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.
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 …
Lasting impact: Technology helps living soils knowledge
First published in Farmtario: https://farmtario.com/crops/lasting-impact-technology-helps-living-soils-knowledge/ This article is the final instalment of a three-part series highlighting lessons learned from two …
How can we change soil microbial communities to benefit plants? For researchers in the @UofG_SES, that’s the million-dollar question. @AggieJulienne looks into the use of microbial inoculants to stimulate plant growth with @karidunfield.
This paper is so close to my heart!
We argue that soil biodiversity needs to be included in conservation efforts and policies, and provide a framework for doing so.
Thanks @carlosguerra_pt for leading this! https://science.sciencemag.org/content/371/6526/239.full