Kari is Canada’s Research Chair in Environmental Microbiology of Agro-ecosystems and one of Canada’s premier scientists working at the intersection of microbiology, ecology and soil science.
The Soil Microbiome: Linking Soil Biodiversity to Soil Health and Ecosystem Services
Understanding the microbial world in the soil is key to finding sustainable agricultural practices that work to protect the environment. Using a unique approach that combines the disciplines of soil science and molecular biology, we are able to quantif …
Crop rotations differ in soil carbon stabilization efficiency, but the response to quality of structural plant inputs is ambiguous
This study set out to evaluate crop rotation diversity, perenniality, carbon inputs, and carbon input quality as predictors of soil organic carbon concentration and aggregate size.
Long-term diverse rotation alters nitrogen cycling bacterial groups and nitrous oxide emissions after nitrogen fertilization
This study measured the impact of 35 years of crop rotation diversification on soil microbial communities and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions.
Nitrogen inhibitors reduced N2O emissions without permanently changing soil microbial communities
Mica Tosi, Shannon Brown, Pedro Ferrari Machado, Claudia Wagner-Riddle, and Kari Dunfield. 2020. Short-term response of soil N-cycling genes and …
GrainTALK Webinar Series with Soils at Guelph Researchers
Soils at Guelph partnered with Grain Farmers of Ontario to host two webinars showcasing research from 65 years of long-term …
#Astrobiology: Insights into microbial life on Earth and Beyond 🦠🪐
Call For Papers | https://canscipub.com/astrobio | Deadline: May 6 2021
NEW study summary! Nitrogen inhibitors effectively reduced N2O emissions and only temporarily impacted #soil #microbes. Important #agtech to reduce #GHGs and agriculture’s contribution to #ClimateChange.
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