Maryse

 

Research Interests

My aim is to help improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of agricultural systems in Montana and other dry areas through diversification of cropping systems. I am particularly interested in using pulse crops (field peas, lentils, chickpeas) in rotation in cereal-based cropping systems, and investigating traits that might confer better drought tolerance, such as traits related to root systems. I am also investigating fall-planted crops that could substitute winter cereals directly. I use crop physiology methodologies and modelling to help bridge the gap between field- and farm-level productivity and genetic improvement for drought and cold tolerance.

Training

Doctor of Philosophy – Plant Science, McGill University, Montreal, QC

Bachelor of Science – Environment (Food Production), McGill University, Montreal, QC

Links

ResearchGate Profile (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maryse_Bourgault)

Contact

Email: maryse.bourgault@montana.edu

Phone: (406) 265-6115

Fax: (406) 265-8268

Publications

Bourgault, M., Dreccer, F.M., James, A.T., 2016. Pot size matters revisited: Does container size affect the response to elevated CO2 and our ability to detect genotypic variability in wheat? Functional Plant Biology 44, 52-61.

Bourgault, M., Brand, J., Tausz, M., Fitzgerald, G.J., 2016. Yield, growth and grain nitrogen response to elevated CO2 of five field pea cultivars (Pisum sativum) in a low rainfall environment. Field Crops Research 196, 1-9.

Bourgault, M., Madramootoo, C.A., Webber, H.A., Horst, M.G., Stulina, G., Smith, D.L., 2015. A short season Canadian soybean cultivar doubled cropped after winter wheat in Uzbekistan with and without inoculation with Bradyrhizobium. Journal of Plant Studies 4 (2): 74-80.

Dreccer, M.F., Wockner, K.B., Palta, J.A., McIntyre, C.L., Borgognone, M.G., Bourgault, M., Reynolds, M., Miralles D.J., 2014. More fertile and grains per spike can be achieved at higher temperature in wheat lines with high spike biomass and sugar content at booting. Functional Plant Biology 41: 482-495.

Bourgault, M., Dreccer, F.M., James, A.T., Chapman, S.C., 2013. Genotypic variability in the response to elevated CO2 of wheat lines differing in adaptive traits.  Functional Plant Biology 40 (2): 172-184.

Bourgault, M., Madramootoo, C.A., Webber, H.A., Horst, M.G., Stulina, G., Smith, D.L., 2013. Legume production and irrigation strategies in the Aral Sea basin: Yield, yield components, water relations and crop development of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and mungbean (Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek). Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 199 (4): 241-252.

Bourgault, M.,Smith, D.L., 2010. Comparative study of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and mungbean (Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek) response to seven irrigation regimes in a controlled environment. Crop and Pasture Science, 61: 918-928.

Bourgault, M., Madramootoo, C.A., Webber, H.A., Horst, M.G., Stulina, G., Smith, D.L., 2010. Effects of deficit irrigation and salinity stress on common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and mungbean (Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek) grown in a controlled environment. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, 196: 262-272.

Webber, H.A., Madramootoo, C.A., Bourgault, M., Horst, M.G., Stulina, G., Smith, D.L., 2010. Adapting CROPGRO for use in regions with saline soils: The case for a bean crop. Irrigation science, 28: 317-329.

Webber, H.A., Madramootoo, C.A., Bourgault, M., Horst, M.G., Stulina, G., Smith, D.L., 2009. Response of two legume crops to soil salinity in gypsiferous soils. Irrigation and Drainage, 58: 586-595.

Webber H.A., Madramootoo, C.A. Bourgault, M., Horst, M.G. Stulina, G. Smith, D.L., 2008. Plant-soil water dynamics of alternate furrow and regulated deficit irrigation for two legume crops. Transactions of the ASABE, 51(4): 1341-1350.

Bourgault, M., Madramootoo, C.A., Webber, H.A., Horst, M.G., Stulina, G., Smith, D.L., 2007. Legume production and irrigation strategies in the Aral Sea basin: Yield, yield components, and water relations of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) and green gram (Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek). Options Méditeranéennes B, 56(1): 223-234.

Webber, H.A., Madramootoo, C.A., Bourgault, M., Horst, M.G., Stulina, G., Smith, D.L., 2006. Water use efficiency of common bean and green gram grown under alternate furrow and deficit irrigation. Agricultural Water Management, 86: 259-268.