Heather Flood

Ph.D. Student, University of Manitoba
Supervisor: Dr. Martin Entz

About Heather Flood

Heather is from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She obtained a BSc in Agronomy (2006) and an MSc in Plant Science (2008) from the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Shortly after graduation she accepted a research position in maize breeding on the island of Kaua’i, Hawai’i. After many years in maize research, Heather ventured out into contracted work and consulting with Global Ag. Services LLC and then in 2018 accepted a teaching position in the department of Plant Biology and Tropical Agriculture at Kaua’i Community College, University of Hawai’i. In May, 2020 she returned to Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba to begin a PhD program investigating nitrogen dynamics in an oat-legume intercrop system. Her goal is to determine best management practices that increase crop productivity, N availability and use while minimizing inorganic N additions and N losses from the agroecosystem.