Three Carleton Researchers Make Highly Cited Researchers List

The annual Highly Cited Researchers List from Clarivate Analytics includes three Carleton University researchers – Steven J. Cooke, Peter Xiaoping Liu and Lenore Fahrig who also recently received the NSERC Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering.

Those on the list have demonstrated significant influence in their chosen fields through the publication of multiple, highly cited papers over the last decade.

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Vice-President (Research and International) Rafik Goubran

“This is a prestigious international indication of the impact our researchers are having in solving real-world challenges,” said Rafik Goubran, vice-president (Research and International) at Carleton University.

“We are exceptionally proud of the contributions made by these researchers to positively impact our world.”

Leaders in their respective fields, each is tackling tough, complex challenges and finding innovative and sustainable solutions that will create impactful change – ultimately improving lives.

Steven J. Cooke

Professor, Department of Biology and Director of the Institute of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Science

This is the third consecutive year that Steven J. Cooke has earned a place on the Highly Cited Researchers list. He also holds the top spot on Google Scholar in fish ecology research.

A former Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology, Cooke has diverse research interests including integrative biology, conservation science and natural resource management. His work spans the natural and social sciences with a focus on developing solutions to problems facing fish and other aquatic organisms.

Cooke was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientist. He is a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the American Fisheries Society and the Explorer’s Club. Other recent awards include the Zoological Society of London Marsh Award for Marine and Freshwater Conservation, and the Conservation Achievement Award from the American Fisheries Society.

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Prof. Steven Cooke casts a line in Big Rideau Lake.

Peter Xiaoping Liu

Professor, Systems and Computer Engineering

Peter X. Liu, is leading research in haptics and tele-operation in Canada. His research interests include interactive networked systems, haptics with applications to medical simulations, robotics, control, intelligent systems, wireless systems and context-aware smart networks. Liu is currently working on visual modelling and rendering for virtual reality based surgical simulation.

Liu, a former Tier 2 Canada Research Chair, is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (USA) and the Engineering Institute of Canada.

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Prof. Peter Xiaoping Liu

Lenore Fahrig

Professor, Department of Biology

Chancellor’s Professor Lenore Fahrig has earned a place on the Highly Cited Researchers list for the third time since 2001. She also holds the top spot on Google Scholar in road ecology.

Fahrig was recently announced the 2022 recipient of the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, which is considered the country’s top science and engineering honour. Fahrig’s trailblazing work on wildlife habitat fragmentation and conservation has reshaped the way that protected areas are designed. Her studies examine how human-caused landscape change – the replacement of forest, wetland, and other natural habitats with roads, farmlands, and cities – affects wildlife and biodiversity.

Fahrig is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Guggenheim Fellow. Her other prestigious awards include the Miroslaw Romanowski Medal for Environmental Science, the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award, and the Distinguished Landscape Ecologist Award from the North American Association for Landscape Ecology.

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Prof. Lenore Fahrig

About the Highly Cited Researchers List

Clarivate’s annual Highly Cited Researchers List identifies researchers who have demonstrated significant influence in their chosen field or fields through the publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade. Their names are drawn from the publications that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science™ citation index.

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Friday, November 18, 2022 in
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