Taras Lychuk, Ph.D.

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Research Scientist

Research Scientist, Precision Agriculture and Cropping Systems

Current research and/or projects

  • Agricultural Practices for the Lake Winnipeg Basin
  • Lake Winnipeg Agro-Ecosystem Resilience
  • Eastern Prairie Living Laboratory
  • Sustainability of alternative crop production systems for the Canadian prairies as affected by management and climate change
  • Alternative Cropping Systems (ACS) Study long-term cropping rotation in Scott, SK

Research and/or project statements

  • Research on the assessment of the potential for variable N and P accumulation in soil at the field scale based on patterns of precipitation affected by climate change, crop yield, potential for nutrient removal with harvest, and input rate data used for precision management with contemporary agricultural equipment and software

  • Field- and watershed scale experimental work and modeling to assess effects of variable rate fertilizer application, yield based management zones, climate change, and terrain attributes on crop yield, nutrient transport, and soil organic C

  • Assessment of the effects of climate change on precipitation and temperature and consequences for crop yield and nutrient transport in the context of agricultural input systems and diversified rotations
  • Assessment of agricultural input systems and diversified rotations with respect to crop yield and nutrient management in the context of environmental quality

Professional activities / interests

My work at BRDC is focussed on precision agriculture, crop production systems, assessment of the effects of climate change on agricultural production and environmental quality, and field-scale modeling

Education and awards

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Soil Science and Watershed Management. Department of Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland, College Park, USA, May 2014
  • M.S. in Agricultural Sciences. National University of Water Management and Nature Conservation. Department of Ecology and Land Use. Rivne, Ukraine. May 2007
  • B.S. in Environmental Engineering. National University of Water Management and Nature Conservation. Department of Ecology and Land Use. Rivne, Ukraine. May 1999

AWARDS & HONORS

  • 2008 Graduate Fulbright Program Academic Fellowship to pursue doctoral studies in the United States at the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • 2003 Junior Faculty Development Program Academic Fellowship from American Council for International Education. Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • 1999 Finalist of the Project Harmony Community Connections US-Ukraine Exchange Program for environmental professionals from Ukraine.
  • 1999 B.S. Diploma with Honors

Key publications

  1. Lychuk, T.E., Moulin, A.P., Johnson, E.N., Olfert, O.O., Brandt, S.A., Izaurralde, R.C. (2017). Evaluation of the environmental policy integrated climate model on predicting crop yield in the canadian prairies: A case study. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, [online] 97(4), 692-702. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjss-2017-0044

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  3. Lychuk, T.E., Moulin, A.P., Lemke, R.L., Gossen, B.D., Leeson, J.Y., Kirk, A., Johnson, E.N., Olfert, O.O., Brandt, S.A., Thomas, A.G. (2017). Effects of crop inputs, diversity, environment, and terrain on yield in an 18-yr study in the semi-arid Canadian prairies. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 97(4), 715-730. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2016-0228

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  4. Lychuk, T.E., Moulin, A.P., Izaurralde, R.C., Lemke, R.L., Johnson, E.N., Olfert, O.O., Brandt, S.A. (2017). Climate change, agricultural inputs, cropping diversity, and environmental covariates in multivariate analysis of future wheat, barley, and canola yields in Canadian Prairies: A case study. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, [online] 97(2), 300-318. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjss-2016-0075

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  5. Lychuk, T., Moulin, A. P., Izaurralde. C., Lemke, R. Johnson, E., Olfert, O., Brandt, S. 2016. Multivariate Analysis of Climate Change, Agricultural Inputs, Cropping Diversity, and Environmental Covariates on Future Wheat, Barley, and Canola Yield in Canadian Prairies, a Case Study. Soil Science Society of America. Minneapolis, MN, Nov 6-9, 2016.

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  6. Lychuk, T.E., Moulin, A.P, Johnson, E.N., Olfert, O.O., Brandt, S.A., Izaurralde, R.C. 2015. Evaluation of the environmental policy integrated climate (EPIC) model on predicting wheat, barley, and canola yield on a 19-year field study in the semi-arid Canadian Prairie. Soil Science Society of America. Minneapolis, MN, Nov 15-18, 2015.

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  7. Lychuk, T.E., Moulin, A.P, Kirk, A., Lemke, R.L., Johnson, E.N., Olfert, O.O., Brandt, S.A., Gossen, B.D., Leeson, J.Y., Thomas, G. 2015. The effects of input management, cropping diversity, environmental and terrain covariates on crop yield in a 19-year study in the semi-arid Canadian Prairie. Soil Science Society of America. Minneapolis, MN, Nov 15-18, 2015.

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  8. Lychuk, T., A. Kirk, A. Moulin, R. Lemke, E. Johnson, O. Olfert, S. Brandt, B. Gossen, J. Leeson, Thomas, G.T. 2015. Effects of input management, crop diversity, environmental covariates and terrain attributes on crop yield in the semi-arid Canadian Prairie. Canadian Society of Soil Science/International Union of Soil Sciences/Association Quebecoise de Specialists en Sciences du Sol. Montreal, Qc, July 5-10, 2015

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  9. Lychuk, T., A. Moulin, R. Lemke, E. Johnson, O. Olfert, S. Brandt, K. Izaurralde. 2015. Testing effectiveness of the environmental policy integrated climate model on predicting wheat, barley, and canola yield in the Canadian Prairie. Canadian Society of Soil Science/International Union of Soil Sciences/Association Quebecoise de Specialists en Sciences du Sol. Montreal, Qc, July 5-10, 2015

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Research facility

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

Affiliations

Professional Memberships:

  • Canadian Society of Soil Science
  • Soil Science Society of America
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • Manitoba Soil Science Society

Language

English
French

Other languages

Ukrainian, Russian