Patrick Tobin

Patrick Tobin

Associate Professor
Entomology; Invasion ecology; Population ecology

Office: Anderson 123B
Phone: 206-685-7588 
Email: pctobin@uw.edu

Graduate Interest Group(s): FOREST ECOLOGY

Ph.D., Entomology, Minors in Statistics and Operations Research, Pennsylvania State University, 2002
M.S., Entomology, Pennsylvania State University, 1997
B.S., Environmental Health Sciences, University of Georgia, 1991

Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 415 Biology, Ecology, and Management of Plant Invasions (5)Autumn
ESRM 435 Insect Ecology (3)Spring
Q SCI 381 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (5)Winter
Current Sponsored Research:
Build Me Up Buttercup: The Effects of Non-Native Plants on Invertebrate-Based Ecosystem Services
Collaborative Research: A landscape resistance mapping approach to understanding species invasion patterns
Elucidating traits and factors determining the risk of introduced herbivorous insects on North American native plants
Evaluation of Emerald Ash Borer Trapping Schemes
Identifying Emerging Pathways of Asian Gypsy Moth in the Pacific Northwest
Modeling the spread of Heterobasidion root disease in red pine
Predicting the next high-impact insect invasion: Elucidating traits and factors determining the risk of introduced herbivorous insects on North American native plants
Recent Publications:
Jonathan A. Walter, Marcia S. Meixler, Thomas Mueller, William F. Fagan, Patrick C. Tobin, and Kyle J. Haynes. 2015. How topography induces reproductive asynchrony and alters gypsy moth invasion dynamics. Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 188-198.
Ksenia S. Onufrieva , Andrea D. Hickman, Donna S. Leonard, and Patrick C. Tobin. 2015. Efficacies and second-year effects of SPLAT GM and SPLAT GM organic formulations. Insects 6: 1-12 DOI: 10.3390/insects6010001.
Tobin, P.C. 2015. Ecological consequences of pathogen and insect invasions. Current Forestry Reports 1: 25-32. DOI: 10.1007/s40725-015-0008-6.
Tobin, P. C., D. Parry, and B. H. Aukema. 2014. The influence of climate change on insect invasions in temperate forest ecosystems. Challenges and Opportunities for the World’s Forests in the 21st Century, T. Fenning (Ed.), Springer, pp. 267-296.
Tobin, P. C., D. R. Gray, and A. M. Liebhold. 2014. Supraoptimal temperatures influence the range dynamics of a non-native insect. Diversity & Distributions 20:813-823.
Tobin, P. C., J. M. Kean, D. M. Suckling, D. G. McCullough, D. A. Herms, and L. D. Stringer. 2013. Determinants of successful arthropod eradication programs. Biological Invasions 16:401-414.
Tobin, P. C., R. M. Turcotte, and D. A. Snider. 2013. When one is not necessarily a lonely number: initial colonization dynamics of Adelges tsugae on eastern hemlock, Tsuga canadensis. Biological Invasions 15: 1925-1932.
Suckling, D. M., P. C. Tobin, D. G. McCullough, and D. A. Herms. 2012. Combining tactics to exploit Allee effects for eradication of alien insect populations. Journal of Economic Entomology 105: 1-13.
Tobin, P. C., B. B. Bai, D. A. Eggen, D. S. Leonard. 2012. The ecology, geopolitics, and economics of managing the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (L.), in the United States. Special Issue on “Forest Pest Management in The Americas,” International Journal of Pest Management 58: 195-210.
Hajek, A. E. and P. C. Tobin. 2011. Introduced pathogens follow the invasion front of a spreading alien host. Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 1217-1226.
Tobin, P. C., L. Berec, and A. M. Liebhold. 2011. Exploiting Allee effects for managing biological invasions. Ecology Letters 14: 615-624.
SEFS Committee Membership:Chair?
School Lands and Educational Outreach Committee
Curriculum Committee