Trish Hanuszak

Graduate Student – MSc in Soil Science


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  • BSc, Applied Biology, Majoring in Plant and Soil Science, Honors, University of British Columbia (2019)

Research Interests

  • Sustainable soil management
  • Nutrient cycling and management 
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation for agriculture
  • Land use change
  • Integrated pest management

I am interested in making conventional agriculture more environmentally friendly as well as adaptive to the changing climate through improved nutrient management and sustainable soil management techniques. I believe there is an intersection between organic and conventional production that can sustainably manage the needs of future generations while protecting and improving the agroecosystems of today.

Current Research

Nitrogen and Phosphorus Dynamics Following Grassland Set-Aside Incorporation

Research Group Affiliation:

NSERC CREATE in Sustainable Applied Fertilizer Remediation

Related Projects:

Effects of 2 and 3-Year Grassland Set-Asides on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Plant Available Nitrogen, and Soil Quality in the Lower Fraser River Delta, British Columbia

Evaluating the Effects of Grassland Set Asides on Soil Nutrient Availability & Crop Yields in Delta, British Columbia


  • Graduate Scholarship, BC Institute of Agrologists, 2020
  • Les Lavkulich Graduate Student Award in Soil Science, Pacific Regional Society of Soil Science (PRSSS), 2019
  • Undergraduate Book Award, Canadian Society of Soil Science (CSSS), 2019
  • D G Laird Prize in Soil Science, University of British Columbia, 2019
  • G G Moe Prize in Agronomy, University of British Columbia, 2019
  • P A Boving Prize in Agriculture, University of British Columbia, 2019
  • Art Bomke Undergraduate Student Award in Soil Science, PRSSS, 2018