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Bruce Warburton

Science Team Leader
Wildlife Ecology & Management
Bruce Warburton
Location
Lincoln
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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

Canterbury
MSc (Dist) Zoology
1977

Otago
DipSc Zoology
1974

Otago
BSc Zoology
1973

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)