The Canada Chapter is in a period of renewal and has recently adopted a new executive board to serve from 2020-2022. We are excited at the opportunities to work with our membership as we move forward.
Chair: Mark S. Boyce received his BS from Iowa State, MS from Univ of Alaska, and MPhil and PhD degrees from Yale Univ. He was a NATO postdoctoral fellow at Oxford University. He is Professor of Ecology and holds the Alberta Conservation Association Chair at the University of Alberta. His research specialty is population ecology of vertebrates and he currently supervises 6 graduate students and postdocs. He has been a member of the ESA since 1973 and he has served as an Editor for Ecology and Ecological Monographs. He is a member of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution and the Population Institute of Canada. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and The Wildlife Society. In 2007 he was named International Conservationist of the year by SCI and was a Killam Professor in 2011. In 2016 he was awarded the Miroslaw Romanowski Medal by the Royal Society of Canada for his applications of science to environmental problems. He received the C. Hart Merriam Award from the American Society of Mammalogists in 2017 for outstanding research contributions. Mark views the science of ecology as fundamental to making sound natural resource decisions, and anticipating how best to cope with global problems associated with human population. Ecological issues in the USA often are shared with those in Canada but our chapter can identify issues that are uniquely Canadian, and to provide guidance on how ESA might influence policy in Canada.
Vice-chair: My name is Moustapha MOUSSA. I am an early career researcher holder of a master in Ecology, which I did within the framework of the Subject Partnership between the University of Bremen (Germany) and the University of Ngaoundere (Cameroon).http://cm.uni-bremen.de/news/. The title of my master thesis was the “Characterization of tropical soil organic matter by the Rock-Eval Pyrolisis”. https://picass-eau.ird.fr/formation/master
I have also study the land ocean carbon cycle in the Nyong watershed (South of Cameroon), where I determined the concentration and the emissions of green house gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O) by the Nyong river (South Cameroon).
I believe that the missions of the Canada chapter of ESA strongly aligns with my professional goals and as a professional trained in Ecology and my prior experience makes me a suitable candidate to be considered. As someone with a strong leadership disposition towards service to society and contributing to making the world a better place. I perceive that an opportunity to serve as vice- chair will offer me the opportunity to contribute my quota towards achieving the vision of the canada chapter of ESA. I will help achieving the
objectives of the Chapter by promoting education, research, facilitating the meetings for the communication of ecological education and research. I would like to strengthen this community of people interested in the ecology of Canadian ecoregions and revitalize it for coming generations to multiply our impact around the world.
Secretary: George Furey is a PhD Candidate in the Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Department at the University of Minnesota. George conducts his research in the grassland ecosystems of the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. His research focuses on tradeoffs in plant functional diversity and ecosystem nutrient cycling. His goal as an executive member of the Canadian chapter for this year is to increase engagement among early career researchers in the chapter. There is great potential for the Canadian chapter to act as a nexus of communication among ecologists researching in both Canada and the United States. As secretary, he hopes to build institutional memory within the chapter to foster networking and research collaboration. Any early-career researchers interested in building capacity within the chapter are encouraged to reach out via email.