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Dr Hannah Rowland

Dr Hannah Rowland

Lecturer in Ecology and Evolution

Hannah Rowland is accepting applications for PhD students.

Room S8A
Office Phone: 01223 (3)31758

Research Interests

My research focuses on the evolutionary ecology of prey defences and predator learning behaviour. My interests include bitter taste perception,masquerademimicry, and countershading. I am also interested in human mate preferences.

Key Publications

2013
  • Rowland, H. M., Ruxton, G. D., Skelhorn, J. (2013) Bitter taste enhances predatory biases against aggregations of prey with warning coloration. Behavioral Ecology. 24: 942-948
2012
  • Blount, J., Rowland, H. M., Drijfhout, F., Endler, J., Inger, R., Sloggett, J., Hurst, G., Hodgson, D., Speed, M. P. (2012) How the ladybird got its spots: effects of resource limitation on the honesty of aposematic signals. Functional Ecology. 26: 334-342
  • Ihalainen, E., Rowland, H. M., Speed, M. P., Ruxton, G. D., Mappes, J. M. (2012) Prey community structure affects how predators select for Mullerian mimicry. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B. 279: 2099-2105
  • Higginson, A. D., de Wert, L., Rowland, H. M., Speed, M. P., Ruxton, G. D. (2012) Masquerade is associated with polyphagy and larval overwintering in the Lepidoptera. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 106: 90-103
2011
  • Skelhorn, J., Rowland, H. M., Delf, J., Speed, M. P., Ruxton, G. D. (2011) Density-dependent predation influences the evolution and behaviour of masquerading prey. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108, 6532-6536
2010
  • Skelhorn, J, Rowland, H. M., Speed, M. P., De Wert, L., Quinn, L., Delf, J., Ruxton, G. D. (2010). Size-dependent misclassification of masquerading prey. Behavioural Ecology, 1 (6): 1344-1348 view abstract
  • Rowland, H. M., Mappes, J., Ruxton, G. D., & Speed, M. P. (2010). Mimicry between unequally defended prey can be parasitic: Evidence for Quasi-Batesian mimicry. Ecology Letters, 13, 1494-1502. view abstract
  • Rowland, H. M., Wiley, E., Ruxton, G. D., Mappes, J. M., & Speed, M. P. When more is less: the fitness consequences of predators attacking more unpalatable prey when more are presented. Biology Letters, 6(6), 732-735. view abstract
  • Rowland, H. M., Hoogesteger, T., speed, M. P., Ruxton, G. D., Mappes, J. M. (2010). A tale of 2 signals: Mimicry between aposematic species enhances predator avoidance learning. Behavioral Ecology, 21(4), 851-860. view abstract
  • Skelhorn, J., Rowland, H. M., Speed, M. P., & Ruxton, G. D. (2010). Masquerade: camouflage without crypsis. Science, 327, 51.
  • Skelhorn, J., Rowland, H. M., & Ruxton, G. D. (2010). The evolution and ecology of masquerade. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 99, 1-8. view abstract
2009
  • Rowland, H. M. (2009). From Abbott Thayer to the present day: what have we learned about the function of countershading? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society - B, 364, 59-527. view abstract
  • Burriss, R. P., Rowland, H. M., & Little, A. C. (2009). Facial scarring enhances men's attractiveness for short-term relationships. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 213-217. view abstract
2008
  • Rowland, H. M., Cuthill, I. C., Harvey, I. F., Speed, M. P., & Ruxton, G. D. (2008). Can't tell the caterpillars from the trees: countershading enhances survival in a woodland. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - B, 275(1651), 2539-2545. view abstract
2007
  • Rowland, H. M., Speed, M. P., Ruxton, G. D., Edmunds, M., Stevens, M., & Harvey, I. F. (2007). Countershading enhances cryptic protection: an experiment with wild birds and artificial prey. Animal Behaviour, 74, 1249-1258. view abstract
  • Rowland, H. M., Ihalainen, E., Lindstrom, L., Mappes, J., & Speed, M. P. (2007). Co-mimics have a mutualistic relationship despite unequal defences. Nature, 448, 64-67. view abstract
Book chapters

Other Publications

  • Saxton, T. K., Little, A. C., Rowland, H. M., Gao, T., & Roberts, S. C. (2009) Trade-offs between markers of absolute and relative quality in human facial preferences. Behavioral Ecology 20(5), 1133-1137. view abstract
  • Roberts, S. C., Saxton, T. K., Murray, A. K., Burriss, R. P., Rowland, H. M., & Little, A. C. (2009). Static and dynamic facial images cue similar attractiveness judgements. Ethology, 115, 588-595. view abstract
  • Saxton, T. K., Burriss, R. P., Murray, A. K., Rowland, H. M., & Roberts, S. C. (2009). Face, body and speech cues independently predict judgments of attractiveness. Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 7, 23-35. view abstract