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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., Özkundakci, D., & Garrett-Walker, J. (2020). Food web characteristics of fish communities across degraded lakes provide insights for management in multi-stressor environments. Aquatic Ecology, 54(1), 401-419. doi:10.1007/s10452-020-09750-4

  • David, B. O., Jarvis, M., Özkundakci, D., Collier, K. J., Hicks, A. S., & Reid, M. (2019). To sea or not to sea? Multiple lines of evidence reveal the contribution of non-diadromous recruitment for supporting endemic fish populations within New Zealand's longest river. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 29(9), 1409-1423. doi:10.1002/aqc.3022

  • Van Looy, K., Tonkin, J. D., Floury, M., Leigh, C., Soininen, J., Larsen, S., . . . Wolter, C. (2019). The three Rs of river ecosystem resilience: Resources, recruitment, and refugia. River Research and Applications, 35(2), 107-120. doi:10.1002/rra.3396

  • 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

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Contact Details

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