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Mr Nigel McCarter

Nigel McCarter

Liaison Officer

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Biology University of Ulster; DipHSM.

About Nigel

I’ve had an eclectic career; beginning with fisheries ecology in Ulster, moving on to teaching in Botswana, conservation in Devon and Wiltshire, back to fisheries research for the NZ Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and NIWA,  followed by stints as safety consultant in NZ and the Pacific, science editor and writer in Japan, and as an intelligence analyst for the Waikato District of the New Zealand Police (WPD).

In 2015, FCMS and WPD decided to develop a collaborative research and student scholarship programme. One thing has led to another; my present role is to support the development of the New Zealand Institute of Security and Crime Science, and assist and support research projects across different  disciplines.

Research Interests


Four and Twenty, SMIS 2013

The Big OE, Tandem Press, 2001.

Shorten the Odds – How to select good New Zealand shares: Dunmore Press, Palmerston North. 1997.

Shorten the Odds – How to select good Australian Shares. Dunmore Press, Palmerston North. 1999.


Clayton J., Champion P., McCarter N. 1995.  Control of Hydrilla verticillata in a New Zealand Lake using triploid grass carp.  Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Biological control of weeds.

McCarter N., James M. 1993. A method to observe particle ingestion by fish larvae. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 122:642-644.

McCarter N. 1990. Inexpensive sensors for a hatchery alarm system. Progressive Fish Culturist 52:136-139.

McCarter N. 1988. Verification of the production of triploid grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) with hydrostatic pressure. N.Z. Journal of Marine Freshwater Research. 22:501-505.

McCarter N 1986. Food and energy in the diet of brown and rainbow trout from Lake Benmore, New Zealand.  . N.Z. Journal of Marine Freshwater Research. 20:551-559.

McCarter N. 1984. Tree shelters aid Salix caprea growth. Forestry and British Timber 10:23.

McCarter N., Thomas A. 1980.  Patterns of animal and plant distribution on rocky shores of the South Hams (South Devon). Field Studies 5: 229-258.


Crime; Data; Ecology; Science

Contact Details

Email: nigel.mccarter@waikato.ac.nz
Room: G.2.05
Phone: +64 7 838 4466
Cellphone: +64 27 856 8940