Professor Louis Schipper
Qualifications: BSc MSc PhD Waikato, FNZSSS, FSSSA
Personal Website: http://waiber.com
Louis is an environmental biogeochemist with research interests in long-term changes in soil organic matter, nitrogen cycling with a focus on denitrification and nitrogen immobilisation, impacts of land use change, carbon fluxes and nutrient cycling in agricultural and indigenous ecosystems, including wetlands and soil microbial ecology. He teaches soil science at undergraduate and graduate levels. My resume is here.
Opportunities for postgraduate study
Louis is interested in a range of PhD and MSc projects examining cycling of carbon and nitrogen in soil and waterways. Major foci are to determine approaches that (i) decrease nitrogen entering waterways by manipulating denitrification, and (ii) sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into soil carbon below grazed pastures. A final area of interest is to understand how temperature controls soil biogeochemical processes using macro-molecular rate theory.
Further details can be found at my website.
We completed a special issue of the journal "Ecological Engineering" focusing on managing denitrification in human dominated ecosystems. The National Science Foundation in the United States put out a press release describing the issue.
Soil Carbon and Nitrogen
Wecking, A. R., Wall, A. M., Liáng, L. L., Lindsey, S. B., Luo, J., Campbell, D. I., & Schipper, L. A. (2020). Reconciling annual nitrous oxide emissions of an intensively grazed dairy pasture determined by eddy covariance and emission factors. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 287. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2019.106646
Schipper, L. A., Petrie, O. J., O'Neill, T. A., Mudge, P. L., Liáng, L. L., Robinson, J. M., & Arcus, V. L. (2019). Shifts in temperature response of soil respiration between adjacent irrigated and non-irrigated grazed pastures. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 285. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2019.106620
Ratcliffe, J. L., Campbell, D. I., Schipper, L. A., Wall, A. M., & Clarkson, B. R. (2019). Recovery of the CO2 sink in a remnant peatland following water table lowering. Science of The Total Environment, 134613. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134613
Maxwell, B. M., Birgand, F., Schipper, L. A., Christianson, L. E., Tian, S., Helmers, M. J., . . . Youssef, M. A. (2019). Increased Duration of Drying–Rewetting Cycles Increases Nitrate Removal in Woodchip Bioreactors. Agricultural & Environmental Letters, 4(1), 1-4. doi:10.2134/ael2019.07.0028
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