Timothy D. Schwinghamer, Ph.D.

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Agricultural Research Biostatistician

Applied statistics

Current research and/or projects

Contributes advice regarding the design of experiments to scientists and analyzes experimental or observational data by applying univariate, bivariate, and multivariate statistical approaches using SAS, R, and other statistical software.

For a current list of selected publications, please refer to: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=C824GP8AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao


Research and/or project statements

  • Statistical methods and applications in collaboration with scientific projects, for example:
    • Multivariate and causal modeling and spatial statistics regarding the effects of insects and fertilization methods on agricultural crops;
    • the effects of agricultural techniques and soil properties on soil microorganisms, soil carbon, and net energy return;
    • effects of transportation on structures of causal relationships between physiological variables and behaviour of cattle;
    • and the consequences of veterinary medicinal products on target pathogens and non-target microbiomes
    • etc.
  • Educating and training in SAS and R

Professional activities / interests

  • Works with research scientists,
  • technicians,
  • and graduate students


Education and awards

PhD in Plant Biology and Ecology, McGill University, 2014

MSc in Plant Biology and Ecology, University of Manitoba, 2007

BSc (Hons.) in Agro-Ecosystems Management, University of Guelph, 2004

Key publications

  1. Alexander, B.*, Geddes, C.M., Larney, F., Chau, H., Janzen, H., Curtis A., Shade, K., and Schwinghamer, T. 2024. Soil health being tricky: Estimating unbiased causal effects of soil organic carbon on yield is a subjective experience. Soils and Crops 2024. Mar 05-06, 2024. Saskatoon, SK, USA. (Oral Presentation).

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  2. *Foroud NA, Eranthodi A, Witte T, Hicks C, Overy D, Schwinghamer T, Beccari G, Tini F, Covarelli L, Harris LJ, Chatterton S. Dissecting the role of Fusarium avenaceum mycotoxins in cereal and pulse crop diseases. 14th World Mycotoxin Forum. Antwerp, BELGIUM. October 9-11, 2023. Invited.

    2023 - View publication details

  3. Eranthodi A, Overy D, Harris LJ, Hubbard M, Schwinghamer T, *Chatterton S, *Foroud NA. Effect of cereal-pulse rotations on Fusarium avenaceum pathogenicity. 12th International Congress of Plant Pathology. Paris, FRANCE. August 20-25, 2023.

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  4. Klassen, L., Reintjes, G., Tingley, J.P., Jones, D.R., Hehemann, J.H., Smith, A.D., Schwinghamer, T.D., Arnosti, C., Jin, L., Alexander, T.W., Amundsen, C., Thomas, D., Amann, R., McAllister, T.A., Abbott, D.W. (2021). Quantifying fluorescent glycan uptake to elucidate strain-level variability in foraging behaviors of rumen bacteria. Microbiome, [online] 9(1), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40168-020-00975-x

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  5. Larney, F.J., Pearson, D.C., Dill, G.H., Schwinghamer, T.D., Zvomuya, F., Blackshaw, R.E., Lupwayi, N.Z. (2021). Soil water dynamics over 12 seasons on irrigated dry bean-potato-wheat-sugar beet rotations. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, [online] 101(2), 177-191. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjss-2020-0056

    2021 - View publication details

  6. Meléndez, D.M., Marti, S., Haley, D.B., Schwinghamer, T.D., Schwartzkopf-Genswein, K.S. (2021). Effects of conditioning, source, and rest on indicators of stress in beef cattle transported by road. PLoS ONE, [online] 16(1 January 2021), http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0244854

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  7. Cárcamo, H., Beres, B., Wu, X., Larson, T., Schwinghamer, T. (2020). Effect of Plant Density on Wheat Stem Sawfly Sex Ratio. Frontiers in Agronomy, [online] 2 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fagro.2020.00004

    2020 - View publication details

  8. Meléndez, D.M., Marti, S., Haley, D.B., Schwinghamer, T.D., Schwartzkopf-Genswein, K.S. (2020). Effect of transport and rest stop duration on the welfare of conditioned cattle transported by road. PLoS ONE, [online] 15(3), http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0228492

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  9. Lupwayi, N.Z., Zhang, Y., Hao, X., Thomas, B.W., Eastman, A.H., Schwinghamer, T.D. (2019). Linking soil microbial biomass and enzyme activities to long-term manure applications and their nonlinear legacy. Pedobiologia, [online] 74 34-42. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pedobi.2019.04.001

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  10. Meléndez, D.M., Marti, S., Pajor, E.A., Sidhu, P.K., Gellatly, D., Janzen, E.D., Schwinghamer, T.D., Coetzee, J.F., Schwartzkopf-Genswein, K.S. (2019). Pharmacokinetics of oral and subcutaneous meloxicam: Effect on indicators of pain and inflammation after knife castration in weaned beef calves. PLoS ONE, [online] 14(5), http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217518

    2019 - View publication details

Research facility

5403 1st Avenue South
Lethbridge, AB T1J 4B1


  • Margaret A Gilliam Institute for Global Food Security
  • Department of Plant Science, McGill University