Climate Change Research Grants - 2008/09

MAF has completed the second funding round of the Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change research programme carried out for MAF by the Foundation under a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations.

These research investments will enhance and support adaptation to climate change, reduce agricultural greenhouse gases, encourage the establishment of forest sinks, and capitalise on new business opportunities arising from the world’s response to climate change.

Fifteen one year proposals and eight, two and a half year proposals from eight research organisations were recommended (appendix one). The total funding allocated is $10.540 million over the two and a half year life of the proposals.

Projects funded 2008/2009

Organisation Title Type Total
funding
Priority topic
addressed
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Impacts of climate change on soil conditions, river flow and floods One year 168,750 Flood risk
Forestry Research Institute Climate change and fire danger One year 168,750 Fire
AgResearch Subtropical boundaries under climate change One year 140,000 Biosecurity
Forestry Research Institute Future proofing plantation forests from pests One year 168,750 Biosecurity issues
AgResearch Climate change and pasture performance One year 168,750 Land management
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Climate change and extreme winds One year 168,750 Wind
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Climate change and drought risk One year 168,750 Drought risk
Landcare Research Review of soil carbon methodologies One year 168,750 Soil carbon methods
AgResearch Modelling pastoral soil carbon One year 63,858 Soil carbon methods
Forest Research Institute Reducing Harvesting Costs One year 168,750 Forestry in difficult sites
Forest Research Institute Improving the Eucalyptus fastigata growth model One year 168,750 New forestry species
University of Canterbury Managing risks in carbon forestry One year 115,000 Forestry carbon risks
AgResearch Plant canopy nitrous oxide emissions One year 110,000 Agriculture mitigation
AgResearch Forage/fungal associations for reducing methanogenesis One year 168,750 Agriculture mitigation
Lincoln University Climate change and international trade One year 168,000 Climate change and international trade
      2,284,358  
Dairy NZ GHG mitigation using efficient cows Two and a half years 1,308,758 Agriculture mitigation
Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium Accelerated ruminant methane mitigation Two and a half years 1,574,997 Agriculture mitigation
Landcare Research Mitigation technologies for methane Two and a half years 1,127,550 Agriculture mitigation
Landcare Research Ammonia from animal excreta Two and a half years 447,500 Agriculture mitigation
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Paddock to regional GHG management and mitigation of N2O emission Two and a half years 815,750 Agriculture mitigation
Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium Enteric methane mitigation Two and a half years 1,406,250 Agriculture mitigation
Forest Research Institute Land use tools Two and a half years 1,575,000 Forestry mitigation
      8,255,805  

 

Last Updated: 16 September 2010

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