Lenore Fahrig is Chancellor’s Professor of Biology and Gray Merriam Chair in Landscape Ecology at Carleton University. Lenore is a highly cited researcher with over 60,000 citations (Google Scholar). She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), an international member of the US National Academy of Sciences, a Guggenheim Fellow, and recipient of the Distinguished Landscape Ecologist Award from the North American Association for Landscape Ecology, the President’s Award from the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, and the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal, Canada’s top award in Science and Engineering.

Lenore and her students research the effects of landscape structure on biodiversity and the abundance, distribution and persistence of wildlife populations. Study species include frogs and toads, turtles, birds, mammals, insects, other arthropods, plants and lichens. Landscape structure includes the amounts of various kinds of land cover in a landscape (e.g., forest, wetland, roads, crop fields), and the spatial arrangement of these cover types.