Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research
Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 484
Location
Texel
Function
Postdoc

Dr. Rosemarie Kentie

Postdoc

Expertise

  • Ecology
  • Evolution
  • Population dynamics
  • Structured Population Models, Integral Projection Models
  • Gulls, Black-tailed Godwits
Interests

Research interests

My research focusses on understanding the ecological and evolutionary processes that determine the dynamics of biological populations. In this era of global climate change and large scale human induced habitat degradation, the pressure to respond adequately is stronger than ever. If animals are incapable of responding to environmental change, declines in numbers, and possibly extinctions, are inevitable. In my research I combine ecology and evolution to understand adaptations to rapid environmental change in the wild, and its effect on population dynamics.

As NIOZ postdoc researcher, I am part of the gull research team. I particularly focus on the link of individual specialisation and population dynamics of Herring Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gulls. One of the questions I'm interested in, is what will happen with the gull populations in relation to changing fisheries at the North Sea, now discards will reduce in availability.

In the past, I have studied population dynamics of Black-tailed Godwits at University of Groningen with Prof Theunis Piersma. I focused on the role of agricultural intensification on godwit population characteristics such as vital rates and phenology. At University of Oxford (2016-2018), I have studied density-dependent life history selection in Soay Sheep and found that population fluctuations can maintain variation in life history traits.

See Other tab for available MSc student projects!

 

Gull colony on Texel.

 

Functions

Functions

2018 - Present         
Postdoctoral researcher at NIOZ

2016-2018               
Research Fellow at Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. Newton International Fellow, Royal Society

2015-2016               
Postdoctoral researcher at University of Groningen

2007-2015               
PhD-student at Univeristy of Groningen

Publications

Key-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

2015 PhD: "Spatial demography of Black-tailed Godwits. Metapopulation dynamics in a fragmented agricultural landscape". Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Promotors: Prof T. Piersma and Prof C. Both

2006 MSc: Biology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

 

Awards

Awards and Prizes

Newton International Fellowship Alumni Award (2019-2020)

KNAW Ecology fund (2019-2020) 

BOU ornithological research grant (2019) (https://www.bou.org.uk/grants-and-bursaries/previous-awards-project-reports/) 

Newton International Research Fellowship awarded by The Royal Society (2016-2018). Host institution: Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

Other

Other

MSc projects

Various MSc projects are available year-round. They range from field projects (April - July), to lab projects and projects where you learn to analyse large quantities of data. Contact me for details, or check the NIOZ internship webpage

Now available: from individual specialisation to population dynamics in seabirds

 

 

NIOZ publications

  • 2019
    Loonstra, A.H.J.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Senner, N.R.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W. ; Piersma, T.; Kentie, R. (2019). Natal habitat and sex-specific survival rates result in a male-biased adult sex ratio. Behav. Ecol. 30(3): 843-851. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arz021
    Senner, N.R.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Abad-Gómez, J.M.; Alves, J.A.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W. ; Howison, R.A.; Kentie, R.; Loonstra, A.H.J.; Masero, J.A.; Rocha, A.; Stager, M; Piersma, T. (2019). High migratory survival and highly variable migratory behavior in black-tailed godwits. Ecol. Evol. 7: 96. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00096
  • 2018
    Bom, R.A.; van Gils, J.A.; Oosterbeek, K.; Deuzeman, S.; de Fouw, J; Kwarteng, A.Y.; Kentie, R. (2018). Demography of a stable population of crab plovers wintering in Oman. J. Ornithol. 159(2): 517-525. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10336-018-1529-0
    Howison, R.A.; Piersma, T.; Kentie, R.; Hooijmeijer, C.E.W.; Olff, H. (2018). Quantifying landscape-level land-use intensity patterns through radar-based remote sensing. J. Appl. Ecol. 55(3): 1276-1287. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13077
    Kentie, R.; Coulson, T.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W. ; Howison, R.A.; Loonstra, A.H.J.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Both, C.; Piersma, T. (2018). Warming springs and habitat alteration interact to impact timing of breeding and population dynamics in a migratory bird. Glob. Chang. Biol. 24(11): 5292-5303. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14406
    Marquez-Ferrando, R.; Remisiewicz, M.; Masero, J.A.; Kentie, R.; Senner, N.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Hooijmeijer, C.E.W.; Pardal, S.; Sarasa, M.; Piersma, T.; Figuerola, J. (2018). Primary moult of continental Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa limosa in the Doñana wetlands, Spain. Bird Study 56(1): 132-139. https://doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2018.1443055
  • 2017
    Bos, D.; Kentie, R.; Hoekstra, G.; van der Heide, Y.; Wymenga, E.; Hoekema, F; Hooijmeijer, J.; Piersma, T. (2017). Effecten van habitatverlies op grutto en andere weidevogels. Levende Nat. 118(2): 40-46
    Brandsma, O.H.; Kentie, R.; Piersma, T. (2017). Why did Lapwings Vanellus vanellus in managed habitat advance egg laying during a period without warming early springs? Ardea 105(1): 19-26. https://dx.doi.org/10.5253/arde.v105i1.a7
    Kentie, R.; Marquez-Ferrando, R.; Figuerola, J.; Gangoso, L.; Hooijmeijer, C.E.W.; Loonstra, A.H.J.; Robin, F.; Sarasa, M.; Senner, N.; Valkema, H.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Piersma, T. (2017). Does wintering north or south of the Sahara correlate with timing and breeding performance in black-tailed godwits? Ecol. Evol. 7(8): 2812-2820. https://dx.doi.org/ 10.1002/ece3.2879
  • 2016
    Kentie, R.; Senner, N.R.; Hooijmeijer, C.E.W.; Márquez-Fernando, R.; Figuerola, J.; Masero, J.A.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Piersma, T. (2016). Estimating the size of the Dutch breeding population of Continental Black-tailed Godwits from 2007–2015 using resighting data from spring staging sites. Ardea 104(3): 213-225. dx.doi.org/10.5253/arde.v104i3.a7
  • 2015
    Kentie, R.; Both, C.; Hooijmeijer, C.E.W.; Piersma, T. (2015). Management of modern agricultural landscapes increases nest predation rates in Black-tailed Godwits Limosa Limosa. Ibis 157: 416-425. dx.doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12273
    Senner, N.R.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Abad-Gómez, J.; Gutiérrez, J.S.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W.; Kentie, R.; Masero, J.A.; Tibbitts, T.L; Piersma, T. (2015). When Siberia came to the Netherlands: the response of continental black-tailed godwits to a rare spring weather event. J. Anim. Ecol. 84: 1164-1176. dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12381
  • 2014
    Kentie, R.; Both, C.; Hooijmeijer, J.W.E.W.; Piersma, T. (2014). Age-dependent dispersal and habitat choice in black-tailed godwits Limosa limosa Limosa across a mosaic of traditional and modern grassland habitatsgrassland habitats. J. Avian Biol. 45: 396-405. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/jav.00273

Linked projects

Monitoring MSC Zoe plastics
Supervisor
Henk van der Veer
Funder
Rijkswaterstaat
Project duration
1 Apr 2019 - 31 Dec 2019