Alaric Mccarthy

Alaric Mccarthy
University of Otago · Centre for Sustainability

Marine Scientist and Socio-Ecological Researcher

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August 2018 - present
Cawthron Institute
Position
  • Researcher
December 2016 - present
Eco Research Associates Ltd
Position
  • Researcher
September 2011 - December 2015
University of Otago
Position
  • Assistant Research Fellow

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Publications (11)
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Forest health can be adversely affected by invasive organisms. Biosecurity measures to prevent the establishment of harmful invasive organisms at national points of entry (e.g., airports or shipping ports) are vital to protect forest health. Innovations in pest eradication technologies are being developed based on their efficiencies and effectivene...
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Motivation to improve commercial fishing technology is changing from 'how can we catch more fish' to 'how can we reduce the impact of fishing on the environment'. To implement new fisheries technologies and innovations, it is important to have sources of innovative ideas for improvement, and processes to allow the uptake and transition from old to...
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The size at the onset of maturity (SOM) was estimated for New Zealand scampi (Metanephrops challengeri) from data collated over 30 years from commercial and research trawls within four Fisheries Management Areas (FMAs). SOM for females were estimated using four methods; the size of smallest berried females, the size at which 50% of females bear egg...
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The dominance of automobility is giving rise to unsustainable outcomes, not least of which is its contribution to climate change. At the same time, business-as-usual transport systems are entering a period of turbulence as a result of influences such as new and disruptive technologies, intelligent systems, new business models, changing consumer exp...
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In this paper we present the findings of a qualitative investigation of change trends in urban freight deliveries. The empirical material was gathered with urban freight (courier) company managers and drivers in Aotearoa New Zealand. It presents personal accounts of the everyday lived experiences of those intimately involved in the delivery of good...
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New Zealand’s housing stock tends to be of low thermal quality that can adversely affect the health and well-being of occupants as well as costing more than necessary to heat. Householders need information and motivation to make material changes and adopt new practices to achieve warmer and more energy-efficient homes. This study compares two diffe...
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Our review concludes that organic standards need to account for a broader set of criteria in order to retain claims to ‘sustainability’. Measurements of the ecological, economic and social outcomes from over 96 kiwifruit, sheep/beef and dairy farms in New Zealand between 2004 and 2012 by The Agricultural Research Group on Sustainability (ARGOS) pro...
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1. Overfishing has the potential to adversely affect the ecological stability, economic value, social and spiritual integrity of a given area. Of these contexts, relatively little emphasis in literature is placed on the social and cultural consequences of overfishing and marine biodiversity loss. 2. New Zealand's fisheries management system is rega...
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Executive Summary Kaitiaki (environmental guardians) from across New Zealand have voiced deepening concerns about the depleted state of some in-shore fisheries and ecosystems. Recent studies reveal that many kaitiaki and other community members are dissatisfied with a diminishing abundance of some taonga (treasured) species. A Marine Cultural Healt...

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