Dr. Nicholas Coops named Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Nicholas Coops

UBC Forestry wishes to congratulate Dr. Nicholas Coops who has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).

Coops is considered a global leader in the application of remote sensing technology for the management and monitoring of forest ecosystems. He is an esteemed professor with the Department of Forest Resources Management and holds a Canada Research Chair Tier 1 in remote sensing.

Multi Scientific Award Recipient

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.

Prior to coming to UBC in 2004, Coops obtained his PhD from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Australia and then worked in government research labs for a decade. He is highly cited with many peer-reviewed publications attached to his name.

Coops is recognized alongside 12 other UBC faculty members named new Fellows and new Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

About the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)

The fellowship of the RSC comprises over 2,500 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. They are distinguished individuals from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions to the arts, humanities and sciences, as well as Canadian public life.

The official inductee ceremony will take place in November 2022.

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