Global Institute for Water Security

Bobbi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan. She received her PhD in 2010 and was a Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada from 2010 until 2018 when she joined the University of Saskatchewan. Bobbi is a soil microbial ecologist whose research program focuses on how agricultural management practices and climate affect soil microbial community abundance, structure and function with the goal of improving the environmental and economic performance of production systems. Her research group studies the plant root microbiome and how microbial soil carbon and nitrogen cycling processes contribute to carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emissions and soil health. Their work combines field and laboratory research using molecular biology, biochemistry, stable isotope probing, and soil energetics to enhance resource use efficiency and reduce the environmental impacts of agricultural production systems.