Amy Norgaard

Graduate Student – MSc in Soil Science                                               

photo credit: Garrett Grove

Education

  • BSc Applied Biology, Major in Food and Environment, Honors, Univeristy of British Columbia (2015)

Research Interests

  • Nutrient Cycling
  • Soil Quality
  • Integrated livestock & crop production systems

I am a farmer interested in using an ecological lens to view managed ecosystems, such as intensive cropping systems. I believe that by providing better tools to small-scale farmers (such as for nutrient management planning), we can help them fulfill their environmental goals, while balancing economic and social demands.

Current Research

Improving Organic Vegetable Farm Sustainability through Enhanced Nutrient Management Planning

This project specifically aims to improve the capacity of organic vegetable farmers to use nutrients efficiently and increase the economic and environmental performance of their farms.

Awards

  • UBC Affiliated Fellowship, 2019/2020