Associate Professor David Campbell
Associate Professor (Earth Sciences)
Qualifications: BSc(Hons), PhD Otago
Personal Website: http://waiber.com
- Ratcliffe, Joshua (in progress). Carbon sequestration and biogeochemical cycling in damaged and pristine peatlands.
- Goodrich, Jordan (2015). Magnitude and controls on the net carbon balance of a New Zealand bog.
- Kalaugher, Electra (2015). Adaptation of New Zealand dairy farms to climate change: An integrated, farm-level analysis.
- Rutledge-Jonker, Susanna (2010). Carbon dioxide losses from terrestrial organic matter resulting from photodegradation and microbial respiration.
- Keyte Beattie, Alexandra (2014). The role of Empodisma robustum litter in CO2 exchange at Kopuatai bog.
- Sturgeon, Catherine (2013). Assessing dissolved organic carbon export from Kopuatai bog, New Zealand.
- Blyth, James (2011). Ecohydrological characterisation of Whangamarino wetland.
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.
Wall, A. M., Campbell, D. I., Mudge, P. L., Rutledge, S., & Schipper, L. A. (2019). Carbon budget of an intensively grazed temperate grassland with large quantities of imported supplemental feed. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 281, 1-15. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2019.04.019
Ratcliffe, J. L., Campbell, D. I., Clarkson, B. R., Wall, A. M., & Schipper, L. A. (2019). Water table fluctuations control CO<inf>2</inf> exchange in wet and dry bogs through different mechanisms. Science of the Total Environment, 655, 1037-1046. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.11.151
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
Pronger, J., Campbell, D. I., Clearwater, M. J., Mudge, P. L., Rutledge, S., Wall, A. M., & Schipper, L. A. (2019). Toward optimisation of water use efficiency in dryland pastures using carbon isotope discrimination as a tool to select plant species mixtures. Science of the Total Environment, 665, 698-708. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.02.014
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