Dr Catharine Horswill

  • Research Associate (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

Biography

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

Editorial Board

  • 2016 - present: Ibis - Associate Editor

Committee Membership

Grant Advisory College

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.

Research interests

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.

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Grants

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
     

Publications

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Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2012
Number of items: 17.

2018

Horswill, C. , Kindsvater, H.K., Juan-Jordá, M.J., Dulvy, N.K., Mangel, M. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2018) Global reconstruction of life-history strategies: A case study using tunas. Journal of Applied Ecology, (doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13327) (Early Online Publication)

Horswill, C. , Jackson, J.A., Medeiros, R., Nowell, R.W., Trathan, P.N. and O'Connell, T.C. (2018) Minimising the limitations of using dietary analysis to assess foodweb changes by combining multiple techniques. Ecological Indicators, 94(1), pp. 218-225. (doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.06.035)

Kindsvater, H. K., Dulvy, N. K., Horswill, C. , Juan-Jordá, M.-J., Mangel, M. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2018) Overcoming the data crisis in biodiversity conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 33(9), pp. 676-688. (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2018.06.004) (PMID:30007845)

Sherley, R. B. et al. (2018) Bayesian inference reveals positive but subtle effects of experimental fishery closures on marine predator demographics. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 285(1871), 20172443. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.2443) (PMID:29343602)

Horswill, C. , Humphreys, E.M. and Robinson, R.A. (2018) When is enough...enough? Effective sampling protocols for estimating the survival rates of seabirds with mark-recapture techniques. Bird Study, 65(3), pp. 290-298. (doi:10.1080/00063657.2018.1516191)

2017

Horswill, C. , O'Brien, S. H. and Robinson, R. A. (2017) Density dependence and marine bird populations: are wind farm assessments precautionary? Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(5), pp. 1406-1414. (doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12841)

Horswill, C. , O'Brien, S. H. and Robinson, R. A. (2017) Density dependence and marine bird populations: are wind farm assessments precautionary? Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(5), pp. 1406-1414. (doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12841)

Horswill, C. , Trathan, P. and Ratcliffe, N. (2017) Linking extreme interannual changes in prey availability to foraging behaviour and breeding investment in a marine predator, the macaroni penguin. PLoS ONE, 12(9), e0184114. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0184114) (PMID:28910405) (PMCID:PMC5598940)

Thaxter, C. B., Horswill, C. , Ross, K. E., Austin, G. E., Balmer, D. E. and Burton, N. H.K. (2017) Urban Breeding Gull Surveys: a Survey Design Simulation. Project Report. British Trust for Ornithology.

2016

Horswill, C. , Walker, R., Humphreys, E. M. and Robinson, R. A. (2016) Review of Mark-Recapture Studies on UK Seabirds that are Run Through the BTO’s Retrapping Adults for Survival (RAS) Network. Technical Report. Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

Horswill, C. , Ratcliffe, N., Green, J.A., Phillips, R.A., Trathan, P.N. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2016) Unravelling the relative roles of top-down and bottom-up forces driving population change in an oceanic predator. Ecology, 97(8), pp. 1919-1928. (doi:10.1002/ecy.1452) (PMID:27859185) (PMCID:PMC5008121)

Horswill, C. , Matthiopoulos, J. , Ratcliffe, N., Green, J. A., Trathan, P. N., McGill, R.A.R. , Phillips, R. A. and O’Connell, T. C. (2016) Drivers of intrapopulation variation in resource use in a generalist predator, the macaroni penguin. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 548, pp. 233-247. (doi:10.3354/meps11626)

2015

Ratcliffe, N., Hill, S. L., Staniland, I. J., Brown, R., Adlard, S., Horswill, C. and Trathan, P. N. (2015) Do krill fisheries compete with macaroni penguins? Spatial overlap in prey consumption and catches during winter. Diversity and Distributions, 21(11), pp. 1339-1348. (doi:10.1111/ddi.12366)

Horswill, C. and Robinson, R. A. (2015) Review of Seabird Demographic Rates and Density Dependence. JNCC Report no. 552. Other. JNCC, Peterborough.

2014

Ratcliffe, N. et al. (2014) Love thy neighbour or opposites attract? Patterns of spatial segregation and association among crested penguin populations during winter. Journal of Biogeography, 41(6), pp. 1183-1192. (doi:10.1111/jbi.12279) (PMID:25505357) (PMCID:PMC4255236)

Horswill, C. , Matthiopoulos, J. , Green, J. A., Meredith, M. P., Forcada, J., Peat, H., Preston, M., Trathan, P. N. and Ratcliffe, N. (2014) Survival in macaroni penguins and the relative importance of different drivers: individual traits, predation pressure and environmental variability. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83(5), pp. 1057-1067. (doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12229) (PMID:24846695) (PMCID:PMC4284017)

2012

Horswill, C. and Jackson, J. A. (2012) Humpback whales wintering at Pitcairn Island, South Pacific. Marine Biodiversity Records, 5, e90. (doi:10.1017/S1755267212000693)

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Number of items: 17.

Articles

Horswill, C. , Kindsvater, H.K., Juan-Jordá, M.J., Dulvy, N.K., Mangel, M. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2018) Global reconstruction of life-history strategies: A case study using tunas. Journal of Applied Ecology, (doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13327) (Early Online Publication)

Horswill, C. , Jackson, J.A., Medeiros, R., Nowell, R.W., Trathan, P.N. and O'Connell, T.C. (2018) Minimising the limitations of using dietary analysis to assess foodweb changes by combining multiple techniques. Ecological Indicators, 94(1), pp. 218-225. (doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.06.035)

Kindsvater, H. K., Dulvy, N. K., Horswill, C. , Juan-Jordá, M.-J., Mangel, M. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2018) Overcoming the data crisis in biodiversity conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 33(9), pp. 676-688. (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2018.06.004) (PMID:30007845)

Sherley, R. B. et al. (2018) Bayesian inference reveals positive but subtle effects of experimental fishery closures on marine predator demographics. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 285(1871), 20172443. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2017.2443) (PMID:29343602)

Horswill, C. , Humphreys, E.M. and Robinson, R.A. (2018) When is enough...enough? Effective sampling protocols for estimating the survival rates of seabirds with mark-recapture techniques. Bird Study, 65(3), pp. 290-298. (doi:10.1080/00063657.2018.1516191)

Horswill, C. , O'Brien, S. H. and Robinson, R. A. (2017) Density dependence and marine bird populations: are wind farm assessments precautionary? Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(5), pp. 1406-1414. (doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12841)

Horswill, C. , O'Brien, S. H. and Robinson, R. A. (2017) Density dependence and marine bird populations: are wind farm assessments precautionary? Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(5), pp. 1406-1414. (doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12841)

Horswill, C. , Trathan, P. and Ratcliffe, N. (2017) Linking extreme interannual changes in prey availability to foraging behaviour and breeding investment in a marine predator, the macaroni penguin. PLoS ONE, 12(9), e0184114. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0184114) (PMID:28910405) (PMCID:PMC5598940)

Horswill, C. , Ratcliffe, N., Green, J.A., Phillips, R.A., Trathan, P.N. and Matthiopoulos, J. (2016) Unravelling the relative roles of top-down and bottom-up forces driving population change in an oceanic predator. Ecology, 97(8), pp. 1919-1928. (doi:10.1002/ecy.1452) (PMID:27859185) (PMCID:PMC5008121)

Horswill, C. , Matthiopoulos, J. , Ratcliffe, N., Green, J. A., Trathan, P. N., McGill, R.A.R. , Phillips, R. A. and O’Connell, T. C. (2016) Drivers of intrapopulation variation in resource use in a generalist predator, the macaroni penguin. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 548, pp. 233-247. (doi:10.3354/meps11626)

Ratcliffe, N., Hill, S. L., Staniland, I. J., Brown, R., Adlard, S., Horswill, C. and Trathan, P. N. (2015) Do krill fisheries compete with macaroni penguins? Spatial overlap in prey consumption and catches during winter. Diversity and Distributions, 21(11), pp. 1339-1348. (doi:10.1111/ddi.12366)

Ratcliffe, N. et al. (2014) Love thy neighbour or opposites attract? Patterns of spatial segregation and association among crested penguin populations during winter. Journal of Biogeography, 41(6), pp. 1183-1192. (doi:10.1111/jbi.12279) (PMID:25505357) (PMCID:PMC4255236)

Horswill, C. , Matthiopoulos, J. , Green, J. A., Meredith, M. P., Forcada, J., Peat, H., Preston, M., Trathan, P. N. and Ratcliffe, N. (2014) Survival in macaroni penguins and the relative importance of different drivers: individual traits, predation pressure and environmental variability. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83(5), pp. 1057-1067. (doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12229) (PMID:24846695) (PMCID:PMC4284017)

Horswill, C. and Jackson, J. A. (2012) Humpback whales wintering at Pitcairn Island, South Pacific. Marine Biodiversity Records, 5, e90. (doi:10.1017/S1755267212000693)

Research Reports or Papers

Thaxter, C. B., Horswill, C. , Ross, K. E., Austin, G. E., Balmer, D. E. and Burton, N. H.K. (2017) Urban Breeding Gull Surveys: a Survey Design Simulation. Project Report. British Trust for Ornithology.

Horswill, C. , Walker, R., Humphreys, E. M. and Robinson, R. A. (2016) Review of Mark-Recapture Studies on UK Seabirds that are Run Through the BTO’s Retrapping Adults for Survival (RAS) Network. Technical Report. Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

Horswill, C. and Robinson, R. A. (2015) Review of Seabird Demographic Rates and Density Dependence. JNCC Report no. 552. Other. JNCC, Peterborough.

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