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Mandy Barron

Senior Scientist (Quantitative Ecologist)
Wildlife Ecology & Management
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Research interests

Role at Landcare Research

Scientist Wildlife Ecology and Epidemiology Team, Landcare Research, Lincoln.

Research interests

  • Ecological modelling

Professional affiliations

2006 NZ Plant Protection Society Inexperienced Speakers Award
2005 AgResearch AR&C Post-doctoral Scholarship
2000 FRST Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarship
1998 New Zealand Federation of University Women Sadie Balkind Award
1997 Lincoln University Fund for Excellence
1997 Commonwealth Science Council Fellowship
1997 Lincoln University Graduate Scholarship
1996 Department of Entomology Animal Ecology Summer Scholarship
Member: New Zealand Ecological Society
  New Zealand Plant Protection Society

 Recent publications

Barron, M.C. 2007: Retrospective modelling indicates minimal impact of non-target parasitism by Pteromalus puparum on red admiral butterfly (Bassaris gonerilla) abundance. Biological Control 41: 53–63.

Barron, M.C. 2006: Effects of aggregation on the probability of detecting infestations in fresh produce consignments. New Zealand Plant Protection 59: 103–108.

Barlow, N.D.; Barron, M.C. 2005: Modelling the dynamics and control of stoats in New Zealand forests. DOC, Science for Conservation 252.

Barlow, N.D.; Barratt, B.I.P.; Ferguson, C.M.; Barron, M.C. 2004: Using models to estimate parasitoid impacts on nontarget host abundance. Environmental Entomology 33: 941–948.

Barron, M.C.; Barlow, N.D.; Wratten, S.D. 2003: Non-target parasitism of the endemic New Zealand red admiral butterfly (Bassaris gonerilla) by the introduced biocontrol agent Pteromalus puparum. Biological Control 27: 329–335.

Barlow, N.D.; Barron, M.C.; Parkes, J.P. 2002: Rabbit haemorrhagic disease in New Zealand: field test of a disease/host model. Wildlife Research 29: 649–653.


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.

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.

Cowan P, Warburton B, Nugent G, Anderson D, Barron M 2011. Invasive species management and research in New Zealand - a partnership for success. Proceedings: British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, Sheffield, UK, 12-14 September 2011. Pp. 22.

Ruscoe WA, Ramsey DSL, Pech RP, Sweetapple PJ, Yockney I, Barron MC, Perry M, Nugent G, Carran R, Warne R, Brausch C, Duncan RP 2011. Unexpected consequences of control: competitive vs. predator release in a four-species assemblage of invasive mammals. Ecology letters 14(10): 1035-1042.

Barron M, Pech R, Whitford J, Yockney I, de Lisle G, Nugent G 2011. Longevity of Mycobacterium bovis in brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) carcasses, and contact rates between possums and carcasses. New Zealand veterinary journal 59(5): 209-17. MEDLINE:21851297

Jones C, Nugent G, Barron M, Warburton B 2011. Can harvest of introduced brushtail possums (Trichosurus Vulpecula) for fur by Maori be both economically sustainable and provide biodiversity benefits? . In: Saunders G, Lane C ed. Proceedings: 15th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference, Sydney, June 20-23 2011. Pp. 23.