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Associate Professor Kevin Collier

Associate Professor (Biological Sciences)

Qualifications: BSc Waikato PhD Canterbury

Research Interests

Large river ecology, Restoration of urban streams, and methods for monitoring stream health.

Research Supervised

PhD

  • Pingram, Michael (2014). Food webs in the lower Waikato River and the role of hydrogeomorphic complexity.

MSc (Research)

  • Catlin, Alicia (2015). Does reduced floodplain inundation affect larval fish food supply? Zooplankton-whitebait interactions in the lower Waikato River.

MSc

  • Garrett-Walker, Jeremy (2014). The ecology of constructed ponds on the lower Waikato River floodplain: implications for waterfowl management.
  • Valler, Tammy (2013). Three Hamilton urban catchments: a comparison of ecosystem condition.
  • Johnston, Toni (2011). Comparison of riparian willows and riprap as habitat for fish and invertebrates in the Waikato River.
  • Ginders, Melany (2011). The influence of connectivity on the functional role of a natural and re-constructed side-arm in the lower Waikato River.

Recent Publications

  • Collier, K. J., Pingram, M. A., Francis, L., Garrett-Walker, J., & Melchior, M. (2018). Trophic overlap between non-native brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus) and native shortfin eel (Anguilla australis) in shallow lakes. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 10 pages. doi:10.1111/eff.12400

  • Collier, K. J., David, B., & Gorski, K. (2017). Implications of connectivity conundrums for management of large floodplain rivers. In 3rd International Conference on the Status and Future of the World’s Large Rivers. Conference held in New Delhi, India.

  • Pingram, M., Collier, K. J., Garrett-Walker, J., Melchior, M., & Ozkundakci, D. (2017). Quantifying trophic interactions in shallow lake food webs using stable isotopes of carbon and nitrogen. In The 5th Biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science: Integrating Multiple Aquatic Values. Conference held in Hamilton, New Zealand.

  • Melchior, M., Collier, K. J., & Clearwater, S. (2017). Effects of water temperature on the release and viability of glochidia of the freshwater mussel Echyridella menziesii. In The 5th Biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science: Integrating Multiple Aquatic Values. Conference held in Hamilton, New Zealand.

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Contact Details

Email: kcollier@waikato.ac.nz
Room: R.2.16
Phone: +64 7 858 5169