat bij het Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NIOZ). Dit houdt in dat ik vier jaar lang onderzoek doe naar wadvogels, en specifiek naar het effect van…
Tuesday 16 May 2023
Ecologisch onderzoek in de Waddenzee, 2023
Onderzoekers van het NIOZ volgen al jaren wat er gebeurt met het leven in de Waddenzee. Sommige datasets zijn al langer dan 30 jaar. Veranderingen in het bodemleven worden in kaart gebracht met het SIBES-project. Elk jaar worden dieren in ruim 5.000…
Thursday 11 August 2022
WATLAS fieldwork 2022 | Bonte strandlopers op Griend
Evy Gobbens verblijft deze zomer 11 weken op Griend om onderzoek te doen naar bonte strandlopers. Lees in deze blogserie het dagboek dat Evy bijhoudt over het wonen en werken op een onbewoond eiland middenin de Nederlandse Waddenzee.
Wednesday 01 December 2021
A tight knot between exploratory personality, foraging tactics and diet
There is a place on earth where life not only revolves around day and night but also around the tidal cycle. Intertidal mudflats are dynamic and fascinating places that are completely submerged for part of the day and exposed during others. For the…
Wednesday 25 August 2021
WATLAS fieldwork 2021 | Dagboek op Griend
Evy Gobbens verbleef met Dr. Allert Bijleveld, Dr. Christine Beardsworth, Anne Dekinga en Job ten Horn een week op Griend om onderzoek te doen naar wadvogels. Lees in deze blogserie het dagboek dat Evy bijhield over het wonen en werken op een…
Monday 05 October 2020
NIOZ Podcast Van Delta tot Diepzee aflevering 3 De kanoet als graadmeter van het wad
Hoe weet je eigenlijk hoe het ervoor staat met de Waddenzee? Waar kijk je dan naar? Naar het aantal zeehonden? Naar de vervuiling in het water? Naar de hoeveelheid kokkels? Ecoloog en vogelonderzoeker Allert Bijleveld kijkt naar de kanoet, een…
Friday 02 October 2020
WATLAS fieldwork 2020 | Tracking Shorebirds in the Wadden Sea
The Wadden Sea is an important and unique site for many shorebirds. By tracking shorebirds, we study how shorebirds move with the tide, on which intertidal mudflats they feed, and how long they stay in the Wadden Sea on their migratory journeys. This…
Monday 09 December 2019
WATLAS | What do Red knots eat in the Wadden Sea?
The fieldwork of summer 2019 is over and we are back to our warm offices with lots of data ready to process. In total, 256 red knots were colour ringed and tagged this season. Thanks to WATLAS, we knew where the tagged birds were, but we didn’t know…
Thursday 15 August 2019
WATLAS | Where do Red Knots go in the Wadden Sea?
Blog 1: Now it is August and along with the other migratory shorebirds Red knots arrived in the Wadden Sea after breeding in the Arctic. The Wadden Sea is an important area for Red knots to mold their feathers and feed on bivalves, like mussels and…

NIOZ publications

  • 2023
    Folmer, E.O.; Bijleveld, A.; Holthuijsen, S.; van der Meer, J.; Piersma, T.; van der Veer, H. (2023). Space–time analyses of sediment composition reveals synchronized dynamics at all intertidal flats in the Dutch Wadden Sea. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 285: 108308. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2023.108308
    Kwakernaak, C.; Hoeijmakers, D.J.J.; Zwarts, M.P.A.; Bijleveld, A.I.; Holthuijsen, S.; de Jong, D.J.; Govers, L.L. (2023). Ragworms (Hediste diversicolor) limit eelgrass (Zostera marina) seedling settlement: Implications for seed-based restoration. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 560: 151853. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2022.151853
    Madhuanand, L.; Philippart, C.J.M.; Wang, J.; Nijland, W.; de Jong, S.M.; Bijleveld, A.I.; Addink, E.A. (2023). Enhancing the predictive performance of remote sensing for ecological variables of tidal flats using encoded features from a deep learning model. Giscience & Remote Sensing 60(1). https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15481603.2022.2163048
    Nuijten, R.J.M.; Katzner, T.E.; Allen, A.M.; Bijleveld, A.I.; Boorsma, T.; Börger, L.; Cagnacci, F.; Hart, T.; Henley, M.A.; Herren, R.M.; Kok, E.M.A.; Maree, B.; Nebe, B.; Shohami, D.; Vogel, S.M.; Walker, P.; Heitkönig, I.M.A.; Milner-Gulland, E.J. (2023). Priorities for translating goodwill between movement ecologists and conservation practitioners into effective collaboration. Conservation Science and Practice 5(1): e12870. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/csp2.12870
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    Singer, A.; Bijleveld, A.I.; Hahner, F.; Holthuijsen, S.; Hubert, K.; Kerimoglu, O.; Kleine Schaars, L.; Kröncke, I.; Lettmann, K.A.; Rittweg, T.; Scheiffarth, G.; van der Veer, H.W.; Wurpts, A. (2023). Long-term response of coastal macrofauna communities to de-eutrophication and sea level rise mediated habitat changes (1980s versus 2018). Front. Mar. Sci. 9: 963325. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2022.963325
  • 2022
    Beardsworth, C.E; Gobbens, E.; van Maarseveen, F.; Denissen, B.; Dekinga, A.; Nathan, R.; Toledo, S.; Bijleveld, A.I. (2022). Validating ATLAS: A regional‐scale high‐throughput tracking system. Methods Ecol. Evol. 13(9): 1990-2004. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210x.13913
    Bijleveld, A.I.; van Maarseveen, F.; Denissen, B.; Dekinga, A.; Penning, E.; Ersoy, S.; Gupte, P.R.; de Monte, L.; ten Horn, J.; Bom, R.A.; Toledo, S.; Nathan, R.; Beardsworth, C.E. (2022). WATLAS: high-throughput and real-time tracking of many small birds in the Dutch Wadden Sea. Animal Biotelemetry 10: 36. https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40317-022-00307-w
    Colina Alonso, A.; van Maren, D.S.; Herman, P.M.J.; van Weerdenburg, R.J.A.; Huismans, Y.; Holthuijsen, S.J.; Govers, L.L.; Bijleveld, A.I.; Wang, Z. (2022). The existence and origin of multiple equilibria in sand‐mud sediment beds. Geophys. Res. Lett. 49(22): e2022GL101141. https://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2022gl101141
    Ersoy, S.; Beardsworth, C.E.; Dekinga, A.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Piersma, T.; Groothuis, T.G.G.; Bijleveld, A.I. (2022). Exploration speed in captivity predicts foraging tactics and diet in free‐living red knots. J. Anim. Ecol. 91(2): 356-366. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13632
    Gupte, P.R.; Beardsworth, C.E.; Spiegel, O.; Lourie, E.; Toledo, S.; Nathan, R.; Bijleveld, A.I. (2022). A guide to pre‐processing high‐throughput animal tracking data. J. Anim. Ecol. 91(2): 287-307. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13610
    Klunder, L.; van Bleijswijk, J.D.L.; Kleine Schaars, L.; van der Veer, H.W.; Luttikhuizen, P.C.; Bijleveld, A. (2022). Quantification of marine benthic communities with metabarcoding. Mol. Ecol. Resour. 22(3): 1043-1054. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1755-0998.13536
    Nathan, Ran; Monk, Christopher T.; Arlinghaus, Robert; Adam, Timo; Alós, Josep; Assaf, Michael; Baktoft, Henrik; Beardsworth, Christine E.; Bertram, Michael G.; Bijleveld, Allert I.; Brodin, Tomas; Brooks, Jill L.; Campos-Candela, Andrea; Cooke, Steven J.; Gjelland, Karl Ø.; Gupte, Pratik R.; Harel, Roi; Hellström, Gustav; Jeltsch, Florian; Killen, Shaun S.; Klefoth, Thomas; Langrock, Roland; Lennox, Robert J.; Lourie, Emmanuel; Madden, Joah R.; Orchan, Yotam; Pauwels, Ine S.; Říha, Milan; Roeleke, Manuel; Schlägel, Ulrike E.; Shohami, David; Signer, Johannes; Toledo, Sivan; Vilk, Ohad; Westrelin, Samuel; Whiteside, Mark A.; Jarić, Ivan (2022). Big-data approaches lead to an increased understanding of the ecology of animal movement. Science (Wash.) 375(6582): 1-14. https://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.abg1780
  • 2021
    Bakker, W.J.; Ens, B.J.; Dokter, A.M.; van der Kolk, H.-J.; Rappoldt, K.; van de Pol, M.; Troost, K.; van der Veer, H.W.; Bijleveld, A.I.; van der Meer, J.; Oosterbeek, K.; Jongejans, E.; Allen, A.M. (2021). Connecting foraging and roosting areas reveals how food stocks explain shorebird numbers. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 259: 107458. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107458
    Foekema, E.; van der Molen, J.; Asjes, A.; Bijleveld, A.; Brasseur, S.; Camphuysen, K. (C.J.); Van Franeker, J.A.; Holthuijsen, S.; Kentie, R.; Kühn, S.; Leopold, M.; Kleine Schaars, L.; Lok, T.; Niemann, H.; Schop, J. (2021). Ecologische effecten van het incident met de MSC Zoe op het Nederlandse Waddengebied, met focus op microplastics. NIOZ-rapport, 2021(03). NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research: Texel. 98 pp. https://doi.org/10.25850/nioz/7b.b.mb
    Herman, P.; van der Lelij, A.C.; Ieno, E.N.; Leopold, M.; Schekkerman, H.; Troost, K.; Craeymeersch, J.; Bijleveld, A.; van de Bogaart, L. (2021). Statistical analysis of effects of MSC Zoe incident on populations of protected species in Wadden Sea and North Sea. 11206109-000-ZKS-0004. Versie 1.0. Deltares: [s.l.]. 165 pp.
    Kleefstra, R.; Bijleveld, A.I.; van Dijk, A.-J.; van Els, P.; Folmer, E.; van Turnhout, C.; van Winden, E. (2021). Overwinterende en doortrekkende Wulpen in Nederland: trends in aantallen en verspreiding sinds de jaren zeventig. Limosa (Amst.) 94: 44-57
    Lameris, T.K.; Hoekendijk, J.; Aarts, G.; Aarts, A.; Allen, A.M.; Bienfait, L.; Bijleveld, A.I.; Bongers, M.F.; Brasseur, S.; Chan, Y.-C.; de Ferrante, F.; de Gelder, J.; Derksen, H.; Dijkgraaf, L.; Dijkhuis, L.R.; Dijkstra, S.; Elbertsen, G.; Ernsten, R.; Foxen, T.; Gaarenstroom, J.; Gelhausen, A.; van Gils, J.A.; Grosscurt, S.; Grundlehner, A.; Hertlein, M.L.; van Heumen, A.J.P.; Heurman, M.; Huffeldt, N.P.; Hutter, W.H.; Kamstra, Y.J.J.; Keij, F.; van Kempen, S.; Keurntjes, G.; Knap, H.; Loonstra, A.H.J.; Nolet, B.A.; Nuijten, R.J.M.; Mattijssen, D.; Oosterhoff, H.; Paarlberg, N.; Parekh, M.; Pattyn, J.; Polak, C.; Quist, Y.; Ras, S.; Reneerkens, J.; Ruth, S.; van der Schaar, E.; Schroen, G.; Spikman, F.; van Velzen, J.; Voorn, E.; Vos, J.; Wang, D.; Westdijk, W.; Wind, M.; Zhemchuzhnikov, M.K.; van Langevelde, F. (2021). Migratory vertebrates shift migration timing and distributions in a warming Arctic. Animal Migration 8(1): 110-131. https://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ami-2020-0112
  • 2020
    Börger, L.; Bijleveld, A.; Fayet, A.L.; Machovsky-Capuska; Patrick, S.C.; Street; Vander Wal (2020). Biologging special feature. J. Anim. Ecol. 89(1): 6-15. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13163
    Williams, H.J.; Taylor, L.A.; Benhamou, S.; Bijleveld, A.I.; Clay, T.A.; de Grissac, S.; Demšar, U.; English, H.M.; Franconi, N.; Gómez-Laich, A.; Griffiths, R.C.; Kay, W.P.; Morales, J.M.; Potts, J.R.; Rogerson, K.F.; Rutz, C.; Spelt, A.; Trevail, A.M.; Wilson, R.P.; Börger, L. (2020). Optimizing the use of biologgers for movement ecology research. J. Anim. Ecol. 89(1): 186-206. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13094
  • 2019
    MacCurdy, R.B.; Bijleveld, A.I.; Gabrielson, R.M.; Cortopassi, K.A. (2019). Automated wildlife radio tracking, in: Zekavat, R. et al. (Ed.) Handbook of position location: Theory, practice, and advances, 2nd Edition. pp. 1219-1261. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119434610.ch33
  • 2018
    Bijleveld, A.I.; Compton, T.J.; Klunder, L.; Holthuijsen, S.; ten Horn, J.; Koolhaas, A.; Dekinga, A.; Van der Meer, J.; van der Veer, H.W. (2018). Presence-absence of marine macrozoobenthos does not generally predict abundance and biomass. NPG Scientific Reports 8(1): 12. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-21285-1
    Oudman, T.; Piersma, T.; Ahmedou Salem, M.V.; Feis, M.E.; Dekinga, A.; Holthuijsen, S.; ten Horn, J.; van Gils, J.A.; Bijleveld, A.I. (2018). Resource landscapes explain contrasting patterns of aggregation and site fidelity by red knots at two wintering sites. Movement Ecology 6(24). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40462-018-0142-4
  • 2017
    Bijleveld, A.; van der Heide, T.; Speelman, H.; Philippart, K.; Vellinga, P. (2017). Audit Bodemdalingscommissie Ameland 1986-2016. in het bijzonder de periode 2011-2016. Waddenacademie: Leeuwarden. 17 pp.
    Bulla, M.; Oudman, T.; Bijleveld, A.I.; Piersma, T.; Kyriacou, C.P. (2017). Marine biorhythms : bridging chronobiology and ecology. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. (B Biol. Sci.) 372(1734): 20160253. https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2016.0253
  • 2016
    Bijleveld, A.I.; Folmer, E. (2016). Wat verklaart de grootschalige ecologische ontwikkelingen in de Waddenzee? : Implicaties voor monitoring, onderzoek en beleid, in: Visies op de Wadden : Zes essays ten behoeve van de Beleidsverkenning ToekomstigeRol en Ambitie van het Rijk voor het Waddengebied.
    Bijleveld, A.I.; MacCurdy, R.B.; Chan, Y.-C; Penning, E.; Gabrielson, R.M.; Cluderay, J.; Spaulding, E.L.; Dekinga, A.; Holthuijsen, S.; Ten Horn, J.; Brugge, M.; van Gils, J.A.; Winkler, D.W.; Piersma, T. (2016). Understanding spatial distributions: negative density-dependence in prey causes predators to trade-off prey quantity with quality. Proc. - Royal Soc., Biol. Sci. 283: 1828. https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1557
    Oudman, T.; Bijleveld, A.I.; Kavelaars, M.M.; Dekinga, A.; Cluderay, J.; Piersma, T.; van Gils, J.A. (2016). Diet preferences as the cause of individual differences rather than the consequence. J. Anim. Ecol. 85(5): 1378-1388. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12549
  • 2015
    Bijleveld, A.I. (2015). Untying the knot: mechanistically understanding the interactions between social foragers and their prey. PhD Thesis. NIOZ: Texel. ISBN 978-90-367-7866-4. 259 pp. hdl.handle.net/11370/cba07229-1ddc-476d-8d93-e9574cbe6685
    Bijleveld, A.I.; Twietmeyer, S.; Piechocki, J.; van Gils, J.A.; Piersma, T. (2015). Natural selection by pulsed predation: survival of the thickest. Ecology 96(7): 1943-1956. dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1845.1
    Bijleveld, A.I.; van Gils, J.A.; Jouta, J.; Piersma, T. (2015). Benefits of foraging in small groups: An experimental study on public information use in red knots Calidris canutus. Behav. Process. 117: 74-81. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2014.09.003
  • 2014
    Bijleveld, A.I.; Massourakis, G.; van der Marel, A.; Dekinga, A.; Spaans, B.; van Gils, J.A.; Piersma, T. (2014). Personality drives physiological adjustments and is not related to survival. Proc. - Royal Soc., Biol. Sci. 281: 20133135. dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.3135
    Piersma, T.; MacCurdy, R.B.; Gabrielson,, R.M.; Dekinga, A.; Cluderay, J.; Spaulding, E.L.; Oudman, T.; van Gils, J.; Winkler, D.; Bijleveld, A. (2014). Fijnmazige positiebepaling van individuen in groepen : de principes en drie toepassingen van TOA-tracking. Limosa (Amst.) 87: 156-176
  • 2012
    Bijleveld, A.I.; Folmer, E.O.; Piersma, T. (2012). Experimental evidence for cryptic interference among socially foraging shorebirds. Behav. Ecol. 23(4): 806-814. dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/ars034
    Bijleveld, A.I.; van Gils, J.A.; van der Meer, J.; Dekinga, A.; Kraan, C.; van der Veer, H.W.; Piersma, T. (2012). Designing a benthic monitoring programme with multiple conflicting objectives. Methods Ecol. Evol. 3(3): 526-536. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-210X.2012.00192.x

Linked projects

Conservation of the dynamic Island of Griend
Supervisor
Theunis Piersma
Funder
Vereniging Natuurmonumenten
Project duration
1 May 2014 - 1 Jul 2020
SWIMWAY
Supervisor
Anieke van Leeuwen
Funder
Waddenfonds
Project duration
1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2024
UUNIOZ_The role of Marine Flavobacteria
Supervisor
Pierre Offre
Funder
Utrecht University
Project duration
1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2025
UUNIOZ_Cascading effects of sea-level rise on intertidal ecosystems
Supervisor
Allert Bijleveld
Funder
Utrecht University
Project duration
1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2025
UUNIOZ_Cascading effects of sea-level rise on intertidal ecosystems
Supervisor
Allert Bijleveld
Funder
Utrecht University
Project duration
1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2025
Learning to lead
Supervisor
Allert Bijleveld
Funder
NA
Project duration
1 Dec 2016 - 30 Sep 2017
WATLAS - advanced tracking and localisation of shorebirds
Supervisor
Allert Bijleveld
Funder
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research - Veni/Vidi/Vici
Project duration
1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2024
SIBES 2020-2021
Supervisor
Allert Bijleveld
Funder
NA
Project duration
1 Apr 2020 - 30 Jun 2021
UUNIOZ_Cascading effects of sea-level rise on intertidal ecosystems
Supervisor
Allert Bijleveld
Funder
Utrecht University
Project duration
1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2025
New website for NIOZ

This year we are going to redesign and technically improve the NIOZ website. We would like to take your opinion as website visitor into account.

By answering 10 questions you can help us enormously! It will take you no longer than 4 minutes. You can win a NIOZ t-shirt and a book voucher to the value of EUR 25 if you fill in the questions.

Thank you for your help!

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