Michael Jackson

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow School of Biological Sciences

Courses

Teaching in 2019

Personal Bio

PhD Victoria University of Wellington, NZ | BSc (Hons) Oxford Brookes University, UK

An early career researcher and teacher with expertise at the interface of ecology and chemistry. I have interests and strengths in wildlife management, conservation, restoration ecology, metabolomics profiling, including to investigate human disease and the use of advanced multi-variate statistics and information-theoretic approaches to simplify complex problems.

Research Interests

I currently lead a trans-disciplinary and multinational team of researchers and commercial partners focused on bringing long-life, sustained release semiochemical lures for rats to global markets. The lures we are developing will be compatible with multiple current and near-future control and detection technologies. They are essential to growing the scale and intensity of rodent control, especially by future-proofing for the advance to automated control and detection technologies. I am currently employed by Viclink Ltd. and based within the School of Biological Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington.

Publications

Jackson, M., Keyzers, R. and Linklater, W. (2018) Single compounds elicit complex behavioural responses in wild, free-ranging rats. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-30953-1.

Jackson, M., Keyzers, R. and Linklater, W. (2018) New long-life semiochemical lures for rats. Proceedings of the 28th Vertebrate Pest Conference (R. Timms and R. Baldwin, Eds.) In Press. University of California Davis. USA.

Eason, C., Linklater, W., Jackson, M., Shapiro, L., Blackie, H. and Morley, C. (2018) Global trends in the development of mammalian pest control. Proceedings of the 28th Vertebrate Pest Conference (R. Timms and R. Baldwin, Eds.) In Press. University of California Davis. USA.

Mokhtari, M., Jackson, M., Brown, A., Ackerley, D., Ritson, N., Keyzers, R. and Munkacsi, A. (2018) Bioactivity-guided metabolite profiling of feijoa (Acca sellowiana) cultivars identifies 4-cyclopentene-1,3-dione as a potent antifungal inhibitor of chitin synthesis. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b06154. Awarded "Research Article of the Year 2018" by the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Jackson, M., Hartley, S. and Linklater, W. (2016) Better food-based baits and lures for invasive rats (Rattus spp.) and the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula): a bioassay on free-ranging animals. Journal of Pest Science, 89: 479-488.

Jackson, M., Keyzers, R and Linklater, W. (2016) The development of semiochemical lures for invasive rats: an integrated chemical image and response-guided approach. Proceedings of the 27th Vertebrate Pest Conference (R. Timms and R. Baldwin, Eds.) Pp. 317-321. University of California Davis. USA.

Eason, C., Shapiro, L., Ross, J., Murphy, E., Ogilvie, S., MacMorran, D., Jackson, M., Irie, K., Inder, S., Clout, M., Rennison, D. and Brimble, M. (2016) Technology advances for vertebrate pest eradication. Proceedings of the 27th Vertebrate Pest Conference (R. Timms and R. Baldwin, Eds.) Pp. 390-395. University of California Davis. USA.

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Courses

Teaching in 2019