Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Lynn Booth

Lynn Booth
Position: Portfolio Coordinator / Researcher
Team: Portfolio Co-Ordination
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640
Phone: +64 3 321 9617
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Research Interests

Research Interests

Role at Landcare Research

Toxicology Laboratory Manager, Pest Control Technology Team, Lincoln.

Research interests

  • Toxicology and chemistry of vertebrate pesticides
  • Development of new methods for pesticide residue analysis
  • Determination of the toxicity and fate of vertebrate pesticides and their metabolites in soil, baits, and water

Recent publications

Booth, L.; Fisher, P.; Brown, L. 2007: Water monitoring after aerial application of 1080 baits for pest control – an update. Water and Wastes in New Zealand, November: 38–39.

Brown, L.E.; Fisher, P.; Wright, G.; Booth, L. 2007: Measuring degradation of zinc phosphide residues in possum stomach contents. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 79: 459–461.

Booth, L.H.; Wratten, S.D.; Kehrli, P. 2007: Effects of reduced rates of two insecticides on enzyme activity and mortality of an aphid and its lacewing predator. Journal of Economic Entomology 100: 11–19.

Booth, L.; Wright, G.; Fisher, P.; Brown, L. 2006: The Landcare Research Toxicology Laboratory: what it can do for you. Kararehe Kino Vertebrate Pest Research 8: 11–12.

Bithell, S.L.; Booth, L.Hh.; Wratten, S.D.; Heppelthwaite, V.J. 2005: Earthworm populations and association with soil parameters in organic and conventional ley pastures. Biological Agriculture & Horticulture 23: 143.

Booth, L.H.; Heppelthwaite, V.J.; O'Halloran, K. 2005: Effects-based assays in the earthworm Aporrectodea caliginosa: their utilisation for evaluation of contaminated sites before and after remediation. Journal of Soils and Sediments 5: 87–94.

O'Halloran, K.; Jones, D.; Booth, L.; Fisher, P. 2005: Ecotoxicity of sodium fluoroacetate (compound 1080) to soil organisms. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24: 1211–1218.

Booth, L.; O'Halloran, K. 2004: Waste to resource: the risks of applying to our forests. Water and Wastes in New Zealand 137: 18–19.

Booth, L.H.; Fisher, P.; Heppelthwaite, V.; Eason, C.T. 2004: Risk of FeraCol baits to non-target invertebrates, native skinks, and weka. Science for conservation 239. Wellington, Department of Conservation. 18 p.

O'Halloran, K.; Booth, L. 2004: Ecotoxicity testing for the land application of biosolids. In: Water, waste and land treatment for primary industry and rural areas, New Zealand Land Treatment Collective 2004 Annual Conference, Ashburton, 24–26 March 2004. Pp. 4–10.

O'Halloran, K.; Jones, D.; Booth, L.; Fisher, P. 2004: 1080 and potential risks to soil organisms. Kararehe Kino Vertebrate Pest Research 5: 3–4.

Booth, L.H.; Bithell, S.L.; Wratten, S.D.; Heppelthwaite, V.J. 2003: Vineyard pesticides and their effects on invertebrate biomarkers and bioindicator species in New Zealand. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 71: 1131–1138.

Booth, L.H.; Fisher, P.; Heppelthwaite, V.; Eason, C.T. 2003: Toxicity and residues of brodifacoum in snails and earthworms. DOC Science Internal Series 143. Wellington, Department of Conservation. 14 p.

Booth, L.; Palasz, F.; Darling, C.; Lanno, R.; Wickstrom, M. 2003: The effect of lead-contaminated soil from Canadian prairie skeet ranges on the neutral red retention assay and fecundity in the earthworm Eisenia fetida. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 22: 2446–2453.



  • Lincoln
    PhD Biomarkers in Earthworms
  • Canterbury
    MSc (Hons) Biochemistry
  • Canterbury
    BSc Biochemistry & PAMS





  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Health and Safety