Émilie Maillard

Research scientist

My main research activities aim to determine the effects of various cropping systems and agricultural practices on soil carbon accumulation and to better understand the mechanisms to stabilize soil organic matter. The cropping systems and practices studied include grassland systems, annual cropping systems with cover crops, application of livestock manure, tillage etc. I also have an interest in determining the carbon footprint in agroforestry systems (intra-plot systems, riparian strips) and in better understanding the impact of different cropping systems in organic farming production on soil carbon accumulation. My research projects can be done on a farm and landscape scale.

Key publications

  1. Pelletier, K., Thivierge, M.-N. , Chantigny, M.H., Bélanger, G., Angers, D.A., Lachance, C., Maillard, É., and Halde, C. 2023. Croissance racinaire du maïs fourrager favorisée par les cultures fourragères pérennes en rotation. Journée d’information scientifique – Bovins laitiers et plantes fourragères, Drummondville, QC, February 8, 2023. Oral presentation.

    2023 - View publication details

  2. Pelletier, K., Thivierge, M.-N., Halde, C., Chantigny, M., Maillard, É., Bélanger, G., and Angers D.A. Croissance racinaire du maïs fourrager favorisée par les cultures fourragères pérennes en rotation. 89e Congrès annuel de l’Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas), Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada, May 9–13, 2022. Oral presentation, virtual.

    2022 - View publication details

  3. Maillard, É., Thivierge, M.-N., and Angers, D.A. 2021. Les bénéfices de la séquestration du carbone pour les agriculteurs. Special section Plantes fourragères in the weekly magazine La Terre de chez nous, June 9, 2021, p. B14. https://laterrekiosk.milibris.com/reader/bbb66ce8-53c2-4fb6-8313-41d5baacee77?origin=%2Fcahiers-speciaux%2Fcahiers-speciaux%2F2021-06-09

    2021 - View publication details

  4. Maillard, É., McConkey, B.G., St. Luce, M., Angers, D.A., Fan, J. (2018). Crop rotation, tillage system, and precipitation regime effects on soil carbon stocks over 1 to 30 years in Saskatchewan, Canada. Soil & Tillage Research, [online] 177 97-104. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2017.12.001

    2018 - View publication details

  5. Maillard, É., McConkey, B.G., Angers, D.A. (2018). Each rotation phase can affect soil carbon balance differently over decades. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, [online] 98(3), 584-588. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjss-2018-0013

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  6. Maillard, É., McConkey, B.G., Angers, D.A. (2017). Increased uncertainty in soil carbon stock measurement with spatial scale and sampling profile depth in world grasslands: A systematic analysis. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, [online] 236 268-276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2016.11.024

    2017 - View publication details

  7. Maillard, E., Angers, D.A., Chantigny, M.H., Lafond, J. and Pageau, D. 2016. Greater retention of manure-derived carbon under perennial than annual crops. Affiche présentée au Congrès annuel de la CSSS, Kamloops, BC. 14-19 May.

    2016 - View publication details

  8. Maillard, É., Angers, D.A., Chantigny, M., Bittman, S., Rochette, P., Lévesque, G., Hunt, D., Parent, L.É. (2015). Carbon accumulates in organo-mineral complexes after long-term liquid dairy manure application. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, [online] 202 108-119. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2014.12.013

    2015 - View publication details

  9. Maillard, E., Angers, D.A. (2014). Animal manure application and soil organic carbon stocks: A meta-analysis. Global Change Biology, [online] 20(2), 666-679. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.12438

    2014 - View publication details