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I am a vertebrate paleontologist with a background in vertebrate functional morphology and an interest in insular evolution, biogeography, paleoecology and extinction. My research  focuses on dispersal, turnover and extinction of insular birds. I mainly work in Island Southeast Asia and Mauritius, where I use fossil bird remains to document prehistoric avian biodiversity and the impact of natural and non-natural disturbances on an insular ecosystem.

Publications in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Selected publications

Meijer, H.J.M., Louys, J., and S. O’Connor, 2019. First record of avian extinctions from the Late Pleistocene and Holocene of Timor Leste. Quaternary Science Reviews 203:170–184

Sutikna, T., Tocheri, M.W., Faith, T., Jatmiko, Due Awe, R., Meijer, H.J.M., Saptomo, E.W., and Roberts, R.G., 2018. The spatio-temporal distribution of archaeological and faunal finds at Liang Bua (Flores, Indonesia) in light of the revised chronology for Homo floresiensis. Journal of Human Evolution 124:52–74 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.07.001.

Potts, R., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Faith, J.T., Tryon, C., Brooks, A.S., Yellen, J., Deino, A., Kinyanjui, R., Clark, J., Haradon, C., Levin, N.E., Meijer, H.J.M., Veatch, E.G., Owen, R.B., Renaut, R.B., 2018.  Environmental dynamics during the onset of the Middle Stone Age in eastern Africa. Science 360:86–90. DOI 10.1126/science.aao2200

Brumm, A., van den Bergh, G.D., Storey, M., Kurniawan, I., Alloway, B.V., Setiawan, R., Setiyabudi, E., Grün, R., Moore, M.W., Yurnaldi, D.,  Puspaningrum, M., Wibowo, U.P., Insani, H., Sutisna, I., Westgate, J.A., Pearce, N.J.G., Duval, M., Meijer, H.J.M., Aziz, F., Sutikna, T., van der Kaars, S., and M.J. Morwood, 2016. Age and context of the oldest known hominin fossils from Flores. Nature 534:249–253

Sutikna, T., Tocheri, M.W., Morwood, M.J., Saptomo, E.W., Jatmiko, Awe, R.D., Wasisto, S., Westaway, K.E., Aubert, M., Li, B., Zhao, J.-x, Storey, M., Alloway, B.V., Morley, M.W., Meijer, H.J.M., van den Bergh, G.D., Grün, R., Dosseto, A., Brumm, A., Jungers, W.L., and R.G. Roberts, 2016. Revised stratigraphy and chronology for Homo floresiensis at Liang Bua in Indonesia. Nature 532:366–369.

Claessens, L.P.A.M., Meijer, H.J.M.,  J.P. Hume, and K. F. Rijsdijk (eds.), Anatomy of the Dodo (Raphus cucullatus L., 1758): An Osteological Study of the Thirioux Specimens. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir 15. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35(6)

Meijer, H.J.M., Kurniawan, I., Setiabudi, E, Brumm, A., Sutikna, T., Setiawan, R., and G.D. van den Bergh, 2015. Avian remains from the early Middle Pleistocene of the So'a Basin, central Flores, Indonesia, and their palaeoecological significance. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 440:161–171

Meijer, H.J.M., Tocheri, M.W., Due, R.A., Sutikna, T., Saptomo, W.E., and James, H.F., 2015. Continental-style avian extinctions on an oceanic island. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 429:163–170.

Meijer, H.J.M., 2014. The avian fossil record in Insular Southeast Asia and its implications for avian biogeography and palaeoecology. PeerJ 2:e295 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.295

Meijer, H.J.M., Sutikna, T., Saptomo, W.E., Due, R. A., Wasisto, S., James, H.F., Morwood, M.J., & Tocheri, M.W., 2013. Late Pleistocene-Holocene non-Passerine Avifauna of Liang Bua (Flores, Indonesia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(4):877–894.

Meijer, H.J.M., Gill, A., de Louw, P.G.B., van den Hoek Ostende, L.W., Hume, J.P. & Rijsdijk, K.F., 2012. Dodo remains from an in situ context from Mare aux Songes, Mauritius. Naturwissenschaften 99(3):177–84.

Meijer, H.J.M. & Due, R.A., 2010. A new species of giant marabou stork (Aves: Ciconiiformes) from the Pleistocene of Liang Bua, Flores (Indonesia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160:707–724.

Meijer, H.J.M., van den Hoek Ostende, L.W., van den Bergh, G.D. & de Vos, J., 2010. The fellowship of the hobbit: the fauna surrounding Homo floresiensis. Journal of Biogeography 37(6):995–1006.