Edith Olson, PhD
Upgrading chemistry; diploma-level statistics, chemistry, soil resources, soil fertility, water resources, environmental assessment; degree-level soil physics, water quality, research courses, statistics.
Technician: Pulp and Paper Mill, Offshore Oil and Gas (core evaluation)
Technician with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (soil physics, analytical chemistry, field work)
Researcher with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (statistics, soil chemistry, soil microbiology, soil physics)
Surface runoff from feedlots and amended cropland; wind erosion; soil undergraduate education; manure composting
National Certificate in Chemistry; Certificate of Supplemental Study in Mathematics and Physics. All three from Aberdeen Technical Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland.
PhD in Water and Land Resources from University of Alberta.
Instructional Certificate Program, Lethbridge College.
Olson, E.C.S., D.S. Chanasyk and J.J. Miller. Effects of fresh versus composted manure on hydrologic response from cropland. 2005. Trans ASAE 48(6):2163-2168
Jim J. Miller, Brian P. Handerek, Bruce W. Beasley, Edith C. S. Olson, L. Jay Yanke, Francis J. Larney, Tim A. McAllister, Barry M. Olson, L. Brent Selinger, David S. Chanasyk and Paul Hasselback. 2004. Waste Management - Quantity and Quality of Runoff from a Beef Cattle Feedlot in Southern Alberta. Journal of Environmental Quality 33:1088-1097
Olson, E.C.S., D.S. Chanasyk and J.J. Miller. 2005. Effects of bedding type and within-pen location on feedlot runoff. Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers
Jim J. Miller, Edith C.S. Olson, David S. Chanasyk, Bruce B. Beasley, L. Jay Yanke, Francis J. Larney, Tim A. McAllister, Barry M. Olson and L. Brent Selinger. Bedding type and within-pen location effects on feedlot pen runoff quality. Journal of Environmental Quality
Olson, E.C.S. 2004. Ph.D. Thesis. Hydrologic, Chemical and Bacterial Properties of Cattle Feedlot Pen and Amended Cropland Runoff. University of Alberta.
Olson, E.C.S. Chapters 2, 3, 11 and 12 in Miller J.J. (ed.) 2003. Managing Feedlot Manure to Protect Water Quality and Human Health. Canada-Alberta Beef Industry Development Fund Project No. 97AB061 Final Report, Alberta Agricultural Research Institute, Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Edmonton, AB. 498 pp.
Miller J.J., McAllister T.A., Larney F.J., Yanke L.J., Olson E.C.S., Selinger L.B., Chanasyk D.S., and Hasselback P. 1999. In T. Ormann (ed.). Managing feedlot manure to protect water quality and human health. Report on AESA for 1999, County of Lethbridge No. 26, Agricultural Service Board.
Dichon, A., Basiliko, N., Krzic, M., Yates, T.T., Olson, E., Masse. J., Amiro, B., Kumaragamage, D. 2006. Profiling undergraduate soil science education in Canada. Canadian Journal of Soil Science.
Olson E.C.S., Miller J.J., Chanasyk D., McAllister T.A., Larney F.J., and Yanke L.J. 1999. Water quality of feedlot surface runoff. Pages 655-660 in Manure Management 99, June 22-25, 1999, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
Olson E.C.S., Miller J.J., Chanasyk D., McAllister T.A., Larney F.J., and Yanke, L.J. 1999. Water quality of feedlot surface runoff. Pages 207-210 in 36th Annual Alberta Soil Science Workshop, February 16-18, 1999, Calgary, Alberta.
Miller J.J., Yanke L.Y., Olson E.C.S., McAllister T.A., Larney F.J., Chanasyk D.S., Olson B.M., Selinger L.B., and Hasselback P. 2000. Managing feedlot manure to protect human health and water quality. Page 14 in Poster Abstracts of Manure Management 2000 Conference. June 26-28, 2000, Calgary, Alberta."