Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research
Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 418
Location
Texel
Function
Postdoc

Dr. Tamar Lok

Postdoc

Expertise

  • Population ecology, mark-recapture analysis
  • Evolution, phenotypic plasticity, developmental plasticity
  • Migration
  • Environmental change
  • Foraging ecology, habitat choice
Interests

Research interests

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. 

Functions

Functions

2019-present: VENI post-doctoral fellow, NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel, The Netherlands. Project: The ontogeny of migration: the interplay of genes and environment and how this affects the adaptability of migratory species to a changing world.

2017-2018: Post-doctoral researcher, NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Texel, The Netherlands. Project: Individual development of migratory strategies of coastal birds.

2015-2016 : Rubicon post-doctoral fellow, Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionelle et Evolutive, CNRS, Montpellier, France.  Project: The adaptability of migratory animals to a rapidly changing world: novel measures from an integrated analysis of count, mark-recapture and telemetry data. Collaborators: Dr Olivier Gimenez, Dr Roger Pradel

2013–2014: Post-doctoral researcher, Animal Ecology Group, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Project: Demography of waders along the East-Asian Australasian flyway. Collaborator: Prof. Theunis Piersma

Publications

Publications

A complete list of my publications can be found on my personal website and on Researchgate.

Education

Professional education

2013           PhD, University of Groningen, cum laude (Promotors: Prof. Dr. Theunis Piersma and Prof. Dr. Joost Tinbergen). Thesis title: Spoonbills as a model system: a demographic cost-benefit analysis of differential migration.

2005           M.Sc. Evolutionary Biology (Topmaster programme), University of Groningen, cum laude

2003           B.Sc. Biology, University of Groningen

Awards

Awards and prizes

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€)

Other

Other

For more information about me and my research, please visit my personal website

Linked news

Monday 16 July 2018
2 Veni-financieringen voor NIOZ-onderzoekers | 2 Veni grants for NIOZ researchers
[Scroll down for English version] De Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) heeft twee veelbelovende NIOZ wetenschappers een Veni-financiering van 250.000 euro toegekend. Hiermee kunnen zij gedurende drie jaar hun eigen…

Linked blogs

Wednesday 26 June 2019
Where are the Spoonbills
Spoonbills that breed in The Netherlands spend the winter along the Atlantic coast between France and Senegal. But why do some spoonbills fly only a few hundred kilometres to spend the winter in France, whereas others continue their journey for more…

NIOZ publications

Linked projects

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