• E-mailhanneke.meijer@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 29 18
  • Visitor Address
    Allégaten 41
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7800
    5020 Bergen

I am a vertebrate paleontologist with a background in vertebrate functional morphology and an interest in avian evolution, (island) biogeography, paleoecology and extinction. I use fossil and archaeologial bird remains from Island Southeast Asia and Scandinavia to detect long-term patterns in avian biodiversity. 

Selected publications


Smith, K.J., Trueman, C.N., France, C.A.M., Sparks, J.P., Brownlow, A.C., Dähne, M., Davison, N.J., Guðmundsson, G., Khidas, K., Kitchener, A.C., Langeveld, B.W., Lesage, V., Meijer, H.J.M., Ososky, J.J., Sabin, R.C., Timmons, Z.L., Víkingsson, G.A., Wenzel, F.W., Peterson, M.J., 2021. Stable isotope analysis of specimens of opportunity reveals ocean-scale site fidelity in an elusive whale species. Biological Conservation https://doi.org/10.3389/fcosc.2021.653766

Louys, J., Braje, T.J., Chun-Hsiang Chang, Cosgrove, R., Fitzpatrick, S.M., Fujita, M., Hawkins, S., Ingicco, T., Kawamura, A., MacPhee, R.D.E., McDowell, M., Meijer, H.J.M., Piper, P., Roberts, P., Simmons, A.H., van den Bergh, G.D., van der Geer, A.A.E., Kealy, S., O’Connor, S., 2021. Impact of Pleistocene hominins on island biotas. PNAS 118(20) https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2023005118

Walker, S.J. and Meijer, H.J.M., 2020. More than food; evidence for different breeds and cockfighting in Gallus gallus bones in from Medieval and Post-Medieval Norway. Quaternary International doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2020.03.008

Walker, S.J., Hufthammer, A.K., and Meijer, H.J.M., 2019. Birds in Medieval Norway. Open Quaternary 5(1) http://doi.org/10.5334/oq.58

H.J.M. Meijer, d’Errico, F., Queffelec, A., Kurniawan, I., Setiabudi, E., Sutisna, I., Brumm, A., van den Bergh, G.D, 2019. Characterization of bone surface modifications on a Early to Middle Pleistocene bird assemblage from Mata Menge (Flores, Indonesia) using multifocus and confocal microscopy. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 529:1-11  doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.05.025

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.

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., 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.