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Associate Professor David Campbell

David Campbell

Associate Professor (Earth Sciences)

Qualifications: BSc(Hons), PhD Otago

Personal Website: http://waiber.com

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

PhD

  • Ratcliffe, Joshua (2020). 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.

MSc(Research)

  • Glover-Clark, Georgia (2020). Spatiotemporal variability of hydrology in Moanatuatua drained peatland, and its influence on CO2 emissions and surface oscillations.
  • Douglas, Callum (2019). Ecohydrological characterisation of Otakairangi Wetland, Northland.

MSc

  • 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.

MEnvSc

  • Hamill, Jacob (2020). Methane Emission hotspots from a drained peat soil dairy grazing.
  • Daws, Constance (2019). Factors contributing to the unnaturally low water table of Moanatuatua Scientific Reserve, Waikato, New Zealand.

BSc(Hons)

  • Elliott, Sarah (2018). The impact of drainage design on the water table regime and soil moisture content in Waikato agricultural peat soil.

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. L., Lowe, D. J., Schipper, L. A., Gehrels, M. J., French, A. D., & Campbell, D. I. (2020). Rapid carbon accumulation in a peatland following Late Holocene tephra deposition, New Zealand. Quaternary Science Reviews, 246, 14 pages. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106505 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/13810

  • 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

  • Wall, A. M., Campbell, D. I., Morcom, C. P., Mudge, P. L., & Schipper, L. A. (2020). Quantifying carbon losses from periodic maize silage cropping of permanent temperate pastures. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 301, 11 pages. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2020.107048

  • Cleverly, J., Vote, C., Isaac, P., Ewenz, C., Harahap, M., Beringer, J., . . . Grover, S. P. P. (2020). Carbon, water and energy fluxes in agricultural systems of Australia and New Zealand. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 287, 16 pages. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.107934

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Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: FG.3.02
Phone: +64 7 858 5189