Marney Isaac

Marney Isaac
Assistant Professor

Marney Isaac is Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Toronto Scarborough and holds the Tier II Canada Research Chair in Agroecosystems and Development. Her research program applies ecological principles to agricultural landscapes, with particular attention on identifying and developing strategies for environmental services and system resilience.  The Isaac lab investigates practices that improve the efficiency of nutrient cycles, optimize plant-soil interactions, and promote landscape scale services in low-input agriculture and agroforestry systems. [article and media coverage on research program]. Our research approach makes use of a diverse set of technical tools and employs various temporal and spatial scales:  from mechanistic manipulative trials at the rhizosphere scale to large agroecosystem dynamics.
The study of agricultural landscapes also offers a platform to understand human-environment interactions and the environmental resiliency of the agriculture sector, essential to the livelihoods of many rural producers.  I lead an international research program investigating information networks, resource management, innovation in social-agroecological systems. This research was recently featured in an article by AUCC.
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