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

Maillard, E., McConkey, B.G., and Angers, D.A. 2018. Each rotation phase can affect soil carbon balance differently over decades. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 98: 584-588.

Maillard, E., McConkey, B.G., St. Luce, M., Angers, D.A., and 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 177: 97-104.

Maillard, E., McConkey, B.G., and Angers, D. 2017. Increased uncertainty in soil carbon stock measurement with sampling scale and profile depth in world grasslands: A systematic analysis. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 236: 268-276.

Maillard, E., Angers, D.A., Chantigny, M., Lafond, J., Pageau, D., Rochette, P., Lévesque, G., Leclerc, M-L., Bissonnette, N., Parent, L-E., McConkey, B.G. 2016. Greater accumulation of soil organic carbon after liquid dairy manure application under cereal-forage rotation than cereal monoculture. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 233: 171-178.

Maillard, E., Angers, D.A., Chantigny, M., Bittman, S., Rochette, P., Lévesque, G., Hunt, D., and Parent, L-É. 2015. Carbon accumulates in organo-mineral complexes after long-term liquid dairy manure application. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 202: 108-119.

Maillard, E. and Angers, D.A. 2014. Animal manure application and soil organic carbon stocks: a meta-analysis. Global Change Biology 20: 666-679.

Maillard, E., Paré, D. and Munson, A.D. 2010. Soil carbon stocks and carbon stability in a twenty-year-old temperate plantation. Soil Science Society of America Journal 74: 1775-1785.

Brajeul, E., Marcelis, L.F.M., de Visser, P.H.B., Elings, A., Lecomte, A., Tchamitchian, M. and Maillard, E. 2006. Development and evaluation of an automated prototype for the fertigation management in a closed system. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 718: 383-390. Written for presentation at the III International Symposium on Models for Plant Growth, Environmental Control and Farm Management in Protected Cultivation (HortiModel 2006).