Carolyn King (zoologist)

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Carolyn King
ResidenceNew Zealand
Other namesCarolyn Mary King
Alma materUniversity of Oxford
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorHenry Neville Southern

Carolyn Mary King is a New Zealand zoologist specialising in mammals, particularly small rodents and mustelids. She is currently a professor of biological sciences at the University of Waikato.[1]


King got a PhD from the University of Oxford entitled 'Studies on the ecology of the weasel (Mustela nivalis L.)' studying under ornithologist Henry Neville Southern, before moving to DSIR's Ecology Division and from there to the University of Waikato, where she rose to full professor.[2]

She won the New Zealand Ecology Society Te Tohu Taiao Award for Ecological Excellence in 1999.[3] In 2018, King was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.[4]

Selected works

  • Carolyn M. King (2005). The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-558477-6.
  • Carolyn M. King; Roger A. Powell (2007). The Natural History of Weasels and Stoats: Ecology, Behavior, and Management. Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 978-0-19-530056-7.
  • Carolyn M. King (1984). Immigrant Killers: Introduced Predators and the Conservation of Birds in New Zealand. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-558121-8.
  • King, CM (1983). "The relationships between beech (Nothofagus sp.) seedfall and populations of mice (Mus musculus), and the demographic and dietary responses of stoats (Mustela erminea), in three New Zealand forests". The Journal of Animal Ecology: 141–166.


  1. ^ "Carolyn King - Staff Profiles : University of Waikato". doi:10.1007/s10530-017-1392-6. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Carolyn M King | The University of Waikato, Hamilton | on ResearchGate | Expertise: Ecology, Zoology". Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Te Tohu Taiao - Award for Ecological Excellence | NZES". 30 June 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Centenary cohort of Fellows announced". Royal Society of New Zealand. 1 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.

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