Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Soils & landscapes

Monitoring water quality in the Motueka River

The Soils & Landscapes team is involved in research that enhances understanding of the complex interrelationships that control the response of soils and landscapes to climatic and human-induced pressures, evaluating current risk, and offering sustainable land use and natural resource allocation options.

Soils, landscapes and natural resources (such as water) underpin natural and managed ecosystems. They provide ecosystem services on which we rely for agriculture and forestry and act as a platform for communities, infrastructure, and the national identity on which our culture and tourist trade is based. Current land uses, intensification, the changing geographic pattern of our land uses, as well as climate change and variability, are putting increasing pressures on our soils, landscapes, and natural resources threatening our ability to sustain the critical functions on which we depend.

The Soils & Landscapes team comprises more than 40 staff, at five sites across New Zealand. We also offer laboratory analytical services through the Environmental Chemistry laboratory in Palmerston North, Soil Physics laboratory in Hamilton, and the Ecotoxicology laboratory at Lincoln.

Jackie Aislabie

Jackie Aislabie

Science Team Leader

Location: Hamilton

Tel: +64 7 859 3713

Mob: +64 27 515 2848

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Les Basher

Les Basher

Scientist & Programme Leader

Location: Nelson

Tel: +64 3 321 9978

Mob: 027 452 3022

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Harley Betts

Harley Betts

Researcher

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4930

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Sam Carrick

Sam Carrick

Soil Scientist

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9663

Mob: 027 702 7781

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Jo Cavanagh

Jo Cavanagh

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9632

Mob: +64 27 515 2838

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Alison Collins

Alison Collins

Director NLRC / Portfolio Leader

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4809

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John Dando

John Dando

Lab & Field Technician / Lab Manager

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4911

Mob: 027 636 6292

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John Dymond

John Dymond

Researcher

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4955

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Andre Eger

Andre Eger

Pedologist

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9851

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Jagath Ekanayake

Jagath Ekanayake

Scientist

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9656

Mob: 021 154 7215

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Andrew Fenemor

Andrew Fenemor

Scientist & Programme Leader

Location: Nelson

Tel: +64 3 321 9973

Mob: 027 441 4080

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Scott Fraser

Scott Fraser

Pedologist

Location: Hamilton

Tel: +64 7 859 3758

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Gerard Grealish

Gerard Grealish

Pedologist

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4946

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Sharn Hainsworth

Sharn Hainsworth

Scientist, Pedology

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4817

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Carolyn Hedley

Carolyn Hedley

Soil Scientist

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4904

Mob: 021 039 2190

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Alexander Herzig

Alexander Herzig

Geospatial Modeller

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4949

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David Hunter

David Hunter

Senior Soil Biochemistry Technician

Location: Hamilton

Tel: +64 7 859 3715

Mob: 027 414 9069

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Jeanette King

Jeanette King

Science Team Manager

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9885

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Suzanne Lambie

Suzanne Lambie

Researcher Soil Biochemistry

Location: Hamilton

Tel: +64 7 859 3795

Mob: +64 21 0268 0491

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Ian Lynn

Ian Lynn

Capability Leader

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9725

Mob: 027 471 4323

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Andrew Manderson

Andrew Manderson

Senior Pedologist/Capability Leader

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4900

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Mike Marden

Mike Marden

Researcher

Location: Gisborne

Tel: +64 6 863 1345

Mob: 027 434 6256

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Alexandra McGill

Alexandra McGill

Lab Technician

Location: Hamilton

Tel: +64 7 859 3719

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Malcolm McLeod

Malcolm McLeod

Soil Scientist

Location: Hamilton

Tel: +64 7 859 3704

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Paul Mudge

Paul Mudge

Researcher

Location: Hamilton

Tel: +64 7 859 3794

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Kiran Munir

Kiran Munir

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: N/A

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Nathan Odgers

Nathan Odgers

Pedometrician

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9871

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John Payne

John Payne

Senior Technician

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9771

Mob: 027 433 5460

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Chris Phillips

Chris Phillips

Portfolio Leader

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9775

Mob: 027 435 5936

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Joseph Pollacco

Joseph Pollacco

Hydrological Modeller

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9854

Mob: 022 1409 474

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Phillippa Rhodes

Phillippa Rhodes

Lab Technician

Location: Hamilton

Tel: +64 7 859 3718

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Pierre Roudier

Pierre Roudier

Scientist

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4947

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Raphael Spiekermann

Raphael Spiekermann

Scientist - Geomorphology

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4969

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Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson

Researcher/Capability Leader

Location: Hamilton

Tel: +64 7 859 3797

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Danny Thornburrow

Danny Thornburrow

Field and Laboratory Technician

Location: Hamilton

Tel: +64 7 859 3711

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Katherine Trought

Katherine Trought

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9817

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Simon Vale

Simon Vale

Scientist - Geomorphology

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4925

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