Dr. Maren Oelbermann

Dr. Maren Oelbermann

Department of Environment and Resource Studies

University of Waterloo, Canada

Associate Professor





2002 Ph.D., University of Guelph, Canada

1999 M.S., University of Guelph, Canada

1991 B.S., University of Guelph, Canada


Publications (Selected)

  1. Barbeau, C., Tsuji, L., Oelbermann, M. 2015. Sustainable agriculture and climate change: producing potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) and bush beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) for improved food security and resilience in a Canadian sub-arctic First Nation Community. Sustainability (in review).
  2. Oelbermann, M., Regehr, A., Echarte, L. 2015. Changes in soil characteristics after six seasons of cereal-legume intercropping in the southern Pampa, Argentina. Geoderma Regional 4:100-107.
  3. Regehr, A., Oelbermann, M., Videla, C., Echarte, L. 2015. Changes in gross soil nitrogen mineralization and immobilization after five years of maize-soybean intercropping in the temperate zone. Plant and Soil DOI: 10.1007/s11104-015-2438-0.
  4. Oelbermann, M., Raimbault, B.A. 2015. Riparian land use and rehabilitation: impact on organic matter input and soil respiration. Environmental Management 55:496-507.
  5. Jorge-Mustonen, P.S., Oelbermann, M., Kass, D.C.L. 2015. Biomass production and phosphorus use efficiency in two Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) Gray genotypes. Journal of Plant Nutrition 38: 1-15 (doi 10.1080/01904167.2014.957397).
  6. Dil, M., Oelbermann, M., Xue, W. 2014. The influence of nitrogen-enriched biochar on maize (Zea mays L.) biomass and soil biochemical characteristics. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 94:551-562.
  7. Jorge-Mustonen, P.S., Oelbermann, M., Kass, D.C.L. 2014. Response of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) to Tithonia diversifolia (Hamsl.) Grey biomass retention or removal. Agroforestry Systems 88:1-11.
  8. Spiegelaar, N., Tsuji, L., Oelbermann, M. 2013. The potential use of agroforestry community gardens as a sustainable import-substitution strategy for enhancing food security in subarctic Ontario, Canada. Sustainability 5:4057-4075.
  9. Corrigan, C., Oelbermann, M. 2013. Mass and Nutrient Loss of Leaf Litter Collecting in Littertraps: An In- and Ex-Situ Study. Forest Science 59:484-493.
  10. Jorge-Mustonen, P.S., Oelbermann, M., Kass, D.C.L. 2013. Production of Phaseolus vulgaris L. genotypes with Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) Gray and Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp. Agronomy 3:232-247.
  11. Dyer, L., Oelbermann, M., Echarte, L. 2012 Soil carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions during the growing season of maize-soybean intercropping and sole cropping systems. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 175:994-400.
  12. Jorge-Mustonen, P.S., Oelbermann, M., Kass, D.C.L. 2012. Using Tithonia diversifolia in a short fallow system to increase soil phosphorus availability on a Costa Rican Andosol. Journal of Agricultural Sciences 4:93-103.
  13. Esmail, S., Oelbermann, M. 2011. Impact of climate change on the growth of tropical agroforestry tree seedlings. Agroforestry Systems 83:235-244.
  14. Vachon, K., Oelbermann, M. 2011. Crop residue input and decomposition in maize-soybean intercropping systems. Soil Science 176:157-163.
  15. Oelbermann, M., Voroney, R.P. 2011. An evaluation of the Century model to predict soil organic carbon in tropical and temperate agroforestry systems. Agroforestry Systems 81:37-45.
  16. Oelbermann, M., Echarte, L. 2011. Evaluating soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics in recently established maize-soybean intercropping systems. European Journal of Soil Science 62:35-41.