Mid-winter group celebration

Here we are with family and friends – a year older – at the Greenspace for our annual lunch gathering. What a beautiful day!

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RadioNZ interviews

Louis has had a regular interview spot on RadioNZ speaking with Bryan Crump on a range of soils topics:

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Plantain starting to show its face at Troughton fram

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Youtube video on soil carbon NZ pastures

Louis gave a talk on managing soil carbon in grazed pastures: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtuJMagT9yo

This was during the Climate change conference hosted by NZAGRC.

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Graduation time for Jamie Millar MSc

Jamie graduated today gaining her MSc. Her thesis demonstrated carbon and nitrogen losses from irrigated pasture soils in comparison to adjacent dryland pastures. Great work!

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Congratulations to Jasmine and Dean

This weekend Jasmine married her long time partner Dean. A beautiful wedding party, day and ceremony.

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Jasmine and Dean

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Bioreactor research cake

20190417 140816 1Femke and family have sadly left New Zealand shores but before she left she brought us #researchcake

https://waiber.com/research-cake/ to top-off a wonderful PhD thesis.

 

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Congrats to Aaron

This week Aaron Wall had his first paper from his ongoing PhD accepted for publication in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. "Carbon budget of an intensively grazed temperate grassland with large quantities of imported supplemental feed". Looking forward to the published version

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Congrats to Femke

Femke had her PhD oral exam today and flew through and so now a Dr Rambags. Thanks to Jacqui Horswell (Massey Uni and MPI) for conducting an excellent oral exam.

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A visit to CIAT Colombia

I had an opportunity to participate in a joint Global Research Alliance and CIRCASA meeting focusing mostly on soil carbon as a mitigation tool against climate change. A wonderful location for us together formally and informally to discuss options and initiate the beginning of a refreshed research agenda. Photos are of the CIAT campus and Ngoni who took me and others on a tour of the facilities and around Cali.

 

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