SDG 15 Life On Land

University staff and students planting trees on Motutapu
University staff and students planting trees on Motutapu Island

Stories and examples

Faculty of Science Sustainability Network, George Mason Centre for the Natural Environment, School of Environment, University Reserves Advisory Group, New Zealand SDG Summit 2019 Steering Group, Liggins, Strategic Engagement, Finance (Procurement Policy), Sustainability Office, Property Services, Office of Research Strategy and Integrity (Research Strategy), Human Resources (Biological Risk Management and Containment Standard)

Top 10 Scopus publications by citation (2014-2018)

Optimal stomatal behaviour around the world

Source: Nature Climate Change (2014)
Authors: Lin, Y.-S., Medlyn, B.E., Duursma, R.A. and 51 more

Invasive mammal eradication on islands results in substantial conservation gains

Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2016)
Authors: Jones, H.P., Holmes, N.D., Butchart, S.H.M. and 27 more

Genomic and metagenomic surveys of hydrogenase distribution indicate H 2 is a widely utilised energy source for microbial growth and survival

Source: ISME Journal (2016)
Authors: Greening, C., Biswas, A., Carere, C.R., Jackson, C.J., Taylor, M.C., Stott, M.B., Cook, G.M., Morales, S.E.

Global patterns of kelp forest change over the past half-century

Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2017)
Authors: Krumhansl, K.A., Okamoto, D.K., Rassweiler, A. and 34 more

Naturalized alien flora of the world: Species diversity, taxonomic and phylogenetic patterns, geographic distribution and global hotspots of plant invasion

Source: Preslia (2017)
Authors: Pyšek, P., Pergl, J., Essl, F. and 42 more

Latitude, productivity and species richness

Source: Global Ecology and Biogeography (2015)
Authors: Gillman, L.N., Wright, S.D., Cusens, J., Mcbride, P.D., Malhi, Y., Whittaker, R.J.

Implications of land-use change in rural China: A case study of Yucheng, Shandong province

Source: Land Use Policy (2014)
Authors: Liu, Y., Yang, R., Long, H., Gao, J., Wang, J.

Long-term carbon loss in fragmented Neotropical forests

Source: Nature Communications (2014)
Authors: Pütz, S., Groeneveld, J., Henle, K., Knogge, C., Martensen, A.C., Metz, M., Metzger, J.P., Ribeiro, M.C., De Paula, M.D., Huth, A.

Climate warming and agricultural stressors interact to determine stream periphyton community composition

Source: Global Change Biology (2015)
Authors: Al-Azri, Z.H.N., Chen, W.-T., Chan, A., Jovic, V., Ina, T., Idriss, H., Waterhouse, G.I.N.

Ecology and long-term history of fire in New Zealand

Source: New Zealand Journal of Ecology (2014)
Authors: Perry, G.L.W., Wilmshurst, J.M., McGlone, M.S.