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Land use in Aotearoa will change as new opportunities and challenges emerge under a changing climate. Water quality expectations will also drive change in some catchments, where investing in mitigations could be less pragmatic than some change in land use.

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Assessing the Effectiveness of On-Farm Mitigation Actions

This research summary describes how effective on-farm mitigations have been so far, by comparing losses of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and sediment in 1995 and…
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Technical Report

Shifting from land-use capability to land-use suitability

The LUS classification system will be based on concatenation of three categories: land-use potential, contribution to catchment contaminant delivery, and pressure in receiving environments (Fig.…
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Technical Report

Next generation systems: a framework for prioritising innovation

There is increasing recognition that the land-based sectors will need new primary production systems to break the lock-step relationship between profitability and production, and environmental…
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Technical Report

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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Presentation

Land Use Suitability Programme

Our Land and Water Symposium, April 2017
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Technical Report

Enabling a transformation in New Zealand’s bioeconomy

The OECD called for a global transition towards a bioeconomy in 2009, which resulted in a number of nations adopting strategies to develop their bioeconomy.…
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Journal Article

Optimizing land use for the delivery of catchment ecosystem services

Despite widespread implementation of best management practices, sustainable farming is neither practical nor possible in certain locations, where protecting water quality and promoting agricultural production…
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Guidance

Towards a Physiographic Map: Information for Regional Councils

Physiographic Environments of New Zealand research is developing a cost-effective technique to measure and map (as an integrated physiographic layer) how features of the natural…
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The land use suitability concept: Introduction and an application of the concept to inform sustainable productivity within environmental constraints

This paper addresses an application of the LUS concept: evaluating the suitability of land for sustained productivity subject to environmental constraints, as defined by water…
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Presentation

Drivers for and Barriers to Land Use Change: Land Use Practice Change and Adoption

NZARES and Australasian Agricultural & Resource Economics Society Workshop, August 2018, Wellington
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Journal Article

Integration of ANP and Fuzzy set techniques for land suitability assessment based on remote sensing and GIS irrigated maize cultivation.

Land suitability assessment can inform decisions on land uses suitable for maximizing crop yield while making best use, but not impairing the ability of natural…
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Presentation

Land use transformation; can science de-risk barriers to land use change?

NZ Society of Soil Science Conference, December 2018, Napier
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