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Peter Beckett

Peter Beckett 

Associate Professor

Biology

Science, Engineering and Architecture

 

LL-124, Vale Living With Lakes Centre 

Sudbury Campus

 

705.675.1151 ext 2259705.675.1151 ext 2259

705.675.1151 ext 2259pbeckett@laurentian.ca

Biography

Peter Beckett has a Ph.D in wetland ecology from King’s College, London. For 40 years he has been a restoration/reclamation ecologist and wetland specialist at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and in the Vale Living with Lakes Centre. Peter has been a member since 1978 is Chair of VETAC, an Advisory Panel to The City of Greater Sudbury that oversees the local landscape restoration projects and the transformation of the image of the City following impacts of mining and smelting.  He has worked on reclamation projects on many mine sites and around smelter locations across northern Ontario together with numerous graduate students.Peter has been a President and Director of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA) and holds a Noranda Award for "outstanding achievements in reclamation" and in 2016 was awarded The Watkin Award for Reclamation by the CLRA and Pioneers in Reclamation Award by the American Society of Mining and Reclamation. Peter is an honorary member of the China Land Reclamation Society. He is Co-Chair of the Sudbury International Mining and Environment Conferences.  He teaches courses in restoration ecology, biostatistics, wetland ecology as well as leading many field trips for local, national and international visitors to local wetlands, forests and restored/reclaimed sites. Dr Beckett has given numerous invited presentations on and participated in conferences discussing aspects of the  Sudbury Protocol world-wide, including Canada, United States, Peru, Chile, Hong Kong, Australia, China, Russia, United Kingdom  and other European countries. lick to edit