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. Maldaner, L., Wagner-Riddle, C., VanderZaag, A.C., Gordon, R., Duke, C. (2018). Methane emissions from storage of digestate at a dairy manure biogas facility. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, [online] 258 96-107. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.12.184

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  2. Baldé, H., VanderZaag, A.C., Burtt, S.D., Wagner-Riddle, C., Evans, L., Gordon, R., Desjardins, R.L., MacDonald, J.D. (2018). Ammonia emissions from liquid manure storages are affected by anaerobic digestion and solid-liquid separation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, [online] 258 80-88. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.01.036

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  3. Evans, L., VanderZaag, A.C., Sokolov, V., Baldé, H., MacDonald, D., Wagner-Riddle, C., Gordon, R. (2018). Ammonia emissions from the field application of liquid dairy manure after anaerobic digestion or mechanical separation in Ontario, Canada, 258 89-95. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.02.017

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  4. Kariyapperuma, K.A., Johannesson, G., Maldaner, L., VanderZaag, A., Gordon, R., Wagner-Riddle, C. (2018). Year-round methane emissions from liquid dairy manure in a cold climate reveal hysteretic pattern. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, [online] 258 56-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.12.185

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  5. Jarecki, M., Grant, B., Smith, W., Deen, B., Drury, C., VanderZaag, A., Qian, B., Yang, J., Wagner-Riddle, C. (2018). Long-term trends in corn yields and soil carbon under diversified crop rotations. Journal of Environmental Quality, [online] 47(4), 635-643. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2017.08.0317

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  6. Habtewold, J., Gordon, R., Voroney, P., Sokolov, V., VanderZaag, A., Wagner-Riddle, C., Dunfield, K. (2018). Sodium persulfate and potassium permanganate inhibit methanogens and methanogenesis in stored liquid dairy manure. Journal of Environmental Quality, [online] 47(4), 786-794. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2018.01.0054

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  7. Rennie, T.J., Gordon, R.J., Smith, W.N., VanderZaag, A.C. (2018). Liquid manure storage temperature is affected by storage design and management practices—A modelling assessment. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, [online] 260 47-57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2018.03.013

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  8. VanderZaag, A.C. (2018). On the systematic underestimation of methane conversion factors in IPCC guidance. Waste Management, [online] 75 499-502. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2018.01.037

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  9. Smith, W., Grant, B., He, W., VanderZaag, A., Qian, B., Desjardins, R., Jerecki, M., Wagner-Riddle, C., Deen, W., and Drury, C. 2018. Poster: Management strategies to reduce adverse impacts of climate change on cropping systems. World Meteorological Organization Technical Conference on Future Challenges and Opportunities in Agricultural Meteorology, Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Republic of Korea, 14-20 April, 2018

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  10. Habtewold, J., Gordon, R., Sokolov, V., VanderZaag, A., Wagner-Riddle, C., Dunfield, K. (2018). Targeting bacteria and methanogens to understand the role of residual slurry as an inoculant in stored liquid dairy manure. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, [online] 84(7), http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.02830-17

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  11. Dutta, B., Grant, B.B., Congreves, K.A., Smith, W.N., Wagner-Riddle, C., VanderZaag, A.C., Tenuta, M., Desjardins, R.L. (2018). Characterising effects of management practices, snow cover, and soil texture on soil temperature: Model development in DNDC. Biosystems Engineering, [online] 168 54-72. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2017.02.001

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  12. VanderZaag, A.C., Burtt, S., Vergé, X., Piquette, S., Wright, T., Kroebel, R., Gordon, R. (2018). CASE STUDY: Water budget of a dairy farm with a tie-stall barn for milk cows and summer pasturing of heifers and dry cows. Professional Animal Scientist, [online] 34(1), 108-117. http://dx.doi.org/10.15232/pas.2017-01654

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  13. Desjardins, R.L., Worth, D.E., Pattey, E., VanderZaag, A., Srinivasan, R., Mauder, M., Worthy, D., Sweeney, C., Metzger, S. (2018). The challenge of reconciling bottom-up agricultural methane emissions inventories with top-down measurements. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, [online] 248 48-59. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.09.003

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  14. Guest, G., Smith, W., Grant, B., McConkey, B., Chipanshi, A., Reid, K., Kroebel, R., Martel, M., Desjardins, R., VanderZaag, A., Pattey, E., Glenn, A., Wilson, H., Balde, H., Wagner-Riddle, C., Drury, C.F., Fuller, K., Hayashi, M., Reynolds, D. (2018). Comparing the performance of the dndc, holos, and vsmb models for predicting the water partitioning of various crops and sites across Canada. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, [online] 98(2), 212-231. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjss-2017-0112

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  15. Gudmundur H. Johannesson, John Lauzon, Anna Crolla, Brandon Gilroyed, Andrew Vanderzaag, Robert Gordon. Impact of manure storage conditions and time on decomposition of and losses from liquid dairy manure stored in a temperate climate. CJSS. 2017

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  16. Smith, W., Qi, Z., Grant, B.,VanderZaag, A., Desjardins, R. 2017. Comparison of DNDC and RZWQM2 for simulating hydrology and N dynamics in a corn-soybean system with a winter cover crop. B53B Agricultural Systems: Links Between Hydrology and Biogeochemical Cycling III posters, AGU Fall meeting, December 15th 2017, New Orleans, United States.

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  17. Fillingham, M.A., VanderZaag, A.C., Burtt, S., Baldé, H., Ngwabie, N.M., Smith, W., Hakami, A., Wagner-Riddle, C., Bittman, S., MacDonald, D. (2017). Greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions from production of compost bedding on a dairy farm, 70 45-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2017.09.013

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  18. Rennie, T.J., Baldé, H., Gordon, R.J., Smith, W.N., VanderZaag, A.C. (2017). A 3-D model to predict the temperature of liquid manure within storage tanks. Biosystems Engineering, [online] 163 50-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2017.08.014

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  19. Johannesson, G.H., Lauzon, J., Crolla, A., Gilroyed, B., Vanderzaag, A., Gordon, R. (2017). Impact of manure storage conditions and time on decomposition of and losses from liquid dairy manure stored in a temperate climate. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, [online] 98(1), 148-160. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjss-2017-0083

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  20. Guan, J., Chan, M., VanderZaag, A. (2017). Inactivation of Avian Influenza Viruses on Porous and Non-porous Surfaces is Enhanced by Elevating Absolute Humidity. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, [online] 64(4), 1254-1261. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tbed.12499

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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