Eckehard G. Brockerhoff



Dr Eckehard (Ecki) Brockerhoff is a forest ecologist and entomologist with broad research interests in forest biosecurity, biological invasions, biodiversity and conservation, ecosystem services, and various other topics. Ecki’s current projects cover a variety of topics ranging from preventing and managing forest insect invasions to biodiversity conservation in production landscapes and functional aspects of biodiversity. He has extensive networks with collaborators in New Zealand and many other countries. Ecki is a member of the Board of IUFRO (the International Union of Forest Research Organizations) where he is also the Coordinator of the Forest Health Division.


  • PhD (Forest Entomology and Forest Ecology), University of Toronto, Canada -1998
  • MSc (equivalent), (Zoology), University of Kiel, Germany -1994

Research capabilities

  • Forest biosecurity
  • Border biosecurity
  • Biological invasions
  • Biodiversity and conservation
  • Forest ecology
  • Ecosystem services
  • Chemical ecology
  • All kinds of entomology

Career highlights

  • Associate Editor, Biodiversity and Conservation (Springer)
  • Associate Editor, Forestry (Oxford University Press), Subject-editor for Entomology
  • Editorial board member, New Zealand Entomologist (Taylor & Francis)
  • Board member, International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO), and Co-ordinator of IUFRO’s Forest Health Division (since 2012).
  • Member of Better Border Biosecurity Theme Leader Group / Science Management Committee (since 2007).
  • Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, FFPRI, Tsukuba, Japan (2015)
  • Invited keynote speaker, USDA Forum on Invasive Species, Annapolis, USA (January 2015).
  • Invited plenary speaker, World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO), Salt Lake City, USA (October 2014).
  • OECD Research Fellowship, United States Forest Service, Morgantown, WV (2014)
  • Invited member, IUFRO Task Force Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (since 2012), and Task Force Coordinator (2013-2014).
  • Invited plenary speaker, International Congress on Planted Forests, Bordeaux, France (May 2013).
  • Invited keynote speaker, New Zealand Forest Owners Association / Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Forest Biosecurity Workshop, Rotorua, New Zealand (February 2012).
  • Invited plenary speaker, International Symposium on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Goods and Services, Tokyo, Japan (April 2010).
  • President of the Entomological Society of New Zealand (2007-2009; Vice-president from 2005-2007, Immediate Past-president from 2009-2011).
  • Deputy co-ordinator IUFRO Research Group 8.02 ‘Forest Biodiversity’ (2006-2010) and Working Party 8.02.02 ‘Biodiversity and resilience’ (2004-2010).

Selected papers

Brockerhoff EG, Suckling DM, Roques A, Jactel H, Branco M, Twidle AM, Mastro VC, Kimberley MO. (2013) Improving the efficiency of lepidopteran pest detection and surveillance: Constraints and opportunities for multiple-species trapping. Journal of Chemical Ecology 39:50–58. doi:10.1007/s10886-012-0223-6

Pawson SM, Brin AMB, Brockerhoff EG, Lamb D, Payn TW, Paquette A, Parrotta J (2013) Plantation forests, climate change and biodiversity. Biodiversity and Conservation 22: 1203–1227. doi:10.1007/s10531-013-0458-8

Barbaro L, Brockerhoff EG, Giffard B, van Halder I (2012) Edge and area effects on avian assemblages and insectivory in fragmented native forests. Landscape Ecology 27,1451-1463. doi:10.1007/s10980-012-9800-x 

Brockerhoff EG, Suckling DM, Kimberley M, Richardson B, Coker G, Gous S, Kerr JL, Cowan DM, Lance DR, Strand T, Zhang A (2012) Aerial application of pheromones for mating disruption of an invasive moth as a potential eradication tool. PLoS ONE 7(8): e43767. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043767