Dr. David Lobb is a Professor in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Manitoba. He received his B.Sc. (1987) in physical geography from the University of Toronto, and his M.Sc. (1991) and Ph.D. (1998) in soil science from the University of Guelph. Before moving to Manitoba in 1999, David worked in Ontario and across Atlantic Canada. He grew up on a cash crop farm in southern Ontario.
Dr. Lobb’s research, teaching and extension activities are in the areas of soil erosion, soil and water conservation and sustainable agriculture. A major focus of David’s research has been the causes and management of soil variability in agricultural landscapes. He is internationally recognized for his research in tillage translocation and tillage erosion. In support of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s agri-environmental initiatives, David has made major contributions to the national assessment and prediction of soil erosion and sedimentation. David also represents Canada on and is the Vice-Chair of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils.