UBC prof Suzanne Simard named in Time’s ‘most influential’ list

By David Ball
CBC News
April 21, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, United States

Suzanne Simard

When Suzanne Simard heard she was going to be named one of the 100 “most influential people” in the world on Wednesday, she had a hard time believing it at first. The Finding the Mother Tree author, who was included in Time magazine’s annual list alongside a handful of fellow Canadians. …Simard is joined on the magazine’s annual list by Canadians such as actors Elliot Page and Michael J. Fox and artificial intelligence pioneer Yoshua Bengio. According to Time magazine’s write-up about Simard, the professor was chosen because of what it called the “revolutionary” findings of her extensive study of forest ecology. “Her 200-plus peer-reviewed articles have deeply informed the thinking of conservationists and environmentalists working to help preserve forests in a world ever more threatened by climate change and wildfires,” the New York-based publication wrote.

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