Thomas Carlin



Dr Thomas Carlin is an invasion ecologist with broad interests across Zoology, Quantitative Ecology, and Biosecurity. Tom received his PhD in Ecology from the Bio-Protection Research Centre, Christchurch, where he studied how species' niche shifts occur across the world. At Scion, Tom is working on a range of projects including helping to prevent invasions of wilding conifer species, models of pathogen spread, and improving urban ecological systems.


  • PhD (Ecology), Lincoln University, New Zealand - 2021
  • BSc (Hons) (Zoology), University of Exeter, United Kingdom - 2015

Research capabilities

  • Environmental Niche Modelling
  • Distribution Modelling
  • Ecological Sampling
  • Population Statistics
  • Invasion Ecology
  • Geospatial Modelling (R and ArcGIS)

Career highlights

  • Dan Watkin's Scholarship in Weed Science 2018