Scientific publications


Scheidat, M., Vrooman, J., Teilmann, J., Baltzer, J., Thostesen, CB., Diederichs, B., Dietz, R., Geelhoed, SCV., Gilles, A., Ijsseldijk, LL., Keijl, GO., Nabe-Nielsen, J., Ruser, A., Schnitzler, J., Sveegaard, S., & Siebert, U. (2024). Harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) in the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site and requirements for trilateral monitoring. Marine Biodiversity, 54(3), Article 42.

Gose, M.-A., Humble, E., Brownlow, A., Wall, D., Rogan, E., Sigurðsson, G. M., Kiszka, J. J., Thøstesen, C. B., IJsseldijk, L. L., Ten Doeschate, M., Davison, N. J., Øien, N., Deaville, R., Siebert, U., & Ogden, R. (2024). Population genomics of the white-beaked dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris): Implications for conservation amid climate-driven range shifts. Heredity, 132(4), 192-201.

IJsseldijk, L., van den Broek, J., Kik, M., Leopold, M., Bravo Rebolledo, E., Gröne, A., & Heesterbeek, H. (2024). Using marine mammal necropsy data in animal health surveillance: the case of the harbor porpoise in the Southern North Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science, 10, 1-15. Article 1306294.

Luiten, B., Jarochowska, E., IJsseldijk, L., & King, H. (2024). Whale teeth as witnesses: assessing anthropogenic impact on whale ecology through a multi-proxy analysis. Abstract from EGU General Assembly 2024, Vienna, Austria.


Mancini, I. A. D., Levato, R., Ksiezarczyk, M. M., Castilho, M. D., Chen, M., van Rijen, M. H. P., IJsseldijk, L. L., Kik, M., van Weeren, R., & Malda, J. (2023). Microstructural differences in the osteochondral unit of terrestrial and aquatic mammals. eLife, 12. Advance online publication.

IJsseldijk, L. L., Begeman, L., Duim, B., Gröne, A., Kik, M. J. L., Klijnstra, M. D., Lakemeyer, J., Leopold, M. F., Munnink, B. B. O., Ten Doeschate, M., van Schalkwijk, L., Zomer, A., der Graaf-van Bloois, L. V., & Broens, E. M. (2023). Harbor Porpoise Deaths Associated with Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae, the Netherlands, 2021. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 29(4), 835-838.


IJsseldijk, L., Leopold, M., Begeman, L., Kik, M., Wiersma, L., Morell, M., Bravo Rebolledo, E. L., Jauniaux, T., Heesterbeek, H., & Gröne, A. (2022). Pathological findings in stranded harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) with special focus on anthropogenic causes. Frontiers in Marine Science, 9, 1-19. [997388].

De Vreese, S., Centelleghe, C., Graïc, J-M., Corrazola, G., IJsseldijk, L. L., André, M., & Mazzariol, S. (2022). The Odontocete Ear Canal-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (ECALT) and Lymph Nodes: Morphological and Pathological Description with Immuno-Phenotypic Characterisation. Animals, 12(17), 1-20. [2235].

Mancini, I. A. D., Levato, R., Castilho, M., Chen, M., Rijen, M. H. P. V., IJsseldijk, L. L., Kik, M., Weeren, P. R. V., & Malda, J. (2022). Nature’s design of the osteochondral unit: microstructural differences between terrestrial and aquatic mammals.

Gregor, K. M., Lakemeyer, J., IJsseldijk, L. L., Siebert, U., & Wohlsein, P. (2022). Spontaneous neoplasms in harbour porpoises Phocoena phocoena. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 149, 145-154.

Kuijpers, N. W., van Schalkwijk, L., IJsseldijk, L. L., Willems, D. S., & Veraa, S. (2022). Post-Mortem Computed Tomography Pulmonary Findings in Harbor Porpoises (Phocoena phocoena). Animals, 12(11), 1-14. [1454].


Ball, R. J., Kitchiner, A., Davison, N. J., Brownlow, A., Berrow, S., McKeown, N. J., IJsseldijk, L. L., Geary, M., McDowall, I., & Muir, A. P. (2021). New haplotypes found in stranded long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas) in the eastern North Atlantic and adjacent waters. Marine Mammal Science.

Riekenberg, P. M., Camalich Carpizo, J., Svensson, E., IJsseldijk, L. L., Brasseur, S., Witbaard, R., Leopold, M., Bravo Rebolledo, E., Middelburg, J. J., van der Meer, M. T. J., Sinninghe Damsté, J. S., & Schouten, S. (2021). Reconstructing the diet, trophic level and migration pattern of mysticete whales based on baleen isotopic composition. Royal Society Open Science, 8(12), 1-16. [210949].

Morell, M., IJsseldijk, L. L., Berends, A. J., Gröne, A., Siebert, U., Raverty, S. A., Shadwick, R. E., & Kik, M. J. L. (2021). Evidence of hearing loss and unrelated toxoplasmosis in a free‐ranging harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). Animals, 11(11), 1-15. 3058].

IJsseldijk, L.L., Hessing, S., Mairo, A., ten Doeschate, M. T. I., Treep, J., van den Broek, J., Keijl, G. O., Siebert, U., Heesterbeek, H., Gröne, A., & Leopold, M. (2021). Nutritional status and prey energy density govern reproductive success in a small cetacean. Scientific Reports, 11, 1-13. [19201].

Riekenberg, P. M., Joling, T., IJsseldijk, L. L., Waser, A. M., van der Meer, M. T. J., & Thieltges, D. W. (2021). Stable nitrogen isotope analysis of amino acids as a new tool to clarify complex parasite–host interactions within food webs. Oikos, 130(10), 1650-1664.

IJsseldijk, L. L. (2021). Living on a knife-edge: Unravelling harbour porpoise health through multidisciplinary and cross-border approaches. Utrecht University.

Keijl, G. O., Bakker Paiva, M. F., IJsseldijk, L. L., & Kamminga, P. (2021). Cetaceans stranded in the Netherlands in 2015-2019. Lutra, 64(1), 19-44.

IJsseldijk, L. L., Camphuysen, K. C. J., Keijl, G. O., Troost, G., & Aarts, G. (2021). Predicting harbor porpoise strandings based on near-shore sightings indicates elevated temporal mortality rates. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, [668038].

van den Heuvel-Greve, M. J., van den Brink, A. M., Kotterman, M. J. J., Kwadijk, C. J. A. F., Geelhoed, S. C. V., Murphy, S., van den Broek, J., Heesterbeek, H., Gröne, A., & IJsseldijk, L. L. (2021). Polluted porpoises: Generational transfer of organic contaminants in harbour porpoises from the southern North Sea. Science of the Total Environment, 796, [148936].

Morell, M., IJsseldijk, L. L., Piscitelli-Doshkov, M., Ostertag, S., Estrade, V., Haulena, M., Doshkov, P., Bourien, J., Raverty, S. A., Siebert, U., Puel, J-L., & Shadwick, R. E. (2021). Cochlear apical morphology in toothed whales: Using the pairing hair cell-Deiters' cell as a marker to detect lesions. Anatomical Record.

Lehnert, K., IJsseldijk, L. L., Uy, M. L., Boyi, J. O., van Schalkwijk, L., Tollenaar, E. A. P., Gröne, A., Wohlsein, P., & Siebert, U. (2021). Whale lice (Isocyamus deltobranchium & Isocyamus delphinii; Cyamidae) prevalence in odontocetes off the German and Dutch coasts – Morphological and molecular characterization and health implications. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, 15, 22-30.

de Reuver, S., IJsseldijk, L. L., Homans, J. F., Willems, D. S., Veraa, S., van Stralen, M., Kik, M. J. L., Kruyt, M. C., Gröne, A., & Castelein, R. M. (2021). What a stranded whale with scoliosis can teach us about human idiopathic scoliosis. Scientific Reports, 11(1), [7218]

M.F.A. van Wijngaarden, M.I.M. Geut, J.C.M. Vernooij, L.L. IJsseldijk, T.J. Tobias (2021). Determinants of mortality of juvenile harbour seals (Phoca vitulina) infected
with lungworm submitted to a Dutch seal rehabilitation centre
International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 14 (2021) 1–6.