Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research
Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 460
Location
Texel
Function
Senior Research Assistant

Job ten Horn

Senior Research Assistant

Expertise

  • Ecosystem functioning
  • Shore bird movements and demography
  • Coordinating colour-ringing shorebirds
  • Macrozoobenthos
  • Identification and taxonomy of benthic species
Interests

Research interests

Since 2009 I’m working as a technician at the NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research in the Coastal Systems department. I live in the beautiful town of Oosterend on the island of Texel, close to mudflats of the Wadden Sea.

I coordinate the colour- ringing of Bar-tailed Godwits and Red knots in the Wadden Sea and on the Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania. I’m therefore involved in catching shorebirds, and I spent a lot of time on the mudflats for ring reading and sampling.

Besides the work on shorebird movements and demography, I’m working on their prey, the intertidal macro zoo benthos, as one of the team members in the SIBES project. During each summer since 2008 we sample the entirety of the intertidal mudflats of the Dutch Wadden Sea and process all these samples in our lab facility at the NIOZ. I’m also one of the experts in species identification and taxonomy of benthic species. For Dutch readers, see also Basismonitoring Wadden.

In the months of the year that Red Knots and Bar-tailed Godwits are present in the Wadden Sea, we’re catching with mistnets, on the island of Griend or the sandbank Richel which is our main research area nearby the NIOZ institute on Texel. Our fieldwork is facilitated by the NIOZ Research Vessel Navicula and the mobile bird observatory, the Wadden Potoon 'De Richel' which makes our fieldwork efficient and flexible.

Functions

Functions

 

Publications

Key-publications

ResearchGate 

Education

Professional education

 

Awards

Awards and Prized

 

Other

Linked news

Monday 15 October 2018
Waddenzee sleutel tot succes rosse grutto
De hoeveelheid voedsel in de Waddenzee bepaalt of rosse grutto's met succes op en neer kunnen vliegen naar hun broedgebied in Siberië. Tot die conclusie komen NIOZ-onderzoeker dr. Eldar Rakhimberdiev en collega’s in het jongste nummer van het…
Monday 13 August 2018
Opwarming Russische toendra treft kanoetenkuiken
Kanoeten, of kanoetstrandlopers, zijn Arctische trekvogels, net als brandganzen en drieteenstrandlopers. Ze trekken vanuit hun zomerbroedgebied in het Noordpoolgebied via de Waddenzee naar hun overwinteringsgebied in de West-Afrikaanse tropen.…

Linked blogs

Monday 26 June 2017
Waddentrekkers | Waddenflyways 6
Touch-down for bar-tailed godwit '54' - Back to what we know from previous fieldwork
Wednesday 07 June 2017
Waddentrekkers | Waddenflyways 5
Knot Paula: Ellesmere Island, touch down!
Wednesday 24 May 2017
Waddentrekkers | Waddenflyways 4
African and Arabian bar-tailed godwits cross on their way to the breeding grounds!
Friday 12 May 2017
Waddentrekkers | Waddenflyways 3
Kanoeten houden zich stil: gaat het nog goed met de zenders? | Knots off air: are transmitters OK?
Tuesday 18 April 2017
Waddentrekkers | Waddenflyways 1
Het nieuwe 'vogels kijken': trektocht kanoeten volgen via vederlichte satelliet-zenders op hun rug | New bird-watching: following migration of sat-tagged red knots with featherlight satellite-transmitters

NIOZ publications

  • 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
    Rakhimberdiev, E.; Duijns, S.; Karagicheva, J.; Camphuysen, C.J.; VRS Castricum; Dekinga, A.; Dekker, R.; Gavrilov, A.; ten Horn, J.; Jukema, J.; Saveliev, A.; Soloviev, M.Y.; Tibbitts, T.L.; van Gils, J.A.; Piersma, T. (2018). Fuelling conditions at staging sites can mitigate Arctic warming effects in a migratory bird. Nature Comm. 9: 4263. https://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-06673-5
  • 2017
    Compton, T.J.; Holthuijsen, S.; Mulder, M.; van Arkel, M.; Kleine Schaars, L.; Koolhaas, A.; Dekinga, A.; ten Horn, J.; Luttikhuizen, P.C.; Van der Meer, J.; Piersma, T.; van der Veer, H.W. (2017). Shifting baselines in the Ems Dollard estuary : A comparison across three decades reveals changing benthic communities. J. Sea Res. 127: 119-132. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2017.06.014
    van den Hout, P.J.; Piersma, T.; ten Horn, J.; Spaans, B.; Lok, T. (2017). Individual shifts toward safety explain age-related foraging distribution in a gregarious shorebird. Behav. Ecol. 28(2): 419-428. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arw173
  • 2016
    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. dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1557
    Compton, T.J.; Bodnar, W.; Koolhaas, A.; Dekinga, A.; Holthuijsen, S.; Ten Horn, J.; McSweeney, N.; van Gils, J.A.; Piersma, T. (2016). Burrowing Behavior of a Deposit Feeding Bivalve Predicts Change in Intertidal Ecosystem State. Front. Ecol. Evol. 4: 19. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2016.00019
    Karagicheva, J.; Rakhimberdiev, E.; Dekinga, A.; Brugge, M.; Koolhaas, A.; Ten Horn, J.; Piersma, T. (2016). Seasonal Time Keeping in a Long-Distance Migrating Shorebird. J. Biol. Rhythms 31(5): 509 –521. dx.doi.org/10.1177/0748730416655929
  • 2014
    Dekker, R.; Drent, J.; Ten Horn, J.; Mc Sweeney, N. (2014). Ontwikkeling van mosselbegroeiing op strandhoofden met een Elastocoast® toplaag. NIOZ-rapport, 2014(3). NIOZ: Texel. 33 pp.
    Duijns, S.; van Gils, J.A.; Spaans, B.; ten Horn, J.; Brugge, M.; Piersma, T. (2014). Sex-specific winter distribution in a sexually dimorphic shorebird is explained by resource partitioning. Ecol. Evol. 4(20): 4009–4018. dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1213
  • 2013
    Compton, T.J.; Holthuijsen, S.; Koolhaas, A.; Dekinga, A.; Ten Horn, J.; Klunder, L.; McSweeney, N.; Brugge, M.; Smelter, M.; van der Veer, H.W.; Piersma, T.; Van der Meer, J. (2013). Progress report for the 2012 sampling of the synoptic intertidal benthic surveys across the Dutch Wadden Sea. NIOZ-rapport, 2013(9). NIOZ: Texel. 48 pp.
    Compton, T.J.; Holthuijsen, S.; Koolhaas, A.; Dekinga, A.; ten Horn, J.; Smith, J.; Brugge, M.; van der Wal, D.; van der Meer, J.; van der Veer, H.W.; Piersma, T. (2013). Distinctly variable mudscapes: Distribution gradients of intertidal macrofauna across the Dutch Wadden Sea. J. Sea Res. 82: 103-116. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2013.02.002
    Compton, T.J.; Van der Meer, J.; Holthuijsen, S.; Koolhaas, A.; Dekinga, A.; Ten Horn, J.; Klunder, L.; McSweeney, N.; Brugge, M.; van der Veer, H.W.; Piersma, T. (2013). Synpotic Intertidal Benthic Surveys Across the Dutch Wadden Sea : 2008 to 2011. NIOZ-rapport, 2013(1). NIOZ: Texel. 50 pp.
  • 2012
    Compton, T.J.; Holthuijsen, S.; Koolhaas, A.; Dekinga, A.; Ten Horn, J.; Smith, J.; Galama, Y.; Brugge, M.; Van der Meer, J.; van der Veer, H.W.; Piersma, T. (2012). Synoptic Intertidal Benthic Survey SIBES across the Dutch Wadden Sea : report on data collected from 2008-2010. NIOZ-rapport, 2012(1). NIOZ: Texel. 64 pp.
  • 2011
    Aarts, G.M; Koolhaas, A.; Dekinga, A.; Holthuijsen, S.; Ten Horn, J.; Smith, J.; Brugge, M.; Piersma, T.; van der Veer, H.W. (2011). Benthic macrofauna in relation to natural gas extraction in the Dutch Wadden Sea Report on the 2008 and 2009 sampling program. NIOZ-rapport, 2011(3). NIOZ: Texel. 41 pp.

Linked projects

SIBES_Synoptic Intertidal Benthic Survey
Supervisor
Henk van der Veer
Funder
Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij BV
Project duration
1 Jun 2013 - 12 Dec 2019
BodyShrinkage
Supervisor
Jan van Gils
Funder
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
Project duration
1 Feb 2018 - 31 Jan 2022