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A Cold Winter's Sunset

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  • After a long day of sampling greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the cropland and forested borders of agroforestry systems near Edmonton, Alberta, this photograph captures the beauty of getting out of the laboratory and doing field research (even during the cold winter). The row of poplars in the photograph borders a canola field and may help increase carbon sequestration and reduce GHG emissions compared to agricultural systems without a forested component. My research investigates the potential of agroforestry systems to mitigate global warming, particularly by increasing soil organic carbon accumulation. The deeply rooting trees of agroforestry systems could especially increase carbon sequestration in deep soils. The bare trees against the sky at sunset shows the aboveground view we are accustomed to seeing, while another beautiful and mysterious palette lies just under our feet. // Program of Study: PhD // Faculty/Department: Faculty of Agriculture, Life & Environmental Sciences, Department of Renewable Resources // Place of Creation: Sturgeon County, Alberta // Award: Semi-finalist Prize, Images of Research 2018

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    Attribution 4.0 International