USask researcher wins early career research award

James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and researcher with Global Water Futures Marysa Laguë (PhD) awarded James R. Holton Award by the American Geophysical Union.

By Laura McFarlan

Dr. Marysa Laguë (PhD), University of Saskatchewan James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and a researcher with the Global Water Futures program has been awarded the James R. Holton Award by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The James R. Holton Award is presented annually and recognizes outstanding scientific research and accomplishments from honorees within three years of receiving their Ph.D. The award serves to acknowledge exceptional contributions at an early stage of the awardee’s career.

“This recognition from AGU’s Atmospheric Sciences Section is particularly meaningful to me as my research explores the climate connections between the land surface and the atmosphere from the scale of plants to planets; on any given day I never quite know if I should describe myself as an atmospheric vs. climate vs. terrestrial scientist, or something else altogether - not that one must pick just one field!” said Laguë. “The land surface plays a critical role in modulating fluxes of water and energy between different parts of the climate system, and I’m thrilled that this award recognizes the fundamental importance of the land surface to the atmosphere! “  

This award is presented annually by AGU Atmospheric Sciences Section. The award is presented at the Atmospheric Sciences section dinner during the AGU Fall Meeting. The AGU  meeting is happening from December 13th to 17th, both online and in-person in New Orleans, USA. 

More details about the award and other award winners can be found here.