I am an ecologist with a passion for migratory birds and the Arctic, with a special focus on the Russian Arctic. My main research focus is to study how climate warming impacts fitness of migrants, and whether they are capable to adjust timing decisions in a warming climate. To do so, I study animals and their food using long-term tracking and reproduction data, field experiments and models. I am interested in a wide range of species, including shorebirds (Red Knots, Grey Plovers, Turnstones), geese (Barnacle Geese, Brent Geese) and Arctic migratory birds in general.
Since April 2021 I work as a Veni laureate to find out whether Red Knots can adjust timing of migratory departure from the Wadden Sea, and whether they are limited by available food. I study this using experiments on captive birds in combination with tracking of wild birds.
Also, I am involved in a consortium where we study how climate warming impacts fitness and spatial distributions of a range of Arctic migratory bird species, in order to find out which species are more vulnerable.
Finally, I am still involved in other projects, including studies on the impacts of changing food phenology on chick growth, and on migration timing of Barnacle Geese.
2021 - current: Veni-fellow at NIOZ
2018 - 2020: Postdoctoral researcher at NIOZ (NWO Polar Programme)
2013 - 2018: PhD-student at NIOO-KNAW / Universiy of Amsterdam (NWO Polar Programme)
Lameris, T.K., Tomkovich, P.S., Johnson, J.A., Guy Morrison, R.I., Tulp, I., Lisovski, S., DeCicco, L., Dementyev, M., Gill Jr, R.E., Ten Horn, J., Piersma, T. ... and van Gils, J.A. (2022). Mismatch‐induced growth reductions in a clade of Arctic‐breeding shorebirds are rarely mitigated by increasing temperatures. Global change biology, 28 (3), 829-847. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16025
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, 28 (15), 2467-2473. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2018.05.077
Lameris, T. K., Dokter, A. M., van der Jeugd, H. P., Bouten, W., Koster, J., Sand, S. H., ... & Nolet, B. A. (2021). Nocturnal foraging lifts time constraints in winter for migratory geese but hardly speeds up fueling. Behavioral Ecology, 32(3), 539-552. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/araa152
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., 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, 191(4, 1003-1014. 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 most of my publications on ResearchGate
You can find my PhD-thesis here