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Prof Sarah McLaren BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD

Professor of Life Cycle Management

Institute of Agriculture and Environment

Sarah is Director of the New Zealand Life Cycle Management Centre (NZLCM Centre), and Associate Professor in Life Cycle Management at Massey University, New Zealand. Her research focuses on development and application of Life Cycle
Assessment (LCA) and related approaches such as carbon and water footprinting, and particularly on (a) methods for LCA and related techniques and (b) the relationship between LCA and decision-making. Regarding (a), she has specialised in LCA for food systems and has worked on methods for assessing land use and water use, addressing seasonality, and accounting for geographical and process variability. Regarding (b), she provided early critiques of the Food Miles concept and more recently has supervised PhD projects on protocols for assessing carbon footprints of orchard fruit, uptake of Life Cycle Management (LCM) in the primary sector, and recognition of culture in LCA. Her research has explored the nexus between quantitative environmental management tools and decision-making systems, including developing advanced methods for hybridising LCA and management practice to support policymaking, and managing the Life Cycle Management Project funded by Landcare Research and the Ministry of Economic Development in 2008-2011.

Sarah has worked with businesses and government to integrate life cycle thinking into management practices, product design, and policymaking for almost twenty years. Currently Sarah is Chair of the Standards New Zealand International Review Group on LCA, New Zealand representative on the ISO 14046 "Water Footprint: Requirements and Guidelines" Working Group, Co-Chair of the Massey University Steering Group on Sustainability, and a Committee member of the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand. She previously worked as Research Leader at Landcare Research where she led two carbon footprinting projects for the horticultural sector, and managed the Life Cycle Management Project to integrate LCM into the operations, management and strategies of manufacturing companies. Prior to that Sarah was Director of the postgraduate Environmental Life Cycle Management Programme at the University of Surrey, UK, and Chair of the SETAC Europe LCA Steering Group. Sarah publishes and lectures internationally in development and application of LCA and related approaches.

Sarah is Director of the New Zealand Life Cycle Management Centre (NZLCM Centre), and Associate Professor in Life Cycle Management at Massey University.  Her research focuses on development and application of Life Cycle Assessment
(LCA) and related approaches such as carbon and water footprinting, and particularly on (a) methods for LCA and related techniques and (b) the relationship between LCA and decision-making. 
Currently Sarah is Chair of the Standards New Zealand International Review Group on LCA, New Zealand representative on the ISO 14046 Water Footprint Working Group, and a Committee member of the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ).

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 021-423178
    Location: AHA2.71, AgHort
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • BSc (Honours) Ecology - University of Leeds (1986)
  • MSc Geography (Environmental Studies) - University of Toronto (1993)
  • PhD Environmental Strategy - University of Surrey (1998)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Life Cycle Assessment

Life Cycle Management

Industrial Ecology

Carbon Footprinting

Water Footprinting

Research Opportunities

  • MSc scholarship - a one year Master’s scholarship of $20,000 which is potentially available through the BRANZ Scholarship Programme.  (ASAP) Developing Catchment Level Water Stress Indicators to Facilitate the Evaluation of Water Footprint Impacts from New Zealand Construction Products and Buildings

Thematics

Resource Development and Management

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Environmental Impact Assessment (050204): Environmental Management (050205): Environmental Science and Management (050200): Environmental Sciences (050000)

Keywords

Life Cycle Assessment

Life Cycle Management

Carbon Footprinting

Water Footprinting

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Not Specified 1 0
Project Leader 0 12

Research Outputs

Journal

Ghose, A., Pizzol, M., & McLaren, SJ. (2017). Consequential LCA modelling of building refurbishment in New Zealand- an evaluation of resource and waste management scenarios. Journal of Cleaner Production. 165, 119-133
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Ghose, A., McLaren, SJ., Dowdell, D., & Phipps, R. (2017). Environmental assessment of deep energy refurbishment for energy efficiency-case study of an office building in New Zealand. Building and Environment. 117, 274-287
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S., Phipps, R.
Chobtang, J., McLaren, SJ., Ledgard, SF., & Donaghy, DJ. (2017). Environmental trade-offs associated with intensification methods in a pasture-based dairy system using prospective attributional Life Cycle Assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production. 143, 1302-1312
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., McLaren, S.
Chobtang, J., McLaren, SJ., Ledgard, SF., & Donaghy, DJ. (2017). Consequential Life Cycle Assessment of Pasture-based Milk Production: A Case Study in the Waikato Region, New Zealand. Journal of Industrial Ecology. 21(5), 1139-1152
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., McLaren, S.
Notarnicola, B., Sala, S., Anton, A., McLaren, SJ., Saouter, E., & Sonesson, U. (2017). The role of life cycle assessment in supporting sustainable agri-food systems: A review of the challenges. Journal of Cleaner Production. 140, 399-409
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Sala, S., Anton, A., McLaren, SJ., Notarnicola, B., Saouter, E., & Sonesson, U. (2017). In quest of reducing the environmental impacts of food production and consumption. Journal of Cleaner Production. 140, 387-398
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Gentile, RM., Perie, E., Muller, K., Deurer, M., Mason, K., van den Dijssel, C., . . . McLaren, SJ. (2016). Quantifying the potential contribution of soil carbon to orchard carbon footprints. Acta horticulturae. (1112), 461-466
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Pizzirani, S., McLaren, SJ., Forster, ME., Pohatu, P., Porou, TTW., & Warmenhoven, TA. (2016). The distinctive recognition of culture within LCSA: realising the quadruple bottom line. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. , 1-20
[Journal article]Authored by: Forster, M., McLaren, S.
Chobtang, J., Ledgard, SF., McLaren, SJ., & Donaghy, DJ. (2017). Life cycle environmental impacts of high and low intensification pasture-based milk production systems: A case study of the Waikato region, New Zealand. Journal of Cleaner Production. 140, 664-674
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., McLaren, S.
Hiroki, S., Garnevska, E., & McLaren, S. (2016). Consumer Perceptions About Local Food in New Zealand, and the Role of Life Cycle-Based Environmental Sustainability. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. 29(3), 479-505
[Journal article]Authored by: Garnevska, E., McLaren, S.
Chobtang, J., Ledgard, SF., McLaren, SJ., Zonderland-Thomassen, M., & Donaghy, DJ. (2016). Appraisal of environmental profiles of pasture-based milk production: a case study of dairy farms in the Waikato region, New Zealand. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 21(3), 311-325
[Journal article]Authored by: Donaghy, D., McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2015). Life cycle management: A new way of doing business. Acta Horticulturae. , 387-394
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Garnevska, E., & McLaren, SJ. (2014). Yealands wine group: Balancing business and sustainability. International Food and AGribusiness Management Review. 17(4), 237-257 Retrieved from http://www.ifama.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Garnevska, E., McLaren, S.
Pizzirani, S., McLaren, SJ., & Seadon, JK. (2014). Is there a place for culture in life cycle sustainability assessment?. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. , 1-15
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Garnevska, E., McLaren, S., & Hiroki, S. (2014). Yealands wine group: Balancing business and sustainability. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. 17(4), 237-257
[Journal article]Authored by: Garnevska, E., McLaren, S.
Coelho, CRV., & McLaren, SJ. (2013). Rethinking a product and its function using LCA - Experiences of New Zealand manufacturing companies. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 18(4), 872-880
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Herath, I., Green, S., Horne, D., Singh, R., McLaren, S., & Clothier, B. (2013). Water footprinting of agricultural products: Evaluation of different protocols using a case study of New Zealand wine. Journal of Cleaner Production. 44, 159-167
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S., Singh, R.
McLaren, SJ. (2011). Water Footprints - What Do They Mean for New Zealand?. Irrigation New Zealand News. (Summer 2011), 42-42
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ., & Archer, R. (2011). Life Cycle Management for New Zealand Food Companies. A New Way of Doing Business. Food New Zealand. (December 2011/January 2012), 20-23
[Journal article]Authored by: Archer, R., McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2010). Life Cycle Management - A New Way of Doing Business. Primary Industry Management. 14(4), 29-31
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Hospido, A., Milà I Canals, L., McLaren, S., Truninger, M., Edwards-Jones, G., & Clift, R. (2009). The role of seasonality in lettuce consumption: A case study of environmental and social aspects. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 14(5), 381-391
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Gamage, GB., Boyle, C., McLaren, SJ., & McLaren, J. (2008). Life Cycle Assessment of Commercial Furniture: A Case Study of Formway LIFE Chair. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 13, 401-411
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Elghali, L., Clift, R., Begg, KG., & McLaren, S. (2008). Decision support methodology for complex contexts. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability. 161(1), 7-22
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Edwards-Jones, G., Milà i Canals, L., Hounsome, N., Truninger, M., Koerber, G., Hounsome, B., . . . Jones, DL. (2008). Testing the assertion that 'local food is best': the challenges of an evidence-based approach. Trends in Food Science and Technology. 19(5), 265-274
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Milà i Canals, L., Romanyà, J., & Cowell, SJ. (2007). Method for assessing impacts on life support functions (LSF) related to the use of 'fertile land' in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Journal of Cleaner Production. 15(15), 1426-1440
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Sim, S., Barry, M., Clift, R., & Cowell, SJ. (2007). The relative importance of transport in determining an appropriate sustainability strategy for food sourcing. A case study of fresh produce supply chains. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 12(6), 422-431
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Sinclair, P., Cowell, S., Löfsted, R., & Clift, R. (2007). A case study in participatory environmental systems assessment with the use of multimedia materials and quantitative LCA. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management. 9(4), 399-421
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Canals, LM., Cowell, SJ., Sim, S., & Basson, L. (2007). Comparing domestic versus imported apples: A focus on energy use. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 14(5), 338-344
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Elghali, L., Cowell, SJ., Begg, KG., & Clift, R. (2006). Support for sustainable development policy decisions: A case study from highway maintenance. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 11(SPEC. ISS. 1), 29-39
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Milà I Canals, L., Burnip, GM., & Cowell, SJ. (2006). Evaluation of the environmental impacts of apple production using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): Case study in New Zealand. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 114(2-4), 226-238
[Journal article]Authored by: McLaren, S.

Book

McLaren, SJ. (2017). Eating within planetary boundaries. In B. Burlingame, & C. massey (Eds.) No free lunch. Can New Zealand feed the world sustainably?. (pp. 131 - 144). Auckland: Massey University Press
[Chapter]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2011). Introduction to Environmental Life Cycle Assessment. In J. Brady, A. Ebbage, & R. Lunn (Eds.) Environmental Management In Organisations. (pp. 511 - 522). London: Earthscan Ltd
[Chapter]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2010). Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of food production and processing: An introduction. In Environmental Assessment and Management in the Food Industry: Life Cycle Assessment and Related Approaches. (pp. 37 - 58).
[Chapter]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Sinclair, P., Cowell, S., Löfstedt, R., & Clift, R. (2009). A case study in participatory environmental systems assessment with the use of multimedia materials and quantitative LCA. In Tools, Techniques and Approaches for Sustainability: Collected Writings in Environmental Assessment Policy and Management. (pp. 293 - 316).
[Chapter]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2009). Food Miles: Fact or Fiction?. In B. Frame, R. Gordon, & C. Mortimer (Eds.) Hatched. The Capacity for Sustainable Development. (pp. 57 - 65). Lincoln: Landcare Research
[Chapter]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Fitt, H., & McLaren, SJ. (2009). An Introduction To Sustainable Consumption. In B. Frame, R. Gordon, & C. Mortimer (Eds.) Hatched. The Capacity for Sustainable Development. (pp. 135 - 148). Lincoln: Landcare Research
[Chapter]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, J., & McLaren, SJ. (2009). Life cycle management. In B. Frame, R. Gordon, & C. Mortimer (Eds.) Hatched. The Capacity for Sustainable Development. (pp. 109 - 118). Lincoln: Landcare Research
[Chapter]Authored by: McLaren, S.

Report

Mithraratne, N., Barber, A., & McLaren, SJ.(2010). Carbon footprinting for the kiwifruit supply chain – Report on methodology and scoping study. : Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
[Technical Report]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ., Hume, A., Barber, A., Clothier, B., Deurer, M., East, A., . . . Sinclair, R.Carbon footprinting for the apple supply chain: Project summary. ( Report No. LC0809/175). http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/publications/researchpubs/Apple_Summary_Report.pdf.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: East, A., McLaren, S.

Conference

Horrell, M., Shekar, A., & McLaren, S.(2017, March). Addressing Limitations In Current New Product Development Eco-Tools: a Case Study of Domestic Hot Water Products. .
[Conference]Authored by: McLaren, S., Shekar, A.Contributed to by: Shekar, A.
Palairet, N., Shekar, A., & McLaren, S.(2017, March). Driving a life cycle based environmental improvement strategy in council leisure centres. Student Symposium on Life Cycle Management and Industrial Ecology Symposium Proceedings. (pp. 10 - 10).
[Conference]Authored by: McLaren, S., Shekar, A.Contributed to by: Shekar, A.
McLaren, SJ. (2016). Life cycle management: A new way of doing business. Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 1112 (pp. 387 - 394).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Cleland, DJ., & McLaren, SJ. (2015). Carbon and water footprints - facts, myths and reality. Presented at 12th International Congress on Engineering and Food (ICEF12). Quebec City, Canada.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Cleland, D., McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2014, September). Update on ISO 14046 Standard: Water footprint – Principles, requirements and guidelines. Presented at "Water Footprinting: Methods, Principles and Guidelines". James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2014, September). Methods in water footprinting: the LCA-based approach. Presented at Water Footprinting: Methods, Principles and Guidelines”. James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Hiroki, S., McLaren, SJ., & Garnevska, E. (2014). What is “local”? Consumer perceptions of local food in New Zealand. Conference Proceedings "Life Cycle Thinking and Policy: Towards a Sustainable Society". (pp. 1 - 154). Palmerston North, New Zealand: 3rd LCANZ and NZLCM Centre Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Garnevska, E., McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ., & Garnevska, E. (2014). Environmental life cycle management in the NZ wine industry. Conference Proceedings "Life Cycle Thinking and Policy: Towards a Sustainable Society". (pp. 12 - 12). Palmerston North, New Zealand: 3rd New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Garnevska, E., McLaren, S.
Sterzik, H., McLaren, SJ., Garnevska, E., & Hume, A. (2014). Implementation of LCM in NZ primary industries using a sector-based approach. Conference Proceedings "Life Cycle Thinking and Policy: Towards a Sustainable Society". (pp. 1 - 154). Massey University, Palmerston North: 3rd LCNZ and NZLCM Centre Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Garnevska, E., McLaren, S.
Anaya de la Rosa, R., McLaren, SJ., Jones, J., & Sims, R. (2014). Interpreting LCA studies to support biomass policy for climate-change mitigation in New Zealand. Conference Proceedings "Life Cycle Thinking and Policy: Towards a Sustainable Society". (pp. 1 - 154). Palmerston North, New Zealand: 3rd New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Jones, J., McLaren, S., Sims, R.
Perie, E., Clothier, BE., & McLaren, SJ. (2014). Reducing uncertainty in assessment of soil-carbon for use in LCA and carbon footprinting studies. Conference Proceedings "Life Cycle Thinking and Policy: Towards a Sustainable Society". (pp. 11 - 11). : 3rd New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Chobtang, J., Zonderland-Thomassen, M., Ledgard, S., McLaren, SJ., Brandao, M., & Donaghy, D. (2014). Environmental trade-offs of dairy-farming intensification in New Zealand: case study in the Waikato. In Conference Proceedings. "Life Cycle Thinking and Policy: Towards a Sustainable Society"(pp. 1 - 154). , 3rd New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment Conference Palmerston North: LCANZ and NZLCM Centre
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Donaghy, D., McLaren, S.
Hiroki, S., Garnevska, E., & McLaren, SJ. (2014, June). Local Food In New Zealand: Myth Or Reality?. Presented at IFAMA 24th Annual World Symposium. Cape Town, South Africa.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Garnevska, E., McLaren, S.
Garnevska, E., & McLaren, SJ. (2014, June). Environmental Sustainability Initiatives and Drivers in the New Zealand Wine Industry. Presented at IFAMA 24th Annual World Symposium. Cape Town, South Africa.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Garnevska, E., McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ., & Garnevska, E. (2014). Why practice life cycle management? Case study of the New Zealand wine industry. In R. Schenck, & D. Huizenga (Eds.) Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector (LCA Food 2014). (pp. 789 - 796). San Francisco, United States: 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Garnevska, E., McLaren, S.
Sterzik, H., McLaren, SJ., Hume, A., Garnevska, E., & McDevitt, JE. (2013, October). A framework of barriers and enablers to successful LCM uptake in primary industry sectors. Presented at 1st New Zealand Student Symposium On Life Cycle Management. Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Garnevska, E., McLaren, S.
Garnevska, E., McLaren, SJ., & Hiroki, S. (2013). Yealands wine group estate: Balancing business and sustainability. International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) 23rd Annual World Forum and Symposium Proceedings. (pp. 1 - 4). United States of America: International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) 23rd Annual World Forum and Symposium “The Road to 2050: The Talent Factor"
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Perie, E., Clothier, B., & McLaren, SJ. (2013, September). Changes in soil carbon stocks under apple trees: a twelve year chrono-sequences – ish. Presented at NZ Soil Science Society - Soil Rumbustification Mini–Conference. Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Perie, E., Clothier, B., & McLaren, SJ. (2013, August). Carbon sequestration in apple orchards and carbon footprint. Presented at Pipfruit NZ Annual Conference. Havelock North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2013). Challenges in developing an international standard for water footprinting. In Sustainability Rhetoric: Facts and Fiction, Program and Abstracts(pp. 1 - 130). , Sustainability Rhetoric: Facts and Fiction
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2013, November). Challenges in developing an international standard for water footprinting. Presented at Sustainability Rhetoric: Facts and Fiction. Massey University, Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Perie, E., Clothier, B., Deurer, M., Green, S., Muller, K., Gentile, R., . . . McLaren, SJ. (2013). Soil carbon, Life Cycle Assessment and the New Zealand apple. Poster session presented at the meeting of Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre workshop on “Accurate and efficient use of nutrients on farms”. Massey University, Palmerston North
[Conference Poster]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Garnevska, E., & McLaren, SJ. (2013). Business Culture and Environmental Sustainability: Case Study of New Zealand Wine Industry. In Sustainability Rhetoric: Facts and Fiction. Program and Abstracts, Sustainability Rhetoric: Facts and Fiction
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Garnevska, E., McLaren, S.
Garnevska, E., & McLaren, SJ. (2013, November). Business Culture and Environmental Sustainability: Case Study of New Zealand Wine Industry. Presented at Sustainability Rhetoric: Facts and Fiction. Massey University, Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Garnevska, E., McLaren, S.
Perie, E., Clothier, B., Deurer, M., Green, S., Muller, K., Gentile, R., . . . McLaren, SJ. (2013). Soil carbon, Life Cycle Assessment and the New Zealand apple. Palmerston North: Accurate and efficient use of nutrients on farms
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Sterzik, H., McLaren, SJ., Hume, A., Garnevska, E., & McDevitt, JE. (2013, August). A Framework Visualising Challenges and Enablers To Successful LCM Uptake In Primary Industry Sectors. Presented at 6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management. Goteborg.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Garnevska, E., McLaren, S.
Sterzik, H., McLaren, SJ., Hume, A., Garnevska, E., & McDevitt, JE. (2013). A framework visualising challenges and enablers to successful LCM uptake in primary industry sectors. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management. (pp. 1 - 4). Goteborg: 6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Garnevska, E., McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2013). Scoping of life cycle assessment studies: A missed opportunity?. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management. Goteborg: 6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2013). Scoping of LCA Studies: A Missed Opportunity. Poster session presented at the meeting of 6th International Conference on Life Cycle Management. Goteborg
[Conference Poster]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2012, March). Methods in water footprinting: The LCA-based approach. Presented at Technical Workshop on Water Footprinting: Principles, Methods and Guidelines. Waipuna Hotel, Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Perie, E., McLaren, SJ., & Clothier, B. (2012, October). Accounting for soil carbon stock change in LCA: importance, issues and potential solutions. Presented at 1st New Zealand Student Symposium On Life Cycle Management. Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Sterzik, H., McLaren, SJ., Hume, A., Garnevska, E., & McDevitt, JE. (2012). A framework of barriers and enablers to successful LCM uptake in primary industry sectors. In Proceedings of 1st New Zealand Student Symposium On Life Cycle Management,, 1st New Zealand Student Symposium On Life Cycle Management
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Perie, E., McLaren, SJ., & Clothier, B. (2012). Accounting for soil carbon stock change in LCA: importance, issues and potential solutions. In Proceedings of 1st New Zealand Student Symposium On Life Cycle Management, 1st New Zealand Student Symposium On Life Cycle Management
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ., McDevitt, J., & Clothier, B. (2012, February). Taking Responsibility for the Environmental Life Cycle Impacts of New Zealand’s Primary Sector Products. Presented at The Inaugural Asia-Pacific Science Policy Studies Research Conference "Constructing National Wellbeing Through Science and Innovation". Victoria University of Wellington.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2012, October). The New LCA Standards for Carbon and Water Footprinting: the Latest Developments. Presented at 1st New Zealand Student Symposium On Life Cycle Management. Massey University, Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Perie, E., Clothier, B., Duerer, M., Green, S., Gentile, R., & McLaren, SJ. (2012). Vertical and lateral variability in an apple orchard: Implications for soil carbon monitoring & carbon footprinting. Poster session presented at the meeting of 5th Australian and New Zealand Joint Soil Science Conference "
[Conference Poster]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Perie, E., Clothier, B., Deurer, M., Green, S., Gentile, R., & McLaren, SJ. (2012, December). Vertical and lateral variability in an apple orchard: Implications for soil carbon monitoring & carbon footprinting. Presented at 5th Australian and New Zealand Joint Soil Science Conference "Soil Solutions for Diverse Landscapes". Hobart.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Ledgard, SF., Zonderland-Thomassen, M., Lieffering, M., & McLaren, SJ. (2012, February). Role of Life Cycle Assessment In Agriculture for Realising Market Opportunities and Enhancing On-Farm Efficiency. Presented at Advanced Nutrient Management. Gains From the Past – Goals for the Future. Palmerston North.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Ledgard, S., Zonderland-Thomassen, M., Lieffering, M., & McLaren, SJ. (2012). Role of Life Cycle Assessment In Agriculture for Realising Market Opportunities and Enhancing On-Farm Efficiency. Proceedings of Fertiliser & Lime Research Centre Conference. Vol. Occasional Report No.25 (pp. 13 - 13). : Advanced Nutrient Management. Gains From the Past – Goals for the Future
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, J., Drysdale, D., Barber, A., McLaren, SJ., Ledgard, S., Nebel, B., . . . Maslen, D. (2012, March). Greenhouse gas, energy, eutrophication and water footprint assessment of the New Zealand merino industry. Presented at Life Cycle Assessment: A Business Compass for Sustainable Development. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Perie, E., McLaren, SJ., & Clothier, B. (2012, March). Soil and biogenic carbon accounting in LCA: potential and challenges. Presented at Life Cycle Assessment: A Business Compass for Sustainable Development. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Perie, E., McLaren, SJ., & Clothier, B. (2012). Soil and biogenic carbon accounting in LCA: potential and challenges. Proceedings of 2nd New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment Conference. (pp. 1 - 130). : Life Cycle Assessment: A Business Compass for Sustainable Development
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, J., Drysdale, D., Barber, A., McLaren, SJ., Ledgard, S., Nebel, B., . . . Maslen, D. (2012). Greenhouse gas, energy, eutrophication and water footprint assessment of the New Zealand merino industry. Proceedings of 2nd New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment Conference. (pp. 1 - 4). : Life Cycle Assessment: A Business Compass for Sustainable Development
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ., Anaya de la Rosa, R., Jones, J., & Sims, S. (2012, March). Use of Life Cycle Assessment to inform policymaking for biochar in New Zealand. Presented at Life Cycle Assessment: A Business Compass for Sustainable Development. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Jones, J., McLaren, S., Sims, R.
Anaya de la Rosa, R., McLaren, SJ., Jones, J., & Sims, R. (2012). Use of Life Cycle Assessment to inform policymaking for biochar in New Zealand. Proceedings of 2nd New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment Conference. (pp. 1 - 130). : Life Cycle Assessment: A Business Compass for Sustainable Development
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Jones, J., McLaren, S., Sims, R.
McLaren, SJ. (2012, March). Challenges in developing an international standard for water footprinting. Presented at Life Cycle Assessment: A Business Compass for Sustainable Development. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2012). Challenges in developing an international standard for water footprinting. Proceedings of 2nd New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment Conference. (pp. 1 - 130). : Life Cycle Assessment: A Business Case for Sustainable Development
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Perie, E., McLaren, SJ., & Clothier, BE. (2012). Soil and biogenic carbon accounting in carbon footprint: potential and challenges. Poster session presented at the meeting of 8th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector. St Malo, France
[Conference Poster]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Anaya de la Rosa, R., McLaren, SJ., Jones, J., & Sims, R. (2012). Using LCA to Inform Policy for Biochar In New Zealand. Poster session presented at the meeting of 8th International Conference on LCA in the AgriFood Sector. St Malo
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Jones, J., McLaren, S., Sims, R.
McLaren, SJ., & Mowat, A. (2011, March). Kiwifruit and Bananas: Can We Make Valid Carbon Footprint Comparisons?. Presented at 7th Australian Conference on Life Cycle Assessment. Melbourne.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ., Hume, A., & Mithraratne, N. (2010, September). Carbon Management for the Primary Agricultural Sector In New Zealand: Case Studies for the Pipfruit and Kiwifruit Industries. Presented at International Conference on LCA for the Agri-Food Sector. Bari, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ., Hume, A., & Mithraratne, N. (2010). Carbon Management for the Primary Agricultural Sector In New Zealand: Case Studies for the Pipfruit and Kiwifruit Industries. In B. Notarnicola, E. Settanni, G. Tassielli, & P. Giungato (Eds.) Proceedings of LCA Food 2010: VII International Conference On Life Cycle Assessment In the Agri-Food Sector. (pp. 293 - 298). : LCA Food 2010: VII International Conference On Life Cycle Assessment In the Agri-Food Sector
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McLaren, S.
East, AR., Love, RJ., Hume, A., & McLaren, SJ. (2010). Allocation of GHGs produced in refrigeration facilities by heat load analysis and efficiency estimation. Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Bridging the Gap Between Tools and Practice. (pp. 93 - 94). : Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting Bridging the Gap Between Tools and Practice
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: East, A., Love, R., McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ., Smith, A., & King, J. (2009, September). A sector-based approach to carbon management for the primary agricultural sector in New Zealand. Presented at 4th International Conference on Life Cycle Management. Cape Town, South Africa.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
East, AR., Love, RJ., Hume, AS., & McLaren, SJ. (2010). Product allocation of greenhouse gases produced by coolstorage facilities. Acta Horticulturae. Vol. 880 (pp. 481 - 488).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: East, A., Love, R., McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ., & King, J. (2008, September). Linking New Zealand Producers With UK Consumers: Addressing the Challenges In Carbon Labelling of Food Products. Presented at 12th European Roundtable On Sutainable Consumption and Production, and 5th BMBF Forum for Sustainability. Berlin.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ., Mithraratne, N., & King, J. (2008). Linking New Zealand Producers with UK Consumers: Addressing the Challenges in Carbon Labelling of Food Products. Poster session presented at the meeting of Research for Sustainability - Driver for innovation. Berlin, Germany
[Conference Poster]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2007, February). Defining A Role for Sustainable Consumption Initiatives In New Zealand. Presented at 2nd International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Mila in Canals, L., Cowell, SJ., Sim, S., & Basson, L. (2007). Effects of Seasonality and Variability In Energy Use on a Comparison of Domestic Vs. Imported Apples. Poster session presented at the meeting of SETAC Europe Annual Meeting. Porto
[Conference Poster]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Mila i Canals, L., Koerber, GR., Brandao, M., York, LH., Clift, R., Jones, DL., . . . Edwards-Jones, G. (2007). Impacts On Soil Quality In the LCA of Horticultural Crops. Poster session presented at the meeting of SETAC Europe Annual Meeting. Porto
[Conference Poster]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Ledgard, SF., Basset-Mens, C., McLaren, SJ., & Boyes, M. (2007). Energy use, “food miles” and greenhouse gas emissions from New Zealand dairying – how efficient are we?. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association. Vol. 69 (pp. 223 - 228). : New Zealand Grassland Assocation
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Basset-Mens, C., McLaren, SJ., & Ledgard, S. (2007). Exploring a comparative advantage for New Zealand cheese in terms of environmental performance. : LCA Food 2007
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ.Food Miles: Fact Or Fiction?. In . Tasmanian Quality Assured (Ed.) Keep It Real 2007. 2007: Keep It Real 2007, 5th EMS in Agriculture and 5th National On Farm Food Safety and Quality Assurance Conferences
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2007). Defining A Role for Sustainable Consumption Initiatives In New Zealand. Talking and Walking Sustainability. : 2nd International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: McLaren, S.

Other

McLaren, SJ. (2013, November). The New Zealand Life Cycle Management Centre. In AgriFood Business Leaders’ Forum.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2013, September). Challenges In Applying the Life Cycle Management Concept In Practice. In CIRAIG, Ecole Polytechnique of Montréal, Montreal.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2012, June). Clean Green New Zealand: Does It Have a Foundation In Reality?. In Public audience at Palmerston North City Library.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2012, September). Clean Green New Zealand. In International Pacific College, Palmerston North.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2012, September). Water Footprinting: Can We Agree On What We are Measuring?. In Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2012, September). Life Cycle Management as a Driver of Innovation In New Zealand. In Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre (SEAC), Unilever.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2010, November). Carbon Management for the Primary Agricultural Sector In New Zealand. In Life Cycle Association of New Zealand Networking Event. Presented at Wellington.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Mila i Canals, L., Munoz, I., Hospido, A., Plassmann, K., & McLaren, S. (2008). Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Domestic vs. Imported Vegetables. Case Studies On Broccoli, Salad Crops and Green Beans. (pp. 1 - 44). In Guildford, Surrey, England: Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey
[Working Paper]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ., & Mowat, A. (2008, September). Kiwifruit Carbon Footprinting Project. In GHG Footprinting Workshop organised by Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. Presented at Te Papa, Wellington.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2008, March). Introduction to sustainable consumption. In Symposium on Sustainable Consumption. Presented at Royal Society of New Zealand, Wellington.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
Mila i Canals, L., Munoz, I., McLaren, SJ., & Brandao, M. (2007). LCA Methodology and Modelling Considerations for Vegetable production and Consumption. (pp. 1 - 46). In Guildford, England: Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey
[Working Paper]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2007, July). LCA and Expanded Polystyrene. In EPS Group of Plastics New Zealand. Presented at Christchurch.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.
McLaren, SJ. (2006, October). Food Miles: The Arguments, the Evidence, The Opportunities for New Zealand. In AgResearch staff and others invited to seminar. Presented at AgResearch, Hamilton.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: McLaren, S.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • 2012-2013 - FarmIQ
    Environmental Footprint Specification: towards the development of sustainability measurement tools for value chains and individual beef and sheep farms
  • 2011 - NZ Merino Company
    Greenhouse gas and water footprinting of the merino industry
  • 2011 - Unilever
    Peer Review of Unilever’s “Less Environmental Impact” Programme

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 3 3
Co-supervisor 1 1

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Chanjief Chandrakumar - Doctor of Philosophy
    Operationalization of Sustainable Development Goals Using a Planetary Boundaries-Based Life Cycle Assessment
  • Agneta Ghose - Doctor of Philosophy
    Environmental evaluation of energy efficiency refurbishment of commercial office buildings in New Zealand
  • Helene Sterzik - Doctor of Philosophy
    Bridging the Barriers to Effective Life Cycle Management Uptake: A Framework for Primary Industry Sectors

Co-supervisor of:

  • Mike Horrell - Doctor of Philosophy
    Integration of Environmental Life Cycle Thinking Into Product Development of Domestic Shower Systems and Related Products

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • 2016 - Jeerasak Chobtang - Doctor of Philosophy
    Appraisal of the environmental sustainability of milk production systems in New Zealand
  • 2016 - Stefania Pizzirani - Doctor of Philosophy
    A culturally focused life cycle sustainability assessment: Analysis of forestry value chain options with Maori land owners
  • 2016 - Edouard Perie - Doctor of Philosophy
    Carbon dynamics in apple orchards in New Zealand and their integration into Life Cycle Assessment

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2014 - Ruy Anaya De La Rosa - Doctor of Philosophy
    Biochar systems for carbon finance - an evaluationi based on Life Cycle Assessment studies in New Zealand

Media and Links

Media

  • 06 Dec 2013 - Radio
    Should we eat turkey or ham at Christmas?
    Interview with Marcus Lush on RadioLIVE
  • 05 Dec 2012 - Radio
    Should we have artificial or real Christmas trees?
    Interview with Marcus Lush on RadioLIVE

Other Links

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