Being a biologist is the most amazing job I could wish for. I get to be curious as a profession. Below you can find the ‘results’ of my curiosity. Inspired by the creativity of Prof Hanna Kokko, I decided to make a haiku for each one of them, trying to phrase the essence of the paper in 5-7-5 syllables.
When you are a fish
And want to eat lots of food
It helps to be social
Snijders L., Krause S., Tump A.N., Breuker M., Ortiz C., Rizzi S., Ramnarine I.W., Krause J., Kurvers R.H.J.M. (2021) Causal evidence for the adaptive benefits of social foraging in the wild. Communications Biology 4: 1-8 – Preprint on BioRxiv.
We call to explore
Some of us more than others
Are you listening?
Schabacker T, Lindecke O, Rizzi S, Marggraf L, Pētersons G, Voigt CC, Snijders L (2021). In situ novel environment assay reveals acoustic exploration as a repeatable behavioral response in migratory bats. Scientific Reports: Online – Preprint on BioRxiv.
Teaching them to stay away
Smith B.P., Snijders L., Tobajas J., Whitehouse-Tedd K., van Bommel L., Pitcher B., St. Clair C.C., Appleby R.G., Jordan N., Greggor A.L. (in press). ‘Management techniques for deterring and repelling wildlife’ in Smith B.P., Waudby H., Alberthsen C. (eds) Ethical wildlife research in Australia. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia.
Remember those friends
that disappeared when they got hitched?
Not barnacle geese.
Kurvers R.H.J.M., Prox L., Farine D.R., Jongeling C., Snijders L. (2020) Season-specific carryover of early life associations in a monogamous bird species. Animal Behaviour 164: 25-37 – Preprint on BioRxiv
Possessed, but wild at heart
Where can wild things go?
Snijders L. (2020) Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of elephant rewilding. A comment on Baker & Winkler. Animal Sentience 28(6): 1-4.
When you are hungry,
hanging out with females helps.
They will show the way.
Snijders L., Kurvers R.H.J.M, Krause S., Tump A.N., Ramnarine I.W., Krause J. (2019) Females facilitate male patch discovery in a wild fish population. Journal of Animal Ecology 88: 1950-1960 – Preprint on BioRxiv
It’s not what I sing
It’s how I sing it better
Just listen to me
Naguib M., Diehl J., van Oers K., Snijders L. (2019) Repeatability of signalling traits in the avian dawn chorus. Frontiers in Zoology 16: 1-11
Which interventions help us
To reduce conflict?
Snijders L., Greggor A.L., Hilderink F., Doran C. (2019) Effectiveness of animal conditioning interventions in reducing human-wildlife conflict: a systematic map protocol. Environmental Evidence 8: 1-10
Are you a person?
We discuss, but we all know:
You are not a thing!
van Leeuwen E.J.C., Snijders L. (2019) A comment on Thompson “Supporting Ape Rights: Finding the Right Fit Between Science and the Law”. ASEBL Journal 14: 46-48
We want to review
what works in conservation.
Berger-Tal O., Greggor A.L., Macura B., Adams C.A., Blumenthal A., Bouskila A., Candolin U., Doran C., Fernandez-Juricic E., Gotanda K.M., Price C., Putman B., Segoli M., Snijders L., Wong B.B.M., Blumstein D.T. (2019)
Systematic maps and reviews as tools for applying behavioral ecology to management and policy. Behavioral Ecology.
Systematic evidence synthesis as part of a larger process: a response to comments on Berger-Tal et al. Behavioral Ecology.
Following your friends
can get you to new places
with lots of good food.
Snijders L, Kurvers R.H.J.M, Krause S., Ramnarine I.W., Krause J. (2018) Individual- and population-level drivers of consistent foraging success across environments. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 1610-1618 – Preprint on BioRxiv
Do you understand
how we link to each other?
Our network matters.
Snijders L., Blumstein D.T., Stanley C.R., Franks D.W. (2017) Social Network Theory Can Help Wildlife Conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32: 567-577
Scientists track us
but sometimes it’s just too much.
Always be careful.
Snijders L., Nieuwe Weme L.E., 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: 650–659
I can come closer,
or sing you a pretty song.
Maybe I’ll do both.
Snijders, L., Naguib, M. (2017) Communication in animal social networks: a missing link? Advances in the Study of Behavior 49: 297–359.
Even when I change,
my dominance rank will tell,
how social I am.
Snijders, L., Naguib, M., van Oers, K. (2017) Dominance rank and boldness predict social attraction in great tits. Behavioral Ecology 28: 398-406.
I am a fit male,
can you hear it in my song?
Ladies come closer.
Snijders L, van Oers K, Naguib M. (2017) Sex-specific responses to territory intrusions in a communication network: evidence from radio-tagged great tits. Ecology and Evolution 7: 918-927.
You like to explore,
I can hear it in your voice.
Sing to me baby.
Naguib M., Van Rooij E.P., Snijders L., van Oers K. (2016) To sing or not to sing: seasonal changes in singing varies with personality in wild great tits. Behavioral Ecology 27: 932-938.
I hate intruders.
By singing vigorously,
I might keep them out.
Snijders, L., van Rooij, E., Henskens, M., van Oers, K., Naguib, M. (2015) Dawn song predicts behaviour during territory conflicts in personality-typed great tits. Animal Behaviour 109: 45-52.
Should I stay or go?
When I watch the way you move,
it says everything.
Clément, R., Wolf, M., Snijders, L., Krause, J., Kurvers, R.H.J.M. (2015) Information transmission via movement behaviour improves decision accuracy in human groups. Animal Behaviour 105: 85-93.
We sing during dawn,
different from our neighbors.
Are we out of tune?
Snijders, L., van Rooij, E.P., van der Eijk, J., de Goede, P., van Oers, K., Naguib, M. (2015) Song trait similarity in great tits varies with social structure. Plos One 10: e0116881.
We like our own space,
but connect to others too.
Bold birds more than shy.
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 the least central social network positions. Animal Behaviour 98: 95-102.
We care for our young,
until spring migration comes.
Enough is enough!
Jonker, R. M., Kuiper, M. W., Snijders, L., Van Wieren, S. E., Ydenberg, R. C., & Prins, H. H. (2011) Divergence in timing of parental care and migration in barnacle geese. Behavioral Ecology 22: 326-331.
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