Dr Catriona Harris

Dr Catriona Harris
Research Fellow


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Research Overview:

Research Interests

  • Impact of anthropogenic noise on marine mammals and the development of methods for modelling the distribution of marine mammals across space for risk mitigation purposes, for quantitatively assessing cumulative risk associated with noise exposure, and for analysing behavioural responses to sound.
  • Landscape, population and spatial ecology within the disciplines of marine mammal ecology, invasive species ecology and epidemiology.
  • Development of spatially-explicit models for the prediction of spread of invasive species and diseases.




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Assessing population-level effects of anthropogenic disturbance on a marine mammal population Rebecca A Dunlop, Janelle Braithwaite, Lars O Mortensen, Catriona M Harris
Frontiers in Marine Science 2021 vol. 8
A decision framework to identify populations that are most vulnerable to the population level effects of disturbance John Harwood, Ruth Joy, Catriona M Harris
Conservation Science and Practice 2020 vol. 2
dsmextra Phil Bouchet, David Lawrence Miller, Jason Roberts, Laura Mannocci, Catriona M Harris, Len Thomas
Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2020 vol. 11 pp. 1464-1469
Behavioral responses of individual blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) to mid-frequency military sonar Brandon Southall, Stacy DeRuiter, Ari Friedlaender, Alison Stimpert, Jeremy Goldbogen, Elliot Hazen, Caroline Casey, Selene Fregosi, Dave Cade, Ann Allen, Catriona M Harris, Greg Schorr, Dave Moretti, Shane Guan, John Calambokidis
Journal of Experimental Biology 2019 vol. 222
Changes in the spatial distribution of acoustically derived Minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) tracks in response to navy training Catriona M Harris, Stephen Martin, Cameron Martin, Tyler Helble, Elizabeth Henderson, Charles G. M. Paxton, Len Thomas
Aquatic Mammals 2019 vol. 45 pp. 661-674
Foraging behavior and disruption in blue, fin, and humpback whales in relation to sonar exposure Catriona M Harris, M Louise Burt, Ann Allen, Paul Wensveen, Patrick James Miller, Lise Sivle
Aquatic Mammals 2019 vol. 45 pp. 646-660
From here and now to there and then Phil Bouchet, David Lawrence Miller, Jason Roberts, Laura Mannocci, Catriona M Harris, Len Thomas
Marine mammals and sonar Catriona M Harris, Len Thomas, Erin Falcone, John Hildebrand, Dorian Houser, Petter Kvadsheim, Frans-Peter A. Lam, Patrick James Miller, David J. Moretti, Andrew Read, Hans Slabbekoorn, Brandon L. Southall, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Douglas Wartzok, Vincent Janik
Journal of Applied Ecology 2018 vol. 55 pp. 396-404
A simulation approach to assessing environmental risk of sound exposure to marine mammals Carl Robert Donovan, Catriona M Harris, Lorenzo Milazzo, John Harwood, Laura Helen Marshall,
Ecology and Evolution 2017 vol. 7 pp. 2101-2111
Individual, ecological, and anthropogenic influences on activity budgets of long-finned pilot whales Saana Isojunno, Dinara Sadykova, Stacy Lynn De Ruiter, Charlotte Curé, Fleur Visser, Len Thomas, Patrick James Miller, Catriona M Harris
Ecosphere 2017 vol. 8
From physiology to policy Natacha Aguilar de Soto, Kalliopi Charitomeni Gkikopoulou, Sascha Kate Hooker, Saana Isojunno, Mark Johnson, Patrick James Miller, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Paul Wensveen, Carl Robert Donovan, Catriona M Harris, Danielle Harris, Laura Helen Marshall, Cornelia Sabrina Oedekoven, Rocio Prieto, Len Thomas
Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 2016 vol. 27
Naval sonar disrupts foraging behaviour in humpback whales Lise D. Sivle, Paul Wensveen, Petter Kvadsheim, Frans-Peter A. Lam, Fleur Visser, Charlotte Cure, Catriona M Harris, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Patrick James Miller
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2016 vol. 562 pp. 211-220
The challenges of analyzing behavioral response study data Catriona M Harris, Len Thomas, Dinara Sadykova, Stacy Lynn De Ruiter, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Brandon L. Southall, Andrew J. Read, Patrick James Miller
2016 pp. 399-407
An improved method for qPCR detection of three Phytophthora spp. in forest and woodland soils in northern Britain A. Schlenzig, Catriona M Harris, Thomas Robert Meagher, S. Green
Forest Pathology 2015 vol. Early View
Dose response severity functions for acoustic disturbance in cetaceans using recurrent event survival analysis Catriona M Harris, Dinara Sadykova, Stacy Lynn De Ruiter, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Patrick James Miller, Petter Kvadsheim, Frans-Peter Lam, Len Thomas
Ecosphere 2015 vol. 6 pp. 1-14
Predator sound playbacks reveal strong avoidance responses in a fight strategist baleen whale Charlotte Cure, Lise Doksaeter-Sivle, Fleur Visser, Paul Wensveen, Saana Isojunno, Catriona M Harris, Petter Kvadsheim, Frans-Peter Lam, Patrick James Miller
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2015 vol. 526 pp. 267-282
Severity of expert-identified behavioural responses of humpback whale, minke whale, and northern bottlenose whale to naval sonar Lise D. Sivle, Petter H. Kvadsheim, Charlotte Cure, Saana Isojunno, Paul Wensveen, Frans-Peter A. Lam, Fleur Visser, Lars Kleivane, Peter Lloyd Tyack, Catriona M Harris, Patrick James Miller
Aquatic Mammals 2015 vol. 41 pp. 469-502
The effectiveness of a seal scarer at a wild salmon net fishery Rob Harris, Catriona M Harris, Callan David Duck, Ian Boyd
ICES Journal of Marine Science 2014 vol. 71 pp. 1913-1920
The epidemiology of Phytophthora ramorum and P.Kernoviae at two historic gardens in Scotland Thomas Robert Meagher, Catriona M Harris, Kate Searle, Bethan V Purse, Alexandra Schlenzig
2013 pp. 23-32
A simulation-based method for quantifying and mitigating the effects of anthropogenic sound on marine mammals Carl Robert Donovan, Catriona M Harris, John Harwood, Lorenzo Milazzo
2012 pp. 1551-1556
Challenges in predicting invasive reservoir hosts of emerging pathogens Bethan V. Purse, Philipp Graeser, Kate Searle, Colin Edwards, Catriona M Harris
Biological Invasions 2012 vol. 15 pp. 529-545
Global analysis of cetacean line-transect surveys Len Thomas, Catriona M Harris, Kristin Kaschner, Philip Steven Hammond,
Marine Ecology Progress Series 2012 vol. 453 pp. 227-240
Global coverage of cetacean line-transect surveys Kristin Kaschner, Catriona M Harris
PLoS One 2012 vol. 7
Improving prediction and management of range expansions by combining analytical and individual-based modelling approaches Justin MJ Travis, Catriona M Harris, Kirsty J Park, James M Bullock
Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2011 vol. 2 pp. 477-488
Integrating demographic data and a mechanistic dispersal model to predict invasion spread of Rhododendron ponticum in different habitats Catriona M Harris, Harriet L Stanford, Colin Edwards, Justin MJ Travis, Kirsty J Park
Ecological Informatics 2011 vol. 6 pp. 187-195
Environmental Risk Management Capability: Advice on Minimising the Impact of Both Sonar and Seismic Offshore Operations on Marine Mammals Alex Mollett, Colin Schofield, Ian Miller, John Harwood, Catriona M Harris, Carl Robert Donovan
2009 pp. 1-8
Invasive species control Catriona M Harris, K.J. Park, R. Atkinson, C. Edwards, J.M.J. Travis
Ecological Informatics 2009 vol. 4 pp. 226-233
Impacts of piscivorous birds on salmonid populations and game fisheries in Scotland: a review Catriona M Harris, J. Calladine, C.W. Wernham, K.J. Park
Wildlife Biology 2008 vol. 14 pp. 395-411
Influence of the physical environment and conspecific aggression on the spatial arrangement of breeding grey seals Catriona M Harris, Jason Matthiopoulos, John Harwood
Ecological Informatics 2007 vol. 2 pp. 308-317
Testing mechanistic models of seed dispersal for the invasive Rhododendron ponticum (L.) Catriona M Harris, D. Kohn, K.J. Park, C Edwards, R. Atkinson, J.M.J. Travis
Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 2007 vol. 9 pp. 15-28
Modelling establishment probabilities of an exotic plant, Rhododendron ponticum, invading a heterogeneous, woodland landscape using logistic regression with spatial autocorrelation Catriona M Harris, Monique Lea MacKenzie, Colin Edwards, Justin MJ Travis
Ecological Modelling 2006 vol. 193 pp. 747-758
Defining biologically relevant management units for seal populations in the UK K Everard, John Harwood, Jason Matthiopoulos, Bernie J McConnell, R Sharples, Catriona M Harris, C Z Warnes

Contact Details:

Dr Catriona Harris
The Observatory
Buchanan Gardens
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9LZ

tel: 01334 461831
fax: 01334 461800
room: 208


Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modelling
Sea Mammal Research Unit
Public Engagement Committee
School of Biology
National Centre for Statistical Ecology
Scottish Oceans Institute

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The Secretary
Scottish Oceans Institute
Institiud Chuantan na h-Alba
Gatty Marine Laboratory
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KY16 8LB

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