PhD thesis: Paddock scale nitrous oxide emissions from grazed pastures: quantification and mitigation
Supervisors: Prof. Louis Schipper, Dave Campbell, Liyin Liang, Jiafa Luo
Anne’s PhD focuses on understanding nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions and its management from intensively grazed, pastoral land. Data for her work are collected using an eddy covariance flux tower coupled to a quantum cascade laser absorption spectrometer. At the farm scale, Anne aims to identify the response of N2O emissions to common management practices – i.e. fertilisation, pasture renewal and sward diversity. Her approach targets potential mitigation options for reducing New Zealand’s N2O emissions.