University of Guelph BSc Major in Environmental Sciences - Monitoring and Analysis Major
University of Guelph MSc - Environmental Sciences - Irrigation Scheduling Based on Cumulative Vapour Pressure Deficit to Predict Nursery Tree Water Status
Newton’s research interests are focused on understanding plant water relations of ecologically and commercially significant plants through the use of various types of instrumentation. Using instruments to monitor plants directly, helps us to answer the basic question of “How much water does this plant use each day?”. Newton hopes to compliment his expertise in plant water relations by further developing his skills working with electronics and computer technologies to share, explore and communicate scientific research.
Much of his current experience stems from previous work providing technical expertise in a number of research projects. Some of these projects include: Improving irrigation management of eastern white cedar and red maple trees in Southern Ontario (Canada), Flood management in urban centers using poplar trees with high transpiration rates, Monitoring water usage dynamics of mesquite trees in arid environments and additional studies that focus on improving the quality of agricultural commodities such as cherries, tomatoes, and citrus.