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Professor Carolyn King

Professor (Biological Sciences)

About Carolyn

Dr King received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in biological sciences at the 2010 Kudos Awards. View the interview here. She is also a Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy.

Research Interests

Ecology of small rodents and mustelids, especially stoats and weasels. Philosphy and management of national parks. Traditional and contemporary relationships between science and theology. Senior Editor, New Zealand Journal of Zoology.

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Research Supervised

PhD

  • Bridgman, Lucy (2012). Interactions between ship rates and house mice.

MSc (Research)

  • Breedt, Brandon (in progress). Distribution and abundance of mammalian pests in the Waikato Region.
  • West Annie (in progress). Investigating potential correlations between phenotypic and genetic divergence of NZ mainland, island and hybrid Mus musculus populations.
  • Davison, Katie (2015). Behaviour of captive North Island Brown Kiwi (Apteryx mantelli).

MSc

  • Hayward, Lisa (in progress). Does pest control on private land enhance urban gully conservation?
  • Churchill, Geoffrey (2014). Gossypol's effects on ingestion behaviour in mice: The first step in a systematic process to define gossypol's suitability for the use in murine pest management.
  • Foster, Stacey (2010). Interspecific competitive interactions between Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus.
  • Chubb, Tanya (2008). Genetics of New Zealand house mice.
  • Connolly, Trevor (2008). The potential for re-invasion by mammalian pests at Maungatautari Ecological Island.
  • Newbold [nee Stevens], Haylie (2007). Infra-red vision in ferrets (Mustela furo).
  • Watkins, Alison (2007). Distribution of small mammals in five New Zealand forest habitats.
  • Sutton, Nicole (2005). Monitoring the distribution of the Mahoenui Giant weta using site occupancy estimation modelling.

Recent Publications

  • Innes, J., King, C. M., Bartlam, S., Fitzgerald, N., & Breedt, B. (2016). Ship and Norway rats in urban and pastoral landscapes. In The Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) & the New Zealand Ecological Society (NZES) Joint Conference. Conference held at Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand.

  • King, C. M. (2016). Rabbit mathematics: Subtraction versus multiplication, and the lessons of history. In The Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) & the New Zealand Ecological Society (NZES) Joint Conference. Conference held at Claudelands Events Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand.

  • King, C. M. (2016). A brief review of device-shyness and its effects on pest management. In New lure, deterrent and bait technologies - Science to development, formulation and market. Conference held at The Majestic Centre, Wellington, New Zealand: Centre for Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology.

  • King, C. M. (2016). How genetics, history and geography limit potential explanations of invasions by house mice Mus musculus in New Zealand. Biological Invasions, 18 pages. doi:10.1007/s10530-016-1099-0

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Contact Details

Email: cmking@waikato.ac.nz
Room: R.2.17
Phone: +64 7 837 9389