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Dr. Derek Peak Project Co-Lead, Application of Advanced Imaging Technologies to Relate Phenotype to Genotype

Derek Peak is a Professor of Soil Science at the College of Agriculture and Bioresources of the University of Saskatchewan. He has over 20 years of experience using synchrotron-based spectroscopy to understand environmental processes.  The primary focus of his research is determining the reactions that determine fate and toxicity of metals and nutrients in terrestrial ecosystems. Prof. Peak’s current research projects include improving nutrient use efficiency in west African agriculture with fertilizer microdosing, improving the bioaccessibility of nutrients during subsurface hydrocarbon remediation, and tracking the fate of elements of interest in Uranium mine tailings facilities.