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Name:
Tomlinson,Kyle
Education:
Ph.D
Positions:
PI: Community Ecology and Conservation
Academic title:
Professor
Postal Code:
666303
Subject categories:
Ecology
Mailing Address:
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Menglun Town, Mengla County, Yunnan, PR. China, 666303
E-mail:
kyle.tomlinson@xtbg.ac.cn

Resume:
 

  Education Background: 

  1999-2006   Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics) University of KwaZulu-Natal 

  1997-1998   M.Sc. (Environment & Development) University of Natal 

  1993-1996   B.Sc. Agriculture (Grassland Science) University of Natal (Awards: Grassland Society Medal for Best Fourth Year Project and Seminar)   

  Work Experience: 

  2004.02-2005.07  Part-time Lecturer: School of Mathematical Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. 

  2005.08-2006.07 Post-doctoral researcher: School of Mathematical Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.  

   2006.08-2007.05 Post-doctoral researcher, School of Bioresources, Engineering & Hydrology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.   

  2007.07-2013.07   Post-doctoral researcher, GEST Project, Resource Ecology Group, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.  

  2012.11-2013.01   Part-time consultant: subcontracted by C4 EcoSolutions, Cape Town, South Africa. For: project prepared for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 

  Review Manuscripts for: 

  New PhytologistJournal of EcologyFunctional EcologyMethods in Ecology and Evolution, Plant Ecology, Biotropica among others. 

  Research Interests: 

  Savanna Ecology, Plant Functional Ecology, Plant Community Ecology, Conservation Biology 

Direction:
 

  · The role of plant architecture in plant function and resource balance. 

  · Life-history and functional diversity of savanna trees. 

  · Morphology and physiology of plants of different functional types. 

  · Distribution and evolution of anti-herbivory strategies of plants. 

  · Consequences of fragmentation for species biodiversity. 

Achievements:
 

Article:
 

  Barbosa ERM, van Langevelde F, Tomlinson KW, Kirkman K, de Bie S, Prins HHT. Tree species from different functional groups respond differently to environmental changes during establishment.  Oecologia. doi:10.1007/s00442-013-2853-y 

  Tomlinson KW. 2013. The mixed success of Mimosoideae clades invading into Australia. In: Prins HHT, Gordon I (eds) Invasion biology and ecosystem theory: insights from a continent in transition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. (Book in press)  

  Tomlinson KW, van Langevelde F, Ward D, Bongers F, da Silva DA, Prins HHT, de Bie S & Sterck FJ. Deciduous and evergreen trees differ in juvenile biomass allometries because of differences in allocation to root storage. Annals of Botany 112: 575–587. doi:10.1093/aob/mct132 

  Tomlinson KW, Poorter L, Sterck FJ, Borghetti F, Ward D, de Bie S & van Langevelde F 2013. Leaf adaptations of evergreen and deciduous trees of semi-arid and humid savannas on three continents.  Journal of Ecology 101: 430-440. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12056.x  

  Tomlinson KW, Sterck FJ, Bongers F, da Silva DA, Barbosa ERM, Ward D, et al. 2012. Biomass partitioning and root morphology of savanna trees across a water gradient. Journal of Ecology 100: 1113-1121. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2012.01975.x 

  Moore S, Shrestha S, Tomlinson KW & Vuong H. 2011. Predicting the effect of climate change on African trypanosomiasis: integrating epidemiology with parasite and vector biology. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2011.0654.   

  Van Langevelde F, Tomlinson KW, Barbosa ERM, de Bie S, Prins HHT, Higgins SI 2011. Understanding tree-grass coexistence and impacts of disturbance and resource variability in savannas. In: Hill MJ, Hanan NL (eds). Ecosystem function in savannas: measurement and modelling at landscape to global scales. CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA. pp 257-271.   

  Jewitt GPW, Lorentz SA, Gush MB, Thornton-Dibb S, Kongo V, Wiles L, Blight J, Stuart-Hill SI, Versfeld D & Tomlinson KW  2009. Methods and guidelines for the licensing of SFRAs with particular reference to low flows. Water Research Commission.  Report No. 1428/1/09, Pretoria, South Africa. 

  Tomlinson KW, Hearne JW, Dominy JG & O’Connor TG 2007. A functional-structural model for growth of clonal bunchgrasses. Ecological Modelling 202: 243-264. 

  Tomlinson KW & O’Connor TG 2005. The effect of defoliation environment on primary growth allocation and secondary tiller recruitment of two bunchgrasses. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 22: 29-36. 

  Tomlinson KW & O’Connor TG 2004. Control of tiller recruitment in bunchgrasses: uniting physiology and ecology. Functional Ecology 18: 489-496. 

  Tomlinson KW, Hearne JW & Alexander RR 2002. An approach to evaluate the effect of property size on land-use options in semi-arid rangelands. Ecological Modelling 149: 85-95. 

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