Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Innovation highlights

Outcome 1: Biodiversity

  • A consistent biodiversity assessment system for all of New Zealand
  • Effective wetland restoration: adding value to land & water assets
  • Invasive species management at landscape scale for conservation benefit
  • Choosing the ‘best targets’ for biocontrol of environmental weeds    

Outcome 2: Land Resources

  • S-map to fine tune land management results in significant economic benefit
  • Smarter management of water quality issues at the regional scale
  • Understanding national ecosystem services trends   

Outcome 3: Greenhouse gases

  • Predicting future forest growth under climate change in New Zealand
  • The carbon storage impacts of pasture reverting to indigenous scrub
  • Improved estimates of nitrous oxide emissions & emission factors significantly   

Outcome 4: Industries and organisations

  • Diagnostic tools supporting national biosecurity
  • An objective framework for declaring areas free of TB 

The research was supported by Crown funding for Crown research institutes from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Science + Innovation Group. Extended details for each of these Crown-funded innovation stories can be found at: