• E-postHanneke.Meijer@uib.no
  • Telefon+47 55 58 29 18
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    Realfagbygget, Allégt. 41
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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.

Selected publications

Pavia, M., Meijer, H.J.M., Rossi, M.A., and U. B. Göhlich, 2017. The extreme insular adaptation of Garganornis ballmanni Meijer, 2014: a giant Anseriformes of the Neogene of the Mediterranean Basin. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 4: 160722.

Meijer, H.J.M., Pavia, M., Madurell-Malapeira, J. and D.M. Alba, 2016. A revision of fossil eagle owls (Aves: Strigiformes: Bubo) from Europe and the description of a new species, Bubo ibericus, from Cal Guardiola (NE Iberian Peninsula). Historical Biology, doi 10.1080/08912963.2016.1247836.

Jones, R.K., Meijer, H.J.M., Piper, P.J., Hoang Hiep, T., Anh Tuan, N., and M.F. Oxenham, 2016. The identification and modification of Greater Adjutant (Leptoptilos dubius) bones in the Mid-Holocene archaeological record of Northern Vietnam. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, doi 10.1002/oa.2547

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., Hume, J.P., and K.F. Rijsdijk (eds.), 2015. 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.

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.

Rijsdijk, K.F., Zinke, J., de Louw, P.G.B., Hume, J.P., van der Plicht, J., Hooghiemstra, H., Meijer, H.J.M., Vonhof, H.B., Porch, N., Florens, F.B.V., Baider, C., van Geel, B., Brinkkemper, J., Vernimmen, T. & Janoo, A., 2011. Mid-Holocene (4200 yr BP) mass mortalities in Mauritius (Mascarenes): Insular vertebrates resilient to climatic extremes but vulnerable to human impact. The Holocene, 21(8):1179-1194.

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.