Undergraduate Research Student, University of Guelph
Supervisor: Dr. Kari Dunfield
About William Milson
William is from Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario and is heading into his last year in the BSc. Environmental Science program at the University of Guelph. William previously graduated from the University of Guelph with a B.A in Psychology, however due to his passion for nature conservation and wildlife protection, he decided to return to Guelph to pursue a degree in the Environmental Sciences. William’s research interests focus on the structure of microbial communities and their role in global biogeochemical cycles. In addition, William is also interested in how climate change will impact the functioning of the soil microbiome and influence climate feedback mechanisms. Using knowledge gained from this research, William hopes to improve our understanding of how soil microbial activity influences GHG emissions which can be used to improve the design of Climate-Smart soil practices. Following his current degree, William plans to either apply his education in the bioremediation industry or pursue a master’s degree in environmental microbiology. In his spare time, William enjoys going for long hikes, playing video games and riding ATVs at the cottage.