We are pleased to announce that Madhur Anand, Hung Lee and James Longstaffe have been awarded NSERC Discovery Grants.
Enhanced modeling of swede midge population dynamics in North America.Project summary: I am currently seeking an enthusiastic, committed, and hard-working graduate student (Ph.D. or M.Sc.) interested in investigating factors affecting population dynamics of the invasive pest, Contarinia nasturtii, and developing an improved population dynamics model for this pest. The model will be used in novel ways to elucidate possible differences among regional populations, as well as for predictive insights about the conditions affecting occurrence of economically damaging populations.
Host-plant interactions and pheromone-based action thresholds of the invasive swede midge in canola. Project summary: I am currently seeking an enthusiastic, committed, and hard-working graduate student (Ph.D. or M.Sc.) interested in elucidating the impact of swede midge on canola growth and yield, and applying that knowledge to the development of pheromone-based action thresholds for use in canola to manage the invasive pest, Contarinia nasturtii.
Please join us for our annual Summer Fiesta at the Bullring on Campus. Mexican Themed buffet and cash bar.
If you purchase your tickets by June 8th Tickets: Staff, faculty and guests: $10.00 Summer students and grads:$5.00 kids under 12 $2.50.
After that they are $20.00 for all.
Stephanie Vickers in Alexander Hall and Jo Scarrow in Bovey have tickets.
We are seeking highly motivated individuals to study the impact of crop rotation diversification soil, air and water quality, specifically addressing the questions: (i) are diverse cropping systems actually beneficial for air and water quality? (ii) what are the trade‐offs between soil, water,and air quality upon implementing a diverse cropping rotation?
See attached PDF for all the details.
An assistantship (3 years) is available for a PhD program at the University of Guelph through Research Affiliate Program of AAFC. The assistantship is available right way with actual degree starting from September 2016. This is a great opportunity to work on a multi institutional project with leaders in the field (Dr. Elizabeth Pattey, AAFC, Ottawa; Prof. Ian Strachan, McGill University; and Prof. Asim Biswas, University of Guelph).
We are seeking highly motivated individuals to study the impact of crop rotation diversification on soil carbon storage and greenhouse gas mitigation. Research activities will involve:
1)obtaining baseline data for a long‐term field infrastructure (lysimeters) dedicated to the study of soil health and its impacts on soil ecosystem services;
2) an inter‐comparison of models (DayCent, DNDC) using data from soil lysimeters and long‐term experiments to assess their applicability for estimating soil water, carbon and nitrogen dynamics for Ontario conditions;
An M.Sc. studentship is available starting in the fall of 2016 involving research at The University of Guelph's Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility (CESRF) (http://www.ces.uoguelph.ca) in collaboration with PlantForm Corporation (www.plantformcorp.com), and funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) (www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca).
Are you interested in the behaviour, ecology and conservation of pollinators and looking to take on the challenge of an MSc or PhD? Professor Nigel Raine is looking for enthusiastic, committed, and hard working students to join his lab in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph.
Research topics for prospective graduate students include: