Jose Almodovar

Ph.D. Student, University of Manitoba
Supervisor: Dr. Mario Tenuta

About Jose Almodovar

Jose Alejandro Almodovar is a PhD. Student from Dominican Republic who previously did his Bachelor of Science degree in Ecology and Environmental Management at ISA University, Santiago, Dominican Republic. Jose was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a Master of Science degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Washington State University. Prior to this Jose had 5 years of experience in Rural Development and climate smart agricultural practices in the entire Yaque del Norte Watershed in the northern region of Dominican Republic where he assisted farmers together with US agricultural Scientist in a program called Farmer to Farmer as a Field Officer. This intensive field work led Jose to pursue a career in Soil Sciences, since most of the environmental issues he observed in Dominican Republic are related in one way to another to bad agricultural practices, bad soil management and lack soil conservation knowledge.

More recently Jose started his PhD studies at University of Manitoba, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Soil Sciences. researching the effects of cover crops, and in particular verifying if the termination of an established cover crop results in N2O emissions. His research is conducted at the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment (NCLE) Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Program (AGGP) long-term study site in Southern Manitoba. Jose hopes that after the program ends, he can pursue a career working closely with farmers in Canada, US, and Dominican Republic and to help strengthen bonds between Dominican Republic and Canada.

Jose has interests in Sustainable Development, Soil Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Project Management, GIS, and politics. He likes to read, gardening, aqua scaping, baseball and playing video games.