Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Bruce Warburton

Bruce Warburton
Position: Science Team Leader
Team: Wildlife Ecology & Management
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640
Phone: +64 3 321 9826
Mob: 021 2608007
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Role at Landcare Research

Scientist, Priority Research Area Leader, Capability Leader, Wildlife and Management Team, Landcare Research

Research interests

  • Welfare impacts of pest control tools (possums, stoats, ferrets, rodents), and ethics of vertebrate pest control
  • Development of strategies for achieving high kills at low cost 
  • Integrating novel technologies into pest management programmes
  • Development of decision support systems for improved pest control

Professional affiliations/recognition

2012 Committee member of the National Pest Control Agencies
2010 Advisory member of MAF’s Future of Pest Management – “Toolbox”
2009 External Associate of the Animal Welfare Sciences and Bioethics Centre, Massey University
2004 Royal Society of New Zealand Bronze Medal for a significant contribution to animal welfare research
1995–2004 Member of MAF’s National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee
Member: Standard’s NZ representative on ISO TC191 (Humane trap standards)
   New Zealand Ecological Society 
   Australian Wildlife Management Society 
   National Possum Control Agencies monitoring technical committee

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Canterbury
    MSc(Dist) Zoology
    1977
  • Otago
    DipSc Zoology
    1974
  • Otago
    BSc Zoology
    1973

Publications

Publications

  • Nugent G, Twigg LE, Warburton B, McGlinchy A, Fisher P, Gormley AM, Parkes JP 2012. Why 0.02%? A review of the basis for current practice in aerial 1080 baiting for rabbits in New Zealand. Wildlife Research 39(2): 89-103. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000302323100001 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Warburton B, Tompkins DM, Choquenot D, Cowan P 2012. Minimising the number of individuals killed in long-term vertebrate pest management programmes, and the economic incentives to do so. Animal welfare 21(s1): 141-149. http://www.ufaw.org.uk/documents/warburton.pdf (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Jones C, Barron MC, Warburton B, Coleman M, Lyver P, Nugent G 2012. Can possum fur harvesters both make a living and help protect forest biodiversity? Kararehe Kino - Vertebrate Pest Research 20: 5-6. (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Brown S, Warburton B, Fisher P, Bunt CR 2012. Optimising the palatability and longevity of stoat baits. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 39(3): 229-243. (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Jones C, Barron M, Warburton B, Coleman M, Lyver POB, Nugent G 2012. Serving two masters: reconciling economic and biodiversity outcomes of brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) fur harvest in an indigenous New Zealand forest. Biological conservation 153: 143-152. (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Beausoleil NJ, Fisher P, Mellor DJ, Warburton B 2011. Ranking the negative impacts of wildlife control methods may help to advance the Three Rs Proceedings: 8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 21-25 August 2011. Pp. 481-486. http://www.altex.ch/resources/WC8proceedings_full_issue.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2011)
  • Warburton B, Yockney I 2009. Comparison of two luring methods for trapping brushtail possums in non-forest habitats of New Zealand. New Zealand journal of zoology 39(4): 401-405. (Journal Article, 2009)
  • Nugent G, Turner T, Warburton B 2009. Sustained recall of bait acceptability in captive brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula). New Zealand journal of zoology 36: 473-478. (Journal Article, 2009)

Memberships

Memberships

  • External Associate, Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Centre Massey University
  • Member, NPCA possum monitoring review committee
  • Advisor, New Zealand Fur Council
  • Toolkit Subject Matter Expert, MPI
  • Member, NPCA management committee , National Pest Control Agencies (NPCA)

Skills

Skills

  • Animal Ecology
  • Animal welfare
  • Ecological Research
  • Pest Control Ecology
  • Pest control strategies
  • Population monitoring
  • Vertebrate Pest Ecology
  • Wildlife Ecology