Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Regional Research Update Issue 3

Welcome to the third Regional Research Update, where again we have a range of interesting topics relevant to regional councils and their partners.

2019 has been fast paced so far here at Manaaki Whenua – and we know it has been the same for many of you.

This newsletter is designed to share some of our scientific work with you, covering:

  • Smarter targeting of soil erosion control
  • An update to the Land Cover Database
  • Remote sensing to predict beech masting events
  • New Zealand’s Honey Landscape
  • Our involvement in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services (IPBES)
  • The latest Survey of Rural Decision-Makers (SRDM)
  • The latest research into soil carbon
  • TrapSim – an online trapping tool for land managers.

I am delighted to introduce Graham Sevicke-Jones who recently joined Manaaki Whenua ­in the role of General Manager, Science & Knowledge Translation. Graham brings extensive experience in applying science to real-world challenges faced by communities, businesses and government agencies targeting the sustainable use and development of our natural assets in New Zealand. He has worked in the regional sector for many years and his insight will be valuable in our work with you in the future.

Read on for more!

Peter Millard
GM Science