Dr. Andrew VanderZaag

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Research Scientist

Scientist based at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa, Ontario. Lead and collaborate on research projects related to:

  • Methane emissions, Biogas
  • Nitrous oxide emissions
  • Water use efficiency
  • Decentralized wastewater treatment
  • Agricultural meteorology
  • Agricultural sustainability

Current research and/or projects

  • Understanding methane emissions from liquid manure storage across Canada (AAFC internal funds)
  • Water use efficiency in dairy farming (AAFC & Dairy Farmers of Canada)
  • Environmental aspects of biogas (AAFC & industry funds)
  • Environmental efficiency of dairy cropping systems (collaborator)
  • Ammonia emissions from manure management (collaborator)
  • Carbon and water fluxes from cropping systems (collaborator)
  • Nitrous oxide emissions during spring thaw (collaborator)

Education and awards

  • PhD, Biological Engineering (Dalhousie, 2009)
  • BSc, Environmental Sciences (Guelph, 2003)

International experience and/or work

Greenhouse gas emissions in Cameroon

Key publications

  1. VanderZaag, A. IDF Standing Committee on Environment. International Dairy Federation, December 1, 2022. (Presentation)

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  2. Hung, C., VanderZaag, A., Smith, W., Grant, B. 2023. Canada's Progress in Understanding N2O and other GHGs Emissions from Manure-amended Soils. 2023 CSSS Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Soil Science, June 26-29, 2023, TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA

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  3. VanderZaag, A., Balde, H., Wagner-Riddle, C. Methane emissions from liquid dairy manure in Canada. ADSA Ottawa, June 27, 2023. (Presentation)

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  4. VanderZaag, A., Le Riche, E., Balde, H., Kalil, S., Ouellet, V., Charbonneau, E., Coates, T., Wright, T., Luimes, P., Gordon, R., Smith, W., Qian, B. In-barn and outdoor THI conditions in Canadian dairy barns in current and future climates. ADSA Annual Meeting Ottawa, June 25, 2023. (Presentation)

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  5. VanderZaag, A. Indicators of potential heat stress in livestock barns in current and future climates. ADSA Annual Meeting Ottawa, June 25, 2023. (Presentation)

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  6. VanderZaag, A. Micrometeorological Techniques to Measure Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Canadian Tri-Society Meeting, June 20, 2023.

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  7. 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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  8. VanderZaag, A., Glenn, A., Balde, H. Manure methane emissions over three years at a swine farm in western Canada. IPCC EFDB, May 17, 2023. (Presentation)

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  9. VanderZaag, A., Rennie, T., Grant, B., smith, W., Balde, H., Gordon, R. Effects of weather and climate on methane emissions from manure storages. CSAFM-CGU Banff, May 8, 2023. (Presentation)

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  10. Budong Qian, Qi Jing, Guillaume Jégo, Gilles Bélanger, Ward Smith, Andy VanderZaag, Jiali Shang, Jiangui Liu, Brian Grant, Marianne Crépeau.2023. Warmer future climate in Canada – implications for plant hardiness and winter survival of perennial forage crops. Canadian Geophysical Union 2023 Annual Meeting, May 07-10, 2023, Banff, Alberta, Canada

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  11. VanderZaag, A., Qian, B., Smith, w., Balde, H., Gordon, R. Indicators of Potential Heat Stress in Livestock Barns in Current and Future Climates. Dairy Climate Banff, May 2023. (Poster)

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  12. VanderZaag, A. Reducing the water footprint of milk (incurrent and future climates). DFC Webinar, March 15, 2023.

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  13. VanderZaag, A. Measurements of manure emissions in Canada and considerations for modelling. ERA-M4Models, February 23, 2023. (Presentation)

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  14. VanderZaag, A. Dairy Water Use. Southwestern Ontario Dairy Symposium, February 22, 2023. (Presentation)

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  15. VanderZaag, A. Combining agricultural biogas with nutrient recovery for improved environmental benefits. Bioproducts Cluster Workshop, February 9, 2023. (Presentation)

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  16. VanderZaag, A. Water, Methane, and Climate. Virtual Workshop, January 24, 2023. (Presentation)

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  17. VanderZaag, A. Manure storage emissions research in Canada. Aarhus, January 13, 2023. (Presentation)

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  18. VanderZaag, A. Maximizing manure nutrient value from storage to land application. Ontario Agriculture Conference, December 14, 2022. (Presentation)

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  19. VanderZaag, A. Reducing Methane Emissions in the Dairy sector. AER Virtual Outreach, June 16, 2022. (Presentation)

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  20. Chih-Yu Hung, Kristina Mjöfors, Timothy Rennie, Ward Smith, Brian Grant, Andrew VanderZaag. 2022. Modelling shadow and cover effects on manure temperature. 2022 Joint Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS) Annual Meeting-Alberta Soil Science Workshop (ASSW), Edmonton, Alberta. May 23-27, 2022. https://csss-assw2022.ca/CSSS_ASSW_2022_Proceedings.pdf

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Research facility

960 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1A 0C6
Canada

Affiliations

Adjunct Professor:

  • University of Guelph
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Carleton University
  • University of Bamenda

 

Language

English