Paula Porto

Graduate Student – MSc in Soil Science           


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  • BSc – Biology, University of British Columbia (2017)

Research Interests

  • Agriculture and climate change: mitigation and adaptation
  • Sustainable management of natural resources
  • Effective communication and application of scientific knowledge

 Current Research

I am currently researching the impact of soil drainage on soil greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, N2O, CH4) from blueberry farms in Delta, B.C. More information about this project can be found here.


Tseng M, Kaur KM, Soleimani Pari S, et al. Decreases in beetle body size linked to climate change and warming temperatures. J Anim Ecol. 2018;87:647–659. 


  • 1st Place CF Bentley Oral Presentation Award, Canadian Society of Soil Science (2021)
  • NSERC CREATE Program in Sustainable Applied Fertilizer Environmental Remediation (SAFER) 6-month scholarship (2021)
  • Integral Ecology Group Scholarship in Soil Science (2020)
  • Faculty of Land and Food Systems Graduate Award, UBC (2020)
  • Mary and David Macaree Fellowship (2020)
  • International Tuition Award, UBC (2019-2020)