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Kari E. Dunfield

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Microbiology of Agro-ecosystems

A portrait of Kari Dunfield

Kari E. Dunfield is a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Environmental Microbiology of Agro-Ecosystems, and an associate professor in Applied Soil Ecology in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. She is an associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Microbiology and the Journal of Environmental Quality, and serves on the executive of the Canadian Society for Microbiologists. Her research focuses on DNA-based techniques to look at the impact of agricultural practices on the diversity of soil microbial communities and on source water quality. She holds a BSc in microbiology from the University of Calgary, a MSc in plant science and a PhD in soil science from the University of Saskatchewan.