Miles Dyck, PhD, PAg

Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Physics, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept

Contact

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

Overview

About

Awards

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award - Vadose Zone Journal, and Canadian Journal of Soil Science (2020)
  • NACTA Educator Award (2019)
  • 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 Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar. Prerequisite: REN R 210.

Fall Term 2021
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 2021
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.

Summer Term 2021 Fall Term 2021
REN R 541 - Advanced Soil Formation, Classification and Landscape Processes

Soil classification with a focus on soil genesis as influenced by soil forming factors and processes. Spatial variability of soil types within landscapes in association with vegetation, parent geological materials, hillslope hydrology and microclimate. Soils as components of ecosystems and their relation to environmental issues. Distribution of soils in Canada. Field trips. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.Not to be be taken if credit received for REN R 441 or REN R 741.

Fall Term 2021

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Publications

A review and evaluation of 39 thermal conductivity models for frozen soils
Author(s): Hailong He, Gerald N. Flerchinger, Yuki Kojima, Miles Dyck, Jialong Lv
Publication Date: 1/15/2021
Publication: Geoderma
Volume: 382
External Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0016706120311903
Long-term rotation impacts soil total macronutrient levels and wheat response to applied nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur in a Luvisolic soil
Author(s): Miles Dyck and Dick Puurveen
Publication Date: 3/1/2020
Publication: Canadian Journal of Soil Science
Volume: 100
Page Numbers: 430-439
External Link: https://cdnsciencepub.com/doi/10.1139/cjss-2019-0155
Bound Water, Phase Configuration, and Dielectric Damping Effects on TDR-Measured Apparent Permittivity
Author(s): Miles Dyck, Teruhito Miyamoto, Yukiyoshi Iwata, Koji Kameyama
Publication Date: 9/26/2019
Publication: Vadose Zone Journal
External Link: https://acsess.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.2136/vzj2019.03.0027