College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Research Area(s)

  • Applied pedology
  • Soils and global change
  • Wetland soils


Soil Science, College Administration

Areas of Specialization

  • Applied pedology
  • Soil Carbon and nitrogen dynamics
  • Wetland soils
  • Digital soil mapping
  • Soil information management


  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis, U.S.A.
  • M.Sc., University of Saskatchewan
  • B.Sc., University of Saskatchewan

Selected Publications

Westbook, C., Ronnquist, A., and Bedard-Haughn, A. 2020. Hydrological functioning of a beaver dam sequence and regional dam persistence during an extreme rainstorm. Hydrological Processes:\

Spence, C., Wolfe, J.D., Whitfield, C.J., Baulch, H.M., Basu, N.B., Bedard-Haughn, A., Belcher, K.W., Clark, R.G., Ferguson, G.A., Hayashi, M., Liber, K., McDonnell, J.J., Morrissey, C.A., Pomeroy, J.W., Reed, M.G., and Strickert, G. 2019. Prairie water: a Global Water Futures project to enhance the resilience of prairie communities through sustainable water management. Canadian Water Resources Journal 44: 115-126.

Wang, X., Shaw, E., Westbrook, C., and Bedard-Haughn, A. 2018. Beaver dams induce hyporheic and biogeochemical changes in riparian areas in a mountain peatland. Wetlands 38: 1017-32.

Karran, D.K., Westbrook, C.J., and Bedard‐Haughn, A. 2018.  Beaver‐mediated water table dynamics in a Rocky Mountain fen.  Ecohydrology, 11(2): e1923.

Seidle, K.M., Lamb, E.G., Bedard-Haughn, A., and DeVink, J.-M. 2018.  Environmental associations of Hesperia dacotae (Lepidoptera: Hesperiidae) in southeastern Saskatchewan, Canada.  The Canadian Entomologist, 1-11.

Zhang, Z., Brown, R., Bauer, J., and Bedard-Haughn, A. 2017. Nutrient dynamics within drainage ditches under recent, medium, and long-term drainage in the Black soil zone of southeastern Saskatchewan.  Geoderma, 289: 66-71.

Brown, R., van der Kamp, G., Zhang, Z., Bedard-Haughn, A. 2017. Evaluation of phosphorus available in two prairie wetlands: Discharge versus recharge soils. Canadian Journal of Soil Science: 2017, 97(4): 789-792,

Brown, R., Zhang, Z., Comeau, L.-P., and Bedard-Haughn, A.  2017.  Effects of drainage duration on mineral wetland soils in a Prairie Pothole agroecosystem.  Soil and Tillage Research, 168: 187-197.

Wang, X, Siciliano, S., Helgason, B., and Bedard-Haughn, A.  2017.  Responses of a mountain peatland to increasing temperature: A microcosm study of greenhouse gas emissions and microbial community dynamics.  Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 110: 22-33.

Wang, X., Westbrook, C.J., and Bedard-Haughn, A.  2016.  Effect of mineral horizons on spatial distribution of soil properties and N cycling in a mountain peatland. Geoderma, 273: 73-82.

Wang, X., Helgason, B., Westbrook, C., Bedard-Haughn, A. 2016. Assessing Pedogenic Controls on Carbon Mineralization, Organic Matter Composition and Microbial Community Dynamics in a Mountain Peatland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 103: 16-27.

Morrison, A., Westbrook, C.J., and Bedard-Haughn, A.  2015.  Distribution of Canadian Rocky Mountain wetlands impacted by beaver. Wetlands, 35(1): 95-104.

Pennock, D.J., Bedard-Haughn, A., Kiss, J., and van der Kamp, G.  2014.  Application of hydropedology to predictive mapping of wetland soils in the Canadian Prairie Pothole Region. Geoderma, 235-236: 199-211.

Helgason, B.L., Konschuh, H.J., Bedard-Haughn, A., and VandenBygaart, A.J.  2014.  Microbial distribution in an eroded landscape: Buried A horizons support abundant and unique communities.  Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 196, 94-102.

Krzic, M., Wilson, J., Basiliko, N., Bedard-Haughn, A., Humphreys, E., Dyanatkar, S., Hazlett, P., Strivelli, R., Crowley, C., and Dampier, L.  2014.  Soil 4 Youth: Charting New Territory in Canadian High School Soil Science Education. Natural Sciences Education, 43: 73-80.


  • EVSC 380.3 – Grassland Soils and Vegetation
  • SLSC 833.2 – Field Studies of Saskatchewan Soils