Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Dan Tompkins

Dan Tompkins
Position: Capability Leader
Team: Wildlife Ecology & Management
Location: Dunedin
Private Bag 1930
Dunedin 9054
Phone: +64 3 470 7210
Fax: +64 3 470 7201

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Role at Landcare Research

Research Leader, Wildlife Ecology and Management Team, Landcare Research, Dunedin.

Research interests

  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Climate change impacts on public and wildlife health
  • Wildlife vaccination and biocontrol
  • Population and community modelling
  • Population bottlenecks and inbreeding

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Oxford
    PhD Evolutionary Ecology
    1997
  • Cambridge
    MA
    1996

Publications

Publications

  • Tompkins DM, Byrom AE, Pech R 2013. Predicted responses of invasive mammal communities to climate-related changes in mast frequency in forest ecosystems. Ecological Applications 23(5): 1075–1085. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/12-0915.1 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Tompkins DM, Buddle BM, Whitford J, Cross ML, Yates GF, Lambeth MR, Nugent G 2013. Sustained protection against tuberculosis conferred to a wildlife host by single dose oral vaccination. Vaccine 31(6): 893-899. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.12.003 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Tompkins D 2012. Introduction to the special issue on advances in tools for bird population monitoring in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 36(3): 267. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/3039 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Tompkins DM, Jakob-Hoff R 2011. Native bird declines : don't ignore disease. Biological conservation 144(2): 668-669. (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Tompkins DM, Dunn AM, Smith MJ, Telfer S 2011. Wildlife diseases : from individuals to ecosystems. Journal of animal ecology 80(1): 19-38. (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Tompkins D, Paterson R, Massey B, Gleeson D 2010. Whataroa virus four decades on: emerging, persisting, or fading out? Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 40(1): 1-9. (Journal Article, 2010)
  • Tompkins DM, Ramsey DSL, Cross ML, Aldwell FE, de Lisle GW, Buddle BM 2009. Oral vaccination reduces the incidence of tuberculosis in free-living brushtail possums. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-biological sciences 276(1669): 2987-2995. (Journal Article, 2009)
  • Tompkins DM, Ramsey D 2007. Optimising bait-station delivery of fertility control agents to brushtail possum populations. Wildlife research 34(1): 67-76. (Journal Article, 2007)
  • Tompkins DM 2007. Population bottlenecks and avian immunity: implications for conservation. Animal conservation 10(1): 11-13. (Journal Article, 2007)
  • Tompkins DM 2007. Minimum specifications for transmissible transgenic biocontrol agents for brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) population eradication. New Zealand journal of zoology 34(2): 125-140. (Journal Article, 2007)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Save the Tasmanian Devil Science Advisory Group, DPIPWE, Tasmania
  • Associate Editor Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology
  • Review Editor, Endangered Species Research
  • Editor Ecology, Ecology
  • Editor Ecological Monographs, Ecological Monographs
  • Marsden Fund Ecology, Evolution & Behaviour Panel Member, Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Wildlife Disease Association Research Grant Adjudicator, Wildlife Disease Association

Skills

Skills

  • Animal Ecology
  • Wildlife Disease
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Pest Control Ecology
  • Population dynamics
  • Quantitative Ecology
  • Vertebrate Pest Ecology
  • Vertebrate Pest Modelling