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Research interests

I am an ecologist with a passion for migratory birds and the Arctic. My main research focus is to study the ability of migrants to keep up with current Arctic climate warming. I study animals and their food using long-term tracking and reproduction data, field experiments and models.

Current projects

Currently I am studying the effect of climate warming on body size and growth. I investigate this for a migratory shorebird, the Red Knot, which breeds on the Arctic tundra of the Taimyr Peninsula in Northern Russia. Here I follow Red Knot chicks to find out how growth is affected by varying climatic conditions and food availabillity.

Besides my work on Red Knots, I am investigating the effects of climate warming on migration timing and reproductive success for Arctic migratory birds in general.



2018 - current:  Postdoctoral researcher at NIOZ (NWO Polar Programme)

2013 - 2018:      PhD-student at NIOO-KNAW / Universiy of Amsterdam (NWO Polar Programme)



Lameris, T. K., van der Jeugd, H. P., Eichhorn, G., Dokter, A. M., Bouten, W., Boom, M. P., … Nolet, B. A. (2018). Arctic Geese Tune Migration to a Warming Climate but Still Suffer from a Phenological Mismatch. Current Biology. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.05.077

Lameris, T. K., Scholten, I., Bauer, S., Cobben, M. M. P., Ens, B. J., & Nolet, B. A. (2017). Potential for an Arctic-breeding migratory bird to adjust spring migration phenology to Arctic amplification. Global Change Biology, 23(10), 4058–4067. doi:10.1111/gcb.13684

Lameris, T. K., Jochems, F., van der Graaf, A. J., Andersson, M., Limpens, J., & Nolet, B. A. (2017). Forage plants of an Arctic-nesting herbivore show larger warming response in breeding than wintering grounds, potentially disrupting migration phenology. Ecology and Evolution, 7(8), 2652–2660. doi:10.1002/ece3.2859

Lameris, T. K., Brown, J. S., Kleyheeg, E., Jansen, P. A., & van Langevelde, F. (2018). Nest defensibility decreases home-range size in central place foragers. Behavioral Ecology, (June), 1–8. doi:10.1093/beheco/ary077

Lameris, T. K., De Jong, M.E., Boom, M.P., van der Jeugd, H.P., Litvin, K.E., Loonen, M.J.J.E., Nolet, B.A., & Prop, J. (2019). Climate warming may affect the optimal timing of reproduction for migratory geese differently in the low and high Arctic. Oecologia, Early Online. doi:10.1007/s00442-019-04533-7

Please find my complete list of (NIOZ-)publications at the bottom of this webpage or on Google Scholar

You can download all my publications on ResearchGate

You can find my PhD-thesis here


Professional education



Awards and Prizes

2019:             Wim Dings - de Wielewaal prize for best thesis in ornithology
2018:             Fellow at Biodiversity working group of Arctic Council (CAFF)