Joss Ratcliffe

Carbon dynamics in restiad peatlands across different timescales

PhD research within the School of Science


Research duration:
2015—2019 (4 year/s)

What were the highlights of your time at the University of Waikato?

Getting to work on some really exciting topics and unraveling the mysteries of New Zealand's ecosystems. Waikato has some really great support staff and some excellent facilities, like the Eddy Covariance towers, radiocarbon dating laboratory and the ICP-MS (a type of mass spectrometry that uses inductively coupled plasma to ionize a sample).

Where are you currently working and what is your role?

I am working in Umeå, Sweden as a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

If you got the chance to study again, what would you do differently?

Not much! I really enjoyed my experience at Waikato and it also provided me with what I needed for a career in research. Making connections with others in the department is important, so I would say getting to know people outside of your research group is an important thing to do early on. Time in the tea-room is time well spent!

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