GEM’s Maria Strack named as Royal Society of Canada fellow

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The Faculty of Environment’s Maria Strack is one of five University of Waterloo researchers named as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Strack is 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 recently announced.

Strack a researcher in the Department of 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.

Maria taking a core sample in a field