Dr Stewart White

  • Senior Lecturer (Life Sciences Animal Biology)

telephone: 01413302505
email: Stewart.White@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research Interests

Ecology of neotropical rainforest birds

With the increasing pressures being put on the rainforests it is essential that as much information as possible is gathered about the organisms which inhabit these areas. I took part in a long-term capture-recapture study of birds in the Northern Range Mountains of Trinidad between 1988 and 1996 and conducted a smaller study in the south of the island between 1999 and 2001. I hope to return to the island in the near future to follow -up the two studies.

I am currently conducting capture-recapture studies of birds at two locations in Ecuador, one in cloud forest at Otonga Reserve in the Cotopaxi Region, the other in varzea and terre-firme forest at Sumaco National Reserve in the Oriente Region. The Sumaco Reserve has never previously been studied and as well as the capture-recapture study I am conducting a basic census of the area using a combination of mist netting, observation and sound recording.

Ecology of the Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus The ring ouzel is a little studied species of migratory upland thrush, which in many areas of its range is in decline. My colleague David Arthur of the Tay Ringing Group has been studying a population of the birds in Glenesk since the 1980's. Numbers in the Glenesk population have been stable over the study period and we are attempting to identify the factors that have allowed this stability.

     

Damselfly foraging behaviour

Dragonflies and damselflies are large, spectacular insects and amongst the most ancient of flying insects. The larval stages are voracious and aggressive aquatic predators demonstrating many complex interactions with conspecifics and other organisms. I study these interactions in laboratory conditions by manipulating factors such as diet and presence or absence of other organisms.


Publications

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Number of items: 10.

2018

Stewart, R.A., Jarrett, C., Scott, C., White, S.A. and McCafferty, D.J. (2018) Water vole (Arvicola amphibius) abundance in grassland habitats of Glasgow. Glasgow Naturalist, 27(1),

White, S. A. and Patiño, J. (2018) The birds of San José de Payamino, Orellana, Ecuador. Cotinga, 40, pp. 57-68.

2017

Stewart, R. A., Clark, T. J., Shelton, J., Stringfellow, M., Scott, C., White, S. A. and McCafferty, D. J. (2017) Urban grasslands support threatened water voles. Journal of Urban Ecology, 3(1), jux007. (doi:10.1093/jue/jux007)

Downie, J. R., Hancock, E. G., White, S. A., Broderick, A. C. and Godley, B. J. (2017) Natural history contributions of the University of Glasgow Exploration Society to Scotland and the World. Glasgow Naturalist, 26(4),

Harper, L., Downie, J. R., Muir, M. and White, S. A. (2017) What can expeditions do for students … and for science? An investigation into the impact of University of Glasgow exploration society expeditions. Journal of Biological Education, 51(1), pp. 3-16. (doi:10.1080/00219266.2016.1150871)

2014

Davies, J., Arthur, D. and White, S. (2014) Effects of variation in breeding habitat on Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus productivity and chick condition. Bird Study, 61(2), pp. 162-170. (doi:10.1080/00063657.2014.905514)

2005

McBean, M.C., White, S.A. and MacGregor, J. (2005) Foraging behaviour of the damselfly larva Pyrrhosoma nymphula (sulzer) in response to predator presence (Zygoptera : Coenagrionidae). Odonatologica, 34, pp. 155-164.

2004

Cunliffe, L., White, S. and McInerny, C.J. (2004) DSC1-MCB regulation of meiotic transcription in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 271(1), pp. 60-71. (doi:10.1007/s00438-003-0956-6)

2001

Ng, S.S., Anderson, M., White, S. and McInerny, C.J. (2001) mik1+ G1-S transcription regulates mitotic entry in fission yeast. FEBS Letters, 503(2/3), pp. 131-134. (doi:10.1016/S0014-5793(01)02720-X)

White, S., Khaliq, F., Sotiriou, S. and McInerny, C.J. (2001) The role of DSC1 components cdc10+, rep1+ and rep2+ in MCB gene transcription at the mitotic G1-S boundary in fission yeast. Current Genetics, 40(4), pp. 251-259. (doi:10.1007/s002940100248)

This list was generated on Sun Nov 17 06:07:30 2019 GMT.
Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 10.

Articles

Stewart, R.A., Jarrett, C., Scott, C., White, S.A. and McCafferty, D.J. (2018) Water vole (Arvicola amphibius) abundance in grassland habitats of Glasgow. Glasgow Naturalist, 27(1),

White, S. A. and Patiño, J. (2018) The birds of San José de Payamino, Orellana, Ecuador. Cotinga, 40, pp. 57-68.

Stewart, R. A., Clark, T. J., Shelton, J., Stringfellow, M., Scott, C., White, S. A. and McCafferty, D. J. (2017) Urban grasslands support threatened water voles. Journal of Urban Ecology, 3(1), jux007. (doi:10.1093/jue/jux007)

Downie, J. R., Hancock, E. G., White, S. A., Broderick, A. C. and Godley, B. J. (2017) Natural history contributions of the University of Glasgow Exploration Society to Scotland and the World. Glasgow Naturalist, 26(4),

Harper, L., Downie, J. R., Muir, M. and White, S. A. (2017) What can expeditions do for students … and for science? An investigation into the impact of University of Glasgow exploration society expeditions. Journal of Biological Education, 51(1), pp. 3-16. (doi:10.1080/00219266.2016.1150871)

Davies, J., Arthur, D. and White, S. (2014) Effects of variation in breeding habitat on Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus productivity and chick condition. Bird Study, 61(2), pp. 162-170. (doi:10.1080/00063657.2014.905514)

McBean, M.C., White, S.A. and MacGregor, J. (2005) Foraging behaviour of the damselfly larva Pyrrhosoma nymphula (sulzer) in response to predator presence (Zygoptera : Coenagrionidae). Odonatologica, 34, pp. 155-164.

Cunliffe, L., White, S. and McInerny, C.J. (2004) DSC1-MCB regulation of meiotic transcription in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 271(1), pp. 60-71. (doi:10.1007/s00438-003-0956-6)

Ng, S.S., Anderson, M., White, S. and McInerny, C.J. (2001) mik1+ G1-S transcription regulates mitotic entry in fission yeast. FEBS Letters, 503(2/3), pp. 131-134. (doi:10.1016/S0014-5793(01)02720-X)

White, S., Khaliq, F., Sotiriou, S. and McInerny, C.J. (2001) The role of DSC1 components cdc10+, rep1+ and rep2+ in MCB gene transcription at the mitotic G1-S boundary in fission yeast. Current Genetics, 40(4), pp. 251-259. (doi:10.1007/s002940100248)

This list was generated on Sun Nov 17 06:07:30 2019 GMT.

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Cataloguing Loch Lomond Ecological Research
    Glasgow Natural History Society
    2018 - 2020
     
  • Water vole conservation
    Glasgow City Council
    2017 - 2017
     
  • Bird Transmission Lyme Disease
    Glasgow Natural History Society
    2016 - 2017
     
  • Water Vole Survey
    Glasgow City Council
    2016 - 2017
     
  • Research in the ecology of fossorial water voles in Glasgow's East End
    Glasgow Natural History Society
    2014 - 2018
     
  • The factors affecting the status of the Bearded Tit, Panurus biarmicus, population in the Tay Reedbeds, Scotland
    The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
    2012 - 2012
     
  • A canopy bird mist-netting in Payamino, Ecuador
    The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
    2011 - 2011
     

Supervision

  • Hay, Michelle
    Development of a novel ancient pathogen DNA protocol to aid in identifying and understanding the impact of vector-borne diseases in relation to Viking movements and migrations circa 800 – 1000 AD