Good afternoon,

On behalf of the search committee, I am pleased to present the following candidate for the position of Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Global Change Ecology of Northern Ecosystems.  The candidate will provide a research seminar.  Individual meetings will also be available with the candidate – please email me for available times. Dr. Myers-Smith is available on the afternoons of Tuesday and Wednesday (July 5 & 6). 

This is a very exciting opportunity to be involved with the growth and direction of our department. Your presence and feedback are deeply valued.  The seminar will be recorded and will be available for viewing if you cannot attend live.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

FACULTY SEARCH: Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Global Change Ecology of Northern Ecosystems

Passcode: DR-M-S-July5-202

Candidate: Dr. Isla Myers-Smith
Seminar title: Dynamics and consequences of ecosystem change in the warming Canadian North
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Time: 1:00 – 2:00  pm
Zoom: Click for Dr. Myers-Smith seminar
Meeting ID: 639 3385 5950
Meeting password: 2424 
Research website: 
Prof. Isla Myers-Smith is an international leader in global change drivers and impacts on northern and tundra ecosystems. Her research quantifies the responses of tundra and boreal ecosystems to climate change. She conducts field research in the Yukon Territory and cross-site synthesis of ecological datasets and satellite and drone-based remote sensing observations. She also studies the drivers of biodiversity change using global datasets. Her research demonstrates a dramatic transformation of tundra plant communities with warming and a broad spectrum of global biodiversity change during the Anthropocene. Myers-Smith is passionate about meaningful collaboration and inclusion of Indigenous experts and early career researchers at all stages of the scientific process. She works with Indigenous knowledge holders from the Western Canadian Arctic, research institutes and government agencies within the Canadian North, and collaborates with researchers across Canada and around the world. Together, this research advances our understanding of the impact of climate change on ecosystems, wildlife, and livelihoods in the Canadian North and beyond. 

Kind regards,

Natasha Thompson  
Administrative Assistant
Faculty of Forestry | Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus
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