Miles Dyck

Assoc Chair/Undergrad Program (Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Physics), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
Associate Chair, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept

Contact

Assoc Chair/Undergrad Program (Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Physics), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
Email
miles.dyck@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-2886
Address
338A Earth Sciences Building
11223 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E3

Associate Chair, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
Email
miles.dyck@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Awards

  • ASTech Award for Innovation in Agricultural Science, Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Foundation. Awarded to the Breton Plots Management Team (2015).
  • ALES Teacher of the Year award, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences (2011/2012)

Committee Involvement

Professional Affiliations


Research

Research Area

Long-term agroecological experiments, soil fertility, transport processes; transport of mass and energy in managed and reconstructed ecosystems.

Dr Dyck is a participant in the Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS) program sponsored by NSERC CREATE.

Courses

REN R 441 - Soil Formation and Landscape Processes

Soil formation, with emphasis on landscape processes as factors in soil development; pedogenic processes and their relation to environmental issues; soils; vegetation, and geological associations; kinds and distribution of soils in Canada; soil classification; field examination and computer-assisted learning of soils and their landscape. Field trips. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar. Prerequisite: REN R 210.

Fall Term 2020
REN R 443 - Soil Physics

Quantitative characterization of soil physical properties. Description and measurement of soil physical properties and transport processes in soils. Examples from areas of land resource management, soil remediation, agriculture, and forestry will be used to illustrate the principles. Prerequisite: *60. REN R 210 recommended.

Fall Term 2020
REN R 501 - Topics in Renewable Resources

Directed study in the multiple aspects of renewable resources. Open to fourth year or graduate students upon consent of instructor.

Fall Term 2020
REN R 604 - Graduate Research Seminar

Prepares graduate students to function in a research environment. Focus is applied communication of research. All students are required to present a seminar, present a research poster, and critique a seminar. Attendance at the seminars and poster session is required. If possible, REN R 604 should not be taken until the student has some research results to present. The grade is credit/no credit.

Winter Term 2021

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Publications

Hydrologic response to effluent infiltrating from at-grade line sources to shallow groundwater
Author(s): Weldeyohannes, A.O., Dyck, M., Kachanoski, G.
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Vadose Zone Journal
Volume: 15
Page Numbers: 1275-1288

Evaluation of TDR for quantifying heat-pulse-method-induced ice melting in frozen soils
Author(s): He, H., Dyck, M., Wang, J., Lv, J.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Soil Science Society of America Journal
Volume: 79
Page Numbers: 1275-1288

Long-term S-fertilization increases carbon sequestration in a sulfur-deficient soil
Author(s): Giweta, M., Dyck, M.F., Malhi, S.S., Puurveen, D., Robertson, J.A.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Canadian Journal of Soil Science
Volume: 94
Page Numbers: 295-301