PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
David Bysouth is a soil scientist who is interested in interdisciplinary approaches to ecosystem ecology, land use change and soil biogeochemical cycling. He currently collaborates with communities in the Northwest Territories who are interested in building resilience into their food system through agriculture, in response to a rapidly changing climate. David is working towards producing and collecting community scale soil data, building models and frameworks targeted to northern soils, and working with communities to develop best management practices for incorporating agriculture in a way that can lead to improved food security, but minimize carbon losses to the atmosphere. David is passionate about land use change, community food systems, soil biogeochemical cycles, soil carbon dynamics and community scale interdisciplinary research.
Soil carbon cycling; northern food systems; peatland ecology; land use change; interdisciplinary research