Keynote Speaker

Dr. Peter Duinker – Dalhousie University

Dr. Duinker currently focuses his research efforts on urban forests.  He studies both the biophysical and socio-political dimensions of sustainable urban-forest management and policy.  Other major interests include environmental assessment and climate change.  Most of his research is conducted on ecosystems in Canada and Europe.

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Dr. Sue Zeigler – Memorial University

Dr. Ziegler and her research group investigate the chemical clues uncovered from organics in soils, streams, rivers and coastal ecosystems in order to determine how boreal landscapes are responding to climate change and what impacts those responses have on aquatic and marine ecosystems.

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Bryan Oke – Fisheries and Land Resources

Annette Tobin, PEng – Water Resources Division

Annette Tobin is a professional engineer who specializes in water resources management.  She has worked with the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment for 14 years.  Prior to that she worked with Western Model Forest on a project developing the Forestry Water Quality Index.  Annette is currently the Program Lead for the Water Quality Section.  She has extensive experience in source water protection and overseeing the permitting process within these areas.

Dr. Joe Bowden – Canadian Forest Service

Joe Received received his PhD from the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher in San Diego, California and Aarhus, Denmark before starting as a research scientist at Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service in Corner Brook. His expertise are in entomology and climate change impact and adaptation research.

Frederick Vroom – Tree Canada

Frederik Vroom is a Program Manager with Tree Canada.  He specializes in Climate Change policy and Ecosystem service quantification and project development.

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