Claudia Wagner-Riddle

Claudia Wagner-Riddle

Claudia grew up in Brazil and developed an interest in soil and climate after a frost destroyed many of the coffee plantations in her region. The plantations were replaced with annual crops such as soybeans and corn, and that brought with it a lot of soil erosion. Her first summer job as a student working with a researcher on no-till and cover crops furthered her interest in soil and ways of managing it. The experience also sparked an interest in agriculture. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she took a research position in Germany looking at soil erosion, which inspired her to eventually pursue graduate research. Today, she is a world-renowned environmental science researcher focusing on the mitigation of greenhouse gases emitted by agricultural production systems.




“The 30 per cent is very doable.”

@UofG_SES researcher Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle (@UoGAgMet) discusses federal fertilizer emission-reduction targets with @CBCKW891 | #UofG

@UofGuelphOAC @SoilsAtGuelph

Cover crops can protect and enrich soil, but they can sometimes lead to spikes of greenhouse gases.

New #UofG research aims to understand why.

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