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Associate Professor David Campbell

Wetland Ecohydrology

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) PhD Otago

Personal Website: http://waiber.com

Research Interests

My research contributes to the understanding of how ecosystems function, especially the way they exchange water, energy, carbon, and greenhouse gases with their atmospheric environment. I have predominantly worked within two groups of ecosystems: N.Z.’s globally distinctive peat wetlands; and our intensively managed agricultural systems. In the 1990’s I was an early adopter of micrometeorological methods for investigating the water and energy balances, then CO2 and CH4 exchanges, of wetlands. With colleagues, I then applied these methodologies to investigate whole-farm carbon balances as a way of understanding the impact of the intensive management of grazed farming systems on soil carbon stocks. We now use these approaches to study ecosystem-scale greenhouse gas exchanges while still focussing on the sensitivity of ecosystems (whether natural or managed) to disturbance regimes, climate extremes (e.g. drought), and environmental change.

Recent Publications

  • Ratcliffe, J., Andersen, R., Anderson, R., Newton, A., Campbell, D., Mauquoy, D., & Payne, R. (2017). Contemporary carbon fluxes do not reflect the long-term carbon balance for an Atlantic blanket bog. The Holocene, 095968361771568. doi:10.1177/0959683617715689 Open Access version: hdl:https://hdl.handle.net/10289/113

  • Kirschbaum, M. U. F., Schipper, L. A., Mudge, P. L., Rutledge, S., Puche, N. J. B., & Campbell, D. I. (2017). The trade-offs between milk production and soil organic carbon storage in dairy systems under different management and environmental factors. Science of the Total Environment, 577, 61-72. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.10.055

  • Rutledge, S., Wall, A. M., Mudge, P. L., Troughton, B., Campbell, D. I., Pronger, J., . . . Schipper, L. A. (2017). The carbon balance of temperate grasslands part II: The impact of pasture renewal via direct drilling. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 239, 132-142. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2017.01.013

  • Goodrich, J. P., Campbell, D. I., & Schipper, L. A. (2017). Southern Hemisphere bog persists as a strong carbon sink during droughts. Biogeosciences, 14 pages. doi:10.5194/bg-2017-97 Open Access version: hdl:https://hdl.handle.net/10289/113

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Contact Details

Email: davec@waikato.ac.nz
Room: FG.3.02
Phone: +64 7 858 5189