Ludovic Capo-Chichi, Eng, MSc, PhD, PAg

Scientist, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept


Scientist, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
(780) 716-1520
725 General Services Building
9007 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H1


Area of Study / Keywords

Agronomy Plant Breeding Genetics Abiotic Stresses Molecular Breeding Biology Crop Management Project Management Project Leadership


I am a dynamic Scientist with extensive experience in linking science-based agriculture, technology innovation and commercialization for many small to large size organizations in Agri-Food sector. My relevant qualification includes excellent education credentials, in particular, Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Genetics (awarded the A.L. Smith Medal for outstanding academic achievement) and M.Sc. in Agronomy and Plant Breeding from Auburn University, USA. I have achieved the Project Leadership Certificate and Project Management Certificate from NAIT, as well as the Certificate of Plant Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Utilization delivered by the University of Birmingham/School of Bioscience, England & The International Institute of Plant Genetic Resources (IPGRI). I hold a Certificate of Plant Breeder delivered by the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association. I sit on the Prairie Recommending Committee for Oat and Barley.


Lead and coordinate research programs on cereal agronomy at the provincial scale. Develop new research questions, implement and coordinate research projects, data analysis and interpretation. This involves modelling of cropping systems, developing management recommendations for Alberta farmers. Collaborate with government, applied research associations, university and private industry researchers provincially, nationally and international crop commissions and scientific organizations to develop agronomic advice for cereals in all of Alberta’s major agro-ecological environments.