Table of Research Projects funded to date and Related Research Reports

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Impacts of and Adapting to Climate Change

Organisation Finish Date Subject Area Report Title
EcoClimate Consortium 30 April 2008 Climate change and agricultural production Costs and Benefits of Climate Change and Adaptation to Climate Change in New Zealand Agriculture: What Do We Know so Far?
AgResearch 30 June 2008 Improved field facilities to study climate change impacts and adaptations in pasture Improved Field Facilities to Study Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations in Pasture
AgResearch 30 June 2008 Enhanced modelling capability to conduct impact assessments Enhanced modelling capability to conduct climate change impact assessments
Aqualinc Research Ltd 30 June 2008 Adaptation vulnerability and impacts of climate change on NZ's pastoral systems Projected Effects of Climate Change on Water Supply Reliability in Mid-Canterbury
Auckland UniServices Ltd 30 June 2008 Vulnerability of NZ pastoral farming to the impacts of future climate change and the soil water regime Vulnerability of New Zealand pastoral farming to the impacts of future climate change on the soil water regime
Crop & Food Research 30 June 2008 Forage crop opportunities as a result of climate change Forage crop opportunities as a result of climate change
Earthwise Consulting Limited 30 June 2008 Adaptation - developing case studies in the Kiwifruit Industry Adapting to climate change in the kiwifruit industry
NIWA 30 June 2008 Impact of climate change on drought and agricultural production Drought, Agricultural Production & Climate Change – A Way Forward to a Better Understanding
Landcare Research 30 June 2008 Climate change risks to pastoral production systems Climate change risks to pastoral production systems
Scion 30 June 2008 The effect of climate change on New Zealand's planted forests The effect of climate change on New Zealand’s planted forests. Impacts, risks and opportunities
Scion 31 December 2009 Climate change and fire danger Improved estimates of the effect of climate change on NZ fire danger
NIWA March 2009 Frost Recent frost trends for New Zealand
NIWA March 2009 Frost Recent trends in frost in New Zealand
(a summary of the research report listed on the row above)
NIWA 31 December 2009 Impacts of climate change on soil conditions, river flow and floods Flood risk under climate change
NIWA 31 December 2009 Climate change and extreme winds  
NIWA 31 December 2009 Climate change and drought risk  
AgResearch 31 December 2009 Climate change and pasture performance Improving Sustainable Life-time Performance of Pastures: Learning from Extreme Climatic Events
AgResearch 31 December 2009 Subtropical boundaries under climate change Tomorrow’s pastures: subtropical grass growth under climate change
Scion 31 December 2009 Future proofing plantation forests from pests Factsheet: The threat to New Zealands plantation forests from four pests under a changing climate
MWH 30 June 2010 Climate change on rural water infrastructure Impacts of Climate Change on Rural Water Infrastructure 
MWH 30 June 2010 Climate change on rural water infrastructure Climate Change Impacts on Rural Water Infrastructure
(a summary of the research report listed on the row above
AgResearch 30 June 2010 Climate change and biocontrol Possible impacts of climate change on biocontrol systems in New Zealand
AgResearch 30 June 2010 Climate change and biocontrol Climate change and biocontrol systems
(a summary of the research report listed on the row above)
GNS 30 June 2010 Climate impacts on hydrological systems Framework for assessment of climate impacts on New Zealand's hydrological systems
Landcare Research 30 June 2010 Planet to paddocks land-use trends: Impacts of climate change  
AgResearch 30 June 2011 Elevated CO2 and productivity due to climate change  
Landcare Research 30 June 2011 Farm adaptive capacity and finance  
Landcare Research 30 June 2012 Catchment analysis of climate change  
NIWA December 2012 Climate change impacts for New Zealand’s primary sector Four Degrees of Global Warming: Effects on the New Zealand Primary Sector report, appendices and summary.

Forestry and Carbon Markets

Organisation Finish Date Subject Area Report Title
URS New Zealand Ltd 30 June 2007 Voluntary greenhouse gas reporting feasibility study Voluntary Greenhouse Gas Reporting Feasibility Study
NZ Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation 30 June 2008 Forest and forest land valuation Forest and Forest land valuation: How to value forests and forest land to include carbon costs and benefits
Scion 30 June 2008 The effect of climate change on New Zealand's planted forests The effect of climate change on New Zealand’s planted forests. Impacts, risks and opportunities
Scion 30 June 2008 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): adopting and/or adapting overseas LCA data and methodologies for building materials in New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment Adopting and adapting overseas LCA data and methodologies for building materials in New Zealand
Scion 30 June 2008 Forest management for carbon and carbon price risk Managing New Zealand planted forests for carbon a review of selected management scenarios and identification of knowledge gaps
University of Canterbury 30 June 2008 Carbon trading and forestry decision-making, carbon accounting and forest growth rates Impact of the ETS on Forest Management
University of Canterbury 30 June 2008 Carbon trading and forestry decision-making, carbon accounting and forest growth rates Forestry Accounting Options
University of Canterbury 30 June 2008 Carbon trading and forestry decision-making, carbon accounting and forest growth rates Carbon Accounting: Forest Growth Rates and Changing Climates
URS New Zealand Ltd 30 June 2008 Forest risk management strategies - how can forest owners manage risk and uncertainty associated with carbon prices? Carbon Risk Management Strategies for Forest Owners in New Zealand
University of Otago 30 June 2008 Voluntary carbon markets - analysis of risks and opportunities: Investigating the social dynamics of emissions trading scenarios in NZ's pastoral sector New Zealand Pastoral Farmers and the Mitigation of Greenhouse Gases in the Agricultural Sector
The Karo Group Ltd 30 June 2008 Identification and analysis of voluntary carbon market opportunities for the NZ agriculture and forestry sectors Final Report on the Study on Global Voluntary Carbon Market Opportunities for New Zealand Agriculture and Forestry
University of Canterbury 31 December 2009 Managing risks in carbon forestry Quantification and Management of the Risk of Wind Damage to New Zealand’s Planted Forests
Scion 31 December 2009 Future proofing plantation forests from pests Future proofing plantation forests from pests
Scion 31 December 2009 Future proofing plantation forests from pests The threat to New Zealand’s plantation forests from four pests under a changing climate
(a summary of the research report listed on the row above)
Scion 31 December 2009 Improving the Eucalyptus fastigata growth model Eucalyptus fastigata carbon sequestration web tool
Scion 31 December 2009 Improving the Eucalyptus fastigata growth model Development of a carbon sequestration web tool for Eucalyptus fastigata
Scion 31 December 2009 Improving the Eucalyptus fastigata growth model Above- and below-ground carbon in Eucalyptus fastigata in the Central North Island of New Zealand
Scion 31 December 2009 Reducing harvesting costs  
Landcare Research 30 June 2010 Development of forest productivity surfaces Productivity surfaces for Pinus radiata and a range of indigenous forest species under current climatic conditions, and exploration of the effect of future climatic changes on Pinus radiata productivity
Scion 30 June 2011 Land use tools  
Scion 30 June 2011 Douglas-fir model enhancement for carbon  
University of Canterbury 30 June 2012 Forestry systems for difficult sites  
Scion 30 June 2012 Future forest systems  
Scion 30 June 2013 Resilient new indigenous forests  

Addressing Greenhouse Gases from Agriculture

Organisation Finish Date Subject Area Report Title
Bruce D White Consulting Limited 30 June 2006 Climate change policy measures to address agriculture sector GHG emissions Climate Change Policy Measures to address Agriculture Sector GHG Emissions
Agresearch /PGGRC 30 June 2008 Fermentation systems for rapid and accurate modelling of rumen function A fermentation system for rapid and accurate modelling of rumen function
AgResearch 30 June 2008 Manipulating rumen fermentation for lower methane emissions Developing better methods for culturing rumen bacteria: A Summary Report.
Agresearch/ PGGRC 30 June 2008 Ruminant methane-extension of the animal calorimetry facility at AgResearch Grasslands Ruminant methane – Extension of the animal calorimetry facility at AgResearch Grasslands
AgResearch 30 June 2008 Rapid assessment of nitrous oxide Rapid Assessment of Nitrous Oxide
Agresearch/ PGGRC 30 June 2008 Assessing the role of dietary carbohydrate to protein ratios on greenhouse gas emissions from pastoral agriculture Assessing the role of dietary carbohydrate to protein ratios on GHG emissions from pastoral agriculture
AgResearch 30 June 2008 Development of a urine sensor to measure urinary nitrogen concentrations in situ Urine sensor development project for MAFpol
AgResearch 30 June 2008 Quantifying the variability of the effectiveness of nitrification inhibitors on nitrous oxide emissions Quantifying the Variability of the Effectiveness of Nitrification Inhibitors on N2O emissions (P21 lysimeter trial)
Diffuse Sources Ltd 30 June 2008 Significance of wetlands in the agricultural landscape as sources of nitrous oxide emissions Significance of wetlands in the agricultural landscape as sources of nitrous oxide emissions. A review and synthesis of hypotheses
Landcare Research 30 June 2008 Soil Methanotrophy-A Novel methane mitigation Technology Soil Methanotrophy-A Novel methane mitigation Technology?
Lincoln University 28 August 2008 Nitrous oxide-novel mitigation methodologies Nitrous Oxide-Novel Mitigation Methodologies: Objective 1 - Hippuric Acid effects on N2O emissions.
Lincoln University 28 August 2008 Nitrous oxide-novel mitigation methodologies Nitrous Oxide-Novel Mitigation Methodologies: Objective 2 - Biochar effects on urinary-N N2O emissions.
Lincoln University 30 June 2008 Alternative methods of direct rumen methane assessment Novel methane assessment in ruminants
Lincoln University 30 June 2008 Diagnostic tests for greenhouse gas production Diagnostic Tests For Greenhouse Gas Production
MWH New Zealand Ltd 30 June 2008 Methane from animal waste management systems Methane from Animal Waste Management Systems
NIWA 30 June 2008 Agricultural mitigation rapid assessment of methane and nitrous oxide Agricultural greenhouse mitigation - methods for rapid assessment of methane and nitrous Oxide
On-Farm Research Ltd 30 June 2008 Improving the sheep component of the methane model and provide management strategies for farmers to reduce methane production Modelling management change on production efficiency and methane output within a sheep flock
AgResearch 31 December 2009 Plant canopy nitrous oxide emissions Plant canopy nitrous oxide emissions
AgResearch 31 December 2009 Forage/fungal associations for reducing methanogenesis Forage-fungal associations and effects on methanogenesis
Massey University 30 June 2010 Can cattle do it?: Agriculture:
mitigation potential of new or alternative technologies
 Assessment of the influence of biochar on rumen fermentation: A laboratory-scale experiment
Landcare Research 30 June 2011 Ammonia from animal excreta  
Landcare Research 30 June 2011 Mitigation technologies for methane  
Dairy NZ 30 June 2011 GHG mitigation using efficient cows  
NIWA 30 June 2011 Paddock to regional GHG management and mitigation of N2O emission  
PGGRC 30 June 2011 Enteric methane mitigation  
PGGRC 30 June 2011 Accelerated ruminant methane mitigation  
Lincoln University 30 June 2011 Negative N2O fluxes - importance to New Zealand  
AgResearch 30 June 2012 Identifying non agricultural and agricultural plant species with anti-methanogenic properties  
AgResearch 30 June 2012 Farm management and GHG for pastoral sector  
PFR 30 June 2012 Closed-loop N-supply biofuel crops  
PGGRC 30 June 2012 Sheep, cattle, and methane predictors: Agriculture: identifying and exploiting genetic variation of GHG emissions  

Soil Carbon and Biochar

Organisation Finish Date Subject Area Report Title
Landcare Research 30 June 2008 Carbon stocks and change in NZ's soils and forests, and the implications of post-2012 accounting options for land based emissions offsets and mitigation opportunities Carbon Stocks and Changes in New Zealand’s Soils and Forests, and Implications of Post-2012 Accounting Options for Land-Based Emissions Offsets and Mitigation Opportunities
Landcare Research 31 December 2009 Review of soil carbon methodologies Review of soil carbon measurement methodologies and technologies, including nature and intensity of sampling, their uncertainties and costs
AgResearch 31 December 2009 Modelling pastoral soil carbon Modelling pastoral soil carbon
Lincoln University 30 June 2010 Biochar in grazed pasture systems  
Landcare Research 30 June 2013 Soil carbon stocks and changes  
Massey University 30 June 2013 Soil carbon sink enhancement  

Living with Climate Change (Economic and Social Issues)

Organisation Finish Date Subject Area Report Title
Auckland UniServices Ltd 30 June 2008 Information, decision and action: the factors that determine farmers' environmental behaviour Information, Decision and Action The Factors that Determine Farmers Environmental Decision-making
AgResearch 30 June 2008 Learning from past adaptation to extreme climatic events: a case study of drought Learning from past adaptations to extreme climatic events: A case study of drought. Part A: Summary Report
AgResearch 30 June 2008 Learning from past adaptation to extreme climatic events: a case study of drought Learning from past adaptations to extreme climatic events: Part B: Literature Review
AgResearch 30 June 2008 Learning from past adaptation to extreme climatic events: a case study of drought Learning from past adaptations to extreme climatic events: A case study of drought Part C: Main Report
AgResearch 30 June 2008 Learning from past adaptation to extreme climatic events: a case study of drought adapting to a changing climate: Case Study 2: Drought Learning from the past
Nimmo-Bell & Company Ltd 30-Jun-2008 Bridging the gap between environmental knowledge and Research, and desired outcomes to achieve sustainable land management -Phase 3 Bridging the gap between environmental knowledge and research, and desired environmental outcomes to achieve sustainable land management. Phase three.
Lincoln University 31 December 2009 Climate change and international trade  
Landcare Research 30 June 2010 Climate change and Maori land: business opportunities as it affects Maori owned land. Climate change business opportunities for Maori land and Maori organisations 
Viclink - Victoria University 30 June 2011 Implications of alternative GHG metrics - global warming potential & global temperature potential  
MOTU 30 June 2012 Coordination and cooperation: Economic and systems analysis of climate change impacts and adaptation measures  
Landcare Research 30 June 2013 Integrated global environment and economic trade  assessment modelling  

 

Last Updated: 18 December 2013

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