Not all hard work

Workshop are not all hard work and presentations. Louis had dinner with participants at the Our Greener World climate change in Frost Hill near Bristol.

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Visit to North Wyke farm and Cirencester

Louis visited Jenni Dungait (Rothamsted) and David Hopkins (Royal Agricultural University) who are pictured at the head of the Thames river.

Also pictured is the Uley Long Barrow (Hetty Pegler’s Tump), a partially reconstructed Neolithic chambered mound at least 5,000 years old.

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Radio interview on nitrogen cycling in soil

Louis now has a slot every three months on RadioNZ Nights with Bryan Crump to talk about aspects of soil science. His first interview on nitrogen cycling on soils is here.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nights/audio/201837339/science-louis-schipper

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Measuring the temperature dependence of soil repiration

Jasmine Robinson had a paper accepted in Biogeochemistry on a new method for measuring the temperature dependence of soil respiration!

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10533-017-0314-0

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Carbon storage cake

New pasture swards matter, full description at ​https://waiber.com/research-cake/

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Congradulations to Mahdiyeh

Today Mahdiyeh handed in her PhD thesis on the fate and controls of cadmium in New Zealand pasture soils! She explored the importance of soil types for cadmium storage, how irrigation alters cadmium distribution through the profile, and developed a new isotope technique to separate sources.

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Package from Germany

Today the Waiber team received a letter from Germany from our soon-to-be new PhD student Anne Wecking introducing herself to the team with photos and brief notes! Looking  forward to meeting her in person.

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