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Science in Freshwater Policy Development

A case study of the role science played in the development of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management
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Challenges and Opportunities for New Zealand Agriculture under Climate Change (2022 update)

Future climate is likely to have a major impact on the primary sector, and has the potential to drive major shifts in land use as…
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Canterbury Farmers' and Rural Professionals' Perception of Drone Use in Environmental Management

The purpose of this research project is to identify barriers to, and incentives to overcome the challenges of, integrating drone use to achieve better environmental…
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Science to policy and back again: compliant land use practices still cause P leaching

NZ Freshwater Sciences Conference – December 2018
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Introducing The Value Chain Compass

New research has revealed how New Zealand producers are creating higher returns from sustainably produced primary products. In some cases that premium is perceived to…
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The missing link to better target on-farm practices to address water quality?

Public lecture, Lincoln University, September 2017
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Predicting Land-Based Nitrogen loads and Attenuation in the Rangitikei River Catchment – the Implications for Land Use

Where both the intensity of land use in high N-attenuation areas was increased and the intensity of land use in low N-attenuation areas was decreased,…
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Trusting in the'Eye in the Sky'? Farmers' and Auditors' Perceptions of Drone Use in Environmental Auditing

Worldwide, the agricultural sector is under pressure to demonstrate environmental sustainability. In New Zealand, farm environment plans (FEPs) and their auditing were intended to guide…
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Measuring Denitrification

The development of a method for measuring denitrification is a first for New Zealand, providing vital data for understanding natural denitrification processes
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