David E. Pelster, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist

Improving nitrogen fertilizer efficiency and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from farm systems.

Current research and/or projects

 

 

 

Key publications

  1. Thivierge, M.-N., Chantigny, M., Lafond, J., Maillard, É., Leewis, M.-C., Bertrand, N., Lachance, C., Duchesneau, R.-F., Khechine, M.T., Pelletier, K., Houde, S., Pelster, D., Halde, C., Charbonneau, É., Hassanat, F., Jégo, G., Angers, D.A., Bélanger, G., Tremblay, G., Vanasse, A., Samson, M.-É., and Royer, I. 2023. The PERMANENCE project: legacy effect of perennials and organic fertilizers in crop rotations for dairy farms. Hosting of a provincial team of MAPAQ farm advisors and visit to research plots, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC, September 1, 2023.

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  2. Ross-Blevis L., Pelster D., Masse J., Whalen J.K. 2023. Wood mulch is the preferred organic amendment for mitigating N2O emissions while shielding cultivated organic soil from aeolian erosion. Oral presentation. CSSS annual meeting, Truro, Canada, June 26th to June 29th 2023.

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  3. Halde, C., Durocher, L., D’Amours, J., Gagné, S., Menchari, Y., Bocoum, I., Chantigny, M., Thivierge, M.-N., Angers, D., Maillard, É., and Pelster, D. 2023. Solar corridor cropping systems: Effects of row spacings and interseeded cover crops on soil health, N2O emissions, and crop yields. Annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS), Truro, Canada, 26−29 June 2023. Oral presentation.

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  4. Thivierge, M.-N., Chantigny, M., Lafond, J.A., Royer, I., Lachance, C., Duchesneau, R.-F., Maillard, É., Leewis, M.-C., Pelster, D., Khechine, M.T., Pelletier, K., Halde, C., Hassanat, F., Bélanger, G., Angers, D.A., Samson, M.-É., Jégo, G., Charbonneau, É., and Tremblay, G.F. 2023. Le projet PERMANENCE: démonstration des mesures prises au champ et sommaire des principaux résultats. 37th Annual Meeting of the Association québécoise des spécialistes en sciences du sol (AQSSS), Québec, Canada, May 23–25, 2023. Oral presentation.

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  5. Maillard, É., Chantigny, M., Smith, E., Fuller, K.D., Vandersaag, A., Gregorich, E., Samson, M.-É., Pelster, D., Angers, D., and Thivierge, M.-N. 2023. Réponse à court terme d’indicateurs de santé du sol à des pratiques de gestion associées à la production laitière dans l’Est du Canada. 37th Annual Meeting of the Association québécoise des spécialistes en sciences du sol (AQSSS), Québec, Canada, May 23–25, 2023. Oral presentation

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  6. Halde, C., Durocher, L., D’Amours, J., Gagné, S., Menchari, Y., Bocoum, I., Chantigny, M., Thivierge, M.-N., Angers, D., Maillard, É., and Pelster, D. 2023. Santé des sols et émission de N2O dans les systèmes de corridors solaires avec cultures de couverture intercalaires dans des sols de deux textures contrastées. 37th Annual Meeting of the Association québécoise des spécialistes en sciences du sol (AQSSS), Québec, Canada, May 23–25, 2023. Oral presentation.

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  7. Thivierge, M.-N., Pelster, D., Leewis, M.-C., Halde, C., Chantigny, M., Lafond, J., Bertrand, N., Robichaud, A., Khechine, M.T., Pelletier, K., 2022. Le projet PERMANENCE. Field day, Station agronomique de recherche de l'Université Laval, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC, June 29, 2022. Oral presentation.

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  8. Smith, E., McDonald, B., Pelster, D., Glenn, A., Wilson, H., Rodd, V., Kellman, L., Javorek, S. and Dubois, M. Nov. 7-10, 2021. Climate change and wetland eco-services. ASA, CSSA & SSSA International Annual Meeting: A Sustainable economy for sustainable development. Salt Lake City, Utah. Virtual Meeting.

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  9. Pelster, D.E., Watt, D., Strachan, I.B., Rochette, P., Bertrand, N. and Chantigny, M.H. (2019), Effects of Initial Soil Moisture, Clod Size, and Clay Content on Ammonia Volatilization after Subsurface Band Application of Urea. J. Environ. Qual., 48: 549-558. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2018.09.0344

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  10. Scheer, C., Pelster, D., Butterbach-Bahl, K., Cleemput, O. Van, Kanter, D., Winiwarter, W., Ogle, S., Boeckx, P., Fuchs, K., Baggs, E., Bakken, L., Barton, L., Cardenas, L., Clough, T., DelGrosso, S., Dorich, C., Friedl, J., Hu, C., Leitner, S., Massad, R., Peterson, S.O., Skiba, U., Smith, W., Subbarao, G.V., Vogeler, I. and Wagner-Riddle, C. Addressing nitrous oxide: An often ignored climate and ozone threat. Policy Brief of the workshop on “Climate change, reactive nitrogen, food security and sustainable agriculture” Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 15-16 April, 2019. https://mopga.imk-ifu.kit.edu/sites/mopga/files/inline-files/Policy%20Brief%20-%20Nr-Workshop%20Garmisch%20final.pdf

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  11. Hamdi, W., Pelster, D., Seffen, M. (2014). Phosphorus sorption kinetics in different types of alkaline soils. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, [online] 60(4), 577-586. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03650340.2013.830287

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  12. Chantigny, M.H., Angers, D.A., Rochette, P., Pomar, C., Pelster, D.E. (2014). Evidencing overwinter loss of residual organic and clay-fixed nitrogen from spring-applied, 15N-labelled pig slurry. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, [online] 94(1), 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJSS2013-072

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  13. Miola, E.C.C., Rochette, P., Chantigny, M.H., Angers, D.A., Aita, C., Gasser, M.O., Pelster, D.E., Bertrand, N. (2014). Ammonia volatilization after surface application of laying-hen and broiler-chicken manures. Journal of Environmental Quality, [online] 43(6), 1864-1872. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2014.05.0237

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  14. Rochette, P., Angers, D.A., Chantigny, M.H., Gasser, M.O., MacDonald, J.D., Pelster, D.E., Bertrand, N. (2013). Ammonia volatilization and nitrogen retention: How deep to incorporate urea?. Journal of Environmental Quality, [online] 42(6), 1635-1642. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2013.05.0192

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  15. Pelster, D.E., Chantigny, M.H., Rochette, P., Angers, D.A., Laganière, J., Zebarth, B., Goyer, C. (2013). Crop residue incorporation alters soil nitrous oxide emissions during freeze-thaw cycles. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, [online] 93(4), 415-425. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJSS2012-043

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  16. Rochette, P., Angers, D.A., Chantigny, M.H., Gasser, M.O., MacDonald, J.D., Pelster, D.E., Bertrand, N. (2013). NH3 volatilization, soil NH4+concentration and soil pH following subsurface banding of urea at increasing rates. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, [online] 93(2), 261-268. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJSS2012-095

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  17. Pelster, D.E., Chantigny, M.H., Rochette, P., Angers, D.A., Rieux, C., Vanasse, A. (2012). Nitrous oxide emissions respond differently to mineral and organic nitrogen sources in contrasting soil types. Journal of Environmental Quality, [online] 41(2), 427-435. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2011.0261

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  18. Pelster, D.E., Larouche, F., Rochette, P., Chantigny, M.H., Allaire, S., Angers, D.A. (2011). Nitrogen fertilization but not soil tillage affects nitrous oxide emissions from a clay loam soil under a maize-soybean rotation. Soil & Tillage Research, [online] 115-116 16-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2011.06.001

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