Position: Professor; Applied Soil Ecology, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba
About Mario Tenuta
Dr. Mario Tenuta is a full professor in the Department of Soil Sciences and heads the Applied Soil Ecology Lab. His training includes a B.Sc. in Botany and Physical Geography, an M.Sc. in Soil Science, a Ph.D. in Plant Sciences, and Post-Doctoral research in Nematology. From 2006 to 2017 he served as the Canada Research Chair in Applied Soil Ecology. Mario is one of nine leading researchers in the Canadian 4R Research Network (supported by Fertilizer Canada and Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) Agri-Innovation Program).
Mario is heavily invested in disseminating the findings of Applied Soil Ecology Lab research projects, and many of his peer-reviewed journal publications are co-authored by his graduate students and technicians. Mario has a special ability to translate discoveries to recommendations and advice for growers, crop consultants, retailers, and industry. He frequently conducts outreach events and participates in grower and industry events, which provides valuable networking opportunities for his graduate students. Many of the Lab’s practical research findings are communicated to the public through broadcast and text interviews and often feature graduate students and their work.