Luke Bainard, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Soil microbial ecology

Current research and/or projects

⮚Microbial biodiversity of agricultural soils in British Columbia

⮚Functional diversity of soil microbial communities in forage and rangeland systems

⮚Role of soil microbial communities in phosphorus cycling

⮚Increasing field vegetable yield and resilience to abiotic and biotic stresses through the use of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria

Education and awards

Ph.D. Ecology, University of Guelph

MSc Plant Science, University of British Columbia

BSc Environmental Science, Trinity Western University

 

Key publications

  1. Hossain, Z., Hubbard, M., Gan, Y., Bainard, L.D. (2021). Root rot alters the root-associated microbiome of field pea in commercial crop production systems. Plant and Soil, [online] 460(1-2), 593-607. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-020-04779-8

    2021 - View publication details

  2. Azarbad, H., Tremblay, J., Giard-Laliberté, C., Bainard, L.D., Yergeau, E. (2021). Four decades of soil water stress history together with host genotype constrain the response of the wheat microbiome to soil moisture. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, [online] 96(7), http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/FEMSEC/FIAA098

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  3. Lu, P., Bainard, L.D., Ma, B., Liu, J. (2020). Bio-fertilizer and rotten straw amendments alter the rhizosphere bacterial community and increase oat productivity in a saline–alkaline environment. Scientific Reports, [online] 10(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-76978-3

    2020 - View publication details

  4. Wang, L., Gan, Y., Bainard, L.D., Hamel, C., St-Arnaud, M., Hijri, M. (2020). Expression of N-cycling genes of root microbiomes provides insights for sustaining oilseed crop production. Environmental Microbiology, [online] 22(11), 4545-4556. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.15161

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  5. Bainard, L.D., Evans, B., Malis, E., Yang, T., Bainard, J.D. (2020). Influence of Annual Plant Diversity on Forage Productivity and Nutrition, Soil Chemistry, and Soil Microbial Communities. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, [online] 4 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.560479

    2020 - View publication details

  6. Karppinen, E.M., Payment, J., Chatterton, S., Bainard, J.D., Hubbard, M., Gan, Y., Bainard, L.D. (2020). Distribution and abundance of Aphanomyces euteiches in agricultural soils: effect of land use type, soil properties, and crop management practices. Applied Soil Ecology, [online] 150 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.103470

    2020 - View publication details

  7. Delavaux, C.S., Bever, J.D., Karppinen, E.M., Bainard, L.D. (2020). Keeping it cool: Soil sample cold pack storage and DNA shipment up to 1 month does not impact metabarcoding results. Ecology and Evolution, [online] 10(11), 4652-4664. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6219

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  8. Li, Y., Tremblay, J., Bainard, L.D., Cade-Menun, B., Hamel, C. (2020). Long-term effects of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization on soil microbial community structure and function under continuous wheat production. Environmental Microbiology, [online] 22(3), 1066-1088. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.14824

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  9. Molecular mechanism of bacterial antagonism to Aphanomyces euteiches in pea

    2018 - View publication details

  10. Impact of nitrogen fertilization and inoculation with an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus on root rot

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  11. Isolation and characterization of bacteria antagonistic to Aphanomyces euteiches from lentil root and rhizosphere

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  12. Assessing the potential of managing root rot with nitrogen fertilizer and a commercial arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi product in three Saskatchewan environments

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  13. Isolation and characterization of bacteria antagonistic to Aphanomyces euteiches from lentil root and rhizosphere

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  14. Soil water stress history defines the wheat microbiome responses to their subsequent water stress

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  15. Microbial recruitment from a pre-adapted community improve water-stress resistance of wheat

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  16. Liu, J., Cade-Menun, B.J., Yang, J., Hu, Y., Liu, C.W., Tremblay, J., LaForge, K., Schellenberg, M., Hamel, C., Bainard, L.D. (2018). Long-term land use affects phosphorus speciation and the composition of phosphorus cycling genes in agricultural soils. Frontiers in Microbiology, [online] 9(JUL), http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.01643

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  17. Hamel, C., Gan, Y., Sokolski, S., Bainard, L.D. (2018). High frequency cropping of pulses modifies soil nitrogen level and the rhizosphere bacterial microbiome in 4-year rotation systems of the semiarid prairie. Applied Soil Ecology, [online] 126 47-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2018.01.003

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  18. Verbruggen, E., Sheldrake, M., Bainard, L.D., Chen, B., Ceulemans, T., De Gruyter, J., Van Geel, M. (2018). Mycorrhizal fungi show regular community compositions in natural ecosystems. The ISME Journal, [online] 12(2), 380-385. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2017.169

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  19. Bainard, L.D., Chagnon, P.L., Cade-Menun, B.J., Lamb, E.G., LaForge, K., Schellenberg, M., Hamel, C. (2017). Plant communities and soil properties mediate agricultural land use impacts on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the Mixed Prairie ecoregion of the North American Great Plains. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, [online] 249 187-195. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.08.010

    2017 - View publication details

  20. Borrell, A.N., Shi, Y., Gan, Y., Bainard, L.D., Germida, J.J., Hamel, C. (2017). Fungal diversity associated with pulses and its influence on the subsequent wheat crop in the Canadian prairies. Plant and Soil, [online] 414(1-2), 13-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-016-3075-y

    2017 - View publication details

Research facility

6947 Highway 7
PO Box 1000
Agassiz, BC V0M 1A2
Canada

Language

English