• E-postHanneke.Meijer@uib.no
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    Allégaten 41
    5007 Bergen
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    Postboks 7800
    5020 Bergen

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.

Bioarchaeology ARK113 

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), p.5. DOI: 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

Horn, I.R., Kenens, Y., Palmblad, N.M., Dalebout, H., Langeveld, B., Meijer, H.J.M., Fischer, A., Florens, F. B.V., Gilbert, M.P.T., Niemann, J., van der Plas-Duijvestein, S. J.,  Rijsdijk, K.F., and Gravendeel, B., 2019. Palaeoproteomics of fossil bird bones for taxonomic classification. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 186(3): 650–665  doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlz012

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.11.005

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.

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.