Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Les Basher

Les Basher
Position: Scientist & Programme Leader
Team: Soils & Landscapes
Location: Nelson
Private Bag 6
Nelson Mail Centre
Nelson 7042
Phone: +64 3 321 9978
Mob: 027 452 3022
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Research Interests

Research Interests

 

  • Sediment generation and sediment yield
  • Erosion modelling
  • Tracers for determining sediment sources
  • Hillslope and riparian hydrology
  • Soil and slope stratigraphy
  • Wetland ecology
  • Soil and vegetation history

Professional affiliations

  • New Zealand Society of Soil Science
  • New Zealand Hydrological Society
  • New Zealand Geological Society
  • New Zealand Association of Resource Management

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Lincoln
    PhD Soil Science
    1986
  • Lincoln
    DipAgSc Soil Science
    1976
  • Canterbury
    BSc Geology
    1973

Publications

Publications

  • 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)
  • Vale SS, Fuller IC, Procter JN, Basher LR, Smith IE 2016. Characterization and quantification of suspended sediment sources to the Manawatu River, New Zealand. Science of The Total Environment 543: 171-186. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.11.003 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Vale SS, Fuller IC, Procter JN, Basher LR, Smith IE 2016. Application of a confluence-based sediment-fingerprinting approach to a dynamic sedimentary catchment, New Zealand. Hydrological Processes 30(5): 812-829. http://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.10611 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Payn T, Phillips C, Basher L, Baillie B, Garrett L, Harrison D, Heaphy M, Marden M 2015. Improving management of post-harvest risks in steepland plantations. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 60(2): 3-6. http://www.nzjf.org/abstract.php?volume_issue=j60_2&first_page=3 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Phillips C, Marden M, Basher L 2015. Forests and erosion protection - getting to the root of the matter. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 60(2): 11-15. http://www.nzjf.org/abstract.php?volume_issue=j60_2&first_page=11 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Basher L, Harrison D, Phillips C, Marden M 2015. What do we need for a risk management approach to steepland plantation forests in erodible terrain? New Zealand Journal of Forestry 60(2): 7-10. http://www.nzjf.org/abstract.php?volume_issue=j60_2&first_page=7 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Marden M, Basher L, Phillips C, Black R 2015. Should detailed terrain stability or erosion susceptibility mapping be mandatory in erodible steep lands? New Zealand Journal of Forestry 59(4): 32-42. http://www.nzjf.org/abstract.php?volume_issue=j59_4&first_page=32 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Marden M, Herzig A, Basher L 2014. Erosion process contribution to sediment yield before and after the establishment of exotic forest: Waipaoa catchment, New Zealand. Geomorphology 226: 162-174. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.08.007 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Fuller IC, Basher LR, Hicks DM 2014. Towards understanding river sediment dynamics as a basis for improved catchment, channel, and coastal management: the case of the Motueka catchment, Nelson, New Zealand. International Journal of River Basin Management 12(3): 175-192. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15715124.2014.885437 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Fuller IC, Basher LR 2013. Riverbed digital elevation models as a tool for holistic river management: Motueka River, New Zealand. River research and applications 29(5): 619-633. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/rra.2555 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Langridge RM, Basili R, Basher L, Wells AP 2012. Late Holocene landscape change history related to the Alpine Fault determined from drowned forests in Lake Poerua, Westland, New Zealand. Natural Hazards and Earth Systems Science 12: 2051-2064. http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/12/2051/2012/nhess-12-2051-2012.pdf (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Fuller IC, Richardson JM, Basher L, Dykes RC, Vale SS 2012. Responses to river management? Geomorphic change over decadal and annual timescales in two gravel-bed rivers in New Zealand. In: Molina DA ed. River channels: types, dynamics and changes. New York, Nova Science. Pp. 137-164. (Book Section, 2012)
  • Gusyev MA, Toews MW, Daughney CJ, Hong T, Minni G, Fenemor A, Ekanayake J, Davie T, Basher L, Thomas J 2012. Modelling groundwater abstraction scenarios using a groundwater-river interaction model of the Upper Motueka River catchment. Journal of hydrology, New Zealand 51(2): 85-110. (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Phillips C, Marden M, Basher L 2012. Plantation forest harvesting and landscape response - what we know and what we need to know. New Zealand journal of forestry 56(4): 4-12. http://www.nzjf.org/contents.php?volume_issue=j56_4 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Fuller IC, Basher L, Marden M, Massey C 2011. Using morphological adjustments to appraise sediment flux. Journal of hydrology, New Zealand 50(1): 59-80. <Go to ISI>://CABI:20113289094 (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Basher LR, Hicks DM, Clapp B, Hewitt T 2011. Sediment yield response to large storm events and forest harvesting, Motueka River, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 45(3): 333-356. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2011.570350 (Journal Article, 2011)

Skills

Skills

  • Erosion processes
  • Geomorphology
  • Integrated Catchment Management
  • Soil science
  • Erosion and Slope Stability
  • Land Resource Mapping
  • Land Evaluation, Soils
  • Pedology
  • Soil Erosion