B.Sc., Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, 1995
M.Sc., Dept. of Crop Science, University of Saskatchewan, 1999
Ph.D., Dept. of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan, 2002
General areas of interest include: Applied Soil Ecology, Molecular Microbial Ecology, Soil Microbiology. The long-term objective of my research program is to study the relationship between genetic diversity of soil microbial communities and soil ecosystem functioning. My research program uses established molecular biology techniques to assess how agricultural and environmental practices impact soil microbial communities, and microbially mediated soil processes, such as nitrogen cycling. This is accomplished through a number of collaborative research programs with research groups across the University of Guelph campus.
Meet Prof. Kari Dunfield
Kari Dunfield is a professor in our School of Environmental Sciences. She also holds a Canada Research Chair in Environmental Microbiology of Agro-Ecosystems. Her research focuses on the impacts of human activities on soil health and ecosystem functions.
Check our Kari's 60 second snapshot video here.
For the most recent list of publications see: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=LpMwDqoAAAAJ&hl=en
NSERC Strategic Grant Program
NSERC Discovery Grant
environmental microbiology, microbial ecology, soil microbiology, bioremediation