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Senior Research Leader

Prof. Dr. Theunis Piersma

Senior Research Leader

‘The Wadden Sea is a node in a worldwide web’

Migratory bird ecologist Theunis Piersma investigates various wader species. ‘However, I do not restrict my research to just the Wadden Sea. That is because the Wadden Sea mudflats are no more and no less than a link in a far larger system. Via birds such as red knots, Eurasian spoonbills and bar-tailed godwits, the Wadden Sea mudflats are linked with Siberia, Greenland, Southern Europe and West Africa. Through these birds, everything we do here influences what happens elsewhere in the world, and vice versa.’

Bar-tailed godwits have no time to lose

‘One of the birds with such an international effect is the bar-tailed godwit. In the breeding grounds in Siberia, the climate is warming up faster than anywhere else. This means that bar-tailed godwits have to arrive on the tundra earlier and earlier for their chicks to encounter the richest food supplies of insects emerging from the tundra. In the Wadden Sea, we can see this ‘being in a hurry’ by the speed at which the birds replenish their fuel stores in spring, the stores that carries them through 5000 km of nonstop flight to snow-covered tundra. Right here, en route from West Africa, they need to eat about half their body weight, which they mainly do on a diet of lugworms. Now, because the period they can remain here is getting shorter, they often depart underweight and therefore with a higher risk of perishing during the migratory flight.’

Comparison of crucial links

‘Sometimes, you learn the most about your own environment by comparing it with others. We therefore follow various waders on different migratory routes throughout the world, for example by using solar-powered miniature satellite-transmitters which regularly convey the birds’ geographical positions. For instance, we attach transmitters to bar-tailed godwits in the wadden areas of Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Oman, North-west Australia and New Zealand. Thanks to that international work, it has become crystal clear how unique the Wadden Sea is. It is a vital link for a great number of birds migrating between the Arctic region and Africa. Such knowledge reveals the global ecological network, but at the same time, it also places a particular responsibility on our shoulders for ensuring that the Wadden Sea is managed well.’

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Research interests

Habitat selection and distributional ecology; organismal design; marine biology; physiological, behavioural, population and community ecology; evolutionary and molecular ecology; animal migration; evolution. I am a firm adherent of an integrative biology in which the organism in its natural world takes centre stage in the search for evolution-based explanations.



From Oct. 2014: Rudi Drent Chair in Global Flyway Ecology, Conservation Ecology Group, Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES), University of Groningen, The Netherlands and Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Marine Ecology of NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

From June 2012: Professor of Global Flyway Ecology in the Animal Ecology Group at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of Groningen and Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Marine Ecology of NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

From June 2003: Professor of Animal Ecology at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies at the University of Groningen and Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Marine Ecology and Evolution of the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)

July 1996 - June 2003: Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Marine Ecology of the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) (0.9 fte) and Associate Professor at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies at the University of Groningen (0.2 fte)

June 1994 - June 1996: Research Biologist at NIOZ, Texel

April 1988 to October 1992: University of Groningen, PhD position in Behavioural Biology, Zoological Laboratory, in co-operation with Department of Coastal Systems at NIOZ ; December 1993-May 1994: Temporary contracts as Editor and Research Biologist at NIOZ

August 1985 - February 1987, June-August 1987: Research Biologist at the Rijksdienst voor de IJsselmeerpolders, Lelystad (Scientific department) 

September 1984: Consultant (Wader & Benthos specialist) with DHV, NEDECO in South Korea l

Recent synergistic activities

Contributing to the Animal Ecology Group, University of Groningen (staff of 5 scientists and 7 technicians, and ca. 7 postdocs, more than 20 PhD students, and over 10 MSc students)

Scientific leader of the WaddenSea research team at NIOZ, Texel, managing more than 20 people including 2 research scientists, 5 technicians, 2 postdocs, 9 PhD students, and several MSc students

Founder and co-leader of a worldwide consortium of shorebird scientists, the Global Flyway Network, that is financially supported by BirdLife International and employs 2 researchers in Australia

Scientific coordinator/PI/co-PI of 18 current national and international research projects

Regular advisor of national and international governmental and non-governmental agencies on issues of conservation and management of nature and natural resources, especially in relation to marine wetlands and cultural landscapes

The Chair in Global Flyway Ecology was made possible by BirdLife Netherlands and World Wildlife Fund-Netherlands



Piersma, T. & van Gils, J.A. (2011). The Flexible Phenotype. A Body-centred Integration of Ecology, Physiology, and Behaviour. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lok, T., Veldhoen, L., Overdijk, O., Tinbergen, J.M. & Piersma, T. 2017. An age- dependent fitness cost of migration? Old trans- Saharan migrating spoonbills breed later than those staying in Europe, and late breeders have lower recruitment. Journal of Animal Ecology, 86, 998–1009.

Piersma, T., Lok, T., Chen, Y., Hassell, C. J., Yang, H.-Y., Boyle, A., Slaymaker, M., Chan, Y.-C., Melville, D. S., Zhang, Z.-W. & Ma, Z. (2016) Simultaneous declines in summer survival of three shorebird species signals a flyway at risk. Journal of Applied Ecology 53, 479–490.

Bijleveld, A.I., MacCurdy, R.B., Chan, Y.-C., Penning, E., Gabrielson, R.M., Cluderay, J., Spaulding, E., 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. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283, 20151557.

Ma, Z., Melville, D.S., Liu, J., Chen, Y., Yang, H., Ren, W., Zhang, Z., Piersma, T. & Li, B. (2014) Rethinking China’s new great wall. Massive seawall construction in coastal wetlands threatens biodiversity. Science 346, 912-914.

Please find my complete list of NIOZ-publications at the bottom of this webpage or on ResearcherID. You can find all my publications in NARCIS.


Professional education

1980: BSc in Biology-B5 (palaeontology as additional specialization), University of Groningen

1984: MSc in degree Biology, University of Groningen, (cum laude; upper 3%)

1994: PhD in degree Biology, University of Groningen (supervisor: Prof. Dr R.H. Drent, (cum laude)


Awards and Prizes

1989: Winner of the Herman Klomp Prize for Dutch Ornithology, awarded jointly by Netherlands Ornithologists’ Union, SOVON-Bird Monitoring Netherlands and Vogelbescherming-BirdLife Netherlands(1.5 k€)

1994: Winner of the Dutch National Zoology Prize, awarded by the Netherlands Zoological Society (NDV) (3 k€)

1996: Recipient of the prestigious 5-year PIONIER-award of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) (0,9 M€)

1998: Elected Corresponding Fellow of the American Ornithologists’ Union

2000: Research award from the Committee for Research and Exploration of National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C., for work on shorebirds in Northwest Australia (an 8-page feature called ‘Tale of the Hot Knot’ featured the Feb. 2003 issue of National Geographic Magazine) (50 kUSD)

2001: Elected as Member of the Fryske Akademy (FrisianAcademy of Arts & Sciences), Ljouwert

2001: A new subspecies of Red Knot from the New Siberian Islands was named Calidris canutus piersmai (by P.S. Tomkovich in the Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 121: 257-263)

2002: Named as one of the six most promising Dutch scientists (‘Toppers met stip’) in Elsevier Magazine (16 March 2002), on the basis of citation-scores (CWTS, Leiden)

2004: Recipient of the biannual national Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Prijs voor Natuurbehoud (Dutch Nature Conservation Award from the Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund) (50 k€)

2004: Winner of the Ornithologenpreis of the German Ornithological Society

2004: Recipient of the first Luc Hoffmann Medal for Excellence in Science and Conservation, awarded by Wetlands International 2007: Elected Corresponding Member of the German Ornithological Society

2007: Elected Corresponding Member of the German Ornithological Society

2007: Subject of a Dutch National TV documentary based on a prize-winning script by Helmie Stil, called De Wereld is Plat: door de vogelkijker van Theunis Piersma (subtitled in English: The World is Flat, through the telescope of Theunis Piersma), produced by Selfmade Films, Utrecht

2009: Elected member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW, Amsterdam)

2011: Recipient of ALW-NWO TOP-subsidie (‘Shorebirds in space’)

2014: NWO Spinoza-Award

2017: Marsh Award for International Ornithology by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).

2018: Rudi Drent-leerstoel (University of Groningen, Faculty of Science and Engineering)

2020: Godman Salvin Prize )BOU/BIS Journal) 

2014: Theunis Piersma NWO Spinoza Award

Professional productivity

(Co-)authorship of 315 ISI-recognized publications (with >7,000 citations) since 1984, 16 of which have been cited 100 times or more; current H(irsch)-index is 45

(Co-)author of 14 books, and >460 contributions to the popular press, working papers, reports and other non-peer-reviewed publications

(Co-)advisor of 25 completed PhD theses, and 18 in progress >90 invited and plenary lectures in the last decade

Editorial duties

Editor in Chief of Ardea, the scientific journal of the Netherlands Ornithologists' Union

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Linked news

Tuesday 27 February 2024
‘Don’t jump to conclusions on mismatches in nature’
Climate change may speed up the emergence of insects in northern countries at the onset of spring. This may cause breeding birds, migrating from the south, to come too late to benefit from the insect peak if they do not adjust their travel schedules…
Wednesday 03 January 2024
Aquaculture blessing in disguise for migratory waders fueling up in China
On the mudflats along the Chinese coasts where non-destructive forms of aquaculture are practiced, shorebirds like knots and bar-tailed godwits are doing relatively well. That is shown in the dissertation that NIOZ PhD candidate and biologist He-Bo…
Tuesday 21 November 2023
Changing climate homogenizes diversity in migratory birds
Changing climate may slowly erode the difference between two subspecies of bar-tailed godwits. That warning is voiced by bird researchers from the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in the latest…
Thursday 16 November 2023
Succesful sanderlings go for shrimp
Against the trends for many shorebirds, sanderlings have been doing relatively well in the Wadden Sea for the past years. The key to that success lies in the timing of these little birds' main food: shrimp on the mudflats. That is one of the…
Wednesday 12 July 2023
€5.2 million for two nature projects providing an expansion of the WATLAS system
Years have been spent working on a unique technique to track small birds in the western Wadden Sea. Monitoring birds is very important if you want to understand what is changing for life in the Wadden Sea. Especially now that the ecosystem is…
Friday 15 July 2022
BirdEyes; new research centre moved into former Friesland Bank building
BirdEyes is the new centre for interdisciplinary and internationally oriented research and post-Master’s teaching in the field of climate change. It is an initiative of Professor of Migratory Bird Ecology Theunis Piersma (NIOZ and University of…
Monday 07 February 2022
Pacific Ocean as the greatest theater of bird migration
With a surface larger than all the continents together, the Pacific Ocean is the most extreme environment a migratory bird can encounter. Yet there are several bird species that conquer this enormous body of water almost routinely. In the latest…
Monday 18 October 2021
New subspecies of bar-tailed godwit officially recognized
As of today there are no longer just five subspecies of bar-tailed godwits, but six. In the latest issue of the ornithological journal Ibis, a new subspecies is described by an international team of biologists. “Limosa lapponica yamalensis has a…
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Aquaculture turns biodiversity into uniformity along the coast of China
Fishery and aquaculture have given rise to an enormous uniformity in the diversity of bivalves along the more than 18,000 kilometer long Chinese coast, biologist He-Bo Peng and colleagues report in this month’s issue of Diversity and Distributions.
Wednesday 19 May 2021
Birds dealing with change - Mapping migration routes can lead to conservation areas
Tracking migratory birds that carry tiny satellite transmitters in featherlight ‘backpacks’, can teach us a lot about change in the environment. It may also point at possibilities to avoid loss of biodiversity. That is an important message in the…

Linked blogs

Monday 11 September 2023
WATLAS fieldwork 2023
Even voorstellen… Mijn naam is Evy Gobbens en ik ben promovendus/PhD kandidaat bij het Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NIOZ). Dit houdt in dat ik vier jaar lang onderzoek doe naar wadvogels, en specifiek naar het effect van…
Tuesday 16 May 2023
Ecologisch onderzoek in de Waddenzee, 2023
Onderzoekers van het NIOZ volgen al jaren wat er gebeurt met het leven in de Waddenzee. Sommige datasets zijn al langer dan 30 jaar. Veranderingen in het bodemleven worden in kaart gebracht met het SIBES-project. Elk jaar worden dieren in ruim 5.000…
Wednesday 01 December 2021
A tight knot between exploratory personality, foraging tactics and diet
There is a place on earth where life not only revolves around day and night but also around the tidal cycle. Intertidal mudflats are dynamic and fascinating places that are completely submerged for part of the day and exposed during others. For the…
Wednesday 30 June 2021
NIOZ podcast Van Delta tot Diepzee aflevering 13 Onze blauwe planeet als 'Global Flyway'
In het recent verschenen Amerikaanse boek ‘A World on the Wing’ wordt Theunis Piersma getypeerd als een legende in de wereld van de kustvogels. Hij dankt zijn wereldwijde reputatie ondermeer aan zijn studie aan de vogeltrek, waarbij hij vogels een…
Tuesday 16 October 2018
Waddentrekkers | Wadden Flyways 10
Na twee volle seizoenen met zendergegevens van rosse gruto’s blijft één beeld hangen: dit zijn vogels met haast! De vogels vliegen in één ruk van hun overwinteringsgebieden in West-Afrika naar de Waddenzee, en vervolgens ook in één ruk naar de…
Wednesday 26 September 2018
Waddentrekkers | Wadden Flyways 9
Zo heel af en toe komen er nog signalen van twee gezenderde kanoeten binnen: één vanuit de Banc d’Arguin in Mauritanië en één vanuit steeds hetzelfde plekje in het zuiden van Marokko. Onderzoeksleider Theunis Piersma is nuchter genoeg om te weten wat…
Monday 21 August 2017
Waddentrekkers | Wadden Flyways 8 | Paula is weer thuis
Er gaat niets boven een visuele waarneming. De afgelopen weken heeft de zender van kanoet Paula signalen verstuurd vanuit Canada, Groenland, het noorden van Schotland en de Duitse Waddeneilanden Sylt en Borkum. Uiteindelijk kwamen de signalen deze…
Thursday 03 August 2017
Waddentrekkers | Wadden Flyways 7
De gezenderde kanoet 'Paula' is weer 'gezien', dat wil zeggen de zender heeft weer signalen uitgezonden. Wat is er allemaal gebeurd sinds het laatste contact? | Knot 'Paula' has been 'seen' again, that is her transmitter has transmitted signals .…
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!

NIOZ publications

  • 2024
    Ersoy, S.; Beardsworth, C.E; Duran, E.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Piersma, T.; Groothuis, T.G.G.; Bijleveld, A. (2024). Pathway for personality development: juvenile red knots vary more in diet and exploratory behaviour than adults. Anim. Behav. 208: 31-40.
  • 2023
    van der Winden, J.; van Horssen, P.W.; Deuzeman, S.; Piersma, T. (2023). Remnant Rhine delta population of Great Reed Warblers maintains high diversity in migration timing, stopping sites, and winter destinations. Bird. Cons. Intern. 33.
    Peng, H.-B.; Choi, C.-Y.; Ma, Z.; Bijleveld, A.I.; Melville, D.S.; Piersma, T. (2023). Individuals of a group-living shorebird show smaller home range overlap when food availability is low. Movement Ecology 11(1).
    Jukema, J.; van de Wetering, H.; Gutiérrez, J.S.; Piersma, T. (2023). Slight sexual dimorphism in tail-fork depth of Common Swifts Apus apus. Ringing & Migration 38(1-2): 25-28.
    Diallo, A.Y.; Piersma, T.; Van Eerden, A.O.K.; Ndiaye, S.; Ndiaye, P.I. (2023). Seasonal occurrence and daytime behaviour of Eurasian Spoonbills Platalea leucorodia leucorodia in Senegal's Atlantic coastal areas. Waterbirds 45(2).
    Chan, Y.-C; Chan, D.T.C.; Tibbitts, T.L; Hassell, C.J.; Piersma, T. (2023). Site fidelity of migratory shorebirds facing habitat deterioration: insights from satellite tracking and mark-resighting. Movement Ecology 11(1): 79.
    Piersma, T.; El-Hacen, E.-H.M. (2023). To See, Hear and Speak: How Counts of Birds in Individual Trees Help Address the Environmental Causes of the Sahel. Ardea 111(1): 3-6.
    Piersma, T.; Koolhaas, A.; van Gils, J.A.; Dekinga, A. (2023). Cause for caution: Response to Forum Contribution by van der Meer and Folmer. J. Appl. Ecol. 60(11): 2494-2496.
    Peng, H.-B.; Ma, Z.; Rakhimberdiev, E.; van Gils, J.A.; Battley, P.F.; Rogers, D.I.; Choi, C.-Y.; Wu, W.; Feng, X.; Ma, Q.; Hua, N.; Minton, C.; Hassell, C.J.; Piersma, T. (2023). Arriving late and lean at a stopover site is selected against in a declining migratory bird population. J. Anim. Ecol. 92(10): 2109-2118.
    Ma, Z.; Choi, C.-Y.; Gan, X.; Li, J.; Liu, Y.; Melville, D.S.; Mu, T.; Piersma, T.; Zhang, Z. (2023). Achievements, challenges, and recommendations for waterbird conservation in China's coastal wetlands. Avian Research 14: 100123.
    El-Hacen, E. M.; Lemrabott, S.Y.C.; Meijer, K.J.; Piersma, T.; Govers, L.L.; van Gils, J.A.; Olff, H. (2023). Growth and population structure of bloody cockles Senilia senilis at Banc d’Arguin and Bijagós with different environmental conditions and harvesting regimes. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 710: 71-83.
    Carneiro, C. ; Gunnarsson, T. G.; Kaasiku, T.; Piersma, T.; Alves, J.A. (2024). Icelandic Whimbrel first migration: Non‐stop until West Africa, yet later departure and slower travel than adults. Ibis 166(2): 715-722.
    Loonstra, A.H.J.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Both, C.; Piersma, T. (2023). Translocation of shorebird siblings shows intraspecific variation in migration routines to arise after fledging. Curr. Biol. 33(12): 2535-2540.e3.
    Lemrabott, S.Y.C.; El-Hacen, E.-H. M.; Piersma, T.; Sall, A.A.; Sidina, E.; Mahmoud, L.Y.A.; Olff, H.; van Leeuwen, A. (2023). Twenty years of monitoring reveal overfishing of bony fish stocks in the coastal national park Banc d’Arguin, in Mauritania. Aquat. Conserv. 33(8): 833-844.
    El-Hacen, E.M.; Lemrabott, S.Y.C.; Meijer, K.J.; Piersma, T.; Govers, L.L.; van Gils, J.A.; Olff, H. (2023). Growth and population structure of bloody cockles Senilia senilis at Banc d’Arguin and Bijagós with different environmental conditions and harvesting regimes. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 710: 71-83.
    Folmer, E.O.; Bijleveld, A.; Holthuijsen, S.; van der Meer, J.; Piersma, T.; van der Veer, H. (2023). Space–time analyses of sediment composition reveals synchronized dynamics at all intertidal flats in the Dutch Wadden Sea. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 285: 108308.
    Diallo, A.Y.; Piersma, T.; Van Eerden, A.O.K.; Ndiaye, S.; Ndiaye, P. (2023). Seasonal occurrence and daytime behaviour of Eurasian spoonbills Platalea leucorodia leucorodia in Senegal's Atlantic coastal areas. Waterbirds 45(2).
    Movalli, P.; Biesmeijer, K.; Gkotsis, G.; Alygizakis, N.; Nika, M.C.; Vasilatos, K.; Kostakis, M.; Thomaidis, N.S.; Oswald, P.; Oswaldova, M.; Slobodnik, J.; Glowacka, N.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W. ; Howison, R.A.; Dekker, R.W.R.J.; van den Brink, N.; Piersma, T. (2023). High resolution mass spectrometric suspect screening, wide-scope target analysis of emerging contaminants and determination of legacy pollutants in adult black-tailed godwit Limosa limosa limosa in the Netherlands – A pilot study. Chemosphere 321: 138145.
    Navedo, J.G.; Piersma, T. (2023). Do 50‐year‐old Ramsar criteria still do the best possible job? A plea for broadened scientific underpinning of the global protection of wetlands and migratory waterbirds. Conserv. Lett. 16(2): e12941.
    Lok, T.; van der Geest, M.; Bom, R.A.; de Goeij, P.; Piersma, T.; Bouten, W. (2023). Prey ingestion rates revealed by back-mounted accelerometers in Eurasian spoonbills. Animal Biotelemetry 11(1).
    Liu, Y.; Piersma, T.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W. ; Howison, R.A. (2023). Land‐use intensity impacts habitat selection of ground‐nesting farmland birds in The Netherlands. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 4(1): e12201.
    Zhu, B.-R.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Hassell, C.J.; Leung, K. K-S.; Dorofeev, D.; Ma, Q.; Eiamampai, K.; Coleman, J.T.; Tserenbat, U.; Purev-Ochir, G.; Li, D.; Zhang, Z.; Piersma, T. (2023). Predicting the non-breeding distributions of the two Asian subspecies of Black-tailed Godwit using morphological information. Avian Research 14: 100069.
  • 2022
    Piersma, T. (2022). Ornithology from the Flatlands; socially migrating cuckoos? on genes being just one of many resources shaping the individual development of migration. Ardea 110(2).
    van Hasselt, S.J.; Piersma, T.; Meerlo, P. (2022). Seasonal variation in rest–activity patterns in barnacle geese: are measurements of activity a good indicator of sleep–wake patterns? J. Exp. Biol. 225(20).
    Silva-Monteiro, M.; Pehlak, H.; Timonen, S.; Pessa, J.; Pasanen, E.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Loonstra, A.H.J.; Piersma, T.; Robin, F.; Korniluk, M.; Onwezen, M.; Bongers, M.; Hamelink, J.; Lembreght, F.; DunnGalvin, A.; Kleijn, D. (2023). Cross-continental differences in Black-tailed Godwit breeding densities are best explained by arthropod abundance in the chick-hatching period. J. Ornithol. 164: 287-297.
    Piersma, T. (2022). Ornithology from the flatlands. Socially migrating cuckoos? on genes being just one of many resources shaping the individual development of migration. Ardea 110(2): 107-110.
    Peng, H.-B.; Shi, J.; Gan, X.; Zhang, J.; Ma, C.; Piersma, T.; Melville, D.S. (2022). Efficient removal of Spartina alterniflora with low negative environmental impacts using imazapyr. Front. Mar. Sci. 9: 1054402.
    El-Hacen, E.-H.M.; Mens, T.; Bouma, T.J.; Piersma, T.; Leroy, S.A.G.; Olff, H.; Sangiorgi, F. (2022). Fossilized diatoms as indirect indicators of the origin of carbon stored in intertidal flats. Front. Mar. Sci. 9: 1006847.
    Craft, T.; Beaulieu, A.; Piersma, T.; Howison, R.A. (2022). Mapping agricultural biodiversity: Legacy data and tensions between ways of seeing fields. Frontiers in Environmental Science 10: 982925.
    Coelho, A.P.; Henriques, M.; Rocha, A.D.; Paulino, J.; Kleine Schaars, L.; Ramos, C.; de Barros, A.R.; Catry, T.; Granadeiro, J.P.; Piersma, T.; Alves, J.A. (2022). Spatial and seasonal variation in macrozoobenthic density, biomass and community composition in a major tropical intertidal area, the Bijagós Archipelago, West-Africa. PLoS One 17(11): e0277861.
    Lu, X.; Yang, H.; Piersma, T.; Sun, L.; Chen, Q.; Jiaj, Y.; Lei, G.; Cheng, L.; Rao, X. (2022). Food resources for Spoon-billed Sandpipers (Calidris pygmaea) in the mudflats of Leizhou Bay, southern China. Front. Mar. Sci. 9: 1005327.
    Henriques, M.; Catry, T.; João Belo, R.; Piersma, T.; Ledo Pontes, S.; Granadeiro, J.P. (2022). Combining multispectral and radar imagery with machine learning techniques to map intertidal habitats for migratory shorebirds. Remote Sens. 14(4): 3260.
    Zhu, B.-R.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Velasco, N.; Sanchez-Aguilar, L.; Zhang, Z.; Piersma, T. (2022). Current breeding distributions and predicted range shifts under climate change in two subspecies of Black‐tailed Godwits in Asia. Glob. Chang. Biol. 28(18): 5416-5426.
    Piersma, T. (2022). De ontdekking van Europa: De eerste kanoeten op het wad, de eerste terpen op de kwelder, in: Luiten van Zanden, J. (Ed.) Gevleugelde geschiedenis van Nederland: De Nederlanders en hun vogels. pp. 31-44
    Chan, Y.-C; Tibbitts, T.L.; Dorofeev, D.; Hassell, C.J.; Piersma, T. (2022). Hidden in plain sight: migration routes of the elusive Anadyr bar‐tailed godwit revealed by satellite tracking. J. Avian Biol. 2022(8): e02988.
    Mu, T.; Choi, C.-Y.; Liu, Y.; Piersma, T.; Wilcove, D.S. (2022). Gaps in coastal wetlands World Heritage list. Science (Wash.) 376(6597): 1060-1061.
    Mu, T.; Cai, S.; Peng, H.; Hassell, C.J.; Boyle, A.; Zhang, Z.; Piersma, T.; Wilcove, D.S. (2022). Evaluating staging habitat quality to advance the conservation of a declining migratory shorebird, Red Knot Calidris canutus. J. Appl. Ecol. 59(8): 2084-2093.
    Das, D.K.; Khandakar, N.; Sultana, I.; Shamsuddoha, M.; Galib, A.J.; Akhtar, F.; Piersma, T. (2022). Population size, behavior and threats to Indian Skimmers (Rhynchops albicollis) at their largest known wintering site. Waterbirds 44(3).
    Verhoeven, M.A.; Jelle Loonstra, A.H.; Pringle, T.; Kaspersma, W.; Whiffin, M.; McBride, A.D.; Sjoerdsma, P.; Roodhart, C.; Burgess, M.D.; Piersma, T.; Smart, J. (2022). Do ditch‐side electric fences improve the breeding productivity of ground‐nesting waders? Ecological Solutions and Evidence 3(2): e12143.
    Henriques, M.; Belo, J.R.; Sá, J.; Monteiro, H.; Alves, J.A.; Piersma, T.; Dodman, T.; van Roomen, M. (2022). The Bijagós Archipelago: a key area for waterbirds of the East Atlantic Flyway, in: Van Roomen, M. et al. East Atlantic Flyway Assessment 2020.The status of coastal waterbird populations and their sites.. pp. 81-93
    Navedo, J.G.; Piersma, T.; Figuerola, J.; Vansteelant, W. (2022). Spain’s Doñana world heritage site in danger. Science (Wash.) 376(6589): 144-144.
    Das, D.K.; Khandakar, N.; Sultana, I.; Islam, S.; Ali, M.S.; Galib, A.J.; Shamsuddoha, M.; Piersma, T. (2022). Site use by non-breeding Black-tailed Godwits at Nijhum Dweep National Park, Bangladesh. Wader Study 129(1).
    Vervoort, R.; Schmaltz, L.E.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W. ; Verkuil, Y.I.; Kempenaers, B.; Piersma, T. (2022). Within- and between-Year Variation in the Presence of Individually Marked Ruff Calidris pugnax at a Stopover Site during Northward Migration. Ardea 110(1): 41-59.
    Rakhimberdiev, E.; Karagicheva, J.; Saveliev, A.; Loonstra, A.H.J.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W. ; Schaub, M.; Piersma, T. (2022). Misidentification errors in reencounters result in biased estimates of survival probability from CJS models: Evidence and a solution using the robust design. Methods Ecol. Evol. 13(5): 1106-1118.
    Conklin, J.R.; Verkuil, Y.I.; Battley, P.F.; Hassell, C.J.; ten Horn, J.; Johnson, J.A.; Tomkovich, P.S.; Baker, A.J.; Piersma, T.; Fontaine, M.C. (2022). Global flyway evolution in red knots Calidris canutus and genetic evidence for a Nearctic refugium. Mol. Ecol. 31(7): 2124-2139.
    Piersma, T.; Gill, R.E.; Ruthrauff, D.R.; Guglielmo, C.G.; Conklin, J.R.; Handel, C.M. (2022). The Pacific as the world’s greatest theater of bird migration: Extreme flights spark questions about physiological capabilities, behavior, and the evolution of migratory pathways. The Auk 139(2): ukab086.
    Verhoeven, M.A.; McBride, A.D.; Hooijmeijer, C.E.W.; Piersma, T.; Senner, N.R. (2022). Earthworm abundance and availability does not influence the reproductive decisions of black‐tailed godwits in an agricultural grassland. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 3(1): 12125.
    Verhoeven, M.A.; Loonstra, A.H.J.; McBride, A.D.; Kaspersma, W.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W. ; Both, C.; Senner, N.R.; Piersma, T. (2022). Age‐dependent timing and routes demonstrate developmental plasticity in a long‐distance migratory bird. J. Anim. Ecol. 91(3): 566-579.
    Lameris, T.K.; Tomkovich, P.S.; Johnson, J.A.; Morisson, R.I.G.; Tulp, I.; Lisovski, S.; DeCicco, L.; Dementyev, M.; Gill, R.E.; ten Horn, J.; Piersma, T.; Pohlen, Z.; Schekkerman, H.; Soloviev, M.; Syroechkovsky, E.E.; Zhemchuzhnikov, M.K.; van Gils, J.A. (2022). Mismatch‐induced growth reductions in a clade of Arctic‐breeding shorebirds are rarely mitigated by increasing temperatures. Glob. Chang. Biol. 28(3): 829-847.
    van Hasselt, S.J.; Verhulst, S.; Piersma, T.; Rattenborg, N.C.; Meerlo, P. (2022). A comparison of continuous and intermittent EEG recordings in geese: How much data are needed to reliably estimate sleep–wake patterns? Journal of Sleep Research 31(3): e13525.
    Ersoy, S.; Beardsworth, C.E.; Dekinga, A.; van der Meer, M.T.J.; Piersma, T.; Groothuis, T.G.G.; Bijleveld, A.I. (2022). Exploration speed in captivity predicts foraging tactics and diet in free‐living red knots. J. Anim. Ecol. 91(2): 356-366.
    Bom, R.A.; Conklin, J.R.; Verkuil, Y.I.; Alves, J.A.; de Fouw, J.; Dekinga, A.; Hassell, C.J.; Klaassen, R.H.G.; Kwarteng, A.Y.; Rakhimberdiev, E.; Rocha, A.; ten Horn, J.; Tibbitts, T.L.; Tomkovich, P.S.; Victor, R.; Piersma, T. (2022). Central‐West Siberian‐breeding Bar‐tailed Godwits (Limosa lapponica) segregate in two morphologically distinct flyway populations. Ibis 164(2): 468-485.
  • 2021
    van der Winden, J.; Hogeweg, N.; Baaij, E.; van Horssen, P.W.; Shamoun-Baranes, J.; Vos, R.; Piersma, T. (2021). The influence of weather on the migration behaviour of Eurasian Bitterns Botaurus stellaris. Bird Study 68(3): 370-380.
    Verkuil, Y.I.; Tavares, E.; González, P.M.; Choffe, K.; Haddrath, O.; Peck, M.; Niles, L.J.; Baker, A.J.; Piersma, T.; Conklin, J.R. (2022). Genetic structure in the nonbreeding range of rufa Red Knots suggests distinct Arctic breeding populations. Ornithological Applications 124(1): duab053.
    Lagarde, F.; Piersma, T. (2021). Vocal signalling by Eurasian Spoonbills Platalea leucorodia in flocks before migratory departure. Ardea 109(2).
    Zhang, S.; Bai, Q.; Melville, D.S.; Feng, C.; Piersma, T.; Ma, Z. (2021). Food supplementation as a conservation intervention: A framework and a case of helping threatened shorebirds at a refuelling site. Biol. Conserv. 264: 109394.
    Penning, E.; Govers, L.L.; Dekker, R.; Piersma, T. (2021). Advancing presence and changes in body size of brown shrimp Crangon crangon on intertidal flats in the western Dutch Wadden Sea, 1984–2018. Mar. Biol. (Berl.) 168(11): 160.
    Zhu, B.-R.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Loonstra, A.H.J.; Sanchez-Aguilar, L.; Hassell, C.J.; Leung, K. K-S.; Lei, W.; Zhang, Z.; Piersma, T. (2021). Identification of breeding grounds and annual routines of the newly discovered bohaii subspecies of Black-tailed Godwits. Emu 121(4): 292-302.
    Piersma, T.; Gutiérrez, J.S. (2021). Bird migration: Flying high to avoid overheating? Curr. Biol. 31(15): R955-R957.
    Peng, H.-B.; Chan, Y.-C; Compton, T.J.; Cheng, X.-F.; Melville, D.S.; Zhang, S.-D; Zhang, Z.; Lei, G.; Ma, Z.; Piersma, T. (2021). Mollusc aquaculture homogenizes intertidal soft‐sediment communities along the 18,400 km long coastline of China. Diversity Distrib. 27(8): 1553-1567.
    Meijer, K.J.; El-Hacen, E.-H.M.; Govers, L.L.; Lavaleye, M.S.S.; Piersma, T.; Olff, H. (2021). Mangrove-mudflat connectivity shapes benthic communities in a tropical intertidal system. Ecol. Indic. 130: 108030.
    Lei, W.; Masero, J.A.; Dingle, C.; Liu, Y.; Chai, Z.; Zhu, B.; Peng, H.; Zhang, Z.; Piersma, T. (2021). The value of coastal saltpans for migratory shorebirds: conservation insights from a stable isotope approach based on feeding guild and body size. Anim. Conserv. 24(6): 1071-1083.
    Piersma, T.; Gill, R.E.; Ruthrauff, D.R. (2021). Physiomorphic transformation in extreme endurance migrants: revisiting the case of bar-tailed godwits preparing for trans-Pacific flights. Front. Ecol. Evol. 9: 685764.
    van Hasselt, S.J.; Mekenkamp, G.-J.; Komdeur, J.; Allocca, G.; Vyssotski, A.L.; Piersma, T.; Rattenborg, N.; Meerlo, P. (2021). Seasonal variation in sleep homeostasis in migratory geese: a rebound of NREM sleep following sleep deprivation in summer but not in winter. Sleep 44(4): zsaa244.
    Piersma, T.; Kok, E.M.A.; Hassell, C.J.; Peng, H.-B.; Verkuil, Y.I.; Lei, G.; Karagicheva, J.; Rakhimberdiev, E.N.; Howey, P.W.; Tibbitts, T.L.; Chan, Y.-C (2021). When a typical jumper skips: itineraries and staging habitats used by Red Knots (Calidris canutus piersmai) migrating between northwest Australia and the New Siberian Islands. Ibis 163(4): 1235-1251.
    Lei, W.; Wu, Y.; Wu, F.; Piersma, T.; Zhang, Z.; Masero, J.A. (2021). Artificial wetlands as breeding habitats for shorebirds: A case study on pied avocets in China’s largest saltpan complex. Front. Ecol. Evol. 9: 622756.
    Terrados, J.; Otero, M.; Bacci, T.; Didderen, K.; La Porta, B.; Piersma, T.; Bouma, T.J. (2021). Blue carbon ecosystem restoration, in: del Mar Otero, M. (Ed.) Manual for the creation of blue carbon projects in Europe and the Mediterranean. pp. 110-129
    Verkuil, Y.I.; Jukema, J.; Tomkovich, P.S.; Rönkä, N.; Hooijmeijer, C.E.W.; Piersma, T. (2021). Striking rusty-brown neck collars in Ruffs: plumage polymorphism or staining? Wader Study 128(1).
    Henriques, M.; Granadeiro, J.P.; Piersma, T.; Leão, S.; Ledo Pontes, S.; Catry, T. (2021). Assessing the contribution of mangrove carbon and of other basal sources to intertidal flats adjacent to one of the largest West African mangrove forests. Mar. Environ. Res. 169: 105331.
    van Hasselt, S.J.; Hut, R.A.; Allocca, G.; Vyssotski, A.L.; Piersma, T.; Rattenborg, N.; Meerlo, P. (2021). Cloud cover amplifies the sleep-suppressing effect of artificial light at night in geese. Environ. Pollut. 273: 116444.
    Verhoeven, M.A.; Loonstra, A.H.J.; McBride, A.D.; Both, C.; Senner, N.R.; Piersma, T. (2021). Migration route, stopping sites, and non-breeding destinations of adult Black-tailed Godwits breeding in southwest Fryslân, The Netherlands. J. Ornithol. 162: 61-76.
  • 2020
    van der Velde, E.; Kentie, R.; Piersma, T.; Rakhimberdiev, E.; Hooijmeijer, J. (2020). De Grutto Monitor 2012-2019: De vinger aan de pols van de grutto-populatie met een actueel overzicht van de demografische parameters op basis van langjarig veldonderzoek in Súdwest Fryslân. Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG): Groningen.
    Piersma, T. (2020). Voices of a living planet: migratory shorebirds as sentinels of a rapidly changing Earth, in: Grooten, M. et al. Voices for a Living Planet - Living Planet Report. pp. 20-21
    Piersma, T. (2020). Ornithology from the flatlands: Satellite sensing of greenness and the resource landscapes of birds. Ardea 108(2): 111-114
    El-Hacen, E.-H.M.; Sidi Cheikh, M.A.; Bouma, T.J.; Olff, H.; Piersma, T. (2020). Long-term changes in seagrass and benthos at Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania, the premier intertidal system along the East Atlantic Flyway. Global Ecology and Conservation 24: e01364.
    Zhu, B.-R.; Verkuil, Y.I.; Conklin, J.R.; Yang, A.; Lei, W.; Alves, J.A.; Hassell, C.J.; Dorofeev, D.; Zhang, Z.; Piersma, T. (2021). Discovery of a morphologically and genetically distinct population of Black‐tailed Godwits in the East Asian‐Australasian Flyway. Ibis 163(2): 448-462.
    Mathot, K.J.; Kok, E.M.A.; van den Hout, P.J.; Dekinga, A.; Piersma, T. (2020). Red knots (Calidris canutus islandica) manage body mass with dieting and activity. J. Exp. Biol. 223(21): jeb231993.
    Piersma, T. (2020). Book review: Incredible journeys. Exploring the wonders of animal navigation. Ardea 108(1): 106-107.
    Muller, J.R.M.; Chan, Y.-C; Piersma, T.; Chen, Y.-P.; Aarninkhof, S.G.J.; Hassell, C.J.; Tao, J-F.; Gong, Z.; Wang, Z.B.; van Maren, D.S. (2020). Building for nature: Preserving threatened bird habitat in port design. Water 12(8): 2134.
    Fokkema, W.; van der Jeugd, H.P.; Lameris, T.K.; Dokter, A.M.; Ebbinge, B.S.; de Roos, A.M.; Nolet, B.A.; Piersma, T.; Olff, H. (2020). Ontogenetic niche shifts as a driver of seasonal migration. Oecologia 193(2): 285-297.
    Kok, E.M.A.; Hogan, J.A.; Piersma, T. (2020). Experimental tests of a seasonally changing visual preference for habitat in a long‐distance migratory shorebird. Ethology 126(7): 681-693.
    Piersma, T.; Loonstra, A.H.J.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Oudman, T. (2020). Rethinking classic starling displacement experiments: evidence for innate or for learned migratory directions? J. Avian Biol. 51(5): e02337.
    Muller, J.R.M.; Chen, Y.-P.; Aarninkhof, S.G.J.; Chan, Y.-C; Piersma, T.; van Maren, D.S.; Tao, J-F.; Wang, Z.B.; Gong, Z. (2020). Ecological impact of land reclamation on Jiangsu coast (China): A novel ecotope assessment for Tongzhou Bay. Water Science and Engineering 13(1): 57-64.
    Verhoeven, M.A.; Loonstra, A.H.J.; McBride, A.D.; Macias, P.; Kaspersma, W.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W. ; van der Velde, E.; Both, C.; Senner, N.R.; Piersma, T. (2020). Geolocators lead to better measures of timing and renesting in black‐tailed godwits and reveal the bias of traditional observational methods. J. Avian Biol. 51(4).
    Zhu, B.-R.; Hassell, C.J.; Verkuil, Y.I.; Gunnarson, Tómas G.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W. ; Zhang, Z.; Piersma, T. (2020). Size, shape and sex differences in three subspecies of Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa. Bird Study 67(1): 45-52.
    Van den Bremer, L.; van Turnhout, C.; Piersma, T.; Nienhuis, J.; de Jong, A. (2020). Broedprestaties van Nederlandse huiszwaluwen. Limosa (Amst.) 93: 33-34
    Oudman, T.; Schekkerman, H.; Kidee, A.; van Roomen, M.; Camara, M.; Smit, C.; ten Horn, J.; Piersma, T.; El-Hacen, E.-H. M. (2020). Changes in the waterbird community of the Parc National du Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania, 1980–2017. Bird. Cons. Intern. 30(4): 618-633.
    Verhoeven, M.A.; Loonstra, A.H.J.; McBride, A.D.; Tinbergen, J.M.; Kentie, R.; Hooijmeijer, C.E.W.; Both, C.; Senner, N.R.; Piersma, T. (2020). Variation in egg size of Black-tailed Godwits. Ardea 107(3): 291-302.
    de Fouw, J.; van der Zee, E.M.; van Gils, J.A.; Eriksson, B.K.; Weerman, E.; Donadi, S.; van der Veer, H.W.; Olff, H.; Piersma, T.; van der Heide, T. (2020). The interactive role of predation, competition and habitat conditions in structuring an intertidal bivalve population. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 523: 151267.
    Reneerkens, J.; Versluijs, T.S.L.; Piersma, T.; Alves, J.A.; Boorman, M.; Corse, C.; Gilg, O.; Hallgrimsson, G.T.; Lang, J.; Loos, B.; Ntiamoa-Baidu, Y.; Nuoh, A.A.; Potts, P.M.; ten Horn, J.; Lok, T. (2020). Low fitness at low latitudes: Wintering in the tropics increases migratory delays and mortality rates in an Arctic breeding shorebird. J. Anim. Ecol. 89(3): 691-703.
  • 2019
    Howison, R.A.; Belting, H.; Smart, J.; Smart, M.; Schuckard, R.; Thorup, O.; Piersma, T.; International Wader Study Group (2019). Een horizon vol weidevogels in Zuidwest-Friesland: Inzichten uit de workshop van de International Wader Study Group, 28 september 2018. International Wader Study Group, IWSG: [s.l.]. 71 pp.
    Piersma, T. (2019). Waar wachten wij op? Oude argumenten voor nieuw boeren, in: Kooistra, L. De Friese utopie. pp. 95-105
    Piersma, T. (2019). Waddenwetenschap: zouden we iets van onze waddennatuur moeten weten dan?, in: Eenhoorn, B. Het Waddengebied bij nader inzien. pp. 67-90
    Piersma, T. (2019). Wer wachtsje wy op? Alde arguminten foar nij buorkjen, in: Kooistra, L. De Fryske utopy. pp. 94-104
    Piersma, T. (2019). Ornithology from the flatlands. Seasonal selective forces and innovations in bird migration. Ardea 17(2): 115-117.
    van der Winden, J.; Hogeweg, N.; Shamoun-Baranes, J.; Piersma, T. (2019). Sex-related migration distances in the dimorphic Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding in The Netherlands. Ardea 107(3): 283-290.
    Loonstra, A.H.J.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Zbyryt, A.; Schaaf, E.; Both, C.; Piersma, T. (2019). Individual Black-tailed Godwits do not stick to single routes: a hypothesis on how low population densities might decrease social conformity. Ardea 107(3): 251-261.
    Howison, R.A.; Hooijmeijer, C.E.W.; Piersma, T. (2019). Grutto’s als indicator voor veranderingen in landgebruik in de Sahel. Limosa (Amst.) 92: 154-163
    Zhang, S.-D; Ma, Z.; Feng, C.-C.; Melville, D.S.; van Gils, J.A.; Piersma, T. (2019). Individual diet differences in a molluscivore shorebird are associated with the size of body instruments for internal processing rather than for feeding. J. Avian Biol. 50(10).
    Onrust, J.; Hobma, S.; Piersma, T. (2019). Determining the availability of earthworms for visually hunting predators. Wildlife Soc. Bull. 43(4): 745-751.
    Loonstra, A.H.J.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Senner, N.R.; Both, C.; Piersma, T. (2019). Adverse wind conditions during northward Sahara crossings increase the in‐flight mortality of Black‐tailed Godwits. Ecol. Lett. 22(12): 2060-2066.
    De Felici, L.; Piersma, T.; Howison, R.A. (2019). Abundance of arthropods as food for meadow bird chicks in response to short- and long-term soil wetting in Dutch dairy grasslands. PeerJ 7: e7401.
    Onrust, J.; Wymenga, E.; Piersma, T. (2019). Rode regenwormen: sleutelspelers voor boerenlandbiodiversiteit. Levende Nat. 120(4): 144-148
    El-Hacen, E.-H.M.; Bouma, T.J.; Govers, L.L.; Piersma, T.; Olff, H. (2019). Seagrass sensitivity to collapse along a hydrodynamic gradient: evidence from a pristine subtropical intertidal ecosystem. Ecosystems 22(5): 1007-1023.
    Chan, Y.-C; Tibbitts, T.L; Lok, T.; Hassell, C.J.; Peng, H.-B.; Ma, Z.; Zhang, Z.; Piersma, T. (2019). Filling knowledge gaps in a threatened shorebird flyway through satellite tracking. J. Appl. Ecol. 56(10): 2305-2315.
    Gutiérrez; Piersma, T.; Thieltges, D.W. (2019). Micro‐ and macroparasite species richness in birds: The role of host life history and ecology. J. Anim. Ecol. 88(8): 1226-1239.
    Chan, Y.-C; Peng, H.-B.; Han, Y.-X.; Chung, S. S.-W.; Li, J.; Zhang, L.; Piersma, T. (2019). Conserving unprotected important coastal habitats in the Yellow Sea: Shorebird occurrence, distribution and food resources at Lianyungang. Global Ecology and Conservation 20: e00724.
    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.
    Lok, T.; Hassell, C.J.; Piersma, T.; Pradel, R.; Gimenez, O. (2019). Accounting for heterogeneity when estimating stopover duration, timing and population size of red knots along the Luannan Coast of Bohai Bay, China. Ecol. Evol. 9(11): 6176-6188.
    Onrust, J.; Wymenga, E.; Piersma, T.; Olff, H. (2019). Earthworm activity and availability for meadow birds is restricted in intensively managed grasslands. J. Appl. Ecol. 56(6): 1333-1342.
    Kok, E.M.A.; Burant, J.B.; Dekinga, A.; Manche, P.; Saintonge, D.; Piersma, T.; Mathot, K.J. (2019). Within-individual canalization contributes to age-related increases in trait repeatability: a longitudinal experiment in red knots. American Naturalist 194(4).
    Bulla, M.; Reneerkens, J.; Weiser, E.L.; Sokolov, A.; Taylor, A.R.; Sittler, B.; McCaffery, B.J.; Ruthrauff, D.R.; Catlin, D.H.; Payer, D.C.; Ward, D.H.; Solovyeva, D.V.; Santos, E.S.A.; Rakhimberdiev, E.; Nol, E.; Kwon, E.; Brown, G.S.; Gates, H.R.; Johnson, J.A.; van Gils, J.A.; Hansen, J.; Lamarre, J.-F.; Rausch, J.; Conklin, J.R.; Liebezeit, J.; Bêty, J.; Lang, J.; Alves, J.A.; Fernández-Elipe, J.; Exo, K.-M.; Bollache, L.; Bertellotti, M.; Giroux, M.-A.; van de Pol, M.; Johnson, M.; Boldenow, M.L.; Valcu, M.; Soloviev, M.Y.; Sokolova, N.; Senner, N.R.; Lecomte, N.; Meyer, N.; Schmidt, N.M.; Gilg, G.; Smith, P.A.; Machín, P.; McGuire, R.L.; Cerboncini, R.A.S.; Ottvall, R.; van Bemmelen, R.S.A.; Swift, R.J.; Saalfeld, S.T.; Jamieson, S.E.; Brown, S.; Piersma, T.; Albrecht, T.; D’Amico, V.; Lanctot, R.B.; Kempenaers, B. (2019). Comment on “Global pattern of nest predation is disrupted by climate change in shorebirds”. Science (Wash.) 364(6445): eaaw8529.
    Mathot, K.J.; Kok, E.M.A.; Burant, J.B.; Dekinga, A.; Manche, P.; Saintonge, D.; Piersma, T. (2019). Evolutionary design of a flexible, seasonally migratory, avian phenotype: why trade gizzard mass against pectoral muscle mass? Proc. - Royal Soc., Biol. Sci. 286(1903): 20190518.
    El-Hacen, E.-H.M.; Bouma, T.J.; Oomen, P.; Piersma, T.; Olff, H. (2019). Large‐scale ecosystem engineering by flamingos and fiddler crabs on West‐African intertidal flats promote joint food availability. Oikos (Kbh.) 128(5): 753-764.
    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.
    Choi, C.-Y.; Peng, H.-B.; He, P.; Ren, X.-T.; Zhang, S.; Jackson, M.V.; Gan, X.; Chen, Y.; Jiaj, Y.; Christie, M.; Flaherty, T.; Leung, K.-S. K; Yu, C.; Murray, N.J.; Piersma, T.; Fuller, R.A.; Ma, Z. (2019). Where to draw the line? Using movement data to inform protected area design and conserve mobile species. Biol. Conserv. 234: 64-71.
    Zhang, S.-D; Ma, Z.; Choi, C.-Y.; Peng, H.-B.; Melville, D.S.; Zhao, T.-T.; Bai, Q.-Q.; Liu, W.-L.; Chan, Y.-C; van Gils, J.A.; Piersma, T. (2019). Morphological and digestive adjustments buffer performance: how staging shorebirds cope with severe food declines. Ecol. Evol. 9(7): 3868-3878.
    Verhoeven, M.A.; Loonstra, A.H.J.; Senner, N.R.; McBride, A.D.; Both, C.; Piersma, T. (2019). Variation from an unknown source: large inter-individual differences in migrating black-tailed godwits. Front. Ecol. Evol. 7: 31.
    van der Geest, M.; van der Lely, J.A.C.; van Gils, J.A.; Piersma, T.; Lok, T. (2019). Density-dependent growth of bivalves dominating the intertidal zone of Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania: importance of feeding mode, habitat and season. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 610: 51-63.
    Onrust, J.; Piersma, T. (2019). How dairy farmers manage the interactions between organic fertilizers and earthworm ecotypes and their predators. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 273: 80-85.
  • 2018
    Mathot, K.J.; Piersma, T.; Elner, R.W. (2018). Shorebirds as integrators and indicators of mudflat ecology, in: Beninger, P.G. Mudflat ecology. Aquatic Ecology Series, 7: pp. 309-338.
    Oudman, T.; Piersma, T.; Ahmedou Salem, M.V.; Feis, M.E.; Dekinga, A.; Holthuijsen, S.; ten Horn, J.; van Gils, J.A.; Bijleveld, A.I. (2018). Resource landscapes explain contrasting patterns of aggregation and site fidelity by red knots at two wintering sites. Movement Ecology 6(24).
    Zhang, S.-D.; Ma, Z.; Choi, C.-Y.; Peng, H.-B.; Bai, Q.-Q.; Liu, W.-L.; Tan, K.; Melville, D.S.; He, P.; Chan, Y.-C; van Gils, J.A.; Piersma, T. (2018). Persistent use of a shorebird staging site in the Yellow Sea despite severe declines in food resources implies a lack of alternatives. Bird. Cons. Intern. 28(4): 534-548.
    Lei, W.; Masero, J.A.; Piersma, T.; Zhu, B.; Yang, H.-Y.; Zhang, Z. (2018). Alternative habitat: the importance of the Nanpu Saltpans for migratory waterbirds in the Chinese Yellow Sea. Bird. Cons. Intern. 28(4): 549-566.
    El-Hacen, E.-H.M.; Bouma, T.J.; Fivash, G.S.; Sall, A.A.; Piersma, T.; Olff, H.; Govers, L. (2018). Evidence for ‘critical slowing down’ in seagrass: a stress gradient experiment at the southern limit of its range. NPG Scientific Reports 8(1): 17263.
    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.
    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.
    Karagicheva, J.; Rakhimberdiev, E.; Saveliev, A.; Piersma, T. (2018). Annual chronotypes functionally link life histories and life cycles in birds. Funct. Ecol. 32(10): 2369-2379.
    Hassell, C.; Boyle, A.; Slaymaker, M.; Piersma, T. (2018). Red Knot Northward Migration Through Bohai Bay, China, Field Trip Report April - June 2018. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 41 pp.
    Jouta, J.; de Goeij, P.; Lok, T.; Velilla, E.; Camphuysen, C.J.; Leopold, M.; van der Veer, H.W.; Olff, H.; Overdijk, O.; Piersma, T. (2018). Unexpected dietary preferences of Eurasian Spoonbills in the Dutch Wadden Sea: spoonbills mainly feed on small fish not shrimp. J. Ornithol. 159(3): 839-849.
    Senner, N.R.; Stager, M; Verhoeven, M.A.; Cheviron, Z.A.; Piersma, T.; Bouten, W. (2018). High-altitude shorebird migration in the absence of topographical barriers: avoiding high air temperatures and searching for profitable winds. Proc. - Royal Soc., Biol. Sci. 285(1881): 20180569.
    Oudman, T.; Piersma, T. (2018). De ontsnapping van de natuur : Een nieuwe kijk op kennis. Athenaeum: Amsterdam. ISBN 9789025308438. 256 pp.
    Piersma, T. (2018). Ornithology from the flatlands: the logic to questions about birds (and other topics). Ardea 106(1): 1-3.
    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.
    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.
    Schmaltz, L.E.; Jelle Loonstra, A.H.; Wymenga, E.; Hobson, K.A.; Piersma, T. (2018). Quantifying the non-breeding provenance of staging Ruffs, Philomachus pugnax, using stable isotope analysis of different tissues. J. Ornithol. 159(1): 191-203.
    Verhoeven, M.A.; Loonstra, A.H.J.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W.; Masero, J.A.; Piersma, T.; Senner, N.R. (2018). Generational shift in spring staging site use by a long-distance migratory bird. Biol. Lett. 14(2): 20170663.
    Loonstra, A.H.J.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Piersma, T. (2018). Sex-specific growth in chicks of the sexually dimorphic Black-tailed Godwit. Ibis 160(1): 89-100.
    Ruthrauff, D.R.; Dekinga, A.; Gill, R.E.; Piersma, T. (2018). Energetic solutions of Rock Sandpipers to harsh winter conditions rely on prey quality. Ibis 160(2): 397-412.
    Bom, R.A.; de Fouw, J; Klaassen, R.H.G.; Piersma, T.; Lavaleye, M.S.S.; Ens, B.J.; Oudman, T.; van Gils, J.A. (2018). Food web consequences of an evolutionary arms race: Molluscs subject to crab predation on intertidal mudflats in Oman are unavailable to shorebirds. J. Biogeogr. 45(2): 342-354.
  • 2017
    Piersma, T.; Chan, Y.-C; Mu, T.; Hassell, C.J.; Melville, D.S.; Peng, H.-B.; Ma, Z.; Zhang, Z.; Wilcove, D.S. (2017). Loss of habitat leads to loss of birds: reflections on the Jiangsu, China, coastal development plans. Wader Study 124(2): 93-98.
    Eriksson, B.K.; Westra, J.; van Gerwen, I.; Weerman, E.; van der Zee, E.; van der Heide, T.; van de Koppel, J.; Olff, H.; Piersma, T.; Donadi, S. (2017). Facilitation by ecosystem engineers enhances nutrient effects in an intertidal system. Ecosphere 8(12): e02051.
    Rakhimberdiev, E.; Saveliev, A.; Piersma, T.; Karagicheva, J. (2017). FLightR: an r package for reconstructing animal paths from solar geolocation loggers. Methods Ecol. Evol. 8(11): 1482-1487.
    Piersma, T. (2017). Book review. Prum R.O. 2017 The evolution of beauty: How Darwin’s forgotten theory of mate choice shapes the animal world – and us. Ardea 105(2): 169-170
    Piersma, T. (2017). Book review. Herbert H.H.T & Namgail T. (eds) 2017 Bird migration across the Himalayas: Wetland functioning amidst mountains and glaciers. Ardea 105(2): 171-172
    Oudman, T.; de Goeij, P.; Piersma, T.; Lok, T. (2017). Colony-breeding Eurasian spoonbills in the Netherlands: local limits to population growth with expansion into new areas. Ardea 105(2): 113-124.
    Onrust, J.; Piersma, T. (2017). The Hungry Worm Feeds the Bird. Ardea 105(2): 153-161.
    Bulla, M.; Oudman, T.; Bijleveld, A.I.; Piersma, T.; Kyriacou, C.P. (2017). Marine biorhythms : bridging chronobiology and ecology. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. (B Biol. Sci.) 372(1734): 20160253.
    van der Velde, M.; Haddrath, O.; Verkuil, Y.I.; Baker, A.J.; Piersma, T. (2017). New primers for molecular sex identification of waders. Wader Study 124(2): 147-151.
    Helm, B.; Visser, M.E.; Schwartz, W.; Kronfeld-Schor, N.; Gerkema, M.; Piersma, T.; Bloch, G. (2017). Two sides of a coin: ecological and chronobiological perspectives of timing in the wild. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences 372(1734): 20160246.
    Folmer, E.; Dekinga, A.; Holthuijsen, S.; Van der Meer, J.; Mosk, D.; Piersma, T.; van der Veer, H. (2017). Species Distribution Models of Intertidal Benthos : Tools for Assessing the Impact of Physical and Morphological Drivers on Benthos and Birds in the Wadden Sea. NIOZ-rapport, 2017(3). NIOZ: Texel. 114 pp.
    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.
    Lok, T.; Veldhoen, L.; Overdijk, O.; Tinbergen, J.M.; Piersma, T. (2017). An age-dependent fitness cost of migration? Old trans-Saharan migrating spoonbills breed later than those staying in Europe, and late breeders have lower recruitment. J. Anim. Ecol. 86(5): 998-1009.
    Vézina, F.; Gerson, A.R.; Guglielmo, C.G.; Piersma, T. (2017). The performing animal: causes and consequences of body remodeling and metabolic adjustments in red knots facing contrasting thermal environments. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology 313(2): R120-R131.
    Masero, J.A.; Abad-Gómez, J.M.; Gutiérrez, J.S.; Santiago-Quesada, F.; Senner, N.R.; Sánchez-Guzmán, J.M.; Piersma, T.; Schroeder, J.; Amat, J.A.; Villegas, A. (2017). Wetland salinity induces sex-dependent carry-over effects on the individual performance of a long-distance migrant. NPG Scientific Reports 7(1): 6867.
    Onrust, J.; Loonstra, A.H.J.; Schmaltz, L.E.; Verkuil, Y.I.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W.; Piersma, T. (2017). Detection of earthworm prey by Ruff Philomachus pugnax. Ibis 159(3): 647-656.
    Christianen, M.J.A.; Middelburg, J.J.; Holthuijsen, S.J.; Jouta, J.; Compton, T.J.; van der Heide, T.; Piersma, T.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; van der Veer, H.W.; Schouten, S.; Olff, H. (2017). Benthic primary producers are key to sustain the Wadden Sea food web: stable carbon isotope analysis at landscape scale. Ecology 98(6): 1498-1512.
    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.
    Mathot, K.J.; Dekinga, A.; Piersma, T. (2017). An experimental test of state–behaviour feedbacks: gizzard mass and foraging behaviour in red knots. Funct. Ecol. 31(5): 1111-1121.
    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. 10.1002/ece3.2879
    Gutiérrez, J.S.; Rakhimberdiev, E.; Piersma, T.; Thieltges, D.W. (2017). Migration and parasitism: habitat use, not migration distance, influences helminth species richness in Charadriiform birds. J. Biogeogr. 44(5): 1137-1147.
    Jouta, J.; Dietz, M.W.; Reneerkens, J.; Piersma, T.; Rakhimberdiev, E.; Hallgrimsson, G.T.; Pen, I. (2017). Ecological forensics: using single point stable isotope values to infer seasonal schedules of animals after two diet switches. Methods Ecol. Evol. 8: 492-500.
    Piersma, T. (2017). Wat vertellen trekvogels ons over de staat van het klimaat?, in: de Graaf, B. et al. Hoe zwaar is licht : meer dan 100 dringende vragen aan de wetenschap. pp. 230-232
    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
    Pearce-Higgins, J.W.; Brown, D.J.; Douglas, D.J.T.; Alves, J.A.; Bellio, M.; Bocher, P.; Buchanan, G.M.; Clay, R.P.; Conklin, J.; Crockford, N.; Dann, P.; Elts, J.; Friis, C.; Fuller, R.A.; Gill, J.A.; Gosbell, K.; Johnson, J.A.; Marquez-Ferrando, R.; Masero, J.A.; Merlville, D.S.; Millington, S.; Minton, C.; Mundkur, T.; Nol, E.; Pehlak, H.; Piersma, T.; Robin, F.; Rogers, D.I.; Ruthrauff, D.R.; Senner, N.R.; Shah, J.N.; Sheldon, R.D.; Soloviev, S.A.; Tomkovich, P.S.; Verkuil, Y.I. (2017). A global threats overview for Numeniini populations: synthesising expert knowledge for a group of declining migratory birds. Bird. Cons. Intern. 27(1): 6-34.
    Lourenço, P.M.; Catry, T.; Lopes, R.J.; Piersma, T.; Granadeiro, J.P. (2017). Invisible trophic links? Quantifying the importance of non-standard food sources for key intertidal avian predators in the Eastern Atlantic. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 563: 219–232.
    Conklin, J.R.; Senner, N.R.; Battley, P.F.; Piersma, T. (2017). Extreme migration and the individual quality spectrum. J. Avian Biol. 48(1): 19–36.
    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.
  • 2016
    Verkuil, Y.I.; Piersma, T. (2016). Genetische ‘ongelukjes’ verklaren het ontstaan van drie typen mannen bij Kemphanen. Limosa (Amst.) 89: 154-162
    Piersma, T. (2016). Ornithology from the flatlands : did mammalian predators kill the gnomes too? (forget Mars). Ardea 104(3): 195-197.
    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.
    Piersma, T. (2016). Reisvogels: ode aan de vogels die plaatsen en mensen wereldwijd verbinden. 20 Leafdesdichten BV: Bornmeer. ISBN 9789056153816. 208 pp.
    Piersma, T. (2016). Marathon Migrants. Utjouwerij Bornmeer: Gorredijk. ISBN 9789056153793. 208 pp.
    Piersma, T. (2016). Guests of Summer: a House Martin love story. British Trust for Ornithology: Thetford. 115 pp.
    Liu, Q-X; Rietkerk, M.; Herman, P.M.J.; Piersma, T.; Fryxell, J.M.; van de Koppel, J. (2016). Bridging physics and biology Reply to comments on “Phase separation driven by density-dependent movement: A novel mechanism for ecological patterns”. Physics of Life Reviews 19: 142-146.
    Liu, Q-X; Rietkerk, M.; Herman, P.M.J.; Piersma, T.; Fryxell, J.M.; van de Koppel, J. (2016). Phase separation driven by density-dependent movement: A novel mechanism for ecological patter. Physics of Life Reviews 19: 107-121.
    Piersma, T.; Waal, J.; van Ommen, E. (2016). Huismus. Noorderbreedte 40(1): 19-21
    Piersma, T. (2016). Cultuurnatuur tussen wal en schip, in: Grooten, M.[s.d.] De Steen in de Vijver: tien jaar passie voor natuur en debat: uitgave ter gelegenheid van het afscheid van Johan van de Gronden als directeur van het Wereld Natuur Fonds. pp. 19-29
    Hassell, C.; Boyle, A.; Loos, B.; Piersma, T. (2016). Red Knot Northward Migration Through Bohai Bay, China, Field Trip Report April - June 2016. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 35 pp.
    Piersma, T.; Pearson, G.; Lavaleye, M.S.S.; Hickey, R.; Rogers, D.I.; Holthuijsen, S.; Marin-Estrella, S.; de Goeij, P.; Findlay, N.; Storey, A.W. (2016). Anna Plains and Roebuck Bay Benthic Invertebrate Mapping 2016: AnnRoeBIM16, Field Report. [S.n.]: [s.l.]. 96 pp.
    Yang, H-Y; Chen, B.; Piersma, T.; Zhang, Z.; Ding, C. (2016). Molluscs of an intertidal soft-sediment area in China: Does overfishing explain a high density but low diversity community that benefits staging shorebirds? J. Sea Res. 109: 20-28.
    Verhoeven, M.A.; Van Eerbeek, J.; Hassell, C.J.; Piersma, T. (2016). Fuelling and moult in Red Knots before northward departure: a visual evaluation of differences between ages, sexes and subspecies. Emu 116: 158-167.
    Bulla, M.; Valcu, M.; Dokter, A.M.; Dondua, A.G.; Kosztolányi, A.; Rutten, A.L.; Helm, B.; Sandercock, B.K.; Casler, B.; Ens, B.J.; Spiegel, C.S.; Hassell, C.J.; Küpper, C.; Minton, C.; Burgas, D.; Lank, D.B.; Payer, D.C.; Loktionov, E.Y.; Nol, E.; Kwon, E.; Smith, F.; Gates, H.R.; Vitnerová, H.; Prüter, H.; Johnson, J.A.; St Clair, J.J.H.; Lamarre, J.-F.; Rausch, J.; Reneerkens, J.; Conklin, J.R.; Burger, J.; Liebezeit, J.; Bêty, J.; Coleman, J.T.; Figuerola, J.; Hooijmeijer, C.E.W.; Alves, J.A.; Smith, J.A.M.; Weidinger, K.; Koivula, K.; Gosbell, K.; Exo, K.-M.; Niles, L.; Koloski, L.; McKinnon, L.; Praus, L.; Klaassen, M.; Giroux, M.-A.; Sládecek, M.; Boldenow, M.L.; Goldstein, M.I.; Šálek, M.; Senner, N.R.; Rönkä, N.; Lecomte, N.; Gilg, O.; Vincze, O.; Johnson, O.W.; Smith, P.A.; Woodard, P.F.; Tomkovich, P.S.; Battley, P.; Bentzen, R.; Lanctot, R.B.; Porter, R.; Saalfeld, S.T.; Freeman, S.; Brown, S.C.; Yezerinac, S.; Székely, T.; Montalvo, T.; Piersma, T.; Loverti, V.; Pakanen, V.-M.; Tijsen, W.; Kempenaers, B. (2016). Unexpected diversity in socially synchronized rhythms of shorebirds. Nature (Lond.) 540(7631): 109-113.
    Schmaltz, L.E.; Vega, M.L.; Verkuil, Y.I.; Hooijmeijer, C.E.W.; Piersma, T. (2016). Use of agricultural fields by Ruffs staging in southwest Friesland in 2003–2013. Ardea 104(1): 23-32.
    Reneerkens, J.; Schmidt, N.M.; Gilg, O.; Hansen, J.; Hansen, L.H.; Moreau, J.; Piersma, T. (2016). Effects of food abundance and early clutch predation on reproductive timing in a high Arctic shorebird exposed to advancements in arthropod abundance. Ecol. Evol. 6(20): 7375–7386.
    Piersma, T. (2016). Book review. Davies N. 2015. Cuckoo. Cheating by Nature. Ardea 104(1): 101-102
    Piersma, T.; Waal, J.; van Ommen, E. (2016). Rosse grutto. Noorderbreedte 2016(2): 37-38
    Piersma, T. (2016). Lân fan langstme = Land van verlangen = Land of longing, in: Gerlsma , A. Bisten en blommen. pp. 8-15
    Lourenço, P.M.; Catry, T.; Piersma, T.; Granadeiro, J.P. (2016). Comparative Feeding Ecology of Shorebirds Wintering at Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania. Est. Coast. 39(3): 855-865.
    Loonstra, A.H.J.; Piersma, T.; Reneerkens, J. (2016). Staging duration and passage population size of Sanderlings in the western Dutch Wadden Sea. Ardea 104(1): 49-62.
    Küpper, C.; Stocks, M.; Risse, J.E.; dos Remedios, N.; Farrell, L.; McRae, S.B.; Morgan, T.C.; Karlionova, N.; Pinchuk, P.; Verkuil, Y.I.; Kitaysky, A.S.; Wingfield, J.C.; Piersma, T.; Zeng, K.; Slate, J.; Blaxter, M.; Lank, D.B.; Burke, T. (2016). A supergene determines highly divergent male reproductive morphs in the ruff. Nature Gen. 48(1): 79–83.
    Gutiérrez, J.S.; Piersma, T. (2016). Ecological context determines the choice between prey of different salinities. Behav. Ecol. 27(2): 530-537.
    Conklin, J.R.; Lok, T.; Melville, D.S.; Riegen, A.C.; Schuckard, R.; Piersma, T.; Battley, P.F. (2016). Declining adult survival of New Zealand Bar-tailed Godwits during 2005–2012 despite apparent population stability. Emu 116: 147-157.
    Conklin, J.R.; Reneerkens, J.; Verkuil, Y.I.; Tomkovich, P.S.; Palsbøll, P.J.; Piersma, T. (2016). Low genetic differentiation between Greenlandic and Siberian Sanderling populations implies a different phylogeographic history than found in Red Knots. J. Ornithol. 157: 325–332.
    Catry, T.; Lourenco, P.M.; Lopes, R.J.; Carneiro, C.; Alves, J.A.; Costa, J.; Rguibi-Idrissi, H.; Bearhop, S.; Piersma, T.; Granadeiro, J.P. (2016). Structure and functioning of intertidal food webs along an avian flyway: a omparative approach using stable isotopes. Funct. Ecol. 30(3): 468–478.
    Catry, T.; Lourenco, P.M.; Lopes, R.J.; Bocher, P.; Carneiro, C.; Alves, J.A.; Delaporte, P.; Bearhop, S.; Piersma, T.; Granadeiro, J.P. (2016). Use of stable isotope fingerprints to assign wintering origin and trace shorebird movements along the East Atlantic Flyway. Basic appl. ecol. (Print) 17(2): 177-187.
    Buiter, R.; Govers, L.; Piersma, T.; Metawad Team (2016). Knooppunt Waddenzee. Metawad/NIOZ: Assen. ISBN 978-90-5615-378-6. 141 pp.
    de Fouw, J.; van der Heide, T.; Oudman, T.; Maas, L.R.M.; Piersma, T.; van Gils, J.A. (2016). Structurally complex sea grass obstructs the sixth sense of a specialized avian molluscivore. Anim. Behav. 115: 55-67.
    Van der Zee, E.M.; Angelini, C.; Govers, L.; Christianen, M.J.A.; Altieri, A.H.; van der Reijden, K.J.; Silliman, B.R.; van de Koppel, J.; van der Geest, M.; van Gils, J.A.; van der Veer, H.W.; Piersma, T.; de Ruiter, P.C.; Olff, H.; van der Heide, T. (2016). How habitat-modifying organisms structure the food web of two coastal ecosystems. Proc. - Royal Soc., Biol. Sci. 283(1826): 20152326.
    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.
    Piersma, T.; Lok, T.; Chen, Y.; Hassell, C.J.; Yang, H.-Y.; Boyle, A.; Slaymaker, M.; Chan, Y.-C; Melville, D.S.; Zhang, Z.W.; Ma, Z. (2016). Simultaneous declines in summer survival of three shorebird species signals a flyway at risk. J. Appl. Ecol. 53: 479-490.
    Chan, Y.-C; Brugge, M.; Tibbitts, T.L.; Dekinga, A.; Porter, R.; Klaassen, R.H.G.; Piersma, T. (2016). Testing an attachment method for solar-powered tracking devices on a long-distance migrating shorebird. J. Ornithol. 157: 277–287.
    Oudman, T.; Bijleveld, A.I.; Kavelaars, M.M.; Dekinga, A.; Cluderay, J.; Piersma, T.; van Gils, J.A. (2016). Diet preferences as the cause of individual differences rather than the consequence. J. Anim. Ecol. 85(5): 1378-1388.
    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.
    van Gils, J.A.; Lisovski, S.; Lok, T.; Meissner, W.; Ozarowska, A.; de Fouw, J.; Rakhimberdiev, E.; Soloviev, M.Y.; Piersma, T.; Klaassen, M. (2016). Body shrinkage due to Arctic warming reduces red knot fitness in tropical wintering range. Science (Wash.) 352(6287): 819-821.
    Rakhimberdiev, E.; Senner, N.R.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Winkler, D.W.; Bouten, W.; Piersma, T. (2016). Comparing inferences of solar geolocation data against high-precision GPS data: annual movements of a double-tagged black-tailed godwit. J. Avian Biol. 47: 589–596.
    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.
    de Fouw, J.; Govers, L.; van de Koppel, J.; van Belzen, J.; Dorigo, W.; Sidi Cheikh, M.A.; Christianen, M.J.A.; van der Reijden, K.J.; van der Geest, M.; Piersma, T.; Smolders, A.J.P.; Olff, H.; Lamers, L.P.M.; van Gils, J.A.; van der Heide, T. (2016). Drought, mutualism breakdown, and landscape-scale degradation of seagrass beds. Curr. Biol. 26(8): 1051-1056.
  • 2015
    Senner, N.R.; Conklin, J.R.; Piersma, T. (2015). An ontogenetic perspective on individual differences. Proc. - Royal Soc., Biol. Sci. 282: 20151050.
    Senner, N.R.; Verhoeven, M.A.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W.; Piersma, T. (2015). Just when you thought you knew it all: new evidence for flexible breedingpatterns in Continental Black-tailed Godwits. Wader Study Group Bull. 122(1): 21-27.
    Schmaltz, L.E.; Juillet, C.; Tinbergen, J.M.; Verkuil, Y.I.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W.; Piersma, T. (2015). Apparent annual survival of staging ruffs during a period of population decline: insights from sex and site-use related differences. Popul. Ecol. 57(4): 613-624.
    Piersma, T. (2015). Book review: The Social Life of Greylag Geese. Patterns, Mechanisms and Evolutionary Function in an Avian Model System. Ibis 157: 895–908
    Piersma, T. (2015). Voorwoord Vloeiend landschap, in: de Ruyter, P. Vloeiend landschap: Over de toekomst van het Friese landschap. pp. 6-7
    Piersma, T. (2015). Ornithology from the flatlands contributing to larger intellectual frameworks. Ardea 103(2): 97-98
    Piersma, T. (2015). Book review. Avery M. 2014. A Message from Martha. Ardea 103(2): 189-196.
    Piersma, T. (2015). Fuut. Noorderbreedte 39(3): 27-29
    Piersma, T. (2015). Red Knots and the Red Square: a perspective article. Wader Study Group Bull. 122(3): 169-170
    Piersma, T. (2015). Book review : Animal Movement Across Scales, Lars-Anders Hansson, Susanne Åkesson (Eds.). Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K. (2014). Anim. Behav. 102: 39.
    Lourenço, P.M.; Piersma, T. (2015). Migration distance and breeding latitude correlate with the scheduling of pre-alternate body moult: a comparison among migratory waders. J. Ornithol. 156: 657-665.
    Lok, T.; Overdijk, O.; Piersma, T. (2015). The cost of migration: spoonbills suffer higher mortality during trans-Saharan spring migrations only. Biol. Lett. 11(1): 0140944.
    Jukema, J.; Van Rhijn, J.G.; Piersma, T. (2015). Geographic variation in morphometrics, molt, and migration suggests ongoing subspeciation in Pacific Golden-Plovers (Pluvialis fulva). The Auk 132(3): 647-656.
    Hickey, R.J.; Pearson, G.B.; Piersma, T. (2015). Advances in large-scale mudflat surveying: The Roebuck Bay and Eighty Mile Beach, Western Australia examples, in: Finkl, C.W. et al. Environmental management and governance: Advances in coastal and marine resources. Coastal Research Library, 8: pp. 275-289.
    Grond, K.; Ntiamoa-Baidu, Y.; Piersma, T.; Reneerkens, J. (2015). Prey type and foraging ecology of Sanderlings Calidris alba in differentclimate zones: are tropical areas more favourable than temperate sites? PeerJ 3: e1125.
    Dietz, M.W.; Rogers, K.G.; Gutiérrez, J.S.; Piersma, T. (2015). Body mass and latitude both correlate with primary moult duration in shorebirds. Ibis 157: 147-153.
    Donadi, S.; van der Heide, T.; Piersma, T.; van der Zee, E.M.; Weerman, E.J.; van de Koppel, J.; Olff, H.; Devine, C.; Hernawan, U. E.; Boers, M.; Planthof, L.; Eriksson, B.K. (2015). Multi-scale habitat modification by coexisting ecosystem engineers drives spatial separation of macrobenthic functional groups. Oikos (Kbh.) 124: 1502–1510.
    van der Zee, E.M.; Tielens, E.; Holthuijsen, S.; Donadi, S.; Eriksson, B.K.; van der Veer, H.W.; Piersma, T.; Olff, H.; van der Heide, T. (2015). Habitat modification drives benthic trophic diversity in an intertidal soft-bottom ecosystem. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 465: 41–48.
    van Gils, J.A.; van der Geest, M.; De Meulenaer, B.; Gillis, H.; Piersma, T.; Folmer, E.O. (2015). Moving on with foraging theory: incorporating movement decisions into the functional response of a gregarious shorebird. J. Anim. Ecol. 84(2): 554–564.
    Duijns, S.; van Gils, J.A.; Smart, J.; Piersma, T. (2015). Phenotype-limited distributions: short-billed birds move away during times that prey bury deeply. Royal Society Open Science 2: 1-11.
    Duijns, S.; Knot, I.E.; Piersma, T.; van Gils, J.A. (2015). Field measurements give biased estimates of functional response parameters, but help explain foraging distributions. J. Anim. Ecol. 84(2): 565–575.
    Ruthrauff, D.R.; Dekinga, A.; Gill, R.E.; van Gils, J.A.; Piersma, T. (2015). Ways to be different: foraging adaptations that facilitate higher intake rates in a northerly wintering shorebird compared with a low-latitude conspecific. J. Exp. Biol. 218: 1188-1197.
    Gutiérrez, J.S.; Soriano-Redondo, A.; Dekinga, A.; Villegas, A.; Masero, J.A.; Piersma, T. (2015). How salinity and temperature combine to affect physiological state and performance in red knots with contrasting non-breeding environments. Oecologia 178(4): 1077-1091.
    Bijleveld, A.I.; Twietmeyer, S.; Piechocki, J.; van Gils, J.A.; Piersma, T. (2015). Natural selection by pulsed predation: survival of the thickest. Ecology 96(7): 1943-1956.
    Bijleveld, A.I.; van Gils, J.A.; Jouta, J.; Piersma, T. (2015). Benefits of foraging in small groups: An experimental study on public information use in red knots Calidris canutus. Behav. Process. 117: 74-81.
    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.
    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.
    Rakhimberdiev, E.N.; van den Hout, P.J.; Brugge, M.; Spaans, B.; Piersma, T. (2015). Seasonal mortality and sequential density dependence in a migratory bird. J. Avian Biol. 46: 332-341.
    Rakhimberdiev, E.; Winkler, D.W.; Bridge, E.; Seavy, N.E.; Sheldon, D.; Piersma, T.; Saveliev, A. (2015). A hidden Markov model for reconstructing animal paths from solar geolocation loggers using templates for light intensity. Movement Ecology 3: 1-15.
  • 2014
    Verkuil, Y.I.; Juillet, C.; Lank, D.B.; Widemo, F.; Piersma, T. (2014). Genetic variation in nuclear and mitochondrial markers supports a large sex difference in lifetime reproductive skew in a lekking species. Ecol. Evol. 4(18): 3626-3632.
    Van Rhijn, J.; Jukema, J.; Piersma, T. (2014). Diversity of Nuptial Plumages in Male Ruffs Philomachus pugnax. Ardea 102(1): 5-20.
    van der Winden, J.; Fijn, R.C.; van Horssen, P.; Gerritsen-Davidse, D.; Piersma, T. (2014). Idiosyncratic Migrations of Black Terns (Chlidonias niger): Diversity in Routes and Stopovers. Waterbirds (De Leon Springs Fla.) 37(2): 162-174.
    Trimbos, K.B.; Doorenweerd, C.; Kraaijeveld, K.; Musters, C.J.M.; Groen, N.M.; de Knijff, P.; Piersma, T.; de Snoo, G.R. (2014). Patterns in Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA Reveal Historical and Recent Isolation in the Black-Tailed Godwit (Limosa Limosa). PLoS One 9(1): e83949.
    Ntiamoa-Baidu, Y.; Nuoh, A.A.; Reneerkens, J.; Piersma, T. (2014). Population increases in non-breeding Sanderlings in Ghana indicate site preference. Ardea 102(2): 131-138.
    Milot, E.; Cohen, A.A.; Vézina, F.; Buehler, D.M.; Matson, K.D.; Piersma, T. (2014). A novel integrative method for measuring body condition in ecological studies based on physiological dysregulation. Methods Ecol. Evol. 5(2): 146-155.
    Márquez-Ferrando, R.; Figuerola, J.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W.; Piersma, T. (2014). Recently created man-made habitats in Doñana provide alternative wintering space for the threatened Continental European black-tailed godwit population. Biol. Conserv. 171: 127-135.
    Ma, Z.; Melville, D.S.; Liu, J.; Chen, Y.; Yang, H.; Ren, W.; Zhang, Z.; Piersma, T.; Li, B. (2014). Rethinking China’s new great wall : Massive seawall construction in coastal wetlands threatens biodiversity. Science (Wash.) 346(6212): 912-914.
    Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W.; Gill, R.E.; Mulcahy, D.M.; Tibbitts, T.L.; Kentie, R.; Gerritsen, G.J.; Bruinzeel, L.W.; Tijssen, D.C.; Harwood, C.M.; Piersma, T. (2014). Abdominally implanted satellite transmitters affect reproduction and survival rather than migration of large shorebirds. Journ. Ornithol. 155: 447-457.
    Gill, R.E.; Douglas, D.C.; Handel, C.M.; Tibbitts, T.L.; Hufford, G.; Piersma, T. (2014). Hemispheric-scale wind selection facilitates bar-tailed godwit circum-migration of the Pacific. Anim. Behav. 90: 117-130.
    Reneerkens, J.; van Veelen, P.; van der Velde, M.; Luttikhuizen, P.; Piersma, T. (2014). Within-population variation in mating system and parental care patterns in the Sander ling (Calidris alba) in northeast Greenland. The Auk 131(2): 235-247.
    Donadi, S.; van der Zee, E.M.; van der Heide, T.; Weerman, E.J.; Piersma, T.; van de Koppel, J.; Olff, H.; Bartelds, M.; van Gerwen, I.; Eriksson, B.K. (2014). The bivalve loop: Intra-specific facilitation in burrowing cockles through habitat modification. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 461: 44–52.
    El-Hacen, E.-H. M.; Piersma, T.; Jouta, J.; Overdijk, O.; Lok, T. (2014). Seasonal variation in the diet of Spoonbill chicks in the Wadden Sea: a stable isotopes approach. Journ. Ornithol. 155: 611-619.
    van der Heide, T.; Tielens, E.; van der Zee, E.M.; Weerman, E.J.; Holthuijsen, S.; Eriksson, B.K.; Piersma, T.; van de Koppel, J.; Olff, H. (2014). Predation and habitat modification synergistically interact to control bivalve recruitment on intertidal mudflats. Biol. Conserv. 172: 163-169.
    Oudman, T.; Onrust, J.; de Fouw, J.; Spaans, B.; Piersma, T.; van Gils, J.A. (2014). Digestive Capacity and Toxicity Cause Mixed Diets in Red Knots That Maximize Energy Intake Rate. American Naturalist 183(5): 650-659.
    Ahmedou Salem, M.V.; van der Geest, M.; Piersma, T.; Saoud, Y.; van Gils, J.A. (2014). Seasonal changes in mollusc abundance in a tropical intertidal ecosystem, Banc d'Arguin (Mauritania): Testing the 'depletion by shorebirds' hypothesis. Est., Coast. and Shelf Sci. 136: 26-34.
    Duijns, S.; Piersma, T. (2014). Interference competition in a sexually dimorphic shorebird: prey behaviour explains intraspecific competition. Anim. Behav. 92: 195-201.
    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.
    van den Hout, P.J.; van Gils, J.A.; Robin, F.; van der Geest, M.; Dekinga, A.; Piersma, T. (2014). Interference from adults forces young red knots to forage for longer and in dangerous places. Anim. Behav. 88: 137-146.
    Piersma, T.; MacCurdy, R.B.; Gabrielson,, R.M.; Dekinga, A.; Cluderay, J.; Spaulding, E.L.; Oudman, T.; van Gils, J.; Winkler, D.; Bijleveld, A. (2014). Fijnmazige positiebepaling van individuen in groepen : de principes en drie toepassingen van TOA-tracking. Limosa (Amst.) 87: 156-176
    Bijleveld, A.I.; Massourakis, G.; van der Marel, A.; Dekinga, A.; Spaans, B.; van Gils, J.A.; Piersma, T. (2014). Personality drives physiological adjustments and is not related to survival. Proc. - Royal Soc., Biol. Sci. 281: 20133135.
    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.
    Rakhimberdiev, E.N.; Karagicheva, J.; Winkler, .D.W.; Jaatinen, K.; Phillips, J.B.; Piersma, T. (2014). Naïve migrants and the use of magnetic cues: temporal fluctuations in the geomagnetic field differentially affect male and female Ruff Philomachus pugnax during their first migration. Ibis 156: 864-869. 10.1111/ibi.12172
    van der Geest, M.; Sall, A.A.; Ely, S.O.; Nauta, R.W.; van Gils, J.A.; Piersma, T. (2014). Nutritional and reproductive strategies in a chemosymbiotic bivalve living in a tropical intertidal seagrass bed. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 501: 113-126.
    Bom, R.A.; Bouten, W.; Piersma, T.; Oosterbeek, K.; van Gils, J.A. (2014). Optimizing acceleration-based ethograms: the use of variable-time versus fixed-time segmentation. Movement Ecology 2(6): 1-8.
  • 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.; 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.
    Trimbos, K.B.; Kentie, R.; van der Velde, M.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W.; Poley, C.; Musters, C.J.M.; de Snoo, G.R.; Piersma, T. (2013). Intronic variation at the CHD1-Z gene in Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa limosa: correlations with fitness components revisited. Ibis 155(3): 508-517.
    Robin, F.; Piersma, T.; Meunier, F.; Bocher, P. (2013). Expansion into an Herbivorous Niche by a Customary Carnivore: Black-Tailed Godwits Feeding on Rhizomes of ZOSTERA at a Newly Established Wintering Site. Condor 115(2): 340-347.
    Piersma, T. (2013). Timing, Nest Site Selection and Multiple Breeding in House Martins: Age-Related Variation and the Preference for Self-Built Mud Nests. Ardea 101(1): 23-32
    Mendes, L.; Pardal, S.; Morais, J.; Antunes, S.; Ramos, J.A.; Perez-Tris, J.; Piersma, T. (2013). Hidden haemosporidian infections in Ruffs (Philomachus pugnax) staging in Northwest Europe en route from Africa to Arctic Europe. Parasitol. Res. 112(5): 2037-2043.
    Lopes, R.J.; Alves, J.A.; Gill, J.A.; Gunnarsson, T.G.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W.; Lourenço, P.M.; Masero, J.A.; Piersma, T.; Potts, P.M.; Rabaçal, B.; Reis, S.; Sánchez-Guzmán, J.M.; Santiago-Quesada, F.; Villegas, A. (2013). Do different subspecies of Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa overlap in Iberian wintering and staging areas? Validation with genetic markers. J. Ornithol. 154(1): 35-40.
    Lok, T.; Overdijk, O.; Tinbergen, J.; Piersma, T. (2013). Seasonal variation in density dependence in age-specific survival of a long-distance migrant. Ecology 94(10): 2358-2369.
    Lok, T.; Overdijk, O.; Piersma, T. (2013). Migration Tendency Delays Distributional Response to Differential Survival Prospects along a Flyway. American Naturalist 181(4): 520-531.
    Leyrer, J.; Lok, T.; Brugge, M.; Spaans, B.; Sandercock, B.K.; Piersma, T. (2013). Mortality within the annual cycle: seasonal survival patterns in Afro-Siberian Red Knots Calidris canutus canutus. J. Ornithol. 154(4): 933-943.
    Lank, D.B.; Farrel, L.L.; Burke, T.; Piersma, T.; McRae, S.B. (2013). A dominant allele controls development into female mimic male and diminutive female ruffs. Biol. Lett. 9(6): 1-4.
    Kraan, C.; Aarts, G.; Dormann, C.F.; Piersma, T. (2013). Temporal variability of ecological niches: a study on intertidal macrobenthic fauna. Oikos (Kbh.) 122(5): 754-760.
    Kentie, R.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W.; Trimbos, K.B.; Groen, N.M.; Piersma, T. (2013). Intensified agricultural use of grasslands reduces growth and survivalof precocial shorebird chicks. J. Appl. Ecol. 50(1): 243-251.
    Hua, N.; Piersma, T.; Ma, Z.J. (2013). Three-Phase Fuel Deposition in a Long-Distance Migrant, the Red Knot(Calidris canutus piersmai), before the Flight to High Arctic Breeding Grounds. PLoS One 8(4).
    Fuller, R.A.; Bearhop, S.; Metcalfe, N.B.; Piersma, T. (2013). The effect of group size on vigilance in Ruddy Turnstones Arenaria interpres varies with foraging habitat. Ibis 155(2): 246-257.
    El-Hacen, E.-H.M.; Overdijk, O.; Lok, T.; Olff, H.; Piersma, T. (2013). Home Range, Habitat Selection, and Foraging Rhythm in Mauritanian Spoonbills (Platalea leucorodia balsaci): A Satellite Tracking Study. Waterbirds (De Leon Springs Fla.) 36(3): 277-286.
    Dietz, M.W.; Rogers, K.G.; Piersma, T. (2013). When the Seasons Don't Fit: Speedy Molt as a Routine Carry-Over Cost of Reproduction. PLoS One 8(1).
    Donadi, S.; Westra, J.; Weerman, E.J.; van der Heide, T.; van der Zee, E.M.; van de Koppel, J.; Olff, H.; Piersma, T.; van der Veer, H.W.; Eriksson, B.K. (2013). Non-trophic Interactions Control Benthic Producers on Intertidal Flats. Ecosystems 16: 1325-1335.
    Donadi, S.; van der Heide, T.; van der Zee, E.M.; Eklöf, J.S.; van de Koppel, J.; Weerman, E.J.; Piersma, T.; Olff, H.; Eriksson, B.K. (2013). Cross-habitat interactions among bivalve species control community structure on intertidal flats. Ecology 94(2): 489-498.
    Yang, H.-Y.; Ma, Z.-J.; Hua, N.; van Gils, J.A.; Zhang, Z.-W.; Piersma, T. (2013). Economic design in a long-distance migrating molluscivore: how fast-fuelling red knots in Bohai Bay, China, get away with small gizzards. J. Exp. Biol. 216(19): 3627-3636.
    Onrust, J.; de Fouw, J.; Oudman, T.; van der Geest, M.; Piersma, T.; van Gils, J.A. (2013). Red Knot diet reconstruction revisited: context dependence revealed by experiments at Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania. Bird Study 60(3): 298-307.
    Duijns, S.; Holthuijsen, S.; Koolhaas, A.; Piersma, T. (2013). Het belang van de Ballastplaat voor wadvogels in de westelijke Waddenzee : een literatuurstudie naar de effecten van zoutwinning op de aanwezige wadvogels. NIOZ-rapport, 2013(8). NIOZ: Texel. 49 pp.
    Duijns, S.; Hidayati, N.A.; Piersma, T. (2013). Bar-tailed Godwits Limosa l. lapponica eat polychaete worms wherever they winter in Europe. Bird Study 60(4): 509-517.
    van Gils, J.A.; van der Geest, M.; Leyrer, J.; Oudman, T.; Lok, T.; Onrust, J.; de Fouw, J.; van der Heide, T.; van den Hout, P.J.; Spaans, B.; Dekinga, A.; Brugge, M.; Piersma, T. (2013). Toxin constraint explains diet choice, survival and population dynamics in a molluscivore shorebird. Proc. - Royal Soc., Biol. Sci. 280(1763).
    Ruthrauff, D.R.; Dekinga, A.; Gill, R.E.; Piersma, T. (2013). Identical metabolic rate and thermal conductance in rock sandpiper (Calidris ptilocnemis) subspecies with contrasting nonbreeding life histories. The Auk 130(1): 60-68.
    Ruthrauff, D.R.; Dekinga, A.; Gill, R.E.; Summers, R.W.; Piersma, T. (2013). Ecological correlates of variable organ sizes and fat loads in the mostnortherly wintering shorebirds. Can. J. Zool. 91: 698-705.
    Dietz, M.W.; Piersma, T.; Dekinga, A.; Korthals, H.; Klaassen, M. (2013). Unusual patterns in 15N blood values after a diet switch in red knot shorebirds. Isot. Environ. Healt. S. 49(2): 283-292.
    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.
  • 2012
    Vézina, F.; Williams, T.D.; Piersma, T.; Morrison, R.I.G. (2012). Phenotypic compromises in a long-distance migrant during the transition from migration to reproduction in the High Arctic. Funct. Ecol. 26(2): 500-512.
    Verkuil, Y.I.; Piersma, T.; Jukema, J.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W.; Baker, A.J. (2012). The interplay between habitat availability and population differentiation: a case study on genetic and morphological structure in an inland wader (Charadriiformes). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 106(3): 641-656.
    van der Zee, E.M.; van der Heide, T.; Donadi, S.; Eklöf, J.S.; Eriksson, B.K.; Olff, H.; van der Veer, H.W.; Piersma, T. (2012). Spatially Extended Habitat Modification by Intertidal Reef-Building Bivalves has Implications for Consumer-Resource Interactions. Ecosystems 15(4): 664-673.
    Schroeder, J.; Piersma, T.; Groen, N.M.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W.; Kentie, R.; Lourenço, P.M.; Schekkerman, H.; Both, C. (2012). Reproductive timing and investment in relation to spring warming and advancing agricultural schedules. J. Ornithol. 153(2): 327-336.
    Robin, F.; Robin, J.-G.; Dulac, P.; Guéret, J.-P.; Piersma, T. (2012). Current state of Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa limosa breeding in France. Wader Study Group Bull. 119(2): 133-136
    Piersma, T.; van der Velde, M. (2012). Dutch House Martins Delichon urbicum gain blood parasite infections over their lifetime, but do not seem to suffer. J. Ornithol. 153(3): 907-912.
    Piersma, T.; van der Velde, M.; El-Hacen, E.M.; Lok, T.; Overdijk, O.; El-Hacen, E.M. (2012). Molecular verification of the subspecies status of the Mauritanian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia balsaci. Ardea 100(2): 131-136.
    Hobson, K.A.; Van Wilgenburg, S.L.; Piersma, T.; Wassenaar, L.I. (2012). Solving a Migration Riddle Using Isoscapes: House Martins from a Dutch Village Winter over West Africa. PLoS One 7(9): e45005.
    Buehler, D.M.; Vézina, F.; Goymann, W.; Schwabl, I.; Versteegh, M.; Tieleman, B.I.; Piersma, T. (2012). Independence among physiological traits suggests flexibility in the face of ecological demands on phenotypes. J. Evolution. Biol. 25(8): 1600-1613.
    Boere, G.C.; Piersma, T. (2012). Flyway protection and the predicament of our migrant birds: A critical look at international conservation policies and the Dutch Wadden Sea. Ocean Coast. Manag. 68: 157-168.
    Battley, P.F.; Warnock, N.; Tibbitts, T.L; Gill, R.E.; Piersma, T.; Hassel, C.J.; Douglas, D.C.; Mulcahy, D.M.; Gartell, B.D.; Schuckard, R.; Melville, D.S.; Riegen, A.D. (2012). Contrasting extreme long-distance migration patterns in bar-tailed godwits Limosa lapponica. J. Avian Biol. 43: 001–012.
    Santos, S.; Aarts, G.M; Luttikhuizen, P.C.; Campos, J.; Piersma, T.; van der Veer, H.W. (2012). Site-specific distribution of the bivalve Scrobicularia plana along the European coast. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 471: 123-134.
    van Gils, J.A.; van der Geest, M.; Jansen, E.J.; Govers, L.L.; de Fouw, J.; Piersma, T. (2012). Trophic cascade induced by molluscivore predator alters pore-water biogeochemistry via competitive release of prey. Ecology 93(5): 1143-1152.
    van der Heide, T.; Govers, L.L.; de Fouw, J.; Olff, H.; van der Geest, M.; van Katwijk, M.M.; Piersma, T.; van de Koppel, J.; Silliman, B.R.; Smolders, A.J.P.; van Gils, J.A. (2012). A three-stage symbiosis forms the foundation of seagrass ecosystems. Science (Wash.) 336(6087): 1432-1434.
    Folmer, E.O.; Piersma, T. (2012). The contributions of resource availability and social forces to foraging distributions: a spatial lag modelling approach. Anim. Behav. 84(6): 1371-1380.
    Folmer, E.O.; van der Geest, M.; Jansen, E.; Olff, H.; Anderson, T.M.; Piersma, T.; van Gils, J.A. (2012). Seagrass-Sediment Feedback: An Exploration Using a Non-recursive Structural Equation Model. Ecosystems 15(8): 1380-1393.
    Folmer, E.O.; Olff, H.; Piersma, T. (2012). The spatial distribution of flocking foragers: disentangling the effects of food availability, interference and conspecific attraction by means of spatial autoregressive modeling. Oikos (Kbh.) 121(4): 551-561.
    Duijns, S.; Jukema, J.; Spaans, B.; van Horssen, P.; Piersma, T. (2012). Revisiting the proposed leap-frog migration of Bar-tailed Godwits along the East-Atlantic Flyway. Ardea 100(1): 37-43
    Leyrer, J.; Lok, T.; Brugge, M.; Dekinga, A.; van Gils, J.A.; Sandercock, B.K.; Piersma, T. (2012). Small-scale demographic structure suggests preemptive behavior in a flocking shorebird. Behav. Ecol. 23(6): 1226-1233.
    Helm, B.; Gwinner, E.; Koolhaas, A.; Battley, P.F.; Schwabl, I.; Dekinga, A.; Piersma, T. (2012). Avian migration: Temporal multitasking and a case study of melatonin cycles in waders. Progress in brain research 199: 457-479
    Gutiérrez, J.S.; Dietz, M.W.; Masero, J.A.; Gill, R.E.; Dekinga, A.; Battley, P.F.; Sánchez-Guzmán, J.M.; Piersma, T. (2012). Functional ecology of saltglands in shorebirds: flexible responses to variable environmental conditions. Funct. Ecol. 26(1): 236-244.
    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.
    Bijleveld, A.I.; van Gils, J.A.; van der Meer, J.; Dekinga, A.; Kraan, C.; van der Veer, H.W.; Piersma, T. (2012). Designing a benthic monitoring programme with multiple conflicting objectives. Methods Ecol. Evol. 3(3): 526-536.
    Bijleveld, A.I.; Folmer, E.O.; Piersma, T. (2012). Experimental evidence for cryptic interference among socially foraging shorebirds. Behav. Ecol. 23(4): 806-814.
    Groen, N.M.; Kentie, R.; de Goeij, P.; Verheijen, B.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W.; Piersma, T. (2012). A modern landscape ecology of Black-tailed Godwits: habitat selection in southwest Friesland, The Netherlands. Ardea 100(1): 19-28.
    Escudero, G.; Navedo, J.G.; Piersma, T.; de Goeij, P.; Edelaar, P. (2012). Foraging conditions 'at the end of the world' in the context of long-distance migration and population declines in red knots. Austral ecology : a journal of ecology in the southern hemisphere 37(3): 355-364.
    Verkuil, Y.I.; Karlionova, N.; Rakhimberdiev, E.N.; Jukema, J.; Wijmenga, J.J.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W.; Pinchuk, P.; Wymenga, E.; Baker, A.J.; Piersma, T. (2012). Losing a staging area: Eastward redistribution of Afro-Eurasian ruffs is associated with deteriorating fuelling conditions along the western flyway. Biol. Conserv. 149(1): 51-59.
  • 2011
    Yang, H.Y.; Chen, B.; Barter, M.; Piersma, T.; Zhou, C.F.; Li, F.S.; Zhang, Z.W. (2011). Impacts of tidal land reclamation in Bohai Bay, China: ongoing losses of critical Yellow Sea waterbird staging and wintering sites. Bird. Cons. Intern. 21(3): 241-259.
    Vézina, F.; Dekinga, A.; Piersma, T.; Vézina, F. (2011). Shorebirds' Seasonal Adjustments in Thermogenic Capacity Are Reflected by Changes in Body Mass: How Preprogrammed and Instantaneous Acclimation Work Together. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51(3): 394-408.
    van der Heide, T.; van der Zee, E.; Donadi, S.; Eklöf, J.S.; Eriksson, B.K.; Olff, H.; Piersma, T.; van der Heide, Wopke (2011). A simple and low-cost method to estimate spatial positions of shorebirds: the Telescope-Mounted Angulator. J. Field Ornithol. 82(1): 80-87.
    Trimbos, K.B.; Musters, C.J.M.; Verkuil, Y.I.; Kentie, R.; Piersma, T.; De Snoo, G.; Verkuil, Y.I. (2011). No evident spatial genetic structuring in the rapidly declining Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Limosa in The Netherlands. Conserv. Genet. 12(3): 629-636.
    Spaans, B.; Van Kooten, L.; Cremer, J.; Leyrer, J.; Piersma, T. (2011). Densities of individually marked migrants away from the marking site to estimate population sizes: a test with three wader populations. Bird Study 58(2): 130-140
    Reperant, L.A.; van de Bildt, M.W.G.; van Amerongen, G.; Buehler, D.M.; Osterhaus, A.D.M.E.; Jenni-Eiermann, S.; Piersma, T.; Kuiken, T. (2011). Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus H5N1 Infection in a Long-Distance Migrant Shorebird under Migratory and Non-Migratory States. PLoS One 6(11): e27814.
    Reneerkens, J.; Grond, K.; Schekkerman, H.; Tulp, I.; Piersma, T. (2011). Do Uniparental Sanderlings Calidris alba Increase Egg Heat Input to Compensate for Low Nest Attentiveness? PLoS One 6(2): e16834.
    Rakhimberdiev, E.; Verkuil, Y.I.; Saveliev, A.A.; Vaisanen, R.A.; Karagicheva, J.; Soloviev, M.Y.; Tomkovich, P.S.; Piersma, T. (2011). A global population redistribution in a migrant shorebird detected with continent-wide qualitative breeding survey data. Diversity Distrib. 17(1): 144-151.
    Portugal, S.J.; Green, J.A.; Piersma, T.; Eichhorn, G.; Butler, P.J. (2011). Greater energy stores enable flightless moulting geese to increase resting behaviour. Ibis 153(4): 868-874.
    Piersma, T. (2011). Why marathon migrants get away with high metabolic ceilings: towards an ecology of physiological restraint. J. Exp. Biol. 214(2): 295-302.
    Lourenço, P.M.; Kentie, R.; Schroeder, J.; Groen, N.M.; Hooijmeijer, J.C.E.W.; Piersma, T. (2011). Repeatable timing of northward departure, arrival and breeding in Black-tailed Godwits Limosa l. Limosa, but no domino effects. J. Ornithol. 152(4): 1023-1032.
    Lok, T.; Overdijk, O.; Tinbergen, J.M.; Piersma, T. (2011). The paradox of spoonbill migration: most birds travel to where survival rates are lowest. Anim. Behav. 82(4): 837-844.
    Estrella, S.M.; Storey, A.W.; Pearson, G.; Piersma, T. (2011). Potential effects of Lyngbya majuscula blooms on benthic invertebrate diversity and shorebird foraging ecology at Roebuck Bay, Western Australia: preliminary results. J. R. Soc. West Aust. 94: 171–179
    Piersma, T.; van Gils, J.A. (2011). The Flexible Phenotype: a body-centred integration of ecology, physiology and behaviour. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780199233724. 1-248 pp.
    van der Geest, M.; van Gils, J.A.; van der Meer, J.; Olff, H.; Piersma, T.; van der Meer, J.; Piersma, T. (2011). Suitability of calcein as an in situ growth marker in burrowing bivalves. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 399(1): 1-7.
    Quaintenne, G.; van Gils, J.A.; Bocher, P.; Dekinga, A.; Piersma, T. (2011). Scaling up ideals to freedom: are densities of red knots across western Europe consistent with ideal free distribution? Proc. - Royal Soc., Biol. Sci. 278(1719): 2728-2736.
    Kraan, C.; Dekinga, A.; Piersma, T. (2011). Now an empty mudflat: past and present benthic abundances in the western Dutch Wadden Sea. Helgol. Mar. Res. 65(1): 51-58.
    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.
    Mathot, K.J.; van den Hout, P.J.; Piersma, T.; Kempenaers, B.; Réale, D.; Dingemanse, N.J. (2011). Disentangling the roles of frequency-vs. state-dependence in generating individual differences in behavioural plasticity. Ecol. Lett. 14(12): 1254-1262.
    Luttikhuizen, P.C.; Bol, A.; Witte, H.; van Bleijswijk, J.; Haddrath, O.; Baker, A.J.; Piersma, T.; Reneerkens, J.; Piersma, T. (2011). Novel and cross-species microsatellite markers for parentage analysis in Sanderling Calidris alba. J. Ornithol. 152(3): 807-810.

Linked projects

Conservation of the dynamic Island of Griend
Theunis Piersma
Vereniging Natuurmonumenten
Project duration
1 May 2014 - 1 Jul 2020
UUNIOZ_Cascading effects of sea-level rise on intertidal ecosystems
Allert Bijleveld
Utrecht University
Project duration
1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2025
UUNIOZ_Cascading effects of sea-level rise on intertidal ecosystems
Allert Bijleveld
Utrecht University
Project duration
1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2025
Conservation of the dynamic Island of Griend
Theunis Piersma
Vereniging Natuurmonumenten
Project duration
1 May 2014 - 1 Jul 2020
Shorebirds in space
Theunis Piersma
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
Project duration
31 Dec 2011 - 31 Aug 2016
METAWAD: connecting habitat use and survival in migratory shorebirds
Theunis Piersma
Project duration
1 Jan 2011 - 30 Jun 2016
Ontogeny of Migration: disentangling genetic and learned components of migratory routines
Theunis Piersma
University of Groningen
Project duration
1 Aug 2014 - 31 Aug 2018