UBC Faculty of Forestry professor Dr Kathy Martin has been awarded the Nancy B. Cutler Citation of Excellence: Women in Science and Technology award, in recognition of her invaluable role in furthering conservation science in Canada. An esteemed ecologist and top educator in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, Dr Martin also holds the position of Senior Research Scientist with Environment and Climate Change Canada.
The Nancy B. Cutler Citation of Excellence is presented annually by Environment and Climate Change Canada to honour exceptional women working in science and technology. Dr Martin was granted the prestigious award in recognition of her years of hard work, groundbreaking research, and dedication to conservation, along with her many contributions to the study of key ecosystems and animal populations in Canada, with a focus on avian and tree cavity-nesting vertebrate populations.
A leading authority in ornithology, as well as the current President of the American Ornithological Society, Dr Martin is respected as a top global expert on arctic and alpine grouse and ptarmigans. Amongst her many other accolades, Dr Martin is a renowned author, with numerous published works featuring an in-depth look at a variety of distinct ecosystems. As an educator, Dr Martin is admired and respected by her students. During her career, she has acted as a supervisor to many graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, mentoring and supporting the forest and conservation scientists of the future.
About Kathy Martin
Dr Martin is recognized for her significant contributions to ornithology in mountain and temperate forest ecosystems, for her global perspectives and successful international collaborations, and for her many years of service to the Society. Dr Martin, has served as president-elect of the AOS since 2016.
About the American Ornithological Society
The American Ornithological Society is the largest international society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of birds, enriching ornithology as a profession, and promoting a rigorous scientific basis for the conservation of birds.