Journal Articles: Peer-Reviewed

Chobtang, J., Ledgard, S.F., McLaren, S.J., Zonderland-Thomassen, M., & Donaghy, D.J. (2016).  Appraisal of environmental profiles of pasture-based milk production: a case study of dairy farms in the Waikato region, New ZealandInternational Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 21(3), 311-325. DOI 10.1007/s11367-016-1033-9.
Gentile, R.M, Perie, E., Muller, K., Deurer, M., Mason, K., van den Dijssel, C., Clothier, B.E., Holmes, A., Hardie, M. & McLaren, S.J. (2016). Quantifying the potential contribution of soil carbon to orchard carbon footprintsActa Horticulturae, 1112: 461-466.
Hiroki, S., Garnevska, E.,& McLaren, S. (2016) Consumer perceptions about local food in New Zealand, and the role of life cycle-based environmental sustainability. J Agri Environ Ethics  DOI 10.1007/s10806-016-9616-9
McLaren, S.J. (2016). Life Cycle Management: A New Way of Doing Business. Acta Horticulturae, 1112: 387-394.
Garnevska, E., S.J. McLaren and S. Hiroki. (2014). Yealands Wine Group: Balancing Business and SustainabilityInternational Food and Agribusiness Management Review, 17(4): 237-257.
Pizzirani, S., McLaren, S.J. & Seaddon, J.  (2014).  "Is there a place for culture in life cycle sustainability assessment?". International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment (2014). DOI: 10.1007/s11367-014-0722-5.
Coelho, C.R.V. & McLaren, S.J. (2013). "Rethinking a product and its function using LCA - experiences of New Zealand manufacturing companies". International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 18/4, p872-880. DOI: 10.1007/s11367-012-0526-4.
Herath, I., Green, S., Singh, R., Horne, D., van deer Zijpp, S., & Clothier, B.E. 2013. Water footprinting of agricultural products: a hydrological assessment for the water footprint of New Zealand’s wines. Journal of Cleaner Production, 41: 232-243.

Herath, I., Green, S., Horne, D., Singh, R., McLaren, S., & Clothier, B., 2013. Water footprinting of agricultural products: Evaluation of different protocols using a case study of New Zealand wine. Journal of Cleaner Production, 44: 159-167.

Herath, I., Green, S., Horne, D., Singh, R., & Clothier, B. 2013. Measuring water and nutrient dynamics to quantify and reduce the water footprint of potato cultivation. Agricultural Water Management, under review.

Herath, I., Green, S., Horne, D., Singh, R., & Clothier, B. 2013. The water footprint of potato production: a hydrological assessment using measurement and modeling. Agricultural Water Management, under review.

McDevitt, J E, Langer, E R, Leckie, A C. (2013). Community engagement and environmental life cycle assessment of Kaikôura’s biosolid reuse options. Sustainability, Issue 5. Pg 242-255. doi:10.3390/su5010242

Reisinger, A. & Ledgard, S. 2013. Impact of greenhouse gas metrics on the quantification of agricultural emissions and farm-scale mitigation strategies: a New Zealand case study. Environmental Research Letters 8: 8p.


Basset-Mens, C., Keliher, F.M., Ledgard, S., & Cox, N. (2009). "Uncertainty of Global Warming Potential for milk production on a New Zealand farm and implications for decision making". International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 14:630-638
Deurer, M.,  Müller, K., Kim, I., Young, I.,  Jun, G-I., and Clothier, B.E. 2012.  "Can moderate compaction increase soil carbon sequestration? A case study in a soil under a wheel track". Geoderma 183-184: 74-79.
Flysjö, A., Cederberg, C., Henriksson, M. and Ledgard, S.F. 2012. "The interaction between milk and beef production and emissions from land use change – critical considerations in life cycle assessment and carbon footprint studies of milk". Journal of Cleaner Production 28: 134-142.
McDevitt, J.E., Love, S., R, Seadon, J., K., Allison, R., W. 2012. "An evaluation of alternative water footprint methodologies using an indicative tissue paper supply chain". APPITA Journal 65(2), 159-164.

McDevitt, J.E., Moore, D., Lamm, F., McDonnell, N. 2012. "Estimating injurious impact in construction life cycle assessments: A prospective study". International Journal of Construction Supply Chain Management, 2(1), 46-54.

Zonderland-Thomassen, M.A. and Ledgard, S.F. 2012. "Water footprinting – A comparison of methods using New Zealand dairy farming as a case study". Agricultural Systems 110: 30-40.


Deurer, M., Clothier, B., Huh, K-Y., Jun, G-I., Kim, I., and Kim, D. 2011.  "Trends and interpretation of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Carbon Footprinting of Fruit Products: Focused on Kiwifruits in Gyeongnam Region". Korean Journal of Horticultural Science & Technology 29(5):1-18.

Flysjö A., Henriksson, M., Cederberg, C., Ledgard, S and Englund, J.E. 2011. "The impact of various parameters on the carbon footprint of milk production in New Zealand and Sweden". Agricultural Systems 104: 459-469.

Flysjö A., Cederberg, C., Henriksson, M. and Ledgard, S. 2011. "How does co-product handling affect the Carbon Footprint of milk? – case study of milk production in New Zealand and Sweden". International Journal of LCA 16: 420-430.

Herath, I., Deurer, M., Horne, D., Singh, R., and Clothier, B. 2011. "The water footprint of hydroelectricity: A methodological comparison from a case study in New Zealand". Journal of Cleaner Production (2011), doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2011.05.007. Click here for PDF.

Ledgard, S.F., Lieffering, M., Coup, D. and O’Brien, B. 2011. "Carbon footprinting of New Zealand lamb from an exporting nations perspective". Animal Frontiers 1: 27-32.

McDevitt, J.E., Milà i Canals, L. 2011. "Can life cycle assessment be used to evaluate plant breeding objectives to improve supply chain sustainability? "International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, 9(4), 484-494.

2010 and older

Basset-Mens, C., Ledgard, S., and Boyes, M. 2009."Eco-efficiency of intensification scenarios for milk production in New Zealand". Ecological Economics. 68:1615-1625.

Ledgard, S.F., Schils, R., Eriksen, J., and Luo, J. 2009. "Environmental impacts of grazed clover/grass pastures". Irish Journal of Agricultural Research. 48:209-266.