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Trent University Climate Change Professor Elected to Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Andrew Tanentzap awarded prestigious academic honour for groundbreaking research contributions

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is honouring a Trent faculty member with one of the highest academic distinctions available to scholars, artists, and scientists.

Dr. Andrew Tanentzap, Canada Research Chair in Climate Change and Northern Ecosystems at Trent has been announced as a new college member.

His focus is on ways to mitigate the negative impacts of global environmental change on the benefits that ecosystems deliver to people.

Impactful discoveries in climate change and biodiversity

Professor Tanentzap is among 58 new college members in RSC’s incoming class. The college makes up a group of career leaders whose goal is to help Canada and the world address major challenges and seize new opportunities by providing multigenerational capacity to the RSC.

This accomplishment reflects the hard work and dedication of the many talented members of my research group past and present,” says Prof. Tanentzap. “I’m thrilled to be appointed as a college member and delighted to continue my work elevating the research profile of Trent University.

In addition to being the Canada Research Chair, Prof. Tanentzap is also internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work at the interface between ecology, evolutionary biology, and biogeochemistry.

His research is making fundamental discoveries in understanding the impact of environmental change on both biodiversity and the human-related benefits of nature, including food production, carbon sequestration, and drinking water.