UBC Forestry warmly congratulates Dr. Nicholas Coops for being named the 2022 Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF-IFC) Scientific Award Recipient.
The award honours individuals who have made innovative and outstanding achievements in forestry research in Canada. Award winners are recognized for developing new practices, processes, or techniques, or for demonstrating the practical applications of research in forestry.
Coops has been recognized for his research on the applications of remote sensing data in forestry. Award judges also recognized his extensive contributions to the scientific community and his position as Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing for more than a decade.
Dr. Coops’ Achievements
Earlier this month, Coops was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).
Among his many Canadian and international scientific awards is the world’s most prestigious forestry honour, the Marcus Wallenberg Prize. In 2020, Coops and his colleagues Richard Wang of Oregon State University and Joseph Landsberg of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia received the award for their satellite imagery work in addressing one of the most significant global challenges of our time – understanding forests’ response to climate change.
Formed in 1908, the CIF-IFC is the national voice of forest practitioners and many others with an interest in forestry and forests. The Institute strives to provide national leadership, promote competence, and foster public awareness of Canadian and international forestry/forest issues.