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Suren Kulshreshtha Professor

Address
3D12 - Agriculture Building

Research Area(s)

  • Greenhouse gas emission mitigation
  • Drought economic impact assessment
  • Water resources and irrigation
  • Water resources and irrigation
  • Environmental valuation

Department

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Education

Ph.D., University of Manitoba, 1965, Department of Agricultural Economics
M.Sc., Agra University, India, 1960, R.B.S. College, Agriculture Economics
B.Sc., Agra University, India, 1958, R.B.S. College, Agriculture

Brief Bio

Suren Kulshreshtha has been a Visiting Scientist at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, at Laxenburg, Austria, Virginia Polytechnique and State University, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and McGill University. He has also participated in several oversees projects in Indonesia, Zambia and India through the Canadian International Development Agency, and has been an invited participant at several FAO and United Nations Environmental Program activities.

Other Affiliations/Positions

Associate Member, School of Environment and Sustainability, University of Saskatchewan
Adjunct professor, Department of Natural Sciences, Macdonald Campus, McGill University

Selected recent publications

Suren Kulshreshtha, Charles Grant, Brian Amiro, Kim Ominski, Getahun Legesse and Akilu Alemu. 2017. Economic and greenhouse gas emissions of doubling of forage area in Manitoba, Canada. Canadian Journal of Soil Sciences. Special Issue.

Janell Remple, Suren Kulshreshtha, Beyhan Amichev, and Ken van Rees. 2017. Costs and Benefits of Shelterbelts: A Review of Producers’ Perception and Mind Map Analyses for Saskatchewan, Canada. Canadian Journal of Soil Science. Special Issue.

Oteng Modongo and Suren Kulshreshtha. Economics of Mitigating Greenhouse gas Emissions from Beef Production in Western Canada. Agricultural Systems. (Accepted for publication)

Santosh Poudel, Suren Kulshreshtha and Elaine Wheaton. Economic Impacts of Climate Change and Extremes on Canadian Prairie Mixed farms. International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses. (Accepted for Publication).

Beyhan Y Amichev, Murray J Bentham, Werner A Kurz, Colin P Laroque, Suren Kulshreshtha, Joseph M Piwowar, and Ken Van Rees. Carbon sequestration and growth of six common tree and shrub species in 50,000 km of shelterbelts in Saskatchewan, Canada. Canadian Journal of Soil Science. Special Issue.

S. Kulshreshtha, E. Wheaton and V. Wittrock. (2016). The Impacts of the 2001-2002 Drought in Rural Alberta and Saskatchewan. In H. Diaz and J. Warren, (Eds.). Climate of Prairies. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.

S. N. Kulshreshtha and E. Musaba. 2016. Sustainability Considerations in Biofuel Development in Saskatchewan. In C. A. Brebbia and J. L. Miralles I Garcia (eds.). Environmental Impact. Southampton: WIT Press. [Reprinted in International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning. 2016, 11 (2) 128-137].
Suren Kulshreshtha and Amin Elshorbagy (Eds.). Current Perspective on Irrigation and Drainage. Croatia: InTech Publishers.

S. Arumugam, K. R. Ashoka, Suren Kulshreshtha, I. Vellangany and R. Govindawamy. 2015. Yield Variability in Rainfed Crops as Influenced by Climate Change Variables: A Micro-Level Investigation into Agro-Climate Zones of Tamil Nadu, India. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management. 7(4): 442-459.

Susan McWilliam, Monique Wismer and Suren Kulshreshtha. 2015. Life Cycle and Economic Analysis of Western Canadian Pulse Systems: Dry Peas versus Soybean Meal as a Source of Protein in Swine Diets. Sustainability. 2(6): 483-503. [Awarded “Best Paper of the issue” by the EC Agriculture Journal, 2005]

Ana Maria Bogdan and Suren Kulshreshtha. 2016. Temporal and Spatial Scale Community Level Water Use in Saskatchewan. Journal of Aquaculture Research and Development. 7(2): 404-413. doi.org/10.4172/2155-9546.1000404.

Suren Kulshreshtha, Brent Paterson, Dick Hart and Lorraine Nicol. 2016. Irrigation’s Impacts on Economic Growth in Alberta, Canada. Irrigation & Drainage Systems Engineering. 5(1): 156-161. doi:10.4172/2168-9768.1000156

J. Grise ad S. Kulshreshtha. 2016. Farmers’ Choice of crops in Canadian Prairies under climate change: An econometric analysis. Journal of Earth Science and Climate Change. 7(2): 332-42. doi.org/10.4172/2157-7617.1000332.

Beyhan Y Amichev, Murray J Bentham, Werner A Kurz, Colin P Laroque, Suren Kulshreshtha, Joseph M Piwowar, and Ken Van Rees. 2016. Carbon sequestration by white spruce shelterbelts in Saskatchewan, Canada: 3PG and CBM-CFS3 model simulations, Ecological Modelling. 325: 35-46.

S. N. Kulshreshtha and E. Musaba. 2016. Sustainability Considerations in Biofuel Development in Saskatchewan, Canada. International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning. 11(2): 128-137. [Reprinted in C. Brebbia and J. Garcia, Environmental Impact 2016 – 3rd International Conference on Environment and Economic Impact on Sustainable Development. Southampton: WIT Press]

David Natcher, Erika Bachman, Jeremy Pittman, Suren Kulshreshtha, Mohammad Boco, P. Akponikpe and Derek Peak. 2016. Knowledge diffusion and the adoption of fertilizer microdosing in Northwest Benin. Sustainable Agriculture Research. Vol. 5 (3): 1-10.

Erika Bachmann, D. Natcher, S. Kulshreshtha, M. Baco, P. Akponikpe, and D. Peak. 2016. Profitability and Institutional Constraints to the Adoption of Fertilizer Microdosing in Northwest Benin. Sustainable Agricultural Research 5(3): 11-23.

S. Poudel and S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2016. Choice of Beef Herd Adaptation Strategy on Canadian Prairie Mixed Farms Under Extreme Climate Events. Sociology Study 6(3): 147-163.

J. Grisé and S. Kulshreshtha. 2014. Effect of Climate Change on Farmers’ Choice of Crops. Saarbrucken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Mark McHenry, S. Kulshreshtha and S. Lac (Eds.). 2015. Agricultural Management for Climate Change. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Mark McHenry, S. Kulshreshtha and S. Lac (Eds.). 2015. Land Use, Land-use Change and Forestry. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

S. Kulshreshtha, M. Undi, J. Zhang, M. Ghorbani, K. Wittenberg, A. Stewart, E. Salvano, E. Kebreab and K. Ominski. 2015. Challenges and Opportunities in Estimating the Value of Goods and Services in temperate Grass lands: A Case Study of Prairie Grasslands in Manitoba. In Agroecology. By V. Pavicious (Ed.). InTech Open Access Publisher. Rijeka, Croatia.

S. Kulshreshtha, S. Abbasi and E. Wheaton. 2015. The Challenges of Droughts in Selected Rural Communities in Saskatchewan. In C. Brebbia (Ed). Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological Hazards. Southampton: WIT Press.

Mark McHenry, Suren Kulshreshtha and Silvia Lac (eds.). 2015. Land Use, Land-use Change and Forestry. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Mark P. McHenry, Surendra N. Kulshreshtha and Silvia Lac (eds.). 2015. Agriculture Management for Climate Change. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Ahmad Gheidi and Suren Kulshreshtha. 2015. Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils: An Integrated Analysis of Economic and Environmental Trae-offs. In Mark McHenry, Suren Kulshreshtha and Silvia Lac (eds.). Land Use, Land-use Change and Forestry. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

S. Kulshreshtha and E. Wheaton, 2013. Climate change adaptation and food production in Canada: some research challenges. In C. Brebbia and V. Popof (Eds). Food and Environment II – A Quest for a Sustainable Future. Boston: WIT Press.

Funding Sources

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2014-17. Barriers to Growth in Rural Saskatchewan – A Case Study of Municipal Tax and Non-Tax Incentives. Alliance for Food and Bioproducts Innovation, $52,953.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2012-13. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Improving the Knowledge of the Resiliency and Adaptation of Canadian Agriculture Response to Global Drivers. $11,500.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2013-15., (Jointly with Professor Bill Brown). Irrigation Development as an Instrument for Economic Growth. Alliance for Food and Bioproducts Innovation $57,232.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2012. Estimation of Multiplier Effect for the Canadian Cattle Industry. Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. Calgary. $27,142.50.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2012. Saskatchewan Current and Future Water Use Study. Saskatchewan Watershed Authority. Moose Jaw. $56,220.00.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2011. Report on Building 2020 and 2030 Worlds for the SAGES Project. Semi-Arid Prairie Agriculture Research Center, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Swift Current. $11,000.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2011. Estimation of Biofuel Cost of Production. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa. $20,000.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2010. Improving knowledge of Bio-based Economy. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Semi-Arid Prairie Agriculture Research Center, Swift Current. $20,276.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2010. Improving the Knowledge of the Resiliency and Adaptation of Canadian Agriculture in Response to Global Drivers. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Semi-Arid Prairie Agriculture Research Center, Swift Current. $10,876.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2011-12. Saskatchewan Water Use 2010-2060. Saskatchewan Watershed Authority and South-Central Enterprise Region. $104,012.

S. Santobanez, D. Sauchyn, P. Diaz, M. Hurlbert, G. Marchildon, J. Piowar, S. Kulshreshtha, D. McMartin, E. Wheaton, S. Kinzle, F. Daniels, B. Ryes, S. Salas, M. Fiebig-Wittmaack, E. Montana, R. Villalba, J. Cavagnaro, D. Da Silva, M. Fuentes, C. Sung, G. Poveda, S. Turbay and B. Nates-Cruz. 2011-15. Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Extremes in the Americas -- VACEA. International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change. Through University of Regina. $2,496,397.50.

K. Van Rees, R. Farrell,A. Kimaro, D. Jackson, S. Kulshreshtha, J. Piowar, C. Laroque, M. Johnston, S. Poppy, M. Wismer, and J. Lettvenuk. 2011-2015. Shelterbelts as an Agroforstry Management Practice for the Mitigation of GHGs. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Agriculture Greenhouse Gas program). $1,555,610.

B. Amiro, W. Akinremi, G, Dias, D, Flaten, D. Krause, S. Kulshreshtha, K. Ominski, G. Robbins, M. Tenuta, K. Witttenberg, 2011-2015. Best management Practices for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation from Agroecosystems, with Emphasis on Cow-Calf Non-confinement Production Systems in Western Canada. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Agriculture Greenhouse Gas program). $2,996,451.

C. Madramotoo, D. Burton, S. Kulshreshtha, A. Madani, J. Whalen, V. Adamchuk, C. Tan, T. Zhang, 2011-2015. Effects of Agricultural Water Management Systems on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Eastern Canada. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Agriculture Greenhouse Gas program). $1,999,710.

S. N. Kulshreshtha. 2010. A literature survey of the potential socio-economic impacts of climate change on Canadian agriculture. Agri-Environmental Services Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. $13,000.

Claudio Menendez, Ronald Stewart, Barrie Bonsal, Ernesto Hugo Berbery, Andrea Carril, John Hanesiak, Suren Kulshreshtha, Claudia Natenzon, Olga Penalba, Pablo Suarez, Allan Woodbury, and Elaine Wheaton (Through University of Manitoba). Coping with extremes in the future over two regions of Canada and Argentina. International Development Research Center. 2009-10. $30,000.

Fernando Santibanez, David Sauchyn, Harry Polo Diaz, Margot Hurlbert, Gregory Marchildon, Joseph Piwowar, Surendra Kulshreshtha and Denna McMartin (Through University of Regina). Vulnerability to climate extremes in the Americas. International Development Research Center. 2009-10. $30,000.

H. Diaz, E. Wheaton, S. N. Kulshreshtha M. Hurlbert, and J. Wandel. Rural Community and Adaptation to Drought. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. 2009-2012. $246,705.00.

Van Lantz, Murray Rudd, Wolfgang Haider, S. N. Kulshreshtha, and Tom Beckley. Ecological Goods and Services: Clarifying property rights, Assessing costs and benefits, and Proposing incentive structures in Watershed across Canada. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. 2009-2012. $236,460.00.

Selected Awards

Fellow, Canadian Agricultural Economics Society, 2004

Courses Taught

AREC 361 Intermediate Statistics and Decision making
AREC 420 Rural Development