Dr. Ken Dodds

Team Leader Statistics Ivy/ Lcn

E: ken.dodds@agresearch.co.nz


BSc (Hons) Otago, PhD North Carolina State

Research interests & activities

  • Statistical Genetics
  • Genotyping by sequencing
  • Genomic Selection
  • DNA Parentage
  • Animal Breeding

Professional Memberships

  • Biometrics Society
  • NZ Statistical Association
  • American Statistical Association
  • NZ Society of Animal Production


  • 2008 C Alma Baker Fellowship
  • 2007 McMeekan Award (NZ Society of Animal Production)
  • 1999 OECD Fellowship
  • 1997 NZ Science & Technology Silver Medal (Team award)


Dodds, K. G., McEwan, J. C., Brauning, R., Anderson, R. A., Van Stijn, T. C., Kristjánsson, T., et al. (2015). Construction of relatedness matrices using genotyping-by-sequencing data. BMC Genomics, 16, 1047.

Dodds, K. G., Auvray, B., Newman, S.-A. N., & McEwan, J. C. (2014). Genomic breed prediction in New Zealand sheep. BMC Genetics, 15, 92.

Dodds, K. G., Auvray, B., Lee, M., Newman, S.-A. N., & McEwan, J. C. (2014). Genomic selection in New Zealand dual purpose sheep. Proceedings of the 10th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production.

Dodds, K. G., Tate, M. L., & Sise, J. A. (2005). Genetic evaluation using parentage information from genetic markers. Journal of Animal Science, 83(10), 2271-2279.

Dodds, K. G., & McEwan, J. C. (1997). Calculating exact probabilities of allele frequency differences in divergent selection lines. Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 12, 556-560.

Dodds, K. G., Tate, M. L., McEwan, J. C., & Crawford, A. M. (1996). Exclusion probabilities for pedigree testing farm animals. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 92, 966-975.

Dodds, K. G., Montgomery, G. W., & Tate, M. L. (1993). Testing for linkage between a marker locus and a major gene locus in half-sib families. Journal of Heredity, 84, 43-48.

Dodds, K. G. (1991). Genetic parameters when traits are adjusted for a correlated trait. Proceedings of the Australian Association of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 9, 480-483.