2184 Louise Tomsett | Natural History Museum

Ms Louise Tomsett

Ms Louise Tomsett

Senior Curator, Mammals

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Vertebrates Division
Contact: email
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Vertebrates, Mammals

Louise Tomsett, Paulina JenkinsRoberto Portela Miguez

Specialisms

Interests include wildlife conservation, SE Asian mammals, coat patternation across species ranges, field biology., historical collections, identification of mammal hair and pelts, museum specimen preparation, wildlife forensics

Summary

Curation, enhancement and development of NHM Mammal Collection Specialist interests: wildlife conservation, promoting use of museum collections in wider/multidisciplinary research, wildlife crime and forensics, coat patternation across species ranges, identification of mammal hair and pelts, specimen preparation, SE Asian mammals, historical collections, field biology. • Laboratory Manager for Large Vertebrate Preparation Facility (set-up in progress) • Enquiries & identifications (academic, law enforcement agencies, media, public) • Collections access co-ordinator (OIC for collections access appointments across all sites) • Digitisation and ongoing database development, KE EMu Representative for Mammals & Vertebrate Collections • Skills Exchange Scheme with Royal College of Surgeons • Specimen Preparator for Mammal Section • Dermestarium Manager for mammal preparation • Integrated Pest Management Co-ordinator for Zoology Collections, IPM Representative for Mammal Collection • Destructive loans sampling • Environmental Focus Group Curatorial Representative • Public talks, live events and media, collection tours

Qualifications

Degrees

BSc (Hons) Open (Zoology, Palaeontology & Ecology), Imperial College & The Open University, London, UK

MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK

Employment history

Academic

Skills Share Scheme, Royal College of Surgeons, Specimen conservation, UK, 2011 - ongoing

Partnership

Museum Lives
Kingston University
London
2011 - on going.

Skills Share Scheme
Royal College of Surgeons of England Museums
London
2011 - on going.

Fieldwork

Isle Royale National Park, Lake Superior, Michigan, USA
2012 - 2012.

Kalimantan Timur (Indonesian Borneo)
2011 - 2011.

Isle Royale National Park, Lake Superior, Michigan, USA
2010 - 2010.

Memberships

< 04C8 p> Member, Anglo-Indonesian Society, London.

Member, Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA).

Member, Society for Wildlife Forensic Science (SWFS).

Council member, Society for the History of Natural History.

Member, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC).

Member, American Society of Mammalogists (ASM).

Events

Conference Attendance

Invited speaker, Oral presentation, WISRNet’s Women and Science in the Twentieth Century: Using oral history to reveal hidden stories at Kingston University, (Symposium),

Publications

Tomsett L (2016) Scaly mammals: the plight of the pangolin. 56 - 61.

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Statham MJ, Murdoch J, Janecka J, Aubry KB, Edwards CJ, Soulsbury CD, Berry O, Wang Z, Harrison D, Pearch M, Tomsett L, Chupasko J, Sacks BN (2014) Range-wide multilocus phylogeography of the red fox reveals ancient continental divergence, minimal genomic exchange and distinct demographic histories. Molecular Ecology, 23 (19) : 4813 - 4830. doi: 10.1111/mec.12898

Tomsett L, Tomsett (null) LinkedIn profile

(2014) History of Zoos and Aquariums: From Royal Gifts to Biodiversity Conservation. McGregor Reid G, Moore G (Eds). The North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo) : Chester, UK.

Yamaguchi N, Driscoll CA, Werdelin L, Abramov AV, Csorba G, Cuisin J, Fernholm B, Hiermeier M, Hills D, Hunter L, Itakura H, Johansson US, Kascheev V, Krohmann K, Martin T, Nowak-kemp M, Pavlinov IY, Renoud F, Tomsett L, Mije SVD, Zholnerovskaya E, Groves C, Kitchener AC, Nijman V, Macdonald DW (2013) Locating Specimens of Extinct Tiger ( Panthera tigris ) Subspecies: Javan Tiger ( P. T. sondaica ), Balinese Tiger ( P. T. balica ), and Caspian Tiger ( P. T. virgata ), Including Previously Unpublished Specimens. Mammal Study, 38 (3) : 187 - 198. doi: 10.3106/041.038.0307

Reynolds J, Tomsett L, Farrell M (2012) London Museums Group Swop Shop I

Tomsett L, Reynolds J, Farrell M (2012) London Museums Group Swop Shop II

Tomsett L (null) Manis javanica species focus

Tomsett L (null) Cryptoprocta ferox species focus

Contributed Publications

Tomsett L (2016) Scaly mammals: the plight of the pangolin. 56 - 61.

(2014) History of Zoos and Aquariums: From Royal Gifts to Biodiversity Conservation. McGregor Reid G, Moore G (Eds). The North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo) : Chester, UK.

Reynolds J, Tomsett L, Farrell M (2012) London Museums Group Swop Shop I

Tomsett L, Reynolds J, Farrell M (2012) London Museums Group Swop Shop II

Courses taught

Professional training: Endangered specimens, endangered skills : The core principals of fluid preservation - routine maintenance of the specimen

Public Engagement

Internal activities

Batfest Weekend (annual event) at the Natural History Museum, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2015.

Introduction

Summary

Curation, enhancement and development of NHM Mammal Collection Specialist interests: wildlife conservation, promoting use of museum collections in wider/multidisciplinary research, wildlife crime and forensics, coat patternation across species ranges, identification of mammal hair and pelts, specimen preparation, SE Asian mammals, historical collections, field biology. • Laboratory Manager for Large Vertebrate Preparation Facility (set-up in progress) • Enquiries & identifications (academic, law enforcement agencies, media, public) • Collections access co-ordinator (OIC for collections access appointments across all sites) • Digitisation and ongoing database development, KE EMu Representative for Mammals & Vertebrate Collections • Skills Exchange Scheme with Royal College of Surgeons • Specimen Preparator for Mammal Section • Dermestarium Manager for mammal preparation • Integrated Pest Management Co-ordinator for Zoology Collections, IPM Representative for Mammal Collection • Destructive loans sampling • Environmental Focus Group Curatorial Representative • Public talks, live events and media, collection tours

Qualifications

Degrees

BSc (Hons) Open (Zoology, Palaeontology & Ecology), Imperial College & The Open University, London, UK

MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation, Napier University, Edinburgh, UK

Employment history

Academic

Skills Share Scheme, Royal College of Surgeons, Specimen conservation, UK, 2011 - ongoing

Projects

Partnership

Museum Lives
Kingston University
London
2011 - on going.

Skills Share Scheme
Royal College of Surgeons of England Museums
London
2011 - on going.

Fieldwork

Isle Royale National Park, Lake Superior, Michigan, USA
2012 - 2012.

Kalimantan Timur (Indonesian Borneo)
2011 - 2011.

Isle Royale National Park, Lake Superior, Michigan, USA
2010 - 2010.

Professional activities

Memberships

Member, Anglo-Indonesian Society, London.

Member, Natural Sciences Collections Association (NatSCA).

Member, Society for Wildlife Forensic Science (SWFS).

Council member, Society for the History of Natural History.

Member, Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC).

Member, American Society of Mammalogists (ASM).

Events

Conference Attendance

Invited speaker, Oral presentation, WISRNet’s Women and Science in the Twentieth Century: Using oral history to reveal hidden stories at Kingston University, (Symposium),

Publications

Publications

Tomsett L (2016) Scaly mammals: the plight of the pangolin. 56 - 61.

Statham MJ, Murdoch J, Janecka J, Aubry KB, Edwards CJ, Soulsbury CD, Berry O, Wang Z, Harrison D, Pearch M, Tomsett L, Chupasko J, Sacks BN (2014) Range-wide multilocus phylogeography of the red fox reveals ancient continental divergence, minimal genomic exchange and distinct demographic histories. Molecular Ecology, 23 (19) : 4813 - 4830. doi: 10.1111/mec.12898

Tomsett L, Tomsett (null) LinkedIn profile

(2014) History of Zoos and Aquariums: From Royal Gifts to Biodiversity Conservation. McGregor Reid G, Moore G (Eds). The North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo) : Chester, UK.

Yamaguchi N, Driscoll CA, Werdelin L, Abramov AV, Csorba G, Cuisin J, Fernholm B, Hiermeier M, Hills D, Hunter L, Itakura H, Johansson US, Kascheev V, Krohmann K, Martin T, Nowak-kemp M, Pavlinov IY, Renoud F, Tomsett L, Mije SVD, Zholnerovskaya E, Groves C, Kitchener AC, Nijman V, Macdonald DW (2013) Locating Specimens of Extinct Tiger ( Panthera tigris ) Subspecies: Javan Tiger ( P. T. sondaica ), Balinese Tiger ( P. T. balica ), and Caspian Tiger ( P. T. virgata ), Including Previously Unpublished Specimens. Mammal Study, 38 (3) : 187 - 198. doi: 10.3106/041.038.0307

Reynolds J, Tomsett L, Farrell M (2012) London Museums Group Swop Shop I

Tomsett L, Reynolds J, Farrell M (2012) London Museums Group Swop Shop II

Tomsett L (null) Manis javanica species focus

Tomsett L (null) Cryptoprocta ferox species focus

Contributed Publications

Tomsett L (2016) Scaly mammals: the plight of the pangolin. 56 - 61.

(2014) History of Zoos and Aquariums: From Royal Gifts to Biodiversity Conservation. McGregor Reid G, Moore G (Eds). The North of England Zoological Society (Chester Zoo) : Chester, UK.

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Reynolds J, Tomsett L, Farrell M (2012) London Museums Group Swop Shop I

Tomsett L, Reynolds J, Farrell M (2012) London Museums Group Swop Shop II

Teaching and students

Courses taught

Professional training: Endangered specimens, endangered skills : The core principals of fluid preservation - routine maintenance of the specimen

Impact and outreach

Public Engagement

Internal activities

Batfest Weekend (annual event) at the Natural History Museum, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2015.

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