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Dr. Rachel Cavanagh - Profile

Polar ecosystems:

E.J. Murphy, E.E. Hofmann, J.L. Watkins, N.M. Johnston, A. Piñones, T. Ballerini, S.L. Hill, P.N. Trathan, G.A. Tarling, R.D. Cavanagh, E.F. Young, S.E. Thorpe, P. Fretwell. (2013) Comparison of the structure and function of Southern Ocean regional ecosystems: The Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia. Journal of Marine Systems 109-110, 22-42

Murphy EJ, Cavanagh RD, et al. (2012) Developing integrated models of Southern Ocean food webs: including ecological complexity, accounting for uncertainty and the importance of scale. Progress in Oceanography. 102 (2012) 74–92.

Murphy, E. J.; Watkins, J.L.; Trathan, P.N.; Reid, K.; Meredith, M.P.; Hill, S.L.; Thorpe, S.E.; Johnston, N.M.; Clarke, A.; Tarling, G.A.; Collins, M.A.; Forcada, J.; Atkinson, A.; Ward, P.; Staniland, I.J.; Pond, D.W.; Cavanagh, R.D.; Shreeve, R.S.; Korb, R.E.; Whitehouse, M.J.; Rodhouse, P.G.; Enderlein, P.; Hirst, A.G.; Martin, A.R.; Briggs, D.R.; Cunningham, N.J.; Fleming, A.H.. 2012 Spatial and Temporal Operation of the Scotia Sea Ecosystem. In: Rogers, Alex D.; Johnston, Nadine M.; Murphy, Eugene J.; Clarke, Andrew, (eds.) Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World. Blackwell Publishing, 160-212.

Rintoul, S. R. et al (including Cavanagh RD) (2012): The Southern Ocean observing system: Initial science and implementation strategy , SCAR and SCOR, 74 p., ISBN: 978-0-948277-27-6 .

Murphy E.J., Cavanagh R.D., Johnston N.M. and Hofmann E.E. (Eds). 2010. Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics (ICED): Report of the Southern Ocean Food Web Modelling Workshop, 16-18 April 2008, Virginia, USA

Murphy E.J., Cavanagh R.D., Johnston N.M., Reid K., Hofmann E.E. 2008. Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics in the Southern Ocean (ICED). Science Plan and Implementation Strategy. GLOBEC Report No. 26 and IMBER Report No. 2.

Murphy E.J., Johnston N.M. and Cavanagh R.D. (Eds). 2006. Integrating Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics (ICED) in the Southern Ocean: Report of the first ICED Science Planning Workshop, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK, 24–26 May 2005. 58pp.

IUCN Shark Specialist Group:

Hoffmann, M. et al (including Cavanagh, RD). The impact of conservation on the status of the world’s vertebrates. Science 330, 1503–1509 (2010.

Compagno, L.J.V., White, W.T. & Cavanagh, R.D. 2010. Glyphis fowlerae sp. nov., a new species of river shark (Carcharhiniformes; Carcharhinidae) from northeastern Borneo, pp. 29–44. In: P.R. Last, W.T. White, J.J. Pogonoski (eds) Descriptions of New Sharks and Rays from Borneo. CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper 032, 165 pp.

Cavanagh, R.D. and Gibson, C. 2007. Overview of the Conservation Status of Mediterranean Chondrichthyans. IUCN Shark Specialist Group, UK and IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, Malaga, Spain.

Cavanagh, R.D., Fowler, S.L.and Camhi, M. 2007. Pelagic sharks and the FAO International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks. Submitted. In: Camhi, M. and Pikitch, E.K. (Eds). Sharks of the Open Ocean. Blackwell Scientific Publishers.

White, W.T. and Cavanagh, R.D. 2007. Whale shark landings in Indonesian artisanal shark and ray fisheries. Fisheries Research 84: 128–131.

Cavanagh, R.D. and Kyne, P.M. 2006. The conservation status of deepsea chondrichthyan fishes. In: Proceedings of the Conservation and Management of Deepsea Chondrichthyans. UN Food and Agricultural Organisation, Rome, Italy, pp366-380.

Fowler, S.L., Cavanagh, R.D., Camhi, M., Burgess, G.H., Cailliet, G.M., Fordham, S.V., Simpfendorfer, C.A. and Musick, J.A. (Eds). 2005. Sharks, rays and chimaeras: the status of the chondrichthyan fishes. Status survey. IUCN/SSC Shark Specialist Group. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK. x + 461pp.

Cavanagh, R. 2004. Shark and ray fisheries. In: Managing marine protected areas: a toolkit for the Western Indian Ocean. IUCN Eastern African Regional Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, xii + 172pp.

Cavanagh, R.D., Kyne, P.M., Fowler, S.L., Musick, J.A., and Bennett, M.B. (Eds). 2003. Conservation Status of Australian Chondrichthyans: Report of the IUCN Shark Specialist Group Australia and Oceania Regional Red List Workshop. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. 170 pp.

PhD publications:

Telfer, S., Bennett, M., Bown, K., Carslake, D., Cavanagh, R., Hazel, S., Jones, T. & Begon, M. 2005. Infection with cowpox virus decreases female maturation rates in wild populations of woodland rodents.  Oikos 109: 317-322.

Cavanagh, R.D., Lambin, X., Ergon, T., Bennett, M., Graham, I.M., van Soolingen, D. & Begon, M. 2004. Disease dynamics in cyclic populations of field voles (Microtus agrestis): cowpox virus and vole tuberculosis (Mycobacterium microti). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 271: 859-867.

Ergon, T. Speakman, J.R., Scantlebury, M. Cavanagh, R. and Lambin, X. 2004. Optimal Body Size and Energy Expenditure during Winter: Why Are Voles Smaller in Declining Populations? The American Naturalist 163(3): 442-457.

Begon, M., Hazel, S.M., Telfer. S., Bown, K., Carslake, D., Cavanagh, R., Chantrey, J., Jones, T. & Bennett, M. 2003. Rodents, cowpox virus and islands: densities, numbers and thresholds. Journal of Animal Ecology 72: 343-355.

Speakman, J.R., Ergon, T., Cavanagh, R., Reid, K., Scantlebury, D.M., and Lambin, X. 2003. Resting and daily energy expenditures of free-living field voles are positively correlated but reflect extrinsic rather than intrinsic effects. Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Science 100(24): 14057–14062.

Cavanagh, R., Begon, M., Bennett, M., Ergon, T., Graham, I.M., de Haas, P.E.W., Hart, C.A., Koedam, M., Kremer, K., Lambin, X., Roholl, P. & van Soolingen, D. 2002. Mycobacterium microti  infection (vole tuberculosis) in wild rodent populations: a potential reservoir for pulmonary tuberculosis in humans. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 40: 3281-3285.

Telfer, S., Bennett, M., Bown, K.J., Cavanagh, R., Crespin, L., Hazel, S., Jones, T. & Begon, M. 2002. The effects of cowpox virus on survival in natural rodent populations: increases and decreases. Journal of Animal Ecology 71: 558-568.

Cavanagh, R.D. 2001. Interactions between population dynamics and infectious diseases of wild rodents. PhD Thesis. University of Liverpool, UK.

Hazel, S.M., Baxby, D., Bennett, M., Bown, K., Chantrey, J., Cavanagh, R., Jones, T.R. & Begon, M. 2000. A longitudinal study of an endemic disease in its wildlife reservoir: cowpox and wild rodents. Epidemiology and. Infection 124: 551-562.


Begon, M., Hazel, S.M., Baxby, D., Bown, K., Cavanagh, R., Chantrey, J., Jones, T. & Bennett, M. 1999. Transmission dynamics of a zoonotic pathogen within and between wildlife host species. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B 266: 1-7.