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Professor Carolyn King

Role:                     Professor of Zoology     
Faculty:                School of Science

Research Expertise

  • Ecology of small mammals, primarily mustelids and rodents
  • Predator control for protection of native biota

Teaching Areas/Programmes

  • Applied animal ecology
  • Evolutionary zoology
  • Philosophy of science

Academic and Professional Leadership Roles

  • Course co-ordinator


  • 2010 Kudos Lifetime Achievement Award, Hamilton
  • 2008 Elected Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College Cambridge, renewed 2011
  • 2005 Mammal Society (UK) Silver Medal, for lifetime contribution to the study of mammals
  • 1999 New Zealand Ecological Society Annual Award, for lifetime contribution to ecological research in New Zealand
  • 1998 Templeton Foundation Award
  • 1996-7 Visiting Scholar at St Cross College, Oxford


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