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Caroline Begg

Caroline Begg, FMT Director of Stage, Faculty Lecturer

Director of Stage, Faculty Lecturer

T: 514-398-8749  |  caroline [dot] begg [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)  |  Raymond Building R2-028a

Dr. Begg is also a Faculty Lecturer in the Department of Plant Science where she teaches courses in Ecological Agriculture, Ecosystem Management and Soil Science.

Degrees

BSc (Agr) (McGill), MSc (U.Saskatchewan), PhD (McGill)

Awards and Recognition

2016: Macdonald Campus Award for Teaching Excellence
2013: McGill Faculty Award for Excellence in Alumni Activities
2012: McGill Office of Sustainability Award for Staff Contribution to Sustainability
2007: Canadian Association of Diplomas in Agriculture Programs Award for Teaching Excellence
2004: CANCID plaque in recognition of outstanding contribution to sustainability of land resources
2012 Grant : Fonds des services aux collectivitiés, Ministère de l’Education, de Loisir et du Sport. Partenariat pour mettre fin à la faim. (with K. Koski, M Rose L. J. Starkey, M. Hendrickson-Nelson)

Active Affiliations

Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA)
Canadian Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (CANCID)
Canadian Organic Growers
President Marché Ste-Anne (Farmers market)
Member of the executive board of Corbeille de Pain / Bread Basket Lac St Louis

University Committees

Macdonald Campus Committee on the Environment, Chair
Brace Centre for Water Resources Management Academic Committee
Global Food Security Committee member
Procurement Sustainability Planning Core Team

Outreach activities

Dr. Begg is the mentor to four Macdonald campus clubs; the Macdonald Livestock Judging Club, Macdonald Student-Run Ecological Garden (MSEG), the Out-of-the-Garden Project alternative café (OGP), and the Farm-to-School group. Caroline helps with the Quebec 4-H Provincial Rally.

Courses

FMT4 001 Fall Stage 1.33 Credits
    Offered in the:
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FMT4 009 Soil Fertility 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
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FMT4 010 Winter Stage 1.33 Credits
    Offered in the:
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FMT4 013 Agricultural Internship 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
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FMT4 017 Agricultural Systems 1.33 Credits
    Offered in the:
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FMT4 018 Enterprise Management 1 2.33 Credits
    Offered in the:
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FMT4 019 Nutrient Management Plan 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
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Research

Dr Begg's main interest is in ecological agriculture and in food security; other research interests include the relationships between spatial patterns of crop and soil parameters in agricultural fields. Her goal is to increase agricultural producers' awareness of variability within the field and the impact this has on crop growth and sustainable agriculture.

Recent Publications

Luoh, Jen Wen, Caroline B. Begg, Rachael C. Symonds, Dolores Ledesma , Ray-Yu Yang 2014. Nutritional Yield of African Indigenous Vegetables in Water-Deficient and Water-Sufficient Conditions. Food and Nutrition Sciences,  5: 812-822.

Bernatchez, F., Jeannotte, R., Begg, C.B.M., Hamel. C. and Whalen, J.K., 2008. Soil fertility and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi related to trees growing on smallholder farms in Senegal.  Arid Environments, 72: 1247-1256.

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