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Associate Professor Nicholas Ling

Associate Professor (Biological Sciences)

Qualifications: BSc MSc PhD Auckland

Research Interests

Comparative animal physiology, particularly the physiology and biomechanical behaviour of muscleand connective tissues. Environmental physiology, including the effects of environmental changes and pollutants on physiological systems.

Research Supervised

PhD

  • Ulrich, Christine (in progress). Comparative oxygen sensing mechanisms & adaptation to hypoxia in galaxiid fishes.
  • Kallingappa, Prasanna (2013). Quinescence induces epigenetic changes n bovine fibroblasts and improves their reprogramming into cloned embryos.
  • Tempero, Grant (2011). Abundance and function of multiple haemoglobin isomorphs from Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
  • McFarlane, Craig (2007). The functional role of Myostatin during muscle wasting and regeneration.
  • Siriett, Victoria (2007). The role of myostatin during age-related Sarcopenia.
  • Bannon, Jim (2006). Effects of water quality on sustained swimming ability in New Zealand native fishes.
  • Rogers, David (2006). Metabolic effects of controlled atmosphere treatment in huhu larvae.
  • Cairney, Julie (2005). Defining the structural elements of ovine muscle that contribute to fibre tensile strength.

MSc (Research)

  • Pepper, Katie (2015). Reproductive investment and strategies of Gobiomorphus cotidianus.
  • Webby, Ashley (2014). Toxicological effects of MV Rena pollutants to New Zealand fish and lobster.

MSc

  • Harris, Daina (2012). Inhibition of ERK and GSK3 signalling pathways promotes development and expression of pluripotent markers in bovine blastocysts.
  • Brijs, Erik (2010). The effect of Pax3 over-expression on myoblast function.
  • Shannon, Nicholas (2009). Remediation of pulp and paper mill biosolids using vermiculture.
  • Fieten, Daniel (2009). The effect of a myostatin antagonist on the healing of burn wounds in skin.
  • Laurenson, Rachel (2009). The effect of myostatin-antagonist4 on a severe muscle burn injury.
  • Taylor, Sean (2009). Flow cytometric enumeration of the blood cells of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and New Zealand freshwater crayfish (Paranephrops planifrons).
  • Bleakley, Natalie (2008). Biology of common bully (Gobiomorphus cotidianus) populations in the Tarawera and Rangitaiki Rivers: reproductive isolation by inland distance or effluent discharges?
  • Brijs, Jereon (2007). The ecophysiology & evolution of adaptives oxygen transport in NZ mudfishes.
  • McDonald, Amy (2007). Translocation, habitat characterisation and rearing investigations of black mudfish (Neochanna diversus).
  • Theobald, Kylie (2007). Ecology and impact of invasive gobies.
  • Wilson, Bridget (2007). The role of a novel zinc-finger transcription factor in myogenesis.
  • Davies, Todd (2006). Role of Mighty in satellite cells and skeletal muscle regeneration.
  • Dyer, Kelly (2006). The role of Mighty during embryogenesis and myogenesis.
  • Osborne, Matt (2006). Movement, growth and diet of koi carp in lower Waikato.

Recent Publications

  • Hicks, B. J., Ling, N., Duggan, I., Wood, S., & Gauthier, S. (2016). Response of size and abundance of redfin perch to successive removals. In Australian Society for Fish Biology – Oceania Chondrichthyan Society Joint Conference. Conference held in Wrest Point, Tasmania.

  • Tempero, G. W., Ling, N., Daniel, A., & Morgan, D. (2016). Sustained exclusion of koi carp (Cyprinus carpio) from Lake Ohinewai, New Zealand. In Australian Society for Fish Biology – Oceania Chondrichthyan Society Joint Conference. Conference held in Wrest Point, Tasmania.

  • Ling, N., Leathwick, J., Collier, K., Hicks, B. J., Stichbury, G., & de Winton, M. (2016). Establishment risk models highlight biosurveillance priorities for New Zealand lakes. In Australian Society for Fish Biology – Oceania Chondrichthyan Society Joint Conference. Conference held in Wrest Point, Tasmania.

  • Hicks, B. J., Ling, N., Robinson, F., & Charteris, J. (2016). Black flounder otoliths show complex freshwater life histories. In Australian Society for Fish Biology – Oceania Chondrichthyan Society Joint Conference. Conference held in Wrest Point, Tasmania.

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Contact Details

Email: nling@waikato.ac.nz
Room: R.2.14
Phone: +64 7 837 9374