Luke Laurence

Ph.D. Student, Dalhousie University
Supervisor: Dr. David Burton

About Luke Laurence

Luke grew up in Vermilion, Alberta (one “L” of a town) and instructs at Olds College in the fields of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.  His formal studies (Diploma, B.Sc. and M.Sc.) focused on soils, water, environmental sciences and engineering.  Luke also has many years of consulting experience relating to soil science, groundwater remediation, and risk mitigation.

Luke’s research is aimed at providing practical “hands on” solutions to help predict and communicate soil nitrogen processes to producers as they relate to farming practices, geographic description and climatic processes.  His goal is to promote “Climate-Smart Soil” practices that will help constrain the nitrogen budget on farms and increase overall nitrogen use efficiency. 

“’Loam wasn’t built in a day” (Luke’s soil conservation motto) isn’t all he’s interested in.  Besides playing bagpipes, banjos, guitars and sing’n Irish ditties, he has a lovely little family with whom he spends all his “spare” time.