Publications and talks

Here I will keep a list of my publications.

(click on the title to see or download the publication)

 News items

My research was covered in several national media as a result of an article in the Dutch newspaper ‘De Volkskrant’ in December 2016.

My research was covered by the TV show Vara’s Vroege Vogels in September 2014. The item was called: ‘Teken aan de muis‘.

My research was also covered by Vara’s Vroege Vogels radio in April 2014. The item was called: ‘Verkeersslachtoffers gezocht‘.

In January 2009, the dissection work on roadkilled polecats by Jasja Dekker and me was covered by the TV show Vara’s Vroege Vogels. The item was called: ‘Bunzing CSI’. Unfortunately is no longer online available.

Peer-reviewed

Journals

8. Tim R Hofmeester, J Marcus Rowcliffe & Patrick A Jansen (2017) Quantifying the availability of vertebrate hosts to ticks: a camera-trapping approach. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 4: 115. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2017.00115.

7. Tim R Hofmeester, Patrick A Jansen, Hendrikus J Wijnen, E Claudia Coipan, Manoj Fonville, Herbert H T Prins, Sip E van Wieren (2017) Cascading effects of predator activity on tick-borne disease risk. Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences 284: 20170453. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0453

6. Tim R Hofmeester, J Marcus Rowcliffe & Patrick A Jansen (2017) A simple method for estimating the effective detection distance of camera traps. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 3: 81-89. doi: 10.1002/rse2.25

5. Tim R Hofmeester, E Claudia Coipan, Sip E van Wieren, Herbert H T Prins, Willem Takken & Hein Sprong (2016) Few vertebrate species dominate the Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. life cycle. Environmental Research Letters 11: 043001. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/4/043001

4. Tim R Hofmeester, Pieter-Bas van der Lei, Arieke Docters van Leeuwen, Hein Sprong & Sip E van Wieren (2016) New foci of Haemaphysalis punctata and Dermacentor reticulatus in the Netherlands. Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases 7: 367-370. doi:10.1016/j.ttbdis.2015.12.009

3. G Arjen de Groot, Tim R Hofmeester, Maurice La Haye, Hugh AH Jansman, Maribel Perez-Haro & Hans-Peter Koelewijn (2016) Hidden dispersal in an urban world: genetic analysis reveals occasional long-distance dispersal and limited spatial substructure among Dutch pine martens. Conservation Genetics 17: 111-123. doi:10.​1007/​s10592-015-0765-6

2. Arno Swart, Adolfo Ibañez-Justicia , Jan Buijs, Sip E van Wieren, Tim R Hofmeester, Hein Sprong & Katsuhisa Takumi (2014) Predicting tick presence by environmental risk mapping. Frontiers in Public Health 2: 238. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00238

1. Jasja JA Dekker & Tim R Hofmeester (2014) The status of the American mink (Neovison vison) in the Netherlands. Lutra 57: 5-15.

Book chapters

2. Tim R. Hofmeester (2016) The role of host diversity in Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. dynamics. In: Ecology and prevention of Lyme borreliosis (eds. M.A.H. Braks, S.E. van Wieren, W. Takken & H. Sprong), Ecology and control of vector-borne diseases, Volume 4, Wageningen, the Netherlands, Wageningen Academic Publishers, p173-186.

1. Sip E. van Wieren & Tim R. Hofmeester (2016) The role of large herbivores in Ixodes ricinus and Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. dynamics. In: Ecology and prevention of Lyme borreliosis (eds. M.A.H. Braks, S.E. van Wieren, W. Takken & H. Sprong), Ecology and control of vector-borne diseases, Volume 4, Wageningen, the Netherlands, Wageningen Academic Publishers, p75-89.

Books

Tim R. Hofmeester (2016) The wild life of tick-borne pathogens. PhD thesis, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands. 224 pages.

Popular scientific papers

T. Hofmeester (2017) Zoogdieren als belangrijke gastheer voor tekenZoogdier.

T.R. Hofmeester & S.E. van Wieren (2017) Beheer van dierpopulaties ter preventie van tekenbeten. Vakblad Natuur Bos en Landschap.

T. Hofmeester (2017) Het wilde leven van teken. Lyme.

T. Hofmeester (2017) Vossen en Lyme. Mens & Vogel.

T. Hofmeester & J.J.A. Dekker (2016) De Bunzing. In: Atlas van de Nederlandse Zoogdieren (eds. S. Broekhuizen, K. Spoelstra, J.B.M. Thissen, K.J. Canters & J.C. Buys), Zeist, the Netherlands, KNNV uitgeverij.

Erwin van Maanen, Jeroen Mos, Tim Hofmeester, Fokko Biljam, Carola van den Tempel, Frank van der Knaap & Johann Prescher (2015) Waar zijn de kleine marters? Zoogdier 26 (1), 1-4.

Tim Hofmeester & Sip van Wieren (2014) Teken op Nederlandse zoogdieren. Zoogdier 25 (1), 11.

Tim Hofmeester (2014) Waar zitten de teken. De Levende Natuur 115 (4), 191.

Arjen de Groot, Hugh Jansman & Tim Hofmeester (2014) Verwantschap en herkomst van de Limburgse populaties van het Wild zwijn. Natuurhistorisch Maandblad 103 (7), 177-182.

Reports

Hugh A.H. Jansman, Tim Hofmeester, G. Arjen de Groot, Ivo Laros, Jan Bovenschen, Marinus Speelman, Jasper van der Hout, Jim Caesar, Peter Breyne & Hans Peter Koelewijn (2013) Genetica van wilde zwijnen in Limburg en Noord-Brabant; Verspreiding, herkomst en verwantschap. Wageningen, Alterra, Alterra-rapport 2404. 62p.

Invited talks

Tim Hofmeester (2017) Reynaert, Fluwijn and their cousins: the past, present and future of the Dutch carnivores. Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Tim Hofmeester (2017) Carnivores protect us from tick-borne diseases. Dies Natalis Symposium, Wageningen University, Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Tim Hofmeester (2016) The wild life of tick-borne pathogens. Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden.

Tim Hofmeester (2016) The carnivore effect: From fairy tales to reality. TEDx, Ede, the Netherlands.

Conference proceedings & abstracts 

Tim R Hofmeester (2016) Does biodiversity protect against tick-borne diseases? Tick tactics 3, Wageningen, the Netherlands (talk)

Tim R Hofmeester, Patrick A Jansen, Sip E van Wieren (2016) Tick burden of rodents as determinant of tick-borne disease risk. Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting, Lunteren, the Netherlands (talk)

Tim R Hofmeester, Patrick A Jansen, Sip E van Wieren (2015) Traits, predators and deer as determinants of tick burdens of rodents: implications for Lyme borreliosis risk. 7th European Congress of Mammalogy, Stockholm, Sweden (talk)

Tim R Hofmeester, E Claudia Coipan, Frans Jacobs, Patrick A Jansen, Herbert HT Prins, Hein Sprong & Sip E van Wieren (2015) Deer and rodents as determinants of tick density and Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. prevalence in ticks in the Netherlands. Genes, Ecosystems and Risk of Infection, Heraklion, Greece (talk)

Sanne Ruyts, Tim R Hofmeester, E Claudia Coipan, Evy Ampoorter, Sip E van Wieren, Herbert HT Prins, Willem Takken, Kris Verheyen & Hein Sprong (2015) Ixodes ricinus and Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. populations are maintained by a few common host species. Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting, Lunteren, the Netherlands (talk)

Tim R Hofmeester & Sip E van Wieren (2014) Ticks (Ixodidae) parasitizing pine marten (Martes martes) and stone marten (Martes foina) – a literature review and preliminary data. 6th International Martes Symposium, Krakow, Poland (poster)

Tim R Hofmeester, E Claudia Coipan, Sip E van Wieren, Herbert HT Prins, Willem Takken & H Sprong (2014) Host importance in tick-borne disease dynamics. PhD Spring School, Host-Microbe Interactomics, Wageningen, the Netherlands (talk)

Tim R Hofmeester, E Claudia Coipan, Patrick A Jansen, Hein Sprong, Herbert HT Prins & Sip E van Wieren (2014) Of mammals, ticks and Lyme: The interaction between mammal community composition, Ixodes ricinus, and Borrelia afzelii. Tick Tactics 2, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (talk)

Tim R Hofmeester & Sip E van Wieren (2013) Are Mustelids good for your health? The role of Mustelids in tick-borne disease dynamics. 31th Mustelid Colloquium, Szczecin, Poland (talk)

Tim R Hofmeester, Patrick A Jansen, Herbert HT Prins & Sip E van Wieren (2013) Tick-host interactions and the community ecology of Borrelia burgdorferi s.l. XII International Jena Symposium on Tick-borne Diseases, Weimar, Germany (poster)

Tim R Hofmeester, Maurice Lahaye, Hans Peter Koelewijn & Hugh AH Jansman (2011) Landscape genetic structure and genetic diversity of the Dutch pine marten (Martes martes) population. 29th European Mustelid Colloquium, Southampton, United Kingdom (talk)

Tim R Hofmeester & Hugh AH Jansman (2010) Pine marten CSI: Gaining knowledge from tongues and faeces. 28th Mustelid Colloquium, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (talk)

Tim R Hofmeester & Frank van Langevelde (2009) Geographical analysis of the pine marten (Martes martes) bib marks in Europe. 27th Mustelid Colloquium, Lisbon, Portugal (poster)