Ph.D. Student, University of Guelph
Supervisor: Dr. Claudia Wagner-Riddle
About Elided Junior Lumor
I am Elided Junior Lumor, a passionate soil biogeochemist from Ghana, West Africa, with a strong interest in greenhouse gas emissions. I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources Management from the University for Development Studies, where I developed a fascination for the intricate relationships between living organisms and the environment. This led me to pursue a Master’s degree in Environmental Biogeochemistry at Ben Gurion University in Israel.
During my postgraduate years, I delved deeper into understanding the dynamic processes governing biogeochemical cycles, greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on climate change. This passion propelled me to pursue a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph, specializing in agriculture micrometeorology and Environmental Science.
Throughout my research and studies, I have dedicated myself to unraveling the complex interactions between soil, plants, and the atmosphere. My primary research interest lies in investigating the role of cover crops in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing carbon sequestration in agricultural systems. I am particularly focused on understanding how different cover crop species, management practices, and soil conditions influence the exchange of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide between the soil and the atmosphere By comprehending the dynamics of greenhouse gas emissions and exploring innovative approaches like cover cropping, I aim to provide practical solutions for reducing agriculture’s environmental footprint. I am driven by a deep concern for the profound impact of human activities on the planet’s climate system and am committed to developing sustainable agricultural practices that mitigate climate change while maintaining agricultural productivity.
Upon completing my doctoral program, I aspire to continue my research and work as a research scientist in a prominent institution or governmental organization. My vision is to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to develop effective strategies and policies that promote sustainable agriculture, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance ecosystem resilience. My ultimate goal is to contribute to a more sustainable future by bridging the gap between scientific research and practical applications. With my expertise, dedication, and drive, I am poised to make significant contributions to the field of biogeochemistry and greenhouse gas research. My work will advance our understanding of these crucial topics and foster the implementation of sustainable practices in agriculture and environmental conservation