Amy Whitley – Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Soil Science
Amy Whitley is currently studying for her PhD in the field of Soil Science at Lincoln University. Associate Professor Jim Moir, Peter Almond, Derrick Moot and Dr Niklas Lehto are supervising this research.
“I am from Hamilton and came down to the South Island to study a BSc majoring in Environmental Biogeosciences at Lincoln University in 2010. Having not come from a farming background, I quickly learnt the importance of soil in agricultural systems. I had some passionate lecturers who made me excited about soils and I wanted to learn more. I decided to complete an honours year of research, which looked at the response of six forage legume species to lime, phosphorus and sulphur on an acidic high country soil”
“My PhD thesis research focus is on soil acidity and Al toxicity on high and hill country soils in New Zealand. This has led me on many exciting adventures around New Zealand, to some picturesque places to sample soils. I am looking forward to seeing where this will take me in the future.”