Desjardins, Raymond, Ph.D.

Atmospheric scientist (Air quality)


Contact Information:

960 Carling Avenue, Room 3020
Eastern Cereal and Oilseed Research Centre
K.W. Neatby Building
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6
Telephone: 613-759-1522, cell: 613-601-1610
Fax: 613-759-1432
Email: ray.desjardins@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Flux measurement of trace gases
  • Aircraft-based flux measurements
  • Turbulent exchange of energy and trace gases
  • Micrometeorology
  • Climate variability and climate change
  • Greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation
  • Soil carbon sequestration
  • Quantifying methane and ammonia emissions from point sources
  • Estimating greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions from whole farms

Current Projects:

  • Quantifying and reducing net greenhouse gas (GHG), ammonia and particulate matter emissions from agricultural sources
  • Remote sensing and crop modeling for climatic change impact assessments
  • Maximizing the environmental benefits of the bioeconomy using agricultural feedstocks
  • Development of a user friendly computer program to estimate on-farm greenhouse gas emissions and potential methods of reducing these emissions
  • Development of an agroenvironmental indicator for GHGs

Affiliations:

  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • American Meteorological Society
  • Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
  • Commission for Agricultural Meteorology of World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • Methane to Markets
  • Canadian Society of Agricultural Meteorology

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2012

  • Pattey, E., Jégo, G., Liu, J., Desjardins, R.L., Worth, D.E., and Srinivasan, R. (2012). "Importance of spatially distributed rainfall for agriculture models - Regional crop biomass and yield predictions and other environmental applications.", 5th International Workshop for Global Precipitation Management Ground Validation, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 10-12, 2012. (Poster)
  • Vergé, X.P.C., Worth, D.E., Desjardins, R.L., McConkey, B.G., and Dyer, J.A. (2012). "LCA of Animal Production.", in Boye, J.I. and Arcand, Y. (eds.) - Green Technologies in Food Production and Processing (Food Engineering Series), Springer, Chapter 5, pp. 83-115.

2011

  • Chang, K.-H., Warland, J.S., Bartlett, P., Voroney, P.R., Huffman, E.C., McConkey, B.G., and Desjardins, R.L. (2011). "Accounting carbon and GHGs in agriculture and forest ecosystems using process-based models.", 2011 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Fundamental for life: soil, crop and environmental sciences, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 16-19, 2011.
  • Kulshreshtha, S.N., McConkey, B.G., Liu, T.T., Dyer, J.A., Vergé, X.P.C., and Desjardins, R.L. (2011). "Biobased Economy – Sustainable Use of Agricultural Resources.", in dos Santos Bernardes, M.A. (ed.) - Environmental Impact of Biofuels, InTech, Open Access Publisher, Chapter 8, pp. 137-159.
  • Pattey, E., Smith, W.N., Grant, B.B., and Desjardins, R.L. (2011). "Seasonal nitrous oxide emissions from cropland in eastern Canada measured using tunable diode laser flux gradients between 1996 and 2005 - Comparison with DNDC predictions.", European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2011, Vienna, Austria, April 3-8, 2011, published in Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, EGU2011-11461-1. (Presentation)
  • Smith, W.N., Grant, B.B., Campbell, C.A., McConkey, B.G., Desjardins, R.L., Kröbel, R., and Malhi, S.S. (2011). "Analysis and inter-model comparisons of crop residue removal effects on soil carbon.", 2011 ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting: Fundamental for life: soil, crop and environmental sciences, San Antonio, TX, USA, October 16-19, 2011. (Poster)
  • Smith, W.N., Grant, B.B., Desjardins, R.L., Qian, B., and McConkey, B.G. (2011). "Potential agricultural cropping strategies to adapt to climate variability and climate change in Canada.", International Conference on Current Knowledge of Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture and Forestry in Europe, Zámok Topoľčianky, Topoľčianky, Slovakia, May 3-6, 2011. (Presentation)

2010

  • McConkey, B.G., Cerkowniak, D.D., Smith, W.N., and Desjardins, R.L. (2010). "Soil organic carbon as a measure of sustainable crop production.", 8th Canadian Pulse Research Workshop, Calgary, AB, Canada, November 3-5, 2010.
  • Smith, W.N., Grant, B.B., Desjardins, R.L., Worth, D.E., Li, C.S., Boles, S.H., Huffman, E.C., and Gameda, S.B. (2010). "A tool to link agricultural activity data with the DNDC model to estimate GHG emission factors in Canada [Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. (2010) 136 (3-4), pp. 301-309] (Erratum).", Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 139(4), pp. 771.

2009

  • Smith, W.N., Desjardins, R.L., and Grant, B.B. (2009). "Some perspectives on agricultural GHG mitigation and adaptation strategies with respect to the impact of climate change/variability in vulnerable areas.", Bioforsk Fokus, 3(8), pp. 45. (Abstract)