Dr. Henry Wilson

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Research Scientist

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.

Key publications

  1. 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/gdj3.67

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  2. 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: 9781351857413

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  3. 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-21-3483-2017

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  4. 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 Louisville

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  5. 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.

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  6. Cordeiro, M.R.C., Wilson, H.F., Glenn, A.J., and Vanrobaeys, J. (2015). "Producing synthetic hourly precipitation series from daily precipitation using hourly relative humidity.", Canadian Water Resources Association 68th National Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, June 2-4, 2015, Presentation.

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  7. Roy, A., Glenn, A.J., Moulin, A.P., and Wilson, H.F. (2015). "Soil nitrous oxide emissions from cropland in southern Manitoba.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015, Presentation.

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  8. Wilson, H.F., Raymond, P.A., Saiers, J.E., Sobczak, W.V., and Xu, N. (2015). "Increases in humic and bioavailable dissolved organic matter in a forested New England headwater stream with increasing discharge.", Marine & Freshwater Research.

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  9. Glenn, A.J. and Wilson, H.F. (2015). "Net biome productivity of cropland in southern Manitoba. Presentation.", 2015 Canadian Land Reclamation Association/Manitoba Soil Science Society Joint Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, June 15-18, 2015.

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  10. Vanrobaeys, J., Yu, Z., Cordeiro, M.R.C., Michiels, P., Hamalainen, S., and Wilson, H.F. (2015). "Tools for targeting water retention projects in the Red River Basin of Manitoba.", Canadian Water Resources Association 68th National Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, June 2-4, 2015.

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  11. Wilson, H.F. (2015). "The potential for agricultural management practices to influence water quantity and quality conditions in the Assiniboine River Basin: Our current understanding and the need for research to address emerging issues.", 2nd Annual Assiniboine River Basin Initiative Conference, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, November 12-13, 2015.

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  12. Moulin, A.P., Wilson, H.F., and Geng, X. (2015). "Statistical variability of soil test NO3-N and the management zone concept.", Canadian Soil Science Society (IUSS-CSSS-AQSSS) Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-10, 2015.

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  13. Roy, A., Glenn, A.J., Moulin, A.P., and Wilson, H.F. (2015). "Soil nitrous oxide emissions from cropland with different management.", 2015 Canadian Land Reclamation Association/Manitoba Soil Science Society Joint Meeting, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, June 15-18, 2015.

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  14. Glenn, A.J., Roy, A., Moulin, A.P., and Wilson, H.F. (2015). "Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Cropland Soils with Different Management Regimes in Manitoba, Canada.", American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada, May 3-7, 2015. (Poster)

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  15. 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)

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  16. Glenn, A.J. and Wilson, H.F. (2014). "Direct and indirect measurements of evapotranspiration from cropland in western Manitoba, Canada.", 31st Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/2nd Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, Portland, OR, USA, May 12-15, 2014.

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  17. Wilson, H.F. and Glenn, A.J. (2014). "Carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus chemistry and export in agricultural watershed of the aspen parkland ecoregion as influenced by land use and landform.", Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland, Oregon, USA, May 18-23, 2014.

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  18. Khakbazan, M., Vanrobaeys, J., Braul, L., Huang, J., Wilson, H.F., and Elliott, J.A. (2014). "Economics of crop and land management practices and water quality impacts for four watersheds located in Manitoba Canada.", 2014 Soils and Water Conservative Society Annual Meeting, Lombard, IL, USA, July 27-30, 2014, http://www.swcs.org/documents/filelibrary/14ac/Abstract_Book__FINAL_FB7B07FB89022.pdf, pp. 52.

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  19. Xenopoulos, M.A., Vogt, R.J., Williams, C.J., and Wilson, H.F. (2014). "Synchronous dissolved organic matter dynamics in streams across an agriculture land use gradient and climate setting.", Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland, Oregon, USA, May 18-23, 2014.

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  20. Ali, G.S., Chiasson, M., Haque, A., Badiou, P.H., and Wilson, H.F. (2014). "Wetland-to-stream connectivity patterns across an alteration gradient in the prairie pothole region.", Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland, Oregon, USA, May 18-23, 2014.

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Research facility

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

Affiliations

  • Canadian Geophysical Union
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography

Language

English