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 Environment.  His formal studies (Diploma, BSc and MSc) focused on environmental sciences, engineering, and agricultural sciences.  Luke also has many years of consulting experience relating to soil science, groundwater, remediation and risk mitigation.

Luke’s PhD 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.