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.
Congrats to Aaron and Anne who graduated today covering carbon and nitrous oxide fluxes at paddock scales respectively.
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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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.