congrats to Thomas Corbett

Thomas, former WaiBER member, was awarded a Rutherford Postdoctoral Fellowship.
https://www.royalsociety.org.nz/news/highly-sought-after-postdoctoral-fellowships-and-phd-scholarship-awarded

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Quizz night with former WaiBER students

We have been on a winning streak lately but unfortunately not last night.

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Collecting Empodisma and Sporadanthus

A lovely day collecting peat-forming plants with Margaret Barbour and Dave Campbell

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Ready for submission

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!

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Happy graduation

Congratulations to Ally and Alice on graduating with 1st class honours. Great work!

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Look what arrived

Brand new completed and bound PhD thesis by Dr Thomas Corbett

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Double celebration!

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!

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Congrats to Dr Corbett

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!

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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 soil microbes".

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