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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

  • Pingram, M. A., Collier, K. J., Hamer, M. P., David, B. O., Catlin, A. K., & Smith, J. P. (2019). Improving region-wide ecological condition of wadeable streams: Risk analyses highlight key stressors for policy and management. Environmental Science and Policy, 92, 170-181. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2018.11.028

  • 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., Garrett-Walker, J., Özkundakci, D., & Pingram, M. A. (2018). Characteristics of consumer trophic resources for Waikato shallow lake food webs. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, (Special issue: Lake resilience: Linking theory and management), 16 pages. doi:10.1080/00288330.2018.1517098

  • Shell, T. M., & Collier, K. J. (2018). Partitioning of macroinvertebrate communities in a large New Zealand river highlights the role of multiple shore-zone habitat types. River Research and Applications, 10 pages. doi:10.1002/rra.3344

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Contact Details

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