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Hanneke J.M. Meijer

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Dr. Hanneke J.M. Meijer is an Associate Professor and the Curator of Osteology at the University of Bergen’s University Museum in Bergen, Norway, 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, paleoecology and extinction of insular birds. Her main research focuses on Southeast Asia where she studies fossil bird remains from Flores and other Indonesian islands to document prehistoric avian biodiversity, and to reconstruct Pleistocene palaeoenvironments. Hanneke is also involved in the Dodo Research Program on Mauritius, which aims to reconstruct the lost world of the dodo.

Selected publications:

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

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., and J.P. Hume, 2015. The morphology of the Thirioux dodos; pp. 29–187 in L.P.A.M. Claessens, H.J.M. Meijer, 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), Suppl.

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.