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dc.contributor.authorLowe, David J.en_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBalks, Megan R.en_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-18T22:19:20Z
dc.date.available2018-05-30en_NZ
dc.date.available2019-02-18T22:19:20Z
dc.date.issued2018en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationLowe, D. J., & Balks, M. R. (2018). Pedological and some other soil-related activities within the Earth sciences discipline at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand − the first 50 years (1969-2018). New Zealand Soil News, 66(2), 27–60.en
dc.identifier.issn1178-8968en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/12342
dc.description.abstractWe outline teaching and research activities relating to pedology and soil survey, and some other soil-related work involving geomechanics, both in New Zealand and Antarctica, carried out by staff and students in the Earth Sciences discipline at the University of Waikato for the 50-year period from 1969 to 2018. Key features include: (i) the insightful multi-disciplinary approach using a new Earth sciences’ framework that was enacted at the outset by founding professor John D. McCraw and colleagues Michael J. Selby and Harry S. Gibbs in particular; (ii) the development of teaching and research strengths in pedology, especially involving tephra-derived soils and soil stratigraphy in the central North Island, and the concomitant advancement of prowessness in Quaternary tephrostratigraphy and tephrochronology; (iii) the development of expertise in slope studies and rock and soil mechanics (geomechanics, engineering geology), with specialist advancements regarding pyroclastic and associated reworked deposits and altered products; (iv) pathfinding research involving classical soil surveying and the subsequent growth of the use of GIS and geostatistical tools, which aided the eventual development of digital soil mapping beyond the university, and their application to a wide range of disciplines including geomorphology, sustainable plantation forestry, agriculture, and horticulture; (v) growth of expertise in multiple aspects of studies on wetlands (peatlands, lakes), and in environmental and carbon- and nitrogen-flux based research; (vi) pioneering and enduring research in Antarctica including soil surveying and studies on human impacts; and (vii) the successful development of an effective postgraduate school encompassing pedology, soil science, and geomechanics (amongst other disciplines). Waikato students have received around one half of the New Zealand Society of Soil Science annual awards for ‘best masterate thesis’, and around one third for ‘best doctoral thesis’ since 1976. In addition, staff and students in the department have led or contributed to many regional, national, and international conferences and associated field trips involving soils or Earth sciences, to the development of the “New Zealand Soil Classification”, and to the discipline of pedology in many other ways including serving as editors and in professional societies.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Society of Soil Scienceen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttps://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=3c3c5fd438&view=lg&msg=163aede797dc6e4c
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: New Zealand Soil News. Used with permission.
dc.subjectpedologyen_NZ
dc.subjectsoil scienceen_NZ
dc.subjecthistory of soil scienceen_NZ
dc.subjectsoil surveyen_NZ
dc.subjectgeomechanicsen_NZ
dc.subjectAntarctic soil surveyen_NZ
dc.subjecttephrochronologyen_NZ
dc.subjectpeatlandsen_NZ
dc.subjectvolcanic ashen_NZ
dc.subjecttephraen_NZ
dc.subjectHamilton Ashen_NZ
dc.subjectKauroa Ashen_NZ
dc.subjectUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
dc.subjectEarth sciences at Waikato Universityen_NZ
dc.subjectJohn D McCrawen_NZ
dc.subjectMichael J Selbyen_NZ
dc.subjectHS Gibbsen_NZ
dc.subjectDepartment of Earth Sciencesen_NZ
dc.subjectnew discipline of Earth sciencesen_NZ
dc.subjecttephra-derived soilsen_NZ
dc.subjectAndisolsen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealand Soil Classificationen_NZ
dc.subjectslope stabilityen_NZ
dc.subjectpedometricsen_NZ
dc.subjectGISen_NZ
dc.subjectpeat lakesen_NZ
dc.subjectRoss Dependencyen_NZ
dc.subjectBritannia Rangeen_NZ
dc.subjectteaching pedologyen_NZ
dc.subjectsoil stratigraphyen_NZ
dc.subjectNZ Society of Soil Scienceen_NZ
dc.subjectpalaeopedologyen_NZ
dc.subjectclay mineralen_NZ
dc.subjectallophaneen_NZ
dc.subjecthalloysiteen_NZ
dc.subjectsensitive soilen_NZ
dc.subjectcryptotephraen_NZ
dc.subjectpyroclasticen_NZ
dc.subjecthistory of scienceen_NZ
dc.titlePedological and some other soil-related activities within the Earth sciences discipline at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand − the first 50 years (1969-2018)en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Soil Newsen_NZ
pubs.begin-page27
pubs.confidentialfalseen_NZ
pubs.elements-id224376
pubs.end-page60
pubs.issue2en_NZ
pubs.volume66en_NZ


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