Catherine Waller 2016-10-25T06:02:06+00:00

Catherine WallerDr. Catherine L Waller

University of Hull

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Catherine is a lecturer in Marine Biology and Ecology at the University of Hull. Her research interests are primarily in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic intertidal ecology. She has studied intertidal communities throughout the Scotia Arc islands and sites along the Antarctic Peninsula. The focus of her research is on community interactions (fauna and flora); ecophysiological tolerances of nearshore invertebrates under changing conditions; the potential effects of climate change on community structure and the effects of the introduction of non-native species. In collaboration with Dr Huw Griffiths she has collated a database of all known intertidal community records for the Southern Ocean and published (in press) the first biogeographic analysis of this important ecosystem component. She is a member of the SCAR AntEco programme and participating in an international expedition in February 2016 to investigate the biodiversity and biogeography of the South Orkney Plateau, where she will assess the potential for the incursion of non-native species across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current on floating kelp rafts.


Key publications

Griffiths HJ and Waller CL (In Press) The first comprehensive description of the biodiversity and biogeography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic intertidal communities. Journal of Biogeography.

Waller CL (2008) Variability in intertidal communities along a latitudinal gradient in the Southern OceanPolar Biology, 31: 809-816. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-008-0419-y

Clark MS, Geissler P, Waller CL, Fraser KPP, Barnes DKA, and Peck LS (2007) Low heat shock thresholds in wild Antarctic intertidal limpets (Nacella concinna). Cell Stress and Chaperones, 13: 51-58. DOI: 10.1007/s12192-008-0015-7

Waller CL, Barnes DKA, and Convey P (2006) Ecological contrasts across an Antarctic land-sea interfaceAustral Ecology, 31: 656-666. DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2006.01618.x

Waller CL, Worland MR, Convey P, and Barnes DKA (2006) Ecophysiological strategies of Antarctic intertidal invertebrates faced with freezing stressPolar Biology, 29: 1077-1083. DOI: 10.1007/s00300-006-0152-3