Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Kate Orwin

Kate Orwin
Position: Researcher
Team: Ecosystems & Global Change
Location: Lincoln
P.O. Box 69040
Lincoln 7640
Phone: +64 3 321 9601
Fax: +64 3 321 9998

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Research Interests

Research Interests

My research focuses on plant-soil interactions, and in particular how changes in plant communities influence ecosystem processes such as carbon and nutrient cycling. Examples of recent research include looking at how broom invasion alters soil processes and biota, how changes in plant species evenness and spatial arrangement modifies above and belowground processes, and linking plant traits to soil processes in grassland ecosystems.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Canterbury
    PhDSci Botany
    2004
  • Canterbury
    B.Sc. Degree
    1999

Publications

Publications

  • Broadbent AAD, Orwin KH, Peltzer DA, Dickie IA, Mason NWH, Ostle NJ, Stevens CJ 2017. Invasive N-fixer impacts on litter decomposition driven by changes to soil properties not litter quality. Ecosystems 20(6): 1151-1163. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-016-0099-3 (Journal Article, 2017)
  • 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. http://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.1964 (Journal Article, 2016)

Skills

Skills

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Ecological Research
  • Ecology
  • Ecological Systems
  • Microbial and Soil Ecology
  • Plant Community Ecology
  • Soil Chemistry
  • Soil Microbiology