Cat Horswill

I am a Research Associate in Zoology with the University of Glasgow. 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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2016-present: Research Associate; University of Glasgow

2014-2016: Research Ecologist; British Trust for Ornithology

2010-2014: PhD Population Ecology; British Antarctic Survey, University of Liverpool 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

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