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Dr Karen Hytten PhD, BEnvMgnt

Lecturer in Environmental Management

Doctoral Supervisor
School of Agriculture and Environment

Professional

Contact details

  • Location: 2.51, AHA
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Griffith University (2013)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management - Griffith University (2005)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research focuses on the interface between science, politics, policy and the public. I have a strong interest in climate change politics and I am currently investigating the political discourses shaping social responses to climate change in Australia and New Zealand. I am also currently involved in research exploring the climate change impacts of food choices, and the potential for place-based climate change engagement in national parks.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Environment Policy (160507):
Environmental Management (050205):
Environmental Politics (160605):
Environmental Science and Management (050200): Environmental Sciences (050000):
Environmental Sociology (160802): Policy and Administration (160500): Political Science (160600): Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 4

Research Outputs

Journal

Phongchiewboon, A., Farrelly, T., Hytten, K., & Holland, J. (2020). Political ecology, privation and sustainable livelihoods in northern Thailand's national parks. Journal of Political Ecology. 27(1), 360-377
[Journal article]Authored by: Farrelly, T., Hytten, K.
Schröer-Merker, E., & Hytten, K. (2018). Students as partners in creating an alternative approach to teach farm business management in New Zealand: Can financials be sexy?. Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education. 1(25), Retrieved from https://repository.brynmawr.edu/tlthe/vol1/iss25/4/
[Journal article]Authored by: Hytten, K.
Hytten, K., Schröer-Merker, E., Denfeld, S., Dhoomun, L., & Villacís Lozada, S. (2018). Promoting student partnership in a postgraduate environmental management programme through thesis research and writing workshops. Teaching and Learning Together in Higher Education. 1(25), Retrieved from https://repository.brynmawr.edu/tlthe/vol1/iss25/3/
[Journal article]Authored by: Hytten, K.
Hytten, KF. (2009). Dingo dualisms: Exploring the ambiguous identity of Australian dingoes. Australian Zoologist. 35(1), 18-27
[Journal article]Authored by: Hytten, K.
Hytten, KF., & Burns, GL. (2007). Deconstructing dingo management on fraser Island, Queensland: The significance of social constructionism for effective wildlife management. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management. 14(1), 48-62
[Journal article]Authored by: Hytten, K.

Thesis

Hytten, KF. (2013). The social construction of climate change: Deconstructing the Australian climate change debate. (Doctoral Thesis, Griffith University)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Hytten, K.

Conference

van Noppen, F., Reid, J., Hytten, KF., Burkitt, L., & Horne, D.Responding to pressures to adopt environmentally sustainable practices: The demand for two-way communication.. . Palmerston North, New Zealand.
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Hytten, K.
Quinteros Nogales, L., & Hytten, K. (2020, December). Energy access for development: Exploring the discourse underpinning Bolivia’s rural energy policy.. Presented at DEVNET 2020: 12th Biennial Conference of the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network.. Palmerston North, New Zealand..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hytten, K.
Hytten, K. (2020, December). Exploring the social construction of vulnerability within the Australian climate change debate.. Presented at DEVNET 2020: 12th Biennial Conference of the Aotearoa New Zealand International Development Studies Network.. Palmerston North, New Zealand..
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hytten, K.
Hytten, K. (2018, November). What is and is not said? Exploring representation and responsibility within the Australian climate change debate. Presented at New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference 'Representation and Responsibility'. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hytten, K.
Hytten, KF. (2018, July). Invisible consequences: Exploring the borders and margins of the Australian climate change debate. Presented at 25th World Congress of Political Science 'Borders and Margins'. Brisbane, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hytten, K.
Hytten, KF. (2018, April). What about climate change? The absence of climate change from science communication in New Zealand national parks. Presented at Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference 'Science, Stories and Society: The Soul of Science Communication'. Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hytten, K.
Hytten, KF. (2017, November). A force to be reckoned with: The resurgence of climate change scepticism within Australian politics. Presented at New Zealand Political Studies Association Conference '(Dis)ordering Politics: Exclusion, Resistance and Participation'. Dunedin, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hytten, K.
Hytten, KF. (2017, September). Exploring the potential for place-based climate change engagement in New Zealand’s national parks. Presented at The 9th World Environmental Education Congress 'Culture - Environment, Weaving New Connections'. Vancouver, Canada.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hytten, K.
Hytten, KF. (2017, July). Something almost never said: Eating animals causes climate change. Presented at The 7th Australasian Animals Studies Association Conference 'Animal Intersections'. Adelaide, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hytten, K.
Hytten, KF. (2016, November). Creating an international network of environmental professionals: The unique opportunities created by the New Zealand Development Scholarship Programme. Presented at Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference 'Foundations for Tommorrow'. Brisbane, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hytten, K.
Hytten, KF. (2016, September). The rise and fall of climate change in Australian politics: Climate change discourses across three Australian federal elections. Presented at Australian Poltical Studies Association Conference 2016 'The Politics of Justice and Rights: Challenges and Future Directions'. Sydney, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hytten, K.
Hytten, KF. (2011, July). A notable omission? The presence and absence of animals within Australian climate change discourses. Presented at 'Animals, People: A Shared Environment'. Brisbane, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hytten, K.
Hytten, KF. (2007, July). Dingo discourses: Constructions of nature and culture in the Australian context. Presented at 'Animals and Society II: Considering Animals'. Hobart, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Hytten, K.

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 188.705 Environmental Policy
  • 188.707 Environmental Management Principles and Practice
  • 188.751 Advanced Zero Waste for Sustainability
  • 188.764 Advanced Environmental Management I

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Charlotte Przybylski - Doctor of Philosophy
    Understanding diverse perspectives on community conservation

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2021 - Florentine Van Noppen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Individuals, organisations, and local context shaping small-scale agricultural initiatives addressing sustainability
  • 2016 - Aurathai Phongchiewboon - Doctor of Philosophy
    Livelihood Strategies and Environmental Management Practices in Northern Thailand National Parks Communities