Professor David Houston

  • Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)

telephone: 01413304775
email: David.Houston@glasgow.ac.uk

Additional information

Grant Advisory Board

  • 2006: New Zealand Department of Conservation - Consultant to Kakapo Recovery Team in the development of a new supplementary diet to assist with recovery of endangered Kakapo parrot
  • 1998 - 2004: Scottish Natural Heritage - Science Advisory Committee
  • 1998 - present: Durrell Wildlife Preservation Trust - Member, Scientific Advisory Committee
  • 1998 - present: Fauna and Flora International - Member, Conservation Committee

Invited International Presentations

  • 2005: Thessalonica, Greece - Plenary speaker and joint editor of conference procedings, on EU funded LIFE programme conference on Management Techniques for the Conservation of Vulture Populations
  • 2004: Delhi, India - Invited and plenary speaker, government workshop on massive morality in vulture populations in the Indian subcontinent
  • 2002: Bejing, China - Joint organiser, symposium on Maternal Effects, International Ornithological Congress

Professional Learned Society

  • 1970 - present: Zoological Society of London - Fellow

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2008 | 2007 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001
Number of items: 27.

2008

Ward, J., McCafferty, D. , Houston, D. and Ruxton, G.D. (2008) Why do vultures have bald heads? The role of postural adjustment and bare skin areas in thermoregulation. Journal of Thermal Biology, 33(3), pp. 168-173. (doi:10.1016/j.jtherbio.2008.01.002)

2007

Arnold, K.E., Blount, J.D., Metcalfe, N.B. , Orr, K., Adam, A., Houston, D. and Monaghan, P. (2007) Sex-specific differences in compensation for poor neonatal nutrition in the zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata. Journal of Avian Biology, 38(3), pp. 356-366. (doi:10.1111/j.0908-8857.2007.03818.x)

Houston, D., Mcinnes, K., Elliott, G., Eason, D., Moorhouse, R. and Cockrem, J. (2007) The use of a nutritional supplement to improve egg production in the endangered kakapo. Biological Conservation, 138, pp. 248-255. (doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2007.04.023)

Houston, D., Mee, A. and McGrady, M. (2007) Why do condors and vultures eat junk?: The implications for conservation. Journal of Raptor Research, 41, pp. 235-238.

Ward, J.M., Ruxton, G.D., Houston, D.C. and McCafferty, D.J. (2007) Thermal consequences of turning white in winter: a comparative study of red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus and Scandinavian willow grouse L. l. lagopus. Wildlife Biology, 13(2), pp. 120-129. (doi:10.2981/0909-6396(2007)13[120:TCOTWI]2.0.CO;2)

2004

Blount, J., Houston, D., Surai, P. and Moller, A. (2004) Egg-laying capacity is limited by carotenoid pigment availability in wild gulls Larus fuscus. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 271, S79-S81. (doi:10.1098/rsbl.2003.0104)

Ruxton, G. and Houston, D. (2004) Energetic feasibility of an obligate marine scavenger. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 266, pp. 59-63.

Ruxton, G. and Houston, D. (2004) Obligate vertebrate scavengers must be large soaring fliers. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 228, pp. 431-436. (doi:10.1016/j.jtbi..2004.02.005)

2003

Arnold, K., Griffiths, R., Stevens, D., Orr, K., Adam, A. and Houston, D. (2003) Subtle manipulation of egg sex ratio in birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, (doi:10.1098/rsbl.2003.0068)

Blount, J., Houston, D., Moller, A. and Wright, J. (2003) Do individual branches of immune defence correlate? A comparative case study of scavenging and non-scavenging birds. Oikos, 102, pp. 340-350.

Pain, D. et al. (2003) Causes and effects of temporospatial declines of Gyps vultures in Asia. Conservation Biology, 17, pp. 661-671.

Ramsay, S.L. and Houston, D.C. (2003) Amino acid composition of some woodland arthropods and its implications for breeding tits and other passerines. IBIS, 145, pp. 227-232.

Ruxton, G. and Houston, D. (2003) Could Tyrannosaurus rex have been a scavenger rather than a predator? An energetics approach. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 270, pp. 731-733. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2002.2279)

2002

Blount, J., Surai, P., Houston, D. and Moller, A. (2002) Patterns of yolk enrichment with dietary carotenoids in gulls: the roles of pigment acquisition and utilization. Functional Ecology, 16, pp. 445-453.

Blount, J., Surai, P., Nager, R. , Houston, D., Moller, A., Trewby, M. and Kennedy, M. (2002) Carotenoids and egg quality in the lesser black-backed gull Larus fuscus: a supplemental feeding study of maternal effects. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 269, pp. 29-36. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2001.1840)

Cottam, M., Houston, D., Lobley, G. and Hamilton, I. (2002) The use of muscle protein for egg production in the Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata. IBIS, 144, pp. 210-217.

Kullberg, C., Houston, D. and Metcalfe, N. (2002) Impaired flight ability - a cost of reproduction in female blue tits. Behavioral Ecology, 13, pp. 575-579.

Kullberg, C., Metcalfe, N. and Houston, D. (2002) Impaired flight ability during incubation in the pied flycatcher. Journal of Avian Biology, 33, pp. 179-183.

Ruxton, G. and Houston, D. (2002) Modelling the energy budget of a colonial bird of prey, the Ruppell's griffon vulture, and consequences for its breeding ecology. African Journal of Ecology, 40, pp. 260-266.

Ward, J., Blount, J., Ruxton, G. and Houston, D. (2002) The adaptive significance of dark plumage for birds in desert environments. Ardea, 90, pp. 311-323.

2001

Veasey, J.S., Houston, D.C. and Metcalfe, N.B. (2001) A hidden cost of reproduction: the trade-off between clutch size and escape take-off speed in female zebra finches. Journal of Animal Ecology, 70(1), pp. 20-24. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2001.00476.x)

Barton, N. and Houston, D. (2001) The incidence of intestinal parasites in British birds of prey. Journal of Raptor Research, 35, pp. 71-73.

Blount, J., Moller, A. and Houston, D. (2001) Antioxidants, showy males and sperm quality. Ecology Letters, 4, pp. 393-396.

Houston, D., Gilardi, J. and Hall, A. (2001) Soil consumption by Elephants might help to minimize the toxic effects of plant secondary compounds in forest browse. Mammal Review, 31, pp. 249-254.

Nager, R. , Monaghan, P. and Houston, D. (2001) The cost of egg production: increased egg production reduces future fitness in gulls. Journal of Avian Biology, 32, pp. 159-166. (doi:10.1034/j.1600-048X.2001.320209.x)

Ward, J.M., Houston, D.C., Ruxton, G.D., McCafferty, D.J. and Cook, P. (2001) Thermal resistance of chicken (Gallus domesticus) plumage: a comparison between broiler and free range birds. British Poultry Science, 42(5), pp. 558-563. (doi:10.1080/00071660120088335)

Ward, J.M., Houston, D.C., Ruxton, G.D., McCafferty, D.J. and Cook, P. (2001) Thermal resistance of chicken (Gallus domesticus) plumage: a comparison between broiler and free-range birds. British Poultry Science, 42, pp. 558-563. (doi:10.1080/00071660120088335)

This list was generated on Tue Jul 23 10:45:24 2019 BST.
Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 27.

Articles

Ward, J., McCafferty, D. , Houston, D. and Ruxton, G.D. (2008) Why do vultures have bald heads? The role of postural adjustment and bare skin areas in thermoregulation. Journal of Thermal Biology, 33(3), pp. 168-173. (doi:10.1016/j.jtherbio.2008.01.002)

Arnold, K.E., Blount, J.D., Metcalfe, N.B. , Orr, K., Adam, A., Houston, D. and Monaghan, P. (2007) Sex-specific differences in compensation for poor neonatal nutrition in the zebra finch Taeniopygia guttata. Journal of Avian Biology, 38(3), pp. 356-366. (doi:10.1111/j.0908-8857.2007.03818.x)

Houston, D., Mcinnes, K., Elliott, G., Eason, D., Moorhouse, R. and Cockrem, J. (2007) The use of a nutritional supplement to improve egg production in the endangered kakapo. Biological Conservation, 138, pp. 248-255. (doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2007.04.023)

Houston, D., Mee, A. and McGrady, M. (2007) Why do condors and vultures eat junk?: The implications for conservation. Journal of Raptor Research, 41, pp. 235-238.

Ward, J.M., Ruxton, G.D., Houston, D.C. and McCafferty, D.J. (2007) Thermal consequences of turning white in winter: a comparative study of red grouse Lagopus lagopus scoticus and Scandinavian willow grouse L. l. lagopus. Wildlife Biology, 13(2), pp. 120-129. (doi:10.2981/0909-6396(2007)13[120:TCOTWI]2.0.CO;2)

Blount, J., Houston, D., Surai, P. and Moller, A. (2004) Egg-laying capacity is limited by carotenoid pigment availability in wild gulls Larus fuscus. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 271, S79-S81. (doi:10.1098/rsbl.2003.0104)

Ruxton, G. and Houston, D. (2004) Energetic feasibility of an obligate marine scavenger. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 266, pp. 59-63.

Ruxton, G. and Houston, D. (2004) Obligate vertebrate scavengers must be large soaring fliers. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 228, pp. 431-436. (doi:10.1016/j.jtbi..2004.02.005)

Arnold, K., Griffiths, R., Stevens, D., Orr, K., Adam, A. and Houston, D. (2003) Subtle manipulation of egg sex ratio in birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, (doi:10.1098/rsbl.2003.0068)

Blount, J., Houston, D., Moller, A. and Wright, J. (2003) Do individual branches of immune defence correlate? A comparative case study of scavenging and non-scavenging birds. Oikos, 102, pp. 340-350.

Pain, D. et al. (2003) Causes and effects of temporospatial declines of Gyps vultures in Asia. Conservation Biology, 17, pp. 661-671.

Ramsay, S.L. and Houston, D.C. (2003) Amino acid composition of some woodland arthropods and its implications for breeding tits and other passerines. IBIS, 145, pp. 227-232.

Ruxton, G. and Houston, D. (2003) Could Tyrannosaurus rex have been a scavenger rather than a predator? An energetics approach. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 270, pp. 731-733. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2002.2279)

Blount, J., Surai, P., Houston, D. and Moller, A. (2002) Patterns of yolk enrichment with dietary carotenoids in gulls: the roles of pigment acquisition and utilization. Functional Ecology, 16, pp. 445-453.

Blount, J., Surai, P., Nager, R. , Houston, D., Moller, A., Trewby, M. and Kennedy, M. (2002) Carotenoids and egg quality in the lesser black-backed gull Larus fuscus: a supplemental feeding study of maternal effects. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 269, pp. 29-36. (doi:10.1098/rspb.2001.1840)

Cottam, M., Houston, D., Lobley, G. and Hamilton, I. (2002) The use of muscle protein for egg production in the Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata. IBIS, 144, pp. 210-217.

Kullberg, C., Houston, D. and Metcalfe, N. (2002) Impaired flight ability - a cost of reproduction in female blue tits. Behavioral Ecology, 13, pp. 575-579.

Kullberg, C., Metcalfe, N. and Houston, D. (2002) Impaired flight ability during incubation in the pied flycatcher. Journal of Avian Biology, 33, pp. 179-183.

Ruxton, G. and Houston, D. (2002) Modelling the energy budget of a colonial bird of prey, the Ruppell's griffon vulture, and consequences for its breeding ecology. African Journal of Ecology, 40, pp. 260-266.

Ward, J., Blount, J., Ruxton, G. and Houston, D. (2002) The adaptive significance of dark plumage for birds in desert environments. Ardea, 90, pp. 311-323.

Veasey, J.S., Houston, D.C. and Metcalfe, N.B. (2001) A hidden cost of reproduction: the trade-off between clutch size and escape take-off speed in female zebra finches. Journal of Animal Ecology, 70(1), pp. 20-24. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2656.2001.00476.x)

Barton, N. and Houston, D. (2001) The incidence of intestinal parasites in British birds of prey. Journal of Raptor Research, 35, pp. 71-73.

Blount, J., Moller, A. and Houston, D. (2001) Antioxidants, showy males and sperm quality. Ecology Letters, 4, pp. 393-396.

Houston, D., Gilardi, J. and Hall, A. (2001) Soil consumption by Elephants might help to minimize the toxic effects of plant secondary compounds in forest browse. Mammal Review, 31, pp. 249-254.

Nager, R. , Monaghan, P. and Houston, D. (2001) The cost of egg production: increased egg production reduces future fitness in gulls. Journal of Avian Biology, 32, pp. 159-166. (doi:10.1034/j.1600-048X.2001.320209.x)

Ward, J.M., Houston, D.C., Ruxton, G.D., McCafferty, D.J. and Cook, P. (2001) Thermal resistance of chicken (Gallus domesticus) plumage: a comparison between broiler and free range birds. British Poultry Science, 42(5), pp. 558-563. (doi:10.1080/00071660120088335)

Ward, J.M., Houston, D.C., Ruxton, G.D., McCafferty, D.J. and Cook, P. (2001) Thermal resistance of chicken (Gallus domesticus) plumage: a comparison between broiler and free-range birds. British Poultry Science, 42, pp. 558-563. (doi:10.1080/00071660120088335)

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