Dr Cheryl Krull

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Phone: (+64) 09 921 9999 ext. 6559

Email: cheryl.krull@aut.ac.nz


Cheryl is a conservation ecologist with a passion for applied research. Her first research project involved studying the dialects of kokako in the Hunua Ranges to facilitate re-introductions and conservation of this endangered species. This led her to a similar study for her BSc (Hons) project on Australasian gannet vocalisations in 2008. Later, she studied the ecological impacts of feral pigs in the Waitakere Ranges and cost effective solutions for feral pig management for her PhD. Cheryl’s postdoctoral research investigated the movement of invasive rodents in relation to roads, using manipulations to determine if this movement could be exploited to optimise pest control. Her current research interests are focused around applied ecological questions that yield outcomes of benefit to invasive species management and biodiversity conservation.

Teaching Areas:

Foundation Ecology
Conservation Planning
Foundation Biology
Ecology and Evolution
Planning for Environmental Sustainability

Research Areas:

Invasive species impacts and managementUrban ecology and road ecologyWildlife-human interactions with a focus on feral pigs

Current Research Projects:

How do birds utilise urban environments? – Samuel Heggie-Gracie (MSc)
Camera trapping methods to monitor feral pigs at low densities – Robert Vennell (MSc)


Some recent publications: (for full publication list and citation metrics please see Google Scholar).

Krull, C. R., Galbraith, J. A., Glen, A. S. and Nathan, H. W. “Invasive vertebrates in Australia and New Zealand”. In: Austral Ark. Edited by Stow, A. J., McLean, N. and Holwell, G. I. Cambridge University Press. 2015.

Krull, C. R., Choquenot, D., Burns, B. R. and Stanley, M. C. 2013. Feral pigs in a temperate rainforest ecosystem: disturbance and ecological impacts. Biological Invasions, 15 (10), 2193-2204.

Krull, C. R., Waipara, N. W., Choquenot, D., Burns, B. R., Gormley, A. M. and Stanley, M. C. 2013. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence: Feral pigs as Vectors of soil-borne pathogens. Austral Ecology, 38 (5), 534-542.