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Ivor Yockney

Senior Technician - Field
Wildlife Ecology & Management
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Research interests

Role at Landcare Research

Science Technician, Wildlife Ecology and Epidemiology team Landcare Research.

Research interests

  • Use of feral pigs as sentinels for detecting bovine tuberculosis
  • Role of feral pigs as hosts of bovine Tb
  • Role of ferrets as hosts of bovine Tb
  • Ecology of chamois in the Southern Alps
  • Impact of deer in forests

Professional affiliations / recognition.

2004 Queen Elizabeth II Technicians award to study in South Africa
Member: Technical Advisory Group for the Animal Health Board

Recent publications (suggest not more than 20)

Byrom, A.; Yockney, I.; Nugent, G. 2005: The role of ferrets in landscape-scale spread of bovine Tb in New Zealand. Proceedings, 13th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference, Wellington, 2–6 May 2005. Pp. 262–266.

Nugent, G.; Whitford, J.; Yockney, I.; Byrom, A.; Coleman, J. 2005: Do feral pigs play an important role in New Zealand’s Tb problem? Proceedings,13th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference, Wellington, 2–6 May 2005. Pp. 258–261.

Nugent, G.; Yockney, I. 2004: Fallow deer deaths during aerial poisoning of possums in the Blue Mountains, Otago. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 31: 185–192.

Yockney, I.J.; Hickling, G.J. 2000: Distribution and diet of chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) in Westland forests, South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 24: 31–38.


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  • Member, International Association of Natural Resource Pilots