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Bryan Stevenson

Senior Researcher
Land Use & Ecosystems
Bryan Stevenson
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PhD Soil Science

MSc Range Science

Califonia & Santa Barbara
BA Zoology & Env Studies


Drewry JJ, Stevenson BA, McNeill SJ, Cavanagh JAE, Taylor MD Early access Apr 2021. Impact of volumetric versus gravimetric assessment on Olsen P concentrations. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. WOS:000642160200001.

Lilburne L, Eger A, Mudge P, Ausseil AG, Stevenson B, Herzig A, Beare M 2020. The Land Resource Circle: supporting land-use decision making with an ecosystem-service-based framework of soil functions. Geoderma 363. WOS:000515198500011.

Harmsworth G, Stevenson B 2020. Defining soil health from a Māori world view. Soil Horizons.

Stevenson B, Drewery J 2019. Soil health in New Zealand pastoral land uses: Macroporosity as an often overlooked indicator. Proceedings: Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting 2019, San Antonio, TX, USA, 10-13 November 2019.

Astudillo-Garcia C, Hermans SM, Stevenson B, Buckley HL, Lear G 2019. Microbial assemblages and bioindicators as proxies for ecosystem health status: potential and limitations. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 103(16): 6407-6421. WOS:000477927800002.

Orwin KH, Mason NWH, Jordan OM, Lambie SM, Stevenson BA, Mudge PL 2018. Season and dominant species effects on plant trait – ecosystem function relationships in intensively grazed grassland. Journal of Applied Ecology 55(1): 236–245.

Stevenson BA, Sarmah AK, Smernik R, Hunter DWF, Fraser S 2016. Soil carbon characterization and nutrient ratios across land uses on two contrasting soils: their relationships to microbial biomass and function. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 97: 50–62.

Sparling GP, Littler R, Schipper LA, Stevenson B, Sherman L, Russell JM 2015. Changes in characteristics of soils irrigated with processing wastewater from three New Zealand dairy factories. Soil Research 53(4): 448–460.

Craine JM, Elmore AJ, Wang L, Augusto L, Baisden WT, Brookshire ENJ, Cramer MD, Hasselquist NJ, Hobbie EA, Kahmen A, Koba K, Kranabetter JM, Mack MC, Marin-Spiotta E, Mayor JR, Mclauchlan KK, Michelsen A, Nardoto GB, Oliveira RS, Perakis SS, Peri PL, Quesada CA, Richter A, Schipper LA, Stevenson BA, Turner BL, Viani RAG, Wanek W, Zeller B 2015. Convergence of soil nitrogen isotopes across global climate gradients. Scientific Reports 5: 8280.

Curran-Cournane F, Stevenson B, Lear G 2014. Mapping soil health from microbial genes. Soil Horizons 23: 5.

Parfitt RL, Stevenson BA, Ross C, Fraser S 2014. Changes in pH, bicarbonate-extractable-P, carbon and nitrogen in soils under pasture over 7 to 27 years. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research 57(3): 216–227.

Verburg PSJ, Kapitzke SE, Stevenson BA, Bisiaux M 2014. Carbon allocation in Larrea tridentata plant-soil systems as affected by elevated soil moisture and N availability. Plant and Soil 378: 227–238.

O’Neill T, Balks M, Stevenson B, López-Martínez J, Aislabie J, Rhodes P 2013. The short-term effects of surface soil disturbance on soil bacterial community structure at an experimental site near Scott Base, Antarctica. Polar biology 36(7): 985-996.

Verburg PSJ, Young AC, Stevenson BA, Glanzmann I, Arnone JA, Marion GM, Holmes C, Nowak RS 2013. Do increased summer precipitation and N deposition alter fine root dynamics in a Mojave Desert ecosystem? Global Change Biology 19(3): 948-956.

Padamsee MB, S., Dickie I, Fraser S, Park D, Stevenson B, Weir B 2012. [Poster abstract] Stuff in Duff: a metagenomic study of fungi in kauri forests. Proceedings: 80th Meeting of the Mycological Society of America, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 15-18 July 2012.

Aislabie J, Bockheim J, McLeod M, Hunter D, Stevenson B, Barker GM 2012. Microbial biomass and community structure changes along a soil development chronosequence near Lake Wellman, southern Victoria Land. Antarctic Science 24(2): 154–164.

Parfitt RL, Stevenson BA, Dymond JR, Schipper LA, Baisden WT, Ballantine DJ 2012. Nitrogen inputs and outputs for New Zealand from 1990 to 2010 at national and regional scales. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research 55(3): 241–262.

Dickie IA, Yeates GW, St. John MG, Stevenson BA, Scott JT, Rillig MC, Peltzer DA, Orwin KH, Kirschbaum MUF, Hunt JE, Burrows LE, Barbour MM, Aislabie J 2011. Ecosystem service and biodiversity trade-offs in two woody successions. Journal of applied ecology 48(4): 926-934.

Stevenson BA, Kelly EF, McDonald EV, Busacca AJ 2005. The stable carbon isotope composition of soil organic carbon and pedogenic carbonates along a bioclimatic gradient in the Palouseregion, Washington State, USA. Geoderma 124(1-2): 37-47.

Stevenson BA, Smale MC 2005. Seed bed treatment effects on vegetation and seedling establishment in a New Zealand pasture one year after seeding with native woody species. Ecological management and restoration 6(2): 124-131.

Stevenson BA, Sparling GP, Schipper LA, Degens BP, Duncan LC 2004/1. Pasture and forest soil microbial communities show distinct patterns in their catabolic respiration responses at a landscape scale. Soil biology and biochemistry 36(1): 49-55.

Stevenson BA 2004. Changes in phosphorus availability and nutrient status of indigenous forest fragments in Pastoral New Zealand Hill country. Plant and soil 262(1-2): 317-325.

Wu JY, Buckley HL, Curry L, Stevenson BA, Schipper LA, Lear G 2021. Livestock exclusion reduces the spillover effects of pastoral agriculture on soil bacterial communities in adjacent forest fragments. Environmental Microbiology 23(6): 2919-2936. WOS:000647889800001. Show more