List of publications

38.          Bichet C, Bouwhuis S, Bauch C, Verhulst S, Becker PH, Vedder O (2020) Telomere length is repeatable, shortens with age and reproductive success, and predicts remaining lifespan in a long-lived seabird. Molecular Ecology 29:429-441

37.          Kürten N, Vedder O, González-Solís J, Schmaljohann H, Bouwhuis S (2019) No detectable effect of light-level geolocators on the behaviour and fitness of a long-distance migratory seabird. Journal of Ornithology 160:1087-1095

36.          Vedder O,  Zhang H, Dänhardt A, Bouwhuis S (2019) Age-specific offspring mortality economically tracks food abundance in a piscivorous seabird. American Naturalist 193:588-597

35.          Bichet C, Vedder O, Sauer-Gürth H, Becker PH, Wink M, Bouwhuis S (2019) Contrasting heterozygosity-fitness correlations across life in a long-lived seabird. Molecular Ecology 28:671-685

34.          Vedder O, Verhulst S, Zuidersma E, Bouwhuis, S (2018) Embryonic growth rate affects telomere attrition: an experiment in a wild bird. Journal of Experimental Biology 221:jeb181586

33.          Bouwhuis S, Verhulst S, Bauch C, Vedder O (2018) Reduced telomere length in offspring of old fathers in a long-lived seabird. Biology Letters 14:20180213

32.          Hamel S, Gaillard J-M, Yoccoz NG, Bassar RD, Bouwhuis S, Caswell H, Douhard M, Gangloff EJ, Gimenez O, Lee PC, Smallegange IM, Steiner UK, Vedder O, Vindenes Y (2018) Moving forward on individual heterogeneity. Oikos 127:750-756

31.          Vedder O, Bouwhuis S (2018) Heterogeneity in individual quality in birds: overall patterns and insights from a study on common terns. Oikos 127:719–727

30.          Vedder O, Verhulst S, Bauch C, Bouwhuis S (2017) Telomere attrition and growth: a life-history framework and case study in common terns. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30:1409-1419

29.          Vedder O, Kürten N, Bouwhuis, S (2017) Intra-specific variation in, and environment-dependent resource allocation to, embryonic development time in common terns. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 90:453-460

28.          Amininasab SM, Hammers M, Vedder O, Komdeur J, Korsten P (2017) No effect of partner age and lifespan on female age-specific reproductive performance in blue tits. Journal of Avian Biology 48:544-551

27.          Bouwhuis S, Vedder O (2017) Avian escape artists? Patterns, processes and costs of senescence in wild birds. In: The evolution of senescence in the tree of life (Eds Shefferson RP, Jones OR, Salguero-Gómez R) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

26.          Vedder O, Zhang H, Bouwhuis, S (2017) Early mortality saves energy: estimating the energetic cost of excess offspring in a seabird. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284:20162724

25.          Vedder O, Bouwhuis S, Benito MM, Becker PH (2016) Male-biased sex allocation in ageing parents; a longitudinal study in a long-lived seabird. Biology Letters 12:20160260

24.          Amininasab SM, Vedder O, Schut E, de Jong B, Magrath MJL, Korsten P, Komdeur J (2016) Influence of fine-scale habitat structure on nest-site occupancy, laying date and clutch size in blue tits Cyanistes caeruleus. Acta Oecologica 70:37-44

23.          Bouwhuis S, Vedder O, Becker PH (2015) Sex-specific pathways of parental age effects on offspring lifetime reproductive success in a long-lived seabird. Evolution 69:1760-1771

22.          Zhang H, Vedder O, Becker PH, Bouwhuis S (2015) Age-dependent trait variation: the relative contribution of within-individual change, selective appearance and disappearance in a long-lived seabird. Journal of Animal Ecology 84:797-807

21.          Zhang H, Vedder O, Becker PH, Bouwhuis S (2015) Contrasting between- and within-individual trait effects on mortality risk in a long-lived seabird. Ecology 96:71-79

20.          Bouwhuis S, Vedder O, Garroway CJ, Sheldon BC (2015) Ecological causes of multi-level covariance between size and first-year survival in a wild bird population. Journal of Animal Ecology 84:208-218

19.          Vedder O, Bouwhuis S, Sheldon BC (2014) The contribution of an avian top predator to selection in prey species. Journal of Animal Ecology 83:99-106

18.          Schut E, Vedder O, Komdeur J, Magrath MJL (2013) Sperm depletion does not account for undeveloped eggs in blue tits. Ibis 156:366-373

17.          Vedder O, Magrath MJL, van der Velde M, Komdeur J (2013) Covariance of paternity and sex with laying order explains male bias in extra-pair offspring in a wild bird population. Biology Letters 9:20130616

16.          Vedder O, Bouwhuis S, Sheldon BC (2013) Quantitative assessment of the importance of phenotypic plasticity in adaptation to climate change in wild bird populations. PloS Biology 11:e1001605

15.          Vedder O (2012) Individual birds advance offspring hatching in response to increased temperature after the start of laying. Oecologia 170:619-628

14.          Vedder O, Magrath MJL, Niehoff DL, van der Velde M, Komdeur J (2012) Declining extra-pair paternity with laying order associated with initial incubation behavior, but independent of final clutch size in the blue tit. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66:603-612

13.          Vedder O, Komdeur J, van der Velde M, Schut E, Magrath MJL (2011) Polygyny and extra-pair paternity enhance the opportunity for sexual selection in blue tits. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65:741-752

12.          Vedder O, Komdeur J, van der Velde M, Magrath MJL (2010) Conclusive evidence for conspecific brood parasitism in the blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus: a reply to Griffith et al. Journal of Avian Biology 41:348-349

11.          D’Alba L, Shawkey MD, Korsten P, Vedder O, Kingma SA, Komdeur J, Beissinger SR (2010) Differential deposition of antimicrobial proteins in blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) clutches by laying order and male attractiveness. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64:1037-1045

10.          Vedder O, Schut E, Magrath MJL, Komdeur J (2010) Ultraviolet crown coloration affects contest outcomes among male blue tits, but only in the absence of prior encounters. Functional Ecology 24:417-425

9.            Vedder O, Magrath MJL, Harts AMF, Schut E, van der Velde M, Komdeur J (2010) Reduced extrapair paternity in response to experimental stimulation of earlier incubation onset in blue tits. Behavioral Ecology 21:9-15

8.            Magrath MJL, Vedder O, van der Velde M, Komdeur J (2009) Maternal effects contribute to the superior performance of extra-pair offspring. Current Biology 19:792-797

7.            Brouwer L, Groothuis TGG, Vedder O, Eikenaar C, Richardson DS, Komdeur J (2009) Do primary males physiologically suppress subordinate males? An experiment in a cooperatively breeding passerine. Ethology 115:576-587

6.            Kingma SA, Komdeur J, Vedder O, Von Engelhardt N, Korsten P, Groothuis TGG (2009) Manipulation of male attractiveness induces rapid changes in avian maternal yolk androgen deposition. Behavioral Ecology 20:172-179

5.            Vedder O, Korsten P, Magrath MJL, Komdeur J (2008) Ultraviolet plumage does not signal social status in free-living blue tits; an experimental test. Behavioral Ecology 19:410-416

4.            Korsten P, Vedder O, Szentirmai I, Komdeur J (2007) Absence of status signalling by structurally based ultraviolet plumage in wintering blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61:1933-1943

3.            Vedder O, Kingma SA, Von Engelhardt N, Korsten P, Groothuis TGG, Komdeur J (2007) Conspecific brood parasitism and egg quality in blue tits Cyanistes caeruleus. Journal of Avian Biology 38:625-629

2.            Vedder O, Dekker AL, Visser GH, Dijkstra C (2005) Sex-specific energy requirements in nestlings of an extremely sexually size dimorphic bird, the European sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 58:429-436

1.            Vedder O, Dijkstra C, Dekker AL, Waasdorp S, Visser GH (2005) Sex-specific nestling body mass in relation to brood sex composition in the Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus). Ardea 93:179-187