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Quercus has a commitment to the encouragement and development of skilled researchers entering the diciplines of ecology and conservation science. To further this goal Quercus supports two lecturerships:
Dr. Chris Harrod
BSc Environmental Science (1997), Manchester Metropolitan University
D. Phil (2006), University of Ulster, Coleraine:
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 2271
Fax: +44 (0)28 9097 5877
Undergraduate module co-ordinator and research ceminar convenor for the Ecology, Evolution, Behaviour and Environmental Economics Research Cluster. Chris is involved in studies examining the ecology of lakes, rivers and coastal zones at sites across the world, including Ireland (especially Lough Neagh), the UK, France, Finland, Norway, Trinidad and Tobago, Germany, Chile, Canada, and the USA. He is a member of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles, American Fisheries Society and British Ecological Society. He is currently organising the 2010 Fisheries Society of the British Isles Annual International Symposium: Fish and Climate change. He is a dynamic researcher and has active collaborations with colleagues in the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Queen Mary - University of London, University of Helsinki, University of Oslo, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, University of Chile, Santiago, University of Lausanne, Environment Agency, Glasgow University, Scottish Natural Heritage, University of the West Indies, National University of Ireland, Galway, University College Cork, University of Konstanz, University of Köln, University of Münster, the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel, and National Institute for Biology, Slovenia.
- Ecology, evolution and conservation of fish
- Stable Isotope Analysis in aquatic ecology
- Effects of climate change on aquatic ecosystems
- Coral reef ecology
- Tropical river fishes
Graham, C.T. & Harrod, C. (In Press) Climate change and the fish of Britain and Ireland - a review. Journal of Fish Biology.
Mallela, J. & Harrod, C. (2008). d13C and d15N reveal significant differences in the coastal foodwebs of the seas surrounding the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 368: 41-51.
Etheridge, E.C., Harrod, C., Bean, C. & Adams, C.E. (2008). Continuous variation in the pattern of marine versus fresh water foraging in brown trout (Salmo trutta) from Loch Lomond, Scotland. Journal of fish Biology, 73: 44-53.
Lappalainen, J., Tarkan, A.S. & Harrod, C. (2008). Latitudinal variation in life history traits of a teleost fish, Rutilus rutilus (L.), over its natural distribution range: linear or non-linear relationships? Freshwater Biology, 53: 1491-1501.
Wolf, J., Harrod, C., Brunner, S., Salazar, S., Trillmich, F. & Tautz, D. (2008). Tracing early stages of species differentiation: ecological, morphological and genetic divergence of Galápagos sea lion populations. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 8: 150.
Palm-Helland, I., Harrod, C., Freyhof, J. & Mehner T. (2008). Lack of resource segregation in a sympatric pair of coregonid fish: Did speciation pre-date ecological divergence? Evolutionary Ecology Research, 10: 373-390.
Scharsack, J., Kalbe, M., Harrod, C. & Rauch, G. (2007). Habitat-specific adaptation of immune responses of stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) lake and river ecotypes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 274: 1523-1532.
Griffiths, D. & Harrod, C. (2007). Natural mortality, growth parameters, and environmental temperature in fishes revisited. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 64: 249-255.
Ingram, T., Matthews, B., Harrod, C., Stephens, T., Grey, J. & Mazumder, A. (2007). Little effect of lipid extraction on d15N in tissue of aquatic consumers. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 5: 338-343.
FSBI (2007). Climate Change and the Fishes of Britain and Ireland : Briefing Paper 4. Sawston, Cambridge, UK: Fisheries Society of the British Isles:
Mallela, J., Roberts, C., Harrod, C. & Goldspink, C. R. (2007). Distributional patterns and community structure of Caribbean coral reef fishes within a river-impacted bay. Journal of Fish Biology, 70: 523-537.
Harrod, C. & Grey, J. (2006). Isotopic variation complicates analysis of trophic relations within the fish community of Plußsee: a small, deep, stratifying lake. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 167: 281-299.
Kiljunen, M., Grey, J., Sinisalo, T., Harrod, C., Immonen, H. & Jones, R. I. (2006). A revised model for lipid-normalising d 13C values from aquatic organisms, with implications for isotope mixing models. Journal of Applied Ecology, 43: 1213-1222.
Harrod, C. , Grey, J., McCarthy, T. K. & Morrissey, M. (2005). Stable isotope analyses provide new insights into ecological plasticity in a mixohaline population of European eel. Oecologia, 144: 673-683.
Harrod, C. & Griffiths, D. (2005). Ichthyocotylurus erraticus (Digenea: Strigeidae): Factors affecting infection intensity and the effects of infection on pollan (Coregonus autumnalis), a glacial relict fish. Parasitology, 131: 511-519.
Harrod, C. & Griffiths, D. (2005). Parasitism, space constraints and gonad asymmetry in the pollan (Coregonus autumnalis). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 62: 2796-2801.
Harrod, C. & Griffiths, D. (2004). Reproduction and fecundity of the Irish pollan (Coregonus autumnalis Pallas 1776), a threatened lake coregonid. Annales Zoologici Fennici, 41: 117-124.
Rosell, R., Harrod, C., Griffiths, D. & McCarthy, T. K. (2004). Conservation of the Irish populations of the pollan Coregonus autumnalis. Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 104B: 67-72.
Harrod, C. , Griffiths, D., Rosell, R. & McCarthy, T. K. (2002). Current status of the pollan (Coregonus autumnalis Pallas 1776) in Ireland. Archiv für Hydrobiologie Beiheft: Ergebnisse der Limnologie, 57: 627-638.
Harrod, C. , Griffiths, D., McCarthy, T. K. & Rosell, R. (2001). The Irish pollan, Coregonus autumnalis: options for its conservation. Journal of Fish Biology, 59(Supplement A): 339-355.
Dr. Michael Scantlebury
BA Zoology (1992), University of Oxford
PhD (1998), University of Aberdeen:
“Energetics of lactation in domestic dogs”
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 2278
Fax: +44 (0)28 9097 5877
Mike is Assistant Editor of the Journal of Zoology and a member of the International committee for the Animal Physiology Conference 2008 in Africa and also sits on the Belfast Zoo Research Committee. He is the ‘Extraordinary lecturer’ at the Mammal Research Institute, University of Pretoria and Academic Advisor to the Global Vision International. He collaborates with many other groups including Department of Biology, University of Central Florida; Queen Mary University of London; University of Haifa Institute of Evolutionary Biology and University of Haifa-Oranim, School of Biological Sciences; University of KwaZulu-Natal, School of Biological and Conservation Sciences; Department of Systematic Zoology and Ecology of the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest; Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Zoological Institute, Department of Animal Behaviour, University of Zurich; Zoology Department, University of Cambridge; School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen; Pretoria Zoological Institute; Department of Zoology, NC State University.
- Energy expenditure and metabolism
- Evolution of breeding systems, particularly cooperative breeding
- Mammalian physiology
- Thermoregulatory adaptations
- Life history strategies and costs of parasitism
Scantlebury, M. , Lovegrove, B.G., Bennett, N.C., Jackson, C.R., and Lutermann, H. (2008). Hibernation and non-shivering thermogenesis in the Hottentot golden mole (Amblysomus hottentottus longiceps). J. Comp. Physiol. B., 178: 887-897.
Scantlebury, M. , Waterman, J.M. and Bennett N.C. (2008). Alternative reproductive tactics in male Cape ground squirrels Xerus inauris. Physiol. Behav., 94: 359-367.
Kotze, J., Bennett, N.C. and Scantlebury, M. (2008). The energetics of huddling in two species of mole-rat (Rodentia: Bathyergidae). Physiol. Behav. , 93: 215-221.
Wallach, A.D., Inbar, M., Scantlebury, M., Speakman, J.R., and Shanas, U. (2007). Water requirements as a bottleneck in the reintroduction of European roe deer to the southern edge of its range. Can. J. Zool., 85: 1182-1192.
Scantlebury, M., Waterman, J.M., Hillegass, M. Speakman, J.R. and Bennett, N.C. (2007). Energetic costs of parasitism in the Cape ground squirrel Xerus inauris. Proc. Roy. Soc. B., 274: 2169-2177.
Kinahan A.A., Kotze, A. Bateman, P.W. and Scantlebury, M. (2007). Daily body temperature rhythms in the African savanna elephant, Loxodonta Africana. Physiol. Behav., 92: 560-565.
Scantlebury, M. and Minting, P. (2006). Differences in resting metabolic rates of two South African tortoises: Psammobates oculifer and Geochelone pardalis. Afr. J. Herpet. , 55: 161-165.
Broekman, M., Bennett, N.C. and Scantlebury, M. (2006). Mole-rats from higher altitudes have greater thermoregulatory capabilities. Physiol. Behav., 89: 750-754.
Wilson, J.W. and Scantlebury, M. (2006). Chinspot Batis (Batis molitor) mimic Woodward's Batis (Batis fratrum): evidence of interspecific competitive acoustic mimicry? Ostrich , 77: 233-234.
Scantlebury, M., Speakman, J.R. Oosthuizen, M.K, Roper, T.J. and Bennett, N.C. (2006). Energetics reveals physiologically distinct castes in a eusocial mammal. Nature, 440: 795-797.
Scantlebury, M. , Harris, S., Allcroft, D.J. and Hutchings, M. (2006). Individual trade-offs between nutrition and risk of interspecific transmission of disease by grazing: cows, badger latrines and bovine tuberculosis. Behaviour , 143: 141-158.
Scantlebury, M., Bennett, N.C., Speakman, J.R. Pillay, N. and Schradin C. (2006). Huddling in groups leads to daily energy savings in free-living African Four-Striped Grass Mice, Rhabdomys pumilio. Func. Ecol. , 20: 166-173.
Haim, A., Shanas, U. and Scantlebury, M. (2005). Comparative physiology of heat production in rodents under increasing salinity: effects of habitat and habits. Belgian J. Zool., 135: 55-59.
Scantlebury, M. , Speakman, J.R. and Bennett, N.C. (2006). The energy costs of sexual dimorphism in mole-rats are morphological not behavioural. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B. , 273: 57-63.
Scantlebury, M., Shanas, U. and Haim, A. (2005). Seasonal acclimatization of non-shivering thermogenesis in common spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus) from different adjacent habitats. Afr. Zool. , 40: 319-322.
Haim, A., Shanas, U., El Salam Zubidad, A. and Scantlebury, M. (2005). Seasonality and seasons out of time - the thermoregulatory effects of light interference. Chronobiol. Int., 22: 59-66.
Scantlebury, M. , Shanas, U., Afik, D. and Haim, A. (2005). Comparative seasonal acclimatization of food and energy consumption in adjacent populations of the common spiny mouse Acomys cahirinus. J. Zool. Lond., 267: 1-6.
Scantlebury, M. , Oosthuizen, M.K., Speakman, J.R., Jackson, C.R., and Bennett, N.C. (2005). Seasonal field energetics of the Hottentot golden mole (Ambysomus hottentotus longiceps) at 1500m altitude. Physiology and Behavior, 84(5): 739-745.
Ergon, T., Speakman, J.R., Scantlebury, M., Cavanagh, R., and Lambin, X. (2004). Body mass and energy expenditure in overwintering field voles (Microtus agrestis): Why are voles smaller in declining populations? Am. Nat., 163(3): 442-457.
Scantlebury, M. , Hutchings, M., Allcroft, D. and Harris, S. (2004). Risk of Disease from Wildlife Reservoirs: Badgers, Cattle and Bovine Tuberculosis. J. Dairy Science , 87: 330-339.
Scantlebury, M., Shanas, U., Kupshtein, H., Speakman, J. R. and Haim, A. (2004). Differential energy costs of winter acclimatised common spiny mice Acomys cahirinus from two adjacent habitats. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. , 137(2): 419-423.
Speakman, J. R., Ergon, T., Cavanagh, R., Reid, K., Scantlebury, D.M., and Lambin, X. (2003). Resting metabolic rates and daily energy expenditures of free-living field voles (Microtus agrestis) are positively correlated but reflect extrinsic rather than intrinsic effects. P.N.A.S. , 100(24): 14057-14062.
Shanas, U., Afik, D., Scantlebury, M. and Haim, A. (2003). Differential osmoregulatory capabilities of common spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus) from adjacent microhabitats. J. Zool. London , 261: 7-13.
Scantlebury, M., Shanas, U., Kupshtein, H., Afik, D. and Haim, A. (2003). Non-shivering thermogenesis in common spiny mice Acomys cahirinus from adjacent habitats: response to seasonal acclimatization and salinity acclimation. J. Therm. Biol. , 28: 287-299.
Scantlebury, M., Afik, D., Shanas, U., Kupstein, H. and A. Haim. (2003). Energetics and water economy of two populations of the common spiny mouse (Acomys cahirinus) from adjacent habitats. Func. Ecol. , 17: 178-185.
Scantlebury, M., Russell, A.F., McIlrath, G.M., Speakman, J.R. and Clutton-Brock, T.H. (2002). Energetics of lactation in cooperative breeding meerkats Suricata suricatta. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B. , 269: 2147-2153.
Shanas, U., Afik, D., Scantlebury, M. and A. Haim. (2002). The effects of season and dietary salt content on body temperature daily rhythms of common spiny mice from different micro-habitats. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., 132: 287-295.
Scantlebury, M. , Afik, D., Shanas, U., and A. Haim. (2002). Comparative non-shivering thermogenesis in adjacent populations of the common spiny mouse (Acomys cahirinus) from opposite slopes: the effects of increasing salinity. J. Comp. Physiol. A., 172: 1-5.
Scantlebury, M. , Butterwick, R, and J.R. Speakman. (2001). Energetics and litter size variation in domestic dog Canis familiaris breeds of two sizes. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A., 129: 919-931.
Ward, S., Scantlebury, M., Krol, E., Thomson, P.J., Sparling, C., and J.R. Speakman. (2000). Preparation of hydrogen from water by reduction with lithium aluminium hydride for the analysis of d2H by isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Rapid Comm. Mass Spectrom. , 14: 450-453.
Scantlebury, M., Butterwick, R, and J.R. Speakman. (2000). Energetics of lactation in domestic dog (Canis familiaris) breeds of two sizes. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. , 125: 197-210.
Scantlebury, M., Hynds, W., Booles, D. and J.R. Speakman. (2000). Isotope recycling in lactating dogs (Canis familiaris). Am. J. Physiol. , 278: R699-R676.