Welcome to WaiBER

Waikato Biogeochemistry and Ecohydrology waiber logo v2Research

A research team led by Louis Schipper, Dave Campbell, Aaron Wall and Tanya O’Neill. We collaborate closely on a variety of projects covering soil quality, carbon exchange and budgets in pastures and wetlands and nitrogen removal from agricultural ecosystems.

Our focus is to use carbon budgets as an indicator of ecosystem sustainability and to identify ways in which to increase soil carbon content and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

We also have an interest in nitrogen cycling and are specifically focused on manipulating environmental conditions to enhance microbial processes to reduce nitrate and nitrous oxide losses to water and the atmosphere, respectively.

Together with Vic Arcus, we are developing and testing new theories about how biological systems (from single enzymes to ecosystems) respond to changes in temperature with a specific focus on macro-molecular rate theory (MMRT).

On our webpage you can find:

Group (plus some visitors) photo 2020 who could make the Zoom meeting


Group photo 2019 (minus some folks who are busy researching, travelling, etc…)

group photo 2019

Group photo 2017 (minus some folks who are busy researching, travelling, etc…)


Group in 2016 (minus some folks who are busy researching, travelling, etc…)

13 april 2016

The team 2016

Note that the ideas/descriptions/opinions (and other legal mumbo-jumbo) on these pages are ours and may not reflect those of the University of Waikato.