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USD 105 /hr
Hire Dr. Barbara H.
New Zealand
USD 105 /hr

Spatial analyst with environment and sustainability experience, especially forestry (25+yrs)

Profile Summary
Subject Matter Expertise
Writing Technical Writing, Newswriting
Data & AI Statistical Analysis, Data Visualization
Work Experience

Pricipal Analyst


March 2018 - Present

Principal Analyst


March 2018 - Present

Senior Scientist


June 1991 - February 2018

Project leader (Hydrographic software)

Trimble Navigation Ltd

1988 - 1991

Analyst programmer

Siemens AG

1982 - 1984



University of Auckland

May 2012 - September 2018

MSc (Mathematical Statistics)

University of Cape Town

1986 - 1987

BSc Hons

University of South Africa

January 1985 - December 1985

BSc (Science)

University of KwaZulu-Natal

1978 - 1981

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Bayne, K.M., Höck, B.K., Spence, H.R., Crawford, K.A., Payn, T.W., Barnard, T.D.(2015). New Zealand school children’s perceptions of local forests and the Montréal Process Criteria and Indicators: comparing local and international value systems . New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science. 45. (1). p. 1-17.
Hock, B.K.(2013). Value-driven sustainable forest management in New Zealand . International Journal of Environmental Sustainability. 8. (4). p. 71-85.
Hock, B., Payn, T.(2013). Visualising information: The potential to communicate sustainability . New Zealand Journal of Forestry. 57. (4). p. 27-31.
Hock, B.K., Blomqvist, L., Hall, P., Jack, M., Möller, B., Wakelin, S.J.(2012). Understanding forest-derived biomass supply with GIS modelling . Journal of Spatial Science. 57. (2). p. 213-232.
Swaffield, S., Hock, B.(2012). Can we still see the wood for the trees? Landscape visualisation in forestry . New Zealand Journal of Forestry. 57. (3). p. 25-30.
Smaill, S.J., Clinton, P.W., Höck, B.K.(2011). A nutrient balance model (NuBalM) to predict biomass and nitrogen pools in Pinus radiata forests . Forest Ecology and Management. 262. (2). p. 270-277.
Watt, M.S., Palmer, D.J., Höck, B.K.(2011). Spatial description of potential areas suitable for afforestation within New Zealand and quantification of their productivity under Pinus radiata . New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science. 41. p. 115-129.
Hock, B.(2010). Demonstrating sustainability . New Zealand Journal of Forestry. 55. (1).
Watt, M.S., Palmer, D.J., Kimberley, M.O., Höck, B.K., Payn, T.W., Lowe, D.J.(2010). Development of models to predict Pinus radiata productivity throughout New Zealand . Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 40. (3). p. 488-499.
Palmer, D.J., Watt, M.S., Kimberley, M.O., Hock, B.K., Payn, T.W., Lowe, D.J.(2010). Mapping and explaining the productivity of Pinus radiata in New Zealand . New Zealand Journal of Forestry. 55. (1). p. 15-21.
Palmer, D.J., Höck, B.K., Kimberley, M.O., Watt, M.S., Lowe, D.J., Payn, T.W.(2009). Comparison of spatial prediction techniques for developing Pinus radiata productivity surfaces across New Zealand . Forest Ecology and Management. 258. (9). p. 2046-2055.
Hock, B., Payn, T., Clinton, P., Turner, J.(2009). Towards green markets for New Zealand plantations . New Zealand Journal of Forestry. 54. (1). p. 9-18.
Brockerhoff, E.G., Shaw, W.B., Hock, B., Kimberley, M., Paul, T., Quinn, J., Pawson, S.(2008). Re-examination of recent loss of indigenous cover in New Zealand and the relative contributions of different land uses . New Zealand Journal of Ecology. 32. (1). p. 115-126.
Collerton, H., Hock, B., Hawke, R., Payn, T.(2008). Digital terrain modelling for site productivity assessment and stand management in plantation forestry . New Zealand Journal of Forestry. 53. (1). p. 33-41.
Murphy, G., Marshall, H., Hock, B.(2005). Meeting order-book constraints by adaptive control of bucking on harvesters . USDA Forest Service - General Technical Report PNW. (656). p. 239-247.
Palmer, D.J., Lowe, D.J., Payn, T.W., Höck, B.K., McLay, C.D.A., Kimberley, M.O.(2005). Soil and foliar phosphorus as indicators of sustainability for Pinus radiata plantation forestry in New Zealand . Forest Ecology and Management. 220. (1-3). p. 140-154.
Fairweather, J., Hock, B.(2004). Forestry stakeholders' priorities for sustainable forest management research . New Zealand Journal of Forestry. 49. (2). p. 24-27.
Hock, B., Hay, E.(2003). Forest certification in New Zealand: How are we doing? . New Zealand Journal of Forestry. 47. (4). p. 17-23.
Goulding, C.J., Trotter, C.M., Hock, B.K., Hitchcock, S.(2000). Determining the location of trees and their log products within a stand . New Zealand Journal of Forestry. 45. (1). p. 34-39.
Payn, T.W., Hill, R.B., Höck, B.K., Skinner, M.F., Thorn, A.J., Rijkse, W.C.(1999). Potential for the use of GIS and spatial analysis techniques as tools for monitoring changes in forest productivity and nutrition, a New Zealand example . Forest Ecology and Management. 122. (1-2). p. 187-196.