PhD Candidate in Soil Science at University of British Columbia
Sasha is a 2023 Net-Zero Food Systems Challenge Participant
Sasha Pollet is a PhD student in Soil Science at the Faculty of Land and Food System, the University of British Columbia. In the SoilRes3 lab (RESistance, RESilience, REStoration) and thanks to her WBI.world scholarship, Sasha investigates how the pedological context and phosphorus (P) fertilization gradient impact the production and quality of root exudates, and the role of roots in acquiring nutrients and storing carbon in the soil. Sasha graduated from the University of Liege (Belgium) with a Master’s degree in environmental sciences and technologies.
Through her research, Sasha wants to deepen the understanding of soil-root-plant interactions for nutrient acquisition strategy in complex soil conditions and contribute to developing an integrative research approach that can be scaled up to help boost crop yield through lower fertilizer use that limits environmental damages associated with P fertilizer use.