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.

Elise Arnst

Elise Arnst

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9622

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Anne-Gaelle Ausseil

Anne-Gaelle Ausseil

Researcher

Location: Wellington

Tel: +64 4 382 6642

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Peter Bellingham

Peter Bellingham

Senior Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9611

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Peter Berben

Peter Berben

Field Technician

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4943

Mob: 027 278 2283

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Nic Bolstridge

Nic Bolstridge

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9895

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Karen Boot

Karen Boot

Research Tech/H&S and Logistics Manager

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9616

Mob: +64 27 448 3603

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Olivia Burge

Olivia Burge

Researcher - Analytical Ecology

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9706

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Larry Burrows

Larry Burrows

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9626

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Rowan Buxton

Rowan Buxton

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9627

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David Coomes

David Coomes

Research Associate

Location: (Unknown)

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Carina Davis

Carina Davis

Molecular Technician

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9739

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Andrew Dopheide

Andrew Dopheide

Postdoc Researcher - Molecular Ecology

Location: Auckland

Tel: +64 9 574 4212

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Tomas Easdale

Tomas Easdale

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9877

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Alex Fergus

Alex Fergus

Ecology Technician

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9644

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Tadashi Fukami

Tadashi Fukami

Research Associate

Location: (Unknown)

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Donna Giltrap

Donna Giltrap

Process Based Modeller

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4820

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Scott Graham

Scott Graham

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9654

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Gwen Grelet

Gwen Grelet

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9700

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Geoffrey Hicks

Geoffrey Hicks

Research Associate - Emeritus

Location: Wellington

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Robert Holdaway

Robert Holdaway

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

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Coby Hoogendoorn

Coby Hoogendoorn

Researcher

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 435 4908

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John Hunt

John Hunt

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9703

Mob: 021 298 8758

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Miko Kirschbaum

Miko Kirschbaum

Researcher

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4902

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Johannes Laubach

Johannes Laubach

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9865

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Phil Lyver

Phil Lyver

Programme Leader

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9726

Mob: 027 629 5598

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Norman Mason

Norman Mason

Researcher

Location: Hamilton

Tel: +64 7 859 3723

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Hamish Maule

Hamish Maule

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9903

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Matt McGlone

Matt McGlone

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9733

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Michelle McKeown

Michelle McKeown

Palaeoecologist

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9620

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Andrew McMillan

Andrew McMillan

Senior Researcher/Capability Leader

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4931

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Gabriel Moinet

Gabriel Moinet

Postdoctoral Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9782

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Chris Morse

Chris Morse

Field Technician

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9752

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Kate Orwin

Kate Orwin

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9601

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Thilak Palmada

Thilak Palmada

Research Technician

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4915

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Ian Payton

Ian Payton

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

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Duane Peltzer

Duane Peltzer

Senior Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9773

Mob: +64 27 359 5274

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Lupe Peralta

Lupe Peralta

Quantitative Community Ecologist

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9705

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Beckie Phillips

Beckie Phillips

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

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Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson

Researcher/Capability Leader

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9788

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Jessica Rivera-Perez

Jessica Rivera-Perez

Postdoc Researcher - Paleoecology

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9843

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Margaret Robinson

Margaret Robinson

Data Entry Technician

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9789

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Graeme Rogers

Graeme Rogers

Research Technician

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9791

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Surinder Saggar

Surinder Saggar

Portfolio Leader

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4934

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Sue Scheele

Sue Scheele

Science Team Leader

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9796

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Kevin Tate

Kevin Tate

Research Associate

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4933

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Benny Theng

Benny Theng

Research Associate

Location: Palmerston North

Tel: +64 6 353 4945

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Fiona Thomson

Fiona Thomson

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9705

Mob: 022 100 4315

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David Wardle

David Wardle

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

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David Whitehead

David Whitehead

Researcher/Capability Leader

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9862

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Janet Wilmshurst

Janet Wilmshurst

Programme Leader/Capability Leader

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9836

Mob: 027 466 4446

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Susan Wiser

Susan Wiser

Senior Scientist/Capability Leader

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9839

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Jamie Wood

Jamie Wood

Researcher

Location: Lincoln

Tel: +64 3 321 9653

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