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Dr T. (Thomas) Blankers

Assistant professor
Faculty of Science
Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics

Visiting address
  • Science Park 904
  • Room number: C3.217
Postal address
  • Postbus 94240
    1090 GE Amsterdam
  • Publications




    • Blankers-, T., Berdan, E., Hennig, M., & Mayer, F. (2019). Physical linkage and mate preference generate linkage disequilibrium for behavioral isolation in two parapatric crickets. Evolution, 73(4), 777-791.
    • Blankers-, T., Oh, K., & Shaw, K. (2019). Parallel genomic architecture underlies repeated sexual signal divergence in Hawaiian Laupala crickets. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 286(1912).


    • Blankers, T., Fruitet, E. C. E., Burdfield Steel, E. R., & Groot, A. T. (2022). Experimental evolution of a pheromone signal. Poster session presented at European Society for Evolutionary Biology 2022 Prague.


    • Blankers-, T., Burdfield Steel, E. R., Fruitet, E. C. E., & Groot, A. T. (2019). Evolution of sex pheromone communication in response to artificial selection. Poster session presented at Netherlands Society for Evolutionary Biology, Ede, Netherlands.
    • Blankers-, T., Oh, K., & Shaw, K. (2019). Parallel genetics of repeated sexual signal divergence. Poster session presented at European Society for Evolutionary Biology, .
    • Burdfield Steel, E. R., Blankers-, T., Fruitet, E. C. E., & Groot, A. T. (2019). Coping with change – how can chemical communication systems overcome disruptions?.
    • Fruitet, E. C. E., Blankers-, T., Burdfield Steel, E. R., Heckel, D. G., & Groot, A. T. (2019). How costly it is to be sexy?. Poster session presented at Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology Symposium.


    • Blankers, T., Groot, A. & ten Kate, I. (2022). NWA small project.
    • Blankers-, T., Bisschop, K., Groot, A. & Egas, M. (2020). NWA Small Project Call.
    • Blankers-, T. (2018). H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship.

    Media appearance

    Talk / presentation

    • Blankers, T. (speaker) (28-7-2022). Predictability of experimental evolution in C. elegans, Netherlands Society for Evolutionary Biology 2022, Ede.
    • Blankers, T. (speaker) (24-5-2022). Experimental host-microbiome evolution in C. elegans, NWO Life 2022.
    • Blankers-, T. (speaker) & Shaw, K. (speaker) (15-9-2021). Genetic, phenotypic, and biogeographic perspectives on population divergence in a Hawaiian cricket, ESEB satellite symposium on reproductive isolation.
    • Blankers-, T. (speaker), Fruitet, E. (speaker), Burdfield Steel, E. (speaker) & Groot, A. (speaker) (21-6-2021). The selection response of a multicomponent sexual signal, Virtual Evolution 2021.
    • Blankers-, T. (speaker) (27-1-2021). Predicting Genetic Adaptation, Origins 2021 Conference.
    • Blankers-, T. (speaker), Groot, A. (speaker), Fruitet, E. (speaker), Burdfield Steel, E. (speaker) & Lievers, R. (speaker) (19-1-2021). Plasticity, variation, and constraint in sex pheromone signals, Netherlands Society for Evolutionary Biology 2021.
    • Blankers-, T. (speaker), Burdfield Steel, E. (speaker), Fruitet, E. (speaker) & Groot, A. (speaker) (13-12-2019). The evolution of sex pheromones, NEV Nederlandse Entomologendag.
    • Blankers-, T. (speaker), Oh, K. (speaker) & Shaw, K. (speaker) (14-12-2018). A rapid radiation of flightless crickets in Hawaii, NEV Nederlandse Entomologendag 2018.


    • Blankers-, T. (participant) & Haverkamp, A. (organiser) (11-2-2020 - 12-2-2020). Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting. NAEM 2020 session "Chemical communication - Nature's universal language" (organising a conference, workshop, ...).


    • Bisschop, K., Mariën, J., T. Wortel, M., Egas, M., Groot, A. T., Visser, M. E., Ellers, J. & Blankers, T. (23-6-2022). Universiteit van Amsterdam.
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  • Ancillary activities
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