Professor, Applied Soil Ecology, University of Manitoba
Dr. Tenuta’s teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in Applied Soil Ecology at the University of Manitoba. Mario's training includes a B.Sc. (Hon.) in Botany/Physical Geography from the University of Toronto, a M.Sc. in Soil Science from the University of Guelph, a Ph.D. in Plant Sciences from the University of Western Ontario and Post-Doctoral work in Nematology at the University of California at Davis. Dr. Tenuta joined the Department in September 2002 and served as Canada Research Chair in Applied soil Ecology from 2006-2016. His research is currently focussing on mitigation of green house gas emissions from agriculture including use of 4R nutrient management, plant nematodes including soybean cyst nematode, and Verticillium of potato and canola. As the Canada Research Chair, Tenuta is a recognized expert in soil science, evaluates management practices aimed at improving soil health. A major focus of his research is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from manured soils, which are an important source of nitrous oxide and often methane. Tenuta uses advanced micrometeorological techniques to monitor methane levels at test sites in Manitoba, and he is experimenting with different types of manure and manure storage systems.