Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Anne-Gaelle Ausseil

Anne-Gaelle Ausseil
Position: Researcher
Team: Ecosystems & Global Change
Location: Wellington
P.O. Box 10 345
The Terrace
Wellington 6143
Phone: +64 4 382 6642
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications:

M. Sc. Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Montpellier (School of Agronomical Engineering of Montpellier), France, 1997.
Post-graduate diploma (1st class Hons.), University of Montpellier, (Automatic Control Engineering), 1998. 
Ph. D., University of Montpellier (Image processing for Agricultural Engineering), 2001.

Professional positions held:

2012- Research Priority Area Leader, Wellington
2009¬-2012 Objective Leader, Landcare Research, Palmerston North
2002-2009 Research Scientist, Landcare Research, Palmerston North
1998-2001 PhD student, IRSTEA (ex-Cemagref), Montpellier, France

Honours/distinctions/membership of societies, institutions, committees:

2017 Member of the Technical Advisory Group for Land Domain Reporting
2015-17 Lead author for the Asia-Pacific regional assessment for the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
2014 Nominated to the expert group for scoping regional assessments (IPBES)
2013- Member of the Ecosystem services Partnership (Wageningen University)
2011- Member of the Sub-global assessment network (UNEP-WCMC)
2005 Travel grant to New Caledonia (ISAT)
2002 French Academy of Agriculture award (silver medal for deserving PhD students)


Present Research/professional Speciality:

  • Research Priority Area Leader on Ecosystem services state and trends in the "Characterising land resources" portfolio.
  • Programme Leader of "Innovative Data Analysis for reporting and decision making" (Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment funding for 2014-2018). Development of techniques for better recording of provenance, uncertainties and workflow of indicators in the land, soil and biodiversity domains for environmental reporting.
  • Case study leader in "climate change impacts and implication" (MBIE programme) Development of integrated research in Kaituna catchment for future scenarios.
  • Development of models for mapping ecosystem services at national to regional scale

Major achievements in commercial, social and environmental areas

  • Lead author in the InterGovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Contribution in Asia-Pacific assessment.
  • Developed methodology for upscaling at regional and national scale greenhouse gas emission, carbon sequestration and other ecosystem services (water quality, water quantity, habitat provision, food&fibre) as a function of land use, soil and climate. 
  • Developed methodology for objective regional mapping and prioritising of wetlands from satellite. This provide overview information to local and central governments to better allocate resources in wetland conservation
  • Project leader in the national mapping of wetlands for the Waters of National Importance programme. This work led to the first national freshwater wetland map at 1:50,000 scale.
  • Developped international linkages with New Caledonia by setting up a project on erosion modeling to evaluate the impact of erosion due to mining in New Caledonia.
  • Developed methodology for regional mapping of land slides following the February 2004 storm in the Manawatu/Wanganui region. Participated to seminar for public awareness of erosion issues.
  • Regional contact for commercial promotion of Land Environments of New Zealand (LENZ). 
  • Ph.D thesis demonstrated the feasibility of automatic weed identification from near-ground digital cameras, which should lead to major reductions in herbicide use combined with increased effectiveness.


Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Montpellier
    PhD Inmage Proc-Agronomy
    2002
  • Montpellier
    MSc Agronomy & Info Technology
    1997

Publications

Publications

  • Giltrap DL, Ausseil A-GE 2016. Upscaling NZ-DNDC using a regression based meta-model to estimate direct N2O emissions from New Zealand grazed pastures. Science of the Total Environment 539: 221-230. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.08.107 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Dymond JR, Herzig A, Basher L, Betts HD, Marden M, Phillips CJ, Ausseil A-GE, Palmer DJ, Clark M, Roygard J 2016. Development of a New Zealand SedNet model for assessment of catchment-wide soil-conservation works. Geomorphology 257: 85-93. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.12.022 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Dymond JR, Serezat D, Ausseil A-GE, Muirhead RW 2016. Mapping of Escherichia coli sources connected to waterways in the Ruamahanga catchment, New Zealand. Environmental Science & Technology 50(4): 1897-1905. http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b05167 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Manderson A, Dymond J, Ausseil A-G 2015. Climate change impacts on water quality outcomes from the Sustainable Land Use Initiative (SLUI). Horizons Regional Council. 26 p. http://www.envirolink.govt.nz/Envirolink-reports/1-NLCC1/1522-HZLC116/ (Report, 2015)
  • Ausseil A-GE, Jamali H, Clarkson BR, Golubiewski NE 2015. Soil carbon stocks in wetlands of New Zealand and impact of land conversion since European settlement. Wetlands Ecology and Management 23(5): 947-961. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11273-015-9432-4 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Ausseil A-GE, Jamali H, Clarkson BR, Golubiewski NE 2015. Soil carbon stocks in wetlands of New Zealand and impact of land conversion since European settlement. Wetlands Ecology and Management 23(5): 947-961. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11273-015-9432-4 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Dymond J, Ausseil A-GE, Peltzer DA, Herzig A 2015. Conditions and trends of ecosystem services in New Zealand - a synopsis. Solutions 6(5): 38-45. http://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/node/237283 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Ausseil A-G, Dymond J, Herzig A 2014. [Abstract] Mapping benefits from nature (ecosystem services) in New Zealand. Proceedings: Association for Women in the Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand, 9-11 July 2014. http://www.awis.org.nz/20-20-science-snapshots/ (Conference Proceedings, 2014)
  • Ausseil A-G, Rutledge D, Dymond J 2014. Climate change impacts on ecosystem services. Soil Horizons 23: 13. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/84691/Soil_Horizons_23.pdf (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Dymond J, Ausseil A-G, Herzig A 2014. Downscaling ecosystem services to catchment scale - a case study in the Ruamahanga catchment. Soil Horizons 23: 10-11. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/84691/Soil_Horizons_23.pdf (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Herzig A, Ausseil A-G, Dymond J 2014. [Abstract] Irrigation = degradation? Exploring limits and trade-offs in catchment-scale soil water management. Proceedings: New Zealand Society of Soil Science 2014 Conference "Soil Science for Future Generations", Hamilton, New Zealand, 1-4 December 2014. Pp. 47. (Conference Proceedings, 2014)
  • Dymond J, Ausseil AG, Peltzer DA, Herzig A [abstract]. Conditions and trends of ecosystem services in New Zealand. Oral presentation at the Ecosystem Services Partnership conference. Wageningen University, San Jose, Costa Rica. 8-12 September 2014. (Conference Proceedings, 2014)
  • Weeks ES, Mason N, Ausseil A-GE, Herzig A 2014. Prioritising land-use decisions for the optimal delivery of ecosystem services and biodiversity protection in productive landscapes. In: Grillo O ed. Biodiversity: the dynamic balance of the planet. Rijeka, Croatia, InTech. Pp. 1-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/58255 (Book Section, 2014)
  • Clarkson BR, Ausseil A-GE, Gerbeaux P 2013. Wetland ecosystem services. In: Dymond JR ed. Ecosystem services in New Zealand: conditions and trends. Lincoln, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua Press. Pp. 192-202. (Book Section, 2013)
  • Herzig A, Ausseil A-GE, Dymond JR 2013. Sensitivity of land-use pattern optimisation to variation in input data and constraints. In: Piantadosi J, Anderssen RS, Boland J ed. Proceedings: MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, Australia, 1-6 December 2013. Pp. 1840-1846. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2013/H12/herzig.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2013)
  • Herzig A, Ausseil A-GE, Dymond JR 2013. Spatial optimisation of ecosystem services. In: Dymond JR ed. Ecosystem services in New Zealand: conditions and trends. Lincoln, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua Press. Pp. 511-523. (Book Section, 2013)
  • Ausseil A-GE, Kirschbaum MUF, Andrew RM, McNeill S, Dymond JR, Carswell F, Mason NWH 2013. Climate regulation in New Zealand: contribution of natural and managed ecosystems. In: Dymond JR ed. Ecosystem services in New Zealand: conditions and trends. Lincoln, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua Press. Pp. 386-399. (Book Section, 2013)
  • Giltrap DL, Kirschbaum MUF, Thakur KP, Ausseil A-GE, Vogeler I, Cichota R, Puche N 2013. Comparison of soil N-dynamics across different models. In: Currie LD, Christensen CL ed. Proceedings: Accurate and efficient use of nutrients on farms, Palmerston North, N.Z., February 2013. Pp. 10. http://flrc.massey.ac.nz/workshops/13/Manuscripts/Paper_Giltrap_2013.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2013)
  • Giltrap DL, Ausseil A-GE, Thakur KP, Sutherland MA 2013. Investigating a method for estimating direct nitrous oxide emissions from grazed pasture soils in New Zealand using NZ-DNDC. Science of the Total Environment 465: 7-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.03.053 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Dymond JR, Ausseil AGE, Parfitt RL, Herzig A, McDowell RW 2013. Nitrate and phosphorus leaching in New Zealand: a national perspective. New Zealand journal of agricultural research 56(1): 49-59. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288233.2012.747185 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Weeks ES, Ausseil A-GE, Shepherd JD, Dymond JR 2013. Remote sensing methods to detect land-use/cover changes in New Zealand's ‘indigenous’ grasslands. New Zealand Geographer 69(1): 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nzg.12000 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Carswell FE, Easdale TA, Overton JM, Ausseil A-GE, Greenaway AJ, Dymond JR, Mason NWH, Arnst EA, Burrows LE, Herzig A, Holdaway RJ, Peltzer DA 2013. St James Conservation Area: a purchase for ecosystem services. In: Dymond JR ed. Ecosystem services in New Zealand: conditions and trends. Lincoln, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua Press. Pp. 524-537. (Book Section, 2013)
  • Dymond JR, Ausseil A-G, Kirschbaum MUF, Carswell FE, Mason NWH 2013. Opportunities for restoring indigenous forest in New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 43(3): 141-153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03036758.2012.736393 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Ausseil A-GE, Dymond JR, Kirschbaum MUF, Andrew RM, Parfitt RL 2013. Assessment of multiple ecosystem services in New Zealand at the catchment scale. Environmental Modelling & Software 43: 37-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2013.01.006 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Dymond J, Ausseil A-G, Herzig A 2012. Ecosystem services conditions and trends. Landcare Research Link. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/44897/ecosystem_services_conditions_trends.pdf (Web Page, 2012)
  • Dymond J, Ausseil A-G, Herzig A 2012. Conditions and trends of ecosystem services - an update. Soil horizons 21: 8. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/44903/soil_Horizons_21.pdf (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Ausseil A-GE, Giltrap D, Kirschbaum M, Thakur K 2012. Upscaling greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration. Soil horizons 21: 10. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/44903/soil_Horizons_21.pdf (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Kirschbaum MUF, Saggar S, Tate KR, Giltrap DL, Ausseil AGE, Greenhalgh S, Whitehead D 2012. Comprehensive evaluation of the climate-change implications of shifting land use between forest and grassland: New Zealand as a case study. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 150: 123-138. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167880912000187 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Dymond JR, Ausseil A-GE, Ekanayake JC, Kirschbaum MUF 2012. Tradeoffs between soil, water, and carbon - A national scale analysis from New Zealand. Journal of Environmental Management 95(1): 124-131. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301479711003501 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Kirschbaum MUF, Watt MS, Tait A, Ausseil A-GE 2012. Future wood productivity of Pinus radiata in New Zealand under expected climatic changes. Global change biology 18(4): 1342-1356. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02625.x (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)
  • Ausseil A-GE, Herzig A, Dymond JR 2012. Optimising land use for multiple ecosystem service objectives: A case study in the Waitaki catchment, New Zealand. Proceedings: 6th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2012), Leipzig, Germany, 1-5 July 2012. Pp. 2211-2218. http://www.iemss.org/sites/iemss2012//proceedings/F5_0473_Ausseil_et_al.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2012)
  • Ausseil A-G, Dymond JR, Andrew R, Parfitt R, Kirschbaum M 2011. Mapping ecosystem services in New Zealand: a case study in the Manawatu catchment. Proceedings: 4th International ESP Conference on Ecosystem Services: Integrating Science and Practice, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 4 -7 October 2011. (Conference Proceedings, 2011)
  • Giltrap DL, Thakur KP, Ausseil A-G 2011. Sensitivity analysis of emission factors for regional-scale nitrous oxide emissions estimates using NZ-DNDC. In: Chan F, Marinova D, Anderssen RS ed. Proceedings: MODSIM2011, 19th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Perth, 12-16 December 2011. Pp. 2606-2612. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2011/F1/giltrap.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2011)
  • Thakur KP, Giltrap D, Ausseil A-G, Saggar S, Raj A 2011. Beyond the logistic growth model for nitrous oxide emission factors from agricultural soils. Proceedings: International Conference on Sensing Technology, Palmerston North, 28th November- 1st December 2011. Pp. 399-404. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICSensT.2011.6137008 (Conference Proceedings, 2011)
  • Kirschbaum MUF, Whitehead D, Dean SM, Beets PN, Shepherd JD, Ausseil AGE 2011. Implications of albedo changes following afforestation on the benefits of forests as carbon sinks. Biogeosciences 8(12): 3687-3696. http://www.biogeosciences.net/8/3687/2011/ (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Ausseil AG, Dymond J, Weeks E 2011. Provision of natural habitat for biodiversity: quantifying recent trends. In: Grillo O ed. New Zealand, Biodiversity Loss in a Changing Planet. InTech. Pp. 201-220. https://docs.google.com/gview?url=http://www.intechopen.com/source/pdfs/23610.pdf&pli=1 (Book Section, 2011)
  • Ausseil A-G, Dymond JR, Dynes R, Shepherd J, DeVantier B, Sutherland A 2011. Estimating pasture quality using Landsat ETM+: application for the greenhouse gas inventory of New Zealand. Proceedings: 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing for the Environment, Sydney, 10-15 April 2011. (Conference Proceedings, 2011)
  • Ausseil A-GE, Dymond JR 2010. Evaluating ecosystem services of afforestation on erosion-prone land : a case study in the Manawatu Catchment, New Zealand. Proceedings: International Environmental Modelling and Software Society (iEMSs) 2010 International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software Modelling for Environment's Sake, Fifth Biennial Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, 5-8 July, 2010. http://www.iemss.org/iemss2010/papers/S06/S.06.02.Evaluating%20ecosystem%20services%20of%20afforestation%20on%20erosionprone%20land%20a%20case%20study%20in%20the%20Manawatu%20catchment,%20New%20Zealand%20-%20ANNE-GAELLE%20AUSSEIL.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2010)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Expert member, IPBES
  • Lead Author regional chapter Asia-Pacific (deliverable 2b - IPBES), IPBES

Skills

Skills

  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Database Management
  • Ecosystems Modelling
  • Geographic Information Systems - GIS Analysis
  • GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Applications
  • Image Analysis
  • Image Processing
  • Land Environments of New Zealand (LENZ)
  • Land Use and Land cover
  • Mathematics-applied
  • Remote Sensing
  • Spatial Information Systems
  • Spatial Modeling