Research Scientist

University of Saskatchewan

Derek Michael Wright

I was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and graduated with a BSc in Biology from the University of Regina in 2012, followed by a MSc in Agrobiotechnology from Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (University of Giessen, Germany) in 2015. I now work in the Plant Sciences department at the University of Saskatchewan and have been involved in three major lentil (Lens culinaris) research projects AGILE, EVOLVES & P2IRC.

Interests

  •   Photography
  •   Science
  •   Boilogy
  •   R
  •   Data Analytics
  •   Data Viz

Education

  • Research Assistant, 2015-Current

    University of Saskatchewan

  • MSc in Agrobiotechnology, 2013-2015

    University of Geissen

  • BSc in Biology, 2007-2012

    University of Regina
























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Nepal Lentil Phenology

Neupane et al. (2021) Strategic Identification of New Genetic Diversity to Expand Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) Production (Using Nepal as an Example). Agronomy. 11(10): 1933.

Genomic Selection in Lentil

Teketel et al. (2020) Genomic selection for lentil breeding: Empirical evidence. The Plant Genome. 13(e20002): 1-15.

NUE in Canola - MSc Thesis

Influence of heterozygosity on nitrogen use efficiency in hybrid and purebred lines of Brassica napus (L.)
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Data Visualization

A tutorial on data visualization

Calculating Heritability

A tutorial on how to calculate heritability

QTL Analysis Tutorial

A tutorial on running QTL analyses in R

R Tutorial Vignette

An introduction to R

Augmented Field Trial Designs

A Introduction to augmented field trial designs and how to adjust their values

Correlation Coefficients and Models

A quick explanation of how to properly use correlation coefficients when evaluating models

Dual y-Axis

How to create a plot with dual y-axes in R

Lentil Timeline

Lentil Timeline

PCA & Clustering

Principal component analysis and heirarchical clustering with R

Radar Plots

A tutorial on how to create radar plots in R

AGILE Environmental Data Vignette

A tutorial on how to manipulate and plot environmental data for the agile project

Calculating Thermal Time

A tutorial on how to calculate thermal time and incorporate environmental data into a phenotype
























agData

An R package containing agricultural data sets

devtools::install_github("derekmichaelwright/agData")

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Bean Production

Graphs of bean production using FAO data

Canadian Honeybee Production

Graphs of honeybee production in Canada using STATCAN data

Chickpea Production

Graphs of chickpea production using FAO data

Cotton Production

Graphs of cotton production using FAO data

Hemp Production

Graphs of hemp production with FAO data

Honeybee Production

Graphs of honeybee production using FAO data

Lentil Production

Graphs of lentil production using FAO data

Livestock Production

Graphs of livestock production using FAO data

Livestock Production in Canada

Graphs of livestock production using STATCAN data

Maize Production

Graphs of maize production using FAO data

Potato Production

Graphs of potato production using FAO data

Rapeseed/Canola Production

Graphs of rapeseed production with FAO data

Saskatchewan Lentil Production and Exports

Graphs of lentil production and exports using SKAG data

Saskatchewan Rapeseed/Canola Production

Graphs of canola production in Saskatchewan using STATCAN data

Soybean Production

Graphs of soybean production using FAO data

US Maize Production

Graphs of maize production in the USA using USDA data

Wheat Production

Graphs of wheat production using FAO data

Wheat Production in Canada

Graphs of wheat production using STATCAN data

Wheat Yields

Graphs of global wheat yields using FAO & STATCAN data

Canadian Crop Production

Graphs of crop production in Canada using STATCAN data

Crop Production In Germany

Graphs of crop production in Germany with FAO data

Crop Production In Ukraine

Graphs of crop production in Ukraine with FAO data

Global Crop Production

Graphs of global crop production using FAO data

UK Crop Production

Graphs for crop production in the UK

USA Crop Production

Graphs of crop production in USA with USDA & FAO data

Global Crop Yields

Graphs of crop yields using FAO data

Global Food Security

Graphs related to global food security using FAO data

Crop Import/Export

Graphs of of crop import/export using FAO data

Import/Export by Area

Graphs of of import/export by area using FAO data

Genetically Engineered Crop Production in USA

Graphs of GE crop production using USDA data

Canadian Farmland

Graphs about Canadian farmland using STATCAN data

Global Agricultural Land Use

Graphs of global agricultural land use with FAO data

Canadian Farm Operators

Graphs on Canadian farm operator demographics using STATCAN data

No-Till Agriculture in Canada

Graphs on the adoption of no-till agriculture in Canada using STATCAN data

Global NPK Fertilizer Use

Graphs of NPK fertilizer use using FAO data

Global N Fertilizer Use

Graphs of nitrogenous fertilizer use using FAO data

Global Phosphate Fertilizer Use

Graphs of phosphate fertilizer use using FAO data

Global Potash Fertilizer Use

Graphs of potash fertilizer use using FAO data

Country Treemaps

Graphs of crops produced by specific countries using FAO data

Crop Treemaps

Graphs of countries producing specific crops using FAO data

Crop Treemaps - Canada

Graphs of crops produced by province using STATCAN data

People in Agriculture

Graphs of people in Agriculture

Pesticide Use in Canada

Graphs on herbicide, insecticide and fungicide use in Canada using STATCAN data

World Food Prices

Graphs of global consumer and producer food prices using FAO data
























dblogr

Personal thoughts of a crazy biologist

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My Memes

Memes created in R

Cannabis Related Crimes In The USA

Graphs of cannabis reated crimes in the USA using DEA data

cypher

An R package for coding secret messages

Gapminder

Graphs with gapminder data

Overdose Deaths In The USA

Graphs of weekly overdose deaths in the USA using CDC data

Suicide Rates in Canada

Graphs of suicides in Canada using STATCAN data

Suicide Rates in Saskatchewan

Graphs of suicides in Canada using SK GOV data

Deaths In Canada

Graphs of weekly deaths in Canada using STATCAN data

Deaths In USA

Graphs of weekly deaths in the USA using CDC data

World Deaths Rates

Graphs of weekly deaths and historical death rates

Ag Carbon

Graphs using data from the paper Contribution of land use practices to GHGs in the Canadian Prairies crop sector

Hex Stickers

Creation of hex stickers with R

Canadian Federal Elections

A look back at all Canadian federal election results

CO2 vs GDP

An exploration of GDP and CO2 emmisions by country

Diseases In USA

Graphs of weekly disease deaths in the USA using CDC data

Drug Charges In Saskatchewan

Graphs of weekly overdose deaths in Saskatchewan using SK GOV data

GDP of Canada

Graphs of GDP among Canadian provinces using STATCAN data

Spanish Flu

An exploration of excess deaths during the 1918 pandemic

The Journalism Around Amazon Fires

An analysis of science journalism by the CBC

Unemployment in Canada

Graphs of unemployment data in Canada using STATCAN data

Vaccine Hesitancy in Canada

Graphs of vaccine hesitancy in Canada using STATCAN data

2019 Canadian Election Results

A regional look at how Canadians voted

2020 Saskatchewan Election Results

A regional look at how Saskatchewanians voted

2021 Canadian Election Results

A regional look at how Canadians voted

CBC Finances

A look at CBC finances - government funding, ad revenue and total profit

Global Poverty

Graphs on poverty reduction using OWID

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Canada

Graphs of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada

Population Demographics In The USA

Graphs of population demographics in the USA using US GOV data

Saskatchewan Provincial Elections

A look back at Saskatchewan provincial election results

Calendar Creation

Create a custom calendar in R

Canada Business Openings and Closures

Graphs of business openings and closures in Canada using STATCAN data

Canadian Crude Oil Production & Import

Graphs of crude oil production, import and export using STATCAN data

Cherry Tree Flowering Date

Historical series of phenological data for cherry tree flowering at Kyoto City

Crime In Canada

Graphs of crime statistics using STATCAN data

House Prices in Canada

Graphs of house prices in Canada using STATCAN data

International Travel in Canada

Graphs of international travel in Canada using STATCAN data

Organic Yield Gap

Yield gap between organic and conventional agriculture

Poverty in Canada

Graphs of poverty in Canada using STATCAN data
























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