JonathanTonkin Ecologist

I am a postdoctoral scholar at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, USA. I’m based in the Department of Integrative Biology. Read more about my research and publications.

Prior to this, I gained a PhD from Massey University in New Zealand looking at the interaction between productivity and disturbance on structuring stream invertebrate diversity patterns. I followed that up with a job lecturing in Environmental Management and Marine Studies at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic in Tauranga, New Zealand. I then spent one year at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China lecturing Environmental Science. I followed that up by a couple of years at Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum in Germany, based in the River Ecology and Conservation Department in Gelnhausen.

Research Interests

Academic Positions

October 2015 – Present: Postdoctoral scholar at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, USA, based in the Department of Integrative Biology.
September 2013 – September 2015: Postdoctoral Researcher at Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Gelnhausen, Germany.
August 2012 – August 2013: Lecturer at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, SIP, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.
February 2011 – July 2012: Academic Staff Member at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Tauranga, New Zealand.

Education

PhD in Ecology, Massey University, New Zealand, 2012. Thesis title: “The effects of productivity and disturbance on diversity in stream communities” - Supervisors: Russell Death, Mike Joy, Kevin Collier
BSc (Hons) 1st Class in Ecology, Massey University, New Zealand, 2006. Thesis title: “The effects of flow regulation on macroinvertebrate drift in the Tongariro River, New Zealand”
BSc in Ecology, Massey University, New Zealand, 2005

Societies I’m a member of

Editorial Boards

Contact details

Jonathan D. Tonkin
Department of Integrative Biology 3029 Cordley Hall Oregon State University Corvallis, OR, USA

oregonstate.edu
jdtonkin [at] gmail.com
tonkinj [at] oregonstate.edu
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