Marcel E Visser

Summary

Affiliation: Netherlands Institute of Ecology
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Climate change and population declines in a long-distance migratory bird
    Christiaan Both
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, PO Box 40, 6666ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Nature 441:81-3. 2006
  2. pmc Great tits (Parus major) reduce caterpillar damage in commercial apple orchards
    Christel M M Mols
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, Heteren, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 2:e202. 2007
  3. pmc Activity patterns during food provisioning are affected by artificial light in free living great tits (Parus major)
    Mieke Titulaer
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e37377. 2012
  4. pmc Climate change, phenological shifts, eco-evolutionary responses and population viability: toward a unifying predictive approach
    Stephanie Jenouvrier
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02540, USA
    Int J Biometeorol 55:905-19. 2011
  5. pmc Keeping up with a warming world; assessing the rate of adaptation to climate change
    Marcel E Visser
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology, PO Box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 275:649-59. 2008
  6. pmc Solar activity affects avian timing of reproduction
    Marcel E Visser
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, PO Box 40, 6666 Heteren, The Netherlands
    Biol Lett 5:739-42. 2009
  7. pmc Temperature has a causal effect on avian timing of reproduction
    Marcel E Visser
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 276:2323-31. 2009
  8. pmc Phenology, seasonal timing and circannual rhythms: towards a unified framework
    Marcel E Visser
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, PO Box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:3113-27. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Shifts in caterpillar biomass phenology due to climate change and its impact on the breeding biology of an insectivorous bird
    Marcel E Visser
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, P O Box 40, 6666 ZG, Heteren, The Netherlands
    Oecologia 147:164-72. 2006
  10. pmc Shifts in phenology due to global climate change: the need for a yardstick
    Marcel E Visser
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW PO Box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2561-9. 2005

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Publications41

  1. ncbi request reprint Climate change and population declines in a long-distance migratory bird
    Christiaan Both
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, PO Box 40, 6666ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Nature 441:81-3. 2006
    ..Mistiming as a result of climate change is probably a widespread phenomenon, and here we provide evidence that it can lead to population declines...
  2. pmc Great tits (Parus major) reduce caterpillar damage in commercial apple orchards
    Christel M M Mols
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, Heteren, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 2:e202. 2007
    ....
  3. pmc Activity patterns during food provisioning are affected by artificial light in free living great tits (Parus major)
    Mieke Titulaer
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e37377. 2012
    ..This may have negative fitness consequences for the parents, and light pollution may thus create an ecological trap for breeding birds...
  4. pmc Climate change, phenological shifts, eco-evolutionary responses and population viability: toward a unifying predictive approach
    Stephanie Jenouvrier
    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02540, USA
    Int J Biometeorol 55:905-19. 2011
    ..We hope that ecologists will take up this challenge and that our preliminary modeling framework will stimulate research toward a unifying predictive model of the ecological consequences of climate change...
  5. pmc Keeping up with a warming world; assessing the rate of adaptation to climate change
    Marcel E Visser
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology, PO Box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 275:649-59. 2008
    ..The final step is to use ecoevolutionary dynamical models to make the link to population viability and from there to biodiversity loss for those scenarios where the rate of adaptation is insufficient...
  6. pmc Solar activity affects avian timing of reproduction
    Marcel E Visser
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, PO Box 40, 6666 Heteren, The Netherlands
    Biol Lett 5:739-42. 2009
    ..A better understanding of the impact of all the thermal components of weather on the phenology of ecosystems is essential when predicting their responses to climate change...
  7. pmc Temperature has a causal effect on avian timing of reproduction
    Marcel E Visser
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 276:2323-31. 2009
    ..Our results demonstrate that temperature has a direct effect on timing of breeding, an important step towards assessing the implication of climate change on seasonal timing...
  8. pmc Phenology, seasonal timing and circannual rhythms: towards a unified framework
    Marcel E Visser
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, PO Box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:3113-27. 2010
    ..Building on this work, we outline a route towards uniting the different disciplines in a single framework, which may be used to better understand and, more importantly, to forecast climate change impacts on phenology...
  9. ncbi request reprint Shifts in caterpillar biomass phenology due to climate change and its impact on the breeding biology of an insectivorous bird
    Marcel E Visser
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, P O Box 40, 6666 ZG, Heteren, The Netherlands
    Oecologia 147:164-72. 2006
    ..The birds will start breeding earlier and this advancement is predicted to be at the same rate as the advancement of the food peak, and hence they will not reduce the amount of the current mistiming of about 10 days...
  10. pmc Shifts in phenology due to global climate change: the need for a yardstick
    Marcel E Visser
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW PO Box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 272:2561-9. 2005
    ....
  11. pmc Variable responses to large-scale climate change in European Parus populations
    Marcel E Visser
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology, PO Box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 270:367-72. 2003
    ..Our results emphasize the need to consider links between different life-history parameters in order to predict the ecological consequences of large-scale climate changes...
  12. doi request reprint Increasing temperature, not mean temperature, is a cue for avian timing of reproduction
    Sonja V Schaper
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, P O Box 50, 6700 AB Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Am Nat 179:E55-69. 2012
    ..These results refine our understanding of how changes in spring climate might affect the mismatch in avian timing and thereby population viability...
  13. doi request reprint Individual variation in avian reproductive physiology does not reliably predict variation in laying date
    Sonja V Schaper
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, P O Box 50, 6700 AB Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 179:53-62. 2012
    ..We conclude that stages of reproductive development are regulated by different cues, and therefore egg laying dates need to be studied to measure the influences of environmental cues on timing of seasonal reproduction...
  14. doi request reprint Spring phenology does not affect timing of reproduction in the great tit (Parus major)
    Sonja V Schaper
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, PO Box 50, 6700 AB Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Exp Biol 214:3664-71. 2011
    ..Early spring vegetation, such as the leafing of birch branches, and the appearance of caterpillar prey do not appear to play a significant role in fine-tuning the onset of egg laying in great tits...
  15. ncbi request reprint Selection on heritable phenotypic plasticity in a wild bird population
    Daniel H Nussey
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, Post Office Box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, Netherlands
    Science 310:304-6. 2005
    ..This temporal trend is concurrent with climate change causing a mismatch between the breeding times of the birds and their caterpillar prey. Continued selection on plasticity can act to alleviate this mismatch...
  16. doi request reprint Is microevolution the only emergency exit in a warming world? Temperature influences egg laying but not its underlying mechanisms in great tits
    Samuel P Caro
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, P O Box 50, 6700AB Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Gen Comp Endocrinol 190:164-9. 2013
    ..But as there is heritable genetic variation on which natural selection can act, microevolution can take place, and may represent the only way to adapt to a warming world. ..
  17. pmc Predicting demographically sustainable rates of adaptation: can great tit breeding time keep pace with climate change?
    Phillip Gienapp
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, PO Box 50, 6700 AB Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368:20120289. 2013
    ..We therefore tentatively conclude that micro-evolution, together with plasticity, would rescue only the population from mild rates of climate change, although the models make many simplifying assumptions that remain to be tested...
  18. pmc Large-scale geographical variation confirms that climate change causes birds to lay earlier
    Christiaan Both
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology, PO Box 40, 6666ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 271:1657-62. 2004
    ....
  19. pmc Central assumptions of predator-prey models fail in a semi-natural experimental system
    Christel M M Mols
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology, PO Box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 271:S85-7. 2004
    ..Both of these effects are likely to have major consequences for the outcome of predator-prey interactions...
  20. ncbi request reprint Phenology of forest caterpillars and their host trees: the importance of synchrony
    Margriet van Asch
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Annu Rev Entomol 52:37-55. 2007
    ..Global climate change leads to a disruption of the synchrony between herbivores and their host plants, which may have major impacts for population viability if natural selection is insufficient to restore synchrony...
  21. pmc The case of the missing mechanism: how does temperature influence seasonal timing in endotherms?
    Samuel P Caro
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, NIOO KNAW, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS Biol 11:e1001517. 2013
    ..These mechanisms, however, remain obscure. We outline a road map for research aimed at identifying the pathways through which temperature is translated into seasonal timing...
  22. doi request reprint Phenological mismatch strongly affects individual fitness but not population demography in a woodland passerine
    Thomas E Reed
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, P O Box 50, 6700AB Wageningen, The Netherlands
    J Anim Ecol 82:131-44. 2013
    ..We discuss various general mechanisms that influence the extent of coupling between breeding phenology, selection and population dynamics in open populations subject to strong density regulation and stochasticity...
  23. pmc A single long day triggers follicle growth in captive female great tits (Parus major) in winter but does not affect laying dates in the wild in spring
    Luc te Marvelde
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e35617. 2012
    ..These results suggest that wild great tits are not restricted in the advancement of their laying date by limited gonadal development...
  24. ncbi request reprint Density dependence, territoriality, and divisibility of resources: from optimality models to population processes
    Christiaan Both
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology, P O Box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Am Nat 161:326-36. 2003
    ..These predicted patterns indeed are observed in some well-studied passerine species for which both the territorial system and the occurrence of density dependence is known...
  25. ncbi request reprint Birds exploit herbivore-induced plant volatiles to locate herbivorous prey
    Luisa Amo
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, P O Box 50, 6700 AB, Wageningen, The Netherlands Departamento de Ecología Funcional y Evolutiva, Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas CSIC, Ctra, de Sacramento s n E 04120, La Canada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain
    Ecol Lett 16:1348-55. 2013
    ..Volatiles emitted by plants in response to herbivory by lepidopteran larvae thus not only attract predatory insects but also vertebrate predators. ..
  26. doi request reprint Temperature-induced elevation of basal metabolic rate does not affect testis growth in great tits
    Samuel P Caro
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, PO Box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    J Exp Biol 212:1995-9. 2009
    ..As a consequence, temperature may not be a crucial cue and/or constraint factor in the fine-tuning of the gonadal recrudescence in male great tits, and testis growth is not a high energy-demanding seasonal process...
  27. pmc Timing in a fluctuating environment: environmental variability and asymmetric fitness curves can lead to adaptively mismatched avian reproduction
    Marjolein E Lof
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, PO Box 50, 6700AB Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Proc Biol Sci 279:3161-9. 2012
    ..As climate change might affect the (co)variance of environmental variables as well as their averages, risk aversion may influence how species should shift their seasonal timing in a warming world...
  28. pmc Manipulation of life-history decisions using leptin in a wild passerine
    Luc te Marvelde
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e34090. 2012
    ..Manipulating life history decisions using experimental protocols which do not alter individuals' energy balance are crucial in understanding the trade-off between costs and benefits of life history decisions...
  29. pmc Sleeping birds do not respond to predator odour
    Luisa Amo
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 6:e27576. 2011
    ..This vulnerability might influence when, where and how animals sleep depending on the risk of predation perceived before going to sleep. Less clear is whether animals remain sensitive to predation cues when already asleep...
  30. ncbi request reprint Why breeding time has not responded to selection for earlier breeding in a songbird population
    Phillip Gienapp
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, Centre for Terrestrial Ecology, P O Box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Evolution 60:2381-8. 2006
    ..Consequently, breeding time should respond to selection but the expected response to selection was too small to be detected...
  31. doi request reprint Population growth in a wild bird is buffered against phenological mismatch
    Thomas E Reed
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen, Netherlands
    Science 340:488-91. 2013
    ..These findings imply that natural populations may be able to tolerate considerable maladaptation driven by shifting climatic conditions without undergoing immediate declines...
  32. pmc Energy expenditure during egg laying is equal for early and late breeding free-living female great tits
    Luc te Marvelde
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Oecologia 168:631-8. 2012
    ....
  33. pmc Predicting species distribution and abundance responses to climate change: why it is essential to include biotic interactions across trophic levels
    Wim H van der Putten
    Department of Terrestrial Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, PO Box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, The Netherlands
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:2025-34. 2010
    ..Taking these possibilities into account will provide a new perspective on predicting species distribution under climate change...
  34. doi request reprint The design and cross-population application of a genome-wide SNP chip for the great tit Parus major
    Nikkie E M van Bers
    Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen University, De Elst 1, Wageningen, 6708 WD, The Netherlands
    Mol Ecol Resour 12:753-70. 2012
    ..More generally, the protocols and pitfalls encountered will be of use for those developing similar resources...
  35. ncbi request reprint Mate preference of female blue tits varies with experimental photoperiod
    Laura B Reparaz
    Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology NIOO KNAW, Wageningen, The Netherlands Behavioural Ecology Group, Department of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University WUR, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 9:e92527. 2014
    ..These results shed light on the roles that photoperiod may play in stimulating pair-bonding and in refining female selectivity for male traits. ..
  36. ncbi request reprint Analysing population numbers of the house sparrow in the Netherlands with a matrix model and suggestions for conservation measures
    Chris Klok
    Alterra, Department of Ecology and Environment, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    Acta Biotheor 54:161-78. 2006
    ..Finally, we evaluate which of the suggested causes of population decline should be reversed to mitigate the decline and how this can be achieved...
  37. ncbi request reprint Evidence for the effect of learning on timing of reproduction in blue tits
    Fabrizio Grieco
    Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Center for Terrestrial Ecology, Post Office Box 40, 6666 ZG Heteren, Netherlands
    Science 296:136-8. 2002
    ..The response to experience is adaptive for blue tits, which live in heterogeneous habitats where the peak period of food varies, but once settled will breed at the same location for life...
  38. pmc Climate variation and regional gradients in population dynamics of two hole-nesting passerines
    Bernt Erik Saether
    Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N 7491 Trondheim, Norway
    Proc Biol Sci 270:2397-404. 2003
    ..In both species, the effects will be larger in those parts of Europe where large changes in climate are expected...
  39. ncbi request reprint Generation time and temporal scaling of bird population dynamics
    Bernt Erik Saether
    Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, N 7491 Trondheim, Norway
    Nature 436:99-102. 2005
    ..These results indicate that the relationships between demographic and life-history traits in birds translate into distinct population dynamical patterns that are apparent only on a scale of generations...
  40. ncbi request reprint The extended Moran effect and large-scale synchronous fluctuations in the size of great tit and blue tit populations
    Bernt Erik Saether
    Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO 7491 Trondheim, Norway
    J Anim Ecol 76:315-25. 2007
    ....
  41. pmc Introduction. Integration of ecology and endocrinology in avian reproduction: a new synthesis
    John C Wingfield
    University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:1581-8. 2008
    ..This framework of topics will ultimately apply to all taxa because the principles involved are universal and hopefully will have direct application to programmes integrating organisms and genes throughout biological sciences...