Associate professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Management, University of Waterloo

Maria Strack is a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Ecosystems and Climate in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at University of Waterloo. Her research investigates carbon stores in peatland ecosystems with particular interest in how disturbance affects these carbon stores and soil greenhouse gas exchange with the atmosphere. She is currently studying the impacts of resource extraction on peatland ecosystems and working to develop methods for peatland restoration.


  • 2014–present
    Associate professor, University of Waterloo
  • 2013–2014
    Associate professor, University of Calgary
  • 2007–2013
    Assistant professor, University of Calgary


  • 2006 
    McMaster University, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Ecosystems and Climate
    Funding Source:
    Canada Research Chairs