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Prof Marcel Klaassen

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair In Ecology

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Master of Science, University of Groningen, 1988
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Groningen, 1992

Biography summary

Prof. Marcel Klaassen has developed broad research interests including theoretical, experimental and observational studies on numerous animal, plant and microbe taxa. Throughout this, his focus has primarily been on bird migration, nutritional ecology and disease ecological issues.

Career

Director – Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Australia (2010 – 2017)

Professor in Animal-Plant Interactions - Utrecht University, The Netherlands (2005 – 2014)

Head of Department – Plant-Animal Interactions, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, The Netherlands (1997 – 2009)

Postdoc – Netherlands Institute of Ecology, The Netherlands (1995 – 1997)

Research Fellow - Max-Planck-Institute for Behavioural Physiology, Germany (1991 – 1995)

Scientist – Institute for Forestry and Nature Research, Wageningen UR (University & Research centre), The Netherlands (1988 – 1991)

PhD – University of Groningen, The Netherlands (1988-1992)

Units taught

SLE 354: disease ecology and epidemiology

Knowledge areas

  • Modelling avian migration strategies, population dynamics and conservation strategies
  • Disease Ecology and the connecting powers of migrants
  • Nutritional ecology and reserve dynamics in waterfowl, waders and marsupials

Research groups

Centre for Integrative Ecology  http://cie-deakin.com/

Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases http://gceid.com/

Awards

Marcel became an Alfred Deakin Professor in 2016

Publications

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2017

An experimental examination of interindividual variation in feather corticosterone content in the house sparrow, Passer domesticus in southeast Australia

Y Aharon-Rotman, K Buchanan, M Klaassen, W Buttemer

(2017), Vol. 244, pp. 93-100, General and comparative endocrinology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Setting conservation priorities for migratory networks under uncertainty

K Dhanjal-Adams, M Klaassen, S Nicol, H Possingham, I Chadès, R Fuller

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 646-656, Conservation biology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Geographic variation in seasonality and its influence on the dynamics of an infectious disease

S Lisovski, B Hoye, M Klaassen

(2017), Vol. 126, pp. 931-936, Oikos, London, Eng., C1

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Eggs brought in from afar: svalbard-breeding pink-footed geese can fly their eggs across the Barents Sea

M Klaassen, S Hahn, H Korthals, J Madsen

(2017), Vol. 48, pp. 173-179, Journal of avian biology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Purifying selection and concerted evolution of RNA-sensing toll-like receptors in migratory waders

N Raven, S Lisovski, M Klaassen, N Lo, T Madsen, S Ho, B Ujvari

(2017), Vol. 53, pp. 135-145, Infection, genetics and evolution, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Are poultry or wild birds the main reservoirs for avian influenza in Bangladesh?

M Hassan, M Hoque, N Debnath, M Yamage, M Klaassen

(2017), pp. 1-11, Ecohealth, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Gut microbiota of a long-distance migrant demonstrates resistance against environmental microbe incursions

A Risely, D Waite, B Ujvari, M Klaassen, B Hoye

(2017), pp. 1-28, Molecular ecology, London, Eng., C1

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Migratory animals feel the cost of getting sick: a meta-analysis across species

A Risely, M Klaassen, B Hoye

(2017), pp. 1-41, Journal of Animal Ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Seasonal reproductive tactics: annual timing and the capital-to-income breeder continuum

C Williams, M Klaassen, B Barnes, C Buck, W Arnold, S Giroud, S Vetter, T Ruf

(2017), Vol. 372, pp. 1-12, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, London, Eng., C1

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Active migration is associated with specific and consistent changes to gut microbiota in Calidris shorebirds

A Risely, D Waite, B Ujvari, B Hoye, M Klaassen

(2017), pp. 1-23, Journal of animal ecology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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2016

Avian influenza infection dynamics under variable climatic conditions, viral prevalence is rainfall driven in waterfowl from temperate, south-east Australia

M Ferenczi, C Beckmann, S Warner, R Loyn, K O'Riley, X Wang, M Klaassen

(2016), Vol. 47, pp. 1-12, Veterinary research, London, Eng., C1

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Migration strategy and pathogen risk: non-breeding distribution drives malaria prevalence in migratory waders

N Clark, S Clegg, M Klaassen

(2016), Vol. 125, pp. 1358-1368, OIKOS, London, Eng., C1

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Sex-specific arrival times on the breeding grounds: hybridizing migratory skuas provide empirical support for the role of sex ratios

S Lisovski, A Fröhlich, M von Tersch, M Klaassen, H Peter, M Ritz

(2016), Vol. 187, pp. 532-539, The American naturalist, Chicago, Ill., C1

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Body shrinkage due to Arctic warming reduces red knot fitness in tropical wintering range

J van Gils, S Lisovski, T Lok, W Meissner, A O?arowska, J de Fouw, E Rakhimberdiev, M Soloviev, T Piersma, M Klaassen

(2016), Vol. 352, pp. 819-821, Science, Washington, D.C., C1

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Movement patterns of Sanderling (Calidris alba) in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway and a comparison of methods for identification of crucial areas for conservation

S Lisovski, K Gosbell, M Christie, B Hoye, M Klaassen, I Stewart, A Taysom, C Minton

(2016), Vol. 116, pp. 168-177, Emu: austral ornithology, Clayton, Vic, C1

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A chain is as strong as its weakest link: assessing the consequences of habitat loss and degradation in a long-distance migratory shorebird

Y Aharon-Rotman, S Bauer, M Klaassen

(2016), Vol. 116, pp. 199-207, Emu: Austral ornithology, Clayton, Vic., C1

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Hampered performance of migratory swans: intra- and inter-seasonal effects of avian influenza virus

B Hoye, V Munster, N Huig, P de Vries, K Oosterbeek, W Tijsen, M Klaassen, R Fouchier, J van Gils

(2016), Vol. 56, pp. 317-329, Integrative and comparative biology, Oxford, England, C1

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Why fly the extra mile? Using stress biomarkers to assess wintering habitat quality in migratory shorebirds

Y Aharon-Rotman, K Buchanan, N Clark, M Klaassen, W Buttemer

(2016), Vol. 182, pp. 385-395, Oecologia, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Seed dispersal potential by wild mallard duck as estimated from digestive tract analysis

E Kleyheeg, M Klaassen, M Soons

(2016), Vol. 61, pp. 1746-1758, Freshwater biology, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Why fly the extra mile? Latitudinal trend in migratory fuel deposition rate as driver of trans-equatorial long-distance migration.

Y Aharon-Rotman, K Gosbell, C Minton, M Klaassen

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 6616-6624, Ecology and evolution, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Unexpected diversity in socially synchronized rhythms of shorebirds

M Bulla, M Valcu, A Dokter, A Dondua, A Kosztolányi, A Rutten, B Helm, B Sandercock, B Casler, B Ens, C Spiegel, C Hassell, C Küpper, C Minton, D Burgas, D Lank, D Payer, E Loktionov, E Nol, E Kwon, F Smith, H Gates, H Vitnerová, H Prüter, J Johnson, J St Clair, J-F Lamarre, J Rausch, J Reneerkens, J Conklin, J Burger, J Liebezeit, J Bêty, J Coleman, J Figuerola, J Hooijmeijer, J Alves, J Smith, K Weidinger, K Koivula, K Gosbell, K-M Exo, L Niles, L Koloski, L McKinnon, L Praus, M Klaassen, M-A Giroux, M Sláde?ek, M Boldenow, M Goldstein, M ?álek, N Senner, N Rönkä, N Lecomte, O Gilg, O Vincze, O Johnson, P Smith, P Woodard, P Tomkovich, P Battley, R Bentzen, R Lanctot, R Porter, S Saalfeld, S Freeman, S Brown, S Yezerinac, T Székely, T Montalvo, T Piersma, V Loverti, V-M Pakanen, W Tijsen, B Kempenaers

(2016), Vol. 540, pp. 109-113, Nature, London, Eng., C1

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2015

Minor differences in body condition and immune status between avian influenza virus-infected and noninfected mallards: a sign of coevolution?

J van Dijk, R Fouchier, M Klaassen, K Matson

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 436-449, Ecology and evolution, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Natural selection for earlier male arrival to breeding grounds through direct and indirect effects in a migratory songbird

W Velmala, S Helle, M Ahola, M Klaassen, E Lehikoinen, K Rainio, P Sirkiä, T Laaksonen

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1205-1213, Ecology and evolution, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Avoiding competition? Site use, diet and foraging behaviours in two similarly sized geese wintering in China

M Zhao, L Cao, M Klaassen, Y Zhang, A Fox

(2015), Vol. 103, pp. 27-38, Ardea, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Loss of periodicity in breeding success of waders links to changes in lemming cycles in Arctic ecosystems

Y Aharon-Rotman, M Soloviev, C Minton, P Tomkovich, C Hassell, M Klaassen

(2015), Vol. 124, pp. 861-870, OIKOS, Lund, Sweden, C1

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Weak negative associations between avian influenza virus infection and movement behaviour in a key host species, the mallard Anas platyrhynchos

J van Dijk, E Kleyheeg, M Soons, B Nolet, R Fouchier, M Klaassen

(2015), Vol. 124, pp. 1293-1303, Oikos, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Avian influenza in Australia : a summary of 5 years of wild bird surveillance

V Grillo, K Arzey, P Hansbro, A Hurt, S Warner, J Bergfeld, G Burgess, B Cookson, C Dickason, M Ferenczi, T Hollingsworth, M Hoque, R Jackson, M Klaassen, P Kirkland, N Kung, S Lisovski, M O'Dea, K O'Riley, D Roshier, L Skerratt, J Tracey, X Wang, R Woods, L Post

(2015), Vol. 93, pp. 387-393, Australian veterinary journal, Chichester, Eng., C1

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2014

Juveniles and migrants as drivers for seasonal epizootics of avian influenza virus

J Van Dijk, B Hoye, J Verhagen, B Nolet, R Fouchier, M Klaassen

(2014), Vol. 83, pp. 266-275, Journal of animal ecology, London, England, C1

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Nutrient release characteristics from droppings of grass-foraging waterfowl (Anser brachyrhynchus) roosting in aquatic habitats

Y Liu, M Hefting, J Verhoeven, M Klaassen

(2014), Vol. 7, pp. 1-7, Ecohydrology, London, England, C1

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The exception to the rule: Retreating ice front makes Bewick's swans Cygnus columbianus bewickii migrate slower in spring than in autumn

R Nuijten, A Kölzsch, J van Gils, B Hoye, K Oosterbeek, P de Vries, M Klaassen, B Nolet

(2014), Vol. 45, pp. 113-122, Journal of avian biology, London, Eng., C1-1

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Identifying the African wintering grounds of hybrid flycatchers using a multi-isotope (?2H, ?13C, ?15N) assignment approach

T Veen, M Hjernquist, S Van Wilgenburg, K Hobson, E Folmer, L Font, M Klaassen

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1-7, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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The effect of herbivores on genotypic diversity in a clonal aquatic plant

B Hidding, P Meirmans, M Klaassen, T de Boer, N Ouborg, C Wagemaker, B Nolet

(2014), Vol. 123, pp. 1112-1120, Oikos, London, Eng, C1

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Transfer of maternal antibodies against avian influenza virus in mallards (Anas platyrhynchos)

J van Dijk, A Mateman, M Klaassen

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1-7, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Migratory birds reinforce local circulation of avian influenza viruses

J Verhagen, J van Dijk, O Vuong, T Bestebroer, P Lexmond, M Klaassen, R Fouchier

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1-10, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Movement and migration in a changing world

A Lindstrom, B Chapman, N Jonzén, M Klaassen

(2014), pp. 36-50, Animal movement across scales, Oxford, Eng., B1-1

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2013

How did this snail get here? Several dispersal vectors inferred for an aquatic invasive species

L Van, N Huig, D Van, A Van, C Wagemaker, C Sherman, M Klaassen, J Figuerola

(2013), Vol. 58, pp. 88-99, Freshwater biology, London, England, C1

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Mechanistic models of animal migration behaviour - their diversity, structure and use

S Bauer, M Klaassen

(2013), Vol. 82, pp. 498-508, Journal of animal ecology, London, England, C1

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Unusual patterns in 15N blood values after a diet switch in red knot shorebirds

M Dietz, T Piersma, A Dekinga, H Korthals, M Klaassen

(2013), Vol. 49, pp. 283-292, Isotopes in environmental and health studies, London, Eng., C1

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Improving provenance studies in migratory birds when using feather hydrogen stable isotopes

J Van Dijk, W Meissner, M Klaassen

(2013), Vol. 45, Journal of avian biology, London, England, C1

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New insights from geolocators deployed on waders in Australia

C Minton, K Gosbell, P Johns, M Christie, M Klaassen, C Hassell, A Boyle, R Jessop, J Fox

(2013), Vol. 120, pp. 37-46, Wader Study Group bulletin, Norfolk, Eng., C1-1

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2012

Host behaviour and physiology underpin individual variation in avian influenza virus infection in migratory Bewick's swans

B Hoye, R Fouchier, M Klaassen

(2012), Vol. 279, pp. 529-534, Proceedings of the Royal Society B : biological sciences, London, England, C1

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Aquatic plant shows flexible avoidance by escape from tuber predation by swans

B Hidding, M Klaassen, T de Boer, P de Vries, B Nolet

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 50-58, Basic and applied ecology, Jena, Germany, C1

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Comparing the seasonal survival of resident and migratory oystercatchers : carry-over effects of habitat quality and weather conditions

O Duriez, B Ens, R Choquet, R Pradel, M Klaassen

(2012), Vol. 121, pp. 862-873, Oikos, Malden, Mass., C1

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Ecophysiology of avian migration in the face of current global hazards

M Klaassen, B Hoye, B Nolet, W Buttemer

(2012), Vol. 367, pp. 1719-1732, Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society B: biological sciences, London, England, C1

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Habitat use throughout migration : linking individual consistency, prior breeding success and future breeding potential

B Hoye, S Hahn, B Nolet, M Klaassen

(2012), Vol. 81, pp. 657-666, Journal of animal ecology, Oxford, England, C1

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Experimental quantification of long distance dispersal potential of aquatic snails in the gut of migratory birds

C van Leeuwen, G van der Velde, B van Lith, M Klaassen

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-7, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Vector activity and propagule size affect dispersal potential by vertebrates

C van Leeuwen, M Tollenaar, M Klaassen

(2012), Vol. 170, pp. 101-109, Oecologia, Heidelberg, Germany, C1

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From food to offspring down : tissue-specific discrimination and turn-over of stable isotopes in herbivorous waterbirds and other avian foraging guilds

S Hahn, B Hoye, H Korthals, M Klaassen

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-6, PLoS ONE, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Does agricultural food provide a good alternative to a natural diet for body store deposition in geese?

G Eichhorn, H Meijer, K Oosterbeek, M Klaassen

(2012), Vol. 3, pp. 1-13, Ecosphere, Washington, D.C., C1

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Gut travellers : internal dispersal of aquatic organisms by waterfowl

L van, D van, G van, M Klaassen

(2012), Vol. 39, pp. 2031-2040, Journal of biogeography, London, England, C1

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2011

A puzzling migratory detour : are fueling conditions in Alaska driving the movement of juvenile sharp-tailed sandpipers?

A Lindstrom, R Gill Jr., S Jamieson, B McCaffery, L Wennerberg, M Wikelski, M Klaassen

(2011), Vol. 113, pp. 129-139, Condor, Berkeley, Ca., C1

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Identifying crucial gaps in our knowledge of the life-history of avian influenza viruses - An Australian perspective

M Klaassen, B Hoye, D Roshier

(2011), Vol. 111, pp. 103-112, Emu, Collingwood, Vic., C1

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Reconstructing an annual cycle of interaction : natural infection and antibody dynamics to avian influenza along a migratory flyway

B Hoye, V Munster, H Nishiura, R Fouchier, J Madsen, M Klaassen

(2011), Vol. 120, pp. 748-755, Oikos, Malden, Mass., C1

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The reliance on distant resources for egg formation in high Arctic breeding barnacle geese Branta leucopsis

S Hahn, M Loonen, M Klaassen

(2011), Vol. 42, pp. 159-168, Journal of avian biology, Malden, Mass., C1

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Cues and the optimal timing of activities under environmental changes

J McNamara, Z Barta, M Klaassen, S Bauer

(2011), Vol. 14, pp. 1183-1190, Ecology letters, London, England, C1

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Effects of infection-induced migration delays on the epidemiology of avian influenza in wild mallard populations

S Galsworthy, Q ten Bosch, B Hoye, J Heesterbeek, M Klaassen, D Klinkenberg

(2011), Vol. 6, pp. 1-11, PLoS ONE, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Geolocator studies on Ruddy Turnstones Arenaria interpres and Greater Sandplovers Charadrius leschenaultii in the East Asian-Australasia Flyway reveal widely different migration strategies

C Minton, K Gosbell, P Johns, M Christie, M Klaassen, C Hassell, A Boyle, R Jessop, J Fox

(2011), Vol. 118, pp. 87-96, Wader Study Group bulletin, Norfolk, Eng., C1-1

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2010

Insights from the eco-physiological book of records : Bewick's swans outperform the canonical intake-maximizing vertebrate

M Klaassen, H Hangelbroek, T de Boer, B Nolet

(2010), Vol. 119, pp. 1156-1160, Oikos, Malden, Mass., C1

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Surveillance of wild birds for avian influenza virus

B Hoye, V Munster, H Nishiura, M Klaassen, R Fouchier

(2010), Vol. 16, pp. 1827-1834, Emerging infectious diseases, Atlanta, Ga., C1

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Many routes lead to Rome : potential causes for the multi-route migration system of Red Knots, Calidris canutus islandica

S Bauer, B Ens, M Klaassen

(2010), Vol. 91, pp. 1822-1831, Ecology, Ithaca, N.Y., C1

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Above- and below-ground vertebrate herbivory may each favour a different subordinate species in an aquatic plant community

B Hidding, B Nolet, T de Boer, P de Vries, M Klaassen

(2010), Vol. 162, pp. 199-208, Oecologia, Heidelberg, Germany, C1-1

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Single-point isotope measurements in blood cells and plasma to estimate the time since diet switches

M Klaassen, T Piersma, H Korthals, A Dekinga, M Dietz

(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 796-804, Functional Ecology, London, England, C1-1

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Do Red Knots (Calidris Canutus Islandica) routinely skip Iceland during southward migration?

M Dietz, B Spaans, A Dekinga, M Klaassen, H Korthals, C van Leeuwen, T Piersma

(2010), Vol. 112, pp. 48-55, Condor, Santa Clara, Calif., C1-1

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2009

What decision rules might pink-footed geese use to depart on migration? An individual-based model

O Duriez, S Bauer, A Destin, J Madsen, B Nolet, R Stillman, M Klaassen

(2009), Vol. 20, pp. 560-569, Behavioural ecology, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Retrodicting patch use by foraging swans in a heterogeneous environment using a set of functional responses

B Nolet, M Klaassen

(2009), Vol. 118, pp. 431-439, Oikos, Malden, Mass., C1-1

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How to find natural reservoir hosts from endemic prevalence in a multi-host population : a case study of influenza in waterfowl

H Nishiura, B Hoye, M Klaassen, S Bauer, H Heesterbeek

(2009), Vol. 1, pp. 118-128, Epidemics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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High individual repeatability and population differentiation in stable isotope ratios in winter-grown collared flycatcher Ficedula albicollis feathers

M Hjernquist, T Veen, L Font, M Klaassen

(2009), Vol. 40, pp. 102-107, Journal of avian biology, Copenhagen, Denmark, C1-1

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Estimating survival and movements using both live and dead recoveries : a case study of oystercatchers confronted with habitat change

O Duriez, S Sæther, B Ens, R Choquet, R Pradel, R Lambeck, M Klaassen

(2009), Vol. 46, pp. 144-153, Journal of applied ecology, New York, NY., C1-1

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Compensatory growth in an aquatic plant mediates exploitative competition between seasonally tied herbivores

B Hidding, B Nolet, T de Boer, P de Vries, M Klaassen

(2009), Vol. 90, pp. 1891-1899, Ecology, Ithaca, N.Y., C1-1

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Burial depth distribution of fennel pondweed tubers (Potamogeton pectinatus) in relation to foraging by Bewick's swans

B Hidding, B Nolet, M van Eerden, M Guillemain, M Klaassen

(2009), Vol. 90, pp. 321-327, Aquatic botany, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Animal migration : linking models and data beyond taxonomic limits

S Bauer, Z Barta, B Ens, G Hays, J McNamara, M Klaassen

(2009), Vol. 5, pp. 433-435, Biology letters, London, England, C1-1

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2008

What drives long-distance movements in the nomadic Grey Teal Anas gracilis in Australia?

D Roshier, M Asmus, M Klaassen

(2008), Vol. 150, pp. 474-484, Ibis: the International Journal of Avian Science, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Longer guts and higher food quality increase energy intake in migratory swans

J van Gils, J Beekman, P Coehoorn, E Corporaal, T Dekkers, M Klaassen, R van Kraaij, R de Leeuw, P de Vries

(2008), Vol. 77, pp. 1234-1241, Journal of animal ecology, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Why do Gull-billed Terns Gelochelidon nilotica feed on fiddler crabs Uca tangeri in Guinea-Bissau?

E Stienen, A Brenninkmeijer, M Klaassen

(2008), Vol. 96, pp. 243-250, Ardea, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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The consequences of climate-driven stop-over sites changes on migration schedules and fitness of Arctic geese

S Bauer, M van Dinther, K Høgda, M Klaassen, J Madsen

(2008), Vol. 77, pp. 654-660, Journal of animal ecology, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Swan foraging shapes spatial distribution of two submerged plants, favouring the preferred prey species

H Sandsten, M Klaassen

(2008), Vol. 156, pp. 569-576, Oecologia, Heidelberg, Germany, C1-1

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Stoichiometry of endothermy : shifting the quest from nitrogen to carbon

M Klaassen, B Nolet

(2008), Vol. 11, pp. 785-792, Ecology letters, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Small seed size increases the potential for dispersal of wetland plants by ducks

M Soons, C van der Vlugt, B van Lith, G Heil, M Klaassen

(2008), Vol. 96, pp. 619-627, Journal of ecology, London, England, C1-1

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Quantification of allochthonous nutrient input into freshwater bodies by herbivorous waterbirds

S Hahn, S Bauer, M Klaassen

(2008), Vol. 53, pp. 181-193, Freshwater biology, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Optimal management of a goose flyway : migrant management at minimum cost

M Klaassen, S Bauer, J Madsen, H Possingham

(2008), Vol. 45, pp. 1446-1452, Journal of applied ecology, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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2007

The role of herbivorous water birds in aquatic systems through interactions with aquatic macrophytes, with special reference to the Bewick's Swan - Fennel Pondweed system

M Klaassen, B Nolet

(2007), Vol. 584, pp. 205-213, Hydrobiologia, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Hampered foraging and migratory performance in swans infected with low-pathogenic avian influenza A virus

J van Gils, V Munster, R Radersma, D Liefhebber, R Fouchier, M Klaassen

(2007), Vol. 2, pp. 1-6, Plos one, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

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Estimating the contribution of carnivorous waterbirds to nutrient loading in freshwater habitats

S Hahn, S Bauer, M Klaassen

(2007), Vol. 52, pp. 2421-2433, Freshwater biology, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Effects of snow cover on the timing and success of reproduction in high-Arctic pink-footed geese Anser brachyrhynchus

J Madsen, M Tamstorf, M Klaassen, N Eide, C Glahder, F Rigét, H Nyegaard, F Cottaar

(2007), Vol. 30, pp. 1363-1372, Polar biology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Does migration of hybrids contribute to post-zygotic isolation in flycatchers?

T Veen, N Svedin, J Forsman, M Hjernquist, A Qvarnström, K Thuman Hjernquist, J Träff, M Klaassen

(2007), Vol. 274, pp. 707-712, Proceedings of the Royal Society B-biological sciences, London, England, C1-1

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Consequences of intraspecific seed-size variation in Sparganium emersum for dispersal by fish

B Pollux, N Ouborg, J van Groenendael, M Klaassen

(2007), Vol. 21, pp. 1084-1091, Functional ecology, London, England, C1-1

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2006

The effect of seed morphology on the potential dispersal of aquatic macrophytes by the common carp (Cyprinus carpio)

B Pollux, M de Jong, A Steegh, N Ouborg, J van Groenendael, M Klaassen

(2006), Vol. 51, pp. 2063-2071, Freshwater biology, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Modelling behavioural and fitness consequences of disturbance for geese along their spring flyway

M Klaassen, S Bauer, J Madsen, I Tombre

(2006), Vol. 43, pp. 92-100, Journal of applied ecology, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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Migratory birds as vectors for influenza dispersal

M Klaassen

(2006), Vol. 2, pp. 107-108, International journal of infection control, Portadown, Ireland, C1-1

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Intake rates, stochasticity, or onset of spring : what aspects of food availability affect spring migration patterns in Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus?

S Bauer, J Madsen, M Klaassen

(2006), Vol. 94, pp. 555-566, Ardea, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Factors affecting the site of investment, and the reliance on savings for arctic breeders : the capital-income dichotomy revisited

M Klaassen, K Abraham, R Jefferies, M Vrtiska

(2006), Vol. 94, pp. 371-384, Ardea, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Exhaled air temperature as a function of ambient temperature in flying and resting ducks

S Engel, R Klaassen, M Klaassen, H Biebach

(2006), Vol. 176, pp. 527-534, Journal of comparative physiology. B, Biochemical, systemic, and environmental physiology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Assessing body condition and energy budget components by scoring abdominal profiles in free-ranging pink-footed geese Anser brachyrhynchus

J Madsen, M Klaassen

(2006), Vol. 37, pp. 283-287, Journal of avian biology, Copenhagen, Denmark, C1-1

journal

Animal-plant-microbe interactions : direct and indirect effects of swan foraging behaviour modulate methane cycling in temperate shallow wetlands

P Bodelier, M Stomp, L Santamaria, M Klaassen, H Laanbroek

(2006), Vol. 149, pp. 233-244, Oecologia, Heidelberg, Germany, C1-1

journal
2005

Time and energy constraints in demanding phases of the annual cycle : an example of time limitation in refuelling migratory swans

B Nolet, M Klaassen

(2005), Vol. 111, pp. 302-310, Oikos, Malden, Mass., C1-1

journal

The foldable 'Ottenby' walk-in trap : a handy and efficient wader trap for expedition conditions

Å Lindström, M Klaassen, R Lanctot

(2005), Vol. 107, pp. 50-53, Wader study group bulletin, Beaumaris, Vic., C1-1

journal

Seasonal changes in the diet of the long-nosed bandicoot (Perameles nasuta) assessed by analysis of faecal scats and of stable isotopes in blood

M Thums, M Klaassen, I Hume

(2005), Vol. 53, pp. 87-93, Australian journal of zoology, Collingwood, Vic., C1-1

journal

Longer days in spring than in autumn accelerate migration speed of passerine birds

U Bauchinger, M Klaassen

(2005), Vol. 36, pp. 3-5, Journal of avian biology, Copenhagen, Denmark, C1-1

journal

Limits to growth : some chicks are more equal than others

M Klaassen, M Dietz

(2005), pp. 135-140, Seeking nature's limits : ecologists in the field, Utrecht, The Netherlands, B1-1

chapter
2004

Basal metabolic rate, food intake, and body mass in cold- and warm-acclimated Garden Warblers

M Klaassen, M Oltrogge, L Trost

(2004), Vol. 137, pp. 639-647, Comparative biochemistry and physiology : Part A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Migrating swans profit from favourable changes in wind conditions at low altitude

M Klaassen, J Beekman, J Kontiokorpi, R Mulder, B Nolet

(2004), Vol. 145, pp. 142-151, Journal of ornithology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal

May dehydration risk govern long-distance migratory behaviour?

M Klaassen

(2004), Vol. 35, pp. 4-6, Journal of avian biology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

The relationship between carbon stable isotope ratios of hatchling down and egg yolk in Black-headed Gulls

M Klaassen, T Baarspul, T Dekkers, P Van Tienen

(2004), Vol. 75, pp. 196-199, Journal of field ornithology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Fuelling rates of garganey (Anas querquedula) staging in the Camargue, Southern France, during spring migration

M Guillemain, H Fritz, M Klaassen, A Johnson, H Hafner

(2004), Vol. 145, pp. 152-158, Journal of ornithology, Berlin, Eng., C1-1

journal

Flying, fasting, and feeding in birds during migration: A nutritional and physiological ecology perspective

S McWilliams, C Guglielmo, B Pierce, M Klaassen

(2004), Vol. 35, pp. 377-393, Journal of avian biology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Effects of diet change on carbon and nitrogen stable-isotope ratios in blood cells and plasma of the long-nosed bandicoot (Perameles nasuta)

M Klaassen, M Thums, I Hume

(2004), Vol. 52, pp. 635-647, Australian journal of zoology, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal
2003

Fathers with highly demanding partners and offspring in a semidesert environment: energetic aspects of the breeding system of Monteiro's Hornbills (Tockus monteiri) in Namibia

M Klaassen, A Brenninkmeijer, C Boix-Hinzen, J Mendelsohn

(2003), Vol. 120, pp. 866-873, Auk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

High basal metabolic rates of shorebirds while in the Arctic: a circumpolar view

A Lindström, M Klaassen

(2003), Vol. 105, pp. 420-427, Condor, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Relationships between migration and breeding strategies in Arctic breeding birds

M Klaassen

(2003), pp. 237-249, Proceedings of the 2001 Symposium of Avian Migration, Konstanz, Germany, E1-1

conference
2002

Metabolic rate and thermal conductance of lemmings from high-arctic Canada and Siberia

M Klaassen, J Agrell, A Lindström

(2002), Vol. 172, pp. 371-378, Journal of comparative physiology B, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal

Habitat switching by Bewick's swans: Maximization of average long-term energy gain?

B Nolet, R Bevan, M Klaassen, O Langevoord, Y Van Der Heijden

(2002), Vol. 71, pp. 979-993, Journal of animal ecology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Fuel stores of juvenile waders on autumn migration in high arctic Canada

A Lindström, M Klaassen, T Piersma, N Holmgren, L Wennerberg

(2002), Vol. 90, pp. 93-101, Ardea, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Feeding ecology of wintering terns in Guinea-Bissau

A Brenninkmeijer, E Stienen, M Klaassen, M Kersten

(2002), Vol. 144, pp. 602-613, Ibis: the international journal of avian science, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Skipping swans: Fuelling rates and wind conditions determine differential use of migratory stopover sites of Bewick's Swans Cygnus bewickii

J Beekman, B Nolet, M Klaassen

(2002), Vol. 90, pp. 437-460, Ardea, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Long-distance endozoochorous dispersal of submerged macrophyte seeds by migratory waterbirds in northern Europe - a critical review of possibilities and limitations

P Clausen, B Nolet, A Fox, M Klaassen

(2002), Vol. 23, pp. 191-203, Acta oecologica, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Geographical variation and population structure in the White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis as shown by morphology, mitochondrial DNA and carbon isotope ratios

L Wennerberg, M Klaassen, A? Lindström

(2002), Vol. 131, pp. 380-390, Oecologia, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal
2001

Arctic waders are not capital breeders

M Klaassen, A Lindström A, H Meltofte, T Piersma

(2001), Vol. 413, pp. 794-794, Nature, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Spatial variation in tuber depletion by swans explained by differences in net intake rates

B Nolet, O Langevoord, R Bevan, K Engelaar, M Klaassen, R Mulder, S Van Dijk

(2001), Vol. 82, pp. 1655-1667, Ecology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2000

Flight costs and fuel composition of a bird migrating in a wind tunnel

M Klaassen, A Kvist, A Lindström

(2000), Vol. 102, pp. 444-451, Condor, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Predicting migratory flight altitudes by physiological migration models

F Liechti, M Klaassen, B Bruderer

(2000), Vol. 117, pp. 205-214, Auk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Flight altitude of trans-Sahara migrants in autumn: a comparison of radar observations with predictions from meteorological conditions and water and energy balance models

M Klaassen, H Biebach

(2000), Vol. 31, pp. 47-55, Journal of avian biology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
1999

Variation in energy intake and basal metabolic rate of a bird migrating in a wind tunnel

A Lindström, M Klaassen, A Kvist

(1999), Vol. 13, pp. 352-359, Functional ecology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Physiological flexibility and its impact on energy metabolism and foraging behaviour in birds

M Klaassen

(1999), pp. 427-445, Herbivores : between plants and predators : the 38th Symposium of the British Ecological Society in cooperation with the Netherlands Ecological Society held at the Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands, 1997, Wageningen, The Netherlands, E1-1

conference
1998

Energy expenditure in relation to flight speed: what is the power of mass loss rate estimates?

A Kvist, M Klaassen, A Lindström

(1998), Vol. 29, pp. 485-498, Journal of avian biology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
1997

Sandwich terns Sterna sandvicensis feeding on shell fractions

A Brenninkmeijer, M Klaassen, E Stiknen

(1997), Vol. 139, pp. 397-400, Ibis, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Synchronization by low-amplitude light-dark cycles of 24-hour pineal and plasma melatonin rhythms of hatchling European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)

E Gwinner, M Zeman, M Klaassen

(1997), Vol. 23, pp. 176-181, Journal of pineal research, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Composition of fuel stores and digestive limitations to fuel deposition rate in the long-distance migratory thrush nightingale, Luscinia luscinia

M Klaassen, A Lindström, R Zijlstra

(1997), Vol. 70, pp. 125-133, Physiological zoology, Chicago, Ill., C1-1

journal
1996

Blood hemoglobin content and metabolic performance of Arctic Tern chicks Sterna paradisaea

C Bech, M Klaassen

(1996), Vol. 27, pp. 112-117, Journal of avian biology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Wingbeat frequency and the body drag anomaly: wind-tunnel observations on a thrush nightingale (Luscinia Luscinia) and a teal (Anas crecca)

C Pennycuick, M Klaassen, A Kvist, A Lindström

(1996), Vol. 199, pp. 2757-2765, Journal of experimental biology, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal

Departure fuel loads in time-minimizing migrating birds can be explained by the energy costs of being heavy

M Klaassen, A Lindström

(1996), Vol. 183, pp. 29-34, Journal of theoretical biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Metabolic constraints on long-distance migration in birds

M Klaassen

(1996), Vol. 199, pp. 57-64, Journal of experimental biology, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal
1995

Moult and basal metabolic costs in males of two subspecies of stonechats: the European Saxicola torquata rubicula and the East African S. t. axillaris

M Klaassen

(1995), Vol. 104, pp. 424-432, Oecologia, Heidelberg, Germany, C1-1

journal
1994

Influence of growth rate retardation on time budgets and energetics of Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea and Common Tern S. hirundo chicks

M Klaassen, B Habekotte, P Schinkelshoek, E Stienen, P Van Tienen

(1994), Vol. 136, pp. 197-204, Ibis, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Growth and energetics of tern chicks from temperate and polar environments

M Klaassen

(1994), Vol. 111, pp. 525-544, Auk, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal

Energetics of fattening and starvation in the long-distance migratory garden warbler, Sylvia borin, during the migratory phase

M Klaassen, H Biebach

(1994), Vol. 164, pp. 362-371, Journal of comparative physiology B, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal
1993

Flocking and feeding in the fiddler crab (UCA tangeri): prey availability as risk-taking behaviour

B Ens, M Klaassen, L Zwarts

(1993), Vol. 31, pp. 477-494, Netherlands journal of sea research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Habitat selection and energetics of the fiddler crab (Uca tangeri)

M Klaassen, B Ens

(1993), Vol. 31, pp. 495-502, Netherlands journal of sea research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal
1992

Predictive growth budgets in terns and gulls

R Drent, M Klaassen, B Zwaan

(1992), Vol. 80, pp. 5-17, Ardea, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Transmitter loads do not affect the daily energy expenditure of nesting common terns

M Klaassen, P Becker, M Wagener

(1992), Vol. 63, pp. 181-185, Journal of field ornithology, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Energetics of Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa-Tridactyla chicks

G Gabrielsen, M Klaassen, F Mehlum

(1992), Vol. 80, pp. 29-40, Ardea, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Resting and peak metabolic rates of Arctic Tern nestlings and their relations to growth rate

M Klaassen, C BECH

(1992), Vol. 65, pp. 803-814, Physiological zoology, Chicago, Ill., C1-1

journal

Growth-rate associated changes in the energy-requirements of tern chicks

M Klaassen, B Zwaan, P Heslenfeld, P Lucas, B Luijckx

(1992), Vol. 80, pp. 19-28, Ardea, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal
1991

An analysis of hatchling resting metabolism: in search of ecological correlates that explain deviations from allometric relations

M Klaassen, R Drent

(1991), Vol. 93, pp. 612-629, Condor, Berkeley, Calif., C1-1

journal
1990

Seasonal timing of the spring departure of waders from the Banc D'Arguin, Mauritania

T Piersma, M Klaassen, J Bruggemann, A Blomert, A Gueye, Y Ntiamoa-Baidu, N Van Bedrerode

(1990), Vol. 78, pp. 123-134, Ardea, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Energetic requirements for maintenance and premigratory body mass gain of waders wintering in Africa

M Klaassen, M Kersten, B Ens

(1990), Vol. 78, pp. 209-220, Ardea, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Is salt stress a problem for waders wintering on the Banc d'Arguin, Mauritania?

M Klaassen, B Ens

(1990), Vol. 78, pp. 67-74, Ardea, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal
1989

Growth and energetics of Arctic Tern chicks (Sterna Paradisaea)

M Klaassen, C Bech, D Masman, G Slagsvold

(1989), Vol. 106, pp. 240-248, Auk, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal

Basal metabolic-rate and therman conductance in Arctic Tern chicks and the effect of heat increment of feeding on thermoregulatory expenes

M Klaassen, C Bech, G Slagsvold

(1989), Vol. 77, pp. 193-200, Ardea, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal
1987

Energy expenditure during free flight in trained and free-living Eurasian Kestrels (Falcotinnunculus)

D Masman, M Klaassen

(1987), Vol. 104, pp. 603-616, Auk, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Avian migrants as vectors of zoonotic diseases in a changing world

Prof Marcel Klaassen

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2015: $140,483
  • 2014: $182,946
  • 2013: $197,310

Threats of avian pathogens to endangered parrots and human health: developing and utilizing tools for risk reduction

Prof Andy Bennett, A/Prof Shane Raidal, Prof Marcel Klaassen, Prof Kate Buchanan, Prof Ken Walder, Dr Michael Magrath, Dr Yonatan Segal, Prof Martyn Jeggo

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2017: $54,016
  • 2016: $105,523
  • 2015: $112,909
  • 2014: $60,397

Revealing the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of avian influenza virus

Prof Edward Holmes, Prof Marcel Klaassen, Aeron Hurt

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2017: $40,000
  • 2016: $20,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Combining serological and virological tests in studying the host-pathogen in wildlife with special reference to Avian influenza epidemiology in the Australian context.

Prof Marcel Klaassen, Mr Simeon Lisovski, Dr David Roshier

  • 2014: $1,673
  • 2013: $3,347
  • 2012: $7,710

Threats of avian pathogens to endangered parrots and human health: developing and utilizing tools for risk reduction

Prof Andy Bennett, A/Prof Shane Raidal, Prof Marcel Klaassen, Prof Kate Buchanan, Prof Ken Walder, Dr Michael Magrath, Dr Yonatan Segal, Prof Martyn Jeggo

  • 2017: $25,000
  • 2016: $25,000
  • 2015: $30,000

Sampling the Big Blank Spot: Wild Bird Avian Influenza Virus Surveillance in Australia's interior.

Prof Marcel Klaassen

  • 2014: $9,090

Industry and Other Funding

Surveillance of influenza A viruses in wild birds.

Prof Marcel Klaassen, Dr David Roshier

  • 2015: $2,000
  • 2014: $29,100
  • 2013: $100,000
  • 2012: $11,356
  • 2011: $209,819

The interplay of avian influenza dynamics between resident waterfowl species and migratory waders

Prof Marcel Klaassen, Mr Simeon Lisovski

  • 2012: $7,500

Pathogen mitigated movement of avian hosts, understanding the interplay between infection and movement in wild waterfowl

Prof Marcel Klaassen, Mrs Marta Ferenczi, Dr David Roshier

  • 2013: $3,000

Linking gastro-intestinal microbiome diversity and immune function over the migratory flyway in a long-distance migrant.

Prof Marcel Klaassen, Dr Bethany Hoye, Miss Alice Risely

  • 2015: $2,500

Understanding the role of migrants in pathogen dispersal: gut microbiome diversity across time and space in a long-distance migrant

Prof Marcel Klaassen, Dr Bethany Hoye, Dr Beata Ujvari, Miss Alice Risely

  • 2015: $5,000

A new database for Australian AIV sampling and analyses in wild birds

Prof Marcel Klaassen

  • 2017: $8,692
  • 2016: $20,000

Other Funding Sources

Avian influenza virus dynamics in a waterbird community in Australia

Prof Marcel Klaassen, Mrs Marta Ferenczi, Dr Christa Beckmann

  • 2014: $800

Strategies and constraints of avian migration in waders along the East Asian Australasian Flyway

Prof Marcel Klaassen, Miss Meijuan Zhao

  • 2016: $909

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Mohammad Mahmudul Hassan

Thesis entitled: Who is the culprit: ecology and epidemiology of Avian Influenza at the wildlife-poultry interface in Bangladesh

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2016

Meijuan Zhao

Thesis entitled: Constraints and strategies of long-distance migratory shorebirds along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Marta Ferenczi

Thesis entitled: Avian influenza virus dynamics in Australian wild birds

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Simeon Lisovski

Thesis entitled: Wildlife infectious disease dynamics in the context of seasonality and bird migration

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2015

Yaara Aharon-Rotman

Thesis entitled: Challenges within the annual cycle of long-distance migratory waders along the East Asian-Australasian Flyway

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2013

Megan Underwood

Thesis entitled: Does size matter? Sex differences in white-faced storm petrels¿ ecology

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2017

Aditya Vivek Ponkshe

Thesis entitled: Joint effects of selective mating and ecology on the persistence of polymorphism and the divergence of sexually selected traits

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2015

Gemma Cole

Thesis entitled: Estimatig the evolutionary link between food detection and mate choice

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2012

Bibiana Andrea Rojas Zuluaga

Thesis entitled: The apparent paradox of colour variation in aposematic poison frogs

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences