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The changing climate will affect our land-use options, our water quality and availability, and will test the resilience of our communities. These resources aim to help Aotearoa’s primary sector adapt to a future where extreme weather events are more frequent.

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A copula-based analysis of severity-duration-frequency of droughts in six climatic regions of NZ

We used a copula to model the joint drought duration-severity distribution and frequency to generate SDF curves for six locations in different climatic regions (3…
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Temperature and Nitrogen Effects on Phosphorus Uptake by Agricultural Stream-Bed Sediments

Climate change will likely increase the growing season, temperatures, and ratio of nitrogen (N) to phosphorus (P) loss from land to water. However, it is…
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Guiding phosphorus stewardship for multiple ecosystems services

We propose a conceptual framework‚ the ‘phosphorus ecosystem services cascade’ (PESC)‚ to integrate the key ecosystem processes and functions that moderate the relationship between P…
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Technical Report

SedNetNZ, SLUI and contaminant generation. Part 1: Sediment and water clarity

Horizons Regional Council asked Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research to document the use of SedNetNZ in the Horizons region; update the assessment of the impact…
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Identifying resilience dimensions and thresholds: evidence from four rural communities in NZ

Community resilience is a critical determinant of how a community can cope with stressors and disturbances, but has proved difficult to conceptualise and measure. This…
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Technical Report

Resilience indicators for rural New Zealand towns: Statistical analysis

The AgResearch Resilient Rural Communities (RRC) programme engaged PwC to conduct analysis of official statistics for rural areas of New Zealand. The analysis extended earlier…
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Method to Measure Rural Community Resilience

The Indicators Working Group (co-funded by AgResearch) produced a method to measure community resilience at a point in time using Statistics NZ data to indicate…
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Technical Report

Climate change impacts on land use suitability

This report aims to assist land managers and natural resource planners to assess the resilience of agricultural land uses across New Zealand and to inform…
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Scenario Model to Reduce Both GHG Emissions and Nitrogen Leaching on Dairy Farms

The Credence Attributes On-Farm research project modelled several scenarios to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on an average Waikato dairy farm. The model found one path…
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Testing indicators of resilience for rural communities

The resilience of rural communities is a concern, both in itself and for its effects on the agricultural sector. This article investigates the possibility of…
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A spatial analysis framework to assess responses of agricultural landscapes to climates and soils at regional scale

This chapter describes the structure, datasets and processing methods of a new spatial analysis framework to assess the response of agricultural landscapes to climates and…
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Eutrophication and climate change impacts of a case study of NZ beef to the European market

Beef production in the Lake Taupō region of New Zealand is regulated for nitrogen (N) leaching. The objectives of this study were to 1) evaluate…
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