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Dr Christine Christensen BApplSc (Hons), PhD

Research Officer

Institute of Agriculture and Environment

Employed as a full-time Research Officer in the Institute of Agriculture and Environment, Christine Christensen is involved in the development and teaching of Sustainable Nutrient Management short courses, and research focussed on nutrient cycling on dairy farms.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 356 9099 extn 2934
    Location: AHB1.23, AgHort
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) - Massey University (2007)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (2013)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Nutrient Cycling on farms

Dairy Production Systems

Thematics

Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000): Agriculture, Land and Farm Management (070100): Animal Production (070200): Crop and Pasture Production (070300):
Environmental Sciences (050000):
Other Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences (079900):
Soil Sciences (050300)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Hendricks, S., Donaghy, D., Matthew, C., Bretherton, M., Sneddon, N., Cosgrove, G., . . . Hedley, M. (2016). Dry matter yield, nutritive value and tiller density of tall fescue and perennial ryegrass swards under grazing. Journal of NZ Grasslands. 78, 149-156
[Journal article]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Christensen, C., Donaghy, D., Hedley, M., Matthew, C.

Thesis

Christensen, CL. (2013). Duration-controlled grazing of dairy cows: Impacts on pasture production and losses of nutrients and faecal microbes to water.. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Christensen, C.

Report

Hanly, JA., Leon, J., Palmer, AS., Horne, DJ., & Christensen, CL. (2011). Identification of andesitic tephra sub-soils with potential for removing DRP from wastewaters. Horizons Regional Council.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Horne, D., Palmer, A.
Hanly, JA., Christensen, CL., Toes, HB., & Hedley, MJ. (2010). The effect of DCD on N leaching and pasture accumulation from an artificially drained, grazed dairy pasture in the Manawatu.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M.
Lindsay, C., Hedley, M., & Hanly, J.(2010). Effect of duration-controlled grazing on the concentrations of E. coli in surface runoff and drainage water. A research report as an output to a Agresearch sub-contract to the senior author..
[Technical Report]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M.

Conference

Hanly, JA., Kamakazi, S., Christensen, CL., Hedley, MJ., & Horne, DJ. (2017). Effects of grazing management on nutrient anion and cation losses in drainage waters from dairy pastures. Science and policy: nutrient management challenges for the next generation. (Eds L. D. Currie and M. J. Hedley). http://flrc.massey.ac.nz/publications.html. Occasional Report No. 30. Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre. : Science and policy: nutrient management challenges for the next generation
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M.
McMillan, A., Phillips, R., Berben, P., Palmada, T., Jha, N., & Saggar, S. (2014). Automated N2O/N2 analysis- a new tool for studying denitrification dynamics and testing mitigation strategies.. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) Nutrient Management for the Farm, Catchment and Community Occasional Report No. 27. Massey University: Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre. : FLRC Nutrient Management for the Farm, Catchment and Community
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Saggar, S.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Chok, S., Grafton, M., Mills, T., & Yule, IJ. (2014). The variability in New Zealand single superphosphate granule strength and size, and implications for accurate fertiliser application. In L. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) Occasional Report No. 27. Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, Massey University,. (pp. 1 - 14). : 27th Annual FLRC Workshop: Nutrient management for the catchment and community
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Grafton, M., Yule, I.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
grafton, M., Yule, IJ., & Robertson, BG. (2014). The ballistics of separation of fertiliser blends at wide bout widths. In L. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) 27th Annual Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre Nutrient Management for the farm, catchment and community. (pp. 96 - 96). Palmerston North, New Zealand.: 27th Annual Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre Nutrient Management for the farm, catchment and community
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Grafton, M., Yule, I.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Yule, IJ., & Wood, B. (2014). How do we transform our industry to achieve a modern vision for New Zealand agriculture?. In L. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) Occasional Report No. 27. Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. (pp. 1 - 8). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Nutrient management for the farm, catchment and community
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Wood, B., Yule, I.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Christensen, CL., Horne, DJ., Hedley, MJ., & Hanly, JA.Duration-controlled grazing on dairy farms: decision support for timing of slurry re-application. Paper presented at the meeting of Occasional Report No. 27. Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North. Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., Horne, D.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Hedley, MJ., Christensen, CL., Horne, DJ., Hanly, JA., & Margerison, JK.Critical components of duration controlled grazing systems for productivity gain and footprint reduction. Paper presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the 6th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium. Hamilton
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., Horne, D.
Christensen, CL., Hedley, MJ., Hanly, JA., & Horne, DJ.Determining the most effective period to implement duration-controlled grazing of cows for reducing N leaching losses.. . The University of Waikato, Hamilton
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., Horne, D.
Horne, DJ., Hanly, JA., Hedley, MJ., & Christensen, CL. (2014). Effluent from animal shelters: Opportunities and challenges. New Zealand Land Treatment Collective 14th Annual Conference Proceedings. : New Zealand Land Treatment Collective
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., Horne, D.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Christensen, CL., Horne, DJ., Hedley, MJ., & Hanly, JA. (2014). Duration-controlled grazing on dairy farms: decision support for timing of slurry re-application. In Nutrient management for the farm, catchment and community, Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre Annual Workshop
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., Horne, D.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Hanly, JA., Horne, DJ., Hedley, MJ., & Christensen, CL. (2014). Effluent from animal shelters: Opportunities and challenges. New Zealand Land Treatment Collective 14th Annual Conference Proceedings. : New Zealand Land Treatment Collective
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hedley, M., Horne, D.
Hanly, JA., Horne, DJ., Hedley, MJ., & Christensen, CL. (2014). Strategic capture of effluent to reduce N leaching on dairy farms with free draining soils: Assessing implications for effluent management and cost. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) Nutrient management for the farm, catchment and community. (pp. 1 - 7). : Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre Annual Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., Horne, D.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Bishop, P., Kusumo, B., Calvelo Pereira, R., Burkitt, L., Hedley, C., Hedley, M., . . . Camps, M. (2014). Assessment of denitrification potentials of grazed pasture soils. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) Nutrient Management for the Farm, Catchment and Community. Vol. Occasional Report No. 27 (pp. 1 - 7). Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.: 27th Annual FLRC Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Burkitt, L., Calvelo Pereira, R., Camps Arbestain, M., Hedley, M., Saggar, S.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Rivas, A., Singh, R., Bishop, P., Horne, D., Roygard, J., & Hedley, M. (2014). Measuring denitrification in the subsurface environment of Manawatu river catchment. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) 27th Annual Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre Workshop: Nutrient management for the farm, catchment and community. Vol. Occasional Report No. 27 (pp. 1 - 13). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Singh, R.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Burkitt, LL., Hedley, M., Bishop, P., Horne, D., Bretherton, M., Kusomo, B., . . . Calvelo-Pereira, R. (2014). Preliminary findings on the effect of treading damage and urine application on N losses in Manawatu hill country. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) 27th Annual Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre Workshop - Nutrient management for the farm, catchment and community. (pp. 68 - 68). Palmerston North, New Zealand: 27th Annual Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bretherton, M., Burkitt, L., Horne, D.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Yule, IJ., & Grafton, M. (2013). New spreading technologies for improved accuracy and environmental compliance. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) Occasional Report No. 26. Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, Massey University. (pp. 1 - 13). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Accurate and efficient use of nutrients on farms
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Grafton, M., Yule, I.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
McVeagh, P., Pullanagari, R., & Yule, IJ. (2013). Measuring pasture quality in the field: A case study at limestone downs. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) Occasional Report No. 26. Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre. (pp. 73 - 73). : 26th Annual Fertilizer Lime & Research Centre Accurate and efficient use of nutrients on farms
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Pullanagari, R., Yule, I.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Jha, N., Deslippe, J., Saggar, SK., Tillman, R., Giltrap, D., & Bowatte, S. (2013). Changes in denitrification rate and bacterial denitrifier genes distribution and abundance in dairy-grazed pasture soils treated with cattle urine and DCD. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) Accurate and efficient use of nutrients on farms, Occassional Report No. 26. (pp. 1 - 21). Palmerston North, NZ: 26th Annual Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Jha, N., Saggar, S.Edited by: Christensen, C.
Grafton, M., & Yule, IJ. (2012). Progress towards better precision and improved safety. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) Occasional Report No. 25. Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. (pp. 80 - 80). Palmerston North, New Zealand.: 25th Annual Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre - Gains from the past - goals for the future
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Grafton, M., Yule, I.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Draganova, I., Yule, IJ., & Stevenson, M. (2012). The cows role in redistributing N around the dairy farm. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre Workshop Proceedings. (pp. 1 - 10). : 25th Annual FLRC Workshhop: Advanced nutrient management: Gains from the past - goals for the future
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Draganova, I., Yule, I.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
McVeagh, P., Yule, IJ., & Grafton, M. (2012). Pasture yield mapping from your groundspread truck. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) Occasional Report No. 25. Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre. (pp. 77 - 77). Palmerston North New Zealand: 25th Annual Fertilizer & Lime Research Workshop - Gains from the past goals for the future
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Grafton, M., Yule, I.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Horne, DJ., & Hanly, JA. (2012). Farm dairy effluent: Achievements to date and future challenges. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) Advanced Nutrient Management: Gains from the Past - Goals for the Future. Vol. Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre (pp. 35 - 35). New Zealand: Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre Annual Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Hanly, J., Horne, D.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Christensen, CL., Hedley, MJ., Hanly, JA., & Horne, DJ. (2012). Three years of duration-controlled grazing: What have we found?. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.) Advanced Nutrient Management: Gains from the Past - Goals for the Future.. (pp. 1 - 8). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre Annual Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., Horne, D.
Christensen, CL., Hedley, MJ., Hanly, JA., & Horne, DJ. (2012). Nitrogen loss mitigation using duration-controlled grazing: Field observations compared to modelled outputs. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grasslands Association. Vol. 74 (pp. 115 - 119). : New Zealand Grassland Association 74
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., Horne, D.
Christensen, CL., Hedley, MJ., Hanly, JA., & Horne, DJ. (2012). Potassium cycling and the practice of standing cows off: Risks and opportunities. In LL. Burkitt, & L. Sparrow (Eds.) Proceedings of the 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference. (pp. 469 - 472). : 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Confernce
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hedley, M., Horne, D.
Christensen, CL., Hedley, MJ., Hanly, JA., & Horne, DJ. (2012, December). Potassium cycling and the practice of standing cows off: risks and opportunities. Presented at Soil Science 2012. Hobart.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Christensen, C.
Christensen, CL., Hedley, MJ., Hanly, JA., & Horne, DJ.(2012, November). Nitrogen loss mitigation using duration-controlled grazing: Field observations compared to modelled outputs. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW ZEALAND GRASSLAND ASSOCIATION, VOL 74. (pp. 115 - 119). 0369-3902.
[Conference]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hedley, M., Horne, D.
Pullanagari, RR., Yule, IJ., Tuohy, M., Dynes, R., & King, W. (2011). Pasture quality measurement tools for decision making.. In LD. Currie, & C. Christensen (Eds.) Adding to the Knowledge Base for the Nutrient Manager. Vol. Occassional Report No. 24. (pp. 1 - 6). Massey University: 24th Annual FLRC Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Pullanagari, R., Tuohy, M.Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Yule, IJ., MacKenzie, J., Killick, M., & MacKenzie, C. (2011). A Comparison of Crop Sensor Systems for Informing Fertiliser Placement Systems.. In LD. Currie, & C. Christensen (Eds.) Adding to the Knowledge Base for the Nutrient Manager. Vol. Occasional Report No. 24. (pp. 1 - 14). Massey University, Palmerston North: 24th Annual FLRC Workshop 2011
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Grafton, MCE., Yule, IJ., & Manning, M. (2011). Modelling Fertiliser Benefits from Aerial Topdressing.. In LD. Currie, & C. Christensen (Eds.) Adding to the Knowledge Base for The Nutrient Manager.. Vol. Occassional Report No. 24 (pp. 1 - 14). Massey University, Palmerston North: 24th Annual FLRC Workshop 2011
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Yule, IJ. (2011). The Effect of Fertiliser Particle Size on Spread Distribution. In LD. Currie, & C. Christensen (Eds.) Adding to the Knowledge Base for the Nutrient Manager. Vol. Occasional Report No. 24. (pp. 1 - 11). Massey University, Palmerston North: 24th Annual FLRC Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Edited by: Christensen, C.
Yule, IJ., Grafton, M., & Rendle, B. (2011). A Review of Ground Spread Application of Fertiliser in New Zealand. In LD. Currie, & C. Christensen (Eds.) Adding to the Knowledge Base for the Nutrient Manager. Vol. Occasional Report No. 24. (pp. 1 - 10). Massey University, Palmerston North: 24th Annual FLRC Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Pratt, C., Walcroft, AS., Tate, KR., Ross, DJ., Hills, MH., & Roy, R.Managing Methanotrophs in an on-farm Biofliter to Reduce Methane Emissions. In . Currie, & . Christensen (Eds.)Vol. 23 (pp. 183 - 191). Palmerston North: Farming's Future: Minimising Footprints and Maximising Margins
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., & Horne, D. (2010). Using duration-controlled grazing to reduce nitrate leaching from dairy farms. Farming's Future: Minimising Footprints and Maximising Margins. 23rd Annual Workshop: Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre. (pp. 46 - 53).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., Horne, D.
Currie, L., & Christensen, C. (Eds.)(2010). Farming's future: Minimising footprints and maximising margins. 23rd annual workshop: Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre. In Farming's future: Minimising footprints and maximising margins. 23rd annual workshop: Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre. Massey University, Palmerston North: Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, Massey University
[Conference Other]Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., & Horne, D. (2010). Reducing nitrate leaching losses by using duration-controlled grazing of dairy cows. Soil solutions for a changing world: 19th World Congress of Soil Science. (pp. 1 - 4).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., Horne, D.
Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., & Horne, D. (2010). Reducing nitrate leaching losses by using duration-controlled grazing of dairy cows. Poster session presented at the meeting of Soil solutions for a changing world: 19th World Congress of Soil Science. Brisbane, QLD, Australia
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hedley, M., Horne, D.
Currie, L., & Christensen, C. (Eds.)(2009). Nutrient management in a rapidly changing world: 22nd annual workshop: Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre. In Nutrient management in a rapidly changing world: 22nd annual workshop: Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre. Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand: Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre, Massey University
[Conference Other]Edited by: Christensen, C., Currie, L.
Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., & Horne, D. (2009). Controlling nitrogen and phosphorus loss from dairy farms using restricted grazing practices. Nutrient Management in a Rapidly Changing World: Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre Workshop. (pp. 295 - 304).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Christensen, C., Hanly, J., Hedley, M., Horne, D.
Lindsay, CL., Kemp, PD., Kenyon, PR., Morris, ST., & Wall, AJ. (2008). Lamb growth on leaf turnips, white clover and pasture in summer. 21st International Grassland Congress. (pp. 24 - 24).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Christensen, C., Kemp, P., Kenyon, P., Morris, S.
Christensen, CL., Hedley, MJ., Hanly, JA., & Horne, DJ.Three years of duration-controlled grazing: What have we found?. In LD. Currie, & CL. Christensen (Eds.): Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre 25th Annual Workshop
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Christensen, C.
Christensen, CL., Hedley, MJ., Hanly, JA., & Horne, DJ.Nitrogen loss mitigation using duration-controlled grazing: Field observations compared to modelled outputs.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Christensen, C.
Christensen, CL., Hedley, MJ., Hanly, JA., & Horne, DJ.Three years of Duration-Controlled Grazing - What have we found?. Presented at Fertilizer & Lime Research Centre 25th Annual Workshop
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Christensen, C.

Other

Christensen, CL.Advanced Nutrient Management: Gains from the past, Goals for the future. 25th Annual Workshop, Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre.
[Other]Edited by: Christensen, C.

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