Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Soils & landscapes

Monitoring water quality in the Motueka River

The Soils & Landscapes team is involved in research that enhances understanding of the complex interrelationships that control the response of soils and landscapes to climatic and human-induced pressures, evaluating current risk, and offering sustainable land use and natural resource allocation options.

Soils, landscapes and natural resources (such as water) underpin natural and managed ecosystems. They provide ecosystem services on which we rely for agriculture and forestry and act as a platform for communities, infrastructure, and the national identity on which our culture and tourist trade is based. Current land uses, intensification, the changing geographic pattern of our land uses, as well as climate change and variability, are putting increasing pressures on our soils, landscapes, and natural resources threatening our ability to sustain the critical functions on which we depend.

The Soils & Landscapes team comprises more than 40 staff, at five sites across New Zealand. We also offer laboratory analytical services through the Environmental Chemistry laboratory in Palmerston North, Soil Physics laboratory in Hamilton, and the Ecotoxicology laboratory at Lincoln.

Les Basher

Les Basher

Scientist & Programme Leader

Location: Nelson

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Harley Betts

Harley Betts

Researcher

Location: Palmerston North

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Luke Brown

Luke Brown

Laboratory Technician

Location: Palmerston North

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Sam Carrick

Sam Carrick

Portfolio Leader

Location: Lincoln

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Thomas Caspari

Thomas Caspari

Pedologist

Location: Lincoln

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John Dando

John Dando

Lab & Field Technician / Lab Manager

Location: Palmerston North

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John Drewry

John Drewry

Researcher Soil Physics

Location: Palmerston North

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Andre Eger

Andre Eger

Pedologist

Location: Lincoln

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Jagath Ekanayake

Jagath Ekanayake

Scientist

Location: Lincoln

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Izak Eksteen

Izak Eksteen

Soil Physics Technician

Location: Palmerston North

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Barry Fahey

Barry Fahey

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

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Ngaire Foster

Ngaire Foster

Laboratory Manager / Capability Leader

Location: Palmerston North

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Scott Fraser

Scott Fraser

Pedologist

Location: Hamilton

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Amandeep Ghatohra

Amandeep Ghatohra

EC Lab Technician

Location: Palmerston North

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Gerard Grealish

Gerard Grealish

Pedologist

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Sharn Hainsworth

Sharn Hainsworth

Scientist, Pedology

Location: Palmerston North

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Allan Hewitt

Allan Hewitt

Research Associate

Location: Lincoln

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Jeanette King

Jeanette King

Science Team Manager

Location: Lincoln

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Nadia Laubscher

Nadia Laubscher

Pedologist

Location: Hamilton

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Dave Leslie

Dave Leslie

Research Associate - Emeritus

Location: Nelson

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Ian Lynn

Ian Lynn

Capability Leader

Location: Lincoln

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Andrew Manderson

Andrew Manderson

Science Team Leader

Location: Palmerston North

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Mike Marden

Mike Marden

Research Associate

Location: Palmerston North

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Malcolm McLeod

Malcolm McLeod

Soil Scientist

Location: Hamilton

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Andrew Neverman

Andrew Neverman

Scientist - Geomorphology / Erosion & Sediment Processes

Location: Palmerston North

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Nathan Odgers

Nathan Odgers

Pedometrician/ Capability Leader

Location: Lincoln

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John Payne

John Payne

Senior Technician

Location: Lincoln

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Veronica Penny

Veronica Penny

Soil Physics Technician

Location: Lincoln

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Chris Phillips

Chris Phillips

Portfolio Leader

Location: Lincoln

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Joseph Pollacco

Joseph Pollacco

Hydrological Modeller

Location: Lincoln

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Jonno Rau

Jonno Rau

Pedologist

Location: Hamilton

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Phillippa Rhodes

Phillippa Rhodes

Lab Technician/Capability Leader

Location: Hamilton

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Craig Ross

Craig Ross

Research Associate

Location: Palmerston North

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Sujatha Senanayake

Sujatha Senanayake

Ecl Technical Manager

Location: Palmerston North

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Hugh Smith

Hugh Smith

Geomorphologist / Research Priority Area Leader / Capability Leader

Location: Palmerston North

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Raphael Spiekermann

Raphael Spiekermann

Scientist - Geomorphology

Location: Palmerston North

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Danny Thornburrow

Danny Thornburrow

Field and Laboratory Technician

Location: Hamilton

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Simon Vale

Simon Vale

Scientist - Geomorphology

Location: Palmerston North

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Trevor Webb

Trevor Webb

Research Associate

Location: Dunedin

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