Kevin Tate

AuthorKevin Tate

Kevin is a semi-retired scientist who has led development as a Research Associate at Landcare Research in Palmerston North. Kevin is a Fellow of The Royal Society of New Zealand, and began his research on climate change in 1970 at DSIR with the (then) Soil Bureau. Kevin was awarded the Marsden Medal in 2005 for his research on climate change, and the inaugural L.J McCraw Medal in 2012 for his contribution to soil science.

Harnessing Super-Methanotrophs

Agriculture accounts for about 18% of global methane emissions, but in New Zealand agricultural methane emissions make up 38% of our total greenhouse gas emissions, mainly from enteric fermentation and manure management, (about 97 and 3% respectively). This is why there is a continuing need here for research to find ways of reducing our agricultural emissions. While good progress is being made...

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