Graham J. Hickling
Research Associate Professor
Director of The Center for Wildlife Health
Dr Graham Hickling is a New Zealander with a B.S.(Hons) in Zoology from the University of Canterbury, N.Z., and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Western Ontario. From 1981 to 1992 he worked as a research scientist for the New Zealand Forest Service and later the N.Z. Government’s Landcare Research Institute, where he managed a multidisciplinary research program focusing on wildlife reservoirs of bovine tuberculosis.
In 1992 Dr Hickling joined the academic staff at Lincoln University, NZ, where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in wildlife management. In 1994, he was appointed to the NZ Animal Health Board’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAG) to help oversee the direction and funding of research on bovine tuberculosis in wildlife and livestock.
In August 2002, Dr Hickling was appointed as Associate Professor at Michigan State University, where helped develop a graduate specialization program in wildlife disease ecology and management, offered jointly by the Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Veterinary Medicine.
In November 2005 Dr Hickling moved to the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries as Research Associate Professor and Director of The Center for Wildlife Health. He is presently lead instructor for WFS 101 and WFS 301, within the Wildlife Health curriculum.