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 entering 3rd year.
Annabelle Carrington best 3rd yr student in soil science.

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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

University of Waikato research officer Aaron Wall holding some of the plantain leaves growing in the trial paddock.

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Soil carbon podcast interview with Sarah’s Country

Louis had an opportunity to speak with Sarah on her podcast “Sarah’s Country” about soil carbon.

Video: https://youtu.be/AVmHrSZg1uY

Podcast: https://bit.ly/34dxx0U

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Our latest member

Welcome to Everlyn, our newest member

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Long time connections

One of the wonderful aspects of teaching is seeing former student’s success. Florian Brinkmann came from Germany to undertake Master’s level courses in 2005/2006 and visited while the country with his family. After a number of careers, Flo is now integral in establishing a venture capital fund for sustainable start-ups with a strong ecological impact – Planet A.

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Television appearance

Our work on paddock scale nitrous oxide and carbon balance measurements appeared on

Rural delivery series 15, episode 8 June 6 2020

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New video on soil quality

Alumni Sheree Balvert (Ballance Feartliser) teamed up with Louis to make a short video on soil quality/health.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh0BMWzLJTA&feature=youtu.be

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