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Brian Moorhead


Brian Moorhead

Brian Moorhead joined Lincoln Agritech in 2000 and specialises in optimising agricultural/horticultural land use and minimising negative environmental effects.

He provides technical support and manages large scale operations for numerous projects on the hydrology and nutrient dynamics in the soil – vadose zone – groundwater continuum. Soil coring, sampling, stream flow gauging, streambed sampling, groundwater and stream sampling and GPS applications are just a few of Brian’s many invaluable contributions to field site investigations.

Brian was recently awarded the prestigious NZ Soil Society of Social Science L.C. Blakemore Award. This award is presented only once every two years and recognises outstanding achievement and performance in soil science technical support.

He specialises in:

  • Managing field site investigations
  • Technical support and engineering solutions
  • Health and safety


Improving accuracy of quantifying nitrate removal performance and enhancing understanding of processes in woodchip bioreactors using high-frequency data, “Science of The Total Environment”
Rivas A, Barkle G, Sarris T, Park J, Kenny A, Maxwell B, Stenger R, Moorhead B, Schipper L, Clague J
Biogeochemical pathways for phosphorus removal in woodchip bioreactors, 35th Annual FLRC Workshop
Perrera, G, Torres-Rojas, D, Rivas, A, Barkle, G, Moorhead, B, Schipper, L, Craggs, R, Hartland, A
High-frequency spatiotemporal data improves estimates of nitrate removal performance and understanding of processes in woodchip bioreactors, Adaptive Strategies for Future Farming
Rivas A, Barkle G, Park J, Moorhead B, Maxwell B, Stenger R, Schipper L, Clague J
Woodchip bioreactors – design considerations, New Zealand Land Treatment Collective Annual Conference: Improving outcomes for land treatmen
Barkle, G., Rivas, A., Moorhead, B., Stenger, R., Schipper, L., & Clague, J.
The importance of the hydrological pathways in exporting nitrogen from grazed artificially drained land Journal of Hydrology, 597: 126218
Barkle, G., Stenger, R., Moorhead, B., Clague, J
A novel method for calculating nitrate removal rates in woodchip bioreactors using data from high-frequency monitoring. Weathering the Storm Conference Handbook, Oral abstracts.
Rivas, A., Barkle, G., Maxwell, B., Moorhead, B., Stenger, R., Park, J., Schipper, L., and Clague, J
Synoptic flow gaugings/stream sampling to unravel heterogeneity within catchments NZHS, NZ Rivers Group and NZFSS Joint Conference
Stenger. R, Rivas.A, Brakle.G, Clague.J, Moorhead.B, Park.J, Morgenstern.U
Synoptic gaugings/samplings to elucidate water and nutrient fluxes within catchments, NZ-China Water Research Centre workshop
Stenger, R, Rivas, A, Barkle, G, Owers, J, Clague, J, Moorhead, B, Park, J, Morgenstern, U.
Nitrate removal and secondary effects of a woodchip bioreactor for the treatment of subsurface drainage with dynamic flows under pastoral agriculture, “Ecological Engineering”
Rivas, A., Barkle, G., Stenger, R., Moorhead, B. Clague, J
Determining spatial variability of nitrate removal in a woodchip bioreactor through high frequency monitoring at multiple locations, FLRC 2020
Aldrin Rivas, Greg Barkle, Bryan Maxwell, Brian Moorhead, Roland Stenger, Louis Schipper, François Birgand, Juliet Clague
Pilot-scale woodchip bioreactor for removing nitrate from artificial drainage in a Waikato dairy farm, A Workshop on Innovations for Attenuating Nutrient Loss from Farms
A. Rivas, G. Barkle, B. Moorhead, J. Clague, & R. Stenger