Professor
Research Interests:
Forest Sciences Centre 3041
2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4
Canada
work phone: 6048223716

Research Areas:

  • Soil microbiology and plant growth
  • Bacterial endophytes of gymnosperms
  • Biological nitrogen fixation
  • Plant-microorganism interactions
  • Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria

 


Projects

Bacterial endophytes of gymnosperms

NSERC


Unit Associations

Applied Biology
Belowground Ecosystem Group at UBC

Current Graduate Students

Mr. Henry Yang,
The effect of soil N on nitrogen fixation in pine inoculated with Paenibacillus polymyxa
Ms Qian Tang,
Effect of GFP-labeled Paenibacillus Polymyxa on Growth of Pine Seedlings
Mr Akshit Puri,
Effect of Endophytic Paenibacillus Polymyxa on Growth of Agricultural Crops
Ms Kiran Preet,
Effect of GFP-labeled Paenibacillus Polymyxa on Growth of Agricultural Crops

Post Doctoral Fellows and Research Assistants

Yuanyuan Shao (visiting Ph.D. student)

Current Courses

Selected Publications


A. Puri, K.P. Padda, C.P. Chanway (2016). Evidence of nitrogen fixation and growth promotion in canola (Brassica napus L.) by an endophytic diazotroph Paenibacillus polymyxa P2b-2R. Biology and Fertility of Soils Biology and Fertility of Soils
K.P. Padda, A. Puri, C.P. Chanway (2016). Effect of GFP tagging of Paenibacillus polymyxa P2b-2R on its ability to promote growth of canola and tomato seedlings. Biology and Fertility of Soils Biology and Fertility of Soils
A. Puri, K.P. Padda, C.P. Chanway (2016). Seedling growth promotion and nitrogen fixation by a bacterial endophyte Paenibacillus polymyxa P2b-2R and its GFP derivative in corn in a long-term trial. Symbiosis Symbiosis
H. Yang, A. Puri, K.P. Padda, C.P. Chanway (2016). Effects of Paenibacillus polymyxa inoculation and different soil nitrogen treatments on lodgepole pine seedling growth Canadian Journal of Forest Research Canadian Journal of Forest Research
H.Pei, Y. Shao, C.P. Chanway, W.Hu, P. Meng, Z. Li, Y.Chen and G.Ma (2016). Bioaugmentation in a pilot-scale constructed wetland to treat domestic wastewater in summer and autumn Environmental Science and Pollution Research Environmental Science and Pollution Research
A. Puri, K.P. Padda and C.P. Chanway (2015). Can a diazotrophic endophyte originally isolated from lodgepole pine colonize an agricultural crop (corn) and promote its growth? Soil Biology and Biochemistry Soil Biology and Biochemistry
Y. Shao, H.Pei, W. Hu, C.P. Chanway, P. Meng, Y. Ji and Z. Li, (2015). Bioaugmentation in lab scale constructed wetland microcosms for treating polluted river water and domestic wastewater in northern China International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation
C.P. Chanway, R. Anand and H. Yang (2014). Nitrogen Fixation Outside and Inside Plant Tissues InTech In: Advances in Biology and Ecology of Nitrogen Fixation, Takuji Ohyama (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-1216
R. Anand, S. Grayston and C.P. Chanway (2013). N2-Fixation and Seedling Growth Promotion of Lodgepole Pine by Endophytic Paenibacillus polymyxa Microbial Ecology 66:369-374. DOI 10.1007/s00248-013-0196-1
R. Anand and C.P. Chanway (2013). nif gene sequence and arrangement in the endophytic diazotroph Paenibacillus polymyxa strain P2b-2R Biology and Fertility of Soils 49:965–970 DOI 10.1007/s00374-013-0793-7
R. Anand and C.P. Chanway (2013). N2-fixation and growth promotion in cedar colonized by an endophytic strain of Paenibacillus polymyxa Biology and Fertility of Soils 49:235–239. DOI 10.1007/s00374-012-0735-9
R. Anand and C.P. Chanway (2013). Detection of GFP-labeled Paenibacillus polymyxa in autofluorescing pine seedling tissues Biology and Fertility of Soils 49:111–118. DOI 10.1007/s00374-012-0727-9
L.R. Paul, W.K. Chapman and C.P. Chanway (2013). Diazotrophic bacteria reside inside Suillus tomentosus/ Pinus contorta tuberculate ectomycorrhizae Botany 91: 48–52. DOI 10.1139/cjb-2012-0191
A. Bal and C.P. Chanway (2012). Evidence of nitrogen fixation in lodgepole pine inoculated with diazotrophic Paenibacillus polymyxa Botany 90: 891–896. DOI 10.1139/B2012-044
A. Bal and C.P. Chanway (2012). 15N foliar dilution of western red cedar in response to seed inoculation with diazotrophic Paenibacillus polymyxa Biology and Fertility of Soils 48:967-971. DOI 10.1007/s00374-012-0699-9
A. Bal, R. Anand, O. Berge and C.P. Chanway (2012). Isolation and identification of diazotrophic bacteria from internal tissues of Pinus contorta and Thuja plicata Can. J. For. Res. 42: 807–813. DOI 10.1139/X2012-023