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Dr Karen Hytten

Lecturer in Environmental Management

School of Agriculture

Professional

Contact details

  • Location: 2.51, AHA
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Griffith University (2013)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management with First Class Honours - Griffith University (2005)

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 3

Research Outputs

Journal

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

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. 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.

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

  • 188.705 Natural Resource Policy
  • 188.751 Advanced Zero Waste for Sustainability

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Florentine Van Noppen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Resilience and sustainable hill country land-use in Hawke’s Bay

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2016 - Aurathai Phongchiewboon - Doctor of Philosophy
    Livelihood Strategies and Environmental Management Practices in Northern Thailand National Parks Communities

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