Research & Job Openings

Graduate Studies

The Applied Soil Ecology Lab at the University of Manitoba is seeking highly motivated and talented candidates for training leading to M.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees.

Nitrification Inhibitors to Reduce Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Anhydrous Ammonia Applied to Soils

M.Sc. or Ph.D. students will undertake graduate research in 4R Nitrogen Practices to reduce N2O emissions from anhydrous ammonia applied to agricultural soils. The students will lead research on farmer fields examining several newly available inhibitors of nitrification applied with anhydrous ammonia. (READ MORE)

Micro-meteorology of Gas Exchange in Cover Crop Systems

M.Sc. or Ph.D. students will undertake graduate research in the area of development of cover cropping systems in the Red River Valley region of Manitoba and benefit to fertilizer nitrogen use efficiency of crops. Benefits to be examined include reduced emissions of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O), net CO2 uptake by soil, lowered residual fall soil nitrate tests, and improved coincidence of nitrogen mineralization and crop uptake. Methods of N2O flux determination include the flux-gradient, automated chamber and static-vented chamber techniques. (READ MORE)

Micro-meteorological Fluxes of N2O and CO2 on Light Texture Soil

M.Sc. or Ph.D. students will undertake graduate research in 4R Nitrogen Practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (N2O and CO2) from agricultural fields near Brandon, Manitoba. The students will assist in the setup and operation of the field site with a micrometeorological flux-gradient approach to continuous monitoring of gas exchanges. (READ MORE)

Benefit of 4R Nitrogen Management on Micro-meteorological Fluxes of Ammonia

M.Sc. or Ph.D. students will undertake graduate research in 4R Nitrogen Practices to reduce NH3 volatilization from agricultural fields near the cities of Winnipeg and Brandon, Manitoba. The students will assist in the setup and operation of the field sites with flux towers and use of the backward Lagrangian Stochastic approach to estimate NH3 losses. (READ MORE)

Undergraduate Summer Research

Soil and Greenhouse Gas Technician

Recent high school graduates and undergraduate students will be responsible for assisting graduate students and Senior Technician in soil and plant sampling and conducting greenhouse gas flux measurements. Laboratory duties include preparation of gas storage vials, soil grinding and extraction, plant grinding and plant threshing. The student will work on several projects all examining best management practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, N2O, and CH4) from soil. The projects include fertilizer formulations and placement of fertilizer to reduce emissions of N2O from agricultural fields. (READ MORE)


Last Updated: February 7, 2019