Tom Etherington is a senior researcher at Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research. He is an interdisciplinary researcher, using computational science to examine environmental questions and problems through the combination of theories and methods from geography and ecology. Primary applications have included modelling species’ distributions and connectivity across landscapes.
While Tom’s research is generally driven by environmental questions and problems, where necessary his research also includes the development of new methods, data sets, and software. Tom also has a strong interest in the development and adoption of open science principles to maximise the potential use and impact of research that he is involved with, and is currently Editor-in-Chief for the New Zealand Journal of Ecology.