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Ellert, Ben, Ph.D.

Research Scientist - Biogeochemistry

Contact Information:

5403 - 1 Avenue South
PO BOX 3000
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4B1
Telephone: 403-317-2230
Fax: 403-382-3156
Email: benjamin.ellert@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Assessment of pool sizes and fluxes among the pools of carbon and nitrogen cycles
  • Development and application of stable isotopic and radiocarbon techniques for agriculture
  • Application of long-term agroecological research to questions about agricultural sustainability
  • Improvement of field and laboratory methods to investigate soil-plant-atmosphere interactions
  • Development and identification of agronomic practices for protection of soil and environmental health
  • Adaptation of biogeochemical approaches for soil and agricultural research

Current Projects:

  • Methodology for quantifying GHG emissions/removals
  • Understanding processes of GHG emissions/removal - soil C
  • Estimating net GHG emissions from whole farms
  • Quantifying and predicting ammonia and particulate matter exchanges from agricultural fields

Affiliations:

  • Research Associate, University of Calgary

Research publications

2017

2016

2015

  • Gregorich, E.G., Janzen, H.H., Helgason, B.L., and Ellert, B.H. (2015). "Nitrogenous gas emissions from soils and greenhouse gas effects.", Advances in Agronomy (Book series), 132, pp. 39-74. doi : 10.1016/bs.agron.2015.02.004

2014

2012

2011

2009

Other science related publications

2015

  • Beres, B.L., Pageau, D., Dion, Y., Turkington, T.K., Lupwayi, N.Z., Larney, F.J., Ellert, B.H., and Smith, E.G. (2015). "Rotational Diversity Effects in a Cereal-Based Cropping System.", Botany 2015, Shaw Convention Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29, 2015.
  • Beres, B.L., Pageau, D., Dion, Y., Turkington, T.K., Lupwayi, N.Z., Larney, F.J., Ellert, B.H., and Smith, E.G. (2015). "Rotational diversity effects in a cereal-based cropping system.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science. (Abstract)
  • Diochon, A., Gregorich, E.G., Ellert, B.H., Janzen, H.H., and Helgason, B.L. (2015). "The role of temperature and soil texture in decomposition: findings from a physical fractionation study.", Canadian Society of Soil Science Annual Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 2015.
  • Hao, X., Larney, F.J., Ellert, B.H., Alexander, T.W., and McAllister, T.A. (2015). "Co-composting cattle feedlot manure with construction and demolition waste.", International Compost Conference, Beijing, China, November 22-25, 2015. (Abstract)
  • Kröbel, R., Janzen, H.H., Ellert, B.H., Beauchemin, K.A., and McAllister, T.A. (2015). "Agriculture is neither the culprit nor the solution to Climate Change.", “Our Common Future under Climate Change” Conference, Paris, France, July 7-10, 2015. (Poster)

2014

  • Arcand, M.A., Helgason, B.L., Lemke, R.L., and Ellert, B.H. (2014). "Soil microbial communities and carbon utilization in diversified long-term conventional and organic management systems.", Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA, USA, August, 2014, Presentation.
  • Beres, B.L., Pageau, D., Dion, Y., Turkington, T.K., Lupwayi, N.Z., Larney, F.J., Ellert, B.H., and Smith, E.G. (2014). "Rotational Diversity Effects in a Triticale-Based Cropping System.", ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Annual Meeting 2014, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2-5, 2014.
  • Ellert, B.H., Helgason, B.L., Janzen, H.H., and Gregorich, E.G. (2014). "Soil Disturbance Effects on Plant Residue Decay in Canadian Agricultural Soils.", Canadian Society of Soil Science Annual Meetings, Banff, AB, Canada, May 2014.
  • Gregorich, E.G., Ellert, B.H., Helgason, B.L., and Janzen, H.H. (2014). "Soil disturbance effects on decomposition of plant residues in Canadian agricultural soils.", 20th World Congress of Soil Science, Jeju, South Korea, June, 2014, Presentation.
  • Gregorich, E.G., Ellert, B.H., Janzen, H.H., and Helgason, B.L. (2014). "Plant residue decay in diverse Canadian Soils.", American Society of Agronomy Annual Meetings, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 2014, Presentation.
  • Gregorich, E.G., Ellert, B.H., Janzen, H.H., and Helgason, B.L. (2014). "Plant residue decay in diverse Canadian soils.", 20th World Congress of Soil Science, Jeju, South Korea, June 8-13, 2014, Presentation.
  • Hao, X. and Ellert, B.H. (2014). "Greenhouse gas emissions during co-composting of cattle manure with construction and demolition (C&D) waste.", CSSS/CGU 2014 Annual Meeting, Banff, AB, Canada, May 4-8, 2014. (Abstract)
  • Larsen, R.J. and Ellert, B.H. (2014). "Steps Towards Creating a Paradigm Shift in Production Agriculture to Address Greenhouse Gases Emissions and Soil Health Through the Development of Perennial Cereals. Biological Solutions: Building the Business Case.", Alberta Innovates Biosolutions, Edmonton, AB, Canada, October 1-2, 2014. (Presentation)

2013

  • Ellert, B.H., Gregorich, E.G., and Janzen, H.H. (2013). "Measuring and Monitoring Soil Carbon Storage.", ASA/CSSA/SSSA International annual meeting, Tampa, Florida, USA, November 3-6, 2013, Oral presentation.

2011

  • Janzen, H.H. and Ellert, B.H. (2011). "Rotations ABC and U: A centennial tribute.", Lethbridge Historical Plots Centennial Workshop, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, June 21-22, 2011. (Presentation)
  • Larney, F.J., Willms, W.D., Smith, E.G., Janzen, H.H., Ellert, B.H., and Miller, J.J. (2011). "Other long-term experiments at Lethbridge Research Centre.", Historical Rotations Workshop, Lethbridge, AB, Canada, June 21-22, 2011. (Presentation)
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