Some current and recent Ecosystems Consultants projects.
Flip the Fleet unites NZ’s electric vehicle owners into an army of citizen scientists! Monthly uploads of data from their EV’s dashboard are used to calculate financial and environmental benefits so they can better persuade their friends, family, colleagues and politicians to switch to more sustainable transport.Read more »
The Agriculture Research Group On Sustainability (ARGOS) is a 30-yr research collaboration with around 100 farming families and industry partners in New Zealand’s Kiwifruit, Dairy, Sheep & Beef, High Country and Māori farming sectors.Read more »
The Ecosystems Consultants team is subcontracted to Landcare Research’s Te Hiringa Tangata project to measure and simulate the amount of nutrient deposited by different types and sizes of petrels, shearwaters and albatrosses.Read more »
Qualitative and quantitative research for the Department of Conservation, who are developing economics tools for estimating the value of conservation to New Zealand society and economy.Read more »
Ecosystems Consultants supports business in conservation initiatives, such as the Cape Sanctuary, the largest privately owned and funded wildlife restoration project of its kind in New Zealand.Read more »
Looking at the effectiveness of vehicle restrictions on toheroa, as each year, thousands of motorbikes, cars and utilities are driven up and down Oreti Beach.Read more »
A private enterprise approach to shaping a coastal sanctuary.Read more »
It is the most recent project to mine data and apply the lessons of the Agriculture Research Group On Sustainability to future-proof New Zealand agriculture by securing export market access.Read more »
A project to ensure that New Zealand pastoral farmers can capture benefits from and adapt to potential constraints imposed by climate change.Read more »
Do you want to know more about other Ecosystems Consultants research?
- Balance Farm Environment Awards judging in Otago (2016 and 2017).
- OECD: design and facilitation of kick-off meeting of OECD’s Temperate Agriculture Research network, Paris, April 2015.
- Guest editor, feature issue of Ecology & Society on Multicriteria Assessment of Sustainable Agriculture, 2014 – 2016.
- Landcare Research: peer review of research design, book chapters, contract reports and journal papers on: (a) invasive ant ecology and control; (b) cross-cultural partnership of science and mātauranga for ecological restoration; (c) Mātauranga Māori concerning kererū declines and management; (d) co-governance of protected natural areas by Māori and aboriginal peoples in Australia. (2002 - present)
- Otago Museum: peer review of citizen science project proposals to the Unlocking Curious Minds pilot Participatory Science Platform (2014, 2015)
- Foundation for Research Science & Technology, Advisory Board member, Te Tipu Pūtaiao (“Growth in Science”) Fellowship scheme. (2006 - 2007)
- Landcare Research: Peer review of design of Oi (Grey-faced petrel) research with Hauraki iwi. (2006 - 2011)
- Te Whare Wānanga o Aotearoa: evaluation of proposed kaitiakitanga course for NZQA certification. (2004)
- Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry: critical assessment of national research priorities for biological control of possums. (2002 & 2003)
- Dunedin City Forests: reviews of poison use for pest control in relation to forest green certification. (2002)
- Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry: review of current knowledge, gaps in knowledge and research priorities to safeguard biodiversity on New Zealand farms. (2001 & 2002)
- Whānau on Kapiti Island: evaluation of ecological impacts of overnight stays at an eco-tourism lodge on Kapiti Island. (2001 & 2002)
- Department of Conservation: determine the optimal spacing of bait stations and traps to effectively control stoats (Mustela erminea). (2000 - 2002)
- Animal Health Board: test attractiveness of anal sac secretions for luring ferrets to poison baits and traps. (1998 - 2002)
- Landcare Research and the Animal Health Board: testing attractiveness of non-toxic baits and anal gland secretions for attracting ferrets to traps and poison bait stations. (1998 - 2002)
- AgResearch and Animal Health Board: modeling the optimum time for ferret control to protect livestock from bovine tuberculosis. (1998 - 1999)
- Southland Regional Council: developing methods for monitoring ferret abundance, advising on adaptive predator management strategies, teaching pest control contractors about ferret biology and control strategies, advising on ecological restoration of small native forest fragments that are covenanted. (1997 - 2001)
- Timberlands West Coast Limited: developing model methods of controlling introduced mammalian predators, developing a native forest community restoration plan, mathematical modeling of tree hole availability for the conservation of hole-nesting birds and bats, estimating the ecological value of beech forest gaps and peer review of DoC and Landcare critiques of sustainable forest use plans. (1996 - 1999)
- TRAFFIC International: Illegal traffic of parrots in New Zealand. (1998)
- Fish & Game New Zealand: providing articles on bicultural approaches to wildlife management, fish behaviour, fish parasites, predator control to promote numbers of game-birds, whitebait management. (1997 - 2001)
- Ministry of Science Research and Technology: preparation of a cabinet briefing paper on response to RCD illegal release. (1997)
- Ministry of Agriculture: advice to Chief Veterinary Officer on whether or not to introduce Calicivirus disease to control rabbits. (1996 - 1997)
- The Rabbit & Land Management Programme, Otago Regional Council, Canterbury Regional Council, Marlborough District Council: methods of estimating rabbit abundance. (1993 - 1995)
- The Ministry for the Environment: predicting ecological impacts of new organisms proposed for release in New Zealand. (1993 - 1994)
- Animal Health Board: issues of bovine tuberculosis spread by small carnivores and the control of ferrets. (1993 - 2001)