I have a background in evolutionary ecology, using quantitative methods to answer a variety of research questions. For instance I investigated the heritability of social behavior and how sociality affects genetic population structure with a combination of social network analyses, quantitative genetics and population genetics in great tits (Parus major). I investigated maternal and transgenerational effects in waterfleas (Daphnia magna). I also performed meta-analyses on the role of phenotypic plasticity in evolution.
Currently I am working on genomic prediction within the Topbreed project .
Radersma R, Noble DWA, Uller T, 2020. Plasticity leaves a phenotypic signature during local adaptation. Evolution Letters. Early View: .
Uller T, Feiner N, Radersma R, Jackson I, Rago A, 2020. Developmental plasticity and evolutionary explanations. Evolution & Development. 22: 47-55.
Noble DWA*, Radersma R*, Uller T, 2019. Plastic responses to novel environments are biased towards phenotype dimensions with high additive genetic variation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116: 13452-13461.
Radersma R, Hegg A, Noble DWA, Uller T, 2018. Timing of maternal exposure to toxic cyanobacteria and offspring fitness in Daphnia magna: implications for the evolution of anticipatory maternal effects. Ecology and Evolution. 8: 12727-12736.
Radersma R, Garroway CJ, Santure AW, De Cauwer I, Farine DR, Slate S, Sheldon BC, 2017. Social and spatial effects on genetic variation between foraging flocks in a wild bird population. Molecular Ecology. 26: 5807-5819.
Kasper C, Vierbuchen M, Ernst U, Fischer S, Radersma R, Raulo A, Cunha-Saraiva F, Wu M, Mobley K, Taborsky B, 2017. Genetics and developmental biology of cooperation. Molecular Ecology. 26: 4364-4377.
Milligan ND, Radersma R, Cole EF, Sheldon BC, 2017. To graze or gorge: consistency and flexibility of individual foraging tactics in tits. Journal of Animal Ecology. 86: 826-836.
Paredes U, Radersma R, Cannell N, While GM, Uller T, 2016. Low Incubation Temperature Induces DNA Hypomethylation in Lizard Brains. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology. 325: 390-395.
Crates RA, Firth JA, Farine DR, Garroway CJ, Kidd LR, Aplin LM, Radersma R, Milligan ND, Voelkl B, Culina A, Verhelst BL, Hinde CA, Sheldon BC, 2016. Individual variation in winter supplementary food consumption and its consequences for reproduction in wild birds. Journal of Avian Biology. 47: 678-689.
Aplin LM, Firth JA, Farine DR, Voelkl B, Crates RA, Culina A, Garroway CJ, Hinde CA, Kidd LR, Psorakis I, Milligan ND, Radersma R, Verhelst BL, Sheldon BC, 2015. Consistent individual differences in the social phenotypes of wild great tits, Parus major. Animal Behaviour. 108: 117-127.
Farine DR, Firth JA, Aplin LM, Crates RA, Culina A, Garroway CJ, Hinde CA, Kidd LR, Milligan ND, Psorakis I, Radersma R, Verhelst B, Voelkl B, Sheldon BC, 2015. The role of social and ecological processes in structuring animal populations: a case study from automated tracking of wild birds. Royal Society Open Science. 2: 150057.
Radersma R, Sheldon BC, 2015. A new permutation technique to explore and control for spatial autocorrelation. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 6: 1026-1033.
Psorakis I, Voelkl B, Garroway CJ, Radersma R, Aplin LM, Crates RA, Culina A, Farine DR, Firth JA, Hinde CA, Kidd LR, Milligan ND, Roberts SJ, Verhelst B, Sheldon BC, 2015. Inferring social structure from temporal data. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 69: 857-866.
Sepil I, Radersma R, Santure AW, De Cauwer I, Slate J, Sheldon BC, 2015. No evidence for MHC class I based disassortative mating in a wild population of great tits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 28: 643-654.
Radersma R, Komdeur J, Tinbergen JM, 2015. Early morning fledging improves recruitment in Great Tits Parus major. Ibis. 157: 351-355.
Garroway CJ, Radersma R, Hinde CA, 2014. Perspectives on social network analyses of bird populations. In: Animal social networks (eds: Krause J, James R, Franks D and Croft DP). Oxford University Press: 171-183.
Culina A, Radersma R, Sheldon BC, 2015. Trading up: the fitness consequences of divorce in monogamous birds. Biological Reviews. 90: 1015-1034.
Schroeder J, Dugdale HL, Radersma R, Hinsch M, Buehler DM, Saul J, Porter L, Liker A, De Cauwer I, Johnson PJ, Santure AW, Griffin AS, Bolund E, Ross L, Webb TJ, Feulner PGD, Winney I, Szulkin M, Komdeur J, Versteegh MA, Hemelrijk CK, Svensson EI, Edwards H, Karlsson M, West SA, Barrett ELB, Richardson DS, Van den Brink V, Wimpenny JH, Ellwood SA, Rees M, Matson KD, Charmantier A, dos Remedios N, Schneider NA, Teplitsky C, Laurance WF, Butlin RK, Horrocks NPC, 2013. Fewer invited talks by women in evolutionary biology symposia. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 26: 2063-2069.
Garroway CJ*, Radersma R*, Sepil I, Santure AW, De Cauwer I, Slate J, Sheldon BC, 2013. Fine-scale genetic structure in a wild bird population: the role of limited dispersal and environmentally-based selection as causal factors. Evolution. 67: 3488-3500.
Michler SPM, Nicolaus M, Van der Velde M, Radersma R, Ubels R, Both C, Komdeur J, Tinbergen JM, 2013. Local offspring density and sex ratio affect sex allocation in the great tit. Behavioral Ecology. 24 (1): 169-181.
Radersma R, Tinbergen JM, Komdeur J, 2011. Do brood sex ratio, nestling development and sex affect fledging timing and order? An experimental study on great tits. Animal Behaviour. 81 (1): 69-75.
Van Gils JA, Munster VJ, Radersma R, Liefhebber D, Fouchier RAM, Klaassen M, 2007. Hampered foraging and migratory performance in swans infected with low-pathogenic avian influenza A virus. PLoS ONE. 2(1): e184.
* both authors contributed equally
|2019 – now
||Researcher in Statistical Genetics at Biometris, Wageningen University & Research, NL
|2017 – 2019
||Researcher at Evolutionary Ecology, Department of Biology, Lund University, SE
|2015 – 2017
||Postdoc at Evolutionary Ecology, Department of Biology, Lund University, SE
|2012 – 2015
||Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the Edward Grey Institute, University of Oxford, UK
|2011 – 2011
||Visiting Scientist at
the Edward Grey Institute, University of Oxford, UK
|2007 – 2011
||PhD in Ecological and
Evolutionary Studies at the University of
|2003 – 2006
||MSc in Forest and Nature
Conservation at Wageningen University, NL
|2000 – 2006
||BSc in Forest and Nature
Conservation at Wageningen University, NL
||Course in meta-analyses using R, Lund, SE (February 21, guest lecturer).
Evolution evolving conference, Cambridge, UK (April 1–4, talk).
||Talking Evolution workshop, Plön, DE (September 26–28, talk).
Bayes@Lund conference on applied Bayesian statistics, Lund, SE (April 12, talk).
||Mini-symposium Life history in a social environment, Groningen, NL (September 29, invited speaker).
Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Groningen, NL (August 20 – 25, poster).
||Genetics and cooperation workshop, Bern, CH (February 25 – 26, invited workshop leader).
||Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Lausanne, CH (August 9 – 14, talk).
||Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour Winter Meeting, London, UK (December 5, poster).
Wild Animal Modelling Biannual Meeting, Kindrogan, United Kingdom (July 25, talk).
||Nuffield Social Network Analysis Seminar at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom (November 18, talk).
Lecture Series in Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology at University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland (October 9, talk).
International Environmental ´Omics Synthesis Conference, Cardiff, United Kingdom (September 12 – 13, talk).
Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Lisbon, Portugal (August 19 – 24, talk).
||Annual meeting of the Centre for
Ecological and Evolutionary Studies, University of
Groningen, Groningen, NL (October 6, talk).
Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary
Biology, Tübingen, Germany (August 20 – 25, poster).
Guest lecture Ecology and Behaviour course at the
University of Groningen, Groningen, NL (March 23,
Society for Behavioral Ecology Congress, University of
Western Australia, Perth, Australia (September 27,
talk). Hole-nesting birds conference, University of
Oxford, Oxford, UK (July 15, talk). Seminar on
Great Tits of Netherlands Ornithological Union, Utrecht,
NL (March 26, talk).
Guest lecture Ecology and Behaviour course at the
University of Groningen, Haren, NL (March 4, talk).
||Congress of the European
Society for Evolutionary Biology, Torino, Italy (August
24 – 29, poster). Annual European Meeting of PhD
Students in Evolutionary Biology, Schoorl, NL (August
14 – 19, talk). Guest lecture Ecology and Behaviour course at the
University of Groningen, Haren, NL (March 5, talk)
||Annual Meeting Netherlands
Society for Behavioural Biology, Dalfsen, NL (November
27, poster). The Evolution of Cooperation and
Trading – Integration Cooperation Research across Europe
Summer School, Obernai, France (August 30 –
September 6, talk). Biennial International Society
for Behavioral Ecology Congress, Cornell University,
Ithaca, USA (August 9 – 15: poster). Annual
Meeting Netherlands Ecological Research Network,
Lunteren, NL (February 13, talk). Annual Edward Grey Institute Student
Conference, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (January
||Student Conference on
Conservation Science, University of Cambridge,
Cambridge, UK (March 28-30, poster)
||Ecology Letters, Biological Reviews, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Molecular Ecology, Heredity, Biology Letters, The Journal of Animal Ecology, Oikos, Scientific Reports, Oceanography and Limnology, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Animal Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology, Journal of Avian Biology, Ardea, Journal of Field Ornithology, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, Basic and Applied Ecology, Integrative Zoology.
Dr Reinder Radersma
Mathematical and Statistical Methods - Biometris
Department of Plant Sciences
Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen, The Netherlands