Boyce Lab

Jessica S.J. Grenke, PHD

Grassland soil organic carbon, greenhouse gas emissions, water infiltration and biodiversity under grazing management practices in Canadian grasslands

Supervisors: Dr. James Cahill, Jr., Dr. Mark Boyce

Grasslands are key provisioners of global biodiversity; food security through livestock production; and climate change mitigation through soil carbon storage. However, the relationship between grassland management, biodiversity, and soil carbon sequestration is poorly understood. As part of a team investigating how soil carbon dynamics relate to rangeland management I am investigating plant community characteristics. From 2017-2019 plant community metrics including biodiversity will be collected from private ranches across western Canada. Results will be used to inform governmental ecological goods and services policy.

Email: grenke@ualberta.ca

ResearchGate: Jessica Grenke