Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Kees Camphuijsen

Senior Scientist
Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 488
Location
Texel
Function
Senior Scientist

Expertise

  • Ecology and Evolution, Zoology
  • Marine mammal ecology, dolphins, cetaceans
  • Seabird ecology, behaviour, fouraging
  • Marine protected areas, fisheries, oil pollution
  • Animal tracking, colour ringing, GPS tagging
Interests

Research interests

Marine studies and research interests (1984-present) include at-sea work in the Atlantic Ocean, studying offshore distribution patterns, ecological interactions and interactions with fisheries of charismatic megafauna (whales, dolphins, turtles, seals, large predatory fish, and seabirds). Areas of research include the Greenland Sea, Norwegian Sea, North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, NW African shelf waters, SW African shelf waters, South Georgia, South America, and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Seabird colony studies on the foraging ecology, demography and migratory movements of Herring Gull Larus argentatus and Lesser Black-backed Gulls Larus fuscus. Colony work commenced in 2005, colour-ringing programmes and diet studies since 2006, and GPS tracking since 2008.

Studies of marine oil pollution since early 1970s through systematic beached bird surveys within The Netherlands and impact assessments of major oil spills throughout Europe.

Recent research interests in collaboration with the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) focus on Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fisheries worldwide.

 

Functions

Positions & Working groups

Senior scientist at Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research (NIOZ) 

Senior scientist Programme Biodiversity Oil and Gas, Mauritania

Secretary of the World Seabird Union 

Standing member European Seabirds at Sea database 

Former chairman Dutch seabird group 

Fellowship Nederlands Studiecentrum Criminaliteit en Rechtshandhaving (NSCR)

Editorial Duties

Member editorial board ICES Journal of Marine Science 

Member editorial board Seabird 

Former member editorial board Lutra 

Former member editorial board and former Technical editor Ardea 

Former editor in chief Atlantic Seabirds 

Former editor in chief Sula 

Publications

Key publications

Donk S. van, C.J. Camphuysen, J. Shamoun-Baranes & J. van der Meer 2017. The most common diet results in low reproduction in a generalist seabird. Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3018.

Shamoun-Baranes J., J.B. Burant, E.E. van Loon, W. Bouten & C.J. Camphuysen 2016. Short distance migrants travel as far as long distance migrants in lesser black-backed gulls Larus fuscus. J. Avian. Biol. 47: doi: 10.1111/jav.01299.

Camphuysen C.J., J. Shamoun-Baranes, E.E. van Loon & W. Bouten 2015. Sexually distinct foraging strategies in an omnivorous seabird. Mar. Biol. 162: 1417-1428.

Camphuysen C.J., J. Shamoun-Baranes, W. Bouten & S. Garthe 2012. Identifying ecologically important marine areas for seabirds using behavioural information in combination with distribution patterns. Biol. Conserv. 156: 22-29.

Camphuysen C.J. & A. Gronert 2012. Apparent survival and fecundity of sympatric Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Herring Gulls with contrasting population trends. Ardea 100: 113-122.

Please find my list of publications at the bottom of this webpage. You can download all my publications on ResearchGate. See also: PhD-thesis
 

Education

Professional education

Other

Books

Camphuysen C.J. & P.A. Henderson 2017. North sea fish and their remains. Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research & Pisces Conservation Ltd, Texel, The Netherlands, 325pp. ISBN 9781904690658. A summary of the book is to download here.

Camphuysen C.J. & M.L. Siemensma 2011. Conservation plan for the Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena in The Netherlands: towards a favourable conservation status. Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel, 183pp DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2099.9765.

Camphuysen C.J. & Peet G. 2006. Walvissen en dolfijnen in de Noordzee. Fontaine Uitgevers, Kortenhoef, 160pp ISBN-10:90 5956 2216

Camphuysen C.J. & Peet G. 2006. Whales and dolphins of the North Sea. Fontaine Uitgevers, Kortenhoef, 160pp ISBN-13:978 98 5956 2219

Boyd I.J., Wanless S. and Camphuysen C.J. (eds) Top predators in Marine Ecosystems: monitoring change in upper trophic levels. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge.

Bijlsma R.G., Hustings F. & Camphuysen C.J. 2001. Algemene en schaarse vogels van Nederland. Avifauna van Nederland, 2. KNNV Uitgeverij Utrecht en GMB Uitgeverij, Haarlem, 497pp. ISBN 90-74345-21-2

Bird tracking systems

Refereed contributions to books

Camphuysen C.J. & C. Smeenk 2016. Noordkaper - Bruinvis. In total 27 book chapters In: Broekhuizen S., K. Spoelstra, J.B.M. Thissen, K.J. Canters & J.C. Buys (eds) 2016. Atlas van de Nederlandse Zoogdieren: 302-374. Natuur van Nederland 12, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Eis Kenniscentrum insecten en andere ongewervelden, Zoogdiervereniging en KNNV Uitgeverij, Zeist.

Camphuysen C.J. & M. Heubeck 2015. Beached bird surveys in the North Sea as an instrument to measure levels of chronic oil pollution. In: Carpenter A. (ed.) Oil Pollution in the North Sea 193-208. Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.

Camphuysen C.J. & B. Vollaard 2015. Oil pollution in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. In: Carpenter A. (ed.) Oil Pollution in the North Sea: 117-140. Handbook of Environmental Chemistry, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.

Zuur A.F. & C.J. Camphuysen 2012. Generalised additive models applied on northern gannets. In: Zuur A.F. (ed.) A beginner's guide to generalised additive models with R: 145-168. Highland Statistics, Newburgh.

Camphuysen C.J. & de Leeuw, J. 2011. The impact of hydrophobic and insoluble chemicals released from merchant shipping on European marine ecosystems and wildlife. In: Calewaert J.B. & N. McDonough (eds) Chemical Pollution in Europe's Seas: Programmes, Practices and Priorities for Research, Marine Board Position Paper 16: 51-63. Marine Board-ESF, Ostend, Belgium.

Camphuysen C.J., B. Scott & S. Wanless 2006. Distribution and foraging interactions of seabirds and marine mammals in the North Sea: multi-species foraging assemblages and habitat-specific feeding strategies. In: Boyd I.J., Wanless S. & Camphuysen C.J. (eds) Top predators in Marine Ecosystems: monitoring change in upper trophic levels: 82-97. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge.

Camphuysen C.J. 2001. Seabirds and fisheries interaction. In: Steele J.H., Thorpe S.A. & Turekian K.K. (eds) Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences: 2677-2686. Academic Press, London.

Bourne W.R.P. & Camphuysen C.J. 2000. Seabirds. Chapter 114, In: Sheppard C. (ed.) Seas at the Millenium, an environmental evaluation: 105-116. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Camphuysen C.J. & Garthe S. 2000. Seabirds and commercial fisheries: population trends of piscivorous seabirds explained? In: Kaiser M.J. & Groot S.J. de (eds). Effects of fishing on non-target species and habitats: Biological, Conservation and Socio-Economic Issues: 163-184. Blackwell Science, Oxford.

Camphuysen C.J. 1997. Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea. In: Hagemeijer J.M. & Blair M. (eds) The EBCC atlas of European breeding birds: their distribution and abundance: 348. T. & A.D. Poyser, London.

Camphuysen C.J. 1994. Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea. In: Tucker G.M. & Heath M.F. (eds). Birds in Europe - their conservations status: 290-291. Birdlife Conservation Series No. 3, Birdlife International, Cambridge.

Camphuysen C.J. 1985. Zeetrektellingen. In: Hustings M.F.H., Kwak R.G.M., Opdam P.F.M. & Reijnen M.J.S.M. (eds). Vogelinventarisatie: 215-219. Pudoc, Wageningen.

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NIOZ publications

  • 2017
    Goedknegt, M.A.; Havermans, J.; Waser, A.M.; Luttikhuizen, P.C.; Velilla, E.; Camphuysen, C.J.; Van der Meer, J.; Thieltges, D.W. (2017). Cross-species comparison of parasite richness, prevalence, and intensity in a native compared to two invasive brachyuran crabs. Aquat. Invasions 12(2): 201-212. https://doi.org/10.3391/ai.2017.12.2.08
    van Donk, S.; Camphuysen, K.C.J.; Shamoun-Baranes, J.; Van der Meer, J. (2017). The most common diet results in low reproduction in a generalist seabird. Ecol. Evol. 7(13): 4620-4629. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3018
  • 2016
    Camphuysen, C.J.; Smeenk, C. (2016). Noordkaper - Bruinvis, in: Broekhuizen, S. et al. (Ed.) Atlas van de Nederlandse zoogdieren. pp. 302-374
    Goedknegt, M.A.; Feis, M.E.; Wegner, K.M.; Luttikhuizen, P.C.; Buschbaum, C.; Camphuysen, C.J.; Van der Meer, J.; Thieltges, D.W. (2016). Parasites and marine invasions: Ecological and evolutionary perspectives. J. Sea Res. 113: 11–27. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2015.12.003
    Rock, P.; Camphuysen, C.J.; Shamoun-Baranes, J.; Ross-Smith, V.; Vaughan, I.P. (2016). Results from the first GPS tracking of roof-nesting Herring Gulls Larus argentatus in the UK. Ringing & Migration 31(1): 47-62. dx.doi.org/10.1080/03078698.2016.1197698
    Shamoun-Baranes, J.; Bouten, W.; van Loon, E.E.; Meijer, C.; Camphuysen, C.J. (2016). Flap or soar? How a flight generalist responds to its aerial environment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences 371(1704): 20150395. dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0395
  • 2015
    Camphuysen, C.J. (2015). Monitoring and assessment of the proportion of oiled Common Guillemots from beached bird surveys in The Netherlands: update winter 2014/15. NIOZ-rapport, 2015(4). NIOZ: Den Burg. 26 pp.
    Camphuysen, C.J.; Kloff, S.; Jiyid'ould Taleb, M.A. (2015). Ship-based seabird and marine mammal surveys off Mauritania, 4-14 September 2015. NIOZ-rapport, 2015-02. NIOZ: Den Burg. 102 pp.
    Camphuysen, K.C.J.; Shamoun-Baranes, J.; van Loon, E.E.; Bouten, W. (2015). Sexually distinct foraging strategies in an omnivorous seabird. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 162(7): 1417-1428. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00227-015-2678-9
    Hoekendijk, J.P.A.; de Vries, J.J.; van der Bolt, K.; Greinert, J.; Brasseur, S.; Camphuysen, K.C.J.; Aarts, G. (2015). Estimating the spatial position of marine mammals based on digital camera recordings. Ecol. Evol. 5(3): 578–589. dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1353
    IJsseldijk, L.L.; Camphuysen, K.C.J.; Nauw, J.J.; Aarts, G. (2015). Going with the flow: Tidal influence on the occurrence of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in the Marsdiep area, The Netherlands. J. Sea Res. 103: 129-137. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2015.07.010
    Tyson, C.; Shamoun-Baranes, J.; van Loon, E.E.; Camphuysen, K.C.J.; Hintzen, N.T. (2015). Individual specialization on fishery discards by lesser black-backed gulls (Larus fuscus). ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 72(6): 1882-1891. dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsv021
  • 2014
    Camphuysen, C.J. (2014). Terug van weggeweest: Bruinvissen, in: Groen, N. et al. Texel is anders : landschap, (cultuur)historie en natuur. pp. 130-133
    Camphuysen, C.J. (2014). Zeezoogdieren, in: van der Mark, C. et al. Zeeboek: determinatietabellen voor flora en fauna van de Nederlandse kust. pp. 211-219
    van der Mark, C.; Ates, R.; De Boois, I.; Bor, P.; Buizer, B.; van der Burgt, F.; Camphuysen, K.; Dekker, W.; Driessen, F.; Den Hartog, K.; Huijsman, M.; Karremans, M.; Oosterbaan, A.; Otten, B.G.; Perk, F.; de Ruijter, E.; de Ruijter, G.; van Santbrink, J.; Schoenmaker, A.; van Soest, R.; Stegenga, H.; Tulp, A. (2014). Zeeboek: determinatietabellen voor flora en fauna van de Nederlandse kust. Stichting Jeugdbondsuitgeverij: 's Graveland. ISBN 978-90-5107-000-2. 240 pp.
  • 2013
    Bicknell, A.W.J.; Oro, D.; Camphuysen, K.; Votier, S.C. (2013). Potential consequences of discard reform for seabird communities. J. Appl. Ecol. 50(3): 649-658. dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12072
    Bouten, W.; Baaij, E.W.; Shamoun-Baranes, J.; Camphuysen, K.C.J. (2013). A flexible GPS tracking system for studying bird behaviour at multiple scales. J. Ornithol. 154(2): 571-580. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10336-012-0908-1
    Camphuysen, K.C.J. (2013). A historical ecology of two closely related gull species (Laridae) : multiple adaptations to a man-made environment. PhD Thesis. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen: [s.l.]. ISBN 9789090275383. 410 pp. hdl.handle.net/11370/19ccc1a5-df8b-461d-9009-521a9f28b840
    Cox, S.L.; Scott, B.E.; Camphuysen, C.J. (2013). Combined spatial and tidal processes identify links between pelagic prey species and seabirds. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 479: 203-221. dx.doi.org/10.3354/meps10176
    Peltier, H.; Baagøe, H.J.; Camphuysen, K.C.J.; Czeck, R.; Dabin, W.; Daniel, P.; Deaville, R.; Haelters, J.; Jauniaux, T.; Jensen, L.F.; Jepson, P.D.; Keijl, G.O.; Siebert, U.; Van Canneyt, O.; Ridoux, V. (2013). The stranding anomaly as population indicator: the case of Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena in North-Western Europe. PLoS One 8(4): 1-14. dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0062180
  • 2012
    Camphuysen, C.J.; Gronert, A. (2012). Apparent survival and fecundity of sympatric Lesser Black-backed Gulls and Herring Gulls with contrasting population trends. Ardea 100(2): 113-122. dx.doi.org/10.5253/078.100.0202
    Camphuysen, C.J.; Shamoun-Baranes, J.; Bouten, W.; Garthe, S. (2012). Identifying ecologically important marine areas for seabirds using behavioural information in combination with distribution patterns. Biol. Conserv. 156: 22-29. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2011.12.024
    Embling, C.B.; Illian, J.; Armstrong, E.; van der Kooij, J.; Sharples, J.; Camphuysen, K.C.J.; Scott, B.E. (2012). Investigating fine-scale spatio-temporal predator-prey patterns in dynamic marine ecosystems: a functional data analysis approach. J. Appl. Ecol. 49(2): 481-492. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02114.x
    Hallgrimsson, G.T.; Gunnarsson, H.V.; Torfason, O.; Buijs, R.-J.; Camphuysen, K.C.J. (2012). Migration pattern of Icelandic Lesser Black-backed Gulls Larus fuscus graellsii: indications of a leap-frog system. J. Ornithol. 153(3): 603-609. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10336-012-0816-4
    Shamoun-Baranes, J.; van Loon, E.E.; Purves, R.S.; Speckmann, B.; Weiskopf, D.; Camphuysen, C.J. (2012). Analysis and visualization of animal movement. Biol. Lett. 8: 10.1098/rsbl.2011.0764 . hdl.handle.net/10.1098/rsbl.2011.0764
  • 2011
    Bartolomé, C.; Maside, X.; Camphuysen, C.J.; Heubeck, M.; Bao, R. (2011). Multilocus population analysis of Gavia immer (Aves: Gaviidae) mtDNA reveals low genetic diversity and lack of differentiation across the species breeding range. Org. Divers. Evol. 11(4): 307-316. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13127-011-0052-4
    Camphuysen, C.J. (2011). Lesser Black-backed Gulls nesting at Texel: Foraging distribution, diet, survival, recruitment and breeding biology of birds carrying advanced GPS loggers. NIOZ-rapport, 2011-5. NIOZ: Texel. 80 pp.
    Camphuysen, C.J.; de Leeuw, J.W. (2011). Environmental impact of hydrophobic chemicals with low water solubility released from merchant shipping, in: Roose, P. et al. Monitoring Chemical Pollution in Europe’s Seas: Programmes, practices and priorities for research. European Marine Board Position Paper, 16: pp. 51-63
    Camphuysen, C.J.; Vercruijsse, H. J. P. ; Spaans, A.L. (2011). Colony- and age-specific seasonal dispersal of Herring Gulls Larus argentatus breeding in The Netherlands. J. Ornithol. 152(4): 849-868. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10336-011-0664-7
    Camphuysen, K.C.J. (2011). Seabirds and chronic oil pollution: Self-cleaning properties of gulls, Laridae, as revealed from colour-ring sightings. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 62(3): 514-519. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.12.008
    Camphuysen, K.C.J. (2011). Kannibalisme bij de Kleine Mantelmeeuw Larus fuscus op Texel: een gedocumenteerd geval Cannibalism in Lesser Black-Backed Gulls at Texel, a Documented Case. Sula 24(2): 83-90
    Camphuysen, K.C.J. (2011). Olieslachtoffers op de Nederlandse Kust, 2010/2011 = Oiled Seabirds Washing Ashore in the Netherlands, 2010/2011. NIOZ: Texel. 24 pp.
    Camphuysen, K.C.J. (2011). Northern Gannets in the North Sea: foraging distribution and feeding techniques around the Bass Rock. Br. Birds 104: 60-76
    Camphuysen, K.C.J.; Gronert, A. (2011). Gekleurringde, plaatstrouwe Zilvermeeuwen Larus argentatus op strandhoofden in Noord-Holland verliezen voedselbron? = Colour-Ringed, Site-Faithful Herring Gulls at Breakwaters in Noord-Holland Lose Resource?. Sula 24(2): 61-74
    Camphuysen, K.C.J.; Krop, A. (2011). Maternal care, calf-training and site fidelity in a wild harbour porpoise in the North Sea. Lutra 54(2): 123-126
    Camphuysen, K.C.J.; Siemensma, M.L. (2011). Conservation plan for the Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena in The Netherlands: towards a favourable conservation status. NIOZ-rapport, 2011-7. NIOZ: Texel. 183 pp.
    Camphuysen, K.C.J.; van Bemmelen, R. (2011). Herkenning van Vorkstaartmeeuwen Xema sabini in de hand op het strand = Identification of Sabine’s Gulls in the Hand during Beached Bird Surveys. Sula 24(2): 49-60
    Roose, P.; Albaigés, J.; Bebianno, M.J.; Camphuysen, C.J.; Cronin, M.; de Leeuw, J.; Gabrielsen, G.; Hutchinson, T.; Hylland, K.; Jansson, B.; Jenssen, B.M.; Schulz-Bull, D.; Szefer, P.; Webster, L.; Bakke, T.; Janssen, C.; Calewaert, J.-B.; McDonough, N. (2011). Monitoring Chemical Pollution in Europe’s Seas: Programmes, practices and priorities for research. European Marine Board Position Paper, 16. Marine Board-ESF: Ostend. ISBN 978-2-918428-57-2. 103 pp.
    Shamoun-Baranes, J.; Bouten, W.; Camphuysen, C.J.; Baaij, E. (2011). Riding the tide: intriguing observations of gulls resting at sea during breeding. Ibis 153(2): 411-415. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1474-919X.2010.01096.x
    Wojczulanis-Jakubas, K.; Jakubas, D; Welcker, J.; Harding, A.M.A.; Karnovsky, N.J.; Kidawa, D.; Steen, H.; Stempniewicz, L.; Camphuysen, C.J. (2011). Body size variation of a high-Arctic seabird: the dovekie (Alle alle). Polar Biol. 34(6): 847-854. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-010-0941-6

Linked projects

Effects of invasive species on native predator-prey and pathogen-host webs
Supervisor
David Thieltges
Funder
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research - Ocean and Coastal Research
Project duration
31 Dec 2011 - 30 Aug 2016
Diet of Gulls
Supervisor
Henk van der Veer
Funder
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research - Dynamisering
Project duration
1 Jun 2013 - 31 Dec 2018
Monitoring beached bird surveys - measuring the effects of chronic oil pollution
Supervisor
Kees Camphuijsen
Funder
Rijkswaterstaat
Project duration
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2020