Current Project Staff
Thomas is a forestry scientist with a background in plant ecology from Germany, but worked for over 10 years in New Zealand in the area of forest ecology. He is Project Manager and lead scientist of the new Sustainable Farming Fund "Initiatives that support a national wilding conifer strategy" with a background in forestry, vegetation successions and spatial modelling.
• Annette Brockerhoff, Scion Forestry Road, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. Postal address: Scion, P.O. Box 29237, Fendalton, Christchurch. Phone: 03 364 2949. Fax: 03 364 2812. E.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Annette Brockerhoff has a background in biological sciences and joined Scion in 2012 as a project manager. She has managed various research projects and supports the scientists in the Forest Economics and Environment team. With such a background she is well experienced and capable to help the group to make this new SFF project successful. Annette is based in Christchurch and provides therefore a contact point for the South Island for general operational questions for the project.
The South Island Wilding Conifer Management Group represents people and agencies associated with land affected by wilding conifers in the South Island. The members include most of the major players in land management in the South Island – the Department of Conservation (DOC), Landcorp Farming, Land Information New Zealand (LINZ), High Country Federated Farmers, most Regional Councils (Tasman, Marlborough, Canterbury and Southland), Royal NZ Forest and Bird Society, and most of the plantation forest owners represented via the NZ Douglas-fir Research Cooperative.
Links to the involved Organisations
Tasman District Council: www.tdc.govt.nz
Marlborough District Council: www.marlborough.govt.nz
Environment Southland: www.es.govt.nz
Environment Canterbury: www.ecan.govt.nz
Department of Conservation: www.doc.govt.nz
Forest and Bird: www.forestandbird.org.nz
Land Information New Zealand: www.linz.govt.nz
Landcare Research: www.landcareresearch.co.nz
Members of the NZ Douglas-fir Research Cooperative (website link ) are (in alphabetical order):
Blakely Pacific Ltd, Cainard Forestry LLC, City Forests, Ernslaw One Ltd, Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd, NZ Redwood Co Ltd, P.F. Olsen & Co Ltd, Proseed NZ Ltd, Rayonier NZ Ltd, Selwyn Plantation Board Ltd, Timberlands Ltd, Wenita Forest Products Ltd, Weyerhaeuser New Zealand Inc
Former researchers and participants (previous SFF and widling research projects)
• Dr Heather North, Scientist and Dr Stephen McNeill, Spatial analyst, both Landcare Research. Heather and Stephen were involved in the GIS work for this project till 2009.
Technical assistance was also sought from Darrin Woods, a specialist in operational wilding control, based in Christchurch. Darrin has managed numerous wilding control operations in the field for the Department of Conservation and PF Olsens and Company Ltd. Unfortunately Darrin is leaving at the end of 2007.