Rees Kassen, Professor of Biology, University of Ottawa and Chair, The Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE)
Dr Rees Kassen is associate professor and University Research Chair in Experimental Evolution at the University of Ottawa. He is also Chair of the Partnership Group for Science and Engineering (PAGSE), an association of over 25 professional and scientific organizations representing 50,000 members from academia, industry and government.
Kassen completed his PhD at McGill University and then went on to an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship and Elizabeth Wordsworth Research Fellowship at St Hugh’s College, Oxford. Dr Kassen is known internationally for his integrative approach to the study of biodiversity and pioneering work using microbes to study evolutionary and ecological processes in the laboratory.
Malgré les engagements internationaux en faveur de la protection de la biodiversité mondiale, la surpêche demeure la norme, la déforestation se poursuit, les milieux humides continuent de disparaître, l’extinction menace de plus en plus d’espèces animales et certaines formes de pollution sont en hausse.