Katie Mortimer-Jones

Contact Details

Katie Mortimer-Jones
Invertebrate Biodiversity
National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff
CF10 3NP

Phone: +44 (0)29 2057 3153

Staff Name

Katie Mortimer-Jones

Job Title

Senior Curator: Invertebrate Biodiversity (Marine Invertebrates)

Areas of Responsibility:

Marine invertebrates, particularly polychaete annelids.

Qualifications, memberships and relevant positions

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology (Swansea University), MSc Environmental Biology (Swansea University), Member of the Porcupine Marine Natural History Society, Member of the Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA).

Research Interests

Primary research area is centred on the taxonomy of marine polychaete annelids, in particular shovel-head worms (Annelida: Magelonidae). Current projects include reviews of European and West African Magelona species and the morphology and behaviour of live material. Other key interests are centered around outreach and dissemination, running the departmental Twitter account @CardiffCurator. Lead curator of an exhibition on annelid worms and their allies, ‘Wriggle’ The Wonderful World of Worms which runs until 2018 at National Museum Cardiff. Currently editing the proceedings of the 12th International Polychaete Conference which was hosted at National Museum Cardiff, August 2016.

Keywords

Taxonomy, systematics, phylogeny, Annelida, Polychaeta, collections, curation, benthos, diversity, distributions, mapping, benthic sampling, marine outreach.

Links

Selected Publications

Holmes, A.M., Darbyshire, T., Mortimer, K. & Mackie, A.S.Y. (2017) Proceedings of the 12th International Polychaete Conference, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 1-5 August 2016. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 97(5):829-1209

Mortimer, K. & Wood, H. & Gallichan, J. (accepted). A departmental face to social media: lessons learnt from promoting natural history collections at National Museum Cardiff. Journal of Natural Science Collections

Mortimer, K. & Mackie, A.S.Y. 2014. Morphology, feeding and behaviour of British Magelona (Annelida: Magelonidae), with discussions on the form and function of abdominal lateral pouches [PDF]. Proceedings of the 11th International Polychaete Conference, Australian Museum, Sydney, 2013. Memoirs of Museum Victoria, 71, 177–201.

Zhou, J. & Mortimer, K. 2013. A new species of Magelona (Polychaeta: Magelonidae) from Chinese coastal waters [PDF]. Journal of the Marine Biological Association, U.K. 93 (6) 1503-1510.

Mortimer, K., Rowson, R., Mackie, A.S.Y., Clark, P.F., Maslen, C., Smith, A. S. & Harrower, C. 2012. Steep Holm Island, Bristol Channel, UK: evidence of Larus fuscus Linnaeus, 1758 (lesser black-backed gull) feeding on the invasive signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus Dana, 1852. BioInvasions Records, 1 (3) 201-208.

Mortimer, K., Gil, J. & Fiege, D. 2011. Portuguese Magelona (Polychaeta: Magelonidae) with a re-description of Magelona wilsoni Glémarec, 1966.  Proceedings of the 10th International Polychaete Conference, Lecce, Italy 2010. Italian Journal of Zoology,78 (S1) 124-139.

Mortimer, K. & Mackie, A.S.Y. 2009. Magelonidae (Polychaeta) from Hong Kong, China, with discussions on related species and redescriptions of three species [PDF]Proceedings of the 9th International Polychaete Conference, Portland, Maine 2007 (Eds N.J. Maciolek & J.A. Blake). Zoosymposia,2, 179–199.

Mortimer, K. & Wilson, H. 2009. HABMAP: Habitat mapping for conservation and management of the southern Irish Sea — Searchable Data Facility and Resources.  Research DVD-ROM. National Museum Wales, Cardiff & Countryside Council for Wales, Bangor.

Mortimer, K., Turner, J. & Wilson, H. 2007. Outer Bristol Channel Marine Habitat Study (including Explore the Sea Floor v3).  Research and Education DVD-ROM. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff & British Geological Survey, Keyworth.

Mackie, A.S.Y., James, J.W.C., Rees, E.I.S., Darbyshire, T., Philpott, S.L. Mortimer, K., Jenkins, G.O. & Morando, A., 2006. The Outer Bristol Channel Marine Habitat Study. Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Systematics from the National Museum of Wales. BIOMÔR Reports, 4, 1-249 & A1-A227, + DVD-ROM (2007).

Mortimer, K. & Mackie, A.S.Y. 2006. The Magelonidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the Seychelles. 2. Description of four additional species, three new to science [PDF]. In R. Sardá, G. San Martín, E. López, D. Martin and D. George (eds), Scientific Advances in Polychaete Research. Scientia Marina, 70 (s3) 125-137.

Poulton, C., Mortimer, K. & Murphy, L. 2006. Communicating sea-bed science [PDF]. Earthwise, 23, 16.

Mackie, A.S.Y., Oliver, P. G., Darbyshire, T. & Mortimer, K. 2005. Shallow marine benthic invertebrates of the Seychelles Plateau: high diversity in a tropical oligotrophic environment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A,363, 203–228.

Mortimer, K. & Mackie, A.S.Y. 2003. The Magelonidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the Seychelles, with the description of three new species. Proceedings of the Seventh International Polychaete Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2001. Hydrobiologia,496(1-3) 163-173.      

Mackie, A., Oliver, P.G.Darbyshire, T. & Mortimer, K. 2001.  Benthic faunal studies in the Seychelles. In J.C. Burnett, J.S. Kavanagh & T. Spencer (eds), Shoals of Capricorn Field Report 1998-2001: Marine Science, training and education in the western Indian Ocean. Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), p. 37.

Blog Entries

A Fascination of Fossils
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
12 July 2017
Awesome worms
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
12 July 2017
West African Worms that Dig
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
30 January 2017
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
1 December 2016
Behind the scenes
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
12 October 2015
Fridays for fossils
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
8 July 2015
International Polychaete Day
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
1 July 2015
Chick on the nest
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
3 June 2015
I Spy…Nature out and about
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
24 March 2015
Worms that Dig
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
24 February 2015
Northumberland’s Sea Life
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
24 February 2015
Worms for Wednesday
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
7 January 2015
Twelve Days of Christmas
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
11 December 2014
Magnificent Molluscs
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
25 November 2014
More I Spy Competition Winners
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
14 October 2014
I Spy...Nature Drawing Competition
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
6 October 2014
Beachwatch
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
25 September 2014
I Spy...Nature Competition Winners
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
12 September 2014
I Spy...Nature Exhibition is open
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
24 July 2014
Renewed Hope?
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
2 May 2014
Breeding failure
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
30 April 2014
Collecting Seaweeds in Ireland
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
10 April 2014
Fieldwork in Co. Mayo - Update
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
8 April 2014
The Peregrines are back
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
26 March 2014
Twin Peaks Blog Update
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
20 March 2014
Dydd Santes Dwynwen
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
24 January 2014
12 Specimens of Christmas
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
18 December 2013
Spooky Specimens!
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
8 November 2013
Beachwatch 2013 - a great success
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
24 September 2013
3 days to Beachwatch!
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
18 September 2013
A species new to science!
Blog
by Katie Mortimer-Jones
17 September 2013