Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Glossary and Guide to Acronyms

ARLUNZ Agent-based Rural Land Use New Zealand model
B3 Better Border Biosecurity, a multi-partner science collaboration
BusinessNZ New Zealand’s largest advocacy group for enterprise
CEMARS Certified Emissions Management and Reduction Scheme
CRC Cooperative Research Centre (Australia)
CRI Crown research institute
CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (Australia)
DairyNZ DairyNZ is the ‘industry good’ organisation, representing New Zealand’s dairy farmers
DCD Dicyandiamide, a nitrification inhibitor
DHB District Health Board
DOC Department of Conservation
DNDC DeNitrification-DeComposition computer simulation model
ECan Environment Canterbury
E. coli Escherichia coli, a bacterium commonly found in the lower intestine of mammals
ESR Institute of Environmental Science and Research
Ecosystem services The ‘free’ services that healthy ecosystems provide, e.g. clean water, fertile soil, storm water retention,  erosion prevention
Environmental limit The point at which ecosystem services collapse, e.g. the soil’s biological community is depleted to the  extent that it can no longer replenish nutrients
EMaR Environmental Monitoring and Reporting
EPA Environmental Protection Authority
Harakeke Māori name for New Zealand flax
IPCC International Panel on Climate Change
Kaitiakitanga Traditional guardianship of natural resources
KPI Key Performance Indicator
LCDB Land Cover Database
LINZ Land Information New Zealand
LUCAS Land Use and Carbon Analysis System
LUMASS Land Use Management Support System
Mātauranga Traditional cultural knowledge
MBIE Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
MFAT Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
MfE Ministry for the Environment
MPI Ministry for Primary Industries
National Environmental Standard (MfE)
NGO Non-governmental organisation
NLRC National Land Resource Centre
NZAGRC New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre
NZFARM New Zealand Forest and Agriculture Regional Model
NZLRI New Zealand Land Resource Inventory
OSPRI Operational Solutions for Primary Industries, comprised of the TBfree New Zealand and the National  Animal Identification and Tracing programmes
RHD Rabbit haemorrhagic disease
RMA Resource Management Act
SCION A Crown research institute
S-map Digital soil map for New Zealand
SME Small and medium-sized enterprise
TB Tuberculosis
TPK Te Puni Kōkiri
UMF Unique mānuka factor
Vis-NIR Visible near infrared

Chemical symbols

C Carbon
CH4 Methane
CO2 Carbon dioxide
N Nitrogen
NH3 Ammonia
N2O Nitrous oxide
P Phosphorous