Karyne Rogers


Full Name: Karyne Rogers

Position: Environmental Scientist - Isotope Biogeochemistry

Contact details

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Phone: +64-4-570 4636

Specialist Profile

Dr Karyne Rogers is a forensic geochemist/environmental scientist with multidisciplinary research interests. Her recent research includes forensics, food authentication and traceability, environmental and contamination studies, ecology, geology, archaeology and geochemical studies. She also work as an outreach educator, communicating science to communities, industry, local authorities, schools, iwi groups, universities and international training programs. She teaches post-doctoral specialist seminars and supervised post grad students, both in New Zealand and overseas. Karyne also specializes in museum and heritage studies providing expertise around contamination, authentication and provenance of museum heritage objects.


1989: BSc, Chemistry; 1990: BSc Hons (2(1)), Geochemistry; 1995: PhD, Geochemistry

Areas of expertise

Geochemist: Environmental Isotope Geochemsitry
Geochemist: Organic geochemistry
Geochemist: Petroleum geochemistry
Geochemist: Stable Isotopes
Technical: Food authentication
Technical: Isotope mass spectrometry

Professional activities

National beekeepers Association: Wellington: Member
International Honey Commission: Authenticity Group: Member
IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency): RAS 7024 program: Country Representative and Expert
NZ-China Food Protection Network: Sience Leadership Member
Atomic Energy Agency: Sri Lanka in environmental science: Advisor and invited expert
Zheijang Academy of Agricultural Sciences: Key Key Laboratory of Information Traceability for Agro-products: Vice Director

Major publications

Barrios-de Pedro, S.; Rogers, K.M.; Alcorlo, P.; Buscalionia, Á.D. 2020 Food web reconstruction through isotopic compositions of fossil faeces : insights into the ecology of a late Barremian freshwater ecosystem (Las Hoyas, Cuenca, Spain). Cretaceous research, 108: article 104343; doi: 10.1016/j.cretres.2019.104343

Liu, Z.; Yuan, Y.; Xie, T.; Zhang, Y.; Shao, S.; Nie, J.; Xia, W.; Rogers, K.M.; Zhang, W. 2020 Long-term agricultural effects on the authentication accuracy of organic, green, and conventional rice using isotopic and elemental chemometric analyses. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 68(5): 1213-1225; doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b06847

Nie, J.; Shao, S.; Xia, W.; Liu, Z.; Yu, C.; Li, R.; Wang, W.; Li, J.; Yuan, Y.; Rogers, K.M. 2020 Stable isotopes verify geographical origin of yak meat from Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Meat Science, 165: 108113; doi: 10.1016/j.meatsci.2020.108113

Xie, L.; Zhao, L.; Rogers, K.M.; Xia, Y.; Zhang, B.; Suo, R.; Zhao, Y. 2020 A case of milk traceability in small-scale districts-Inner Mongolia of China by nutritional and geographical parameters. Food chemistry, 316: article 126332; doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2020.126332

Liu, Z.; Yuan, Y.; Zhang, Y.; Shi, Y.; Hu, G.; Zhu, J.; Rogers, K.M. 2019 Geographical traceability of Chinese green tea using stable isotope and multi-element chemometrics. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 33(8): 778-788; doi: 10.1002/rcm.8405

Liu, Z.; Zhang, W.; Zhang, Y.; Chen, T.; Shao, S.; Zhou, L.; Yuan, Y.; Xie, T.; Rogers, K.M. 2019 Assuring food safety and traceability of polished rice from different production regions in China and Southeast Asia using chemometric models. Food control, 99: 1-10; doi: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2018.12.011

Poupart, T.A.; Waugh, S.M.; Miskelly, C.M.; Kato, A.; Angel, L.P.; Rogers, K.M.; Arnould, J.P.Y. 2019 Fine-scale foraging behaviour of southern Buller’s albatross, the only Thalassarche that provisions chicks through winter. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 625: 163-179; doi: 10.3354/meps13042

Turnbull, R.E.; Rogers, K.M.; Martin, A.P.; Rattenbury, M.S.; Morgan, R. 2019 Human impacts recorded in chemical and isotopic fingerprints of soils from Dunedin City, New Zealand. Science of the Total Environment, 673: 455-469; doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.063

Wang, X.; Rogers, K.M.; Li, Y.; Yang, S.; Chen, L.; Zhou, J. 2019 Untargeted and targeted discrimination of honey collected by Apis cerana and Apis mellifera based on volatiles using HS-GC-IMS and HS-SPME-GC-MS. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 67(43): 12144-12152; doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b04438

Rattenbury, M.S.; Martin, A.P.; Baisden, W.T.; Turnbull, R.E.; Rogers, K.M. 2018 Geochemical baseline soil surveys for understanding element and isotope variation across New Zealand. New Zealand journal of agricultural research, 61(3): 347-357; doi: 10.1080/00288233.2018.1426616

Waugh, S.M.; Griffiths, J.W.; Poupart, T.A.; Filippi, D.P.; Rogers, K.M.; Arnoud, Y.P. 2018 Environmental factors and fisheries influence the foraging patterns of a subtropical seabird, the Westland Petrel (Procellaria westlandica), in the Tasman Sea. The Condor, 120(2): 371-387; doi: 10.1650/CONDOR-17-179.1

Yuan, Y.; Zhang, W.; Zhang, Y.; Liu, Z.; Shao, S.; Zhou, L.; Rogers, K.M. 2018 Differentiating organically farmed rice from conventional and green rice harvested from an experimental field trial using stable isotopes and multi-element chemometrics. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 66(11): 2607-2615; doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b05422

Khanolkar, S.; Saraswati, P.K.; Rogers, K.M. 2017 Ecology of foraminifera during the middle Eocene climatic optimum in Kutch, India. Geodinamica acta, 29(2): 1-13; doi: 10.1080/09853111.2017.1300846

Poupart, T.A.; Waugh, S.M.; Bost, C.; Bost, C.-A.; Dennis, T.; Lane, R.; Rogers, K.M.; Sugishita, J.; Taylor, G.A.; Wilson, K.J.; Zhang, J.; Arnould, J.P.Y. 2017 Variability in the foraging range of Eudyptula minor across breeding sites in central New Zealand. New Zealand journal of zoology, 44(3): 225-244; doi: 10.1080/03014223.2017.1302970

Rogers, K.M.; Turnbull, R.E.; Martin, A.P.; Baisden, W.T.; Rattenbury, M.S. 2017 Stable isotopes reveal human influences on southern New Zealand soils. Applied Geochemistry, 82: 15-24; doi: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.05.006

Spiteri, M.; Rogers, K.M.; Jamin, E.; Thomas, F.; Guyader, S.; Lees, M.; Rutledge, D.N. 2017 Combination of 1H NMR and chemometrics to discriminate manuka honey from other floral honey types from Oceania. Food chemistry, 217: 766-772; doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2016.09.027

Trystram, C.; Rogers, K.M.; Soria, M.; Jaquemet, S. 2017 Feeding patterns of two sympatric shark predators in coastal ecosystems of an oceanic island. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 74(2): 216-227; doi: 10.1139/cjfas-2016-0105

Kolasinski, J.; Nahon, S.; Rogers, K.M.; Chauvin, A.; Bigot, L.; Frouin, P. 2016 Stable isotopes reveal spatial variability in the trophic structure of a macro-benthic invertebrate community in a tropical coral reef. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 30(3): 433-446; doi: 10.1002/rcm.7443

Martin, A.P.; Turnbull, R.E.; Rattenbury, M.S.; Cohen, D.R.; Hoogewerff, J.; Rogers, K.M.; Baisden, W.T.; Christie, A.B. 2016 The regional geochemical baseline soil survey of southern New Zealand : design and initial interpretation. Journal of geochemical exploration, 167: 70-82; doi: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2016.05.009

Nicolini, E.; Rogers, K.M.; Rakowski, D. 2016 Baseline geochemical characterisation of a vulnerable tropical karstic aquifer; Lifou, New Caledonia. Journal of Hydrology : Regional Studies, 5: 114-130; doi: 10.1016/j.ejrh.2015.11.014

Rawlence, N.J.; Wood, J.R.; Bocherens, H.; Rogers, K.M. 2016 Dietary interpretations for extinct megafauna using coprolites, intestinal contents and stable isotopes : complimentary or contradictory? Quaternary Science Reviews, 142: 173-178; doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.05.017

Yuan, Y.; Hu, G.; Chen, T.; Zhao, M.; Zhang, Y.; Li, Y.; Xu, X.; Shao, S.; Zhu, J.; Wang, Q.; Rogers, K.M. 2016 Improved discrimination of Brassica vegetables treated with agricultural fertilizers using a combined chemometric approach. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64(28): 5633-5643; doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b00453

Rogers, K.M.; van Ruth, S.; Alewijn, M.; Phillips, A.; Rogers, P. 2015 Verification of egg farming systems from the Netherlands and New Zealand using stable isotopes. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 63(38): 8372–8380; doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b01975

Spiteri, M.; Jamin, E.; Thomas, F.; Rebours, A.; Lees, M.; Rogers, K.M.; Rutledge, D.N. 2015 Fast and global authenticity screening of honey using 1H-NMR profiling. Food chemistry, 189: 60-66; doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.11.099

Rogers, K.M.; Grainger, M.; Manley-Harris, M. 2014 The unique manuka effect : why New Zealand manuka honey fails the AOAC 998.12 C-4 sugar method. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 62(12): 2615-2622; doi: 10.1021/jf404767b

Rogers, K.M.; Sim, M.; Stewart, S.; Phillips, A.; Cooper, J.; Douance, C.; Pyne, R.; Rogers, P. 2014 Investigating C-4 sugar contamination of manuka honey and other New Zealand honey varieties using carbon isotopes. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 62(12): 2605-2614; doi: 10.1021/jf404766f

Barr, N.G.; Dudley, B.D.; Rogers, K.M.; Cornelisen, C.D. 2013 Broad-scale patterns of tissue-[delta] 15N and tissue-N indices in frondose Ulva spp. : developing a national baseline indicator of nitrogen-loading for coastal New Zealand. Marine pollution bulletin, 67(1/2): 203-216; doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.11.033

Rogers, K.M.; Cook, J.; Krueger, D.; Beckmann, K. 2013 Modification of AOAC Official MethodSM 998.12 to add filtration and/or centrifugation : interlaboratory comparison exercise. Journal of AOAC International, 96(3): 607-614; doi: 10.5740/jaoacint.12-386

Zintzen, V.; Rogers, K.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Stewart, A.L.; Anderson, M.J. 2013 Hagfish feeding habits along a depth gradient inferred from stable isotopes. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 485: 223-234; doi: 10.3354/meps10341

Rogers, K.M.; Nicolini, E.; Gaultier, V. 2012 Identifying source and formation altitudes of nitrates in drinking water from Réunion Island, France, using a multi-isotopic approach. Journal of contaminant hydrology, 138/139: 93-103; doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2012.07.002

Rogers, K.M.; Wassenaar, L.I.; Soto, D.X.; Bartle, J.A. 2012 A feather-precipitation hydrogen isoscape model for New Zealand : implications for eco-forensics. Ecosphere, 3(7): article 62; doi: 10.1890/ES11-00343.1

Williams, M.; Holdaway, R.N.; Rogers, K.M. 2012 Feeding environments of New Zealand's extinct merganser revealed by stable isotope analyses. Wildfowl, 62: 190-203

Fry, B.; Rogers, K.M.; Barry, B.J.; Barr, N.; Dudley, B. 2011 Eutrophication indicators in the Hutt River estuary, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 45(4): 665-677; doi: 10.1080/00288330.2011.578652

Gomez, B.; Baisden, W.T.; Rogers, K.M. 2010 Variable composition of particle-bound organic carbon in steepland river systems. Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface, F04006; doi: 10.1029/2010JF001713

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

Kolasinski, J.; Rogers, K.M.; Frouin, P. 2008 Effects of acidification on carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes of benthic macrofauna from a tropical coral reef. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 22(18): 2955-2960

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

Forrest, B.M.; Gillespie, P.A.; Cornelisen, C.D.; Rogers, K.M. 2007 Multiple indicators reveal river plume influence on sediments and benthos in a New Zealand coastal embayment. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 41(1): 13-24

Rogers, K.M. 2007 A review of issues and guidelines for effective restoration of a New Zealand estuary. p. 39-64 IN: International symposium, Restoration and Sustainability of Estuaries and Coastal Lagoons : towards the wise use of Lakes Shinji and Nakaumi : abstracts, January 26-28, 2007, Matsue, Japan. Matsue, Japan: Research Center for Coastal Lagoon Environments, Shimane University

Saraswati, P.K.; Rogers, K.M.; Raja, R. 2006 Disequilibrium effect in oxygen and carbon isotopic compositions of modern foraminifera from Lakshadweep, India. Journal of the Geological Society of India, Dec: 1003-1007

Raja, R.; Saraswati, P.K.; Rogers, K.M.; Iwao, K. 2005 Magnesium and strontium compositions of recent symbiont-bearing benthic foraminifera. Marine micropaleontology, 58(1): 31-44

Gomez, B.; Brackley, H.L.; Hicks, D.M.; Neff, H.; Rogers, K.M. 2004 Organic carbon in floodplain alluvium : signature of historic variations in erosion processes associated with deforestation, Waipaoa River basin, New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface, 109: F04011; doi: 10.1029/2004JF000154

Crouch, E.M.; Dickens, G.R.; Brinkhuis, H.; Aubry, M-P.; Hollis, C.J.; Rogers, K.M.; Visscher, H. 2003 The Apectodinium acme and terrestrial discharge during the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum : new palynological, geochemical and calcareous nannoplankton observations at Tawanui, New Zealand. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 194(4): 387-403; doi: 10.1016/S0031-0182(03)00334-1

Gomez, B.; Trustrum, N.A.; Hicks, D.M.; Rogers, K.M.; Page, M.J.; Tate, K.R. 2003 Production, storage, and output of particulate organic carbon : Waipaoa River basin, New Zealand. Water Resources Research, 39(6): doi: 10.1029/2002WR001619

Hollis, C.J.; Strong, C.P.; Rodgers, K.A.; Rogers, K.M. 2003 Paleoenvironmental changes across the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary at Flaxbourne River and Woodside Creek, eastern Marlborough, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 46(2): 177-197; doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00288306.2003.9515003

Lichtfouse, E.; Rogers, K.M.; Payet, C.; Renat, J-C. 2002 13C/12C composition, a novel parameter to study the downward migration of paper sludge in soils. Geochemical transactions, 3(6): 48-50

Rogers, K.M.; Savard, M.M. 2002 Geochemistry of oil inclusions in sulfide-related calcites : fingerprinting the source of the sulfate-reducing hydrocarbons of the Pb-Zn carbonate-hosted Jubilee deposit of Nova Scotia, Canada. Applied Geochemistry, 17(2): 69-77

Crouch, E.M.; Heilmann-Clausen, C.; Brinkhuis, H.; Morgans, H.E.G.; Rogers, K.M.; Egger, H.; Schmitz, B. 2001 Global dinoflagellate event associated with the late Paleocene thermal maximum. Geology, 29(4): 315-318

Rogers, K.M.; Morgans, H.E.G.; Wilson, G.S. 2001 Identification of a Waipawa Formation equivalent in the upper Te Uri Member of the Whangai Formation : implications for depositional history and age. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 44(2): 347-354; doi: 10.1080/00288306.2001.9514943

Rogers, K.M. 1999 Effects of sewage contamination on macro-algae and shellfish at Moa Point, New Zealand, using stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 33(2): 181-188

Rogers, K.M.; Collen, J.D.; Johnston, J.H.; Elgar, N.E. 1999 A geochemical appraisal of oil seeps from the East Coast Basin, New Zealand. Organic geochemistry, 30(7): 593-605

Rogers, K.M.; Savard, M.M. 1999 Detection of petroleum contamination in river sediments from Quebec City region using GC-IRMS. Organic geochemistry, 30(12): 1559-1569

Rogers, K.M. 1995 Oil seeps and potential source rocks of the northern East Coast Basin, New Zealand : a geochemical study. PhD (Geology) thesis, Victoria University of Wellington. 178 p.

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