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Paul Mudge

Portfolio Leader - Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation
Land Use & Ecosystems
Paul Mudge
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PhD Soil Science

MSc (Hons) Earth Sciences




Orwin KH, Mason NWH, Jordan OM, Lambie SM, Stevenson BA, Mudge PL 2018. Season and dominant species effects on plant trait – ecosystem function relationships in intensively grazed grassland. Journal of Applied Ecology 55(1): 236–245.

Salmanzadeh M, Schipper LA, Balks MR, Hartland A, Mudge PL, Littler R 2017. The effect of irrigation on cadmium, uranium, and phosphorus contents in agricultural soils. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 247: 84–90.

Kirschbaum MUF, Schipper LA, Mudge PL, Rutledge S, Puche NJB, Campbell DI 2017. The trade-offs between milk production and soil organic carbon storage in dairy systems under different management and environmental factors. Science of the Total Environment 577: 61–72.

Romera AJ, Doole GJ, Beukes PC, Mason N, Mudge PL 2017. The role and value of diverse sward mixtures in dairy farm systems of New Zealand: An exploratory assessment. Agricultural Systems 152: 18–26.

Rutledge S, Wall AM, Mudge PL, Troughton B, Campbell DI, Pronger J, Joshi C, Schipper LA 2017. The carbon balance of temperate grasslands part II: the impact of pasture renewal via direct drilling. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment 239: 132–142.

Schipper LA, Mudge PL, Kirschbaum MUF, Hedley CB, Golubiewski NE, Smaill SJ, Kelliher FM 2017. A review of soil carbon change in New Zealand’s grazed grasslands. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research 60(2): 93–118.

Mudge PL, Kelliher FM, Knight TL, O'Connell D, Fraser S, Schipper LA 2017. Irrigating grazed pasture decreases soil carbon and nitrogen stocks. Global Change Biology 23(2): 945–954.

Mason NWH, Mudge PL, Palmer D, McLeod M, Ausseil A-G, Dymond J 2016. Catchment-scale contribution of invasive nitrogen fixing shrubs to nitrate leaching: a scoping study. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 46(2): 85–102.

Mason NWH, Orwin K, Lambie S, Woodward SL, McCready T, Mudge P 2016. Leaf economics spectrum–productivity relationships in intensively grazed pastures depend on dominant species identity. Ecology and Evolution 6(10): 3079–3091.

Rutledge S, Mudge PL, Campbell DI, Woodward SL, Goodrich JP, Wall AM, Kirschbaum MUF, Schipper LA 2015. Carbon balance of an intensively grazed temperate dairy pasture over four years. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 206: 10–20.

Kirschbaum MUF, Rutledge S, Kuijper IA, Mudge PL, Puche N, Wall AM, Roach CG, Schipper LA, Campbell DI 2015. Modelling carbon and water exchange of a grazed pasture in New Zealand constrained by eddy covariance measurements. Science of the Total Environment 512–513: 273–286.

Sparling GP, Lewis R, Schipper LA, Mudge P, Balks M 2014. Changes in soil total C and N contents at three chronosequences after conversion from plantation pine forest to dairy pasture on a New Zealand Pumice soil. Soil Research 52(1): 38–45.

Mudge PL, Schipper LA, Baisden WT, Ghani A, Lewis RW 2014. Changes in soil C, N and δ15N along three forest–pasture chronosequences in New Zealand. Soil Research 52(1): 27–37.

Barnett AL, Schipper LA, Taylor A, Balks MR, Mudge PL 2014. Soil C and N contents in a paired survey of dairy and dry stock pastures in New Zealand. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 185: 34–40.

Rutledge S, Mudge PL, Wallace DF, Campbell DI, Woodward SL, Wall AM, Schipper LA 2014. CO2 emissions following cultivation of a temperate permanent pasture. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 184: 21–33.

Mudge PL, Schipper LA, Ghani A, Upsdell M, Baisden WT 2013. Changes in natural 15N abundance in pastoral soils receiving differing amounts of superphosphate fertilizer and irrigation for 50 years. Soil Science Society of America Journal 77(3): 830–841.

Schipper LA, Dodd MB, Pronger J, Mudge PL, Upsdell M, Moss RA 2013. Decadal changes in soil carbon and nitrogen under a range of irrigation and phosphorus fertilizer treatments. Soil Science Society of America Journal 77(1): 246–256.

Stevenson BA, Parfitt RL, Schipper LA, Baisden WT, Mudge P 2010. Relationship between soil [delta]15N, C/N and N losses across land uses in New Zealand. Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 139(4): 736-741.

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