Lee Anderson, University of Alberta

CCEA is pleased to announce that Lee Anderson, an MSc Candidate in Conservation Biology with the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta is the first recipient of the Stan Rowe Home Place Graduate Award for 2007. Lee was selected from a field of 17 applicants from across the country and covering a diversity of interests in protected areas design and management. Lee’s research, which is being supervised by Dr. Fiona K.A. Schmiegelow, will focus on the design of a network of protected areas in the boreal forest. The work complements a recent CCEA initiative dealing with “Protect Areas in Northern Canada:Designing for Ecological Integrity” We look forward to hearing about progress on Lee’s research.

The applications for the graduate award were reviewed by a committee consisting of Nik Lopoukhine, Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, John Vandall, CCEA Treasurer, Dr. Rob Wright, Saskatchewan Environment, and Peter Jonker, University of Saskatchewan.