Dr. Henry Wilson
Dr. Wilson’s research is providing science that will enhance the agriculture sector’s resiliency to increasing hydrological and climatic variability. This science is focused on the development of knowledge to increase the sectors ability to respond to market demands for sustainably produced products, to mitigate the effects of hydrologic extremes (flooding and drought), to increase efficiency of nutrient use, to increase carbon retention and sequestration, and to develop new opportunities for the agricultural sector to improve water quality and reduce water quantity issues for all stakeholders.
Current research and/or projects
- Sustainable Agricultural Practices for the Lake Winnipeg Basin: Building resilient agroecosystems from field to farm to watershed.
- The Eastern Prairie Living Laboratory.
Research and/or project statements
- Identification of factors controlling carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus runoff from agricultural lands and interaction with climate.
- Improvement of hydrological process understanding and representation in cold-climate agricultural watersheds.
- Understanding aqueous organic matter biogeochemistry, influence on ecosystem function, links with the transport and cycling of N and P in agricultural watersheds.
Professional activities / interests
- scientific research
- mentoring of students and postdocs
- project planning and managment
Education and awards
- B.Sc (Hons.) Geography, Brandon University, 2005.
- Ph.D. Watershed Ecosystems, Trent University, 2009.
International experience and/or work
Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies Posdoctoral Fellow.
Arcand, Y., Bittman, S., Britten, M., Champagne, C., Daneshfar, B., David, S., Davidson, A., Derdall, E. Drury, C., Eden, J., Handyside, P., Hung, Y., Javorek, S., Jiang, Y., Jingui, Y., Jordan, C., Joosse, P., Li, S., McAuley, E., McNairn, H., MacDonald, D., Pacheco, A., Powers, J., Reid, K., Smith, E. L., Topp, E., Vanrobaeys, J., Villeneuve, S., Wilson, H., Yang, J. Agricultural Land Use. Synthesis of Science. Canada Water Agency Report. Freshwater Science Assessment-Line of Inquiry. Nov. 20, 2020.2020 - View publication details
Fasching, C., Wilson, H.F., D’Amario, S.C., Xenopoulos, M.A. (2019). Natural Land Cover in Agricultural Catchments Alters Flood Effects on DOM Composition and Decreases Nutrient Levels in Streams, 22(7), 1530-1545. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-019-00354-02019 - View publication details
Cordeiro, M.R.C., Vanrobaeys, J.A., Wilson, H.F. (2019). Long-term weather, streamflow, and water chemistry datasets for hydrological modelling applications at the upper La Salle River watershed in Manitoba, Canada, 6(1), 41-57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/gdj3.672019 - View publication details
Satchithanantham, S., Wilson, H.F., Michiels, P., Dubois, M., Li, S., Koiter, A.J. (2019). Channel geomorphology differences between stream reaches with grass- or tree-dominated riparian vegetation in southern Manitoba, 4(1), 336-349. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/facets-2018-00362019 - View publication details
Satchithanantham, S., English, B., Wilson, H. (2019). Seasonality of phosphorus and nitrate retention in riparian buffers, 48(4), 915-920. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2018.07.02802019 - View publication details
Wilson, H., Elliott, J., Macrae, M., Glenn, A. (2019). Near-surface soils as a source of phosphorus in snowmelt runoff from cropland, 48(4), 921-930. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2019.04.01552019 - View publication details
Wilson, H.F., Casson, N.J., Glenn, A.J., Badiou, P., Boychuk, L. (2019). Landscape controls on nutrient export during snowmelt and an extreme rainfall runoff event in northern agricultural watersheds, 48(4), 841-849. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2018.07.02782019 - View publication details
McMillan, S.K., Wilson, H.F., Tague, C.L., Hanes, D.M., Inamdar, S., Karwan, D.L., Loecke, T., Morrison, J., Murphy, S.F., Vidon, P. (2018). Before the storm: antecedent conditions as regulators of hydrologic and biogeochemical response to extreme climate events, 141(3), 487-501. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10533-018-0482-62018 - View publication details
Kaushal, S.S., Gold, A.J., Bernal, S., Johnson, T.A.N., Addy, K., Burgin, A., Burns, D.A., Coble, A.A., Hood, E., Lu, Y.H., Mayer, P., Minor, E.C., Schroth, A.W., Vidon, P., Wilson, H., Xenopoulos, M.A., Doody, T., Galella, J.G., Goodling, P., Haviland, K., Haq, S., Wessel, B., Wood, K.L., Jaworski, N., Belt, K.T. (2018). Watershed ‘chemical cocktails’: forming novel elemental combinations in Anthropocene fresh waters, 141(3), 281-305. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10533-018-0502-62018 - View publication details
Schneider, K.D., Thiagarajan, A., Cade-Menun, B.J., McConkey, B.G. and Wilson, H.F. 2018. Nitrogen loss in snowmelt runoff from non-point agricultural sources on the Canadian prairies. pp. 73-94. In: Lal, R., and Stewart, B.A., eds. Soil Nitrogen Uses and Environmental Impacts. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL. 392 pp. ebook ISBN: 97813518574132018 - View publication details
Barnes, R.T., Butman, D.E., Wilson, H.F., Raymond, P.A. (2018). Riverine Export of Aged Carbon Driven by Flow Path Depth and Residence Time, 52(3), 1028-1035. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b047172018 - View publication details
Martel, M., Glenn, A., Wilson, H., Kröbel, R. (2018). Simulation of actual evapotranspiration from agricultural landscapes in the Canadian Prairies, 15 105-118. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2017.11.0102018 - View publication details
Ali, G., Wilson, H., Elliott, J., Penner, A., Haque, A., Ross, C., Rabie, M. (2017). Phosphorus export dynamics and hydrobiogeochemical controls across gradients of scale, topography and human impact, 31(18), 3130-3145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.112582017 - View publication details
Ali, G., Haque, A., Basu, N.B., Badiou, P., Wilson, H. (2017). Groundwater-Driven Wetland-Stream Connectivity in the Prairie Pothole Region: Inferences Based on Electrical Conductivity Data, 37(4), 773-785. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13157-017-0913-52017 - View publication details
Cordeiro, M.R.C., Wilson, H.F., Vanrobaeys, J., Pomeroy, J.W., Fang, X. (2017). Simulating cold-region hydrology in an intensively drained agricultural watershed in Manitoba, Canada, using the Cold Regions Hydrological Model, 21(7), 3483-3506. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-21-3483-20172017 - View publication details
Chen, G., Elliott, J.A., Lobb, D.A., Flaten, D.N., Braul, L., Wilson, H.F. (2017). Changes in runoff chemistry and soil fertility after multiple years of cattle winter bale feeding on annual cropland on the Canadian prairies, 240 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.02.0032017 - View publication details
Wilson, H.F., Satchithanantham, S., Moulin, A.P., Glenn, A.J. (2016). Soil phosphorus spatial variability due to landform, tillage, and input management: A case study of small watersheds in southwestern Manitoba, 280 14-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.06.0092016 - View publication details
Khakbazan, M., Huang, J., Moulin, A., Wilson, H., Vanrobaeys, J., Mohr, R. 2016. Watershed scale precision farming and soil conservation to enhance nutrient use efficiency and profitability. 71st Soil and Water Conservation Society International Annual Conference Managing Great River Landscapes Louisville2016 - View publication details
Martel, M., Kröbel, R., Hrapovic, L., Janzen, H.H., McConkey, B.G., Glenn, A.J., and Wilson, H.F. (2015). "A Canadian water budget model for water footprint assessment of crop production.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015. (Poster)2015 - View publication details
Wilson, H.F. (2015). "Recent patterns of runoff water quality for agricultural watersheds in the Aspen Parkland of Manitoba.", Lake Manitoba Workshop, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, December 9-11, 2015.2015 - View publication details
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