Hartpury College

DR TAMARA MONTROSE - SENIOR LECTURER AND PROGRAMME MANAGER

Tamara obtained a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences at The University of Manchester. She then continued at this institution to gain a Master of Research degree and a PhD in Evolutionary Biology. Throughout her MRes and her PhD Tamara investigated mate choice in invertebrate study species. During her PhD she focused upon the role of sexual status and male reproductive characteristics in sexual selection in the cockroach, Nauphoeta cinerea.

Post her studies, Tamara worked as a member of research teams at the University of Manchester, the University of Leeds and the University of Cambridge before moving to Hartpury.
Tamara has a longstanding interest in behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology developed through her studies and research experience.

Job Title and Responsibilities:
Programme Manager BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare; Programme Manager MRes by Research Animal Behaviour and Welfare; Senior Lecturer

Teaching Interests:

Animal Behaviour, Animal Psychology, Animal Welfare Assessment, Behavioural Ecology.

Research Interests:

Impact of sensory environmental enrichment upon animals kept in captive environments, Companion Animal Welfare, Factors impacting on the willingness of the public to adopt dogs and cats in rescue shelters, Sexual Conflict and Sexual Selection.

Journal Articles

Grainger, J., Wills, A.P. and Montrose, V.T. (2016) The behavioral effects of walking on a collar and harness in domestic dogs (Canis familiaris). Journal of Veterinary Behaviour: Clinical Applications and Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.jveb.2016.06.002.

Cox, L. and Montrose, V.T. (2016) Quantity Discrimination in Domestic Rats, Rattus norvegicus. Animals, 6, 46

Shuttlewood, C.Z., Greenwell, P.J. and Montrose, V.T. (2016) Pet Ownership, Attitude Toward Pets, and Support for Wildlife Management Strategies. Human Dimensions of Wildlife: An International Journal, 21 (2), 180-188.

Cox, L. and Montrose, V.T. (2016) How Do Human-Animal Emotional Relationships Influence Public Perceptions of Animal Use? Journal of Animal Ethics, 6 (1), 44-53.

Brayley, C. and Montrose, V. T. (2016) The effects of audiobooks on the behaviour of dogs at a rehoming kennels. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 174, 111-115.

Myles, S. and Montrose, V.T. (2015) The effects of olfactory stimulation on the behaviour of captive meerkats (Suricata suricatta). Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, 3 (2), 37-42.

Haslam, C. and Montrose, V.T. (2015) Should have known better: The impact of mating experience and the desire for marriage upon attraction to the narcissistic personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 82, 188-192.

Stephens, G. and Montrose, V.T. (2014) Soothing the Savage Beast: The Effect of Auditory Enrichment on Domestic Cats. The Shape of Enrichment, 23 (1-2), 9.

Montrose, V.T., Harris, W.E., Moore, A.J. and Moore, P.J. (2008) Sperm Competition within a dominance hierarchy; investment in social status versus investment in ejaculates. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21: 1290-1296.

Montrose, V.T., Harris, W.E. and Moore, P.J. (2004) Sexual conflict and cooperation under naturally occurring male enforced monogamy. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 17: 443-452.

Moore, P.J., Harris, W.E., Montrose, V.T., Levin, D. and Moore, A.J. (2004) Constraints on evolution and postcopulatory sexual selection: trade-offs among ejaculate characteristics. Evolution; international journal of organic evolution 58: 1773-1780.

Conference proceedings/posters:

Pyzer, C., Clarke, L. and Montrose, V.T. (2016) The effects of video footage versus photographs on perception of dog temperament. Oral presentation presented at: ISAZ Conference, 7th -10th of July, 2016, Barcelona, Spain.

Kirk, C. Farrell, M., Mullaney, H. and Montrose, V.T. (2016) Browse Preference of Colobus Monkeys (Colobus guereza) at Cotswold Wildlife Park. Poster presented at: BIAZA Conference, 28th – 29th June 2016, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, UK.

Brayley, C. and Montrose, V.T. (2016) The effects of audiobooks on the behaviour of dogs at a rehoming kennels. Poster presented at: UFAW Conference, 23rd June 2016, York, UK.

Grant, R. and Montrose, V.T (2016) It’s a Man’s World: Mate Guarding and the Evolutionary Origins of Patriarchy. Poster presented at: EHBEA Conference, 5th to 8th April 2016, London, UK.

Beasley, O. and Montrose, V.T. (2015) Quantity Discrimination in the Degu (Octodon degus). Poster presented at: ASAB Summer Conference, 26th to 27th August 2015, Lincoln, UK.

Haslam, C. and Montrose, V.T. (2015) Should have known better: The impact of mating experience and the desire for marriage upon attraction to the narcissistic personality. Poster presented at: EHBEA Conference, 29th March to 1st April 2015, Helsinki, Finland.

Cox, L. and Montrose, V.T. (2014) The influence of human-animal relationships on public perception of the morality of animal use. Poster presented at: ISAZ Conference, July 19th to 22nd 2014, Vienna, Austria.

Lock, J.E., Montrose, V.T., Gibbs, M.R.I. and Moore, A.J. (2011) Mate choice and offspring viability in the burying beetle. Poster presented at: ASAB Winter Meeting, December 2011, London, UK.

Reviewer activity:
Reviewer for ‘Ecology and Evolution’ (2012-2013)