Professor Troy Baisden

Troy Baisden

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in Lake and Freshwater Science

Qualifications: PhD 2000 University of California, Berkeley

About Troy

Read Troy's recent article in The Conversation.

Troy Baisden specialises in understanding the flow of nutrients, water and carbon through terrestrial ecosystems and resulting impacts in freshwater. He spent the last decade at GNS Science’s National Isotope Centre, ensuring New Zealand has access to challenging isotope techniques combined with the ‘big-picture’ understanding required to apply them to the nation’s most important environmental issues. This has involved sophisticated instrumental techniques, yet the most crucial understanding often evolves from large scale environmental economic data, viewed in a policy, social and cultural context. Troy wants to see science enable innovative approaches to water management that create flexibility and efficiency beyond what conventional environmental regulation offers. He has an interest in analytics and science policy as they relate to addressing global change issues. He holds a PhD from the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also an Investigator in Te Pūnaha Matatini, the Centre of Research Excellence on networks and complexity. He now leads the Lakes Ecosystem Research New Zealand (LERNZ) group.

You can follow Troy's personal social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, and his "Land2Water" blog.

Recent Publications

  • Wells, N. S., Clough, T. J., Johnson-Beebout, S. E., Elberling, B., & Baisden, W. T. (2019). Effects of denitrification and transport on the isotopic composition of nitrate (δ<sup>18</sup>O, δ<sup>15</sup>N) in freshwater systems. Science of the Total Environment, 651, 2228-2234. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.065

  • Ratternbury, M., Martin, A., Baisden, W. T., Turnbull, R., & Rogers, K. (2018). Geochemical baseline soil surveys for understanding element and isotope variation across New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. doi:10.1080/00288233.2018.1426616

  • Lee, J. -E., Song, S., Cho, E., Jang, H. J., Jung, H., Lee, H. -Y., . . . Lee, J. E. (2018). Weight change and risk of uterine leiomyomas: Korea Nurses’ Health Study. Current Medical Research and Opinion, 1-7. doi:10.1080/03007995.2018.1462783

  • Bertler, N. A. N., Conway, H., Dahl-Jensen, D., Emanuelsson, D. B., Winstrup, M., Vallelonga, P. T., . . . Zhang, X. (2018). The Ross Sea Dipole - temperature, snow accumulation and sea ice variability in the Ross Sea region, Antarctica, over the past 2700 years. Climate of the Past, 14(2), 193-214. doi:10.5194/cp-14-193-2018

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Climate; Environment; Globalisation; Natural Resources

Biogeochemistry; Ecosystem Science; Freshwater

Contact Details

Room: R.2.22
Phone: +64 7 838 4055