Marcos Cunha-Cordeiro

Postdoctoral Fellow

Marcos Cordeiro holds a PhD degree in Biosystems Engineering from the University of Manitoba, along with other undergraduate and graduate degrees in both engineering and environmental sciences. Marcos has experience in engineering principles and scientific methods applied to water resources engineering in the context of risk assessment of water scarcity/availability and quality, including soil and groundwater assessment, water resources’ management, analysis and modeling of hydrologic and water quality data at several spatial scales, geophysical investigation of the vadose zone, geographical information systems and remote sensing analyses, and meteorological monitoring. He has held previous postdoc positions at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan and at the University of Manitoba. Currently, Marcos is working on determining the Water Footprint of the beef industry in Alberta, which is a collaboration project between the University of Alberta and AAFC.




Publications in Peer-reviewed Journals

Cordeiro, M. R. C., H.F. Wilson, J. Vanrobaeys, J.W. Pomeroy, and X. Fang. 2016. Simulating cold-region hydrology in an intensively drained agricultural watershed in Manitoba, Canada, using the Cold Regions Hydrological Model. Hydrology and Earth System Science Discussion under review. doi:10.5194/hess-2016-462.

Tycholiz, C., I.J. Ferguson, B.L. Sherriff, M. Cordeiro, R. Sri Ranjan, R., and M.A. Pérez-Flores. 2016. Geophysical delineation of salinity and acidity in the Central Manitoba Gold Mine Tailings Pile, Manitoba, Canada. Journal of Applied Geophysics 131: 29-40.

Cordeiro, M.R.C., V. Krahn, R. Sri Ranjan and S. Sager. 2015. Water table contribution and diurnal water redistribution within the corn root zone. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 57: 1.39-1.48.

Cordeiro, M.R.C., and R. Sri Ranjan. 2015. DRAINMOD simulation of corn yield under different tile drain spacing in the Canadian Prairies. Transactions of the ASABE 58(6): 1481-1491.

Cordeiro, M.R.C., R. Sri Ranjan, I.J. Ferguson, and N. Cicek. 2014. Nitrate, phosphorus, and salt export through subsurface drainage from corn fields in the Canadian Prairies. Transactions of the ASABE 57(1): 43-50.

Cordeiro, M. R. C., and R. Sri Ranjan. 2012. Corn yield response to drainage and subirrigation in the Canadian Prairies. Transactions of the ASABE 55 (5): 1771-1780.

Cordeiro, M. R. C., R. Sri Ranjan, and N. Cicek. 2011. Assessment of potential nutrient build-up around beef cattle production areas using electromagnetic induction. Environmental Technology 32(15): 1825-1833.

Cordeiro, M. R. C., R. Sri Ranjan, and I. J. Ferguson. 2011. Calibration models for electromagnetic induction methods to assess nutrient accumulation beneath confined livestock areas. Environmental Technology 32(1): 103-117.


Cordeiro, M. R. C., D. Flaten, D. Lobb, H. Wilson. 2016. Beneficial management practices for the application of manure on tile-drained lands: a review of literature. University of Manitoba, 98pp. Report available at:

Sri Ranjan, R., R. Cordeiro, and B. Robinson. 2007. Chapter 5: Manure Storages. In: A Report on Current Knowledge of Key Environmental Issues Related to Hog Production in Manitoba. Clean Environment Commission, Winnipeg, Manitoba, p. 177-246. Report available at:

Awards in the past five years

E. Muir Scholarship for Graduate Students in Biosystems Engineering. University of Manitoba (2013)