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New QCL deployment

A new day, a new site. This time we will explore the full GHG budget of a maize crop that is then transitioned into two paddocks one with Plantain and one with Ryegrass/Clover.

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Congratulations to Charlotte Alster!

Congratulations to team member Charlotte on being awarded the Gene E. Likens Biogeosciences Junior Scientist Outstanding Publication award (https://www.esa.org/biogeosciences/awards/) from the Ecological Society of America for her 2020 Global Change Biology paper "Embracing a new paradigm for temperature sensitivity of … Continue reading

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Drone footage video of Kopouatai peat bog

Video by Georgie Glover-Clark of the eddy covariance tower out at Kopuatai peat bog. https://vimeo.com/560708202

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Introducing Dr Robinson

Congratulations to Jasmine who passed her PhD oral exam with flying colours and now Dr Robinson. A substantial contribution to understanding the temperature response of respiration in soil, dealing with a very difficult area of literature and experimentation.

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Two brand new PhDs

Congrats to Aaron and Anne who graduated today covering carbon and nitrous oxide fluxes at paddock scales respectively.

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Introducing Dr Wecking

Today we celebrated Dr Anne Wecking’s successful PhD oral exam. Big congratulations. Pictured are supervisors on left, Anne’s family beaming in from Germany in the middle and Anne with partner Tom on right.

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TV3 interview

Louis was interviewed on a recent published paper about a possible tipping point for global carbon cycle. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2021/01/climate-change-kiwi-led-study-finds-terrifying-tipping-point-possibly-only-20-years-away.html

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End of year celebration

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Waikato success at NZSSS awards

Celebrations. The University of Waikato and WaiBER had success at the recent NZSSS national awards: Manawa Huirama won best MSc thesis (Sir Theodore Rigg award). Femke Rambags won best PhD thesis (Morice Fieldes memorial award). Thomas Corbett won best PhD … Continue reading

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Newspaper article and video about our plantain study

Starring Aaron Wall – https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/123405095/this-pasture-plant-could-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions-on-nz-farms

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