Dr. Mark Tobin

Dr. Mark Tobin

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Mark Tobin
Assistant Director 

As an Assistant Director of the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), Dr. Tobin is responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic goals, objectives, program initiatives, and policies of the Center. He supervises research project leaders in the areas of agricultural and natural resources protection, wildlife contraception, protection of invasive species, and aviation safety. Dr. Tobin is responsible for the collection and analysis of internal and external information to monitor program effectiveness and to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to accomplish the Center's mission and clearly define the federal role in wildlife damage management. The NWRC, located in Fort Collins, CO, employs more than 160 scientists and staff.


  • Ph.D., University of California-Davis, Wildlife Ecology, " Conditioned aversions in three species of fruit-eating birds."
  • M. S., University of California-Davis, Wildlife Ecology
  • A. B., University of California-Berkeley, Zoology

International Experience

  • Liberia, West Africa
  • Guam
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Philippines
  • Bangladesh

Contact Information

  • Address: USDA/APHIS/WS/NWRC 4101 LaPorte Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado 80521
  • Telephone: 970-266-6036
  • Fax: 970-266-6040
  • E-mail: Mark.E.Tobin@aphis.usda.gov



Hygnstrom, S.E., R.M. Timm, P.D. Curtis, D.L. Nolte, M.E. Tobin, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2014. Prevention and control of wildlife damange, 5th edition. Proceedings of the 26th Vertebrate Pest Conference 26:440-442.  

Tobin, M.E. 2012. U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services: providing federal leadership in managing conflicts with wildlife. Proceedings of the Wildlife Damage Management Conference 14: 1-2.

Tobin, M.E., S.A. Shwiff, J.E. McConnell, and G.A. Littauer. 2012. Wildlife Services 2011 research needs assessment. Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference 25: 308-314.



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