Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Ronlyn Duncan

Ronlyn Duncan
Position: Senior Researcher Environmental Social Science
Team: Landscape Policy and Governance
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640

Research Interests

Research Interests


Duncan, R., Robson-Williams, M., Nicholas, G., Turner, J., Smith, R. and Diprose, D. 2018. Transformation Is ‘Experienced, Not Delivered’: Insights from Grounding the Discourse in Practice to Inform Policy and Theory. Sustainability, 10(9), p. 3177.

Kadibadiba, T., Roberts, L. and Duncan, R. 2018. Living in a city without water:  a social practice theory analysis of resource disruption in Gaborone, Botswana.  Global Environmental Change, 53, November, pp. 273-285.

Duncan, R. (2017) Lag-effect politics and the politicisation of New Zealand farmers: where to from here?  Lincoln Planning Review, 8(1-2), 39-48.

Duncan, R. (2017) Rescaling knowledge and governance and enrolling the future in New Zealand:  a co-production analysis of Canterbury’s water management reforms to regulate diffuse pollution in Taylor, Peter Leigh, and David A. Sonnenfeld, eds. 2018. Water Crises and Governance: Reinventing Collaborative Institutions in an Era of Uncertainty. London and New York: Taylor & Francis.

Kirk, N., Brower, A. and Duncan, R. (2017). New Public Management and collaboration in Canterbury, New Zealand’s freshwater management, Land Use Policy, 65, pp. 53-65.

Duncan, R. (2017).  The challenges of regulating diffuse agricultural pollution to improve water quality:  a science policy perspective on approaches to setting enforceable catchment load limits in New Zealand.  Case Studies in the Environment, 1.

Duncan, R. (2017) Rescaling knowledge and governance and enrolling the future in New Zealand: a co-production analysis of Canterbury's water management reforms to regulate diffuse pollution.  Special issue:  Water Crises and institutions:  governance challenges in an era of uncertainty.  Society & Natural Resources, 30(4).

Duncan, R. (2016) Ways of knowing:  out-of-sync or incompatible?:  framing water quality and farmers’ encounters with science in the regulation of non-point source pollution in the Canterbury region of New Zealand.  Environmental Science & Policy, 55(1):  151-157.

Myles, F., Duncan, R. and Brower, A. (2016) Measuring to manage: reconfiguring people-water relations through measurement standards and technologies in New Zealand.  Environment & Planning C:  Politics and Space, 34(3): 546-558.

Sinner, J., Newton, M. and Duncan, R.  (2015).  Representation and legitimacy in collaborative freshwater planning:  stakeholder perspectives on a Canterbury Zone Committee.  Prepared for Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Contract C09X1003 Cawthron Report No. 2787.45 with appendix.

Duncan, R. (2014) A view from the farm-gate:  farmers’ perspectives on water quality.  Lincoln Planning Review 6(1-2): 18-24.

Duncan, R. (2014) Regulating agricultural land use to manage water quality:  the challenges for science and policy in enforcing limits on non-point source pollution.  Land Use Policy, 41, 378-387.

Duncan, R. (2013) Converting community knowledge into catchment nutrient limits: a constructivist analysis of a New Zealand collaborative approach to water management, Nature & Culture, 8(2), 205-225.

Duncan, R. (2013) Opening new institutional spaces for grappling with uncertainty: a constructivist perspective. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 38,151-154.

Memon, A., Duncan, R. and Spicer, A. (2012). The Hurunui Waiau Zone Implementation Programme as a collaborative planning process: A preliminary review.  Research Report.  Environment Canterbury:  Christchurch.

Diamond, J., Blanco, V. and Duncan, R. (2012) Knowing sea turtles:  local communities informing conservation in Koh Rong Archipelago, Cambodia.  Cambodian Journal of Natural History, (2), 131-140.

Duncan, R. (2011) Science, policy and knowledge:  is there a better way for the tourism industry? in Crase, L. and O’Keefe, S. (eds).  Water policy, tourism and recreation:  lessons from Australia.  Resources for the Future: Washington, D.C.

Duncan, R. (2011) Tamar Valley site habitat loss, offsets and reserves in Gale, F. (ed), Pulp Friction:  Environment and Democracy in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley.

Crase, L., O’Keefe, S., Horwitz, P., Carter, M., Duncan, R., Hatton MacDonald, D., McKenzie, F.H. and Gawne, B. (2010) Australian tourism in a water constrained economy:  research agenda, CRC for Sustainable Tourism Pty Limited: Gold Coast.

Duncan, R. and Kellow, A. (2008) Hydroelectricity in L. Crase (ed.), Water policy in Australia:  the impact of change and uncertainty.  Issues in Water Resource Policy Series, Dinar, A. (ed).  Resources for the Future: Washington, D.C.

Duncan, R. (2008) Problematic practice in integrated impact assessment:  the role of consultants and predictive computer models in burying uncertainty, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 26(1), 53-66.

Duncan, R. and Hay, P. (2007) A question of balance in integrated impact assessment:  negotiating away the environmental interest in Australia’s Basslink project, Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 9(3), 273-97.

Duncan, R. (2006) The use of predictive modelling in impact assessment:  implications for environmental legislation and regulation, Australian Journal of Public Administration, 65(1), 75-88.