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Dr W Troy Baisden
University of Waikato
Professor and BOPRC Chair in Lake and Freshwater Science (from mid November 2017)
36 Nikau St, Eastbourne, Wellington, 5013

Troy Baisden specialises in understanding the flow of nutrients, water and carbon through terrestrial ecosystems and resulting impacts in freshwater. He spent the last decade at GNS Science’s National Isotope Centre, ensuring New Zealand has access to challenging isotope techniques combined with the ‘big-picture’ understanding required to apply them to the nation’s most important environmental issues. He holds a PhD from the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also an Investigator in the Te Pūnaha Matatini Centre of Research Excellence on networks and complexity, and from mid-November, he takes up the role of BOPRC Chair in Lake and Freshwater Sciences at the University of Waikato. In the role of Chair, Troy plans to focus on land-to-water nutrient management at catchment scales, and BOP’s vision of a mountains-to-the-sea research programme driven by community and iwi aspirations.