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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

  • West, D., Collier, K. J., & Pingham, M. (2017). Big rivers, big pressures. 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.

  • 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.

  • Collier, K. J., Clearwater, S. J., Neijenhuis, P. H. M. W., & Wood, S. A. (2017). Factors influencing biodeposit production by the New Zealand freshwater mussel Echyridella menziesii. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 15 pages. doi:10.1080/00288330.2017.1307234

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Contact Details

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