McGill, Dr. Bill

Bill McGill
Email: Phone:
250-960-5308
Supervises in:
  • PhD NRES
  • MSc NRES Biology
  • MSc NRES Forestry

Research Interests

Dr. McGill’s research falls into two themes; soil biogeochemistry and the fate and transport of organic compounds in soils. Research related to these themes examines value-added biomass ash utilization, seeks to develop algorithms for simulating trace gas fluxes from terrestrial ecosystems, evaluates soil-specific cropping systems, designs soil-specific reclamation and remediation strategies and seeks to understand how ecosystems function and evolve under changing environments and human intervention. Tools and practical applications include simulation modeling of C and N dynamics, resource recovery from by-products, land remediation, soil conservation, and greenhouse gas mitigation. Recent work has focused on hydrocarbon-induced soil hydrophobicity and transformations of xenobiotics in soil on one hand and modeling of trace gas emissions from soils on the other.