Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Andrea Byrom

Andrea Byrom
Position: Director - NZBHNSC
Team: NSC - NZ Bio Heritage Staff
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640
Phone: +64 3 321 9629
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Role at Landcare Research

Director, New Zealand's Biological Heritage National Science Challenge

Research interests

  • Ecology & management of invasive species
  • Interactive effects of multiple drivers of global environmental change: invasive species, climate & land use change
  • Population ecology and ecological impacts of multiple interacting invasive mammal pests on native biota
  • Genetic techniques for wildlife management
  • Epidemiology of bovine Tb in ferrets, possums and pigs

Professional affiliations / Recognition

2012 Graeme Caughley Travelling Fellowship: Australian Academy of Sciences
2011 Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists, Northwest Plateau Institute of Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xining, Qinghai Province, PR China

2004-06

President, Australasian Wildlife Management Society

2001 Technical Participation Programme (TPP) travel grant to the UK
2000 Invited participant at EU workshop on rodent pests, Qinghai province China
1997 Foundation for Research, Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship
1997 Hayward Postdoctoral Fellowship with Landcare Research (declined)
1990 Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship
 
Member:   The Wildlife Society, USA (2003–)
  New Zealand Ecological Society (1999–)
  Ecological Society of America (1998–)
  Australasian Wildlife Management Society (1996–)

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • British Columbia
    PhD Zoology
    1997
  • Otago
    BSc (Hons) Zoology
    1990

Publications

Publications

  • Whitehead AL, Byrom AE, Clayton RI, Pech RP 2014. Removal of livestock alters native plant and invasive mammal communities in a dry grassland-shrubland ecosystem. Biological Invasions 16(5): 1105-1118. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-013-0565-1 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Byrom AE, Craft ME, Durant SM, Nkwabi A, Metzger K, Hampson K, Mduma SAR, Forrester GJ, Ruscoe WA, Reed DN, Bukombe J, Mchetto J, Sinclair ARE 2014. Episodic outbreaks of small mammals influence predator community dynamics in an east African savanna ecosystem. Oikos 123(8): 1014-1024. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/oik.00962 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Kelly D, Geldenhuis A, James A, Holland EP, Plank MJ, Brockie RE, Cowan PE, Harper GA, Lee WG, Maitland MJ, Mark AF, Mills JA, Wilson PR, Byrom AE 2013. Of mast and mean: differential-temperature cue makes mast seeding insensitive to climate change. Ecology letters 16(1): 90-98. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/Ele.12020 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Glen AS, Pech RP, Byrom AE 2013. Connectivity and invasive species management: towards an integrated landscape approach. Biological Invasions 15(10): 2127-2138. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-013-0439-6 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Rouco C, Norbury GL, Smith J, Byrom AE, Pech RP 2013. Population density estimates of brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) in dry grassland in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 37(1): 12-17. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/3067 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Porphyre T, McKenzie J, Byrom AE, Nugent G, Shepherd J, Yockney I 2013. Spatial prediction of brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) distribution using a combination of remotely sensed and field-observed environmental data. Wildlife Research 40(7): 578-587. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/Wr13028 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Sinclair ARE, Metzger KL, Fryxell JM, Packer C, Byrom AE, Craft ME, Hampson K, Lembo T, Durant SM, Forrester GJ, Bukombe J, Mchetto J, Dempewolf J, Hilborn R, Cleaveland S, Nkwabi A, Mosser A, Mduma SAR 2013. Asynchronous food-web pathways could buffer the response of Serengeti predators to El Niño Southern Oscillation. Ecology 94(5): 1123-1130. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/12-0428.1 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Norbury G, Byrom AE, Pech R, Smith J, Clarke D, Anderson DP, Forrester G 2013. Invasive mammals and habitat modification interact to generate unforeseen outcomes for indigenous fauna. Ecological Applications 23(7): 1707-1721. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/12-1958.1 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Yockney IJ, Nugent G, Latham MC, Perry M, Cross ML, Byrom AE 2013. Comparison of ranging behaviour in a multi-species complex of free-ranging hosts of bovine tuberculosis in relation to their use as disease sentinels. Epidemiology and Infection 141(7): 1407-1416. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/s0950268813000289 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • 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)
  • Glen AS, Hamilton T, McKenzie D, Ruscoe WA, Byrom AE 2012. Kiwi Apteryx mantelli population recovery through community-led trapping of invasive non-native mammals in Northland, New Zealand. Conservation Evidence 9: 22-27. www.conservationevidence.com/download.php?id=3544 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Glen AS, Byrom AE, Pech RP, Cruz J, Schwab A, Sweetapple PJ, Yockney I, Nugent G, Coleman M, Whitford J 2012. Ecology of brushtail possums in a New Zealand dryland ecosystem. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 36(1): 29-37. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/3010 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Edge KA, Crouchley D, McMurtrie P, Willans MJ, Byrom A 2011. Eradicating stoats (Mustela erminea) and red deer (Cervus elaphus) off islands in Fiordland. Occasional papers of the IUCN Species Survival Commission 42: 166-171. http://www.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/ssc-op-042.pdf (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Clayton RI, Byrom AE, Anderson DP, Edge KA, Gleeson D, McMurtrie P, Veale A 2011. Density estimates and detection models inform stoat (Mustela erminea) eradication on Resolution Island, New Zealand. In: Veitch CR, Clout MN, Towns DR ed. Proceedings: Island invasives : eradication and management : proceedings of the International Conference on Island Invasives, Auckland, New Zealand, 2011. Pp. 413-417. http://www.iucn.org/dbtw-wpd/edocs/ssc-op-042.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2011)
  • Gleeson DM, Byrom AE, Howitt RLJ 2010. Non-invasive methods for genotyping of stoats (Mustela erminea) in New Zealand : potential for field applications. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 34(3): 356-359. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/new_issues/NZJEcol34_3_356.pdf (Journal Article, 2010)
  • Abdelkrim J, Byrom AE, Gemmell NJ 2010. Fine-scale genetic structure of mainland invasive Rattus rattus populations: implications for restoration of forested conservation areas in New Zealand. Conservation genetics 11(5): 1953-1964. (Journal Article, 2010)
  • Pech R, Byrom AE, Anderson D, Thomson C, Coleman M 2010. The effect of poisoned and notional vaccinated buffers on possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) movements : minimising the risk of bovine tuberculosis spread from forest to farmland. Wildlife research 37: 283-292. (Journal Article, 2010)
  • Warburton B, Nugent G, Hopkins B, Sweetapple P, Byrom A 2010. [Abstract] Applying the 3Rs (reduce, refine, and replace) to vertebrate pest control in New Zealand. Proceedings: 24th Vertebrate Pest Conference, Holiday Inn, Sacramento, CA, 22-25 February, 2010. (Conference Proceedings, 2010)
  • Sinclair ARE, Byrom AE 2006. Understanding ecosystem dynamics for conservation of biota. Journal of animal ecology 75(1): 64-79. (Journal Article, 2006)
  • Norbury G, O'Connor C, Byrom A 2005. Conditioned food aversion to eggs in captive-reared ferrets, Mustela furo: a test of seven potential compounds. Applied animal behaviour science 93(1-2): 111-121. (Journal Article, 2005)
  • Byrom AE 2003. Predation risk and behaviour during dispersal : implications for population dynamics of rodents. In: Singleton GR, Hinds LA, Krebs CJ, Spratt DM ed. Rats, mice and people : rodent biology and management. 96 ed. ACIAR monograph. Canberra, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Pp. 165-168. (Book Section, 2003)
  • Byrom AE 2002/2. Dispersal and survival of juvenile feral ferrets Mustela furo in New Zealand. Journal of applied ecology 39(1): 67-78. (Journal Article, 2002/2)
  • Byrom AE, Karels TJ, Krebs CJ, Boonstra R 2000/8. Experimental manipulation of predation and food supply of arctic ground squirrels in the boreal forest. Canadian journal of zoology 78(8): 1309-1319. (Journal Article, 2000/8)
  • Karels TJ, Byrom AE, Boonstra R, Krebs CJ 2000/3. The interactive effects of food and predators on reproduction and overwinter survival of arctic ground squirrels. Journal of animal ecology 69(2): 235-247. (Journal Article, 2000/3)

Memberships

Memberships

  • President, Australasian Wildlife Management Society
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists, Northwest Plateau Institute of Biology, Xining, People’s Republic of China
  • Australian Research Council Assessor, Australian Research Council

Skills

Skills

  • Animal Ecology