- Undergraduate Education
- B.A. Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin
- B.A. Czech Language and Culture, University of Texas at Austin
- Graduate Education
- M.A. Slavic Studies, University of Texas at Austin
- Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology and Management, Texas A&M University
Dr. Tomeček joined the Department upon its creation, and was formerly part of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, which he joined in 2015. The central focus on Dr. Tomeček’s work is the application of sound science to the management of wildlife damage and disease, as well as management of carnivorous wildlife. Dr. Tomeček’s work on wildlife damage has a three-pronged approach: (1) better understand the human and wildlife nature of damage, (2) increase effectiveness and economy of wildlife damage management by providing solutions to avoid damages, where possible, and (3) where avoidance is not possible, provide effective, humane management solutions that are socially acceptable. In keeping himself grounded in real-world management, Dr. Tomeček directs the wildlife management program at Stiles Farm Foundation, and also serves as steward of the Chocolate Bayou Demonstration Farm, a property dedicated to wildlife management education. In professional leadership, Dr. Tomeček is currently the President of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, and serves as the faculty advisor for the Texas A&M University Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
Research Interests and Specializations
Carnivore management, wildlife damage management, wild pig management, human-wildlife conflict, and wildlife diseases (including zoonotic diseases).
Yu, S.*, J. Modarelli, J.M. Tomeček, J.T. French, C. Hilton, and M.D. Esteve-Gasent. 2020. Prevalence of common tick-borne pathogens in white-tailed deer and coyotes in south Texas. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. doi: 10.1016/j.ijppaw.2020.01.005
Tomeček, J.M., J.T. French*, N.A. Bromen*. 2019. Factors Influencing the Movement of Livestock Guardian Dogs in the Edwards Plateau of Texas: Implications for Efficacy, Behavior, and Territoriality. Human-Wildlife Interactions. 13.1 16–28. doi: 10.26076/90g5-8e75
Randel, C.J. III, C.Z. Johnson*, P. Chavarria, R.R. Lopez, N.J. Silvy, and J.M. Tomeček. 2019. Estimating Montezuma Quail Hatch Date using Primary Molt at Harvest. Wildlife Society Bulletin. doi: 10.1002/wsb.1017
Bromen, N.A.*, J.T. French*, and J.M.Tomeček. 2019. Influence of Livestock Guardian Dogs on Mesocarnivores in Central Texas. Human-Wildlife Interactions. 13.1 29–41. doi:10.26076/0d01-xz26
Mathur, S.*, J.M. Tomeček, A. Heniff, R.S. Luna, and J.A. DeWoody. 2019. Evidence of genetic erosion in a North American game bird: the Montezuma quail (Cyrtonyx montezumae). Conservation Genetics. doi: 10.1007/s10592-019-01218-9
French, J.T.*, H. Wang, W.E. Grant, and J.M. Tomeček. 2019. “Dynamics of Animal Joint Space Use: A Novel Application of a Time Series Approach.” Movement Ecology 7.1 1–12. doi: 10.1186/s40462-019-0183-3
*- Mentored Student