Madhur Anand is professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. She is an internationally recognized ecologist with research interests ranging from theoretical to empirical studies of natural and human-induced changes in ecosystems at regional and global scales and their implications for sustainability.
Her research has been supported by governments, industry, national and international granting agencies and by a number of awards (e.g., Premier’s Research Excellence Award, Canada Research Chairs). She has collaborated with mathematicians, theoretical physicists, statisticians, computer scientists, geographers and poets. She serves on several international journal editorial boards and grant selection panels and currently as president of the Sigma Xi Scientific Society (University of Toronto chapter). In 2011 she was named a young scientist of the World Economic Forum.
She has presented scholarly work in ecopoetics, co-edited a book on ecopoetry, published poetry in literary journals and was recently elected member-at-large with the Association for Literature, Environment and Culture in Canada. Her debut collection of poems A New Index for Catastrophes, which touches on several complex system theory topics, was published to international acclaim in April 2015 by McClelland & Stewart/Penguin Random House Canada.