Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Eva Kok

PhD student
Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 452
Location
Texel
Function
PhD student
University
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Promotor
Theunis Piersma

Expertise

  • Development of individual differences
  • Ontogeny of Migratory routines
  • Tracking local and migratory movements
  • Wadden Sea, Red Knots
Interest

Research Interests

I am a PhD student at the University of Groningen and Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). I am based at the Coastal Systems group at NIOZ where I work under the supervision of Theunis Piersma. In my project I focus on the role of development in shaping of individuals in Red Knots Calidris canutus.

During my Biology studies at the UvA (Amsterdam) I got involved with the shorebird work when I joined an expedition to Mauritania during one of my master projects in 2012. Since then I’ve been enchanted by migratory birds and the extreme performances they display while migrating long distances and inhabit inhospitable areas.

In 2014 I started my PhD research at NIOZ. Building on a great amount of knowledge gained by my predecessors studying Red Knots, I’m working on the ontogeny of different physiological and behavioural traits including the development of migratory routes.

Functions

Functions

 

Publications

Key-publications

 

Education

Professional education

 

Awards

Awards and Prized

2016: Poster Price at the International Wader Study Group conference in Cork, Ireland

Other

Other

Media

2018: De Eilanden Het Wad, met Midas Dekkers 

Blog

2018: Tracking Red Knots in the East Asian - Australasian Flyway in NW Australia

 

Linked news

Tuesday 20 September 2016
Eva Kok wins poster prize at Wader Study Group Symposium
Paula the Pioneer: One tagged knot commutes from the Wadden Sea to its Canadian Arctic breeding ground and finally shows us the details of its migration route.
Wednesday 20 July 2016
From Canadian breeding grounds to Wadden Sea
On Friday morning, 'Paula', a red knot mounted with a very small satellite transmitter, landed on de Boschplaat on the island of Terschelling, The Netherlands. She did so after leaving the most northerly breeding grounds on Earth in a non-stop flight…

Linked blogs

Monday 21 August 2017
Waddentrekkers | Wadden Flyways 8 | Paula is weer thuis
Er gaat niets boven een visuele waarneming. De afgelopen weken heeft de zender van kanoet Paula signalen verstuurd vanuit Canada, Groenland, het noorden van Schotland en de Duitse Waddeneilanden Sylt en Borkum. Uiteindelijk kwamen de signalen deze…
Thursday 03 August 2017
Waddentrekkers | Wadden Flyways 7
De gezenderde kanoet 'Paula' is weer 'gezien', dat wil zeggen de zender heeft weer signalen uitgezonden. Wat is er allemaal gebeurd sinds het laatste contact? | Knot 'Paula' has been 'seen' again, that is her transmitter has transmitted signals .…
Wednesday 07 June 2017
Waddentrekkers | Waddenflyways 5
Knot Paula: Ellesmere Island, touch down!

Linked projects

Ontogeny of Migration: disentangling genetic and learned components of migratory routines
Supervisor
Theunis Piersma
Funder
University of Groningen
Project duration
1 Aug 2014 - 31 Aug 2018