I am a biologist with a broad interest in animal behaviour, population ecology and evolution. I have a special interest in the evolution of migratory behaviour. Understanding the mechanisms underlying the intriguing phenotypic variation in migratory behaviour will learn us more about the flexibility and constraints of migratory animals to keep track in a world that is constantly changing.
2018: NWO Veni award. The ontogeny of migration: an interplay of genes and environment (250 k€)
2015: NWO Rubicon award. The adaptability of migratory animals to a rapidly changing world: novel measures from an integrated analysis of count, mark-recapture and telemetry data. (110 k€)
2014: Van Swinderen prize (2nd place) for best Dutch summary of a PhD-thesis at University of Groningen
2008: NWO Open Aanvraag. Fitness consequences of migration in the spoonbill: a comparative approach. (175 k€)