Publications by Kees van Oers

2018
Bengston, S., Dahan, R., Donaldson, Z., Phelps, S., van Oers, K., Sih, A., & Bell, A. (2018). Genomic tools for behavioral ecologists to understand repeatable individual differences in behavior. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2, 944-955. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0411-4

Chen, C., Biere, A., Gols, R., Halfwerk, W., van Oers, K., & Harvey, JA. (2018). Responses of insect herbivores and their food plants to wind exposure and the importance of predation risk. Journal of Animal Ecology, 87(4), 1046-1057. doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12835

da Silva, V. H., Laine, V. N., Bosse, M., Oers, K. V., Dibbits, B. W., Visser, M. E., Groenen, M. A. M. (2018). CNVs are associated with genomic architecture in a songbird. BMC Genomics, 19(2), [195]. doi:10.1186/s12864-018-4577-1

Dubuc-Messier, G., Caro, S. P., Perrier, C., van Oers, K., Réale, D., & Charmantier, A. (2018). Gene flow does not prevent personality and morphological differentiation between two blue tit populations. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 31(8), 1127-1137. doi:10.1111/jeb.13291

Kim, J-M., Santure, A. W., Barton, H. J., Quinn, J. L., Cole, E. F.,... Slate, J. (2018). A high density SNP chip for genotyping great tit (Parus major) populations and its application to studying the genetic architecture of exploration behaviour. Molecular Ecology Resources, 18(4), 877-891. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12778

Ruuskanen, S., Groothuis, T. G. G., Baugh, A. T., Schaper, S. V., de Vries, B., & van Oers, K. (2018). Maternal egg hormones in the mating context: the effect of pair personality. Functional Ecology, 32(2), 439-449. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12987

Timm, K., van Oers, K., & Tilgar, V. (2018). SERT gene polymorphisms are associated with risk-taking behaviour and breeding parameters in wild great tits. Journal of Experimental Biology, 221, [171595]. doi:10.1242/jeb.171595

2017
Baugh, A. T., Senft, R. A., Firke, M., Lauder, A., Schroeder, J., Meddle, S. L.,... Hau, M. (2017). Risk-averse personalities have a systemically potentiated neuroendocrine stress axis: a multilevel experiment in Parus major. Hormones and Behavior, 93(July), 99-108. doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2017.05.011

Baugh, A. T., Witonsky, K. R., Davidson, S. C., Hyder, L., Hau, M., & van Oers, K. (2017). Novelty induces behavioural and glucocorticoid responses in a songbird artificially selected for divergent personalities. Animal Behaviour, 130, 221-231. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.06.028

Baugh, A. T., Davidson, S. C., Hau, M., & van Oers, K. (2017). Temporal dynamics of the HPA axis linked to exploratory behavior in a wild European songbird (Parus major). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 250, 104-112. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2017.06.011

Bosse, M., Spurgin, L. G., Laine, V. N., Cole, E. F., Firth, J. A., Gienapp, P.,... Slate, J. (2017). Recent natural selection causes adaptive evolution of an avian polygenic trait. Science, 358(6361), 365-368. doi:10.1126/science.aal3298

Corcoran, P., Gossmann, T. I., Barton, H. J., & Slate, J., & Zeng, K. (2017). Determinants of the Efficacy of Natural Selection on Coding and Noncoding Variability in Two Passerine Species. Genome Biology and Evolution, 9(11), 2987-3007. doi:10.1093/gbe/evx213

Gienapp, P., Laine, V., Mateman, A. C., van Oers, K., & Visser, M. E. (2017). Environment-Dependent Genotype-Phenotype Associations in Avian Breeding Time. Frontiers in Genetics. doi:10.3389/fgene.2017.00102

Heylen, D. J. A., Sprong, H., Krawczyk, A., Van Houtte, N., Genné, D., Gomez-Chamorro, A.,... Voordouw, M. J. (2017). Inefficient co-feeding transmission of Borrelia afzelii in two common European songbirds. Scientific Reports, 7, [39596]. doi:10.1038/srep39596

Laine, V., & van Oers, K. (2017). The Quantitative and Molecular Genetics of Individual Differences in Animal Personality. In J. Vonk, A. Weiss, & S. Kuczaj (Eds.), Personality in Nonhuman Animals (pp. 55-72). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-59300-5_4

Snijders, L., Naguib, M., & van Oers, K. (2017). Dominance rank and boldness predict social attraction in great tits. Behavioral Ecology, 28(2), 398-406. [arw158]. doi:10.1093/beheco/arw158

Snijders, L., Weme, L. E. N., de Goede, P., Savage, J. L., van Oers, K., & Naguib, M. (2017). Context-dependent effects of radio transmitter attachment on a small passerine. Journal of Avian Biology, 48(5), 650-659. doi:10.1111/jav.01148

Snijders, L., van Oers, K., & Naguib, M. (2017). Sex-specific responses to territorial intrusions in a communication network: evidence from radio-tagged great tits. Ecology and Evolution, 7(3), 918-927. doi:10.1002/ece3.2686

Zandberg, L., Quinn, J. L., Naguib, M., & van Oers, K. (2017). Personality-dependent differences in problem-solving performance in a social context reflect foraging strategies. Behavioural Processes, 134(January), 95-102. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2016.09.007

Zandberg, E. C., Gort, G., van Oers, K., & Hinde, C. A. (2017). Direct fitness benefits explain mate preference, but not choice, for similarity in heterozygosity levels. Ecology Letters, 20(10), 1306-1314. doi:10.1111/ele.12827

2016
Cobben, M. M. P., & van Oers, K. (2016). Bolder Takes All and the role of epigenetics. A comment on Canestrelli et al.: Letter. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 31(7), 498-499. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2016.04.007

de Jong, B., Lens, L., Amininasab, S. M., van Oers, K., Darras, V. M., Eens, M.,... Groothuis, T. G. G. (2016). Effects of experimentally sustained elevated testosterone on incubation behaviour and reproductive success in female great tits (Parus major). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 230-231, 38-47. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2016.02.017

De Jong, M., Jeninga, L., Ouyang, J., van Oers, K., Spoelstra, K., & Visser, M. E. (2016). Dose-dependent responses of avian daily rhythms to artificial light at night. Physiology & Behavior, 155(1), 172-179. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2015.12.012

Derks, M., Schachtschneider, K. M., Madsen, O., Schijlen, E. GWM., Verhoeven, K. J. F., & van Oers, K. (2016). Gene and transposable element methylation in great tit (Parus major) brain and blood. BMC Genomics, 17, [332]. doi:10.1186/s12864-016-2653-y

Laine, V., Gossmann, T. I., Schachtschneider, K. M., Garroway, C. J., Madsen, O., Verhoeven, K. J. F.,... Groenen, M. A. M. (2016). Evolutionary signals of selection on cognition from the great tit genome and methylome. Nature Communications, 7, [10474]. doi:10.1038/ncomms10474

Lemoine, M., Lucek, K., Perrier, C., Saladin, V., Adriaensen, F., Barba, E.,... Richner, H. (2016). Low but contrasting neutral genetic differentiation shaped by winter temperature in European great tits. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 118(3), 668-685. doi:10.1111/bij.12745

Naguib, M., van Rooij, E. P., Snijders, L., & van Oers, K. (2016). To sing or not to sing: seasonal changes in singing vary with personality in wild great tits. Behavioral Ecology, 27(3), 932-938. doi:10.1093/beheco/arv235

Verhulst, E., Mateman, A. C., Zwier, M. V., Caro, S. P., Verhoeven, K. J. F., & van Oers, K. (2016). Evidence from Pyrosequencing Indicates that Natural Variation in Animal Personality is Associated with DRD4 DNA Methylation. Molecular Ecology, 25(8), 1801-1811. doi:10.1111/mec.13519

2015
Greives, T. J., Kingma, S. A., Kranstauber, B., Mortega, K. G., Wikelski, M., van Oers, K.,... Hau, M. (2015). Costs of sleeping in: circadian rhythms influence cuckoldry risk in a songbird. Functional Ecology, 29(10), 1300-1307. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12440

Santure, A. W., Poissant, J., de Cauwer, I., van Oers, K., Robinson, M. R., Quinn, J. L.,... Slate, J. (2015). Replicated analysis of the genetic architecture of quantitative traits in two wild great tit populations. Molecular Ecology, 24(24), 6148-6162. doi:10.1111/mec.13452

Snijders, L., van der Eijk, J., van Rooij, E. P., De Goede, P., van Oers, K., & Naguib, M. (2015). Song Trait Similarity in Great Tits Varies with Social Structure. PLoS One, 10(2), [e0116881]. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116881

Snijders, L., van Rooij, E. P., Henskens, M. F. A., van Oers, K., & Naguib, M. (2015). Dawn song predicts behaviour during territory conflicts in personality-typed great tits. Animal Behaviour, 109(November), 45-52. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.07.037

van der Meer, E., & van Oers, K. (2015). Gender and personality differences in response to social stressors in great tits (Parus major). PLoS One, 10(5), [e0127984]. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127984

van Oers, K., Kohn, G. M., Hinde, C. A., & Naguib, M. (2015). Parental food provisioning is related to nestling stress response in wild great tit nestlings: implications for the development of personality. Frontiers in Zoology, 12(Supl1:S10). doi:10.1186/1742-9994-12-S1-S10

2014
Baugh, A. T., Van Oers, K., Dingemanse, N. J., & Hau, M. (2014). Baseline and stress-induced glucocorticoid concentrations are not repeatable but covary within individual great tits (Parus major). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 208(November), 154-163. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2014.08.014

Heylen, D., Sprong, H., Van Oers, K., Fonville, M., & Matthysen, E. (2014). Are the specialized bird ticks, Ixodes arboricola and I. frontalis, competent vectors for Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato? Environmental Microbiology, 16(4), 1081-1089. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12332

Ouyang, J., Van Oers, K., Quetting, M., & Hau, M. (2014). Becoming more like your mate: hormonal similarity reduces divorce rates in a wild songbird. Animal Behaviour, 98, 87-93. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.09.032

Reparaz, L. B., Van Oers, K., Naguib, M., Doutrelant, C., Visser, M. E., & Caro, S. P. (2014). Mate Preference of Female Blue Tits Varies with Experimental Photoperiod. PLoS One, 9(3), [e92527]. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0092527

Snijders, L., van Rooij, E. P., Burt, J., Hinde, C. A., Van Oers, K., & Naguib, M. (2014). Social networking in territorial great tits: slow explorers have weaker social network positions. Animal Behaviour, 98, 95-102. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.09.029

Van Oers, K., Santure, A. W., de Cauwer, I., Van Bers, N. E. M., Crooijmans, R. P. M. A., Sheldon, B. C.,... Groenen, M. A. M. (2014). Replicated high-density genetic maps of two great tit populations reveal fine-scale genomic departures from sex-equal recombination rates. Heredity, 112, 307-316. doi:10.1038/hdy.2013.107

2013
Atema, E., Van Oers, K., & Verhulst, S. (2013). GAPDH as a control gene to estimate genome copy number in Great Tits, with cross-amplification in Blue Tits. Ardea, 101(1), 49-54. doi:10.5253/078.101.0107

Baugh, A. T., Van Oers, K., Naguib, M., & Hau, M. (2013). Initial reactivity and magnitude of the acute stress response associated with personality in wild great tits (Parus major). General and Comparative Endocrinology, 189(1 August 2013), 96-104. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2013.04.030

Mueller, J. C., Korsten, P., Hermannstädter, C., Fuelner, T., Dingemanse, N. J., Matthysen, E.,... Kempenaers, B. (2013). Haplotype structure, adaptive history and associations with exploratory behaviour of the DRD4 gene region in four great tit (Parus major) populations. Molecular Ecology, 22(10), 2797-2809. doi:10.1111/mec.12282

Naguib, M., Van Oers, K., Braakhuis, A., Griffioen, M., De Goede, P., & Waas, J. R. (2013). Noise annoys: effects of noise on breeding great tits depend on personality but not on noise characteristics. Animal Behaviour, 85(5), 949-956. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.02.015

Van Oers, K., & Sinn, D. L. (2013). Quantitative and molecular genetics of animal personality. In C. Carere, & D. Maestripieri (Eds.), Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution (pp. 149-200). Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press.

Van Oers, K., & Naguib, M. (2013). Avian personality. In C. Carere, & D. Maestripieri (Eds.), Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution (pp. 66-95). Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press.

2012
Amy, M., Van Oers, K., & Naguib, M. (2012). Worms under cover: relationship between performance in learning tasks and personality in great tits (Parus major). Animal Cognition, 15(5), 763-770. doi:10.1007/s10071-012-0500-3

Baugh, A. T., Schaper, S. V., Hau, M., Cockrem, J. F., De Goede, P., & Van Oers, K. (2012). Corticosterone responses differ between lines of great tits (Parus major) selected for divergent personalities. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 175(3), 488-494. doi:10.1016/j.ygcen.2011.12.012

Kurvers, R. H. J. M., Nolet, B. A., Prins, H. H. T., Ydenburg, R. C., & Van Oers, K. (2012). Boldness affects foraging decisions in barnacle geese: an experimental approach. Behavioral Ecology, 23(6), 1155-1161. doi:10.1093/beheco/ars091

Ritschard, M., Van Oers, K., Naguib, M., & Brumm, H. (2012). Song amplitude of rival males modulates the territorial behaviour of great tits during the fertile period of their mates. Ethology, 118(2), 197-202. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0310.2011.01999.x

Schut, E., Magrath, M. J. L., Van Oers, K., & Komdeur, J. (2012). Volume of the cloacal protuberance as an indication of reproductive state in male Blue Tits Cyanistes caeruleus. Ardea, 100(2), 202-205. doi:10.5253/078.100.0212

Titulaer, M., Van Oers, K., & Naguib, M. (2012). Personality affects learning performance in difficult tasks in a sex-dependent way. Animal Behaviour, 83(3), 723-730. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.12.020

Van Bers, N. E. M., Santure, A. W., Van Oers, K., de Cauwer, I., Dibbits, B. W., Mateman, A. C.,... Slate, J. (2012). The design and cross-population application of a genome-wide SNP chip for the great tit Parus major. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12(4), 753-770. doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2012.03141.x

2011
Amo, L., Visser, M. E., & Van Oers, K. (2011). Smelling out predators is innate in birds. Ardea, 99(2), 177-184. doi:10.5253/078.099.0207

Naguib, M., Flörcke, C., & Van Oers, K. (2011). Effects of social conditions during early development on stress response and personality traits in great tits (Parus major). Developmental Psychobiology, 53(6), 592-600. doi:10.1002/dev.20533

Van Oers, K., & Sinn, D. L. (2011). Towards a basis for the phenotypic gambit: advances in the evolutionary genetics of animal personality. In M. Inoue-Murayama, S. Kawamura, E. Inoue, & A. Weiss (Eds.), From genes to animal behavior: Social structures, personalities, communication by color (pp. 165-183). (Primatology Monographs). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-4-431-53892-9_7

Van Oers, K., Buchanan, K. L., Thomas, T. E., & Drent, P. J. (2011). Correlated response to selection of testosterone levels and immunocompetence in lines selected for avian personality. Animal Behaviour, 81(5), 1055-1061. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2011.02.014

2010
Beintema, A., Baarspul, T., Krijger, J. P., Van Oers, K., & Keller, M. (2010). Black Terns Chlidonias niger and their dietary problems in Dutch wetlands. Ardea, 98(3), 365-372. doi:10.5253/078.098.0310

Brommer, J. E., Alho, J. S., Biard, C., Chapman, J. R., Charmantier, A., Dreiss, A.,... Winkel, W. (2010). Passerine extrapair mating dynamics: a bayesian modeling approach comparing four species. American Naturalist, 176(2), 178-187. doi:10.1086/653660

Korsten, P., Mueller, J. C., Hermannstädter, C., Bouwman, K. M., Dingemanse, N. J., Drent, P. J.,... Kempenaers, B. (2010). Association between DRD4 gene polymorphism and personality variation in great tits: a test across four wild populations. Molecular Ecology, 19(4), 832-843. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04518.x

Kurvers, R. H. J. M., Prins, H. H. T., van Wieren, S. E., Van Oers, K., Nolet, B. A., & Ydenberg, R. C. (2010). The effect of personality on social foraging: shy barnacle geese scrounge more. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 277(1681), 601-608. doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.1474

Kurvers, R. H. J. M., Van Oers, K., Nolet, B. A., Jonker, R. M., van Wieren, S. E., Prins, H. H. T., & Ydenberg, R. C. (2010). Personality predicts the use of social information. Ecology Letters, 13(7), 829-837. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01473.x

Naguib, M., Kazek, A. M., Schaper, S. V., Van Oers, K., & Visser, M. E. (2010). Singing activity reveals personality traits in great tits. Ethology, 116(8), 763-769. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0310.2010.01791.x

van Bers, N. E. M., Van Oers, K., Kerstens, H. H. D., Dibbits, B. W., Crooijmans, R. P. M. A., Visser, M. E., & Groenen, M. A. M. (2010). Genome-wide SNP detection in the great tit Parus major using high throughput sequencing. Molecular Ecology, 19, 89-99. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04486.x

Van Oers, K., Richardson, D., Saether, S. A., & Komdeur, J. (2010). Reduced blood parasite prevalence with age in the Seychelles Warbler: selecive mortality or suppression of infection? Journal of Ornithology, 151(1), 69-77. doi:10.1007/s10336-009-0427-x

Van Oers, K., & Mueller, J. C. (2010). Evolutionary genomics of animal personality. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 365(1560), 3991-4000. doi:10.1098/rstb.2010.0178

Visser, M. E., Caro, S. P., Van Oers, K., Schaper, S. V., & Helm, B. (2010). Phenology, seasonal timing and circannual rhythms: towards a unified framework. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 365(1555), 3113-3127. doi:10.1098/rstb.2010.0111

2009
Fucikova, E., Drent, P. J., Smits, N., & Van Oers, K. (2009). Handling stress as a measurement of personality in great tit nestlings (Parus major). Ethology, 115(4), 366-374. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0310.2009.01618.x

Jacot, A., Valcu, M., Van Oers, K., & Kempenaers, B. (2009). Experimental nest site limitation affects reproductive strategies and parental investment in a hole-nesting passerine. Animal Behaviour, 77(5), 1075-1083. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.01.012

Kurvers, R. H. J. M., Eijkelenkamp, B., Van Oers, K., van Lith, B., van Wieren, S. E., Ydenberg, R. C., & Prins, H. H. T. (2009). Personality differences explain leadership in barnacle geese. Animal Behaviour, 78(2), 447-453. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.06.002

2008
Van Oers, K. (2008). Animal personality, behaviour or traits: What are we measuring? European Journal of Personality, 22(5), 470-472.

Van Oers, K., Drent, P. J., Dingemanse, N. J., & Kempenaers, B. (2008). Personality is associated with extrapair paternity in great tits, Parus major. Animal Behaviour, 76, 555-563. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2008.03.011

2007
Fidler, A. E., Van Oers, K., Drent, P. J., Kuhn, S., Mueller, J. C., & Kempenaers, B. (2007). Drd4 gene polymorphisms are associated with personality variation in a passerine bird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 274(1619), 1685-1691. doi:10.1098/rspb.2007.0337

Van Oers, K., & Carere, C. (2007). Long-term effects of repeated handling and bleeding in wild caught Great Tits Parus major. Journal of Ornithology, 148, S185-S190. doi:10.1007/s10336-007-0200-y

Van Oers, K. (2007). The need for interdisciplinary research in personality studies. European Journal of Personality, 21(5), 589-637. doi:10.1002/per.646

2005
Van Oers, K., de Jong, G., Van Noordwijk, A. J., Kempenaers, B., & Drent, P. J. (2005). Contribution of genetics to the study of animal personalities: a review of case studies. Behaviour, 142, 1185-1206. doi:10.1163/156853905774539364

Van Oers, K., Klunder, M., & Drent, P. J. (2005). Context dependence of personalities: risk-taking behavior in a social and a nonsocial situation. Behavioral Ecology, 16(4), 716-723. doi:10.1093/beheco/ari045

2004
Carere, C., & Van Oers, K. (2004). Shy and bold great tits (Parus major): body temperature and breath rate in response to handling stress. Physiology & Behavior, 82(5), 905-912. doi:10.1016/j.physbeh.2004.07.009

Mols, C. M. M., Van Oers, K., Witjes, L. M. A., Lessells, C. M., Drent, P. J., & Visser, M. E. (2004). Central assumptions of predator-prey models fail in a semi-natural experimental system. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 271, S85-S87. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2003.0110

Van Oers, K., de Jong, G., Drent, P. J., & Van Noordwijk, A. J. (2004). A genetic analysis of avian personality traits: correlated, response to artificial selection. Behavior Genetics, 34(6), 611-619. doi:10.1007/s10519-004-5588-z

Van Oers, K., Drent, P. J., de Jong, G., & Van Noordwijk, A. J. (2004). Additive and nonadditive genetic variation in avian personality traits. Heredity, 93(5), 496-503. doi:10.1038/sj.hdy.6800530

Van Oers, K., Drent, P. J., De Goede, P., & Van Noordwijk, A. J. (2004). Realized heritability and repeatability of risk-taking behaviour in relation to avian personalities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 271(1534), 65-73. doi:10.1098/rspb.2003.2518

2003
Drent, P. J., Van Oers, K., & Van Noordwijk, A. J. (2003). Realized heritability of personalities in the great tit (Parus major). Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 270(1510), 45-51. doi:10.1098/rspb.2002.2168

2002
Dingemanse, N. J., Both, C., Drent, P. J., Van Oers, K., & Van Noordwijk, A. J. (2002). Repeatability and heritability of exploratory behaviour in great tits from the wild. Animal Behaviour, 64(6), 929-938. doi:10.1006/anbe.2002.2006

Drent, P. J., Dingemanse, N. J., & Van Oers, K. (2002). Functional significance and heritability in coping strategies in a wild territorial passerine: the Great Tit. In C. C. Mettke-Hofmann, & U. Gansloßer (Eds.), Bird Research and Breeding. (pp. 25-46). Fürth: Filander Verlag.

Van Oers, K., & Van Dijk, J. (2002). Distribution and behavioural ecology of the Buffon`s Macaw of Guayaquil (Ara ambigua guayaquilensis) in Southwest Ecuador. In: Bird Research and Breeding. In C. Mettke-Hofmann, & U. Gansloßer (Eds.), Bird Research and Breeding. (pp. 159-173). Fürth: Filander Verlag.

Van Oers, K., Heg, D., & Le Drean Quenec'du, S. (2002). Anthelmintic treatment negatively affects chick survival in the Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus. Ibis, 144(3), 509-517. doi:10.1046/j.1474-919X.2002.00078.x