Aaron J. Glenn, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist

Dr. Glenn’s micrometeorological research directly addresses the Science and Technology Branch science sector strategy on Agroecosystem Resilience which aims to develop knowledge and tools that support sector adaptation to environmental impacts of agricultural production and reducing agriculture’s environmental footprint. His research also responds to the strategic objective of enhancing environmental performance across many agricultural commodity portfolios (e.g. cereals & grains, oilseeds, beef & forage) as it takes place in the context of multi-year temporal and farm-level spatial scales which include a range of crop rotations and integrated crop-livestock production systems.

 

Current research and/or projects

  • Cropland evapotranspiration and water balance

  • Cropland greenhouse gas fluxes and budgets

  • Methane emissions from a hog barn lagoon

  • Impact of crop residue and soil management on soybean emergence and early season growth

  • Impact of weather and climate on crop production on the Canadian Prairies  

Professional activities / interests

  • Micrometeorology in Agricultural and Wetland Ecosystems

  • Agricultural Meteorology

  • Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Fluxes

  • Biogeochemical Cycling of Carbon and Nitrogen

Education and awards

Ph.D., Soil Science, University of Manitoba 

M.Sc., Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge

B.Sc., Plant Biology (Hons.), University of Alberta

 

Key publications

  1. Gilmanov, T.G., Wylie, B.K., Tieszen, L.L., Meyers, T.P., Baron, V.S., Bernacchi, C.J., Billesbach, D.P., Burba, G.G., Fischer, M.L., Glenn, A.J., Hanan, N.P., Hatfield, J.L., Heuer, M.W., Hollinger, S.E., Howard, D.M., Matamala, R., Prueger, J.H., Tenuta, M., Young, D.G. (2013). CO2 uptake and ecophysiological parameters of the grain crops of midcontinent North America: Estimates from flux tower measurements, 164 162-175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2012.09.017

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  2. Tenuta, M., Sapkota, T., Amiro, B.D., Glenn, A.J., and Maas, S.E. (2012). "Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Annual-alone and Annual-Perennial Cropping Systems in the Red River Valley, Manitoba.", 30th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and 1st Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, Boston, MA, USA, May 28-June 1, 2012.

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  3. Glenn, A.J. and Wilson, H.F. (2012). "Water, carbon, and nitrogen balance components of a no-till crop rotation in southwestern Manitoba.", Manitoba Zero-Tillage Research Association Annual General Meeting 2012, Brandon, MB, Canada, March 20, 2012. (Presentation)

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  4. Sapkota, T., Tenuta, M., Amiro, B.D., Glenn, A.J., and Stewart, S.E. (2012). "Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Annual-alone and Annual-Perennial Cropping Systems in the Red River Valley, Manitoba. Presentation.", 55th Annual Manitoba Soil Science Society Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 2-3, 2012.

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  5. Cardillo, M.J., Gulden, R.H., Bullock, P.R., and Glenn, A.J. (2012). "Stubble Height Effects on Canola Performance.", Manitoba Agronomists Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, December 12-13, 2012. (Poster)

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  6. Glenn, A.J. (2012). "Diurnal and Seasonal Relationships Between Incoming Solar Radiation and the Photosynthetically-Active Photon Flux Density in Southwestern Manitoba.", 55th Annual Manitoba Soil Science Society Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 2-3, 2012. (Poster)

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  7. Glenn, A.J., Tenuta, M., Amiro, B.D., Maas, S.E., and Wagner-Riddle, C. (2012). "Nitrous oxide emissions from an annual crop rotation in the Red River Valley, Manitoba.", Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) and Association Québécoise de Spécialistes en Sciences du Sol (AQSSS) Joint Meeting, Lac Beauport, QC, Canada, June 6, 2012. (Presentation)

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  8. Glenn, A.J., Tenuta, M., Amiro, B.D., Maas, S.E., and Wagner-Riddle, C. (2012). "Nitrous oxide emissions from an annual crop rotation on poorly drained soil on the Canadian Prairies.", Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 166-167, pp. 41-49. doi : 10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.06.015

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  9. Sapkota, T., Tenuta, M., Amiro, B.D., Glenn, A.J., and Stewart, S.E. (2011). "Greenhouse gas emission benefit of including perennial forage in a Canadian Prairie cropping system.", Manitoba Agronomists 2009 Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, December 15-16, 2009. (Poster)

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  10. Glenn, A.J., Amiro, B.D., Tenuta, M., Wagner-Riddle, C., Drewitt, G.B., and Warland, J.S. (2011). "Using stable carbon isotope flux measurements to estimate the contribution of crop residue carbon to soil respiration during the non-growing season in an annual agroecosystem in the Red River Valley.", Joint Annual Meeting of the Canadian Geophysical Union and the Canadian Society of Agricultural and Forest Meteorologists, Banff Park Lodge, Banff, AB, Canada, May 15-18, 2011. (Presentation)

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  11. Glenn, A.J., Amiro, B.D., Tenuta, M., Wagner-Riddle, C., Drewitt, G.B., and Warland, J.S. (2011). "Contribution of crop residue carbon to soil respiration at a northern Prairie site using stable isotope flux measurements.", Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 151(8), pp. 1045-1054. doi : 10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.03.008

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  12. Stewart, S.E., Glenn, A.J., Tenuta, M., and Amiro, B.D. (2010). "Perennial Forage Impact on Carbon Dioxide and Nitrous Oxide Emissions in the Red River Valley, Manitoba.", 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. (Presentation)

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  13. Fraser, T.J., Stewart, S.E., Amiro, B.D., Glenn, A.J., and Tenuta, M. (2010). "Greenhouse gas implications of Forage-crop Conversions in Manitoba: Now you C it, now you don't.", Annual General Meeting of Canadian Carbon Program (CCP), Montréal, QC, Canada, February 26-28, 2010. (Presentation)

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  14. Glenn, A.J., Amiro, B.D., Tenuta, M., Stewart, S.E., and Wagner-Riddle, C. (2010). "Carbon dioxide exchange in a northern prairie cropping system over three years.", Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 150(7-8), pp. 908-918. doi : 10.1016/j.agrformet.2010.02.010

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  15. Glenn, A.J., Tenuta, M., Wagner-Riddle, C., and Amiro, B.D. (2009). "Inter-annual greenhouse gas flux variability and budgets for a Red River valley cropping system.", Joint Annual Meeting of the CSA-CSSS-CSAFM: Sciences for Sustainability: Soils, Agronomy, and Atmosphere, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, August 5-7, 2009. (Presentation)

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  16. Stewart, S.E., Glenn, A.J., Tenuta, M., and Amiro, B.D. (2009). "Does the Perennial Phase of Cropping Systems Benefit Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Soil Health?", Joint Annual Meeting of the CSA-CSSS-CSAFM: Sciences for Sustainability: Soils, Agronomy, and Atmosphere, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, August 5-7, 2009. (Poster)

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  17. Stewart, S.E., Glenn, A.J., Tenuta, M., and Amiro, B.D. (2009). "Does Including Alfalfa in a Crop Rotation Reduce Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions?", Manitoba Agronomists 2009 Conference, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, December 15-16, 2009. (Poster)

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  18. Glenn, A.J., Tenuta, M., Amiro, B.D., Wagner-Riddle, C., Drewitt, G.B., and Warland, J.S. (2007). "Linking temporal decomposition dynamics of crop residues to soil tillage intensity in Manitoba, Canada.", 2007 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 10-14, 2007. (Poster)

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  19. Glenn, A.J., Tenuta, M., and Amiro, B.D. (2007). "Greenhouse Gas Budget for a Red River Valley Corn Crop.", 50th Annual Manitoba Soil Science Society Meeting, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, February 8-9, 2007. (Presentation)

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  20. Syed, K.H., Flanagan, L.B., Carlson, P.J., Glenn, A.J., and Van Gaalen, K.E. (2006). "Environmental control of net ecosystem CO₂ exchange and carbon balance in treed, moderately rich fen in northern Alberta.", Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 140(1-4), pp. 97-114.

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Research facility

2701 Grand Valley Road, P.O. Box 1000A
Brandon, MB R7A 5Y3
Canada

Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, Brandon University

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Manitoba

  • Past-president, Canadian Society of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

  • Past-president, Manitoba Soil Science Society

  • Member, American Meteorological Society

  • Member, Canadian Society of Soil Science

Language

English