Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Fiona Carswell

Fiona Carswell
Position: Chief Scientist
Team: CEO
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640
Phone: +64 3 321 9631
Mob: 021 042 9473
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Present research/professional specialities:

  • Provision of scientific advice on carbon sequestration by indigenous trees
  • Active engagement of landowners in best -practice management of indigenous forests
  • Study of podocarp regeneration and implications for indigenous forest management
  • Consultation with iwi on forest management for carbon and biodiversity gain

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Edinburgh
    PhD Environ Plant Physiology
    1998
  • Auckland
    MSc(Hons) Botany
    1994
  • Auckland
    BSc Botany
    1991

Publications

Publications

  • Forbes AS, Norton DA, Carswell FE 2016. Artificial canopy gaps accelerate restoration within an exotic Pinus radiata plantation. Restoration Ecology 24(3): 336–345. http://doi.org/10.1111/rec.12313 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Carswell FE, Mason NWH, Overton JM, Price R, Burrows LE, Allen RB 2015. Restricting new forests to conservation lands severely constrains carbon and biodiversity gains in New Zealand. Biological Conservation 181: 206–218. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2014.11.002 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Forbes AS, Norton DA, Carswell FE 2015. Underplanting degraded exotic Pinus with indigenous conifers assists forest restoration. Ecological Management & Restoration 16(1): 41–49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/emr.12137 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Mason NWH, Beets PN, Payton I, Burrows L, Holdaway RJ, Carswell FE 2014. Individual-based allometric equations accurately measure carbon storage and sequestration in shrublands. Forests 5(2): 309–324. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/f5020309 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Holdaway RJ, McNeill SJ, Mason NWH, Carswell FE 2014. Propagating uncertainty in plot-based estimates of forest carbon stock and carbon stock change. Ecosystems 17(4): 627–640. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-014-9749-5 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Carswell FE, Doherty JE, Allen RB, Brignall-Theyer ME, Richardson SJ, Wiser SK 2012. Quantification of the effects of aboveground and belowground competition on growth of seedlings in a conifer–angiosperm forest. Forest ecology and management 269: 188–196. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2011.12.027 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Mason NWH, Ausseil A-GE, Dymond JR, Overton JM, Price R, Carswell FE 2012. Will use of non-biodiversity objectives to select areas for ecological restoration always compromise biodiversity gains? Biological conservation 155(0): 157-168. (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Greenaway A, Carswell F, Harmsworth G, Russell S . Making sense, taking action in Aotearoa/New Zealand: exploring the situated-ness of mitigation and adaptation strategies. Local Environment. (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Dickie IA, Davis M, Carswell FE 2012. Quantification of mycorrhizal limitation in beech spread. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 36(2): 210-215. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/3032 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Mason NWH, Carswell FE, Overton JM, Briggs CM, Hall GMJ 2012. Estimation of current and potential carbon stocks and Kyoto-compliant carbon gain on conservation land. Science for Conservation 317. Department of Conservation. 39 p. http://doc.govt.nz/upload/documents/science-and-technical/sfc317.pdf (Book, 2012)
  • Carswell FE, Burrows LE, Hall GMJ, Mason NWH, Allen RB 2012. Carbon and plant diversity gain during 200 years of woody succession in lowland New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 36(2): 191-202. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/3028 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Holdaway RJ, Burrows LE, Carswell FE, Marburg AE 2012. Potential for invasive mammalian herbivore control to result in measurable carbon gains. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 36(2): 252-264. http://www.newzealandecology.org/nzje/3020 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Mason NWH, Carswell FE, Richardson SJ, Burrows LE 2011. Leaf palatability and decomposability increase during a 200-year-old post-cultural woody succession in New Zealand. Journal of vegetation science 22(1): 6-17. (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Richardson SJ, Peltzer DA, Hurst JM, Allen RB, Bellingham PJ, Carswell FE, Clinton PW, Griffiths AD, Wiser SK, Wright EF 2009. Deadwood in New Zealand's indigenous forests. Forest ecology and management 258(11): 2456-2466. (Journal Article, 2009)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Editorial Board, Biogeosciences

Skills

Skills

  • Carbon - measurement of carbon stored in shrubland/forests
  • EBEX21 (Emissions/Biodiversity EXchange) Scientific Officer
  • Indigenous forestry research in Maori-owned forests
  • Landowner liaison
  • Societal responses to climate change