dr. M. (Monique) de Jager
M.deJager@uu.nl
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I am a postdoctoral researcher at the ecology and biodiversity group, funded by the VIDI grant of prof. dr. Merel Soons. I am particularly interested in how plants and animals move and why they use certain movement strategies. Currently, I am working on a project 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?'. 

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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
Soons, Merel B., de Groot, G. Arjen, Cuesta Ramirez, M. Teresa, Fraaije, Rob G.A., Verhoeven, Jos & de Jager, Monique (01.02.2017). 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), (pp. 499-508) (10 p.).
Kleyheeg, Erik, Treep, Jelle, de Jager, Monique, Nolet, Bart A & Soons, Merel B. (01.09.2017). Seed dispersal distributions resulting from landscape-dependent daily movement behaviour of a key vector species, Anas platyrhynchos. Journal of Ecology, 105 (5), (pp. 1279-1289) (11 p.).
  • 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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