Dr Catherine Gutmann Roberts
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Dr Catherine Gutmann Roberts

Lecturer in Environmental Science

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Biography

Biography

Interested in the ecology and conservation of aquatic environments, especially freshwater environment. Researches the trophic and spawning dynamics of native and non native fishes. Understanding how barriers affect the timing and success of movements, especially those related to spawning migrations. Interested in early life stages, especially the egg and larval stage of fish that bury eggs within sediment and tehrefore cannot move to seek better environmental conditions. Interested in public engagement and using evidence based conservation methods to manage the environment. Advocate of citizen science as an inclusive method for data collection and as an engagement tool.  

Qualifications

PhD in Population ecology of European barbel (Bournemouth University) http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/30876/

MRes in Aquatic Ecology and Conservation (Swansea University) - Maternal effects of domestication on Atlantic Salmon

Zoology BSc First Class Honours (University of Liverpool)

Professional membership

Higher Education Academy Fellow

British Ecological Society

Institute of Fisheries Management

Fisheries of the British Isles

Royal Society of Biology

Roles on external bodies

Grant reviewer British Ecological Society

Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

Module lead for stage 2 Environmental Expedition and Environmental Management and Sustainability in Practice. Teaching on undergraduate modules; Big Data and Spatial Analytics, Biological Conservation and Sustainability Science. Teaching on masters module Ecological Survey Evaluation and Mitigation.

Research

Research

Research interests

Researches the trophic and spawning dynamics of native and non native fishes. Understanding how barriers affect the timing and success of movements, especially those related to spawning migrations. Interested in early life stages, especially the egg and larval stage of fish that bury eggs within sediment and therefore cannot move to seek better environmental conditions.

Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
De Santis V, Quadroni S, Britton RJ, Carosi A, Gutmann Roberts C, Lorenzoni M, Crosa G & Zaccara S (2021) 'Biological and trophic consequences of genetic introgression between endemic and invasive Barbus fishes' Biological Invasions , DOI
Nagler M, Praeg N, Niedrist GH, Attermeyer K, Catalán N, Pilotto F, Gutmann Roberts C, Bors C, Fenoglio S & Colls M (2020) 'Abundance and biogeography of methanogenic and methanotrophic microorganisms across European streams' Journal of Biogeography 48, (4) 947-960 , DOI
De Santis V, Gutmann Roberts C & Britton JR (2020) 'Trophic consequences of competitive interactions in freshwater fish: Density dependent effects and impacts of inter‐specific versus intra‐specific competition' Freshwater Biology 66, (2) 362-373 , DOI
Gutmann Roberts C & Britton JR (2020) 'Spawning strategies in cypriniform fishes in a lowland river invaded by non-indigenous European barbel Barbus barbus' Hydrobiologia 847, (19) 4031-4047 , DOI
Gutmann Roberts C, Bašic T, Britton JR, Rice S & Pledger AG (2019) 'Quantifying the habitat and zoogeomorphic capabilities of spawning European barbel Barbus barbus , a lithophilous cyprinid' River Research and Applications 36, (2) 259-279 , DOI
Nolan ET, Gutmann Roberts C & Britton JR (2019) 'Predicting the contributions of novel marine prey resources from angling and anadromy to the diet of a freshwater apex predator' Freshwater Biology 64, (8) 1542-1554 , DOI
De Santis V, Gutmann Roberts C & Britton JR (2019) 'Influences of angler subsidies on the trophic ecology of European barbel Barbus barbus' Fisheries Research 214, 35-44 , DOI
Britton JR, Gutmann Roberts C, Amat Trigo F, Nolan ET & De Santis V (2019) 'Predicting the ecological impacts of an alien invader: Experimental approaches reveal the trophic consequences of competition' Journal of Animal Ecology 88, (7) 1066-1078 , DOI
Bolland JD, Nunn AD, Angelopoulos NV, Dodd JR, Davies P, Gutmann Roberts C, Britton JR & Cowx IG (2019) 'Refinement of acoustic-tagging protocol for twaite shad Alosa fallax (Lacépède), a species sensitive to handling and sedation' Fisheries Research 212, 183-187 , DOI
Gutmann Roberts C, Hindes AM & Britton JR (2019) 'Factors influencing individual movements and behaviours of invasive European barbel Barbus barbus in a regulated river' Hydrobiologia 830, (1) 213-228 , DOI
Antognazza CM, Britton JR, Potter C, Franklin E, Hardouin EA, Gutmann Roberts C, Aprahamian M & Andreou D (2019) 'Environmental DNA as a non‐invasive sampling tool to detect the spawning distribution of European anadromous shads ( Alosa  spp.)' Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 29, (1) 148-152 , DOI
Bravo AG, Kothawala DN, Attermeyer K, Tessier E, Bodmer P, Ledesma JLJ, Audet J, Casas-Ruiz JP, Catalán N & Cauvy-Fraunié S (2018) 'The interplay between total mercury, methylmercury and dissolved organic matter in fluvial systems: A latitudinal study across Europe' Water Research 144, 172-182 , DOI
Gutmann Roberts C & Britton JR (2018) 'Quantifying trophic interactions and niche sizes of juvenile fishes in an invaded riverine cyprinid fish community' Ecology of Freshwater Fish 27, (4) 976-987 , DOI
Gutmann Roberts C, Bašic T, Amat Trigo F & Britton JR (2017) 'Trophic consequences for riverine cyprinid fishes of angler subsidies based on marine-derived nutrients' Freshwater Biology 62, (5) 894-905 , DOI
Conference Papers
Paris JR, Sherman KD, Bell E, Boulenger C, Delord C, El-Mahdi MBM, Fairfield EA, Griffiths AM, Gutmann Roberts C & Hedger RD (2018) 'Understanding and managing fish populations: keeping the toolbox fit for purpose' Wiley 727-751 , DOI