Soil Professionals


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LAFFAN, M.D. 1976: The soils resource. Pp 67-88 "Marlborough: A survey of present resources and future potential". Business Development Centre, University of Otago. 265 p.

LAFFAN, M.D.; CUTLER, E.J.B. 1977: Landscapes, soils and erosion of a small catchment in the Wither Hills, Marlborough. 1. Landscape periodicity, slope deposits, and soil pattern. New Zealand Journal of Science 20: 37-48.

LAFFAN, M.D.; CUTLER, E.J.B. 1977: 2. Mechanism of the=el gully erosion in Wither Hills soils formed from loessial drift and comparison with other loessial soils in the South Island. New Zealand Journal of Science 20: 279-289.

BATTEN, G.J.; LAFFAN, M.D. 1977: Pastoral farming in Nelson. Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association 38: 5-13.

LAFFAN, M.D. 1979: Slope stability in the Charleston Punakaiki region, South island, New Zealand. 1. Landslide potential. New Zealand Journal of Science 22: 183-192.

LAFFAN, M.D. 1979: 2. Soil disturbance by windthrow and podocarp logging on steepland soils formed from Miocene silty sandstone. New Zealand Journal of Science 22: 193-201.

LAFFAN, M.D. 1980: Soils of Charleston Punakaiki region, South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Soil Survey Report 47.

LAFFAN, M.D.; MEW, G. 1980: Soil map of Charleston Punakaiki region, South Island, New Zealand. Scale 1:50,000. New Zealand Soil Bureau Map 179. Part of New Zealand Soil Survey Report 47.

LAFFAN, M.D. 1980: Podzols. distribution and properties, Nelson and Marlborough. Pp 45 52 in "Soil groups of New Zealand. Part 5. Podzols and gley podzols". (Ed. R Lee). New Zealand Society of Soil Science, Lower Hutt. 452 p.

MEW, G.;LAFFAN, M.D.; RHOADES, D. 1980: A point intercept method for determining and displaying forest soil variability. New Zealand Journal of Science 23: 343-352.

JOHNSTON, A.D.; MACE, J; LAFFAN, M.D. 198 1: The saw, the soil and the Sounds. Soil and Water 17(3 & 4): 4-8.

JOHNSTON, A.D.; MACE, J; LAFFAN, M.D. 1982: Possible forestry impact on Marlborough Sounds fisheries. Catch'82, 9(2): 23-25.

MEW, G.; LAFFAN, M.D. 1980: Soil map of Greymouth Hokitika region, South Island, New Zealand. Scale 1:50,000. New Zealand Soil Bureau Map 172. Part of New Zealand Soil Survey Report 58.

LAFFAN, M.D.; SMITH, S.M. 1983: Soil map of Rotuma, Fiji. Scale 1:25,000. New Zealand Soil Bureau Map 209. Part of New Zealand Soil Survey Report 69.

LAFFAN, M.D.; CLARE, R.; DALY, B.K. 1984: Top dressing requirements in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Agriculture 148:6-7.

LAFFAN, M.D. 1984: The application of Soil Taxonomy to soils on hill and steep land: A case study from the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. (Abstract). In Proceedings of the Australian Soil Science Society Conference, May 1984.

LAFFAN, M.D.; SMITH S.M.; WATTS, H.M.; WIDDOWSON, J.P.; BLAKEMORE, L.C.; KAFOA, F.F. 1983: Soil resources of Rotuma, and implications for land use. Fiji Agricultural Journal 44: 43-52.

LAFFAN, M.D. 1984: Transect studies of regolith variability and slope on steep land in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. Soil Survey and Land Evaluation 4: 44-53.

LAFFAN, M.D.; LESLIE, D.M. 1984: Soil map of Legalega Agricultural Research Station, Viti Levu. Fiji. Scale 1:1500. New Zealand Soil Bureau Map 211. Part of New Zealand Soil Survey Report 77.

LAFFAN, M.D.; PURDIE, B.R.; SHEPHERD, T.G. 1983: Soil map of Seaqaqa Agricultural Research Station, Vanua Levu, Fiji. Scale 1:3000. New Zealand Soil Survey Report 79.

LESLIE, D.M.; LAFFAN, M.D. 1983: Soil map of Nawaicoba Agricultural Research Station, Viti Levu, Fiji Scale 1:3000. New Zealand Soil Bureau Map 212. Part of New Zealand Soil Survey Report 78.

ORBELL, G.E.; RIJKSE, W.C.; LAFFAN, M.D. 1981: Soil map of part Vava`u Group, Kingdom of Tonga. Scale 1:25,000. New Zealand Soil Bureau Map 197. Part of New Zealand Soil Survey Report 66.

LAFFAN, M.D. 1985: Soil Taxonomic Unit Descriptions for Legalega Agricultural Research Station, Viti Levu, Fiji. New Zealand Soil Taxonomic Unit Descriptions No. 5:47 p.

LAFFAN, M.D. 1985: Soil Taxonomic Unit Descriptions for Seaqaqa Agricultural Research Station, Vanua Levu, Fiji, New Zealand soil Taxonomic Unit Descriptions No. 7:47 p.

LAFFAN, M.D.; SMITH, S.M. 1985: Soil Taxonomic Unit Descriptions for Rotuma, Fiji. New Zealand Soil Taxonomic Unit Descriptions 14. Supplementing Soil Map of Rotuma, Fiji. New Zealand Soil Bureau Map 209.

ORBELL, G.E.; RIJKSE, W.C.; LAFFAN, M.D.; BLAKEMORE, L.C. 1985: Soils of part Vava1 Group, Kingdom of Tonga. New Zealand Soil Survey Report 66.

WHITTON, J.S.; LAFFAN, M.D.; CAMPBELL, I.B. 1985: Clay mineralogy of some soils of Marlborough and Nelson. Pp 26 48 in Proceedings of the soil dynamics and land use seminar, Blenheim, May 1985. New Zealand Society of Soil Science, Lower Hutt, and New Zealand Soil Conservators Association.

McQUEEN, D.J.; CHURCHMAN, G.J.; LAFFAN, M.D.; WHITTON, J.S. 1985: Soil properties as indicators of soil credibility and fine sediment production in the Marlborough Sounds. Pp 92 109 in Proceedings of the soil dynamics and land use seminar, Blenheim, May 1985. New Zealand Society of Soil Science, Lower Hutt, and New Zealand Soil Conservators Association.

LAFFAN, M.D.; DALY, B.K. 1986: Soil resources of the Marlborough Sounds and implications for exotic production forestry. 1. Soil resources and limitations to exotic forest growth. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 30: 54-69.

LAFFAN, M.D.; McQUEEN, D.J.; CHURCHMAN, G.J.; JOE, E.N. 1986: Soil resources of the Marlborough Sounds and implications for exotic production forestry. 2. Potential site disturbance and fine sediment production form various forest management practices. New Zealand Journal of Forestry 30: 70 86.

LAFFAN, M.D.; DALY, B.K.; WHITTON, J.S. 1986: Podzolised soils on hilly and steep land near Tennyson Inlet, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand: Classification and relation to land form, slope and altitude. Australian Journal of Soil Research 24: 115-133.

LAFFAN, M.D.; SMITH, S.M. 1986: Soils of Roturna, Fiji. New Zealand Soil Survey Report 69.

WALLS, G.Y.; LAFFAN, M.D. 1986: Native vegetation and soil patterns in the Marlborough Sounds. New Zealand Journal of Botany 24: 293-313.

PURDIE, B.R.; LAFFAN, M.D.; SHEPHERD, T.G. 1987: Soil map of Wainigata Agricultural Research Station, Vanua Levu, Fiji. New Zealand Soil Bureau Map 214. Part of New Zealand Soil Survey Report.

LAFFAN, M.D.; SUTHERLAND, R.S. 1988: Treatment of tunnel gully erosion in loess colluvium on the Wither Hills, New Zealand. Pp 81 90 in Eden, D.N. and Furkert, RJ. (eds); Loess. Its distribution, geology and soils. Proceedings of an International Symposium on Loess, New Zealand, 14 21 February 1987. A.A. Balkerna. 245p.

LAFFAN, M.D. 1988: Soils and land use on the Atherton Tableland, North Queensland. CSIRO Aust. Div. Soils, Soils and Land Use Series No. 61.

LAFFAN, M.D. 1988: Soils of Legalega Agricultural Research Station, Viti Levu, Fiji. New Zealand Soil Survey Report 77. 28p.

LAFFAN, M.D. 1988: Soils of Seaqaqa Agricultural Research Station, Vanua Levu, Fiji. New Zealand Soil Survey Report 79. 29 p.

LEE, R.; DALY, B.K.; CAMPBELL, I.B.; LAFFAN, M.D. 1988: The occurrence of allophane in two high country altitudinal soil sequences on greywacke in the Nelson/Blenheim area, South Island, New Zealand. Abstracts for the National Soils Conference, Canberra, A.C.T. 9-12 May 1988.

LAFFAN, M.D.; DALY, B.K.; WHITTON, J.S. 1989: Soil patterns in weathering, clay translocation and podzolisation on hilly and steep land at Port Underwood, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand: Classification and relation to land form and altitude. Catena 16: 251-268.

LAFFAN, M.D. 1990: Soils of the lower Wairau. Pp 63 74 in Rae, S.N. and Tozer, C.G. (eds); Water and soil resources of the Wairau. Volume 3, Land and soil resources. Nelson Marlborough Regional Council. 206 p.

LAFFAN, M.D.; VINCENT, K.W. 1990: Soils of the Blenheim Renwick district. Pp 77-102 in Rae, S.N. and Tozer, C.G. (eds); Water and soil resources of the Wairau. Volume 3, Land and soil resources. Nelson Marlborough Regional Council. 206p.

GRANT, J.C; LAFFAN, M.D. 1991 (abstract): Use of a geographic information system in the mapping and classification of soils for suitability for wood production in Tasmania. In 'Productivity in Perspective' (Ed. P.J. Ryan) Pp 64. Third Aust. For. Soils and Nutr. Corif., Melbourne, 7-11 October 1991.

BROWN, G.; LAFFAN, M.D. 1993: Forest Soil Conservation Manual. Forestry Commission, Tasmania.

GRANT, J.C.; LAFFAN, M.D.; HILL, R.B. 1994: Use of a Geographical Information System in the Mapping of State Forest Soils in Tasmania. Tasforests 6, 51-59.

LAFFAN, M.D. 1994: A Methodology for Assessing and Classifying Site Productivity and Land Suitability for Eucalypt Plantations in Tasmania. Tasforests 6, 61-67.

LAFFAN, M.D.; GRANT, J.C.; HILL, R.B. 1994: How to Select Highly Productive and Suitable Land for Plantations Using Soil and Site Properties. Proceedings of the Australian Forest Growers Conference, Launceston, 2 5 May 1994, pp 95-100.

HILL, R.B., GRANT, J.C., LAFFAN, M.D. 1994: (Abstract) Improving Forest Management in Tasmania Using Soil Resource Information. Proceedings of the Australian Landcare Conference, Vol. 1, 6-9 September 1994.

GRANT, LC., LAFFAN, M.D., HILL, R.B., NEILSEN, W.A. 1995: Forest Soils of Tasmania. A Handbook for Identification and Management. Forestry Tasmania.

LAFFAN, M.D., GRANT, J.C., HILL, R.B. 1995: Soils of Tasmanian State Forest. 1 Pipers Sheet, NorthEast Tasmania. Soils Bulletin No. 1, Forestry Tasmania.

GRANT, J.C., LAFFAN, M.D., HILL, R.B. 1995: Soils of Tasmanian State Forests. 2 Forester sheet, NorthEast Tasmania. Soils Bulletin No. 2, Forestry Tasmania.

HILL, R.B., LAFFAN, M.D., GRANT, J.C. 1995: Soils of Tasmanian State Forests. 3 Forth sheet, NorthWest Tasmania. Soils Bulletin No. 3, Forestry Tasmania.

OSLER, G.H.R., WEST, P.W. and LAFFAN, M.D. 1996: Test of a System to Predict Productivity of Eucalypt Plantations in Tasmania. Aust. For. 59(2), 45-51.

LAFFAN, M.D., GRANT, J.C., HILL, R.B. 1996: A Method for Assessing the Erodibility of Tasmanian Forest Soils. Aust. J. Soil and Water Cons. 9(4), 16-22.

LAFFAN, M.D., GRANT, J.C. and HILL R.B. 1996: Forest Soils of North East Tasmania: Distribution, Properties and Constraints for Plantation Forestry. Pp 33- 43 in Mesobov R. (ed); 'Biogeography of northeast Tasmania'. Records of the Queen Victoria Museum, Launceston, No. 103.

COTCHING, W.E. and LAFFAN, M.D. 1996: (Abstract) Extending the profile in Tasmania. Australian and New Zealand National Soils Conference 1-4 July 1996, University of Melbourne. Vol 2, Oral papers, 51-52.

LAFFAN, M.D. and KINGSTON, T.K. 1997: Earthworms in some Tasmanian forest soils in relation to bioturbation and soil texture profile. Aust. J. Soil Res. 35, 1231-43.

LAFFAN, M. and NEILSEN, W. 1997: Soil mapping in Tasmania's State Forest. Tasforests 9, 77-84.

LAFFAN, M.D., GRANT, J. C., and HILL, R. B. 1998: Some properties of soils on sandstone, granite and dolerite in relation to dry and wet eucalypt forest types in northern Tasmania. Tasforests 10, 49-58.

LAFFAN, M.D., TUSON, D., and ROBERTSON, I. 1998: Soil observation strategies for assessing plantation potential in Circular Head District, north western Tasmania. Tasforests 10, 59-68.

PENNINGTON, P., LAFFAN, M., CHURCHILL, K., and LEWIS, R. 1999: impact of Major Snig Tracks on the Estimated Standing Volume of Wet Eucalyptus obliqua Forest in Southern Tasmania 17 years after Harvesting. Proceedings of 18th Biennial Conference of the Institute of Foresters of Australia, Hobart, Tasmania, 3-8  October 1999.

LAFFAN, M. 2001: A rapid field method for assessing site suitability for plantations in Tasmania's State forest. Tasforests 12, 83-103.

LAFFAN, M., JORDAN, G., and DUHIG, N. 2001. Impacts on site disturbance and soil properties resulting from cable logging wet eucalypt forests on steep slopes in north eastern Tasmania, Australia. Forest Ecology and Management 144: 91-99.

LAFFAN, M.D. 2001. Geology and soils of the Warra LTER Site: a preliminary description. Tasforests 13 (l): 23-29.

PENNINGTON, P., LAFFAN, M., LEWIS, R. and OTAHAL, P. 2001. Assessing the long term impacts of forest harvesting and high intensity broadcast burning on soil properties at the Warra LTER Site. Tasforests 13 (2); 291-301.

RYAN, P.J., HARPER, R., LAFFAN, M., BOOTH, T., and McKENZIE, N.J. 2002. Site assessment for farm forestry in Australia and its relationship to scale, productivity and sustainability. Forest Ecology and Management 171: 133-152.

LAFFAN, M., McINTOSH, P.D., and NEILSEN, W.A. 2003. Forest soils derived from granite in northern Tasmania: An overview of properties, distribution and management requirements. Tasforests 14:1-14.

LAFFAN, M., NAUGHTON, P., HETHERINGTON, S. and REES, S. 2003. Comparison of spot and strip cultivation on the early growth of Eucalyptus nitens and Pinus radiata in Tasmania. Tasforests 14:137-143.

LAFFAN, M. BAKER, T. and CHEN, S. (2003). Soils proposed for eucalypt plantations in southern China: Properties, distribution and management requirements. Pp 154-160 In "Eucalypts in Asia." Proceedings of an international conference held in Zhanjiang, Guangdong, People's Republic of China, 7-11 April 2003. (Ed. LW. Tumbull). ACIAR Proceedings No.111, 267p.

BAKER, T. LAFFAN, M., NEILSEN, W., ARNOLD, R. CHEN, S., ZHANG, R. XIANG, D. LIN, M. and LAN, H. (2003). Correlating eucalypt growth and nutrition and soil nutrient availability in the cooler Provinces of southern China. Pp 161 168 In "Eucalypts in Asia." Proceedings of an international conference held in Zhanjiang, Guangdong, People's Republic of China 7-11 April 2003. ACIAR Proceedings No. 111, 267p.

PENNINGTON, P. I and LAFFAN, M. (2004). Evaluation of the use of pre and post harvest bulk density measurements in wet Eucalyptus obliqua forest in southern Tasmania. Ecological Indicators 4: 39-54.

PENNINGTON, P. LAFFAN, M., LEWIS, R. and CHURCHILL, K. (2004). Impact of major snig tracks on the productivity of wet Eucalyptus obliqua forest in Tasmania measured 17 23 years after harvesting. Australian Forestry 67(l): 17-24.

McINTOSH, P. D. and LAFFAN, M. D. (In press). Soil erodibility and erosion hazard: extending these cornerstone soil conservation concepts to headwater streams in the forestry estate in Tasmania. Proceedings of the North American Forest Soils Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2003.

McINTOSH, P. D., LAFFAN, M. D. and HEWITT, A. (In press). The role of fire and nutrient loss in the genesis of the forest soils of Tasmania and southern New Zealand. Proceedings of the North American Forest Soils Conference, Toronto, Canada, August 2003.

LAFFAN, M., REES, S. AND APPIOLAZA, L. (In press). Effects of cultivation method on the early growth of Pinus radiata on a low quality site in north eastern Tasmania. Tasforests 16:

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