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Alice Sai Louie

Research Scientist

Alice Sai Louie


Alice is a research scientist in the Environmental Research Team based in Ōtautahi Christchurch, as well as a PhD candidate at the University of Canterbury.

Alice’s current research focuses on surface water/groundwater interaction in braided rivers, investigating how river loss varies seasonally at a high spatial resolution. Her research uses heat as a tracer using novel Active-Distributed Temperature Sensing (A-DTS) methods. This study is part of an MBIE Endeavour Fund research programme on braided river research.

She is also interested in exploring new uses of fibre optic technologies for environmental sensing.


Testing the reproducibility of active-distributed temperature sensing for measuring groundwater specific discharge beneath a braided river, Journal of Hydrology
Sai Louie AJ, Morgan LK, Banks, EW, Dempsey D, Wilson S