Ms Linda van Bommel

Visiting Fellow
Field Services (45A)
 +61 2 612 53534





Research interests

Predator ecology, Human-wildlife conflict, Wildlife management, Conservation, non-lethal predator management


Ribeiro, S., Dornig, J., Guerra, A., Jeremic, J., Landry, JM., Metler, D., Palacios, V., Pfister, U., Ricci, S., Rigg, R., Salvatori, V., Sedefchev S., Tsingarska, E., van Bommel, L., Vielmi, L., Young, J., Zingaro, M. (2017). Guarding Dogs today: Possible Solutions to Perceived Limitations. Carnivore Damage Prevention News 15, 36-54.

van Bommel, L., Johnson, C.N. (2017). 10. Predation control. In: D. Ferguson, C. Lee, A. Fisher (eds). Advances in sheep Welfare. (Elsevier: London)

Boast, L., Fabiano, E., van Bommel., L., Andresen, L. (2017). Spoor tracking to monitor cheetah populations. In: L. Marker, L. Boast, A. Schmidt-Küntzel, (eds). The biology and conservation of cheetahs. (Academic Press: Cambridge).

van Bommel, L., Johnson, C.N. (2017). Olfactory communication to protect livestock: dingo response to urine marks of livestock guardian dogs. Australian Mammalogy.

van Bommel, L., Johnson, C.N. (2016). Livestock guardian dogs as surrogate top predators? How Maremma sheepdogs affect a wildlife community. Ecology and Evolution 6, 6702-6711

van Bommel, L., Johnson, C.N. (2015) How guardian dogs protect livestock from predators: territorial enforcement by Maremma sheepdogs. Wildlife Research 41, 662-672

van Bommel, L., Johnson, C.N. (2014) Where do livestock guardian dogs go? Movement patterns of free-ranging Maremma sheepdogs. PLoS ONE

van Bommel, L., Johnson, C.N. (2014) Protecting livestock while conserving ecosystem function: non-lethal management of wild predators. In: A.S. Glen and C.R. Dickman, (eds). Carnivores of Australia: Past, Present and Future. (CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood).

van Bommel, L., Johnson, C.N. (2012) Good dog! Using livestock guardian dogs to protect livestock from predators in Australia’s extensive grazing systems. Wildlife Research 39, 220-229

Gibbons, P., van Bommel, L., Gill, A.M., Cary, G J., Driscoll, D.A., Bradstock, R.A., Knight, E., Moritz, M.A., Stephens, S.L., Lindenmayer D.B. (2012) Land management practices associated with house loss during wildfires. PLoS ONE, 7(1): e29212. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029212.

Matthews, A., Ruykys, L., Ellis, B. , FitzGibbon, S. , Lunney, D., Crowther, M.S., Glen, A.S., Purcell, B., Moseby, K., Stott, J., Fletcher, D., Wimpenny, C.,  Allen, B.L., van Bommel, L., Roberts, M.,  Davies, N., Green, K., Newsome, T., Ballard, G., Fleming, P., Dickman, C.R., Eberhart, A., Troy, S.,  McMahon, C., Wiggins, N. (2012) The success of GPS collar deployments on mammals in Australia. Australian Mammalogy 35, 65-83

van Bommel, L. (2010) Guardian Dogs: Best Practice Manual for the use of Livestock Guardian Dogs. Invasive Animals CRC, Canberra.

Mackey, B., Gilmore, S., Pringle, H., Foreman, P., van Bommel, L., Berry, S., Haseler, M. (2010) BioPrEP – a regional, process-based approach for assessment of land with high conservation value for Bush Heritage Australia. Ecological Management & Restoration 11, 51-16.

van Bommel, L., BijDeVaate, M.D., DeBoer, F., DeIongh, H.H. (2007) Factors affecting livestock predation by lions in Cameroon. African Journal of Ecology 45, 490-498

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