Research Project

Climate change risk assessment for land-based activities

This project aims to give land stewards a greater understanding on the most suitable crop options for their land, by providing a holistic understanding of the benefits and consequences of the options.

Climate change risk assessment for land-based activities Deep South Challenge

The vision for this research is to identify a greater range of suitable land opportunities and more diverse benefits for New Zealand. Climate change will impact on all options, and there is a need to future-proof land use decision making.

This project is a collaboration with the Our Land and Water National Science Challenge, and is a continuation of an earlier project, in which several biophysical models were used to project future changes in production.

In this new phase, we are developing a methodology to assess the risks on future land use options due to climate change:

Climate change risk assessment for land-based activities Deep South Challenge

We will be working across several land use types, including pastoral, arable, horticultural and forestry options. The risks we consider are being identified through discussions with our stakeholders.

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