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Steven Cooke
RSC COUNCIL | Secretary, College of New Scholars
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Year of Induction: 
2015
Mandate: 
2018-2021

BIOGRAPHY

Cooke is a Professor of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Sciences at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.  His work spans the natural and social sciences with a particular focus on developing solutions to problems facing fish and other aquatic organisms.  He has much experience working with practitioners, policy makers and stakeholders to co-create useable knowledge.  Cooke founded the Canadian Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation and is working with diverse partners to build capacity for evidence synthesis in his various roles in the Collaboration for Environmental Evidence.  He has published more than 700 peer reviewed papers on topics such as conservation science, knowledge mobilization and enabling interdisciplinarity but recognizes that bi-directional knowledge exchange with potential knowledge users is even more rewarding.  Cooke is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and Fellow of the American Fisheries Society.  Check out his website at www.FECPL.ca or follow him on twitter @SJC_Fishy