Roger François elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

September 7, 2015

Congratulations to Roger for this exceptional honour and achievement. To quote from the web site of the Royal Society of Canada: 'The fellowship of the RSC comprises distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life. Since 1882, new Fellows have been nominated and elected by their peers who are themselves Fellows of the Society. Over 3,700 scholars and artists have been inducted into to the fellowship over the past hundred and thirty years'. Roger is being recognized for his pioneering research on particle and sediment fluxes in the ocean using stable and radioactivenuclides which has provided fresh insights into algal production and nutrient recycling as well as the rates of the ocean's overturning circulation in the past.His work has opened new windows on the evolution of Earth's global carbon system.