Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Ecosystems & global change

The Ecosystems and Global Change team seeks to understand how ecosystems function and to effect management change that enhances the sustainability of resource use.  Key stakeholders in our research are DOC, Maori, MPI, DairyNZ, MfE and Regional Councils.  The team specialises in the use of quantitative tools to understand a diverse range of ecosystems including pastures, shingle beaches and forests including ancient stands reconstructed from their pollen records.

We use a range of techniques including micrometeorological, physiological, plot-based measurements and molecular and chemical analyses in order to enhance our understanding of the processes governing ecosystem function.  We also use mechanistic, spatial and statistical models to achieve spatial and temporal scaling so that results can be generalised across the broad geographic areas and time scales relevant to our diverse stakeholders.

Much of our work is carried out at field study sites on farms, islands, public conservation lands and privately- or iwi-owned shrublands and forests. We also conduct research on seabirds in Antarctica. In addition, the team runs a number of specialised laboratories including 2 molecular labs, chemical labs for physiological and palaeoecological work, a micrometeorological lab with state-of-the-art growth chambers and a soil ecology lab.  The team is also responsible for curating the National Vegetation Survey databank (NVS) which contains vegetation records from c. 100,000 vegetation survey plots. Of the 52-strong team, the majority of staff are in Lincoln, with 11 in Palmerston North, 1 in Hamilton and 1 in Napier.

Jackie Aislabie

Jackie Aislabie

Science Team Leader

Location: Hamilton

Contact Jackie

View profile

Kara Allen

Kara Allen

Ecosystems Scientist

Location: Lincoln

Contact Kara

View profile

Elise Arnst

Elise Arnst

Research Technician/Capability Leader

Location: Lincoln

Contact Elise

View profile

Anne-Gaelle Ausseil

Anne-Gaelle Ausseil

Researcher

Location: Wellington

Contact Anne-Gaelle

View profile

Scott Bartlam

Scott Bartlam

Field Technician

Location: Hamilton

Contact Scott

View profile

Peter Bellingham

Peter Bellingham

Senior Researcher/Capability Leader / Research Priority Area Leader

Location: Lincoln

Contact Peter

View profile

Peter Berben

Peter Berben

Field Technician

Location: Palmerston North

Contact Peter

View profile

Nic Bolstridge

Nic Bolstridge

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

Contact Nic

View profile

Karen Boot

Karen Boot

Research Tech/H&S and Logistics Manager

Location: Lincoln

Contact Karen

View profile

Angela Brandt

Angela Brandt

Ecologist/Modeller/Capability Leader

Location: Dunedin

Contact Angela

View profile

Gretchen Brownstein

Gretchen Brownstein

Senior Research Technician/Capability Leader

Location: Dunedin

Contact Gretchen

View profile

Olivia Burge

Olivia Burge

Researcher - Analytical Ecology

Location: Lincoln

Contact Olivia

View profile

Larry Burrows

Larry Burrows

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Contact Larry

View profile

Rowan Buxton

Rowan Buxton

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

Contact Rowan

View profile

Jo Carpenter

Jo Carpenter

Postdoctoral Researcher – Drivers and Predictors of Forest Rodents

Location: Dunedin

Contact Jo

View profile

Jo Cavanagh

Jo Cavanagh

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Contact Jo

View profile

Bev Clarkson

Bev Clarkson

Plant Ecologist / Capability Leader

Location: Hamilton

Contact Bev

View profile

David Coomes

David Coomes

Research Associate

Location: (Unknown)

View profile

John Dymond

John Dymond

Researcher

Location: Palmerston North

Contact John

View profile

Tomas Easdale

Tomas Easdale

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Contact Tomas

View profile

Tom Etherington

Tom Etherington

Spatial Modeller, Ecology

Location: Lincoln

Contact Tom

View profile

Alex Fergus

Alex Fergus

Ecology Technician

Location: Lincoln

Contact Alex

View profile

Neil Fitzgerald

Neil Fitzgerald

Researcher

Location: Hamilton

Contact Neil

View profile

Tadashi Fukami

Tadashi Fukami

Research Associate

Location: (Unknown)

View profile

Lauren Gillanders

Lauren Gillanders

Science Team Manager/Capability Leader

Location: Lincoln

Contact Lauren

View profile

Donna Giltrap

Donna Giltrap

Process Based Modeller

Location: Palmerston North

Contact Donna

View profile

Scott Graham

Scott Graham

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Contact Scott

View profile

Gwen Grelet

Gwen Grelet

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Contact Gwen

View profile

Ella Hayman

Ella Hayman

Research Technician

Location: Palmerston North

Contact Ella

View profile

Carolyn Hedley

Carolyn Hedley

Soil Scientist / Capability Leader / Research Priority Area Leader

Location: Palmerston North

Contact Carolyn

View profile

Alexander Herzig

Alexander Herzig

Geospatial Modeller/Capability Leader

Location: Palmerston North

Contact Alexander

View profile

Geoffrey Hicks

Geoffrey Hicks

Research Associate - Emeritus

Location: Wellington

Contact Geoffrey

View profile

Robert Holdaway

Robert Holdaway

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

Contact Robert

View profile

John Hunt

John Hunt

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Contact John

View profile

David Hunter

David Hunter

Senior Soil Biochemistry Technician

Location: Hamilton

Contact David

View profile

John Innes

John Innes

Wildlife Ecologist

Location: Hamilton

Contact John

View profile

Insu Jo

Insu Jo

Forest Ecologist

Location: Lincoln

Contact Insu

View profile

Miko Kirschbaum

Miko Kirschbaum

Researcher

Location: Palmerston North

Contact Miko

View profile

Nina Koele

Nina Koele

Soil Scientist/Capability Leader

Location: Lincoln

Contact Nina

View profile

Kishor Kumar

Kishor Kumar

Research Technician (Sensor Technologies)

Location: Palmerston North

Contact Kishor

View profile

Suzanne Lambie

Suzanne Lambie

Researcher Soil Biochemistry

Location: Hamilton

Contact Suzanne

View profile

Johannes Laubach

Johannes Laubach

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Contact Johannes

View profile

William Lee

William Lee

Senior Researcher

Location: Dunedin

Contact William

View profile

Liyin Liang

Liyin Liang

Modeller (Carbon & Nitrogen Cycling)

Location: Palmerston North

Contact Liyin

View profile

Catriona MacLeod

Catriona MacLeod

Ecologist

Location: Dunedin

Contact Catriona

View profile

Norman Mason

Norman Mason

Researcher

Location: Hamilton

Contact Norman

View profile

Hamish Maule

Hamish Maule

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

Contact Hamish

View profile

James McCarthy

James McCarthy

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Contact James

View profile

Alexandra McGill

Alexandra McGill

Lab Technician

Location: Hamilton

Contact Alexandra

View profile

Matt McGlone

Matt McGlone

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

Contact Matt

View profile

Michelle McKeown

Michelle McKeown

Palaeoecologist

Location: Lincoln

Contact Michelle

View profile

Jane Meiforth

Jane Meiforth

Researcher - Forest Remote sensing

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 545 7709

Contact Jane

View profile

Gabriel Moinet

Gabriel Moinet

Research Associate

Location: (Unknown)

Contact Gabriel

View profile

Frank Molinia

Frank Molinia

Science Team Leader Ecosystems & Global Change

Location: Auckland

Contact Frank

View profile

Adrian Monks

Adrian Monks

Researcher/Capability Leader

Location: Dunedin

Contact Adrian

View profile

Chris Morse

Chris Morse

Field Technician

Location: Lincoln

Contact Chris

View profile

Paul Mudge

Paul Mudge

Acting Portfolio Leader, Climate Change, Adaptation and Mitigation

Location: Hamilton

Contact Paul

View profile

Kiran Munir

Kiran Munir

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Contact Kiran

View profile

Kate Orwin

Kate Orwin

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Contact Kate

View profile

Thilak Palmada

Thilak Palmada

Research Technician

Location: Palmerston North

Contact Thilak

View profile

Ian Payton

Ian Payton

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

Contact Ian

View profile

Duane Peltzer

Duane Peltzer

Senior Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Contact Duane

View profile

Beckie Phillips

Beckie Phillips

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

Contact Beckie

View profile

Jack Pronger

Jack Pronger

Soil Scientist

Location: Hamilton

Contact Jack

View profile

Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson

Researcher/Capability Leader

Location: Lincoln

Contact Sarah

View profile

Jessica Rivera-Perez

Jessica Rivera-Perez

Postdoc Researcher - Palaeoecology

Location: Lincoln

Contact Jessica

View profile

Margaret Robinson

Margaret Robinson

Data Entry Technician

Location: Lincoln

Contact Margaret

View profile

Graeme Rogers

Graeme Rogers

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

Contact Graeme

View profile

Pierre Roudier

Pierre Roudier

Scientist

Location: Palmerston North

Contact Pierre

View profile

Surinder Saggar

Surinder Saggar

Portfolio Leader

Location: Palmerston North

Contact Surinder

View profile

Anne Schlesselmann

Anne Schlesselmann

Postdoctoral Researcher – Forest Birds

Location: Dunedin

Contact Anne

View profile

Bryan Stevenson

Bryan Stevenson

Researcher/Capability Leader

Location: Hamilton

Contact Bryan

View profile

Benny Theng

Benny Theng

Research Associate

Location: Palmerston North

Contact Benny

View profile

Fiona Thomson

Fiona Thomson

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

Contact Fiona

View profile

Susan Walker

Susan Walker

Researcher

Location: Dunedin

Contact Susan

View profile

David Wardle

David Wardle

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

Contact David

View profile

Corinne Watts

Corinne Watts

Researcher

Location: Hamilton

Contact Corinne

View profile

Priscilla Wehi

Priscilla Wehi

Maori Researcher

Location: Dunedin

Contact Priscilla

View profile

David Whitehead

David Whitehead

Researcher/Capability Leader

Location: Lincoln

Contact David

View profile

Janet Wilmshurst

Janet Wilmshurst

Programme Leader/Capability Leader

Location: Lincoln

Contact Janet

View profile

Deb Wilson

Deb Wilson

Ecologist/Capability Leader

Location: Dunedin

Contact Deb

View profile

Susan Wiser

Susan Wiser

Senior Scientist/Capability Leader

Location: Lincoln

Contact Susan

View profile

Jamie Wood

Jamie Wood

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Contact Jamie

View profile