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David Layzell

University of Calgary
David Layzell, PhD, FRSC is the Director of the Canadian Energy Systems Analysis Research (CESAR) Initiative at the University of Calgary (http://cesarnet.ca). From 2008 to 2012, he was the Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment and Economy (ISEEE), a cross-Faculty, graduate research and training institute at the University of Calgary. He began his academic career as a Professor of Biology (cross-appointments in the Schools of Environmental Studies and Public Policy) at Queen’s University (Kingston) where he generated over 100 peer reviewed publications, 7 patents and a technology company (Qubit Systems Inc.) before being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Since 1998, he has been instrumental in building national, multi-disciplinary research networks focused on finding climate change solutions, including BIOCAP Canada, Fluxnet Canada, Green Crop Network, GHG Management Network and Carbon Management Canada. David is also Chair of the Committee on Expert Panels for the Royal Society of Canada.