Dr Catharine Horswill
- Research Associate (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)
2016-present: Research Associate; University of Glasgow
2014-2016: Research Ecologist; British Trust for Ornithology
2010-2014: PhD Population Ecology; British Antarctic Survey and University of Glasgow
2008-2009: MSc Biosciences; University of Oxford
2002-2006: BSc Environmental Sciences with a year in Industry; University of East Anglia
- 2016 - present: Ibis - Associate Editor
- 2014 – present: British Ornithologist’s Union - Engagement and Conference Committees
Grant Advisory College
- 2015 – present: British Ecological Society
Prizes and Awards
- 2014: Best student oral presentation at the Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies conference, Perth, Australia;
- 2014: Best student poster presentation at the International Statistical Ecology Conference, Montpellier, France;
- 2014: Runner-up best student poster at Seabird Group Conference, Oxford, UK;
- 2014: Travel award to give an oral presentation at the Pacific Seabird Group meeting in Alaska, US;
- 2013: Best student oral presentation at British Antarctic Survey Student Conference, Cambridge, UK;
- 2013: Best student poster at BOU Avian Demography Conference, Leicester, UK.
My research focuses on investigating the mechanisms that link environmental and climatic variations to the demography and population dynamics of marine top predators, such as seabirds and fish. Recent other research interests include using evolutionary theory to fill-in for missing data on demographic rates or population trends.
I am currently working on a NSF and NERC funded post-doc to develop models that examine the population dynamics of sharks, rays and tuna. The aim of this project is to examine the evolutionary and ecological processes that generate biodiversity, and to identify species at greatest risk of overexploitation and extinction. This project is in collaboration with Jason Matthiopoulos, Holly Kindsvater, Marc Mangel, Nick Dulvy and Maria Jose Juan Jorda.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Informing population models with evolutionary theory to infer species conservation status
Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Scotland
2017 - 2017