Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

MSc. Thomas Oudman

Postdoc
Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 541
Location
Texel
Function
Postdoc
University
RUG
Promotor
Piersma

Expertise

  • Ecology
  • Animal behaviour, animal culture
  • Migration
  • Shorebirds
  • Population dynamics
Interests

Research interests

Thomas Oudman is a behavioural ecologist working at NIOZ. He received a Rubicon grant from NWO to visit the University of St Andrews for two years, working on the learning behaviour of migratory birds. He will study how traditions help and hinder migratory birds in adjusting their flight schedules and destination as a response to climate change.

Thomas received his PhD on Red Knots wintering at Banc d’Arguin, Mauritania, focussing on the factors that determine their foraging decisions. This work was done at NIOZ under supervision of Jan van Gils and Theunis Piersma. Together with Theunis Piersma, Thomas wrote a book on the value of ecology for society, which will be published by Athenaeum in June 2018.

More information can be found on my personal website.

Functions

Functions

 

Publications

Key-publications

Please find my complete list of NIOZ-publications at the bottom of this webpage. You can download all my publications on ResearchGate.

 

Education

Professional education

 

Awards

Awards and Prized

 

Other

Other

 

Linked news

Tuesday 30 May 2017
Kanoeten gedragen zich in Afrika anders dan in de Waddenzee
Voedselvoorkeuren en sociaal gedrag wereldwijd verschillen tussen culturen. Dat geldt ook voor vogels, stelt Thomas Oudman, RUG-promovendus aan het NIOZ Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee. In zijn proefschrift vergelijkt hij het…

NIOZ publications

Linked projects

NWO-VIDI Pervasive impact of avian migrant predators on intertidal communities may connect ecosystems on a global scale
Supervisor
Jan van Gils
Funder
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research - Veni/Vidi/Vici
Project duration
1 Feb 2010 - 31 Jul 2017
METAWAD: connecting habitat use and survival in migratory shorebirds
Supervisor
Theunis Piersma
Funder
Waddenfonds
Project duration
1 Jan 2011 - 30 Jun 2016