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Cumulative effects analysis of the water quality risk of herbicides used for site preparation in the Central North Island, New Zealand

Publications Posted on: December 07, 2016
Herbicide use varies both spatially and temporally within managed forests. While information exists on the effects of herbicide use on water quality at the site and small catchment scale, little is known about the cumulative effects of herbicide use at the landscape scale.

Water quality in New Zealand's planted forests: A review

Publications Posted on: June 02, 2015
This paper reviewed the key physical, chemical and biological water quality attributes of surface waters in New Zealand’s planted forests. The purpose was to: a) assess the changes in water quality throughout the planted forestry cycle from afforestation through to harvesting; b) compare water quality from planted forests with other land uses in New Zealand; and c) identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for future research.

Aquatic fate of aerially applied hexazinone and terbuthylazine in a New Zealand planted forest

Publications Posted on: April 15, 2015
Herbicides are used to control competing vegetation during tree establishment, and are often critical to the productivity and economic viability of a planted forest crop. Despite increasing public concern over herbicide use in planted forests and potential impact on the environment, there is limited information on the aquatic fate of many of these herbicides when applied in forests according to standard operational procedures.

Bucklands Crossing firefighter burnover-a case study of fire behaviour and firefighter safety implications

Publications Posted on: September 18, 2007
On March 24, 1998, a crew of eight rural firefighters were burned over while attempting to suppress a backburning sector of the Bucklands Crossing Fire in North Otago, New Zealand. The fire demonstrates how factors typical of the New Zealand fire environment – steep slopes, highly flammable shrub fuels, and a strong foehn wind effect – combined to produce extreme fire behaviour. Several firefighters sustained varying degrees of injury.

Resource and activity substitutes for recreational salmon fishing in New Zealand

Publications Posted on: July 18, 2007
Substitutes become an issue when people are constrained from participating in desired activities. This study investigates and compares activity and resource substitutes for recreational salmon fishing in New Zealand.

Applying fire spread simulators in New Zealand and Australia: Results from an international seminar

Publications Posted on: February 02, 2007
There is currently no spatial wildfire spread and growth simulation model used commonly across New Zealand or Australia. Fire management decision-making would be enhanced through the use of spatial fire simulators. Various groups from around the world met in January 2006 to evaluate the applicability of different spatial fire spread applications for common use in both New Zealand and Australia.

Fuel Management-An Integral Part of Fire Management: Trans-Tasman Perspective

Publications Posted on: February 02, 2007
Although Australia and New Zealand have quite different fire climates and fuels, the common understanding of fire behaviour underlies many facets of fire management in both countries. Fire management is the legal responsibility of various government land management agencies that manage public lands and individuals, local governments or corporations that manage private land.

Noise impact issues on the Great Walks of New Zealand

Publications Posted on: March 09, 2006
This paper describes the features of recreational noise impacts and presents examples from popular New Zealand backcountry trails. Some noise effects were noticed at very high levels, and a varied range of tolerance for these was noted. Aircraft noise provided the most extreme impact example, while noise impacts from motorboats and social behaviour in huts were also notable.

Identifying research needs for improved management of social impacts in wilderness recreation

Publications Posted on: March 09, 2006
This paper summarizes the social impact research and information needs derived from a workshop of over 50 recreation management staff in the New Zealand Department of Conservation. The overall objective was to establish the basis for developing a research plan underpinning social impact management.

Wilderness perception scaling in New Zealand: an analysis of wilderness perceptions held by users, nonusers and international visitors

Publications Posted on: March 06, 2006
Wilderness is a concept that has both a physical and a perceptual meaning. Wilderness images have been collected by a number of researchers in recent years in an attempt to understand precisely what wilderness users consider wilderness to be. This paper sets out to analyze the original works of three researchers, studying three distinct sample populations so that wilderness perception comparisons can be made.