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.

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“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
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/ontario-federation-of-agriculture-federal-government-emissions-1.6592127

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

New #UofG research aims to understand why.

Learn more: https://news.uoguelph.ca/2022/09/u-of-g-cover-cropping-studies-aim-to-help-farmers-prevent-greenhouse-gas-emissions/

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