Global Water Futures member named member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Maria Strack, professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, joins four other Waterloo researchers named Royal Society of Canada fellows and members of the College.

From Univeristy of Waterloo, Water Institute news

These University of Waterloo professors are among 87 new fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement and 50 new members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists across Canada announced yesterday.

Maria Strack (Geography and Environmental Management) is a Canada Research Chair in Ecosystems and Climate who leads an internationally recognized research program investigating greenhouse gas exchange in peatland ecosystems - the world’s largest natural terrestrial carbon stores. This work includes participation in some of the first peatland reclamation projects in Alberta’s oil sands. She works closely with industry, government and non-governmental organizations to translate her findings into improved land management in the face of climate change.