Filming with Rural Delivery

Louis, Aaron and Anne went out to Troughton farm to do some filming with Rural Delivery crew, Kirsty and Richard. Photo credit: Anne Wecking

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MMRT marsden funding success made the news!

With Vic Arcus and colleagues Bella Duncan (University of Victoria, Welington) and Liyin Liang (Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research) we were recently successful in obtaining a Marsden grant on temperature response of the biosphere.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/environment/news/article.cfm?c_id=39&objectid=12298321

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Lovely visit to Kaiate falls with Pa Ropata

Louis, Allycia and Thomas had a wonderful visit to Kaiate falls to look at possible sites for testing DGTs. We were hosted by Pa Ropata (Rob McGowan).

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More MSc submissions!

In further excellent news: Charlotte Roberton and Hannah Dougherty submitted their MSc thesis also.

Charlotte modelled options for reducing nitrate leaching on dairy farms identifying the important role that Plantain in the sward might play.

Hannah used diffusive gradients through thin films (DGT) to determine nitrate removal rates in a denitrifying bioreactor.

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Congrats to Jacob

Great news Jacob submitted his MSc thesis today. Jacob measured methane emissions using eddy covariance and chambers.

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Marsden success for MMRT work

We were very excited to be awarded Marsden funding looking at the temperature response of the biosphere with our close collaborator Vic Arcus

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Seminar at University of Melbourne

Louis gave a presentation at University at Melbourne hosted by Professor Deli Chen. Rewarded with a bottle of wine and a wonderful couple of meals! The wine was made by students under the supervision of viticulturists at Dookie campus of the University (around 210 km northeast of Melbourne). The wine is named after winemaker and lecturer Chris Barnes’ black Labrador Bert.

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Our logo unveiled

Welcome our logo designed by Charlotte Roberston, wonderful.

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Visit by Prof Chris Freeman

We hosted Chris Freeman (Bangor University) out to Moanatuatua peat bog

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How many languages can we speak?

Simple quizz of language diversity in the research group = 14

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