dr. M. (Monique) de Jager
M.deJager@uu.nl
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Profile

I am a guest researcher at the ecology and biodiversity group and am particularly interested in how plants and animals move and why they use certain movement strategies. Currently, I am working at Biometris, Wageningen University and Research, on a project to estimate spatial Maui dolphin distributions by modelling their movements. At Utrecht University, I collaborate with Prof. Merel Soons on seed dispersal by water in lowland streams. During this project, I aim to answer the following questions: 'How can plants optimise seed dispersal via water?' and 'What are the effects of stream characteristics, such as meandering or vegetation, on seed dispersal?'. 

Find out more on my personal website

 

Involved in the following study programme(s)

MSc student Robert Buisman disperses seed mimics in a stream. Photo taken by MSc student Sibrand Rinzema.
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Key publications:

  • M. de Jager, F. J. Weissing, P. M. J. Herman, B. A. Nolet, J. van de Koppel (2011). Lévy Walks Evolve Through Interaction Between Movement and Environmental Complexity. Science 332, 1551-1554.
  • M. de Jager, F. J. Weissing, P. M. J. Herman, B. A. Nolet, J. van de Koppel (2012). Response to Comment on “Lévy Walks Evolve Through Interaction Between Movement and Environmental Complexity”. Science 335, 918.
  • M. de Jager, F. Bartumeus, A. Kölzsch, F. J. Weissing, G. M. Hengeveld, B. A. Nolet, P. M. J. Herman, J. van de Koppel (2014). How superdiffusion gets arrested: ecological encounters explain shift from Lévy to Brownian movement. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281, 20132605.
  • A. Kölzsch, A. Alzate, F. Bartumeus, M. de Jager, E.J. Weerman, G.M. Hengeveld, M. Naguib, B.A. Nolet, J. van de Koppel (2015). Experimental evidence for inherent Lévy search behaviour in foraging animals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282, 20150424.
  • M. B. Soons, G. A. de Groot, M. T. Cuesta Ramirez, R. G. A. Fraaije, J. T. A. Verhoeven, M. de Jager (2016). Directed dispersal by an abiotic vector: Wetland plants disperse their seeds selectively to suitable sites along the hydrological gradient via water. Functional Ecology DOI 1365-2435.12771. 
All publications
Kolzsch, Andrea, Alzate, Adriana, Bartumeus, Frederic, de Jager, Monique, Weerman, Ellen J., Hengeveld, Geerten M., Naguib, Marc, Nolet, Bart A. & van de Koppel, Johan (22.05.2015). Experimental evidence for inherent Levy search behaviour in foraging animals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282 (1807).
  • H. J. Treep., M. de Jager, L. S. Kuiper, T. Duman, G. G. Katul, M. B. Soons (2018). Costs and benefits of non-random seed release for long-distance dispersal in wind-dispersed plant species. Oikos (DOI 10.1111/oik.04430).
  • M. de Jager, F. J. Weissing, J. van de Koppel (2017). Why mussels stick together: spatial self-organization affects the evolution of cooperation. Evolutionary Ecology  31(4), 547-558 (DOI 10.1007/s10682-017-9888-1).
  • E. Kleyheeg, H. J. Treep, M. de Jager, B. A. Nolet, M. B. Soons (2017). Seed dispersal distributions resulting from landscape-dependent daily movement behaviour of a key vector species. Journal of Ecology 105(5), 1279-1289 (DOI 10.1111/1365-2745.12738).  
  • M. B. Soons, G. A. de Groot, M. T. Cuesta Ramirez, R. G. A. Fraaije, J. T. A. Verhoeven, M. de Jager (2017). Directed dispersal by an abiotic vector: Wetland plants disperse their seeds selectively to suitable sites along the hydrological gradient via water. Functional Ecology 31(2), 499-508 (DOI 1365-2435.12771).
  • A. Kölzsch, A. Alzate, F. Bartumeus, M. de Jager, E.J. Weerman, G.M. Hengeveld, M. Naguib, B.A. Nolet, J. van de Koppel (2015). Experimental evidence for inherent Lévy search behaviour in foraging animals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282, 20150424.
  • M. de Jager, F. Bartumeus, A. Kölzsch, F. J. Weissing, G. M. Hengeveld, B. A. Nolet, P. M. J. Herman, J. van de Koppel (2014). How superdiffusion gets arrested: ecological encounters explain shift from Lévy to Brownian movement. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281, 20132605.
  • Q.X. Liu, A. Doelman, V. Rottschäfer, M. de Jager, P. M. J. Herman, M. Rietkerk, J. van de Koppel (2013). Phase separation explains a new class of self-organized spatial patterns in ecological systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110, 11905-11910.
  • M. de Jager, F. J. Weissing, P. M. J. Herman, B. A. Nolet, J. van de Koppel (2012). Response to Comment on “Lévy Walks Evolve Through Interaction Between Movement and Environmental Complexity”. Science 335, 918.
  • M. de Jager, F. J. Weissing, P. M. J. Herman, B. A. Nolet, J. van de Koppel (2011). Lévy Walks Evolve Through Interaction Between Movement and Environmental Complexity. Science 332, 1551-1554.

 

PhD thesis

  • M. de Jager (2015). Eco-evolutionary feedbacks in self-organized ecosystems. PhD Thesis, University of Groningen.  

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3584 CH  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


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