Theses Defences

Thesis Defence: Chantel Chizen

Thesis Defence: Chantel Chizen

We are pleased to announce that our former PRSSS President Chantel Chizen successfully defended her Master’s in Soil Science thesis in late June 2020! Thesis Title: The Effects of Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates and Planting Date on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Potato Production in Delta, British Columbia Summary: In the Lower Fraser River Valley (LFRV), potatoes are […]

Thesis Defence: Kiran Preet Padda

Thesis Defence: Kiran Preet Padda

We are pleased to announce that Kiran Preet Padda successfully defended her examination for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science on May 28, 2020! Thesis Title: Characterizing the beneficial ecological association of endophytic bacteria with lodgepole pine trees naturally-regenerating at unreclaimed gravel mining pits Summary: Gravel mining operations are responsible for extensive […]

Thesis Defence: Akshit Puri

Thesis Defence: Akshit Puri

We are pleased to announce that Akshit Puri successfully defended his examination for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science on May 11, 2020! Title: Evaluating the comprehensive ecological role of endophytic nitrogen-fixing bacteria in sustaining the growth of boreal forest trees on nutrient-poor soils Thesis Summary: In natural ecosystems, plants associate with […]

Thesis Defence: Marieta Marin Bruzos

Thesis Defence: Marieta Marin Bruzos

Title: Actinomycete diversity associated with cherry tree rhizospheres and their potential as microbial inoculants Congratulations to Marieta Marin Bruzos who successfully defended her thesis this past week on March 16, 2020. Please read her abstract below, and CLICK HERE if you would like to know more about Marieta and her research. Abstract: Replant disease may […]

Thesis Defence: Siddhartho Paul

Thesis Defence: Siddhartho Paul

Title: Digital Soil Mapping to Enhance Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Lower Fraser Valley Using Remote Sensing We are pleased to announce the oral examination of  Siddhartho (Sidd) Paul  (2017-2018) for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science. Sidd is a past president for the PRSSS from 2017-2018 and continues to […]