MSc Thesis: Spatial variation of hydrology in drained agricultural peatlands, and its influence on pasture production and greenhouse gas emissions
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. David Campbell
Georgia’s thesis focuses on investigating the controls on spatial and temporal variation of water table depth and soil moisture content within drained agricultural peatlands used for dairy farming in the Waikato Region. In addition, I am researching how these hydrological factors influence pasture production and greenhouse gas emissions, specifically CO2. Data are being collected from detailed hydrological transects and eddy covariance flux towers, at two sites with similar management practices but contrasting drainage designs.