81 results for Lincoln University, Conference item

  • Oil, the global economy and tourism

    Becken, S.

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    Lincoln University

    The availability and price of oil are intimately linked to the global economyand as a result to tourism. This paper presents the results from research ontourism and oil, undertaken with a particular focus on New Zealand as a long hauldestination in the light of dwindling global oil resources.The findings of four distinct research phases will be reported in anintegrative analysis.The results highlight that economic prosperity in countries of origin, andin particular tourists’ income, is of critical importance for outbound tourism, especiallyto long haul destinations. The econometric analysis of in-country behaviour,such as consumption and regional dispersion, reveal that variables such as countryof origin, travel purpose or length of stay are currently more important determinantsof travel behaviour than fuel prices. Coupled with differentiated oil vulnerabilities by different countriesand different levels of price elasticity, the importance of market mix becomes evident.Tourism businesses can reduce their oil vulnerability by addressing a range ofrisk factors. Government policy and industry initiatives can support these microeconomic adaptation processes.Little research is available on the importance of oil shocks for tourismand this paper is an attempt to address this gap. The findings are specific to NewZealand but will be of interest to other long-haul destinations. The analysis integratesacross a range of research methods.

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  • Observations on magnolias at Lincoln University

    Edwards, R. A.

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    Lincoln University

    In the winter of 1990 the nucleus of a Magnolia collection was planted at Lincoln University. This was in a block within the Horticultural Research Area that was no longer required as a stool bed for producing apple rootstocks. Additional plants were purchased in 1991 and 1992. These replaced a smaller existing number of established magnolias, removed to make way for the then new Commerce Building. After 1992 further development was slow until a grant was given by the Brian Mason Scientific & Technical Trust to increase the collection. In June 1998 the Brian Mason Scientific & Technical Trust awarded a grant of $5000 for additional plant material and labelling. With that grant the collection has been broadened from magnolias to include other genera and species within the Magnoliaceae family. The collection now includes approximately one hundred and twenty plants from four genera; Magnolia, Manglietia, Michelia and Liriodendron.Three other lesser known genera; Elmerrillia, Kmeria and Pachylarnax also belong to the Magnoliaceae family, but are not represented in the collection. The closest New Zealand examples includes Pseudowintera species which at one stage were regarded as being in the Magnoliaceae, but are now classified in a closely related family the Winteraceae. Currently there are still a number of species that will be added to the collection when we able to source the seed or plants. Most of the species within the Lincoln University collection are native to temperate eastern Asia and North America.

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  • New Zealand fresh water management and agricultural impacts

    Cullen, R.; Kerr, G. N.; Hughey, K. F. D.

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    Lincoln University

    Outline• The legislation, policy and institutionalcontexts under which water is managed;• Evidence to show that institutions arefailing in the tasks defined by thislegislation:- biophysical sciences and policy- national perceptions survey;• Some reasons for these failures• Some ways to address the situation

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  • Comparative economic performance of ARGOS kiwifruit orchards 2003/04 - 2007/08

    Greer, G.

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    Lincoln University

    This presentation discusses the economic differences among kiwifruit orchards: green, organic and gold, which results is compared to sheep/beef sectors.

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  • Climate variability and climate change: implications for tourism

    Becken, S.; Hendrikx, J.

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    Lincoln University

    Tourism often depends on the weather for participation, satisfaction, safety, and business viability. Tourism also depends on natural resources and environmental attractions. Climate models predict increasing temperatures, changing intensity and distribution of rainfall, decreased snow cover, and sea level rise. The tourism industry needs to plan proactively and adapt to variability and change.

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  • An integrated ecological approach to urban green spaces planning in Beijing, China

    Chen, Chundi (Sophie); Deng, Hongbing

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    Lincoln University

    The Flock Hill Workshop was held on 18-19th November 2009 at Lincoln University. The theme was Urban Ecology and Ecological Design: Perspectives in Integration and Future Directions.

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  • Watching cows: associating farmer wellbeing and cows

    Hunt, L. M.

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    Lincoln University

    This presentation highlights the relationship between wellbeing achieved by farming and the care of cows with dairy farmers participating in the ARGOS programme. Its purpose is to indicate how environmental care might be part of farmers’ everyday life and become part of their sense of wellbeing and way of living a meaningful life. It also discusses on how dairy farmers can associate environmental issues with their own wellbeing. Information on organic versus conventional dairy farming was presented as well.

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  • Food gathering practices at the Avon-Heathcote Estuary Ihutai

    Fisher, K.; Vallance, S.

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    Lincoln University

    The objectives of this oral presentation are:-to identify the types of seafood currently being collected;- to identify where seafood collection is taking place;- to investigate seafood gatherers’ awareness of collection regulations; -to investigate seafood gatherers’ awareness of health concerns associated with seafood consumption; and -to explore qualitative and experiential dimensions of seafood gathering.

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  • Modelling nitrate transport from land to water - the AquiferSim approach

    Bidwell, V. J.; Lilburne, L.; Good, J.

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    Lincoln University

    This presentation describes the AquiferSim approach to modelling nitrate transport from land to water. It looks at catchment type and scale, types of prediction, assumptions, data requirements, implementation, and future potential.

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  • Skills in the economy and skill development for industry

    Dalziel, P.

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    Lincoln University

    This presentation is based on two published reports titled; Leveraging training skills development in SMEs: an analysis of Canterbury region, New Zealand, available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10182/2425 and Education employment linkages: perspectives from employer-led channels, available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10182/2424

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  • Valuing indigenous biodiversity

    Kerr, G. N.; Sharp, B. M. H.

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    Lincoln University

    The primary objective of the project is to create a method that can be applied by Biosecurity New Zealand (BNZ) to rapidly and accurately evaluate and rank projects aimed at protecting indigenous biodiversity from incursions of exotic pests and diseases. This presentation focusses on case study summaries of wilding pines and wasps, investigating better protection of indigenous biodiversity based on decisions supported by economic quantification of costs and benefits.

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  • R(r)estoring te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere (aka 'the lucky lake'): moving from the glass 1/2 full, to the glass 3/4 full

    Hughey, Kenneth F. D.

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    Lincoln University

    Presentation to Selwyn District Council, Rolleston. Based on a keynote address given to the National Wetland Restoration Symposium, Invercargill, 21-23 March 2012.

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  • Legumes for hill country

    Moot, D. J.

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    Lincoln University

    In drought prone hill country, legumes can be introduced to increase nitrogen transfer to companion grasses which increases both the quality and quantity of feed available for grazing livestock. This powerpoint presentation accompanied an oral presentation by Professor Derrick Moot in Wairoa. Topics covered included species selection, and livestock and grazing management practices to aid establishment and ensure persistence. References are included.

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  • Transition from school to work

    Dalziel, P.

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    Lincoln University

    In this session I want to talk about ‘the big picture’ behind careers education in New Zealand.–Why is careers education important?–How is it changing?–What does it mean for young people ‘in transition’ from school to work?–What does it mean for their careers educators?

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  • The role of tourism in the recovery of the city

    Simmons, D. G.

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    Lincoln University

    The role of tourism in the Christchurch economy and the nature and scope of tourism planning are covered in this presentation, along with the impact of the Canterbury earthquakes. The response to the disaster and the slow road to recovery are also highlighted. The concluding section summarises a new vision for the city of Christchurch.

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  • Earthquake forum: regaining solid ground - urban design and recovery

    Challenger, N.

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    Lincoln University

    The University of Canterbury held its inaugural Earthquake Forum on the 2nd September 2011. It was an opportunity to hear the diversity of earthquake-related research currently being undertaken in Canterbury and a chance for researchers and those working on the recovery to identify further areas where the research can support the recovery effort.The morning consisted of presentations showcasing the breadth of research currently underway and the afternoon will create the opportunity for people to connect in a series of concurrent workshops on the land, buildings and people. Neil Challenger's presentation covers landscape architecture, temporary landscapes, exploration of design ideas and specific student research related to urban design and earthquake recovery.

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  • Bounty Islands entomology

    Marris, John W. M.

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    Lincoln University

    Poster

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  • Proceedings of the 2014 Australian and New Zealand Spatially Enabled Livestock Management Symposium

    Charters, Stuart M.

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    Lincoln University

    Proceedings of the 2014 Australian and New Zealand Spatially Enabled Livestock Management Symposium, Hamilton, 18 Novemeber 2014.

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  • Urban ecology and ecological design: New Zealand perspectives and future pathways

    Ignatieva, M.; Swaffield, S. R.; Stewart, G. H.; Meurk, C. D.

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    Lincoln University

    The main goals of the workshop were to identify ways in which ecology and design can be successfully integrated and to determine future research and teaching directions in urban ecology and ecological design. Now more than ever we need to understand the role of urban ecology and design in dealing with social, climatic, economic and biodiversity crises in a rapidly changing world. This presentation identifies New Zealand perspectives and future pathways.

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  • Choosing career pathways: identity, abilities and support

    Higgins, J.; Dalziel, P.; Vaughan, K.; Phillips, H.

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    Lincoln University

    On 22 March 2007, FRST announced itwas funding a $2 million five-year researchprogramme on education employmentlinkages for youth in New Zealand. This presentation introduces the EELprogramme and describe the results of itsfirst year of research. Central to the research is the suggestion that there is a significant amount ofeducation-employment mismatch.

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