Landcare has published its 2015 Annual Report, including an Innovation case study "Transparent Framework for Setting Biodiversity Targets" from Catriona MacLeod.
The link between NZSD project and this project is highlighted in the full article available here.
Henrik Moller presented “Looking after your ground: a sustainability dashboard for sheep & beef farming?” at the Beef + Lamb South Island Farmer Council in Cromwell. 15 October 2015.
Henrik received again some good feedback and will perhaps speak to other Farmer Council meetings.
Congratulations to Bonface Manono for the publication of his first paper as part of his PhD, supervised by Prof Henrik Moller, in Pedobiologia (Journal of Soil Ecology).
The paper, "Effects of stock type, irrigation and effluent dispersal on earthworm
species composition, densities and biomasses in New Zealand pastures" is available online.
MfE just released the "Use of NZ Garden Bird Survey data in environmental reporting: Preliminary models to account for spatial variation in sampling effort" report.
This report has been prepared by Catriona MacLeod and Peter Green (and others) from Landcare and is part of the Power Analysis Research topic. Check the Power Analysis webpage for more information.
21-24 September 2015, Vienna, Austria. LUWQ2015 conference (Land Use and Water Quality). Charles ‘Merf’ Merfield is presenting “The New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard: Online sustainability assessment and reporting tools to achieve quality water outcomes in a low regulation political environment.” from Charles Merfield, Marion Sautier, and Katharine Legun.
Courteney Sealey presented a paper called “Reconciliation of values” at the World Forest Congress in Durban. South Africa (7-11 September 2015).
Further she will be providing a presentation concerning Māori forestry to accompany a Ministerial address at the New Zealand consulate in South Africa.
BioGro has published an article "New Industry Tool to Measure Sustainability" about the NZSD project and the organic case study.
Henrik Moller presented the NZSD project at the plenary session of the NETS 2015 conference, New Zealand Biosecurity Institute, in Dunedin. 26th to 28th August 2015. The title of the presentation is “Integration of biosecurity management into whole farm sustainability assessments: a sustainability dashboard tool for linking stakeholders in production landscapes”.
Henrik Moller presented “Sustainability: a bureaucratic burden or a chance to learn and earn?” at the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Canterbury Environment Forum, in Christchurch. 18 August 2015. This event aims to engage and enthuse farmers and industry on the benefits of Environment awareness.
Henrik received really good feedback and he has been invited to speak at the annual meeting for the B+LNZ Central South Island Farmer Council (15 October) in Cromwell.
The Annual Stakeholders workshop of the New Zealand Sustainability project was held in Wellington - 6 August 2015.
The keynote speaker was Nadia Scialabba, Senior Officer at FAO. She presented the sustainability landscapes and the work done by FAO on SAFA (Sustainability Assessments for Food and Agriculture Systems) including the SmallApp for small holders. Her presentation is available here.
Jon Manhire has presented the New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard project, at the Global GAP Tour (part of HortNZ conference) – in Rotorua - 29 July 2015.
Charles Merfield has presented the New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard project, as well as a presentation on Nitrogen, to the Organic Winegrowers New Zealand annual conference (Organic Biodynamic and Winegrowing conference) in Marlborough - 8-10 July 2015.
Peter Green has presented the power analysis package (Power analysis for GLMMs by simulation) to the SEEM 2015 (Statistics in Ecology and Environmental Monitoring conference) in Queenstown -22-26 June 2015.
He has been invited to run a workshop and give a talk at the Eco-Stats conference (Technological advances between Ecology and Statistics) in Australia in December 2015.
Congratulations to Charles Merfield, Henrik Moller and the whole team - their paper "Are Organic Standards Sufficient to Ensure Sustainable Agriculture? Lessons From New Zealand’s ARGOS and Sustainability Dashboard Projects" has just been published in Sustainable Agriculture Research, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015 (Special Issue) - and is available here.
Congratulations to John Reid and Matthew Rout - their paper "Getting to know your food: the insights of indigenous thinking in food provenance" has just been published (online first) in Agriculture and Human Values (Journal of the Agriculture, Food and Human Values Society) - and is available here.