Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Alexander Herzig

Alexander Herzig
Position: Geospatial Modeller/Capability Leader
Team: Land Use & Ecosystems
Location: Palmerston North
Private Bag 11052
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

Research Interests

Research Interests

Role at Landcare Research

Geospatial Modeller

Qualifications

Certificate in Computer Sciences, Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany

MSc - Geography, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany

PhD - Geography, Christian-Albrechts University, Kiel, Germany

Research interests

  • Landscape systems modelling: development and application of models for analysing and assessing geo-ecological spatial processes;
  • Land-use modelling: Multiobjective optimisation of land-use pattern; land-use/land-cover change modelling.
  • Geoinformation processing: GIS and model integration; GIS programming; spatial data infrastructures; development of the Land-Use Management Support System (LUMASS)

Professional affiliations

  • International Environmental Modelling & Software Society
  • Association of Geographers at German Universities (Verband der Geographen and Deutschen Hochschulen, VGDH)

Recent publications

Spiekermann R, Jolly B, Herzig A, Burleigh T, Medyckyj-Scott D 2019. Implementations of fine-grained automated data provenance to support transparent environmental modelling. Environmental Modelling & Software. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.ENVSOFT.2019.04.009

Herzig A, Nguyen TT, Ausseil A-GE, Maharjan GR, Dymond JR, Arnhold S, Koellner T, Rutledge D, Tenhunen J 2018. Assessing  Resource-Use Efficiency of Land Use. Environmental Modelling and Software 107:34-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.05.005

Betts H, Basher L, Dymond J, Herzig A, Marden M, Phillips C 2017. Development of a landslide component for a sediment budget model. Environmental Modelling & Software 92: 28-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.02.003

Herzig A, Dymond J, Ausseil A-G 2016. Exploring limits and trade-offs of irrigation and agricultural intensification in the Ruamahanga catchment, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288233.2016.1183685

Dymond JR, Herzig A, Basher L, Betts HD, Marden M, Phillips CJ, Ausseil A-GE, Palmer DJ, Clark M, Roygard J 2016. Development of a New Zealand SedNet model for assessment of catchment-wide soil-conservation works. Geomorphology 257: 85-93.

Dymond JR, Ausseil A-GE, Peltzer DA, Herzig A 2015. Conditions and Trends of Ecosystem Services in New Zealand - a Synopsis. Solutions 6: 38-45.

Elliott A, Turek G, Snow V, Rutledge D, Ritchie A, Herzig A 2014. Testing Tales: Selection and Evaluation of a Framework for Interoperable Freshwater Modelling. In: Ames DP, Quinn NWT, Rizzoli AE (eds) Proceedings: iEMSSs Seventh Biennial meeting: International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2014), San Diegeo, Carifornia, June 15-19 2014. http://www.iemss.org/sites/iemss2014/papers/iemss2014_submssion_132.pdf

Marden M, Herzig A, Basher L 2014. Erosion process contribution to sediment yield before and after the establishment of exotic forest: Waipaoa catchment, New Zealand. Geomorphology 226, pp. 162-174.

Weeks ES, Mason N, Ausseil A-GE, Herzig A 2014. Prioritising Land Use Decisions for the optimal Delivery of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Protection in Productive landscapes. Biodiversity - The Dynamic Balance of the Planet, Grillo O (ed), InTech, http://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs-wm/46537.pdf

Herzig A, Rutledge D 2013. Integrated Land Systems Modelling and Optimisation. In Piantadosi J, Anderssen RS, Boland J (eds.) MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2013, pp. 880-886. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2013/C8/herzig.pdf

Herzig A, Ausseil A-GE, Dymond JR 2013. Sensitivity of land-use pattern optimisation to variation in input data and constraints. In Piantadosi J, Anderssen RS, Boland J (eds.) MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, December 2013, pp. 1840-1846. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2013/H12/herzig.pdf

Herzig A, Ausseil A-GE, Dymond JR 2013. Spatial optimisation of ecosystem services. In Dymond JR (ed.) Ecosystem services in New Zealand - conditions and trends, pp. 511-523, Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, New Zealand.

Carswell FE, Easdale TA, Overton J McC, Ausseil A-GE, Greenway AJ, Dymond JR, Mason NWH, Arnst EA, Burrows LE, Herzig A, Holdaway RJ, Pletzer DA 2013. St James conservation area: a purchase for ecosystem serivces. In Dymond JR (ed) Ecosystem services in New Zealand - conditions and trends, pp. 524-537, Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, New Zealand.

Dymond JR, Ausseil A-GE, Parfitt RL, Herzig A, McDowell RW 2013. Nitrate and phosphorous leaching in New Zealand: a national perspective. New Zealand journal of agricultural research 56(1), pp. 49-59.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Cau
    Cert Computer Sciences
    2008
  • Cau
    PhD Geography
    2006
  • Hanover
    MSc Geography
    1999

Publications

Publications

  • Spiekermann, R., Jolly, B., Herzig, A., Burleigh, T., & Medyckyj-Scott, D. (2019). Implementations of fine-grained automated data provenance to support transparent environmental modelling. Environmental Modelling & Software. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.ENVSOFT.2019.04.009 (Journal Article, 2019)
  • Assessing Resource-Use Efficiency (Journal Article, 2018)
  • Spiekermann R, Herzig A, Dymond J, Basher L, Betts H, Jolly B, Medyckyj-Scott‎ D, Ausseil A-G, Phillips C 2018. SedNetNZ and the challenges of science-driven erosion control in policy and practice. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 10-14 April 2018. (Conference Proceedings, 2018)
  • Herzig A, 2017. The Land Use Management Support System (LUMASS) - Version 0.9.58. https://bitbucket.org/landcareresearch/lumass/downloads/lumass-0.9.58.zip (Other, 2018)
  • Herzig A, 2017. The Land Use Management Support System (LUMASS) - Version 0.9.57. https://bitbucket.org/landcareresearch/lumass/downloads/lumass-0.9.57.zip (Other, 2018)
  • Herzig A, 2017. The Land Use Management Support System (LUMASS) - Version 0.9.55. https://bitbucket.org/landcareresearch/lumass/downloads/lumass-0.9.55.zip (Other, 2017)
  • Herzig A, 2017. The Land Use Management Support System (LUMASS) - Version 0.9.53. https://bitbucket.org/landcareresearch/lumass/downloads/lumass-0.9.53.zip (Other, 2017)
  • Larned S, Snelder T, Schallenberg M, McDowell R, Harris S, Rissmann C, Beare M, Tipa G, Crow S, Daughney C, Herzig A, Green M, Sevicke-Jones G, Whitehead A 2017. Shifting from land-use capability to land-use suitability in the Our Land & Water national science challenge. In: Currie LD, Hedley MJ ed. Proceedings: Science and Policy: Nutrient Management Challenges for the Next Generation: 30th Annual FLRC Workshop, Palmerston North, N.Z., 7-9 February 2017. http://flrc.massey.ac.nz/workshops/17/Manuscripts/Paper_Larned_2017.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2017)
  • Gully development (Journal Article, 2017)
  • Betts H, Basher L, Dymond J, Herzig A, Marden M, Phillips C 2017. Development of a landslide component for a sediment budget model. Environmental Modelling & Software 92: 28-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.02.003 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • Dymond JR, Herzig A, Basher L, Betts HD, Marden M, Phillips CJ, Ausseil A-GE, Palmer DJ, Clark M, Roygard J 2016. Development of a New Zealand SedNet model for assessment of catchment-wide soil-conservation works. Geomorphology 257: 85-93. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.12.022 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Herzig A, Dymond J, Ausseil A-G 2016. Exploring limits and trade-offs of irrigation and agricultural intensification in the Ruamahanga catchment, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research 59(3): 216-234. http://doi.org/10.1080/00288233.2016.1183685 (Journal Article, 2016)
  • Betts HD, Basher LR, Dymond JD, Herzig A, Marden M, Phillips CJ (submitted) Landslide-slope relationships in New Zealand hill country - application to a sediment budget model. Environmental Modelling and Software. (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Dymond J, Ausseil A-GE, Peltzer DA, Herzig A 2015. Conditions and trends of ecosystem services in New Zealand - a synopsis. Solutions 6(5): 38-45. http://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/node/237283 (Journal Article, 2015)
  • Herzig A, Dymond J, Ausseil A-G 2015. Irrigation - intensification - illumination: exploring limits and trade-offs in agricultural intensification. Landcare Research Link. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/84458/Irrigation-Intensification-Illumination.pdf (Web Page, 2015)
  • Rutledge D, Price R, Herzig A 2014. Trends in landscape dynamics. Landcare Research Link. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/81283/Trends-in-Landscape-Dynamics.pdf (Web Page, 2014)
  • Dymond J, Ausseil A-G, Herzig A 2014. Downscaling ecosystem services to catchment scale - a case study in the Ruamahanga catchment. Soil Horizons 23: 10-11. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/84691/Soil_Horizons_23.pdf (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Herzig A, Ausseil A-G, Dymond J 2014. [Abstract] Irrigation = degradation? Exploring limits and trade-offs in catchment-scale soil water management. Proceedings: New Zealand Society of Soil Science 2014 Conference "Soil Science for Future Generations", Hamilton, New Zealand, 1-4 December 2014. Pp. 47. (Conference Proceedings, 2014)
  • Marden M, Herzig A, Basher L 2014. Erosion process contribution to sediment yield before and after the establishment of exotic forest: Waipaoa catchment, New Zealand. Geomorphology 226: 162-174. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.08.007 (Journal Article, 2014)
  • Dymond J, Basher L, Phillips C, Marden M, Betts H, Herzig A 2014. [Abstract] Developments in erosion and sediment modelling in New Zealand. In: Currie LD, Christensen CL ed. Proceedings: Nutrient management for the farm, catchment and community, Palmerston North, N.Z., 18-20 February 2014. http://www.massey.ac.nz/~flrc/workshops/14/Manuscripts/Abstract_Dymond_2014.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2014)
  • Ausseil A-G, Dymond J, Herzig A 2014. [Abstract] Mapping benefits from nature (ecosystem services) in New Zealand. Proceedings: Association for Women in the Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand, 9-11 July 2014. http://www.awis.org.nz/20-20-science-snapshots/ (Conference Proceedings, 2014)
  • Dymond J, Ausseil A-GE, Herzig A, Serezat D, Santin C 2014. [Abstract] Downscaling national models of ecosystem services to the Ruamahanga catchment, New Zealand. Proceedings: 7th Conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership, San José, Costa Rica, 8-12 September 2014. http://previous.espconference.org/downloadattachment/82483/90737/D5a-28%20ESP2014%20book%20of%20abstracts%20Modeling.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2014)
  • Dymond J, Ausseil AG, Peltzer DA, Herzig A [abstract]. Conditions and trends of ecosystem services in New Zealand. Oral presentation at the Ecosystem Services Partnership conference. Wageningen University, San Jose, Costa Rica. 8-12 September 2014. (Conference Proceedings, 2014)
  • Elliott A, Turek G, Snow V, Rutledge D, Ritchie A, Herzig A 2014. Testing tales: selection and evaluation of a framework for interoperable freshwater modelling. In: Ames DP, Quinn NWT, Rizzoli AE ed. Proceedings: 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, San Diego, California, USA, 15-19 June 2014. http://www.iemss.org/sites/iemss2014/papers/iemss2014_submission_132.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2014)
  • Elliott S, Turek G, Rutledge D, Ritchie A, Herzig A, Snow V 2014. Framework for interoperable freshwater models: testing and recommendations. NIWA Client Report. National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research. 59 p. https://teamwork.niwa.co.nz/display/IFM/Final+Report+to+MBIE (Report, 2014)
  • Weeks ES, Mason N, Ausseil A-GE, Herzig A 2014. Prioritising land-use decisions for the optimal delivery of ecosystem services and biodiversity protection in productive landscapes. In: Grillo O ed. Biodiversity: the dynamic balance of the planet. Rijeka, Croatia, InTech. Pp. 1-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/58255 (Book Section, 2014)
  • Dymond JR, Ausseil AGE, Parfitt RL, Herzig A, McDowell RW 2013. Nitrate and phosphorus leaching in New Zealand: a national perspective. New Zealand journal of agricultural research 56(1): 49-59. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288233.2012.747185 (Journal Article, 2013)
  • Herzig A, Rutledge D 2013. Integrated land systems modelling and optimisation. In: Piantadosi J, Anderssen RS, Boland J ed. Proceedings: MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, Australia, 1-6 December 2013. Pp. 880-886. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2013/C8/herzig.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2013)
  • Herzig A, Ausseil A-GE, Dymond JR 2013. Sensitivity of land-use pattern optimisation to variation in input data and constraints. In: Piantadosi J, Anderssen RS, Boland J ed. Proceedings: MODSIM2013, 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Adelaide, Australia, 1-6 December 2013. Pp. 1840-1846. http://www.mssanz.org.au/modsim2013/H12/herzig.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2013)
  • Carswell FE, Easdale TA, Overton JM, Ausseil A-GE, Greenaway AJ, Dymond JR, Mason NWH, Arnst EA, Burrows LE, Herzig A, Holdaway RJ, Peltzer DA 2013. St James Conservation Area: a purchase for ecosystem services. In: Dymond JR ed. Ecosystem services in New Zealand: conditions and trends. Lincoln, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua Press. Pp. 524-537. (Book Section, 2013)
  • Herzig A, Ausseil A-GE, Dymond JR 2013. Spatial optimisation of ecosystem services. In: Dymond JR ed. Ecosystem services in New Zealand: conditions and trends. Lincoln, New Zealand, Manaaki Whenua Press. Pp. 511-523. (Book Section, 2013)
  • Dymond J, Ausseil A-G, Herzig A 2012. Ecosystem services conditions and trends. Landcare Research Link. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/44897/ecosystem_services_conditions_trends.pdf (Web Page, 2012)
  • Dymond J, Ausseil A-G, Herzig A 2012. Conditions and trends of ecosystem services - an update. Soil horizons 21: 8. http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/44903/soil_Horizons_21.pdf (Journal Article, 2012)
  • Rutledge DT, Price R, Herzig A 2012. Land systems modelling: an atomistic approach to improve handling of complexity in land-use and land-cover change modelling. Proceedings: 6th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2012), , Leipzig, Germany, 1-5 July 2012. http://www.iemss.org/sites/iemss2012/proceedings.html (Conference Proceedings, 2012)
  • Herzig A 2012. New planning tool to optimise land use. Article in Council Update Issue 7, June 2012 (Newsletter, 2012)
  • Herzig A, Rutledge D 2012. LUMASS - The Land-Use Management Support System. Proceedings: FOSS4G-CEE & Geoinformatics, Prague, Czech Republic, 21-23 May 2012. http://2012.foss4g-cee.org/program/presentations/lumass-the-land-use-management-support-system/ (Conference Proceedings, 2012)
  • Herzig A, Ausseil A-G, Dymond J, 2012: How to put the right land-use in the right place? Whakamara, 16/02/2012. (Newsletter, 2012)
  • Herzig A, Ausseil A-G, Dymond J 2012. How to put the right land use in the right place. Proceedings: Innovation for Sustainable Production 2012, Bruges, Belgium, 6-9 May 2012. https://www.i-sup2012.org/program/scientific/RuralDevelopment/Pages/program.aspx (Conference Proceedings, 2012)
  • Ausseil A-GE, Herzig A, Dymond JR 2012. Optimising land use for multiple ecosystem service objectives: A case study in the Waitaki catchment, New Zealand. Proceedings: 6th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2012), Leipzig, Germany, 1-5 July 2012. Pp. 2211-2218. http://www.iemss.org/sites/iemss2012//proceedings/F5_0473_Ausseil_et_al.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2012)
  • Marden M, Herzig A, Arnold G 2011. Gully degradation, stabilisation and effectiveness of reforestation in reducing gully-derived sediment, East Coast region, North Island, New Zealand. Journal of hydrology, New Zealand 50(1): 19-36. <Go to ISI>://CABI:20113289100 (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Duttmann R, Bach M, Herzig A 2011. Schutz vor Wassererosion. In: Blume HP, Horn R, Thiele-Bruhn S ed. Handbuch des Bodenschutzes: Bodenökologie und -belastung; vorbeugende und abwehrende Schutzmaßnahmen. 4th ed. Weinheim, Wiley-VCH. Pp. 575-578. http://www.biothemen.de/Buch/oekologie/handbuch_bodenschutz.html (Book Section, 2011)
  • Duttmann R, Bach M, Herzig A 2011. Bodenerosion durch Wasser. In: Blume HP, Horn R, Thiele-Bruhn S ed. Handbuch des Bodenschutzes: Bodenökologie und -belastung; vorbeugende und abwehrende Schutzmaßnahmen. 4th ed. Weinheim, Wiley-VCH. Pp. 199-212. http://www.biothemen.de/Buch/oekologie/handbuch_bodenschutz.html (Book Section, 2011)
  • Herzig A, Rutledge D, Dymond J, Ausseil A-G 2011. Maximizing land use and ecosystem services performance. Proceedings: US-IALE 26th Annual Symposium: Sustainability and Dynamic Landscapes, Portland, Oregon, 3-7 April 2011. (Conference Proceedings, 2011)
  • Herzig A, Dymond JR, Marden M 2011. A gully-complex model for assessing gully stabilisation strategies. Geomorphology 133(2): 23-33. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169555X11003072 (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Rutledge DT, Dymond J, Greenhalgh S, Sinclair RJ, Ausseil AG, Herzig A 2011. Ecosystem services for multiple results. Journal of primary industry management 15(1): 23-26. (Journal Article, 2011)
  • Rutledge D, Dymond J, Greenhalgh S, Ausseil A, Sinclair R, Herzig A, Morgan F, Andrew R, Collins A 2010. Mapping, modelling, and managing ecosystem services in New Zealand. In: Swayne DA, Yang W, Voinov AA, Rizzoli A, Flatova T ed. Proceedings: iEMSs Fifth Biennial Meeting: International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software (iEMSs 2010), Ottawa, July 5-8 2010. http://www.iemss.org/iemss2010/papers/S06/S.06.01.Mapping,%20Modelling%20and%20Managing%20Ecosystems%20Services%20in%20New%20Zealand%20-%20DANIEL%20RUTLEDGE.pdf (Conference Proceedings, 2010)

Skills

Skills

  • Computer Programming
  • GIS Analysis
  • GIS Application Development
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Landscape Modelling
  • Spatial Optimisation