Troughton farm visit by PGGRC

Had an excellent visit to our field site by board members from PGGRC board members Andrew Morrison and Gavin Sheath and General Manager Mark Aspin.


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congrats to Sheree

Sheree Balvert was awarded the Bert Quinn award in recognition as a PhD in their final year most likely to contribute to New Zealand Soil Science.

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Congrats to Jasmine and Sam

A slightly late congratulations to two members of WaiBER for awards from the New Zealand Society of Soil Science.

  • Sam McNally was awarded the Morice Fieldes Award for most meritorious PhD thesis 2016
  • Jasmine Robinson was awarded the Sir Theodore Rigg award for best masterate thesis 2016.

Sam is currently a postdoc at Plant and Food while Jasmine is conducting a PhD at Waikato University.

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Epic sunset at QCL site

Field research can be beautiful. Pictured is our quantum cascade laser for measuring nitrous oxide. Photos by Anne Wecking.

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Another pub from Jordan’s PhD thesis

Goodrich, J; Campbell, D.I.; Schipper L.A. (2017) Southern hemisphere bog persists as a strong carbon sink during droughts. Biogeosciences, 14, 4563-4576.

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Our new N2O laser makes national news

At about 4:27 minutes:

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Mooncakes for Chinese Autumn festival


Mooncakes for Chinese Autumn festival handmade by Liyin for group meeting!


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