All publications: scientific and popular publications of Theunis Piersma and his team, and a full list of journal and book publications can be found at the website of the University of Groningen.

Annual reports from the Chair

Report of the Chair in Global Flyway Ecology (July 2017 – July 2018) at the University of Groningen. Download here.

Cover Annual Report Chair

Report of the Chair in Global Flyway Ecology (July 2016 – July 2017) at the University of Groningen. Download here.

Report of the Chair in Global Flyway Ecology (July 2015 – July 2016) at the University of Groningen. Download here.

Expedition reports

Teams from the University of Groningen and Global Flyway Network frequently go on expeditions. A selection of expedition reports will appear here. The reports of the Australian chapter of Global Flyway Network can be found here.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Describing habitat and finding colour rings of Black-tailed Godwits (Limosa limosa) in Guinea-Bissau, from 819 December 2018. By Jos Hooijmeijer, Ruth Howison, Hamilton Monteiro and Theunis Piersma. Includes detailed re-sighting reports of each observed colour-marked Black-tailed Godwit.

Describing habitat and finding colour rings of Black-tailed Godwits (Limosa limosa) in Doñana, Spain, from 3 – 10 October 2018. By Jos Hooijmeijer, Ruth Howison and Theunis Piersma. Includes detailed re-sighting reports of each observed colour-marked Black-tailed Godwit

Describing habitat and finding colour rings of Black-tailed Godwits (Limosa limosa) in the Casamance, Senegal, from 27 August – 6 September 2018. By Jos Hooijmeijer, Ruth Howison and Idrissa Ndiaye. Includes detailed re-sighting reports of each observed colour-marked Black-tailed Godwit.

(Further reading: Our German colleagues also worked in Senegal, in December 2018. Their report can be found here: “African winter habitats of Black-tailed Godwits breeding in the Dümmer area. Report of an expedition from 9 – 18 December 2018 in the Senegal. Authors: Heinrich Belting, Christopher Marlow, Idrissa Ndiaye & Johannes Melter, NLWKN, Naturschutzstation, Hüde, Germany. – see also: www.wiesenvoegel-life.de/en/meadow-birds.html).

Black-tailed Godwit Demographic Project Spring migration of Black-tailed Godwits in Iberia 2018. By Jos Hooijmeijer, Egbert van der Velde, Maarten Hotting, Haije Valkema, Wim Tijsen, Mario Huizinga, Libbe Zijlstra, Jacob Jan de Vries, Siebe Bonthuis and Kees de Jager. Includes detailed re-sighting reports of each observed colour-marked Black-tailed Godwit.

Black-tailed Godwit Demographic Project Spring migration of Black-tailed Godwits in Iberia 2017. By Jos Hooijmeijer, Egbert van der Velde, Maarten Hotting, Wiebe Kaspersma, Wim Tijsen, Fred Cottaar, Ysbrand Galama, Gjerryt Hoekstra, Siebe Bonthuis, Astrid Kant, Bob Loos, Ronald Messemaker, Jacob Jan de Vries and Ruth Howison.

DE GRUTTO MONITOR 2016 (in Dutch). By Rosemarie Kentie, Jos Hooijmeijer, Egbert van der Velde and Theunis Piersma. 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.

Recent publications

Oudman, T. & Piersma, T. (2018) De Ontsnapping van de Natuur: Een nieuwe kijk op kennis. Publisher: Athenaeum – Polak & Van Gennep, Amsterdam (more info).

De Ontsnapping van de Natuur_small

Not so old, and still relevant

On 21 February 2006 Theunis Piersma became professor at the University of Groningen, the text of the inaugural lecture is available in Dutch and in English:

For the students of today, what can not be easily reached by a mouse click, seems old and probably irrelevant. This is true for much of the scientific literature from before 1990. In this section we make available a few ‘golden oldies’, publications on which the current work of Team Piersma builds which have not been published in digital form:

Wintering waders on the Banc d'Arguin.jpg

Books

An compilation of books by Theunis Piersma and various team members:

Book compilatie

Feature photo: Red Knots with chick, Sterligova, Taimyr, 1994 (Jan van de Kam)