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Bjørn, A., Chandrakumar, C., Boulay, A-M., Doka, G., Fang, K., Gondran, N., Hauschild, M.Z., Kerkhof, A., King, H., Margni, M., McLaren, S., Mueller, C., Owsianiak, M., Peters, M., Roos, S., Sala, S, Sandin, G., Sim, S., Vargas-Gonzalez, M., & Ryberg, M. (2020). Review of life-cycle based methods for absolute environmental sustainability assessment and their applications. Environmental Research Letters, 15(08), 083001. Available here

Horrell, M., Shekar, A., & McLaren, S.J. (2020). Use of design of experiments to optimise the environmental performance of consumer products: a case study of showers and tapware in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference, 1, 1911-1920. 

Ghose A, McLaren SJ, Dowdell D 2020. Upgrading New Zealand’s existing office buildings – an assessment of life cycle impacts and its influence on 2050 climate change mitigation target. Sustainable Cities and Society, 57, 102134. 

Chandrakumar C, Malik A, McLaren SJ, Owsianiak M, Ramilan T, Jayamaha NP, Lenzen M 2020. Setting Better-Informed Climate Targets for New Zealand: The Influence of Value and Modeling Choices. Environmental Science & Technology

Chandrakumar C, McLaren SJ, Dowdell D, Jaques R 2020. A science-based approach to setting climate targets for buildings: The case of a New Zealand detached house. Building and Environment 169:106560

Chandrakumar, C., S. J. McLaren , A. Malik, T. Ramilan, and M. Lenzen. 2019. Understanding New Zealand's consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions: an application of multi-regional input-output analysis. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment.

Ghose, A., Pizzol, M., McLaren, SJ., Vignes, M., & Dowdell, D. (2019). Refurbishment of office buildings in New Zealand: identifying priorities for reducing environmental impacts. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. 24(8), 1480-1495.

Chandrakumar, C., S. J. McLaren, N. P. Jayamaha, and T. Ramilan . 2019. Absolute Sustainability-Based Life Cycle Assessment (ASLCA): A Benchmarking Approach to Operate Agri-food Systems within the 2°C Global Carbon Budget. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 23(4), 906-917.

Chandrakumar, C., A. Malik, S. J. McLaren, M. Lenzen, T. Ramilan, and N. P. Jayamaha. 2018. New Zealand Agri-Food Sector and Absolute Climate Impacts: An Application of Multi-Regional Input-Output Analysis. In 11th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food 2018 Thailand.

Elliot, T., McLaren, S.J., & Sims, R. (2018). Potential environmental impacts of electric bicycles replacing other transport modes in Wellington, New Zealand. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 16, 227-236.

Seidel-Sterzik, H.,McLaren, S.J., & Garnevska, E. (2018). A Capability Maturity Model for Life Cycle Management at the Industry Sector Level. Sustainability 10(7):2496.

Chandrakumar C., McLaren S.J. (2018). Exploring the Linkages Between the Environmental Sustainable Development Goals and Planetary Boundaries Using the DPSIR Impact Pathway Framework. In: Benetto E., Gericke K., Guiton M. (eds) Designing Sustainable Technologies, Products and Policies. Springer, Cham.

Seidel-Sterzik, H.,McLaren, S.J., & Garnevska, E. (2018). Effective Life Cycle Management In SMEs: Use of a Sector-Based Approach To Overcome BarriersSustainability 10(2):359.

Chandrakumar, C., & McLaren, S.J. (2018). Towards a Comprehensive Absolute Sustainability Assessment Method for Effective Earth System Governance: Defining Key Environmental Indicators Using an Enhanced-DPSIR Framework. Ecological Indicators 90, 577-583.

Pizzirani, S., McLaren,S.J., Seadon,J.K., Forster, M. E., Pohatu, P., Tangi Whaiora Porou,T., and Warmenhoven, T. (2018). The distinctive recognition of culture within LCSA: realising the quadruple bottom line. International Journal of LCA 23(3), pp. 663-682.Elliot, T., McLaren, S.J., & Sims, R. (2018). Potential environmental impacts of electric bicycles replacing other transport modes in Wellington, New Zealand. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 16, 227-236.

Wang, X., S. Ledgard, J. Luo, Y. Guo, Z. Zhao, L. Guo, S. Liu, N. Zhang, X. Duan, and L. Ma. (2018). Environmental impacts and resource use of milk production on the North China Plain, based on life cycle assessment. Science of The Total Environment 625: 486-495.

Payen, S., S. Falconer, and S. F. Ledgard. (2018). Water scarcity footprint of dairy milk production in New Zealand – A comparison of methods and spatio-temporal resolution. Science of The Total Environment 639: 504-515.

Minet, E. P., S. F. Ledgard, J. Grant, J. B. Murphy, D. J. Krol, G. J. Lanigan, J. Luo, and K. G. Richards. (2018). Feeding dicyandiamide (DCD) to cattle: An effective method to reduce N2O emissions from urine patches in a heavy-textured soil under temperate climatic conditions. Science of The Total Environment 615: 1319-1331.

Luo, J., S. F. Balvert, B. Wise, B. Welten, S. F. Ledgard, C. A. M. de Klein, S. Lindsey, and A. Judge. (2018). Using alternative forage species to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide from cattle urine deposited onto soil. Science of The Total Environment 610-611: 1271-1280.

Lu, Y., S. Payen, S. Ledgard, J. Luo, L. Ma, and X. Zhang. (2018). Components of feed affecting water footprint of feedlot dairy farm systems in Northern China. Journal of Cleaner Production 183: 208-219.

Lin, Y., G. Ye, D. Liu, S. Ledgard, J. Luo, J. Fan, J. Yuan, Z. Chen, and W. Ding. (2018). Long-term application of lime or pig manure rather than plant residues suppressed diazotroph abundance and diversity and altered community structure in an acidic Ultisol. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 123: 218-228.

Cayzer, J., K. N. Buckle, J. S. Munday, S. F. Ledgard, A. Heiser, and A. Thatcher. (2018). Systemic granulomatous disease in dairy cattle during a dicyandiamide feeding trial. New Zealand Veterinary Journal 66(2): 108-113.

Bai, Z., M. R. F. Lee, L. Ma, S. Ledgard, O. Oenema, G. L. Velthof, W. Ma, M. Guo, Z. Zhao, S. Wei, S. Li, X. Liu, P. Havlík, J. Luo, C. Hu, and F. Zhang. (2018). Global environmental costs of China's thirst for milk. Global Change Biology 24(5): 2198-2211.

Ghose, A., Pizzol, M., & McLaren, S.J. 2017. Consequential LCA modelling of office building refurbishment in New Zealand. Journal of Cleaner Production, 165, pp. 119-133

Sala, S., Anton, A., McLaren, S.J., Notarnicola, B., Saouter, E., & Sonesson, U. (2017). In quest of reducing the environmental impacts of food production and consumption. Journal of Cleaner Production 140: 387-398.

Ghose, A., McLaren, S.J., Dowdell, D., & Phipps, R. (2017). Environmental assessment of deep energy refurbishment for energy efficiency- a case study of an office building in New Zealand. Building and Environment 117: 274-287.

Notarnicola, B., Sala, S., Anton, A., McLaren, S.J., Saouter, E., & Sonesson, U. (2017).  The role of life cycle assessment in supporting sustainable agri-food systems: a review of the challenges. Journal of Cleaner Production 140: 399-409.

Chobtang, J., McLaren, S.J., Ledgard, S.F. & Donaghy, D.J. (2017). Environmental trade-offs associated with intensification methods in a pasture-based dairy system using prospective attributional Life Cycle Assessment. Journal of Cleaner Production, 143,1302-1312.

Chobtang, J., Ledgard, S.F., McLaren, S.J., & Donaghy, D.J. (2017). Life cycle environmental impacts of high and low intensification pasture-based milk production systems: a case study of the Waikato region, New Zealand. Journal of Cleaner Production, 140, 664-674.

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