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Mike Hickford


School of Biological Sciences

17 October 2023




  • Bachelor of Science (University of Canterbury)

  • Master of Science (University of Canterbury)

  • Doctor of Philosophy (University of Canterbury)


Research Interests

My primary research interest is the early life history of fish.

  • Fish biology
  • Early life history of fishes
  • Dispersal mechanisms
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Icthyoplankton
  • Whitebait


Recent Publications

  • Crichton BRJ., Hickford MJH., McIntosh AR. and Schiel DR. (2023) Predicting biomass of resident kōkopu (Galaxias) populations using local habitat characteristics. PLoS ONE 18(3 March)
  • Jellyman PG., Quilty CM., Thomas CR., Green CB. and Hickford MJH. (2023) Laboratory-based comparison of screening materials for excluding juvenile freshwater fishes from New Zealand water intakes. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research
  • Watson AS., Hickford MJH. and Schiel DR. (2023) Closing the life-history loop: Density effects on fecundity and egg size of an exploited, amphidromous fish (Galaxias maculatus) in freshwater protected areas. Freshwater Biology 68(7): 1136-1147.
  • Armstrong BA., Moltchanova E., Hickford MJH. and Schiel DR. (2022) Comparing the performance of supervised classification methods on a multispecies fishery of post-larval galaxiids. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 56(2): 272-283.
  • Watson AS., Hickford MJH. and Schiel DR. (2022) Interacting effects of density and temperature on fish growth rates in freshwater protected populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 289(1967)
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