Trevor Coates Ph.D.

Image Trevor Ward Coates
Research Scientist

My role is to lead and collaborate on research projects which lead to a better understanding of air quality and greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural sources.

Current research and/or projects

Current Research is focused on the use of precision agricultural technologies, remote sensing tools and micrometeorological techniques to measure agriculture’s environmental impacts, support greenhouse gas mitigation solutions and reduce agricultural losses.

Research and/or project statements

  • weather and climate data research and research support
  • development of improved methodologies to measure farm-scale greenhouse gas emissions
  • the use of smart technology to improve measurement of enteric methane emissions from cattle
  • the use of eddy covariance to monitor the carbon balance of agricultural systems

Professional activities / interests

  • Agricultural meteorology
  • Micrometeorological measurement techniques
  • Agricultural greenhouse gas fluxes
  • Enteric methane emission measurement

Education and awards

PhD, Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne

MSc, Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering, University of Saskatchewan

BSc, Biological Sciences / Geography, University of Lethbridge

International experience and/or work

Measurement of cattle emissions from Australian feedlots and rangelands.

Key publications

  1. VanderZaag, A., Rajagopal, R. Desjardins, R., Coates, T., Hao, X., Bittman, S. 2021. Reducing Emissions from Manure Management. Report to AAFC’s Climate Change Roadmap project. 32 pp

    2021 - View publication details

  2. McGinn, S.M., Flesch, T.K., Coates, T.W., Charmley, E., Chen, D., Bai, M., Bishop-Hurley, G. (2015). Evaluating dispersion modeling options to estimate methane emissions from grazing beef cattle. Journal of Environmental Quality, [online] 44(1), 97-102.

    2015 - View publication details

  3. McGinn, S.M., Beauchemin, K.A., Coates, T., McGeough, E.J. (2014). Cattle methane emission and pasture carbon dioxide balance of a grazed grassland. Journal of Environmental Quality, [online] 43(3), 820-828.

    2014 - View publication details

  4. Beauchemin, K.A., Coates, T., Farr, B., McGinn, S.M. (2012). Technical note: Can the sulfur hexafluoride tracer gas technique be used to accurately measure enteric methane production from ruminally cannulated cattle?. Journal of Animal Science, [online] 90(8), 2727-2732.

    2012 - View publication details

  5. McGinn, S.M., Coates, T., Flesch, T.K., Crenna, B. (2008). Ammonia emission from dairy cow manure stored in a lagoon over summer. Canadian Journal of Soil Science, [online] 88(4), 611-615.

    2008 - View publication details

  6. McGinn, S.M., Flesch, T.K., Crenna, B.P., Beauchemin, K.A., Coates, T. (2007). Quantifying ammonia emissions from a cattle feedlot using a dispersion model. Journal of Environmental Quality, [online] 36(6), 1585-1590.

    2007 - View publication details