Schellenberg, Michael, Ph.D.

Range and Forage Plant Ecologist


Contact Information:

PO Box 1030
Swift Current, Saskatchewan S9H 3X2
Telephone: 306-778-7247
Fax: 306-778-3188
Email: mike.schellenberg@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Development of technologies to address invasive plant species afeecting biodiversity and forage production
  • Development of multi-plant species sytems to meet nutritional needs of livestock and conservation of biodiversity
  • Increase basic knowledge of seed ecology of perennial plant species with emphasis on natives
  • SPARC herbarium curator and participant in revision of Budd's Flora of the Canadian Prairies

Current Projects:

  • Develop understanding of the ecological functions performed by pertinent components of agroecosystems.
  • Develop and evaluate management practices making agriculture and biodiversity compatible.
  • Rejuvenation of old grass stands through proper nutrient management in the semiarid prairies
  • Re-establishment of a mixed native grassland in Southwest Saskatchewan

Affiliations:

  • Licensed Professional Agologist affiliated with the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists
  • Certified Professional in Rangeland Management through the Society for Range Management
  • Member of the Saskatchewan Forage Advisory Council
  • Member of the Following Scientific Societies
  • Ecological Society of America
  • British Ecological Society
  • Society for Range Management
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • Society for Ecological Restoration
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • Canadian Society of Agronomy
  • Canadian Society of Animal Science

Research Publications:

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

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

  • Perez, J.C., Hamel, C., Germida, J.J., and Schellenberg, M.P. (2009). "Evaluation of primer pairs for the analysis of fungal root endophytic biodiversity.", in Chauhan, A.K. and Varma, A. (eds.) - A Textbook of Molecular Biotechnology, I.K. International Pvt.Ltd.,  New Delhi, Chapter 58, pp. 1255-1263.

Other Science Related Publications:

2012

  • Biligetu, B., Schellenberg, M.P., and Fu, Y.B. (2012). "AFLP variation in native populations of side-oats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula (Michx.) Torr.) and its corresponding selected and multiple-site composite populations", Plant Canada 2012 (joint meeting of the Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA), Canadian Society for Horticultural Science (CSHS), Certified Crop Advisors (CCA), North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX)): Adapting Crops to Change, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 16-19, 2012. (Poster)
  • Iwaasa, A.D. and Schellenberg, M.P. (2012). "AAFC-SPARC long term grazing and forage production on re-established native grasslands in Southern Saskatchewan.", 2012 Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop, TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, February 8-9, 2012.
  • Iwaasa, A.D., Li, Y., Muri, R., Jin, Y., Schellenberg, M.P., and Biligetu, B. (2012). "Evaluation of the forage and seed characteristics of purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea Vent.) and white prairie clover (Dalea candida Michx. Ex. Willd.).", 2012 Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop, TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, February 8-9, 2012. (Poster)
  • Iwaasa, A.D., McLeod, G.J., Schellenberg, M.P., Muri, R., and Biligetu, B. (2012). "Opportunities await for native and tame forage research at the Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre (SPARC) - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).", 2012 Native Prairie Restoration/Reclamation Workshop, TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, February 8-9, 2012. (Poster)
  • Jin, L., Xu, Z., Iwaasa, A.D., Zhang, Y.G., Schellenberg, M.P., and Wang, Y. (2012). "Mixing purple prairie clover with alfalfa reduced alfalfa N transforming to ammonia-N.", ADSA-AMPA-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS 2012 Joint Annual Meeting, Hyatt Regency, Phoenix, AZ, USA, July 15-19, 2012, W118. (Abstract)
  • Schellenberg, M.P. and Biligetu, B. (2012). "Multiple species grass-legume mixture in semiarid Saskatchewan.", Plant Canada 2012 (joint meeting of the Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA), Canadian Society for Horticultural Science (CSHS), Certified Crop Advisors (CCA), North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX)): Adapting Crops to Change, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, July 16-19, 2012. (Poster)
  • Schellenberg, M.P., Biligetu, B., Piche, I., Kehler, M., and Ruest, I. (2012). "Realizing the benefits for an ever changing environment.", Foraging Into the Future 7: Times are good....let's make it count!, Sky Centre, Living Sky Casino, Swift Current, SK, Canada, December 12-13, 2012. (Abstract)

2011

  • Biligetu, B. and Schellenberg, M.P. (2011). "Germination of two native wheatgrass (Agropyron) species under different temperature and water potential regimes.", Soils and Crops Workshop 2011, Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 15-16, 2011. (Workshop)
  • Biligetu, B., Schellenberg, M.P., and McLeod, G.J. (2011). "Relationship of Morphological traits and seed yield of plain rough fescue grass (Festuca hallii (Vasey) Piper) with different origins.", Soils and Crops Workshop 2011, Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 15-16, 2011. (Workshop)
  • Iwaasa, A.D., Steppuhn, H., Schellenberg, M.P., Acharya, S.N., and Wang, Y. (2011). "A forage and grazing research update.", SWFA Annual General Meeting, Swift Current, SK, Canada, March 1, 2011.
  • Jin, L., Xu, Z.J., Iwaasa, A.D., Schellenberg, M.P., Zhang, Y.G., McAllister, T.A., and Wang, Y. (2011). "Nutrient and tannin contents of purple prairie clover (Petalostemon purpureum) harvested at different growth stages.", Journal of Animal Science, 89(E-Suppl. 1), pp. 48. (Abstract)
  • Jin, L., Xu, Z.J., Iwaasa, A.D., Zhang, Y.G., Schellenberg, M.P., McAllister, T.A., and Wang, Y. (2011). "Effect of tannins on in vitro ruminal degradability of purple prairie clover (Petalostemon purpureum) harvested at two growth stages in the DaisyII Fermentation System.", Journal of Animal Science, 89(E-Suppl. 1), pp. 387. (Abstract)
  • Jin, L., Xu, Z.J., Iwaasa, A.D., Zhang, Y.G., Schellenberg, M.P., McAllister, T.A., and Wang, Y. (2011). "Effect of tannins on in vitro ruminal degradability of purple prairie clover (Petalostemon purpureum) harvested at two growth stages in the DaisyII Fermentation System.", ADSA-PSA-AMPA-CSAS-ASAS 2011 Joint Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, July 11-14, 2011, T356. (Poster)
  • Jin, L., Xu, Z.J., Iwaasa, A.D., Zhang, Y.G., Schellenberg, M.P., McAllister, T.A., and Wang, Y. (2011). "Nutrient and tannin contents of purple prairie clover (Petalostemon purpureum) harvested at different growth stages.", ADSA-PSA-AMPA-CSAS-ASAS 2011 Joint Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, July 11-14, 2011, M#127. (Poster)
  • Jin, L., Zhang, Y.G., Iwaasa, A.D., Schellenberg, M.P., Xu, Z.J., McAllister, T.A., and Wang, Y. (2011). "Effect of incorporation of purple prairie clover (Petalostemon purpureum) into cool season grasses mixture on in vitro ruminal fermentation.", 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-5, 2011, FPE-3. (Poster)
  • Jin, L., Zhang, Y.G., Iwaasa, A.D., Schellenberg, M.P., Xu, Z.J., McAllister, T.A., and Wang, Y. (2011). "Effect of incorporation of purple prairie clover (Petalostemon purpureum) into cool season grasses mixture on in vitro ruminal fermentation.", Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 91(3), pp. 476. (Abstract)
  • Jin, L., Zhang, Y.G., Iwaasa, A.D., Schellenberg, M.P., Xu, Z.J., McAllister, T.A., and Wang, Y. (2011). "Fecal shedding of Escherichia coli of cattle grazing pastures with and without purple prairie clover (Petalostemon purpureum).", 60th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Animal Science (CSAS), Atlantica Hotel, Halifax, NS, Canada, May 4-5, 2011, TDC-2. (Poster)
  • Jin, L., Zhang, Y.G., Iwaasa, A.D., Schellenberg, M.P., Xu, Z.J., McAllister, T.A., and Wang, Y. (2011). "Fecal shedding of Escherichia coli of cattle grazing pastures with and without purple prairie clover (Petalostemon purpureum).", Canadian Journal of Animal Science, 91(3), pp. 503. (Abstract)
  • Schellenberg, M.P. (2011). "The Diversification of Crested Wheatgrass.", 64th Annual Meeting of the Society For Range Management and Workshop of the Rangeland Technology and Equipment Council (RTEC): Crested Wheatgrass Diversification, Billings, MT, USA, February 6, 2011, published in Rangeland technology and equipment workshop: diversification of crested wheatgrass stands, SRM-AGM, Transcending Borders: Landscapes and Legends. (Presentation)
  • Schellenberg, M.P. (2011). "Using plant biodiversity to help decrease production risk during drought.", 2 pages. (Factsheet)
  • Schellenberg, M.P., Biligetu, B., and Iwaasa, A.D. (2011). "Botanical composition of seeded simple and complex native forage mixtures following grazing.", IX International Rangeland Congress - IRC2011: Diverse Rangelands for a Sustainable Society, Rosario, Argentina, April 2-8, 2011, pp. 393.
  • Schellenberg, M.P., Biligetu, B., and Iwaasa, A.D. (2011). "Effects of grazing disturbance on re-established native forage stands for a semiarid climate.", IX International Rangeland Congress - IRC2011: Diverse Rangelands for a Sustainable Society, Rosario, Argentina, April 2-8, 2011, pp. 179.
  • Schellenberg, M.P., Biligetu, B., and McLeod, G.J. (2011). "Phenotypic variation of side-oats grama grass collections from Canadian prairie.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011, pp. 272.
  • Schellenberg, M.P., Biligetu, B., and Wang, Z. (2011). "What is new on the SPARC Range: Plant ecology research program update.", SPARC Seminar series, February 17, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Tadevosyan, A.H., Mayrapetyan, S.K., Schellenberg, M.P., Ghalachyan, L.M., Hovsepyan, A.H., and Mayrapetyan, K.S. (2011). "Migration and Accumulation of Artificial Radionuclides.", ICABBBE 2011: International Conference on Agricultural, Biosystems, Biotechnology and Biological Engineering: The System Water-Soil-Plants Depending on Polymers Applying, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 13-15, 2011.
  • Tadevosyan, A.H., Mayrapetyan, S.K., Schellenberg, M.P., Ghalachyan, L.M., Tavakalyan, N.B., Hovsepyan, A.H., and Mayrapetyan, K.S. (2011). "Influence of polymers applying on migration and accumulation of artificial radionuclides in sweet basil.", 14th International Congress of Radiation Research, Warsaw, Poland, August 28-September 1, 2011, pp. 170.
  • Wang, Z., Schellenberg, M.P., Zhao, M., and Guodong, H. (2011). "Investigation of responses of plant mixture to different water stress regimes in a pot experiment.", Soils and Crops Workshop 2011, Prairieland Park, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, March 15-16, 2011. (Workshop)

2010

  • Bailey, A.W., Schellenberg, M.P., McCartney, D.H., and Bailey, P. (2010). "Politics, Policy, Settlers, and Consequences for Canadian Prairie Grasslands: A Range Management Perspective.", Rangelands, 32(5), pp. 17-25.
  • Biligetu, B., Schellenberg, M.P., and McLeod, G.J. (2010). "The impact of temperature and water potential on seed germination of poly-cross side-oats grama population of Canadian prairie.", 2010 Joint Conference of the Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) and the Canadian Society of Agronomy (CSA): Transfers & Transformations: Our Evolving Biosphere, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 20-24, 2010.
  • Schellenberg, M.P. and Henderson, D. (2010). "Germination temperature characteristics of three Dalea ssp. With overlapping ranges in the Canadian prairies.", 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Range Management (SRM) and 50th Annual Meeting of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO, USA, February 4-12, 2010, P C-29. (Abstract)
  • Schellenberg, M.P., Henderson, D., Bolton, J.M., and St-Pierre, R.G. (2010). "Do the germination temperature characteristics of the species at risk hairy prairie clover (Dalea villosa) differ from the more common prairie clovers (D. purpurea and candida) found in the Canadian Prairies?", 9th Prairie Conservation and Endangered Species Conference (PSESC), Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 26-28, 2010.

2009

  • Poscher, E., Schellenberg, M.P., Clarke, J.M., Fernandez, M.R., and McCaig, T.N. (2009). "Age and cultivar related differences in metal and metalloid concentrations in alfalfalfa.", 62nd Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM, USA, February 8-12, 2009, In: “Merging trails: Culture, Science, Innovation”. (Abstract)
  • Schellenberg, M.P. (2009). "Are there advantages to introduced or native grasses, mixtures or monocultures?", Organic Field Day 2009, AAFC Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre (SPARC), Swift Current, SK, Canada, July 24, 2009, pp. 10.
  • Schellenberg, M.P. (2009). "Has the native seed industry progressed?", Organic Field Day 2009, AAFC Semiarid Prairie Agricultural Research Centre (SPARC), Swift Current, SK, Canada, July 24, 2009, pp. 10-11.