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Professor Carolyn King

Professor (Biological Sciences)

Qualifications: DPhil Oxon; PhD Waikato

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 also holds the Mammal Society Medal (2005) and the NZES Award (1999); and was a Research Associate in the Department of Philosophy until 2017.

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

  • Veale, A., Russell, J. C., & King, C. M. (2018). The genomic ancestry, landscape genetics, and invasion history of introduced mice in New Zealand [forthcoming - in review]. Royal Society Open Science, 5(1), 19 pages. doi:10.1098/rsos.170879

  • King, C. M. (2017). Pandora’s box down-under: origins and numbers of mustelids transported to New Zealand for biological control of rabbits. Biological Invasions, 13 pages. doi:10.1007/s10530-017-1392-6 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/10942

  • Little, L., King, C. M., & O'Donnell, C. F. J. (2017). Behaviour of stoats (Mustela erminea) raiding the nests of rock wrens (Xenicus gilviventris) in alpine New Zealand. Notornis, 64, 124-135.

  • King, C. (2017). Liberation and spread of stoats (Mustela erminea) and weasels (M. nivalis) in New Zealand, 1883 - 1920. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 41(2), 163-177. doi:10.20417/nzjecol.41.29 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11398

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Contact Details

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