Institute of

Baltic Sea Fisheries

Secretariat

Marie Austerhoff
Institut für Ostseefischerei

Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
Phone: +49 381 66099 102
Fax: +49 381 66099 199
of@thuenen.de of-sekretariat@thuenen.de


Kate McQueen


until November 30th, 2020 

Fields of activity

  • Research on the biology (growth, distribution, aging and behaviour) of Baltic Sea cod using data from tagging experiments

Research Interests

  • Marine ecology
  • Fisheries biology
  • Population dynamics
  • Analysis of otoliths
  • The impacts of environmental factors on key biological processes such as growth and spawning

Scientific Background

2019- Nov. 2020: Scientist at the Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries, Rostock

2016-2019: PhD student/scientist for TABACOD (Tagging of Baltic Sea cod) project at the Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries and the University of Hamburg. Thesis title: Age validation and growth estimation of Baltic cod (Gadus morhua)

2015-2016: MSc studies in “Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology” at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Thesis title: The Impact of climate change on spawning phenology of cod (Gadus morhua)

2014: Research assistant for project “Behavioural response of humpback whales to seismic surveys”, Queensland, Australia, Research assistant for project: “Capricorn Cetaceans Project”, Queensland, Australia

2009-2013: BSc hons studies in “Marine Biology” at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Thesis title: Plate morph evolution and population dynamics in a freshwater population of the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)

Publications

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  1. Plonus R, McQueen K, Günther C, Funk S, Temming A, Krumme U (2021) Is analysis of otolith microstructure a valid method for investigating early life history of Western Baltic cod? Mar Biol 168:30, DOI:10.1007/s00227-021-03834-x
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  2. Hüssy K, Krüger-Johnsen M, Thomsen TB, Heredia BD, Naeraa T, Limburg KE, Heimbrand Y, McQueen K, Haase S, Krumme U, Casini M, Mion M, Radtke K (2021) It’s elemental, my dear Watson: validating seasonal patterns in otolith chemical chronologies. Can J Fish Aquat Sci 78(5):551-566, DOI:10.1139/cjfas-2020-0388
  3. Mion M, Haase S, Hemmer-Hansen J, Hilvarsson A, Hüssy K, Krüger-Johnsen M, Krumme U, McQueen K, Plikshs M, Radtke K, Schade FM, Vitale F, Casini M (2021) Multidecadal changes in fish growth rates estimated from tagging data: A case study from the Eastern Baltic cod (Gadus morhua, Gadidae). Fish Fisheries 22(2):413-427, DOI:10.1111/faf.12527
  4. Haase S, McQueen K, Mion M, Andersson M, Hilvarsson A, Olesen HJ, Svenson A, Casini M, Hüssy K, Radtke K, Krumme U (2021) Short-term tagging mortality of Baltic cod (Gadus morhua). Fish Res 234:105804, DOI:10.1016/j.fishres.2020.105804
  5. Krumme U, Stötera S, McQueen K, Pahlke E (2020) Age validation of age 0-3 wild cod Gadus morhua in the western Baltic Sea through mark-recapture and tetracycline marking of otoliths. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 645:141-158, DOI:10.3354/meps13380
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  6. Mion M, Hilvarsson A, Hüssy K, Krumme U, Krüger-Johnsen M, McQueen K, Mohamed E, Motyka R, Orio A, Plikshs M, Radtke K, Casini M (2020) Historical growth of Eastern Baltic cod (Gadus morhua): Setting a baseline with international tagging data. Fish Res 223:105442, DOI:10.1016/j.fishres.2019.105442
  7. McQueen K, Casini M, Dolk B, Haase S, Hemmer-Hansen J, Hilvarsson A, Hüssy K, Mion M, Mohr T, Radtke K, Schade FM, Schulz N, Krumme U (2020) Regional and stock-specific differences in contemporary growth of Baltic cod revealed through tag-recapture data. ICES J Mar Sci 77(6):2078-2088, DOI:10.1093/icesjms/fsaa104
  8. Hüssy K, Casini M, Haase S, Hilvarsson A, Horbowy J, Krüger-Johnsen M, Krumme U, Limburg K, McQueen K, Mion M, Olesen HJ, Radtke K (2020) Tagging Baltic Cod - TABACOD : Eastern Baltic cod: Solving the ageing and stock assessment problems with combined state-of-the-art tagging methods. National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark, 92 p, DTU Aqua Rep 368-2020
  9. McQueen K, Hrabowski J, Krumme U (2019) Age validation of juvenile cod in the western Baltic Sea. ICES J Mar Sci 76(2):430–441, DOI:10.1093/icesjms/fsy175
  10. Moesgaard Albertsen C, Amosova V, Andersen M, Behrens JW, Willestofte Berg C, Bergenius M, Brander K, Cardinale M, Carlshamre S, Casini M, Cormon X, Eero M, Gertseva V, Haase S, Krumme U, McQueen K, Pierce ME, Schade FM, Strehlow HV, Weltersbach MS, et al (2019) Benchmark Workshop on Baltic Cod Stocks (WKBALTCOD2). Copenhagen: ICES, 310 p, ICES Sci Rep 1(9), DOI:10.17895/ices.pub.4984

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Presentations and Posters

McQueen K, Krumme U, Spiers K, Stötera S, Haase S, Hüssy K (2019). Can data storage tags help us to decipher the otolith code of Baltic cod? 5th International Conference on Fish Telemetry, Arendal, Norway (Oral)

Haase S, McQueen K, Krumme U, Casini M, Mion M, Hilvarsson, A Olesen HJ, Hüssy K (2019). The Baltic cod: an unexpected journey. 5th International Conference on Fish Telemetry, Arendal, Norway (Poster)

Haase S, Krumme U, McQueen K, Casini M, Mion M, Hilvarsson A, Olesen HJ, Hüssy K (2019). From dusk to dawn: diversity and similarities in movement patterns of eastern Baltic cod from data storage tags. 5th International Conference on Fish Telemetry, Arendal, Norway (Poster)

McQueen K, Eveson JP, Dolk B, Lorenz T, Mohr T, Schade FM, Krumme U (2018). Growth of cod in the western Baltic Sea: Improved growth parameters from tag-recapture data. FSBI Annual Symposium, Norwich, UK (Oral)

McQueen K. (2018). Herr(in) der Ringe: das Rätsel der Dorsche. Rostock's ELEVEN, Rostock, Germany (Oral)

McQueen K, Krumme U, Spiers K (2018). Synchrotron µ-X-ray fluorescence analysis of Baltic cod otoliths reveals high resolution patterns in Strontium. 6th International Otolith Symposium, Keelung, Taiwan (Poster)

Krumme U, Stötera S, McQueen K, Pahlke E (2018). Age validation of western Baltic cod (Gadus morhua). 6th International Otolith Symposium, Keelung, Taiwan (Oral)