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. 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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  4. 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.

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  5. 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. Ecosystems, [online] 22(7), 1530-1545. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-019-00354-0

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  6. Schneider, K.D., Thiessen Martens, J.R., Zvomuya, F., Reid, D.K., Fraser, T.D., Lynch, D.H., O'Halloran, I.P., Wilson, H.F. (2019). Options for Improved Phosphorus Cycling and Use in Agriculture at the Field and Regional Scales, 48(5), 1247-1264. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2019.02.0070

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  7. 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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  8. Wilson, H., Elliott, J., Macrae, M., Glenn, A. (2019). Near-surface soils as a source of phosphorus in snowmelt runoff from cropland. Journal of Environmental Quality, [online] 48(4), 921-930. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2019.04.0155

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  9. 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. Journal of Environmental Quality, [online] 48(4), 841-849. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2018.07.0278

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  10. 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. Facets, [online] 4(1), 336-349. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/facets-2018-0036

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  11. Satchithanantham, S., English, B., Wilson, H. (2019). Seasonality of phosphorus and nitrate retention in riparian buffers. Journal of Environmental Quality, [online] 48(4), 915-920. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2018.07.0280

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  12. 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. Biogeochemistry, [online] 141(3), 487-501. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10533-018-0482-6

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  13. 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. Biogeochemistry, [online] 141(3), 281-305. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10533-018-0502-6

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  14. 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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  15. 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. Environmental Science & Technology, [online] 52(3), 1028-1035. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b04717

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  16. Martel, M., Glenn, A., Wilson, H., Kröbel, R. (2018). Simulation of actual evapotranspiration from agricultural landscapes in the Canadian Prairies. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, [online] 15 105-118. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrh.2017.11.010

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  17. 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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  18. 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. Hydrological Processes, [online] 31(18), 3130-3145. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hyp.11258

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  19. 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. Wetlands, [online] 37(4), 773-785. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13157-017-0913-5

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  20. 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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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