Hanneke J.M. Meijer

Research Collaborator

photo of Hanneke Meijer

Hanneke J.M. Meijer is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institut Català de Paleontologia in Barcelona, Spain, and a Research Collaborator at the Human Origins Department of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Hanneke's interests are the evolution, biogeography, paleoecology and extinction of insular birds. In her current research projects, she focuses on Southeast Asia using fossil bird remains from Flores Island, Indonesia, as paleoecological proxies to reconstruct the Late Pleistocene hominin environment, and to document prehistoric avian biodiversity in Southeast Asia. Hanneke is also involved in the Dodo Research Program on Mauritius, which aims to reconstruct the lost world of the dodo.

Publications: 

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. (IF: 2.25) 

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, doi:10.1177/0959683611405236. (IF: 2.772) 

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.  (IF: 2.319) 

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. (IF: 4.273)

van den Bergh, G.D., Meijer, H.J.M., van den Hoek Ostende, L.W., Due Awe, Rokus, Morwood, M.J., Sutikna, T., Saptomo, E.W., Dobney, K.M., & Turney, C., 2009. The Liang Bua faunal remains: a 95 k.yr. sequence from Flores, East Indonesia. The Journal of Human Evolution 57(5): 527-537. (IF: 3.843)