A lovely day collecting peat-forming plants with Margaret Barbour and Dave Campbell
Congrats to Reza who is getting ready to hit the submit button on his PhD thesis. Done in three years with several papers under consideration with journals!
Joss Ratcliffe won the Morice Fieldes Award (NZ Society of Soil Science) for the most meritorious PhD thesis of 2020 for his thesis: “Carbon dynamics in restiad peatlands across different timescales.”
Kris Numa won the Sir Theodore Rigg award for best masterate thesis in 2020 for her thesis: “The temperature response of soil respiration from labile and stable carbon.”
Huge congratulations to them both!
Thomas had his PhD oral exam today. He did a superb job defending his thesis and answering questions across a wide range of topics both inside and outside of his thesis area. Huge congratulations!
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.
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 soil microbes".
Video by Georgie Glover-Clark of the eddy covariance tower out at Kopuatai peat bog. https://vimeo.com/560708202
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.