Institute of

Baltic Sea Fisheries

Secretariat

Katharina Wolf
Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries

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

 Kate  McQueen
Address
Alter Hafen Süd 2
18069 Rostock
Phone
+49 381 66099 118
Fax
+49 381 66099 199
E-Mail
kate.mcqueen@thuenen.de

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

Since 2019: 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. 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. Fisheries Res 223:105442, DOI:10.1016/j.fishres.2019.105442
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. McQueen K, Mion M, Hilvarsson A, Casini M, Olesen HJ, Hüssy K, Radtke K, Krumme U (2019) Effects of freezing on length and mass measurements of Atlantic cod Gadus morhua in the Baltic Sea. J Fish Biol 95(6):1486-1495, DOI:10.1111/jfb.14171
  5. McQueen K, Paige Eveson J, Dolk B, Lorenz T, Mohr T, Schade FM, Krumme U (2019) Growth of cod (Gadus morhua) in the western Baltic Sea: estimating improved growth parameters from tag-recapture data. Can J Fish Aquat Sci 76(8):1326-1337, DOI:10.1139/cjfas-2018-0081
  6. McQueen K, Marshall CT (2017) Shifts in spawning phenology of cod linked to rising sea temperatures. ICES J Mar Sci 74(6):1561-1573, DOI:10.1093/icesjms/fsx025

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)