M Anne Naeth, PhD, PAg, PBiol, FSTLHE, FCSSS

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
Director, Future Energy Systems, Vice-President Research Innovation - Future Energy Systems
Director, Land Reclamation International Graduate School, University of Alberta

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
Email
anaeth@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-9539

Director, Future Energy Systems, Vice-President Research Innovation - Future Energy Systems
Email
anaeth@ualberta.ca

Director, Land Reclamation International Graduate School, University of Alberta

Overview

About

My research addresses reclamation of the complex soil-plant-water systems following disturbance.

Personal Website https://naethresearch.ualberta.ca/

Other Current Positions

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Agrologist, Alberta Institute of Agrologists
  • Professional Biologist, Alberta Association of Professional Biologists
  • Fellow, Canadian Society of Soil Science
  • Fellow, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Selected Awards

  • Alumni Honour Award, University of Alberta Alumni Association (2021)
  • Emerald Award for Land Reclamation International Graduate School, Emerald Foundation (2019)
  • University Cup, University of Alberta (2018)
  • Life Long Award, Graduate Students' Association, University of Alberta (2014)
  • Edward M Watkins Award for Land Reclamation International Graduate School, Canadian Land Reclamation Association (2013)
  • Mentors of the Millennium, Alberta Women’s Science Network (2006)
  • Teacher of the Year, Environmental and Conservation Sciences Student Club, University of Alberta (2006)
  • 10 Year Service Award, Alberta Environmental Appeals Board (2006)
  • Vargo Distinguished Teaching Chair, University of Alberta (2005-2017)
  • Teacher of the Year, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics (1999-2014)
  • Award of Excellence, University of Alberta Alumni Association (2005)
  • Award of Recognition, Canadian Land Reclamation Association (2003)
  • Killam Annual Professorship, University of Alberta (2001)
  • Distinguished Agrologist Award, Alberta Institute of Agrologists (2000)
  • Rutherford Award of Excellence for Undergraduate Teaching, University of Alberta (1999)
  • Environmental Sustainability Award, Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (1999)
  • 3M Teaching Fellowship for top 10 professors in Canada (1997)
  • Teaching Award, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics (1995)
  • Teaching Award, National Association of College Teachers in Agriculture (1994)

Research


Research Area: Land Reclamation, Restoration Ecology, Soil Science, Plant Science, Contaminant Remediation


Specific Research Interests: Land reclamation; restoration ecology; revegetation; soil reconstruction (Anthroposols); accelerating soil-plant community development; plant species selection and establishment; impacts of non native species on native plant communities; bioengineering; native plants, their mycorrhizae and microbial communities; soil remediation, bioremediation and phytoremediation; soil amendments, particularly waste products such as compost, manure, sewage sludge and biosolids. 

Courses

REN R 495 - Land Reclamation

Principles, practices, and philosophy of reclamation of degraded lands. Team based land reclamation project required. Prerequisites: *90 including introductory courses in soil science, hydrology, ecology, and vegetation science; and REN R 307 or ENCS 307 or equivalent; and *3 in vegetation science at the 300-or 400-level and *6 in soil science at the 300-or 400-level. Prerequisites or corequisites: *3 in vegetation science at the 300-or 400-level; and *3 in soil science at the 300- or 400-level; and REN R 482 or ENCS 455. ENCS 406 recommended.


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Featured Publications

M. Anne Naeth, Heather A. Archibald, Candace L. Nemirsky, Leonard A. Leskiw, J. Anthony Brierley, Michael D. Bock, A.J. VandenBygaart, and David S. Chanasyk

Canadian Journal of Soil Science. 2011 June; 92 10.4141/CJSS2011-028