Soils at Manaaki Whenua

Our soils people

Soils research is undertaken across portfolios and teams, with most projects falling within the responsibility of the following three teams:

  • Soils & Landscapes
    The Soils & Landscapes team is involved in research that enhances understanding of the complex interrelationships that control the response of soils and landscapes to climatic and human-induced pressures. The team evaluates current risks, and offers sustainable land use and natural resource allocation options.

  • Land Use and Ecosystems
    The Land Use & Ecosystems team provides knowledge and tools to wisely manage our natural resources and sustain ecological resilience. The people in the Land Use & Ecosystems team have skills in soil biochemistry and nutrient cycling, soil carbon, greenhouse gases, soil ecology, soil contaminants, soil sensing, ecosystem services, constructed treatment wetland systems, plant-soil interactions, geoinformatics, geospatial modelling and optimisation, and remote sensing.

  • Informatics
    The Informatics team brings together individuals with cross-disciplinary ideas and expertise spanning the fields of ecology, systematics, genomics, land resources, geoinformatics, remote sensing, and computer science.