Associate Professor Margaret Barbour is based at the Centre for Carbon, Water and Food on the Camden Campus of the University of Sydney. Margaret was originally from New Zealand, and obtained a BSc and MSc from the University of Waikato, before moving to Canberra to complete a PhD at the Australian National University in 2000.
After a short Postdoctoral Fellowship at ANU she joined Landcare Research in New Zealand, first as a postdoc and then as a scientist. In 2010 Margaret was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship at the University of Sydney, and at its conclusion in 2014 was appointed A/Prof. Her research involves developing and applying new theory and measurement techniques to address issues related to biosphere-atmosphere exchange across a range of scales, with particular focus on stable isotope techniques.
She works in controlled-environment growth facilities, managed ecosystems (including cereal crops, pasture and plantation forests), and natural ecosystems such as old-growth forests.