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 research projects (AGILE, EVOLVES & P2IRC) with lentil (Lens culinaris).

My curriculum vitae (CV):       PDF       HTML

Interests

  •   Photography
  •   Science
  •   Boilogy
  •   Genomics
  •   Data Analytics
  •   Data Viz
  •   The R Project

Education

  • Research Assistant, 2015-Current

    University of Saskatchewan

  • MSc in Agrobiotechnology, 2013-2015

    University of Geissen

  • BSc in Biology, 2007-2012

    University of Regina
























Publications

Scientific publications I have been involved in

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Nepal Lentil Phenology

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

Genomic Selection in Lentil

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

NUE in Canola

Influence of heterozygosity on nitrogen use efficiency in hybrid and purebred lines of Brassica napus (L.). University of Giessen. (2015) MSc. Thesis.

tutorials and vignettes

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Data Visualization

A vignette illustrating different ways to visualize data

Calculating Heritability

An R tutorial on how to calculate heritability

Carbon in Prairie Agriculture

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

QTL Analysis Tutorial

A tutorial on how to run QTL analyses in R

R Tutorial

An introduction to R

Augmented Field Trial Designs

An R tutorial on augmented field trial designs and how to adjust their values

Correlation Coefficients and Predictive Models

An R tutorial on how to properly use correlation coefficients when evaluating predictive models

Dual y-Axis

An R tutorial on how to create a plots with dual y-axes

Lentil GWAS Phenology R Script

Focusing the GWAS Lens on days to flower using latent variable phenotypes derived from global multi-environment trials. The Plant Genome. (2022) e20269.

Lentil Phenology R Script

Understanding photothermal interactions can help expand production range and increase genetic diversity of lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.). Plants, People, Planet. (2020) 00: 1-11.

Nepal Lentil Phenology R Script

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

PCA & Clustering

A tutorial on how to run principal component analyses and heirarchical clustering in R

Radar Plots

An R tutorial on how to create radar plots

Calculating Thermal Time/Growing Degree Days

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

Environmental Data Vignette

An R tutorial on how to manipulate and plot environmental data
























package containing agricultural data sets

https://derekmichaelwright.github.io/agData/

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

Pea Production

Graphs of pea 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 The Netherlands

Graphs of crop production in the Netherlands 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

Maps of Global Crop Production

Maps of 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

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

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
























Blog

Random data visualizations and other blog posts

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Overdose Deaths In British Columbia

Graphs of yearly and monthly overdose deaths in British Columbia using BC GOV 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 yearly suicides in Saskatchewan 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 using various data sources

Migration Demographics In Canada

Graphs of migration demographics in Canada using STATCAN data

Hex Stickers

Creation of hex stickers with R

Drug Charges In Saskatchewan

Graphs of drug charges in Saskatchewan using STATCAN data

Global Energy Use & Poverty

Graphs of global energy use, CO2 emissions, GDP, and poverty using data from Our World in Data

Pulic vs Private Sector Employment in Canada

Graphs of public vs private sector employment in Canada using STATCAN data

The Journalism Around Amazon Fires

An analysis of science journalism by the CBC using INPE data

Unemployment in Canada

Graphs of unemployment rates in Canada using STATCAN data

Gapminder

Graphs with gapminder data

Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Canada

Graphs of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada using Government of Canada data

Household Expenditures

Graphs of household expenditure using data from bls.gov/

Births In Canada

Graphs of birth statistics using STATCAN data

Calendar Creation

Create a custom calendar in R

Canada Business Openings and Closures

Graphs of business openings and closures in Canada 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

cypher

An R package for coding secret messages

Fertilizer Emissions In Canada

Graphs of fertilizer emissions in Canada using data from Fertilizer Canada

House Prices in Canada

Graphs of house prices in Canada using STATCAN data

Income in Canada

Graphs of median income in Canada using STATCAN data

International Travel in Canada

Graphs of international travel in Canada using STATCAN data

Politics in Canadian Academia

Graphs of political views among academics in Canada

Poverty in Canada

Graphs of poverty in Canada using STATCAN data
























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