Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Phone number
+31 (0)222 36 9572
PhD student
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
prof. dr. Theunis Piersma
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MSc. Tim Oortwijn

PhD student

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





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Tuesday 02 June 2020
Satellite-tagged red knots will cross borders this summer, while home-stuck scientists are forced to track them online to the High Arctic
Last week, 13 red knots have been equipped with light-weight satellite tags (4-5 g) in the easternmost part of the German Wadden Sea in Schleswig-Holstein. The birds have been caught by the VICI-team of Jan van Gils (NIOZ) in collaboration with Jutta…

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…
Monday 07 August 2023
Fieldwork on red knots in Alaska, summer 2023
This blog is about NIOZ field work in Alaska during the summer of 2023, where we studied the impact of rapid Arctic climate change on the migratory red knot (Calidris canutus). Earlier work on the so-called ‘AfroSiberian red knot’ (C. canutus…
Monday 23 May 2022
Red Knot Alaska Expedition 2022
Finally, after no less than three postponed summer expeditions, our team sets off to western Alaska to investigate the effects of rapid Arctic climate change on the long-distance migratory red knot. The team is headed by prof. Jan van Gils and…
Tuesday 06 April 2021
How to adjust travel plans in a changing world?
From 3 April 2021 till 3 May 2021 a team of NIOZ researchers, led by prof. dr. Jan van Gils, are on expedition in the Banc d'Arguin in Mauritania (West Africa) to investigate migration strategies of the red knot (Calidris canutus canutus) in our…

NIOZ publications

Linked projects

Arctic warming and migrant shorebirds
Jan van Gils
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research - Veni/Vidi/Vici
Project duration
1 Oct 2019 - 1 Oct 2024