I am currently a soil science PhD student at the University of Alberta. I hold a main focus on agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and related climate change resilience. My research primarily involves working with both greenhouse gas flux data alongside mathematical ecosystem and crop models to inform the sustainable management of agroecosystems.
Agricultural Climate Change Contributions & Impacts
Improving understandings of greenhouse gas emissions from agroecosystems, alongside climate change impacts on agriculture itself. Primarily focused on nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide emissions from perennial crops in the context of varying agricultural management techniques - notably, the application of differing nitrogen fertilisers and inhibitors. Alongside, evaluation of the standalone impacts of such management techniques - mainly focusing upon crop yield and soil health. All appreciated within the overarching context of a warming climate, with projected climate change impacts on varying soil types and crops also being of notable interest.
Climate, Crop & Ecosystem Modelling
Numerical climate modelling in R, Matlab and Python on global to local scales. Working with GCMs and RCMs where appropriate. Working primarily with downscaled CMIP / PRISM data and evaluating climate conditions following SSPs. Primarily applied to determining key future agricultural factors - namely, mean temperature and precipitation change - on regional to national scales. With modelled projections of said climate variables serving as key inputs in crop and ecosystem modelling, such as DSSAT and DNDC models.
Alberta Soil Science Workshop 2024 - “How bedding preparation and irrigation management govern potato productivity and greenhouse gas emissions in Southern Alberta”
RDAR 2nd Annual Research Showcase - "Impact of Bedding Time, Winter Cover Cropping, and Irrigation on Potato Yield, GHG Emissions and Soil Erosion in Southern Alberta"
REN R Graduate Seminar - "The impact of Fall Bedded Potato Production on Yield, N2O & CO2 Fluxes and Soil Nitrogen Dynamics in Southern Alberta"
10th SCAR Open Science Conference 2022 - "An analysis of how deep-sea sediments and ice cores provide a record of Quaternary climate change"
August, 2022 - Poster link
UAI Research Placement 3MT - "Greenhouse gas emissions from Perennial Wheat"
July, 2022 - Video link
Second International NatRiskChange Conference 2021 - "An analysis of the problems with electoral politics in an age of climate change"
October, 2021 - Poster link (filed under Session 2, Poster 1)
A short collection of photos illustrating my past research, from both the field and the lab.