Professor David Norton

Professor David Norton

David Norton is a professor at Te Kura Ngahere | School of Forestry at the University of Canterbury. He has taught and researched the ecology and conservation of New Zealand’s native biodiversity for over 35 years. In the last couple of decades, David’s research has focused on enhancing native biodiversity within farming systems through remnant management, restoration and management planning, including publication of a 2013 book ‘Nature and Farming’ with an Australian colleague. David works closely with sector groups such as Beef+Lamb NZ and NZ Merino and has written the biodiversity section for the refreshed Beef+Lamb NZ Farm Plan that will replace the current land environment plans early in 2021.