John M. Tomeček, Ph.D.
Texas A&M University
Dr. Tomeček is an Associate Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist with Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Dr. Tomeček conducts research and outreach on issues of wildlife damage and disease, and effective management of human-wildlife conflict. He has been especially active in the statewide response to emerging issues related to the management of feral swine and their associated damage and disease challenges. As leader of the Carnivore Ecology Laboratory, Dr. Tomeček and his team of graduate and undergraduate researchers work toward better understanding of carnivore ecology to inform management and improve human-carnivore interactions. Much of this work focuses on expanding wildlife damage management efforts through a deeper understanding of carnivore ecology and planning human activities to reduce or avoid conflict. Dr. Tomeček serves as Chair-elect of the National Wild Pig Task Force and Past President of the Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society. He also serves on various advisory and scientific boards.