Dr. Bobbi Helgason

Dr. Bobbi Helgason, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Scientist, Saskatoon

Dr. Helgason is a soil microbiologist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Saskatoon. With the goals of promoting efficient nutrient cycling, improved crop growth and sustainable soil management, her research focuses on soil-plant-microbial interactions and how these relationships are affected by agricultural management practices. Bobbi is also a visiting scholar and adjunct professor in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan.

“Nurturing Soil Microbial Partners for Healthy Agroecosystems”: The roles of microbial abundance and community structure in productive and sustainable agricultural systems. For example, how different management practices affect the size and composition of soil microbial communities and why that matters for nutrient cycling and crop growth.