• Sri Ranjan smiling for the camera.
  • Professor
    Department of Biosystems Engineering

    Room E1-346 EITC
    97 Dafoe Road W
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V6

    Sri.Ranjan@umanitoba.ca
    204-474-9344

Research

Area

Soil and water engineering.

Expertise

Irrigation, Drainage, Flow and contaminant transport through porous media, soil remediation, soil instrumentation and with IoT.

Research description

Dr. Sri Ranjan's conducts field research in irrigation and drainage for sustainable crop production and water conservation and does computer modelling of these process to assess the long term impact. His research includes remediation of contaminated soils and groundwater using bioremediation, phytoremediation, and electrokinetic remediation. He uses "Internet of Things" technology to develop instrumentation for real-time field data collection.

Graduate Student Opportunities

Dr. Ranjan is seeking students interested in working in the areas of irrigation and drainage, contaminant transport modelling.

Selected Publications

Ndulue, E. and Sri Ranjan, R. 2022. DRAINMOD simulation of drain spacing impact on canola yield in heavy clay soils in the Canadian prairies. Irrigation and Drainage, 2022(71):711-727 http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ird.2683

Mante, A.A., E. Ndulue, R. Sri Ranjan, F. Zvomuya and K.P. Kaja. 2022. Subsurface Drainage for Minimizing the Risk of Subsoil Compaction in Seasonally-Frozen Soil. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 38(3): 589-597. https://doi.org/10.13031/aea.14598

Ndulue, E. and R. Sri Ranjan. 2021. Performance of the FAO Penman-Monteith equation under limiting conditions and fourteen reference evapotranspiration models in southern Manitoba. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 143:1285–1298. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-020-03505-9

Rentz, J.W., R. Sri Ranjan, I.J. Ferguson, H.M. Hollander. 2021. Effects of salinity and water content on apparent conductivity in an alluvial setting in the Canadian Prairies. Environmental Earth Sciences 80(3):93 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-021-09368-1

Ndulue, E. and R. Sri Ranjan. 2021. Performance of the FAO Penman-Monteith equation under limiting conditions and fourteen reference evapotranspiration models in southern Manitoba. Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 143:1285–1298. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-020-03505-9

Rentz, J.W., R. Sri Ranjan, H.M. Hollander. 2021. Hydrogeological investigation of soil salinity adjacent to a flood protection infrastructure. Environmental Earth Sciences. 80(1):19 
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-020-09297-5

Mante, A.A., R. Sri Ranjan and P. Bullock. 2018. Subsurface drainage for promoting soil strength for field operations in southern Manitoba. Soil & Tillage Research 184 (2018): 261-268. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2018.05.014

Mante, A.A. and R. Sri Ranjan. 2017. HYDRUS (2d/3d) simulation of water flow through sandy loam soil under potato cultivation in Southern Manitoba. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 59: 1.9 - 1.19. https://doi.org/10.7451/CBE.2017.59.1.9

Abbas, H. and R. Sri Ranjan. 2016. Effect of overhead irrigation on corn yield and quality under shallow water table conditions. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 58: 1.33-1.44. http://dx.doi.org/10.7451/CBE.2016.58.1.33

Tycholiz, C., I.J. Ferguson, B.L. Sherriff, M. Cordeiro, R. Sri Ranjan and M.A. Pérez-Flores. 2016. Geophysical delineation of salinity and acidity in the Central Manitoba Gold Mine Tailings Pile, Manitoba, Canada. Journal of Applied Geophysics 131(2016): 29-40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jappgeo.2016.05.006

Cordeiro, M.R.C., V. Krahn, R. Sri Ranjan and S. Sager. 2015. Water table contribution and diurnal water redistribution within the corn root zone. Canadian Biosystems Engineering 57: 1.39-1.48. http://dx.doi.org/10.7451/CBE.2015.57.1.39

Cordeiro, M.R.C. and R. Sri Ranjan. 2015. DRAINMOD simulation of corn yield under different tile drain spacing in the Canadian Prairies. Transactions of the ASABE 58(6): 1481-1491. http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/trans.58.10768

Abbas, H. and R. Sri Ranjan. 2015a. Effect of soil moisture deficit on marketable yield and quality of potatoes. Canadian Biosystems Engineering. 57: 1.25-1.37. http://dx.doi.org/10.7451/CBE.2015.57.1.25

Abbas, H. and R. Sri Ranjan. 2015b. Groundwater contribution to irrigated potato production in the Canadian prairies. Canadian Biosystems Engineering. 57: 1.13-1.24. http://dx.doi.org/10.7451/CBE.2015.57.1.13

Satchithanantham, S. and R. Sri Ranjan. 2015. Evaluation of DRAINMOD for potato crop under cold conditions in the Canadian Prairies. Transactions of the ASABE. 58(2): 307-317. http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/trans.58.10300

Satchithanantham, S., R. Sri Ranjan, P. Bullock. 2014a. Protecting water quality using controlled drainage as an agricultural BMP for potato production. Transactions of the ASABE. 57(3): 815-826. http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/trans.57.10385