Kimberley Schneider

K. Schneider
Assistant Professor



519-824-4120 x52460


B.Sc(Env.) Environmental Protection, University of Guelph;
M.Sc. Land Resource Science, University of Guelph;
Ph.D. School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph


Crop Science Building


321 CRSC

Research statement:

I plan to develop an innovative research program focused on assessing the agro-ecological benefits provided by forage and service crops (enhanced soil and water quality, nutrient cycling and nutrient use efficiencies, mitigating net greenhouse gas emissions, and improved biodiversity) and how targeted agroecosystem management can augment these benefits. My research will also work to better understand the mechanisms by which forage and service crops improve subsequent crop performance and to optimize cropping systems to optimize economic and environmental benefits to Ontario agriculture.  My research will involve working on multidisciplinary teams, taking a systems-based approach and working across scales (rhizosphere to the landscape) to help solve critical agri-environmental issues.

Current Opportunities

If you are looking for a graduate student opportunity (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) focusing on the ecosystem services (including nutrient and carbon dynamics) provided by forage and service crops, as well as by managed grazing, or more generally in the area of forage and service crop productivity, feel free to contact me via email to explore potential opportunities.


CROP*3340 Managed Grasslands
OAGR*2070 Introduction to Organic Agriculture

Relevant Links:

Selected Publications:

  Peer-reviewed publications

Reid, K., and K.D. Schneider. (2019). Phosphorus accumulation in Canadian agricultural soils over thirty years.  Canadian Journal of Soil Science. 48: 1247-1264. doi:10.1139/CJSS-2019-0023.

Schneider, K.D.,  J.Thiessen Martens, F. Zvomuya, D.K. Reid, T.  Fraser, D.H Lynch, I. O’Halloran, and H. Wilson. (2019). Options for improved phosphorus cycling and use in agriculture at the field and regional scales. Journal of Environmental Quality. doi:10.2134/jeq2019.02.0070.

Reid, K., K.D. Schneider, and P. Joosse. (2019). Addressing Imbalances in phosphorus accumulation in Canadian agricultural soils. Journal of Environmental Quality.  48:1156-1166. doi:10.2134/jeq2019.05.0205

Schneider, K.D., B. McConkey, A. Thiagarajan, J. Elliott, and D.K. Reid.  (2019). Nutrient loss in snowmelt runoff: results from a long-term study in a dryland cropping system. Journal of Environmental Quality. 48: 4: 831-840. doi:10.2134/jeq2018.12.0448.

Reid, D.K., K.D. Schneider, and B. McConkey. (2018). Components of phosphorus loss from agricultural landscapes, and how to incorporate them into risk assessment tools. Frontiers in Earth Sciences. 6: 135. doi: 10.3389/feart.2018.00135.

Schneider, K.D., D.H. Lynch, E.K.Bünemann, R.P. Voroney. (2017). Vegetative composition, AMF root colonization, and biological N fixation distinguish organic and conventional perennial forage systems. Agronomy Journal. 109: 1697-1706.

Schneider, K.D., R.P. Voroney, D.H. Lynch, A. Oberson, E. Frossard, E.K. Bünemann. (2017). Microbially-mediated P fluxes in calcareous soils as a function of water-extractable phosphate. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 106: 51-60.

Schneider, K.D., Cade-Menun, B., Lynch D.H., Voroney, R.P. (2016). Soil P forms from organic and conventional forage fields. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 80: 328-340.

Schneider, K.D., Lynch, D.H., Khosla, K., Dunfield, K.E., Jansa, J., Voroney, R.P.  (2015). Farm system management affects community structure of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.  Applied Soil Ecology. 196: 192-200.

Schneider, K., P. van Straaten, R. Mira de Orduna, S. Glasauer, J. Trevors, D. Fallow, and P.S. Smith. (2010). Comparing phosphorus mobilization strategies using Aspergillus niger for the mineral dissolution of three phosphate rocks.  Journal of Applied Microbiology. 108: 366-374.

Saleh-Lakah, S., M. Miller, R.G. Campbell, Schneider, K., P. Elahimanesh, M.M. Hart, and J. Trevors. (2005). Microbial gene expression in soil: methods, applications and challenges. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 63 (1): 1-19.

  PUBLICATIONS IN refereed Books

Schneider, K.D., Thiagarajan, A., Cade-Menun, B.J., McConkey, B.G., and Wilson, H.F. Nitrogen loss in snowmelt runoff from non-point agricultural sources on the Canadian Prairies. (2018, In Press).  In R. Lal and B.A. Stewart (eds) Advances in Soil Science. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Dai, M., Schneider, K., Cade-Menun, B., Ferrara-Cerrato, R., and Hamel, C. 2014.  Arbuscular Mycorrhiza and the Phosphorus Nutrition of Organic Crops.  pp. 1-40. In R. MacRae and R.C Martin (eds),  Managing Energy, Nutrients and Pests in Organic Field Crops.  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.