Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Robyn Simcock

Robyn Simcock
Position: Ecologist / Soil Scientist
Team: Governance and Policy
Location: Auckland
Private Bag 92170
Auckland Mail Centre
Auckland 1142
Phone: +64 9 574 4153
Mob: +64 21 300 470
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Massey
    PhD Applied Soil Physics
    1993
  • Massey
    BSc(Hons) Horticultural Sci
    1986

Publications

Publications

  • Davies R, Simcock R, Toft R 2012. [Abstract] Elevated ecosystems - the potential of living roofs as urban ecosystems in New Zealand. Proceedings: 5th Annual National Greening Cities Conference, Sydney, 9-12 November 2011. http://www.greenroofconferences.com/conference-program (Conference Proceedings, 2012)
  • Robyn Simcock was interviewed by Rebecca Priestly for a few lines in a Listener article on composting. (Popular/Trade Journal, 2012)
  • Fassman E, Simcock R, Wang S 2012. Development of a bioretention media mix to balance hydraulics and water quality. NZ Water and Wastes Association Conference, Wellington, May 2012. (Conference Proceedings, 2012)
  • Fassman E, Simcock R, Voyde W, Hong SI 2012. 4 living roofs in 3 locations: does configuration affect runoff quality or quantity? NZ Water and Wastes Association Conference, Wellington, May 2012. (Conference Proceedings, 2012)
  • Fassman E, Simcock R 2012. Moisture measurements as performance criteria for extensive living roof substrates. Journal of environmental engineering-ASCE 138(8): 841-851. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(asce)ee.1943-7870.0000532 (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Fassman E, Simcock R, Voyde E, Easton H 2011. Living roofs for stormwater management. Retrieved 27 June 2012 http://www.engineering.auckland.ac.nz/uoa/living-roofs. (Web Page, 2011)
  • Simcock R, Fassman E, Voyde E 2011. [Abstract] Extensive greenroof media: selection, specification and use for good-looking green roofs. Proceedings: 5th Annual National Greening Cities Conference, Sydney, 9-12 November 2011. http://www.greenroofconferences.com/conference-program (Conference Proceedings, 2011)
  • Eichblatt S 2011. High meadows. Element Magazine, Issue 5, p 38. http://www.elementmagazine.co.nz/people/architecture/high-meadows/ (Newspaper Article, 2011)
  • Davies R, Simcock R, Toft R, Ussher G, de Groot C, Boult M 2011. Elevated islands - urban conservation potential on living roofs. Proceedings: 25th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB): "Engaging Society in Conservation", Auckland, 5-9 December 2011. Pp. p. 143. http://www.conbio.org/Activities/Meetings/2011/program/ICCB2011_Programme_web.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2011)

Memberships

Memberships

  • Honorary Research Associate, Massey University

Skills

Skills

  • Land Rehabilitation - major projects (mines, roads, dams)
  • Water Sensitive Design - Low Impact Urban Design - Greenroofs - Bioretention - Raingardens
  • Ecological Research
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Monitoring Plans, Strategies and Review (peer review)
  • Landsacpe and Grounds Maintenance/Management to achive ecological benefits