The role of NZAGRC Science Leadership Team (SLT) is to play a key part in the development, implementation and monitoring of all of the Centre’s science programmes and strategies. It consists of respected New Zealand-based researchers with excellent science credentials accompanied by strong leadership, communication, strategic and inter-personal skills with expertise in those areas of science covered in the NZAGRC Strategy and Science Plan.
Membership is agreed by the Steering Group and includes the NZAGRC Principal Investigators in addition to the NZAGRC Director and NZAGRC Operations Manager.
Dr Graeme Attwood
Dr Cecile DeKlein
Professor Hong Di
Dr Robyn Dynes
Dr Peter Janssen
Dr David Whitehead
Science leadership & capability building
The NZAGRC is committed to providing opportunities for researchers to be trained and work with leading experts in New Zealand. Some students go on to continue their studies or enter a postdoctoral position under guidance from NZAGRC science leaders, other enter into industry based positions.
The NZAGRC supports more than 50 researchers and students by providing funding via its core research programme or via its student scholarships programme.
Below are profiles of our scientists and past students.
Honours Student: Daniel Martin-Hendrie
Daniel Martin-Hendrie is a fourth year agricultural science student at Lincoln University. Under the supervision of Professor Tim Clough, Daniel is investigating DCD and ammonium in a lowland Canterbury Stream and what effect stream bed sediments, aquatic plants, and aeration regime have on their fate in a mesocosm study.
Daniel is a rural South Cantabrian whose discovered his interest in soil science once he started studying at Lincoln University. He is co-president of the Lincoln University Soil Society and is aiming for a career focused on rural soil management.