Soolanayakanahally, Raju, Ph.D.

Agroforestry Researcher

Contact Information:

107 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N OX2
Telephone: 306 385-9585
Email: raju.soolanayakanahally@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Plant Environmental Physiology
  • Bioenergy Feedstock Improvement (Poplars and Willows)
  • Stable Isotopes (Carbon and Nitrogen)
  • Agroforestry

Current Projects:

  • Genetic improvement of willows for biomass and environmental applications
  • Seabuckthorn genomics and metabolomics

Affiliations:

  • Canadian Society of Plant Biologists
  • Canadian Society for Horticultural Science
  • Poplar Council of Canada
  • Association for Temperate Agroforestry

Research publications

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2009

Other science related publications

2015

  • Da Ros, L., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Guy, R.D., and Mansfield, S.D. (2015). "Phosphorus Storage and Reabsorption in Riparian Tree Species: Environmental Applications of Canadian Poplar and Willow.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015.
  • Jain, P., Parkin, I.A.P., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., and Schroeder, W.R. (2015). "Improvement of Seabuckthorn at AAFC in Canada.", International Seabuckthorn Association Meeting, New Delh, India, November 24-26, 2015.
  • Jain, P., Parkin, I.A.P., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., and Schroeder, W.R. (2015). "RNA-Seq analysis of Seabuckthorn (Hippophae spp.): De novo transcriptome assembly, functional annotation and identification of molecular markers.", International Seabuckthorn Association Meeting, New Delhi, India, November 24-26, 2015.
  • Jain, P., Parkin, I.A.P., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., and Schroeder, W.R. (2015). "Seabuckthorn transcriptome: Elucidating putative genes involved in carotenoid biosynthesis.", Plant Biology 2015, Minneapolis, USA, July 26-30, 2015.
  • Schroeder, W.R., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Gares, R., and Stefner, C. (2015). "AAFC-STB Agroforestry Development Centre – Tree Improvement Summary.", Canadian Forest Genetics Association Bi-Annual Conference, Fredericton, NB, Canada, August 17-20, 2015.
  • Shahariar, M.S., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Schroeder, W.R., and Bedard-Haughn, A. (2015). "Effects of Short Rotation Willow on Soil Hydrology and Salinity in the Riparian Zones of Wetlands of Prairie Pothole Region.", Poplar and Willow Council of Canada Annual Meeting 2015, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec, Canada.
  • Shahariar, M.S., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Schroeder, W.R., and Bedard-Haughn, A. (2015). "Impact of Short Rotation Willow on Prairie wetland soil hydrology and salinity.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015.
  • Shahariar, M.S., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Schroeder, W.R., and Bedhard-Haughn, A. (2015). "Effects of Short Rotation Willow as a land management practice on soil hydrology and salinity in the riparian zones of the Prairie wetlands.", Soils and Crops Workshop 2015, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 16-17, 2015.
  • Shunmugam, A.S.K., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Yang, L., Horner, K., Higgins, E.E., Lewis, M., Parkin, I.A.P., Vails, S., and Robinson, S. (2015). "Characterizing growth physiology, flowering phenology, yield components and seed quality attributes in founder lines of a spring Brassica napus nested association mapping population.", 14th International Rapeseed Congress, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 5-9, 2015.
  • Soolanayakanahally, R.Y. (2015). "Genetic improvement of renewable bioenergy crops for Canada.", Advanced Biofuels Symposium, Montreal, QB, Canada, July 22-24, 2015.
  • Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Naeem, H.A., Gatzke, C., Wall, K., and Guy, R.D. (2015). "Screening for salinity tolerance: linking physiological processes with growth constraints in willows.", Poplar and Willow Council of Canada Annual Meeting 2015, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, QB, Canada, September 15-18, 2015.

2014

  • Geraldes, A., Hefer, C.A., Capron, A., Kolosova, N., Nunez, F.M., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Stanton, B., Shuren, R., Friedman, M.C., Guy, R.D., Mansfield, S.D., Douglas, C.J., and Cronk, Q.C. (2014). "An assay for gender determination in cottonwoods reveals the occurrence of unexpected rare recombinants.", 6th International Poplar Symposium, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 20-23, 2014.
  • Hefer, C.A., Geraldes, A., Capron, A., Kolosova, N., Nunez, F.M., Fritsche, S., Huang, D.I., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Stanton, B., Shuren, R., Friedman, M.C., Guy, R.D., Mansfield, S.D., Douglas, C.J., and Cronk, Q.C. (2014). "Genomic markers and the evolution of sex determination in Populus.", XXII International Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-14, 2014.
  • Hefer, C.A., Geraldes, A., Capron, A., Kolosova, N., Nunez, F.M., Fritsche, S., Huang, D.I., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Stanton, B., Shuren, R., Friedman, M.C., Guy, R.D., Mansfield, S.D., Douglas, C.J., and Cronk, Q.C. (2014). "Genomic markers and the evolution of sex determination in Populus.", XXII Plant & Animal Genome Conference, Town & Country Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, January 10-15, 2014.
  • Huang, D.I., Douglas, C.J., Guy, R.D., Mansfield, S.D., Schroeder, W.R., Deyholos, M.K., Cronk, Q.C., and Soolanayakanahally, R.Y. (2014). "Building genomic resources for Canadian willows: a de novo gene-space assembly for Salix eriocephala and comparison to the Populus gene-space.", 6th International Poplar Symposium, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 20-23, 2014.
  • Mansfield, S.D., Da Ros, L., Maloney, V., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., and Schroeder, W.R. (2014). "TREES: Tools for Remediation and Efficient Energy Supply – Identifying superior tree genotypes for bioenergy applications while mitigating the downstream effects of excess soil phosphorus.", Advanced Biofuel Symposium 2014, Ottawa, ON, Canada, May 28-29, 2014. (Poster)
  • Milla, E.M., Guy, R.D., and Soolanayakanahally, R.Y. (2014). "Anatomical limitations to the mesophyll conductance of balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera L.).", 6th International Poplar Symposium, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 20-23, 2014. (Poster)
  • Owen, J., Poppy, L.B., Pollock, T., English, B., Schroeder, W.R., and Soolanayakanahally, R.Y. (2014). "Seabuckthorn: breeding for commercial production and phytochemical profile, and incorporation in agroforestry systems in Canada.", 2nd EURAF Conference, Cottbus, Germany, June 4-6, 2014.
  • Schroeder, W.R. and Soolanayakanahally, R.Y. (2014). "Genetic Improvement of Agroforestry Trees.", 2014 IUFRO Forest Tree Breeding Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, August 25-29, 2014.
  • Schroeder, W.R., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., and Ron Gares, R. (2014). "Genetic Improvement of Larch for Agroforestry.", 2014 IUFRO Forest Tree Breeding Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, August 25-29, 2014.
  • Soolanayakanahally, R.Y. (2014). "Applications of poplar and willow on ag-landscape.", Tree Genomics Symposium, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 9, 2014. (Presentation)
  • Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Naeem, H.A., Schroeder, W.R., and Guy, R.D. (2014). "Genetic variation in phenology and ecophysiology among natural populations of Salix eriocephala Michaux.", 6th International Poplar Symposium, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 20-23, 2014, Poster.
  • Unda, F., Skyba, A., De Araujo, F., Hart, F., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Douglas, C.J., Guy, R.D., and Mansfield, S.D. (2014). "Poplar phenotyping leads the biofuel feedstock development.", 6th International Poplar Symposium, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 20-23, 2014.

2013

  • Bentrup, G., Schoeneberger, M., de Gooijer, H., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Sauer, T., Brandle, J.R., Zhou, X., and Current, D. (2013). "Creating Climate-Smart Ag Landscapes through Agroforestry.", 68th SWCS International Annual Conference, Reno, NV, USA, July 21-24, 2013.
  • Murphy, E.K., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Hanley, S.J., Karp, A., and Schroeder, W.R. (2013). "Canada-wide genetic variation of Salix eriocephala populations.", 13th North American Agroforestry Conference, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, June 19-21, 2013, pp. 52-53.
  • Schroeder, W.R., Mirck, J., and Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Murray, B. (2013). "Willow riparian buffers for biomass feedstock and nutrient export.", 13th North American Agroforestry Conference, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, June 19-21, 2013, pp. 106-108.
  • Schroeder, W.R., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., and Naeem, H.A. (2013). "Seabuckthorn: 25 years of Canadian development.", 6th Conference of the International Seabuckthorn Association, Potsdam, Germany, October 14-17, 2013. (Abstract)
  • Soolanayakanahally, R.Y. (2013). "AgCanSalix: Genetic improvement of native willows in Canada.", PERD and ecoEII annual workshop, Montreal, QB, Canada, March 20-21, 2013.

2012

  • Soolanayakanahally, R.Y. (2012). "Breeding techniques in willows: for biomass, bioenergy and environmental application.", Poplar Council of Canada Genetics Workshop, Quebec City, QB, Canada, August 21-23, 2012.
  • Soolanayakanahally, R.Y. (2012). "Innovations in agroforestry willow systems for environmental sustainability and bioenergy purposes.", International Centre for Northern Governance and Development & Canadian Society of Horticultural Science, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 16-19, 2012.
  • Soolanayakanahally, R.Y. and Schroeder, W.R. (2012). "Breeding Salix as a multifunctional crop for biomass, bioenergy and environmental application.", 24th Session of International Poplar Commission, Dehradun, India, October 29-November 2, 2012. (Poster)
  • Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Guy, R.D., and Silim, S.N. (2012). "Climate driven adaptive traits in phenology and ecophysiology of Populus balsamifera L.", 24th Session of International Poplar Commission, Dehradun, India, October 29-November 02, 2012.

2011

  • Pharis, R.P., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Xie, C.Y., Kurepin, L.V., Zhang, R., Janzen, L., Guy, R.D., Mansfield, S.D., Pointeau, V., Unda, F., Thomas, B.R., and Silim, S.N. (2011). "Plant hormones markers for inherently rapid diameter and height growth in balsam poplar and hybrid poplar genotypes growing in Canada’s Prairie Provinces.", Poplar Council of Canada Conference & Annual Meeting - Poplars and Willows on the Prairies: Traditional Practices meet Innovative Applications, Edmonton, AB, Canada, September 18-24, 2011.
  • Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Guy, R.D., Silim, S.N., and Song, M. (2011). "Photoperiodic adaptation at high latitudes complicates adaptation of forests to future climate.", Plant Canada Meeting, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011.
  • Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Guy, R.D., and Silim, S.N. (2011). "Photoperiodic competency and phenological mismatch complicates adaptation of balsam poplar at high-latitudes.", Poplar Council of Canada Conference & Annual Meeting - Poplars and Willows on the Prairies: Traditional Practices meet Innovative Applications, Edmonton, AB, Canada, September 18-24, 2011.

2010

  • Schroeder, W.R., Silim, S.N., Reynard, D.A., Soolanayakanahally, R.Y., Guy, R.D., Isabel, N., and Olson, N. (2010). "The AgCanBaP balsam poplar collection – An example of genetic resource conservation in Canada.", 5th International Poplar Symposium - Poplars and willows: from research models to multipurpose trees for a biobased society, Orvieto TR, Italy, September 20-25, 2010. (Poster)
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