Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (Proleptic Lecturer)
Previous Position Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Telephone +44 (0)28 9097 2286
Email r.cuthbert@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Biological Sciences
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity, Environmental Management
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical, Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • Invasion science
  • Biological control
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Environmental economics
  • Disease vector biology

Recent Key Papers

Cuthbert, R.N., Darriet, F., Chabrerie, O., Lenoir, J., Courchamp, F., Claeys, C., Robert, V., Jourdain, F., Ulmer, R., Diagne, C., Ayala, D., Simard, F., Morand, S., Renault, D. 2023. Invasive hematophagous arthropods and associated diseases in a changing world. Parasites and Vectors, 16: 291.

Hudgins, E.J., Cuthbert, R.N., Haubrock, P.J., Taylor, N.G., Kourantidou, M., Nguyen, D., Bang, A., Turbelin, A.J., Moodley, D., Briski, E., Kotronaki, S.G., Courchamp, F. 2023. Unevenly distributed biological invasion costs among origin and recipient regions. Nature Sustainability, in press. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-023-01124-6

Cuthbert, R.N., Diagne, C., Hudgins, E.J., Turbelin, A., Ahmed, D.A., Albert, C., Bodey, T.W., Briski, E., Essl, F., Haubrock, P.J., Gozlan, R.E., Kirichenko, N., Kourantidou, M., Kramer, A.M., Courchamp, F. 2022. Biological invasion costs reveal insufficient proactive management worldwide. Science of the Total Environment, 819: 153404.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

  • Integrating biological, chemical and physical control of invasive plants: from ecological theory to practical solutions (DfE CAST N Ireland)
  • Assessing the ecological status of modified and natural rivers: ecological impacts, biological invasions, and trophic interactions (DAERA N Ireland)
  • Enhancing the shellfish industry in Northern Ireland: improving oyster depuration, detection and treatment of pathogens, biosecurity against invasive species, and acclimation for transport (DAERA N Ireland)