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Relevant project and associated outputs

Astudillo GC, Hermans SM, Stevenson B, Buckley HL, Lear G. 2019. Microbial assemblages and bioindicators as proxies for ecosystem health status: potential and limitations. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 103(16): 6407–64021. (

Dahlhaus PG, Bennett JML, Corbett J, Crawford D, Grelet G, Imhof M, MacLeod A, Mele PM, Stevenson B, Wells N, Wong M 2018. A review of indicators of soil health and function: farmers’ needs and data management.  Soil CRC Project 2.1.01. Cooperative Research Centre for High Performance Soils, May 2018.

Drewry JJ, Cavanagh JAE, McNeill SJ, Stevenson BA, Gordon DA, Taylor MD. (Submitted) Long-term monitoring of soil quality, including trace elements, to evaluate land use effects, temporal change, and improvements for monitoring. Geoderma Regional.

Kannemeyer R. 2019. Soil Matters: Whakahirahira te mana o te oneone. Soil Horizons

Kibblewhite MG 2018. Soil and soil health: An overview In: Reicosky D ed. Managing soil health for sustainable agriculture. Vol I. Fundamentals. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.

Lambie SM, Mudge PL, Stevenson BA. (Submitted) Microbial function and composition in paired irrigated and non-irrigated pastures: relationship to changes in soil carbon and nitrogen content. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.

Lambie SM, Ghani A, Mudge PL, Stevenson BA. 2019. Decadal changes in organic matter stocks in three soil orders due to alteration in microaggregate and hot water extractable carbon and nitrogen. Soil Science Society of America Journal 83(1): 73–85.

Lilburne L, Eger A, Mudge P, Ausseil AG, Stevenson B, Herzig A, Beare M. 2020. The Land Resource Circle: supporting land-use decision making with an ecosystem-service-based framework. Geoderma.

Mueller K, Dal Ferro N, Kauwal S, Tregurtha C, Zanini F, Carmignato S, de Jonge L, Moldrup P, Morair F. 2019. Effect of long-term irrigation and tillage practices on X-ray CT and gas transport derived 1 pore-network characteristics. Soil Research, 57(6): 642–656.

Roudier P, Lilburne L, Ausseil A-G, Grealish G, Stevenson B, Carrick S, Manderson A, Greenhalgh S, Harmsworth G, Kalaugher E 2018. Towards a preliminary assessment of the soil security dimensions in Aotearoa/New Zealand. 3rd Global Soil Security Conference, Sydney, NWS, Australia, 4-6 December 2018.

Stevenson B, Drewry J. 2019. Soil Health in New Zealand Pastoral Land Uses: Macroporosity As an Often Overlooked Indicator. In symposium: Soil Health I: Data-Driven Integrated Approaches Towards Sustainable Agriculture. Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting. November 10-13, 2019. San Antonio Texas. USA.

Stevenson BA, Eger A, McNeill S, Hewitt A 2018. Soil capability and Condition: the challenge of quantitatively defining reference states and soil change. Soil Security and Planetary Health Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 4-6 December 2018.

Stevenson BA, Hunter DWF, Rhodes, P. 2014. Temporal and seasonal change in bacterial and fungal community structure of a pasture soil after disturbance and addition of carbon. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 75, 175-185.

Stevenson BA, McNeill S, Hewitt AE 2015. Characterising soil quality clusters in relation to land use and soil order in New Zealand: An application of the phenoform concept. Geoderma 239–240: 135–142.

Stevenson BA, Sarmah AK, Smernik R, Hunter DWF, Fraser S 2016. Soil carbon characterization and nutrient ratios across land uses on two contrasting soils: Their relationships to microbial biomass and function. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 97: 50–2.

Taylor MD, Drewry JJ, Stevenson B, Cavanagh JE, Foster N, Curran-Cournane F. 2018. How closely do different Olsen P measures correlate? In: LD Currie, CL Christensen (eds). Farm environmental planning: science, policy and practice. Occasional Report No. 31. Fertilizerand Lime Research Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. .

Other Relevant Publications:

Curtin D, Beare MH, Lehto K, Tregurtha C, Qiu W, Tregurtha R, Peterson M 2017. Rapid assays to predict nitrogen mineralisation potential of agricultural soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal doi: 10.2136/sssaj2016.08.0265; Date posted: March 03, 2017.

Ghani A, Dexter M, Perrott KW 2003. Hot-water extractable carbon in soils: a sensitive measurement for determining impacts of fertilisation, grazing and cultivation. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 35: 1231–1243. doi:10.1016/s0038-0717(03)00186–x.

Griffiths B, Faber J, Bloem J 2018. Applying soil health indicators to encourage sustainable soil use: The transition from scientific study to practical application. Sustainability 10(9): 3021.

Hermans SM, Buckley HI, Case BS, Curran-Cournane F, Taylor M, Lear G. 2017. Bacteria as Emerging Indicators of Soil Condition. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 83(1), Article Number: UNSP e02826-16 DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02826-16

Land Monitoring Forum 2009. Land and soil monitoring: A guide for SoE and regional council reporting, Land Monitoring Forum.

Lawrence-Smith EJ, Mojsilovic O, Meenken ED, Cuff JRI, Tregurtha CS, Beare MH 2014. Arable and pastoral soil quality monitoring programme analysis of 1999-2013 dataset. 215 p.

Lilburne LR, Hewitt AE, Sparling GP, Selvarajah N. 2002. Soil quality in New Zealand: policy and the science response. J. Environ. Qual. 31, 1768–1773.

Mackay A, Dominati E, Taylor M 2013. Soil quality indicators: the next generation. Report prepared for Land Monitoring Forum of regional councils. Client report RE500/2012/025.

Parfitt RL, Couper J, Parkinson R, Schon NL, Stevenson B.A. 2012. Effect of nitrogen fertilizer on soil communities under grazed pastures. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 55, 217-233.

Parfitt R.L, Stevenson BA, Dymond JR, Schipper LA, Baisden RT, Ballentine DJ. 2012. Nitrogen Inputs and outputs for New Zealand from 1990 to 2010 at national and regional scales. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research, 55:241-262

Parfitt RL, Stevenson BA, Ross C, and Fraser S. 2014. Changes in pH, bicarbonate-extractable P, carbon and nitrogen over 5 to 30 yrs for soils under pasture. New Zealand J of Agricultural Research.

Schipper LA, Parfitt RL, Fraser S, Littler RA, Baisden WT, Ross C 2014. Soil order and grazing management effects on changes in soil C and N in New Zealand pastures. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 184: 67–75.

Schipper LA, Sparling GP 2000. Performance of Soil Condition Indicators across taxonomic groups and land uses. Soil Science Society of America Journal 64: 300–311.

Scott JT, Lambie SM, Stevenson BA, Schipper LA, Parfitt RL, McGill A 2015. Carbon and nitrogen leaching under high and low phosphate fertility pasture with increasing nitrogen inputs. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 202: 139–147.

Selbie DR, Buckthought LE, Shepherd ME 2015. The challenge of the urine patch for managing nitrogen in grazed pasture systems. Advances in Agronomy 129: 229–292.

Sparling G, Parfitt RL, Hewitt AE, Schipper LA 2003. Three approaches to define desired soil organic matter contents. Journal of Environmental Quality 32: 760–766.

Sparling GP, Schipper LA 2002. Soil quality at a national scale in New Zealand. Journal of Environmental Quality 31: 1848–1857.

Sparling GP, Schipper LA 2004. Soil quality monitoring in New Zealand: trends and issues arising from a broad-scale survey. Agriculture Ecosystem & Environment 104: 545–552.

Stevenson BA, Parfitt RL, Schipper LA, Baisden WT, Mudge P 2010. Relationship between soil δ15N, C/N and N losses across land uses in New Zealand. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 139: 736–741.

Taylor MD, Drewry JJ, Stevenson B, Cavanagh JE, Foster N, Curran-Cournane F. 2018. How closely do different Olsen P measures correlate? In: LD Currie, CL Christensen (eds). Farm environmental planning: science, policy and practice. Occasional Report No. 31. Fertilizerand Lime Research Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Taylor MD, Kim ND, Hill RB, Chapman R.  2010. A review of soil quality indicators and five key issues after 12 yr soil quality monitoring in the Waikato region. Soil Use and Managment 26: 212–224.

Zicheng Y, Lehto NJ, Robinson BH, Cavanagh JAE. 2020. Environmental and edaphic factors affecting soil cadmium uptake by spinach, potatoes, onion and wheat. Science of the Total Environment 713, 136694 DOI: