Scientific Journal Publications

Criminal Forensics

  • Fernandez, F.M.; Hostetler, D.; Powell, K.; Kaur, H.; Green, M.D.; Mildenhall D.C.; Newton, P.N., 2011: Poor quality drugs: grand challenges in high throughput detection, countrywide sampling, and forensics in developing countries. Analyst 136: 3073-3082.
  • Mildenhall, D.C., 2011: The use of spores and pollen for civil and criminal investigations. Pp. 71-104 in: Ditrich, H.; Leblhumer, H.; Mader, J.; Rauch, G. (eds). Forensic perspectives. SIAK scientific series 6.
  • Phuphumirat, W.; Gleason, F.H.; Phongpaichit, S.; Mildenhall, D.C., 2011: The infection of pollen by zoosporic fungi in tropical soils and its impact on pollen preservation: a preliminary study. Nova Hedwigia 92: 233-244.
  • Mildenhall, D.C., 2009: Forensic palynology: an increasingly used tool in forensic science. European journal of aerobiology and environmental medicine 2/2009: 7-10.
  • Sengaloundeth, S.; Green, M.D.; Fernandez, F.M.; Manolin, O.; Phommavong, K.; Insixiengmay, V.; Hampton, C.Y.; Nyadong, L.; Mildenhall, D.C.; Hostetler, D.; Khounsaknalath, L.; Vongsack, L.; Phompida, S.; Vanisaveth, V.; Syhakhang, L.; Newton, P.N., 2009: A stratified random survey of the proportion of poor quality oral artesunate sold at medicine outlets in the Lao PDR – implications for therapeutic failure and drug resistance. Malaria journal 2009, 8: 172. doi:10.1186/1475-2875-8-172 .
  • Mildenhall, D.C., 2008: Civil and criminal investigations. The use of spores and pollen. SIAK journal 4/2008: 35-52.
  • Newton, P.N.; Fernandez, F.M.; Placon, A.; Mildenhall, D.C., Green, M.D., Li, Z.-Y., Christophel, E.M., Phanouvong, S.; Howells, S.; McIntosh, E.; Laurin, P.; Blum, N.; Hampton, C.Y.; Faure, K.; Nyadong, L.; Soong, C.W.R.; Santoso, B.; Wang, Z.-G., Newton, J.; Palmer, K., 2008: A collaborative epidemiological investigation into the criminal fake artesunate trade in South East Asia. PLoS Medicine 5(2): e32. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050032.
  • Mildenhall, D.C., 2007: An unusual appearance of a common pollen type indicates the scene of the crime. Forensic science international 163: 236-240.
  • Mildenhall, D.C., 2007: Hypericum pollen determines the presence of burglars at the scene of the crime: an example of forensic palynology. Forensic science international 163: 231-235.
  • Mildenhall, D.C.; Wiltshire, P.E.J.; Bryant, V.M. (eds), 2007: Forensic palynology.Forensic science international 163:161-248.
  • Mildenhall, D.C.; Wiltshire, P.E.J.; Bryant, V.M., 2007: Editorial. Forensic palynology. Forensic science international 163: 161-162.
  • Mildenhall, D.C.; Wiltshire, P.E.J.; Bryant, V.M., 2007: Editorial. Forensic palynology: why do it and how it works. Forensic science international 163: 193-172.
  • Milne, L.A.; Bryant, V.M.; Mildenhall, D.C, 2005: Chapter 14: Forensic Palynology. Pp. 217-252 in: Coyle, H.M. (ed.). Forensic Botany, principles and applications to criminal casework. CRC Press, Boca Raton, 318 p.
  • Bryant, V.M.; Mildenhall, D.C., 1998: Forensic palynology: a new way to catch crooks. Pp. 145-155 in: Bryant, V.M.; Wrenn, J.W. (eds). New developments in palynomorph sampling, extraction, and analysis. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation, contribution series number 33.
  • Bryant, V.M.; Jones, J.G.; Mildenhall, D.C., 1996: Chapter 23G – forensic studies in palynology. Pp. 957-959 in: Jansonius, J.; McGregor, D.C. (eds). Palynology: principles and applications. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation volume 3.

Food Forensics

  • Van Ruth S, Alewijn M, Rogers K, Newton-Smith E, Tena N, Bollen M, Koot A. (2010) Authentication of organic and conventional eggs by carotenoid profiling. Food Chemistry (In Press).
  • Rogers KM, Somerton K, Rogers P, and Cox J. 2010. Eliminating false positive C4 sugar tests on New Zealand Manuka honey. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 24: 2370-2374.
  • Rogers, K.M. 2009 Stable isotopes as a tool to differentiate eggs laid by caged, barn, free range, and organic hens. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 57(10): 4236-4242; doi:10.1021/jf803760s
  • Rogers, K.M. 2008 Nitrogen isotopes as a screening tool to determine the growing regimen of some organic and nonorganic supermarket produce from New Zealand. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 56(11): 4078-4083


  • Payet, N., Nicolini, E., Rogers, K.M., Vauclin, M., and Saint-Macary, H. 2010. Evidence of soil pollution by nitrates derived from pig effluent using 18O and 15N isotope analyses. Agronomy for Sustainable Development (In Press).
  • Rogers KM., Nicolini, E. Gaultier V. 2010. A multi-isotopic approach to the identification of high altitude nitrate sources in drinking water in Réunion Island. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology (submitted).
  • Kolasinski J., Frouin P., Sallon A., Rogers K., Bruggemann H.J. & Potier M. 2009. Feeding ecology and ontogenetic dietary shift of yellowstripe goatfish Mulloidichthys flavolineatus (Mullidae) at Reunion Island, SW Indian Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 386:181-195.
  • Orpin, A.R., Carter, L., Page, M.J., Cochran, U.A., Trustrum, N.A., Gomez, B., Palmer, A.S., Mildenhall., D.C., Rogers, K.M., Brackley, H.L., Northcote, L. 2009. Holocene sedimentary record from Lake Tutira as a Source-to-Sink template for watershed erosion under the vigorous maritime climate of the active northeastern margin of New Zealand. Marine Geology,10.1016/j.margeo.2009.10.022.
  • Page, MJ., Trustrum, N.A., Orpin, A.R., Carter, L., Gomez, B., Cochran, U.A., Mildenhall, D.C., Rogers, K.M., Brackley, H.L., Palmer, A.S. and Northcote, L. 2009. Storm frequency and magnitude in response to Holocene climate variability, Lake Tutira, North-Eastern New Zealand. Marine Geology, 10.1016/j.margeo.2009.10.019.
  • Rogers, KM. 2009. Using stable isotopes to detect land use change and nitrogen sources in aquatic systems. IAEA Techdoc Chapter. Vienna, Austria 33 p. (in Press)


In the News

  • Rogers K. 2010 Sugar adulteration tests – what every good bee keeper should know. National Bee Keepers Magazine, June 2010, V18, No 5.
  • Rogers, K. 2009. Is it organic? Prove it! Organic NZ, Sept/Oct 2009 issue.

Eggs – free range or caged?

  • GNS Science Media Release:15 June 2009. New Test can tell eggs apart
  • Globe Magazine
  • Radio New Zealand National
  • Dr Karyne Rogers has developed a scientific test to tell the difference between free range, organic and caged eggs. How the test works and what it means for shoppers. (duration: 16′44″
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